River City Triathlon Tackles the "Toughest Ride in the South."
May 2015

 Members of the River City Triathlon Club can be officially  referred to as  "insane"  after completing the 2015 Cheaha Grand  Fondo.  The grueling
 100-mile ride includes 9,714 feet of climbing to the highest point in

  It's a beautiful ride as the route takes cyclists along the
  scenic and rugged terrain of theTalladega Mountains, and
  includes nine rest stop locations.  

  Eric Kramer led the RCT with a finish time of 7:22:11.

Two River City Triathlon Club Members Finish Ironman Chatanooga 70.3
May 2015

Laura Fennell, and Roxy Wishum recently completed the Chattanooga   Ironman 70.3.   The
70-mile Chattanooga race began with a point-to-point swim that was mostly   downstream in the Tennessee River.  River City Triathletes mastered a short "up-river" swim and
  then headed downriver to the transition area.

The athletes found the bike course challenging with a 35-mile rolling loop in Georgia with scenic views of Lookout Mountain.  The 13.1-mile run gave the athletes a chance to enjoy Chattanooga's beautiful Riverfront Parkway during the two-loop run.

River City Triathlon Club Competes in Panama City Beach, FL
May 2015

 Five members of the River City Club recently  participated in the  34th  annual Gulf Coast 70.3 Triathlon and the Sprint Triathlon
 held at  Panama City Beach, Florida.

 The 70.3-mile race consists of a 1.2-mile  swim, a 56-mile bicycle
 course, and a  13.1- mile run.  The 1.2-mile swim, held in the  Gulf  of Mexico, was perfect! Athletes  were treated to generally calm,  68-degree  water conditions. This was a significant  change from  last year's race, in which the  swim was actually cancelled due  to  rough seas and rip tides.  

 The bike portion of the race traveled through  residential,  commercial and rural areas of  Panama City Beach and Bay  County.

 The course was very flat and fast with head winds averaging 5 mph. The  average combined speed of RCT's athletes was about 19 mph. Overcast  skies made the ride fairly cool and enjoyable. The 13.1 mile run consisted  of an out and back course, which traveled along the beach and through residential areas of Panama City Beach. 

The overcast skies did not stick around, and about the time athletes hit the run course, the sun was shining brightly! Temperatures averaged 87 degrees with high humidity. For Richard Cables, this was his first experience with the Gulf Coast 70.3 race.  

Newcomer, Jennifer Will was the only RCT member to participate in the Sprint Triathlon. Jennifer placed third in her age group.


RESTORATION RIDE/RACE (March 11th & 12th, 2017)



TOUR OF AUTAUGA (April 8th, 2017)



TOUR DE BLUE (April 29th, 2017)

IRONMAN 70.3 ST. GEORGE (May 6th, 2017)

IRONMAN 70.3 GULF COAST (May 13th, 2017)

IRONMAN 70.3 CHATTANOOGA (May 21st, 2017)


TRI-STATES 100 CENTURY (June 3rd, 2017)


IRONMAN LAKE PLACID (July 23rd, 2017)

ROCKETMAN TRIATHLON (August 27th, 2017)


IRONMAN AUGUSTA 70.3 (September 24th, 2017)

IM FLORIDA 140.6 (November 4th, 2017)


REMEMBER: River City Triathlon Club members receive 20% off all Team Magic Events (Capital City of Dreams, Buster Britton, Brett Robinson).

If we missed a race email us and let us know: rivercitytriathlonclub@gmail.com




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River City Triathlon Represents Montgomery in City of Dreams Triathlon
May 2015

  If you didn't know better, you would have probably thought the   River City Triathlon Club was the official club of the 2015 Capital   City of Dreams triathlon held in downtown Montgomery.

  Everywhere you looked, you saw RCT and Fleet Feet Montgomery   kits,  shirts, hats, visors and volunteers.  It did not stop on race
  day either-- as 9 out of 18 River City Triathlon members reached
  the podium!

