Jason Steere, PT, ATC and Erik Moen, PT, of Corpore Sano PT (www.BikePT.com) in Kenmore, Wash. organized and headed medical coverage for Mary Meyer’s Get Out and Tri triathlon series (www.MaryMeyerLifeFitness.com) at Cottage Lake, Woodinville, Wash. June 27 and September 19, 2009. Members of the medical coverage team included PTs, physicians, nurses and EMTs. This sprint triathlon series was designed to facilitate family participation in an athletic event.
There were at least 300 participants at each event. The September 19 race was truly for the hardy soul. Rain and temperatures in the mid 50s to low 60s. This made the 5 a.m. wake-up call pretty tough. Setting up tents and the medical station in the dark, cold, heavy rain was not too fun. A warm up of sorts for the cyclocross season which runs from September through December.
We had the good fortune of not being needed as health care professionals all that much. A great time was had by all and we thoroughly enjoyed supporting efforts to facilitate age-spectrum and family fitness.
Erik Moen, PT