The majority of the club's race results and pictures are on our Facebook page. It is much easier to post to FB, along with numerous pictures. Plus, everyone who is a member can post their own pictures and results. For our local events, I will continue to post them here. (Please note that sometimes the race results do not post correctly such as the 2011 Swamp Run. I apologize that they are a " jumbled up mess"
but after numerous attempts at trying to type them on individual lines, I finally gave up.)

If you are on FB but not on the club's FB page, go to Okefenokee Track Club and click "Like".
(I was not able to change the page to Okefenokee Track & Cycling Club
without starting over, but I was able to use our new logo.)


MONDAYS: 6pm - Meet at water tower by Atlantic Coast Bank (f/k/a ACFCU). Ride to Ruskin via
8 Mile Post Rd. Light traffic. Easy 18-24 mile ride, no drops, all abilities. Contact: Ron Crosby

WEDNESDAYS: 6-6:15 pm - Leave from OTC (back parking lot near new Allied Health Building).
Everyone is welcome! No-drop, 20+ mile ride. Contact: Amanda Dryden

SATURDAYS: Leave from Atlantic Coast Bank to Manor and back via Swamp Road, 62 miles, turnaround in Manor at Moore's convenience store, light traffic. Everyone welcome! No-drop ride. Contact: Ron Crosby

SUNDAYS: (Trail Rides - Fat Tire Bikes) 2pm - Meet in Swamp Park parking lot.
Dirt and trails (state access roads only), 10+ miles. Contact: Ron Crosby

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY - Meet At Swamp Park Entrance, leave at 4pm, 5 mile warm-up,
turnaround at Park Welcome Center, cross over Jax Hwy to Brunswick Hwy & back, 24-25 miles.

MONDAY - Big gear, various workouts, speeds 20-22.

WEDNESDAY - Group Ride is generally full group taking one mile pulls over the 35 mile course
or sit in & draft. No pressure to pull. Speeds 22-30 with breakaway possible.

FRIDAY - Recovery day/easier group ride, generally no drop, same distance.

WEEKEND - Longer rides, varies depending on who and what races are going on. Come join us!
Contact: Moi Monroe


TUESDAYS: Meet at the Ware County Middle School track around 5:30 pm. All abilities are welcome! Something different each week. Will start at the track, then move to road work.

My 2010 SilverMan Race Report by Allen Smith

I just finished the SilverMan half and am proud that I did. IM glad I didn't sign up for the full SMan. I rode 111 miles of the course 4 weeks before the event and based my expectations on that. I was very far off my expected finish time. Please don't ask.

If you've never been to the Lake Mead Nat Recreation area and are racing ITU, IM70.3 Worlds or SilverMan... you need to. It is one of the hilliest and the hardest courses I've done both bike and run. Non stop hills.

The swim in Lake Las Vegas. 70 degree water temp. I love mass starts. In the water start. Somewhat narrow lane out and back staying to the left. Only issue is that the 100 ydish wide lane is a little crowded unlike lake/ocean swims.

T1... you run/walk your bike UP a steep hill to the mount line.

Bike out... about 5 miles uphill at varying grades and then nonstop long, rolling hills through the desert. Beautiful!

A few 7% climbs and 3 short, back to back 20% climbs 15-20 miles from the finish. Did I mention wind? Out and back on Lake Shore Dr then out and back on North Shore Dr. Next is the River Loop Trail and after some mean a$$ short hills called the 3 Witches with a B onto an 8 mileish, straight away at around 1-2%. Deceptive course as there are no trees or references. After the trail... rolling with a long downhill in Henderson. Last couple of miles into T2 is uphill... again. I did pass numerous riders with one sitting by the side of the road with their head in their hands appearing demoralized. I did spin slowly up the 3 Sisters, Witches, whatevers passing several walkers which was a confidence boost. But I knew they were there having ridden them prior. My avg speed hurt my feelings but I did have a 42.8 max if that gives you an idea of the intensity of the course. Long, rolling hills allow you to see for miles ahead.

T2... Henderson Multigenerational Center. Beautiful complex.

