Well if we split a room it would be cheaper
Non-branded Iron distance tris are way cheaper than branded events too which is nice
With only 100 peeps though, that would probably be a little weird I think
As long as you know that the course is well supported, I'd say go for it, but with the branded events you are assured to have the best support, course management, and volunteers possible on race day which is nice.
It looks like they have a lot of talented peeps on that team, and some coaching never hurt anyone
I'm always weary about joining a club, just because I like to train and race on my own. But a lot of people like the group atmosphere, and you'll get a lot of good advice and support from them.
It took me a while to even come to terms with hiring a coach
so I'm probably not the best person to ask about joining a club.