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June News!

Quick updates for you all…

Congrats to Paul Pickles on the completion of his first triathlon (plus earning some hardware) with DRCSports on June 13! Jeff Drawdy also snagged some hardware (again)! Shout out to Katina + Christian Stewart for completing their 1-mile swim in Columbus on the same day!

Congrats to Lance + Alison Parker + Angie Bruhl for the completion of the Jax/DRCSports triathlon. Anyone else join them?

Congrats to Beverly Hamilton + Chad Johnson on the acquisition of new matching 1st Place AG hardware from last weekend’s 5K. Jim + Peggy Simpson also raced but are being evasive about their results. But I heard they won watermelons, so they must have been fast.

Congrats to Melissa Thompson, Lance Parker, Chris Stroh, Leisa Eastman + Marty Hufstetler for jumping in at the Ride for Hope.

And if you missed it, Clayton and Renee Moss completed their first 5K swim at the Flowers Sea Swim in Grand Cayman on June 15.

Did I miss you? Please post, and keep the updates coming!!!

Please welcome new members Jason and Rhett Jacobs of Thomasville! Rhett is our newest youth member (age 8!)

Upcoming Event: June 27
Encounter 3:16 Run (5K + 1-mile fun run).
Thomasville. Register at EventBrite.com
Registration starts at 6:30 am.

Upcoming Event: July 20-24
Kids Triathlon Camp / Butler Mason YMCA.8 am -12 pm. Sign up at the Y!

Upcoming Event: August 8
Cordele / Georgia Veterans Triathlon, Post-Race Stuff-yer-face.11:30 am. All members + immediate family welcome.
Stay tuned for details. Please save the date!

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May News

Good afternoon, Winged Warriors!

Before month end, we need to sneak in a quick update…especially for those that don’t follow us on Facebook!

We kicked off the month with a Mother’s Day weekend LADIES-ONLY relay in Panama City Beach at Gulf Coast Triathlon 70.3, starring Renee Moss (swim), Susan Bennett (bike), and Melody Gunter (run). The ladies brought home a 2nd place relay award. Member Angie Bruhl also competed and scored a 3rd place award. And congrats to support partner, Jon Manry of Capital City Runners for capturing a 2nd place relay award as well!

John Thompson, Marty Hufstetler and Morgan Garcia had a terrific day at Ironman Chattanooga 70.3, and teammate Jim Simpson had a rough day nutritionally, dropping out during the run after posting a speedy bike time!

Jennifer Bendewish became the IRONMAN we always knew she was, in Texas, that very same weekend. Congrats, Jen!

The boys headed down to Crystal River for another great DRCSports Sprint, where Jeff Drawdy snagged some 3rd place Clydesdale bling, and John Wheeler and Clayton Moss snagged 5th place AG awards. Duane Joiner also posted a fast and impressive day on the course. Renee DNS due to Montezuma’s Revenge. Or something like it. Meanwhile, Drawdy ran around shirtless and pumping his fists so much, we all thought he was Chad Johnson.

After killing it as Lead Cheerleader in Crystal River, Lance Parker went on to place 5th overall at the Crisp County Kiwanis Club Memorial Day 8k. Great job, Lance!

A pack of Winged Warriors went down to Beach Blast in late April and collected their share of hardware, as well. Bill, Kristi and Conley Wilhelm all captured first place AG awards, and Chris Stroh and Melissa Thompson snagged some bling as well!

In other news, Jay Harrison is training like a beast for his first race of this season this coming Sunday at the Tally Youth Tri Series event. If I did as many bricks as this kid does, I’d sleep for days. I think he’s just trying to keep up with his mom, Lacey Harrison, who recently brought home her own 1st place AG award from the Jekyll Island Turtle Crawl sprint.

If you blinked, you might have missed the Bulldog Dash 5K, where RCTC had an impressive showing, and Chad Johnson and Beverly Hamilton took home more awards for their almost-collapsing award shelves, which are, quite frankly, bogged down from their Gnat Days awards… Especially Beverly’s overall female trophy, which was almost as big as her body.

