RCTC Brings Home Hardware at GA Veterans Sprint 2017

The GA Veterans Sprint Triathlon may very well be one of RCTC’s favorite race each year and the 2017 race delivered in true fashion yet again. The slightly overcast Saturday morning with a light breeze provided excellent racing and spectating conditions. Add to the fun with a little post race barbeque with friends and family and you have a truly memorable race weekend. Congrats to all our 2017 GA Veterans Sprint Finishers!

MEDAL EARNERS
Ladies
Brianna Prinsloo, 3rd Overall Female
Martha Sipp Murray, 1st in Age Group
Joy Knop, 2nd Overall Athena
Gentleman
Colin Prinsloo, 3rd Overall Male
Jim Simpson, 1st in Age Group
Lance Parker, 1st in Age Group Continue reading

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RCTC Athlete Spotlight: Tiffany Nunnally at IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast

“My racing accomplishments will never define who I AM, but simply something I can DO.  If I lost my legs tomorrow or could never race again my worth would not decrease and my identity would not be shaken because my worth comes from God alone. The character traits of perseverance, consistency, endurance, patience, hopefulness, and diligence are now rooted deep inside me because of the process of training and racing.  Courage and boldness have replaced fear and intimidation. I’m so thankful that I can draw from these experiences and apply these lessons to every area of my life.”

-Tiffany Nunnally

I have had the honor and privilege to train with Tiffany over the past several years. We have shared stories and laughter, joy and tears through many miles swam, biked, and run. We have stood side by side at several race starts and hugged through tears at race finishes. I am honored that she was willing to take the time to share her recent and perhaps last long race experience for little while.

In Tiff’s words….

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RCTC Athlete Spotlight: Donica Douglas Williams at IRONMAN 70.3 Florida

“You don’t play triathlon. You play soccer; it’s fun. You play baseball. Triathlon is work that you can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking on the roadside. It’s the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top of the world. What kind of person keeps coming back for more of that?” – Chris McCormack

One of the beautiful aspects of the sport of triathlon is learning about the WHY. WHY someone wants to take on that challenge, what it means to them, and what their race experience is like. Donica Douglas Williams took on her first IRONMAN 70.3 Florida in Haines City last weekend and was kind enough to share her race experience and a snapshot of her journey to IRONMAN.

From the words of Donica… Continue reading

End of Year Shindig

Jingle bells, jingle bells….it’s time to get your jingle on and win some awesome jingle prizes!  If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, get busy on that!  Our end of year shindig will be December 5 at 6:30 at Paulie’s Pizza.  The catch?????  You must BE THERE to get your jingle!

Come and enjoy some amazing friends, great food, and phenomenal gifts!

You may RSVP n our Facebook page!

Gear Orders

Here’s the 2017 Gear Order Form, all! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to get this custom Zoot gear.  The designs are amazing (thanks, Renee!) and are included here.

Please submit money at the same time you submit your form. All of those go to DASH please. If you cannot get to DASH, please mail your check and order form to Lacey at the address on the form.

Orders are due by December 5. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Orders submitted by November 26 earn a $10 DISCOUNT on EVERY SINGLE GARMENT YOU ORDER. This is a great way to save! Get those orders in early! 
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Click HERE for the order form.

 

Zoot fit kit is here!

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Renee has worked her magic and designed some killer new team tri kits.  You are definitely going to want this new gear! We are switching to Zoot and the pieces are very nice. To 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! 😀 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!👍🏻❤️😀 Prinsloo family, I know you were there, so where is your race form???🙃 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!👏🏻👍🏻 

Kudos to Chris Stroh for taking 2nd place overall at the Tutus and Tennis Shoes 5K!  Well-deserved!👏🏻

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!!!! 😳 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!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👌🏻

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 😊👍🏻

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!