It’s clear our awards shelves are getting pretty heavy. So congrats! RCTC has had another fantastic few weeks, and we are so proud! Here’s the recap:
The weekend of April 23rd, Angie Bruhl claimed the overall female win at the Lake Minneola Sunset Triathlon. Congrats, Angie! Cole + Stephen Sullivan raced an event, too…What was it, guys?
The weekend of April 30th was action packed. Charlee + Callaway Conklin and Jay + Charlotte Harrison competed in the fun-filled Tallahassee Youth Triathlon series (#1), and it was Charlee’s first official Tri. Charlee placed 3rd in her AG. It was Charlotte’s 2nd Tri, but her first without training wheels, y’all! Girl’s moving up in the world, and she snagged a 3rd place AG award to boot! Jay and Callaway were both ‘aged up’ to a (50 yards) longer swim than they’d done previously, so it was a successful raceday all around.
Donica Williams ran the Nashville Rock + Roll Half Marathon with a whopping 30,000 runners. She had a blast running for St. Jude’s.
Al Whatley and Beverly + Chad Johnson competed at Be Dave Brave. Chad brought home an overall win in the 10K and Bev and Al both scored 1st place AG awards in the 5K. Way to go, guys!
At the Tyler Carter Duathlon, Leisa Eastman, Melissa Thompson, Colin + Brianna Prinsloo and Grady Smith showed up and showed out! Grady with the overall win, Melissa as first female overall, and then matching 2nd place overall awards (1st place AG) for Team Prinsloo, while Leisa snagged a 2nd place AG award as well. Amazing!
The weekend of Mother’s Day brought lots of fun Winged Warrior news, as well. Angie Bruhl finally stopped running long enough to get caught…and got engaged! The Mosses opened their Farmer’s Daughter Tasting Room in downtown Thomasville! Leisa Eastman scored a 1st place AG award at the Calloway Gardens Duathlon! Grady Smith took home the overall win at the Marzuq Shriners 5K! Morgan Garcia‘s Gulf Coast Triathlon relay team took home a first place win!
WHY AM I SHOUTING!? I can’t help it! This is EXCITING stuff!!!
The days are getting hotter and longer, but Team RCTC doesn’t appear to be slowing down any. Last weekend brought along another armload of hardware…
Melissa Thompson clinched the overall win at the Gnat Days 5K, while old man Johnson (we mean Chad) grabbed the Masters win. His bride, Beverly, scored a first place AG award, while Paul Pickles and Donica Williams brought home 3rd place AG awards. Way to go, everyone!
Since Paul Pickles can’t sit still, he also won a 2nd place AG award at the Jackie Robinson 5K, same weekend. Billy Webb also never sat still.
Not to be outdone by their SuperStar kids, JT + Lacey Harrison threw down the gauntlet and zipped over to Jekyll Island, where the pair completed in the Turtle Crawl Olympic Triathlon (Lacey’s first at that distance!) and brought home some new perfectly matched bookends—1st place Athena and Clydesdale awards. Nice work, you two!
We had a great meeting with City of Thomasville engineer Jerry Pionessa on Monday night to discuss plans for future BIKE LANES. Hooray! Stephen Sullivan and Lance Parker won FREE Race Entries to DRCSports Jax and Crystal River #3. Thanks to everyone for coming out, and to Clayton for organizing.
And last but not least, a suddenly-mostly-grown-up Conley Wilhelm signed with Piedmont College to run Cross-Country! Where did the last 4 years go? We’re proud of you, Conley!!!
Thanks to everyone for sharing results and photos on the Private FB page. And thanks to Leisa Eastman and Grady Smith for coordinating and putting a tool in place. We appreciate you!!!
Now, check the pix!