2017 HEAT Gear — In Stock

For those members that didn’t get a chance to order we have a few extra 2017 HEAT racing gear in stock and available for the racing season.

Limited sizes.

Items include: Tri Tops, Tri Shorts, 1 piece racing skinsuits, running singlet.
We also have HEAT Hats and Visors.

Order from the HEAT STORE

Any questions can be directed to membership@ctheat.org


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BIAC Tour of Lights Bike-A-Thon – Sat – May 13th – Calling HEAT members!

Joe is a veteran runner, cyclist, triathlete and long time friend to many of us “senior” triathletes.   He’s also the founder of the now famous “Pie Ride” which HEAT members enjoy every October.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy a great ride (62 or 25 miles), at a reasonable price for a terrific cause.   Hope to see a good HEAT turnout.

I recommend everyone take time to view Joe’s website and see share his story.

From Joe Damon

Spring is here and it’s nearly time for the 8th Annual Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) Tour of Lights Bike-A-Thon on May 13th.
Come that (sunny) Saturday, I’ll be riding the scenic 62-mile course along CT’s southeast coast. The Bike-a-Thon also offers a 25-mile course!
If you can’t come out to make the ride with “Team Joe”, please consider making a tax-deductible donationFunds raised for the Bike-A-Thon benefit BIAC, the state’s only nonprofit organization providing crucial support and services to CT’s brain injury survivors and their families. BIAC is an invaluable resource for support and prevention; they do great work that I continue to benefit from personally. 
As most of you know, 11 years ago, I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from a car accident in Italy. Biking and being fit played a critical role in saving my life. A lot changed with my accident but, thankfully, I can still cycle, providing some continuity with my old life and an outlet for exercise.

I am honored to be the inspiration for BIAC’s Tour of Lights Bike-A-Thon. I’ve also been on the organizing committee for the ride since inception, and this marks the fourth year that I am Chairman of the organizing committee.bsite –

Enjoy beautiful views of historic lighthouses while raising funds to provide critical brain injury prevention and resource services throughout Connecticut. Don’t miss this beautiful coastal ride with incredible views of seven historic lighthouses. The Bike for Thought starting location is at UCONN’s Avery Point. Registration will be open at 8:00 AM and all routes will start at 9:00 AM.

​The 62 mile route will take riders to Westerly, RI and back to Avery Point.

The 25 mile route will tour the scenic Connecticut coast.

Here are the details and SIGN UP info


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HEAT Member Discount on Pat Griskus Tri’s/Du’s

HEAT members get $10 discount off the following Pat Griskus Races if you sign up by Saturday April 15th.

Saturday, June 17th
Olympic, Sprint, and Du Options
This will be a HEAT Tent/Volunteer Event

Wednesday, July 5th
This will be a HEAT Point Series Event

Both of these are long standing local triathlons.  Come join other HEAT members and support these local events.

The discount codes are available in the MEMBERS Only section on the website or contact membership@ctheat.org

Check the website for details

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HEAT IMLP Training Camp – 6/6-6/11

The HEAT IRONMAN Lake Placid Camp is back and better than ever!!


Join your fellow HEATsters in beautiful Lake Placid, NY for a weekend of fun, adventure, and training among the natural Adirondack backdrop June 9th through 11th.  Whether you are training for IMLP, IM 70.3 LP, any other race, or just want to get away to the Adirondacks, join us for a weekend to remember!


In 2017, the whole gang will be staying in cabins at the High Peaks Cyclery right on the IMLP course.  Accommodations provide bunk beds fitting 10-12 athletes/cabin, a shared bathroom, community gathering area, full kitchen, secured storage area for bikes, a deck space for hangouts, and we’ll be directly in downtown Lake Placid.


Reserve your spot today!


If you have any questions, email Kurt at President@CTHeat.org 

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HEAT Wednesday Swim Series #3 with Jeff Stuart – Cromwell – 4/12 – 5/17

Jeff Stuart coaches the HEAT swim program

Some great feedback from the 1st 2 series so 1st series so Jeff is keeping this going for another 6 weeks which will bring us to the open water season.

In conjunction with HEAT, Coach Jeff Stuart has put together an exciting new opportunity for members. He has arranged for use of the pool at New England Athletic Club in Cromwell (including the use of the fitness center for the full day).

This clinic promises a more intimate setting than the clinics at St. Joe’s as it will be restricted to fewer participants (maximum of 12). Be sure to sign up soon in the HEAT store.

The 1st clinic will be on Wednesdays from 7pm-8:30pm starting on April 12th 1st and continue until May 17th.

Sign up for the series in the HEAT STORE

NOTE – Due to insurance requirements, we can only offer this to active HEAT Members. You can join or renew in the HEAT store.

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Valley Cycling Welcomes HEAT

For those members in the Farmington Valley come join us for rides – Triathlete friendly.

This is an informal, saftey oriented group.  All ages/abilities welcome.

Start & End at Dunkin Donuts in Granby (next to Stop & Shop).
(speed/distance adjusted based on group).

Saturdays/Sundays – 8am
25-50 miles (17/18 mph)

Mondays/Wednesday – 6pm
20-25 miles

We ride April through September when dry.

email Paul – mikbenefit@comcast.net

Visit www.valleycycling.org

No dues, all welcome.  We regroup.