The run... 1st couple of miles is mildly downhill and feeling good. The you turn a corner and go uphill 1-2 miles. Repeat this to the finish line at the Multigenerational center. Finishers T, medal waiting for you. Greeted at the finish by Frank Lowery, RD. Yay!

Super aid stations, volunteers, support and finish. They didn't run out of anything! This event is equal to or much better than any of the WTC/Ironman events I have done. Swag is excellent. Silverman NICE backpack, water bottle, visor (stuff you have to pay for at other events).

So... if you're going to ITU, IM70.3 Worlds or SilverMan... Ride/run all the hills you can... As much as you can... In the wind. Carpe Diem.

2010 CRMC Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk

Members of the Okefenokee Track & Cycling Club participated in this Douglas, GA annual event on November 13, 2010. Proceeds benefit the Coffee Alliance for Kids' Arts Program.

(Race results not available at this time.)

1st Annual Dawg's Gobble Wobble 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run

Sixty one runners and walkers braved chilly temperatures to support this local 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, benefitting the Waycross Middle School PTA, on November 13, 2010. Track club finishers are:

1. John Ryan Williams - 19:19
2. Katelyn Chancey - 21:08
3. Jack Teston - 23:35
4. Mitch Coley - 24:12
5. David Soper - 24:20
6. Ben McQuaig - 24:26
7. Melinda Gillis - 25:21
8. Dalton Soper - 25:22
9. Michelle Hester - 25:23
10. Ken Malek - 25:32
11. Jonathan Bagley - 26:08
12. Brooks Stewart - 26:14
13. Orrie McCree - 26:16
14. Kelly Thornton - 26:21
15. Lesley Wheeler - 26:35
16. James Strickland - 27:02
17. Mike Porter - 27:24
18. Noah Shepard - 27:42
19. Bonny Voyles - 28:55
20. Reuben Flanders - 29:19
21. Shaun Soper - 29:19
22. Lara Mercer - 29:42
23. Lisa Klindworth - 29:54
24. Melissa Oceguera - 30:06
25. Lee Baker - 30:24
26. Lauren Yarbrough - 30:45
27. Carl Hobi - 30:57
28. Kandice Hersey - 31:13
29. Dietrah Lairsey - 32:13
30. Betsy Flanders - 33:10
31. Terri Rideout - 33:20
32. Ann Chancey - 34:30
33. Anna Geiger - 34:33
34. Janet Joiner - 34:34
35. Bobby Joiner - 35:29
36. Peggy Faulk - 35:30
37. Brittney Craven - 35:34
38. Candace Smith - 35:45
39. Tabitha Mattox - 36:06
40. Johnny Williams - 36:07
41. Crystal Flomas - 35:19
42. Tracy Jones - 36:40
43. Amelia Teston - 37:42
44. Mary Beth Boner - 37:49
45. Emma Wheeler - 37:58
46. Mandy Williams - 38:56
47. Ginger Brown - 38:57
48. Cori Barclift - 39:11
49. Marcia Craven - 39:45
50. Susan Shepard - 39:55
51. Laura Blount - 40:19
52. Pamela Thomas - 40:19
53. Sara Wheeler - 41:38
54. Trey Jones - 42:20
55. Melissa Thomas - 45:58
56. Jessica Cox - 46:06
57. Viejah Mayo - 48:11
58. Juan Johnson - 48:12
59. Sene Coley - 48:32
60. Lori Taylor - 48:33
61. Lauren Kilmark - 48:33

The picture includes the two overall winners with their Turkeys, Waycross Middle staff that participated and PTA members along with various age group winners.

Another Great Accomplishment for Daniel!

Daniel Broadhead, Okefenokee Track & Cycling Club, placed 9th in the state AAAA Cross Country Meet in Carrollton, GA on November 6th with a time of 16:33. He also placed 3rd in Region 2AAAA meet with a time of 16:20.

Veteran's Day 5K Run - Brunswick, GA

Three members raced in the Veteran's Day 5K Run in Brunswick on November 6. Don Varnadore finsihed with a time of 24:25; Debbie Yawn 29:36; and Larry Godair 29:46. All 3 runners won 2nd in their age group.