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January 30, 2013

Local sports briefs

Fishing

The Essex County Sportsmen’s Association’s annual Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Artichoke Reservoir, weather permitting. The event offers $1,000 in cash prizes. The entry fee is $20 and sign-up will occur at the tournament in the Turkey Hill parking area in Newburyport. All entrants will be eligible for a raffle at the end of the tournament.

Triathlon

The fourth annual Tri for the YWCA, will be March 24 (8 a.m.) at the YWCA Greater Newburyport, 13 Market Street. Events will include an indoor swim of 10 minutes in a 25-yard pool; indoor cycle of 25 minutes on a spin bike; and a 3K outdoor run. This is for all ages and fitness levels. Enter as an individual or team. Registrants who are not members of the YWCA can pay a $5/visit “Drop in” fee for swim and bike practice. Register on line only: http://www.active.com/running/newburyport-ma/tri-for-the-ywca-2013/.

Running

The 20th Annual Frigid Fiver 5-Mile Road Race will take place Feb. 3 at noon at Newburyport’s Michael’s Harborside. All race profits will go to local charities. This race will again be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newburyport. Applications are available at Newburyport’s Ric Bayko’s running store and the Boston Running Store. You can also register at Active.com. Please go to joppaflatsrunningclub.com for additional details or email mjfiene@msn.com.

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The Winner’s Circle Running Club Boston Training Run Series includes eight runs of increasing distances, held at two-week intervals, spanning the Boston training time frame. To make sure you don’t get bored, each run will be hosted by different WCRC members at different locations. All WCRC members are invited to participate, whether or not you are running Boston. Shorter courses will also be designed for each session for those not interested in marathon distances. Hosts are needed for Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10 and March 22. Check www.runthecircle.org on the “Running” tab for information. If you would like to host, contact Mike McCormick at 978-382-0738 or mamcc12@gmail.com.

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