Race updates

Our members have been busy the past few weeks!  Not only with racing, but with bringing home some PRs and hardware!!!  Congratulations to Grady Smith for taking 3rd overall at the Jacksonville Olympic Tri (series race #2) and 4th overall at the Jaguars Stadium 5K Challenge!  

Way to go to Leisa Eastman on taking 2nd in AG at the Heels and Wheels Sprint Tri!  Lots and lots of you were involved in the Georgia Veterans Sprint!  Fabulous job to the following:

Robin Cartright, Chris Cartright, and Deann Garcia – finished a relay with an awesome time of 1:29:57!

Morgan Garcia – 2nd AG with a barefoot finish!

John Bennett – he finished 😊👍🏻

Susan Bennett – a new PR😍

Holly Harrison – 2nd AG👏🏻

Marty Hufstetler – 2nd AG👏🏻

Joy Knop – 2nd place Athena and a PR on the swim and bike!👏🏻💕

Lance Parker – 2nd place AG and a PR!👏🏻

Paul Pickles – 👍🏻👏🏻

Brianna Prinsloo – 1st in AG👏🏻
Colin Prinsloo – 2nd Overall👏🏻

Jim Simpson – 1st in AG👏🏻

Billy Webb – awesome job👍🏻

Bill Wilhelm – 3rd AG👏🏻

Kristi Wilhelm – 2nd Female Masters👏🏻

Ben Wilhelm – 1st in AG👏🏻

Conley Wilhelm – 1st in AG👏🏻

I hope I didn’t miss anyone!

Additional kudos to Rosalie White for participating in Tri for a Cure in Athens!  

Hats off to Jo Curry for competing in the Lake Logan 70.3 race! No small undertaking!👏🏻👍🏻

Finally, accolades to Susan Bennett and Joy Knop for completing the 1.2 mile swim at Gatorfest AND Ride for a Reason, both in Augusta, in preparation for their upcoming 70.3 race! Awesome job ladies!

Keep the race reports coming! If you would like more information included in the write up, please make sure to include it on your race report!😀

Susan and Joy

RCTC crew

Jo Curry

podium finishers!

Cartright and Garcia relay

Youth members race drawing

Congratulations to the Harrison and Stewart children for receiving a free race entry into the Thomasville YMCA youth triathlon!  We look forward to receiving a good race report from each of you!!!!  We have no doubt you will represent our club well!

Correction- Run to benefit diabetic patients

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia is sponsoring the First Annual 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, November 19, 2016.  All proceeds will be used to purchase diabetic supplies for patients in need.  For more details, you may contact Brooks Carter at 229-723-7139 or e-mail at bcarter@pcswga.org.  Great news!  This run is 1. close (Blakely), 2.  starts at 9:30 am, and 3.  top three finishers in each age group receive a medal.

Runners are encouraged to wear your favorite college team colors!  Don’t forget to bring the children to participate in the Fun Run!

If you need me (Katina) to email you the registration form, just send me an email at katinastewart@hotmail.com with a subject line referencing diabetic run!

Happy running!

Attention RCTC youth members & parents!

RCTC is raffling off six free race entries for the Thomasville YMCA youth triathlon to be held on Saturday, September 10.  Please comment on the Facebook post on our member page to be entered into the drawing. Joy at Dash will do the drawing on Friday!!!!!!  Take advantage of this opportunity for your youth member to receive a free race, great experience, and have a super fun time!

GA Vets Reminders

Saturday’s Georgia Veterans Triathlon and Post Race Picnic are quickly approaching! The food has been ordered. The pavilion has been reserved. You are trained and ready. Everything is in place for a fabulous day of racing and camaraderie!

A couple of things to remember:

  • RCTC Group photo at the swim start at 7:45.
  • We will meet at Pavilion #2 (near the beach area) after awards at 11:00.
  • Bring chairs – there are picnic tables but you may prefer to sit near the water or in the shade.
  • Lunch will arrive around 11:45. Water and Gatorade will be provided as part of the meal. If you want to partake in adult beverages remember to bring a cup/water bottle. It is against park rules to drink alcohol in the public-use areas. So, if you want to drink alcohol you’ve got to keep it discreet or risk being ticketed by the park ranger. (It has happened, folks!)

Good luck to everyone who is racing! See you on Saturday!

Race Recap

Hi guys!