  Avery Ainsworth led the charge with a first place (56:41)   overall finish in  the Sprint distance.  Susan Short, RCT's   youngest triathlete finished 2nd  in her age group with a 1:33:14   finish. Regina Dean, Sharlie Brooks and  Melissa Enfinger finish
  1st in their Sprint divisions.  Amanda Senn finished 2nd in   the Beginner Division.

The intermediate race was dominated by RCT's ladies, as Stephanie Ashworth, Michelle Parker both finished on the podium in their age groups. David Stankard was RCT's only male on the intermediate podium with a 3rd place finish in his age group.





River City Triathletes Complete IM Florida
November 2015

Three River City Triathlon Club members recently completed the 2015 Florida Ironman.  Richard Cables, Shelly Dunaway, and Rick Dunaway completed the 140.6 mile endurance race in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Panama City Beach may be known for pristine beaches, but for these three Triathletes, the beach was a place they wanted to get away from as quick as possible.
In typical Ironman Florida fashion, the weather was once again, unpredictable.  Expecting to wear a wetsuit for the swim portion of the race, unseasonably warm waters made the race a "non-wetsuit" event for the 2.4-mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico.   All three athletes handled the swim with no issues.

After exiting the water, athletes were challenged by a fast, flat, one-loop bicycle course. The terrain pushes the body in a way most athletes are not accustomed to: the absence of rolling hills or steep inclines forces consistent pacing. Winds are typically light in the morning, but become more challenging later in the day.                                               
The two-loop run course, while flat, has many turns throughout the local neighborhoods. In the spectator-friendly area, thousands of residents and visitors emerge for fall get-togethers while supporting the competitors. This was Richard's first Ironman, and the second Ironman for Rick and Shelly Dunaway.


RCT Sends Seven Members to Gulf Coast Triathlon 70.3 2016
May 2016

On Saturday, May 7th, 2016, seven members of the River City Triathlon Club, Sharlie Brooks, Woods Lisenby, Brianna Lisenby, Karla MacGregor, Deonna Neal, David Stankard, and Karen Stankard competed in the Gulf Coast 70.3 Triathlon in Panama City, Florida. It was the first race for Sharlie, Woods, Brianna, and Deonna at this distance. It was also the first ocean swim for all seven members. Other than some larger than expected swells in the Gulf of Mexico during the swim, the race conditions were ideal, with low humidity and generally cool temperatures up until about 1100. The bike and run course were flat and fast.

 All seven RCT racers finished, with Sharlie Brooks taking the top  podium spot for the 18-22 age group. Sharlie has also been invited to  compete in the USAT National Olympic Distance Championships in  August 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska.



New Centurions:  River City Triathlon Club represent at 2016 TriStates Century Ride
June 2016

Five riders represented River City Triathlon Club in the Alabama Backroads TriStates Century Ride. The ride began in Dothan, Alabama, and then continued south into Florida.  After what seemed like an endless eastward ride along the Florida State Line Road, the riders turned north into Georgia for the last third of the ride.

 It was the first century ride completed by Melissa Efinger, Michael Griggs, and Deonna.  RCT club leaders (and speedy riders) Rick and Shelly Dunway led the way and welcomed the three new centurions when they returned. The overcast skies and pouring rain were welcome weather conditions, considering the 100 degree and sunny alternative that everyone was expecting.


Ten River City Triathletes Compete in Ironman Chattanooga 70.3
May 2016

On Sunday, May 22nd, 10 members of the River City Triathlon Club competed in Ironman Chattanooga 70.3.  The RCT members were: Avery Ainsworth, Richard Cables, Rick Dunaway, Shelley Dunaway, Howard Gill, Michael Andrew Griggs, Leanne Jordan, Kevin Rass, Rick Dunaway, Shelley Dunaway, Penny Ragland, and Roxy Wishum.

While the “get in and go in whatever order you want” swim start was a challenge for many, and the crowded bike course required a few moments of bravery at various points along the route (but consequently made it nearly impossible NOT to draft), many of the RCT racers set new PRs during various aspects of the race.  Finally, though the run course was hot, this did not deter the dozens of friends, family, and other RCT members on hand as support crew to shout encouragement to the all the racers along the course.