Zoot fit kit is here!


Renee has worked her magic and designed some killer new team tri kits. ย You are definitely going to want this new gear! We are switching to Zoot and the pieces are very nice. Toย make sure you order the correct size/style you will want to try on the gear. We have made the fittings easy this year, just swing by Dash any time from Tuesday the 18th until Tuesday the 25th to try out the items in the fit kit. Pricing and order information will be available once sponsorships are finalized. See ya at Dash!


Race life

#racelife has been in full swing for many RCTCers!!!!  A big shout out to all of our youth members who are making their way on the race scene and the podium!  Many placed at our local Thomasville Youth  Triathlon. Congratulations goes to: Andrew Bennett, first place in AG 10-12; Mallory Bennett, first place in AG 13-15;  Christian Stewart, first place in AG; Jesse Stewart, 2nd in AG; Charlotte Harrison, first in AG; Jay Harrison, 4th in AG, AND an extra shout out to the Harrison triathletes for completing all three races in the YTS summer series even in the midst of Hurricane Hermine!  

Awesome job to Rosalie White for taking 2nd in AG at the Georgia Peach Women’s triathlon!  Susan Bennett has been busy! ๐Ÿ˜€ Congratulations for taking 2nd Overall Female at the Real Estate Agents in Need 5K AND for completing her very first HIM, Augusta 70.3 in under her goal with a time of 6:58:20!  Training pays off!

We had several other members complete the Augusta 70.3 race!  We are happy to say we made it and didn’t die from heat exhaustion!!!!  Big shout out to Joy Knop for completing her very first 70.3 race in the blistering heat.  A PR in and of itself! Additional congrats goes to Lance Parker, Katina Stewart, and Billy Webb!  I will reiterate……we didn’t die!!!  Yes, that is a big deal!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€ Prinsloo family, I know you were there, so where is your race form???๐Ÿ™ƒ Congratulations to you as well!

With respect to the 70.3 race, a huge “Well done” goes to Grady Smith for completing the World Championship in Mooloolaba, Australia!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป 

Kudos to Chris Stroh for taking 2nd place overall at the Tutus and Tennis Shoes 5K!  Well-deserved!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

And finally, to the strong, winged warriors who took on IM Chattanooga with a race distance of 144.6, and a heat index that was nearly the same!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ณ What an awesome achievement just to be able to complete the race in such conditions with so many being taken off the course due to the unbearable heat!  Great job to Clayton Moss, Jo Curry, and especially to Paul Pickles, as it was his first full IM!  Paul completed it with a time of 15:39:40!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Remember, keep those race reports coming!  First, you deserve the accolades, and because we can all help to encourage one another with our accomplishments!  We are stronger together!!!

Susan coming out of thr swim at Augusta

Jo Curry at #imchoo

Augusta 70.3

Renee #supportcrew for Clayton #imchoo

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Susan Bennett – a new PR๐Ÿ˜

Holly Harrison – 2nd AG๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Marty Hufstetler – 2nd AG๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Joy Knop – 2nd place Athena and a PR on the swim and bike!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•

Lance Parker – 2nd place AG and a PR!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Paul Pickles – ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Brianna Prinsloo – 1st in AG๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Colin Prinsloo – 2nd Overall๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Jim Simpson – 1st in AG๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Billy Webb – awesome job๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Bill Wilhelm – 3rd AG๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Kristi Wilhelm – 2nd Female Masters๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Ben Wilhelm – 1st in AG๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Conley Wilhelm – 1st in AG๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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!๐Ÿ˜€

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

Saturdayโ€™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 โ€“ 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 youโ€™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 toย RSVP for the GA Vets Post Race Picnic is tomorrow.ย ย Pleaseย RSVP on Facebook or by emailing asparker08@gmail.com before the end of the day tomorrow,ย July 27th.ย ย ย Please specify the number of adults + kids in your family. We are extending the due date for theย $10 payment per family.ย ย Be sure toย leave your RSVP paymentย  (made out to Renee Moss for RCTC) ย 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!


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 inย  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!