Valley Cycling

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Global Running Day hosted by Fleet Feet, HMF & Riverfront Recapture

A note from gold sponsor Fleet Feet Sports owner Stephanie Blozy…

Hello Running Friends!

Fleet Feet Sports, the Hartford Marathon Foundation and Riverfront Recapture are hosting a celebration in honor of Global Running Day on Wednesday, June 1. We would love to have you and your club join in the fun as we proclaim “All4Run” and participate in a massive, coordinated group run!

This FREE event will run from 5-7 pm at Riverside Park (20 Leibert Road, Hartford) with fun runs kicking off at 5:30pm (choose trail or road/asphalt path – there will even be a fun run for kids). Nike & Altra will be on-site with shoes to demo. Post run, we invite everyone to stick around for cake, chocolate milk and great raffle prizes.

Please share this event with your fellow club members and friends so we can showcase the breadth and influence of our local running community…and enjoy the great running Hartford offers!

Download the flyer for full details.


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HEAT 2016 Race Series

HEAT Point series 2016 – Sign Up in the HEAT STORE

This is a fun and friendly competitive series for members of HEAT to participate in local events, and a way to get to know your fellow HEATsters!

  • 12 races to choose from.  Must be active HEAT member
  • Must complete a minimum of 4 races
  • Pay $5 at the HEAT store to participate in a minimum of 4 races (see below)
  • Earn points based on your overall placing, or placing in your age group, or bonus points (see below)
  • Awards and recognition will be announced at the HEAT Christmas party in December.
  • Once registered with the HEAT store, and complete a designated race, email your results to Jane Reik at JZee0225@aol.com who will compile and verify all race results. 


  • 10 points for completion of a race
  • 4 points for overall race place of 1st, 2nd or 3rd for both men & women
  • If you are an overall race place finisher (1, 2 or 3), you won’t earn additional points in your age group- “no double dipping”
  • Age group places: 3 points for 1st; 2 points for 2nd; and 1 point for 3rd in your age division
  • Bonus points: 1 additional point for every race completed beyond 4 races
  • Bonus points: 8 points if you complete all 12 races!!

Races in the Point Series: 

  • June 4/5 Rev 3 Olympic or 70.3; Middlebury, CT
  • June 12 Seaside Sprint; Bridgeport, CT
  • July 6 Griskus Sprint; Middlebury, CT
  • July 14 or July 28 Lake T Sprint; Marlborough, CT
  • July 7 or July 21 Cedar Lake Sprint; Chester, CT
  • July 17 Litchfield Hills Olympic; New Hartford, CT
  • August 7 Niantic Sprint; Niantic, CT
  • September 10 Dave Parcells Madison Sprint; Madison, CT
  • September 18 Hammerfest Sprint; Branford, CT

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HEAT Hats! And Visors! Get yours now…

HEAT hats and visors have arrived in time for Spring training.

Get yours in the store.

$7 each.

Shipping is free!

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HEAT Fall Swim Series — Starting October 18th.

St Joe's Swim Clinic with Coach Jeff Stuart

Click here to sign up.

Bring your swim to the next level.

For the 3rd year running HEAT is teaming up with Coach Jeff Stuart to provide members with the best swimming program available anywhere.

The 8 week session will start on Sunday October 18th and running through December 13th at the St. Joe’s Aquatic center in West Hartford from 10:30 am – noon.   (skipping 11/29).  We have the entire pool.

The sessions will be geared to all levels – novice to advanced.

In additional to Jeff, each week we have guest HEAT coaches running the workouts and providing expert advice on swimming and triathlons.
We are lucky to have some of the most experienced triathletes as members who will be on deck. Their resumes include both Kona, age group world championship qualifiers and most with National age group top rankings.

Space is limited, we can only accommodate 25-30 and we expect this will sell out fast.
Advanced sign-up is suggested to secure your spot for the full 8 weeks. (you can make your own arrangement for splitting time or getting a sub). There is no walk in option but attendees can arrange their own subs (post on FB)

Attendees will recieve access to all 24 custom workouts to add to their training program.

Heat Members – $95
Non-Members – $130 (Non members should consider joining — for only $5 more you’ll get all the membership benefits for a full 12 months.

Coach: Jeff Stuart
Coach Jeff has over 25 years of coaching experience. Qualified for Olympics-1980 (boycott year) in Butterfly
1996 World Champion 5K – Sheffield, England
2011 ational Champion in 5K & 2 Mile Cable Swim
2012 Kingdom Swim 10 miles 3rd overall – Northeast Kingdom, VT
2013 Overall Champion, Middle Atlantic Swim Festival, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
2014 Overall World Champion, 10 Mile Kingdom Swim, Vermont

3rd overall 2012/2013 Hudson River upstream 5.85 miles – Little Red Lighthouse

Pool Experience:
1996 World Masters Record Holder: 100m & 200m butterfly
1997 National Record Holder: USMS 1-hour Postal Swim
2012 USMS 1-hour Postal Swim – top 5
2013 USMS 1-hour Postal Swim – National Champion 50-54 age group
2013 USMS All-American Masters Swimmer – Long Distance National Championships

We will guarantee that you will improve your confidence in the water! You will not be disappointed!

Call Coach Jeff at (860) 416-0638 or email: stumax96@gmail.com

Happy Swimming!



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