Quick shout out to Grady Smith for placing 3rd overall last weekend in the Jax Tri Series Race #2 – Olympic Distance. And congrats to Leisa Eastman on a 13.1 Trail Race called The Scream in NC.

That’s it for now… Please remember to send race reports, updates and interesting info to Brianna using THIS FORM!

Thanks. And stay hydrated out there!

GA Vets Post Race Picnic!

The deadline to RSVP for the GA Vets Post Race Picnic is tomorrow.  Please RSVP on Facebook or by emailing asparker08@gmail.com before the end of the day tomorrow, July 27th.   Please specify the number of adults + kids in your family. We are extending the due date for the $10 payment per family.  Be sure to leave your RSVP payment  (made out to Renee Moss for RCTC)  in the mailbox at Dash by Saturday, July 30 so you will be counted!

And don’t forget that RCTC members enjoy a discounted race entry fee, so please check your discounts sheet (in your email). Thanks!

Evolution

Hi team!

As my home/work life continues to grow, it’s time for RCTC to evolve once again. I love our group immensely and am so grateful for your energy, faith and enthusiasm over the past 4 years. I hope to see RCTC continue to grow and thrive, so I’m nominating Joy Knop to take over primary leadership duties as President, supported administratively by her DASH staff. I’m also nominating Lacey Harrison to take over as Treasurer. Both ladies have graciously accepted, and Joy has nominated Katina Stewart to take over as Secretary, giving race updates and helping with posts to the website, etc.

If you have questions or concerns (or would like to volunteer to take on a leadership role), please let us know. These changes take effect August 3. I’ll continue to contribute graphic design/marketing and advisory services as long as you all want me to. Here’s what our leadership team looks like going forward:

President – Joy Knop
Administrative Support – Alison Cohenour
Treasurer – Lacey Harrison
Ad Sales – Lance Parker
Secretary – Katina Stewart
Race Results Coordinator – Leisa Eastman
Social Chair – Alison Parker
Event Support – Susan Bennett + Brianna Prinsloo
Gear Design/Marketing – Renee Moss
Swim Clinics – JT Harrison + Angie Badley
Bike Clinics – Chris Stroh
Run Clinics – Chad + Bev Johnson

It’s a pretty fantastic group of people and athletes, don’t you think?

You’ll notice we don’t really have a VP. Maybe instead of having a VP, we just have Clayton and I simply hanging on as advisors. Or maybe not; maybe someone else wants to jump in  and be a VP. You tell us! This is your club, and all Team Moss did was get it rolling for the love of swim, bike, run and all of you.

This isn’t going to impact your lives in a big way. It impacts mine more than anything! Honestly, from the member stand-point, the only changes are that the club is now fully established (90+ members strong!), and we’re placing it in your hands. Ta-dah!

Please share your input. Email us, post to us, text…Whatever works for you!

And THANK YOU to all of the terrific people that are leading RCTC into the future!

—Renee

 

 

High-Five!

Hooray for our athletes who found the time, energy and heat tolerance to compete last weekend, including:

Grady Smith, Leisa Eastman and Max Eastman, who all ran the Capital City Kiwanis Firecracker 5K in Tallahassee. Props to Grady on a 1st place AG!

Newcomer Rosalie White raced the Freedom Springs Triathlon in Marianna, bringing home hardware for a 1st place AG, as well!

Colin Prinsloo competed in the hot and windy Chattanooga Waterfront Tri and posted a 2:25 finish time. Meanwhile, his speedy bride Brianna brought home an overall win at the Valdosta 5K.

Great job, everyone!

Post-Race Member Picnic

It’s time to RSVP for our annual post-race picnic.

Saturday, August 6 at 11:15 AM – 1:45 PM

Lake Blackshear Resort,
2459 US Highway 280 W, Bldg H, Cordele, Georgia 31015

As always, you’re welcome to bring immediate family, and cost to attend is $10 per family. You can drop your payment off in the RCTC mailbox at Dash. We will be serving up some lunch following the race awards, so please join us!

Please RSVP by July 27th by posting on the FACEBOOK event page and specifying number of adults + kids in your family. The $10 payment per family will also be due on July 27 to reserve your spot. If your kids eat like adults (even if they are 7-y-o), they are adults.😀 You can drop payments at DASH made out to Renee Moss for RCTC.

And don’t forget that RCTC members enjoy a discounted race entry fee, so please check your discounts sheet (in your email). Thanks!