The Reapers have turned the page on their huge successful #TCGAugustaCamp and focus squarely on their racing now. Many have their A races in September.
Some still have to face huge events this month like the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, and the team sponsored event Tri to Beat Cancer in Athens, Ga. We will soon have the final races of the Go Race Productions, Georgia Endurance Series, including the Hot Dam Sprint and Olympic Triathlons.
TriKidsGeorgia are hard at work as well. Six of the top ranked 132 USA Triathlon 15 years and under are TriKidsGeorgia! All are a reflection of great parents too.
The TKGA are training for Atlanta Kids Triathlon and Ironkids in Alpharetta, Ga. The Reapers including Simon and Jim Casey and Number 14 aka Jake Gayer will race along with many others at the Sugar Creek Youth Triathlon in Greer, South Carolina and the Hot Dam as well.
Coach BigBad‘s third and final free transition clinic for the Tri to Beat Cancer sprint triathlon to benefit the Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia was another huge success on Aug 16th. Nearly 40 turned out and it was also supported by Fleet Feet in Athens, Ga, our partner. The focus was similar to the last two clinics with time to bike and a course run with Fleet Feet shop owner Dustin Shinhouser after an open water swim at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia. Coach Slayer was there to get the party started as well.
The #TriToBeatCancer is on August 23rd and there is still time to register. We will be at the expo selling team gear and race belts for charity and offering tips. See the facebook pages for updates or for how you can volunteer. On race day, we will be located in our usual spot cheering you on from the first right turn on the run course.
This weekend, we got late notice that, due to the current resurfacing project on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami to widen the bike lanes and add other safety features for cyclists, Multirace.com were forced to change venues from Crandon Park to Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Nevertheless, despite a bike wreck, our athlete Coach Cube of tricoachflorida.com made it to the top of the podium in the final race of the Mack Cycles Triology Olympic Distance by four minutes in age group. He has steadily performed with numerous life challenges to manage.
Xena aka Gina Farrell had a pretty huge weekend too. Her training has been stellar. First, on tired legs, she crushed the Brooklet Peanut Festival 5k. Then, the next day after a long ride, she went swimming with the Savannah Triathlon Team at the Wet and Wyld 5k open water ocean swim.
Not to be outdone, Gruesome aka Lisa Harrigan took on the Arcadia Lake Sprint. This was an extended distance race for her and she came blasting through the finish line, crushing her fears and previous demons. Edmond, Oklahoma won’t be the same after she left her mark (literally) at the finish line!
Perpetual racer Rolling Thunder aka Troy Garland went down to Albany to take no prisoners. He came home with first place in age group for both the 5k and the 8k in the Miles for Missions. This was a charitable race and was part of the Blackbag, Cloverglove and GaRunner.org event series. Y’all should go check these series out as they are fun and very competitive for all ages and levels.
Finally, we had Rocket and Firecracker aka Chan and Erica Carter in the land of #TeamHargrove for the TriColumbus.com Olympic Distance event. Both racers had great showings at the Chattahoochie Challenge event. As noted on their website, Columbus, GA has quickly become a Triathlon Mecca. The down river swims, flat to rolling hills on the bike, and scenic run courses appeal to both the beginner and advanced athlete. They look forward to welcoming you to their community.
As you can see, many of the team is busy training (e.g., McGritty aka Rhonda McGinty doing her first bike century) for some big races, but there is still some quality racing and repping taking place. We would love to see you out at a TriKidsGeorgia or TriCoachGeorgia event or practice. The team grows tighter this time of year.
Inevitably there is some turnover but we have one of the longer tenured teams and foundations. See what you can do to join us!
Also, be sure to check out our blogs and team affiliates/sponsors if possible and show some #sponsor love. We have some great information and gift giveaways and webinars on tap.