Just for the record, Charlee Ann Conklin was also at the Bulldog Dash, scoring a much-deserved medal.

If we missed anyone else (and I’m sure we did), please post below. We’re so proud to have so many incredible athletes competing out there, and we can hardly keep up. Please continue to text/email race results to Renee or post them directly to our FB page so we can continue to cheer you on!

If you missed it, RCTC’s Joy Knop bought DASH in Thomasville and is now offering a 10% discount to anyone showing a valid Member ID.

Speaking of members, we’re proud to announce the addition of 3 new members! They are: Robin Cartright, Allison Cohenour and Karen Sasine! Welcome, ladies!!!

Here’s a random gallery of collective awesomeness. Enjoy!!!

April News

Greetings, everyone!

We’ve been super busy, and I know you have too. So here’s an update, finally!

If you haven’t picked up your tech tee, Member ID and temporary tats, please plan to drop by!
Please welcome new member Al Whatley!

Shout out to these recent racers:
Morgan Garcia (IMFL 70.3)
Michael Strickland (IMNOLA 70.3)
JT Harrison (Hits Endurance 70.3)
Billy Webb (Early Bird Super Sprint at UGA)
Chris Stroh (PTS Solutions Carterville Duathlon)
Lance Parker + Jeff Drawdy (Monticello Bike Fest Metric Century)
Stacey Herrin + Tiffany Nunnally (Monticello Bike Fest Century)
Jen Bendewish, Tiffany Nunnally, Team Eastman and anyone else who raced Red Hills!

…and a bunch of folks who represented at the Tally Springtime races, including:
Lance Parker
Marty Hufstetler
Chad Johnson
Leisa, Max + Wade Eastman
Melissa Thompson + Kenna Ponder
Tiffany Nunnally
Nancy Moody
Joy Knop
Katina, Jesse + Christian Stewart
Molly Richardson + Tessa Winbigler
If I missed you, please post!

Congrats to the following DRCSports FREE RACE ENTRY Raffle Winners!
Clayton Moss (Crystal River Sprint #1)
Paul Pickles (Crystal River Sprint #2)
John Thompson (Crystal River Sprint #3)
Alison Parker (Jax Sprint/Olympic #1)
John Wheeler (Jax Sprint/Olympic #2)
Alison Conklin (Jax Sprint/Olympic #3)

And THANK YOU to DRCSports for contributing those events to our giveaways.

And much gratitude to Charlie Johnson of TriAttic for coming to Cordele to coach last weekend’s Open Water Swim Clinic at Lake Blackshear.

Check out our gallery, and please keep us posted on your events! We have a lot of folks competing this weekend, so please send us your results and photos. And have fun, everyone!

 

March News

If you missed last week’s Scott Rigsby event (or his follow up appearances at VFC), you seriously missed out. What an inspirational, down-to-earth person with a fascinating story to share! We thank Scott for spending time with us, and we thank the Nunnallys for giving us a venue for our event. To learn more about Scott or to donate, please visit ScottRigbsy.com and ScottRigsbyFoundation.org. Thanks to Susan for helping at the book signing table, and thanks to everyone for coming out!

If you haven’t picked up your tech tee or gear yet, please let me know when you can stop by. We also have temporary tattoos for raceday in your packets!

We also have just 5 hats and 5 visors left, so if you’d like one, please hurry. Such a limited supply will go quickly!

Please welcome new members Tony Voyles and Paul Pickles, and please welcome back Parrish David, one of our season one members.

Congrats to Leisa Eastman on a spectacular day at the Asheville Marathon 26.2 on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate!

Don’t forget we have an open water clinic coming up this weekend in Tally (with Lifesport) and a triathlon clinic coming up April 18th at Lake Blackshear! Please keep an eye on our calendar and FB page for details.

