Welcome to FRNY multisport! We offer weekly swims and bike rides, instructional workshops, social events, and goal races. For further information, please email coordinators Jeff Grossman,Marcus Woollen, Dan Ferguson, and Seth Richardson.
After finishing his second Ironman during the summer of 2012, Ironman New York, Sean Gillick is looking forward to focusing on shorter distance triathlons in his sixth year of triathlon racing. Having joined Front Runners two years ago, Sean is excited to offer advice and support to members seeking to get more involved in multisport activities.
When Jeff Grossman joined Front Runners in 2011, the longest he had run was five miles, which he had done exactly twice. On his first fun run, he ran the entire loop of Central Park because he wasn’t sure where the transverses were. Since then, he has completed the club’s beginners’ clinic, two half-marathons, two sprint triathlons, and NYRR’s 9+1 program to qualify for the marathon this November. He is also looking forward to his first Olympic triathlon.
After a decade on the stage, Marcus Woollen became a theater marketing specialist… and after a decade behind a desk came many extra pounds. in 2010 ago Marcus began a journey towards fitness by biking to work. A year later he joined Front Runners right after the Pride Run and began running again. And in 2012 Marcus ran his first marathon in many years and completed his first triathlon.
The first organized swim workout Dan Ferguson ever attended was a Front Runners Monday night swim in winter 2012, a few months after he joined the club. Since then he’s been a regular swim workout attendee and has also run more than 30 races. Dan enthusiastically promotes the virtues of his favorite multisport event, the aquathlon, which involves a swim followed by a run.
Seth Richardson has been running with FRNY since 2007 and has served the club in many roles, including two years as Pride Run Race Director and one year as Secretary on the Board ofDirectors. FRNY’s excellent training programs have helped him finish five marathons and gain confidence as an open water swimmer. Seth has a number of multisport races on his calendar for this year, with a goal of completing his first Half Ironman in September.
Watch our calendar for updates on our regular multisport workouts and subscribe to our weekly multisport announcements by contacting Jeff, Marcus, Dan and Seth.
Our swim workouts are every Monday night from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., coached by Kent Lau at the LIC YMCA. The address is 3223 Queens Blvd Long Island City, NY 11101
Swimmers must be comfortable breathing, swimming 50 yards continuously (two laps of a 25-yard pool) with their face in the water, and swimming in deep water.
Advance sign-up and prepayment are required. The sign-up sheet is posted every Tuesday morning at about 7:15 a.m. for the following Monday’s swim. Punch cards good for five swims can be purchased for $20 each.
Please bring goggles and a swim cap to each swim.
Contact us if you have any questions.
During the winter months, we organize indoor spin classes and computrainer workouts. In summertime, join us for Thursday morning rides around Central Park. Email the Multisport Committee to join our mailing list and learn more about these workouts.