Thursday, April 30, 2009

Langley Pond Triathlon

What a great race we had at Langley Pond! We are soooo appreciative of the support we received from Charles Gee of FCA and all the volunteers from South Aiken High School! Those folks went above and beyond to make this event such a huge success. Congratulations to all the team members who raced in this event. And thank you Erik for your pre-race prayer!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us… (Hebrews 12:1, ESV)

The team continues to grow with amazing speed – yellow was everywhere (not just because the race shirts were yellow J!), thanks in large part to teammates telling their friends – like Nick White and Bob have been. Are you encouraging your friends to join and support FCA-E??

Special thanks to: Clay, Layton and Bob for a great showing and Novice help at packet p/u Friday; to Bubba, Jennifer & Caleb for welcoming folks to the tent, and to Nick B for coordinating the volunteers! Folks like y’all are making God’s work happen in endurance sports!

Kudos to:

2nd AG or category: Lee, Nick B, Donna

3rd AG or category: Bob

4th AG or category: Carolyn (21 seconds!), Slick

Coming soon: Please join the Greenville Huddle in support of the South Carolina Ride for Life on June 12-14. If you aren't going to ride it, consider supporting someone who is! Larry Nolan ( & Brandon Lovell ( are two of the folks looking for sponsor funds.

More pictures available on Facebook:

Rod happy to be finished the Olympic.

Phil congratulates Rob at the finish.

Bob celebrating being done.

Frankie-the-amazing finishes the Olympic just 5 days after finishing the Boston Marathon!!!

Lindsey slips across the line.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Zebras Do Exists 5k This Weekend

Hey gang,
Just a quick reminder that the Zebra's Do Exist 5k is being held this weekend in Spartanburg. This race is put on by teammate Jason Thomas and Setup Events to support a local family in need of help from the burden of tremendous medical expenses resulting from a rare disease that is affecting 3 of the 4 family members (mom and kids).

All of the information about the charity, as well as race location, maps, details, etc. are located on the website. This is a great opportunity for us to come out in force as FCA-E, as the body of Christ, and to support a great cause. (Oh, and there's $1,000 prize money if anyone would like to go out and place in the top 5...)

The online registration closes at noon on Thursday, April 16th. Race-day registration will close at 8:45. If you are not wanting or able to run or walk, SPONSOR someone and challenge them to run FAST or consider becoming a volunteer or just cheer everyone on and support the cause.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Polar Bear Swim Update

The swim was pretty fun! We had four hardy souls show up (Randy and Janice Thompson, Matt Flemming, and me). The water felt extremely cold when I first waded in but after a few minutes of swimming I wasn't thinking about anything except how fast everyone else was swimming. Trying to keep up warmed me up pretty quick! We're going to do this again soon but it won't be on a weekend day because the park is starting to get pretty crowded. Watch the blog for updates.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Polar Bear Swim

Come join (or suffer along with) your fellow teammates as they brave the frigid waters of Lake Murray for an open water swim on Saturday 4/4 at 2:00 PM. I just looked at the temperature here and it was 54.something degrees! So, needless to say, wetsuits are MANDATORY and you must SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. If you do the swim you will undoubtedly be a team legend forever and known as one of the hardcoriest athletes in all the Midlands!!

On a side note this will be very near to the temperature Bob will face in the water of the San Francisco Bay in May when he competes in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon so expect him to be the very first one in the water and swim the longest.