October News

I’m starting this recap with the scoop on our impressive final weekend of September…

Tiffany Nunnally (a first-timer!), Marty Hufstetler (a 3rd-timer!) and Clayton Moss (a 7-timer!) completed the longest Ironman race in existence, at Ironman Chattanooga… and Lance Parker completed his first Ironman 70.3 race at Augusta. Everyone posted impressive race times, with Clayton posting a 48 minute swim, Marty posting a sub-6 hour bike, Tiffany beating both Marty and Clayton in the Marathon, and Lance meeting all of his goals for his most daunting raceday to date. We’re so proud of these athletes, and so grateful for all the RCTC SUPERFANS who tracked, cheered and helped these guys prepare!

Just a reminder, for anyone participating or volunteering in any official IRONMAN event… Our club can earn points for every member who participates under our name. When you sign up for these events, please indicate that you’re a member of club 2838/Rose City Tri Club. When you arrive on race weekend, please check in at the club tent to confirm that you were added to their list properly. They’ve had some confusion with record keeping, and some of our folks are getting missed.

Since that exciting Ironman weekend, we added new members, Christian (13) + Jesse Stewart (8).

Team Eastman tackled 6-Gap.

John + Susan Bennett and Jim Simpson participated in the Dixie Cream Donut Dash.

Jim Simpson welcomed a grandson.

Bobby Miller, Melody Gunter (1st Place Masters), Chad Johnson (1st Place AG) and Joe Gunter (1st Place Masters) had a great showing at the inaugural Brookwood Warrior Run.

Steve Powell represented at the Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K.

This morning is Tri The Rez, and we have a handful of Winged Warriors on the course, including:
Lacey + JT Harrison
Bill + Conley Wilhelm
Joy Knop
Alison Conklin
Leisa, Max + Wade Eastman

If I’m correct, JT and Conley are both racing the Olympic, and this is Conley’s first Olympic distance tri.

The Jack O’Lantern Jog is coming up quickly…next Saturday the 18th. Please support Thomas County Elementary Schools and come on out!!! To register, click HERE.

On October 20th, our young-and-mighty RCTC’er Rose Webb leaves for Basic Training for the Georgia National Guard / Military Police. Please wish her luck, everyone!

Joe Porter, Tony Sheffield and Jim Simpson have a big race coming up at IRONMAN Florida in November. And Mike Rome has his big show coming up in Miami, so please keep up the great SUPERFAN cheering!

If any beginner-speed RCTC’ers are looking to improve their bike skills, Renee is heading out for super-easy post-partum bike rides on Saturday mornings. If you’ve been intimidated to ride with a more experienced cyclist—or simply too busy to train—now is the chance to hop on while the pace is cruising at a non-threatening 16 mph. Hone your shifting skills, practice drinking and eating while in motion, not falling down when clipped in… and come prepared to change a tube if one should flat. This is a great way to learn and get faster. Let me know if you want to ride!

Looking ahead to 2015 (yes, already!)…

If you’re interested in SPONSORING RCTC for 2015, we’ll be reserving space on our teamwear soon. Money will be due in December. Be on the lookout for the teamwear Advertising Flyer, soon to be released.

If you’d like to ORDER teamwear for 2015, we’ll be placing our order in December, before the holidays again. We’ll also do our best to arrange for you to check out the fit kits again before orders are collected.

If you’re planning to RENEW your RCTC membership, fees will be due in January. If you joined after September 1, 2014, you will not owe new fees for 2015.

We’re looking to early/mid-December for our end-of-season party, too. So please stay tuned!

Stay tuned for exact dates; we’ll share when we get the details ironed out.

If there’s anything you would like to see happen in 2015 that we are not doing now, this is the time to tell us, so we can plan ahead. So please post/email/text.

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