CSCTriclub Announces the Second Annual First Try Triathalon

LINDEN, MI – The CSCTriclub, a group of local triathletes who are dedicated to bringing new athletes into the sport of Triathlon, will host The Second Annual First Try Triathlon June 23th, 2012 starting at 8:00 a.m at Clover Beach in the  Linden County Park, 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden.  All finishers will receive an Official Triathlon Medallion at the finish line.

The First Try Triathlon is a triathlon designed specifically for first timers. The distance is what we call a Super Sprint (half a sprint) and includes a 300-yard swim, a 9.1-mile bike and a two-mile run.

The concept of the First Try is to offer a race that gives you the experience of racing in a “real” triathlon without the intimidation factor.

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Photo of the Day: The historic mill in downtown Linden

The old mill in downtown Linden is now home to the Linden Mills Historical Museum in southern Genesee County. It is located at 201 N. Main St. and is open 2 p.m.-5 p.m., June-October, on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month. Linden is a quaint little town just west of Fenton. (Photo by Jared Field)

First Try: Linden group to host a triathlon on June 25

LINDEN, Michigan — The CSCTriclub, a group of local triathletes who are dedicated to bringing new athletes into the sport of Triathlon will host The First Try Triathlon June 25th, 2011 at 8 a.m.

The First Try Triathlon is designed specifically for first timers. The distance is a “Super Sprint” (half a sprint) —  300 yard-swim, 9.1-mile bike, 2 mile-run

The concept of the First Try is to offer a race that gives you the experience of racing in a “real” triathlon without the intimidation factor.

The swim is a 300 yards out and back, so if you can swim one and a half football fields you can cover the distance.  The wave starts will allow enough people in the water with you to give you the feeling of what the triathlon swim is about, without the fear of someone swimming over your back.

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Photo of the day: Fishing on a bucket near the mill in Linden

This photo was taken today at the creek in downtown Linden. If you’ve never been, it’s a beautiful little town in southern Genesee County, home to the Linden Mill.  (Photo by Jared Field)

Fallen Soldier March draws people from across Michigan to Linden

Here’s an inspiring story about a recent march to honor fallen soldiers. The march culminated at the Great Lakes National Cemetery near Holly.

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About 100 soldiers, veterans and other people from across Michigan have marched about 13 miles to honor fallen soldiers.

The Michigan Fallen Soldier March began at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Linden with a short prayer before the march through Linden and Fenton to the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Township south of Flint.