UBC Recreation hosts iconic events nearly every week throughout the school year at varying levels of competition. Whether you register as a team with your friends, or you want to sign up as an individual to meet people with similar interests, there’s always something fun to do to get moving.

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The Beginner’s Guide to TriDu

Wait, what exactly is TriDu? UBC’s Triathlon Duathlon is BC’s longest-running race, all of which takes place on the beautiful campus. You’ll go from an indoor swim in the Aquatic Centre’s competition tank, to a beautiful bike ride and run around the picturesque Marine Drive. The entire race has a closed route for your safety, professional race timing (so that you can come back in 2020 and challenge your personal record!), and plenty of post-race festivities! It’s open to ANY level of athlete, offering a range of distances from Olympic to Short, as well as a Duathlon option (bike-run) and a Relay option!

Okay! What’s next?

 

STEP 1: GOALS

The key to an amazing TriDu experience is making it uniquely YOURS. Before you register to race, think about your personal triathlon goals. Use this handy checklist to think about your own motivations for registering!

  • I’m racing to challenge myself
  • I’m racing to step outside of my comfort zone
  • I’m interested in triathlons and want to give it a try
  • I want to have fun and make friends in the fitness community
  • I’m looking to beat my own personal record from a previous race
  • I want to work towards a goal
  • I want to start 2019 by checking this off of my bucket list

Thinking about your ambitions before you begin training – and affirming them for yourself – will keep you motivated and excited about your new journey!


STEP 2: GEAR

You absolutely don’t have to break the bank to race TriDu, but you’ll need to ensure you have all the gear you need ahead of time.

Swim:
  • Well-fitting bathing suit
  • Swim cap
  • A pair of goggles
Bike:
  • A road bike (whether this is your own, or borrowed from a friends)
  • A well-fitting helmet
  • Supportive footwear
  • Sunglasses, if needed
Run:
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Supportive footwear

And don’t forget a waterbottle to stay hydrated during the race!

“So… you don’t have a road bike? Neither did I for my first few triathlons. I made training fun by mixing it up between my urban cycling, spin classes and on a stationary bike at the gym. Then once I was approaching a race day, I rented or borrowed a road bike to get a feel for road riding. Once I knew I wanted to set higher goals for myself in the sport, I bought a road bike.” – Victoria Sinnott

 


STEP 3: GAME

As a first-time racer, you’ll quickly learn the mental game involved in a triathlete. No matter what your reason for racing is, remember that it’s all about having a positive attitude. Make yourself a training plan; include some cross-training, some friends that will challenge you, and a killer playlist. (Stay tuned over on our UBC Triathlon Duathlon event page on Facebook, we’ve got one comin’ for ya!)

“Find a training group! Triathlon is great in that you can train on your own when needed with a busy schedule but nothing is more motivating or effective than a group session to push you and keep it fun.” – Tom Watson

Nutrition, sleep, and water are key essentials to your triathlete game, and can assist you in a healthy and athletic lifestyle. At the end of the day, remember: this is your race, to accomplish your personal goals, on your own schedule!

 


Need a bit of extra help with training/information/motivation? Check out our ‘First Time Triathlete Package’ including race entry for a short or sprint triathlon, a kick-off party to meet your community, training sessions, drop-in UBC Aquatic Centre passes, and more!

Point Grey Flag Football Semester Wrap up!

On behalf of the Point Grey Flag Football League, we would like to thank you for participating this past term! Intramurals leagues would not be able to run without passionate and committed participants like you.

 

We also would like to congratulate our Fall 2018 Winners:

 

Open Tier 1:

Divisional: ‘Beta Theta Pi’

Campus Wide: ‘Ya Got a Dart?’

Open Tier 2:

Divisional: ‘Prestige Worldwide’

Campus Wide: ‘Seahawks Suck’

Co-Rec:

Divisional: ‘Doctors without Bortles’

Campus Wide: ‘Dropkick Murpheys’

 

We hope you have a great holiday break, and we look forward to seeing you next term. Term 2 registration is now open, so register soon! Registration Closes January 7th 2019!

Nitobe Basketball League Term 1 Wrap Up!

Hello Participants,

We would like to thank you all for participating in this league, and for making it such an interesting season.

We hope that you have made many memories that you will keep of your time at UBC.

 

Here are the Champions of each Division:

Co-Rec Tier 2 Campus Wide: Tunesquad

Co-Rec Tier 2 Divisional: Science Undergraduate Society

Open Tier 1: Heart Over Height

Open Tier 2 Campus Wide: iHoop

Open Tier 2 Divisional: Sigma Chi Eagles

Open Tier 3 Campus Wide: Funky Fellows

Open Tier 3 Divisional: Pharmers

Womens (W2STGN) Tier 1: Four

Womens (W2STGN) Tier 2: Hoops We Did It Again

 

Here is the link to sign up for next term. Hope to see you next there!

 

 

Basketball Crew

Thank you from the Handley Cup Soccer League!

Hello everyone!

 

We would like to take this time to thank all of you for your participation in the Handley Cup Soccer League this term. Thank you for braving early mornings and late nights, and the less than predictable Vancouver weather.

 

Congratulations to all the teams for a wonderful season, all the games were so wonderful to watch each week. We would also like to congratulate the following teams for winning their respective playoff brackets:

 

Open Tier 1 CWD: Metrosexual Foreigners

Open Tier 1 DIV: Sigma Chi Eagles

Open Tier 2  CWD: The Intramuralists

Open Tier 2 DIV: Cavity Search

Open Tier 3 CWD: Inter UBC

Open Tier 3 DIV: Torts Illustrated

CoRec Tier 1 CWD: Sons of Pitches

CoRec Tier 1 DIV: Real Madrid

CoRec Tier 2 CWD: Wolverines

CoRec Tier 2 DIV: Unestoppables

Women’s (W2STGN) DIV: Navier Stoked

Women’s (W2STGN) CWD: Life’s a Pitch

 

Best of luck on final exams and we wish you all a splendid holiday season. We hope to see all of you next term but for now, we out!

 

Ashley, Delu, Hassan, Haytham, Katrina, Nayanika, Oskar, Srivats, Zeus

The Handley Cup Soccer League Crew

Thank for a great semester!

Hello Nitobe Participants!

We would like to thank you all for participating in this league, and for making it such an interesting season.

We hope that you guys have made many memories that you will keep of your time at UBC.

 

Here are the Champions of each Division:

Co-Rec Tier 2 Campus Wide: Tunesquad

Co-Rec Tier 2 Divisional: Science Undergraduate Society

Open Tier 1: Heart Over Height

Open Tier 2 Campus Wide: iHoop

Open Tier 2 Divisional: Sigma Chi Eagles

Open Tier 3 Campus Wide: Funky Fellows

Open Tier 3 Divisional: Pharmers

Womens (W2STGN) Tier 1: Four

Womens (W2STGN) Tier 2: Hoops We Did It Again

 

Here is the link to sign up for next term Hope to see you next there!

 

 

Basketball Crew