BIG EARLY SEASON
The Reapers of TriCoachGeorgia and TriKidsGeorgia have attacked the early season offerings. They’ve had huge smiles, PR’s (distance and pace), and podiums across the nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts and in between. They have crushed races in Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, South and North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, etc. and they continue to go further and faster. Not just racing, but training takes place in a variety of settings (indoors AND outdoors) too. All the while, the team’s genuine friendships and supportive, positive energy flows!
One of the nice things about the squad is the natural blend of youth and adult athletes, and how they push each other to higher heights. Sponsors like Specialized through great local bike shops like Georgia Cycle Sport, and Tifosi Optics and plenty of great affiliates including ORR Carbon Wheels, Nuun Hydration, Fleet Feet Athens, Infinit Nutrition, Generation Ucan, Fusion Sports USA, and All3Sports are jumping on board because of the work ethic, great relationships, and positive presence of the team. The team keeps growing as well and it has become more difficult to keep up with all the accomplishments out of sheer volume. Regardless of volume, some of these major accomplishments will be detailed in upcoming blogs.
Team member training is getting heavy into specificity, and we’re seeing some excellent results in these early races. All of the work put in during the USAT National Team Challenge competition that they won is paying huge dividends. For example, recent weeks have seen huge results in races at Tybee Island, Heritage Park in Georgia, Daytona Beach Florida, and at Go Race Productions’ LaGrange Sprint Triathlon and Dare to Tri Sprint Triathlon at Fort Gordon. We have hammered the Atlanta Publix Half and Full marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, The Snowflake 10k, Walt Disney World Road Races, a Dirty Spokes Duathlon at Fort Yargo, Wrightsville Beach Half Marathon, Hilton Head 13.1, Pensacola Double Bridge Run, Sweetheart Run, the 2016 Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon & Half Marathon, many organized endurance group rides, and many more races.
This past weekend the team stormed the podiums and finisher chutes at All-American Marathon (#TeamTagg), Early Bird Triathlon, HITS Ocala Olympic Tri, Columbia Downtown Tri, Women’s Publix Half Marathon, Altamont Half Marathon, and Ragnar SoCal.
EARLY BIRD SPRINT TRIATHLON
Directed by TriCoachGeorgia’s own team member, Crisp McDonald, this event which follows the challenging Dare to Tri, is a great team kick-off to the season where adults, kids, and collegiate athletes can come together to compete on the beautiful campus of UGA. There was another huge turnout this year which included coaches, team members, and some of our new additions to the Reaper family. TriCoachGeorgia and TriKidsGeorgia red and black was front and center on the podium this weekend.
Congratulations to everyone who participated and placed. Big shout out to Crisp and his crew at Go Race Productions for putting on another fantastic event!
COLUMBIA DOWNTOWN TRIATHLON
This Set Up Events Sprint Triathlon is held each year on the campus of the University of South Carolina. TriCoachGeorgia was represented by our own YoungBull, aka Jeff Bullock, who did his job and took the second consecutive Clydesdale top spot.
HITS OCALA FL
The HITS Triathlon Series is a big list of events across the USA each year. This past weekend they were in Ocala, FL for a full series of all race distances from Sprint to Full Iron Distance over Saturday and Sunday. TriCoachGeorgia’s Wayne Taylor was in attendance and represented the team well with a 3rd Place Age Group podium.
ALTAMONT HALF MARATHON
Upstate Ultra Series was in Greenville, SC this past weekend for the “Ultimate” Altamont. This off-road race covered all standard distances from 5k to full marathon.
TriCoachGeorgia’s Coach LDubb (aka Lauren Dobson White) decided last week to jump in and, as always delivered on race day. She took the 3rd place Overall Female podium spot in the Half Marathon.
PUBLIX SAVANNAH WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON
Held in the historic city of Savannah, Ga, this event covers much of the city’s beauty and history over the 13.1 miles. TriCoachGeorgia’s Firecracker Erica Carter participated in this year’s race and delivered a solid performance. Her huge smile was seen at the finish line and then she and Rocket, aka Chan, headed up to Athens for the team dinner at Buffalo’s and Rocket crushed the Early Bird Triathlon!
REEBOK RAGNAR SO. CAL
Part of the Ragnar Series held on the “Left” Coast, this relay team event goes from Huntington Beach to San Diego. TriCoachGeorgia’s Nick Estilow. Nick had to go deep into the hurt locker for this one, staying up for 30hrs, running 15+ miles, and helping to drive the team vehicle another 150 miles. He represented us well.
Amongst many more offerings, Chattanooga Training Camp with our coaching partner in Tennessee, FX Multisport, is approaching this weekend. Mountains to Main Street Training Camp, with our coaching partner TYB Coaching, follows at the end of the month. There are many more triathlons and road races including the Boston and Nashville Marathons, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, and West Point Triathlon this month. Next month is even more loaded. The team hopes to see you out there this weekend if not sooner.
Get in touch if you want to join the team that slays for team membership, coaching, training camps or just camaraderie! They would love to have you join the fun and #DoYourJob so you can #ReapWhatYouSow.