Enjoy this amazing weather, everyone!!!

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Tomorrow Night: Scott Rigsby!

1. Check out this video!

2. Get pumped.

3. Be there tomorrow night (3/12) to be inspired by this amazing gentleman. Bring your family!

Victory Fellowship Church, Thomasville
6 pm sharp

Mr. Rigsby will be available for book signings and autographs after the event tomorrow night.

Books are $20, and you can pay by cash, check or charge. Checks should be made payable to Scott Rigsby Holdings.

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Updates!

HUGE thanks to Charlie + Sandy Johnson and Mike Weyant for coming up to Thomasville to school RCTC at yesterday’s SWIM CLINIC. We are so grateful and have already received wonderfully positive feedback on the event. Shout out to TriAttic, Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series, the Thomasville YMCA and all of RCTC’s 2015 sponsors for making it happen.

Congrats to Jennifer Bendewish, first female finisher at yesterday’s Valdosta Azalea Century.

Congrats to Marty, Chad, Beverly and Tiffany on their performances at the Albany Marathon! And to Ashli for her performance at the Half.

Props to Nancy Moody and Katina Stewart for their performances at the recent Seaside Half and to Morgan and Deann Garcia for theirs at Gasparilla!

Big thanks to Roger from Higher Ground for our Gear Night flat-fixing refresher, and to Kathy from EC3D for demonstrating proper use of select compression gear—and to both of them for giving away a bunch of great raffle prizes! If you weren’t able to pick up your gear, please let us know when you can come grab it.

Congrats to John Thompson on winning a FREE general entry IRONMAN 140.6 at Gear Night and to Stacey Herrin on her win of a FREE Sprint entry, both courtesy of RCTC sponsors!

REMINDER: Scott Rigsby visits us this Thursday night at VFC in Thomasville, starting at 6 pm. Don’t miss this inspirational talk!

Enjoy the photos!

Did we miss your race? Let us know. Post below!

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Event Tomorrow!

REMINDER!

Gear Night is tomorrow at Bacchus in Tville at 6 pm.Roger Hawkes from Higher Ground Bicycle Co. will be joining us.
Bring your wheel if you’d like to participate in the FLAT CHANGING CLINIC.
Step over to the bar + buy an adult beverage or two.
Bring the kids.
Prance around in your new threads.
Win an IRONMAN 140.6 entry, courtesy of the best sponsors around.

Just another ordinary night with RCTC.
See you there!

Special Guest, Scott Rigsby

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On October 13, 2007, after enduring the elements for 16 hours and 43 minutes, NBC Sports featured Scott Rigsby as he became the first double amputee in the world to finish an Ironman distance triathlon with prosthetics at the 140.6-mile Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

On March 12, Scott comes to Thomasville to share his Unthinkable story with Rose City Tri Club and friends. This is a community-wide event, presented by Rose City Tri Club and hosted by Victory Fellowship Church. That means you don’t have to be a Winged Warrior to attend.

Save the date.
Be there. And be inspired!

MARCH 12, 2015
6:00 pm
Victory Fellowship Church
19150 Us Highway 19 N, Thomasville, Georgia 31757
(229) 228-5493

Planning to attend?
Let us know! RSVP on the Facebook EVENT PAGE.

SCOTT RIGSBY (www.scottrigsby.com) is a professional speaker whose mission is to encourage people to do more than they thought possible in pursuit of their dreams. Since that incredible day in 2007, over 100,000 people have been inspired by his Unthinkable story through his speaking events, book and video sales, and on the Internet.

Scott grew up near Atlanta, Georgia, where he makes his home today. He has delivered keynote speeches for civic organizations, military, Fortune 1000 companies, churches and schools across the country. He founded The Scott Rigsby Foundation (www.scottrigsbyfoundation.org), a Georgia 501(c)3 nonprofit, to inspire, inform, and enable individuals with loss of limb or mobility to live a healthy, active lifestyle.