End of Year Shindig

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

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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! πŸ˜€ 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!πŸ‘πŸ»β€οΈπŸ˜€ Prinsloo family, I know you were there, so where is your race form???πŸ™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!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» 

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

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!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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 πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

Susan Bennett – a new PR😍

Holly Harrison – 2nd AGπŸ‘πŸ»

Marty Hufstetler – 2nd AGπŸ‘πŸ»

Joy Knop – 2nd place Athena and a PR on the swim and bike!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’•

Lance Parker – 2nd place AG and a PR!πŸ‘πŸ»

Paul Pickles – πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Brianna Prinsloo – 1st in AGπŸ‘πŸ»
Colin Prinsloo – 2nd OverallπŸ‘πŸ»

Jim Simpson – 1st in AGπŸ‘πŸ»

Billy Webb – awesome jobπŸ‘πŸ»

Bill Wilhelm – 3rd AGπŸ‘πŸ»

Kristi Wilhelm – 2nd Female MastersπŸ‘πŸ»

Ben Wilhelm – 1st in AGπŸ‘πŸ»

Conley Wilhelm – 1st in AGπŸ‘πŸ»

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!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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!πŸ˜€

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!