3rd Midsouth Kids Triathlon, Wynne

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Trevor, Whit and Austin goofing off before the kids triathlon

This is the 13-16 year old age group 

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

I have been super busy starting in July until now but better late than never.  I will be getting caught up on multiple blog posts this week, I hope.  Our summer didn't end after camp and the Katy Trail but it looks like it on here lol!  Here are some shots Chloe and Beth Huff helped me get this year, the kids tri was back on Aug. 17 (and yes, I didn't get any of Chloe, can you believe it?).  We had a tremendous turn out for the event.  We did a few things exceptional this year and one was start the kids triathlon with the older kids first, they had the longest distances.  We all think at the end of the day, that's how we had 93 kids start at 9 am and be DONE at 10:45 am.  I'm amazed.  We were blessed too with the cancellation of a regional triathlon in Conway 2 weeks prior.  Theirs was rained out, yes, Arkansas got a TON of rain in the months of July and August but now we are in a 4 week long drought.  They had 355 disappointed kids that had trained all summer (thankfully they didn't try to bring everyone over).  They brought about 40 kids with them which was perfect.  I had a limit on our race of 100 (only 100 medals and insulated Polar Bottles, which were a HIT).  It all worked out and I cannot thank each and everyone enough for all they did.  We had a safe and fun day.  Chloe and Stella both got 2nd in their age groups, go Birdeye Triathletes!

Thank you to our sponsors:
Puryear Jackson Family Dentistry
Childers and Jackson Family Eye Care
Caldwell Pharmacy
Wynne Rotary
Cross County Veterinary Clinic
Shaver and Smith Attorneys
Birdeye Farms
Dr. Ricky Price
Cross County Chamber of Commerce
Wynne Medical Clinic

Thank you to our volunteers and special people:
Parents of every participant
Crossridge Community Hospital
Crowley's Ridge Country Club
John and Joy Shepherd
Ashley and John David King
Martin and Kara Smith
Bob and Polly Hardin
Jimmy and Beth Huff
Dr. Trent Beaton
Lauren and Bryce Dodson
Kyle and Cecelia Killough
Jen Wallis
Beverly Edwards
Susie Armstrong
Renee Griffin
Kim Matthews
Sunne Moore
Ray Thompson
Chad House
Jake Haralson
Thomas McCutcheon
Ethan Cook
Debbie Meyer
Laura Wood
Brock Meeler
Courtney Hirons
J. Harmon (duh! :))
Cross County Ramblers
Birdeye Bicycle Club
Boy Scouts
Wynne Marlins
Start2Finish Race Management
Southern Ambulance
Wal-Mart
Wynne Progress
KWYN
(it does take a village right? :))
Here's Whit finishing

We had a huge transition area this year.  There were 93 bikes
out there!  Thanks to Kyle for a great area!

Here's Stella finishing the bike leg

Oh yeah, she got 2nd in her age group, look at her go!  She
biked and ran with her swim cap on, it cracked me up!



After our pre-race announcements, we started with
the 13-16 age group which made a HUGE difference with
the whole day on timing, we finished in record time, 1-3/4 hours
with nearly double than last year


Agee Timing had a laptop on hand so participants could
check their times...if we do it next year, they plan to
bring their TV screen and kiosk, which was at another race this day.

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