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A Triathlete During COVID-19 Safer at Home
Jill Edwards
Published on: 4/29/2020
That’s a terrible idea…What time?” That is a clever t-shirt that several of us own. As triathletes, we jokingly tease and taunt each other about signing up for grueling races, just to find ourselves signing up for that same race as quickly as we can dig out our credit cards.

The thing is, we willingly sign up for and pay ungodly amounts of money for these challenges. We choose these challenges. We choose to devote three months, six months, or even a year of time and energy training and working towards big physical goals. We choose to devote our extra time, money, and resources to these crazy challenges we call triathlons. We choose to wake up early for 100+ mile bike rides. We choose to show up, day after day, to earn our $700 finisher medal and t-shirt.

As I write this, our family is in week six of “Safer at Home” orders from our local government. My kids and I are in week four of home school. Most of us triathletes are six to eight weeks without a pool to do our
Memphis Thunder Racing Saying “THANKS” To Mt. Zion Church
Published on: 10/30/2017
Memphis Thunder Racing is sending a donation to the Mt Zion church in Roseville for their hospitality in letting us use it as a water stop.
Memphis Thunder CPR Training A Success
Published on: 10/30/2017
With about 10 participants and students, mixed from MTR members and friends, the CPR class was a huge success and loads of fun.
Are You Interested in Earning Apparel Credit?
Published on: 4/28/2017
Are you interested in EARNING APPAREL CREDIT by working a 1-2 hour shift at the MiM weekend expo?
Two MTR athletes earn honors from the USA Triathlon's Age Group Committee.
Published on: 2/4/2013
Walt Rider earns "Men's Grand Masters Duathlete of the Year", and son Seth Rider earns "Honorable Mention Men's Junior Duathlete of the Year!".
New Look / Breakthrough Year
Published on: 12/31/2012
Memphis Thunder Racing has a very memorable 2012!
Thunder shows some love to the hometown Memphis Marathon!!!
Published on: 12/3/2012
On top of a lot of finshers, MTR put in the time to staff the Mile 17 water stop for a second year!
Newman & Fejfar represent Team USA in New Zealand!
Published on: 11/29/2012
Mark and Jeff traveled to Auckland for the 2012 ITU Age Group World Championship.
Nine Thunder athletes finish Ironman Florida!
Published on: 11/4/2012
Great weather made for a fun, long race, with seven members completing their first full-iron distance event!
Three members add the 70.3 distance to their list in Austin, Texas.
Published on: 10/29/2012
Ashley Blaylock, Kelly Day and Dan Johnson all finished the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Austin this past weekend in style!
Thunder sends three members to the big island!!!
Published on: 10/14/2012
Lesley Brainard, Sandy Meneley and Walt Rider headed to Kona for the 2012 Ironman World Championship - Sandy bringing back hardware with a 4th place Age Group finish!
Bowers and Keeton podium at Goosepond Island Half!
Published on: 10/8/2012
Chris and Justin lead the way for the MTR members today.
Anderson leads the charge for MTR at Ironman 70.3 Augusta.
Published on: 10/1/2012
Eight members had great races this year in Augusta.
MTR supports St. Jude at the Give Thanks 24-hour Ride
Published on: 9/23/2012
MTR helps bring in money for the kids at St. Jude with both an all-women's team and a 6-man team. What a great event!!!
Newman pushes to a 5th place age group at Vegas!
Published on: 9/10/2012
Mark Newman took 5th in the 50-54 Age group at the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championsihp in Las Vegas, NV.
Thunder has a some strong finishes at the Nashvegas weekend of racing.
Published on: 9/9/2012
Nashvegas had both and Olympic and Half-iron distance event for members to compete.
John Phillips completes another Ironman at Louisville!
Published on: 8/27/2012
John keeps showing his love of going long!!!
Elaine and Jon Ver Halen complete the Mi Titanium Half!
Published on: 8/27/2012
Congrats to you both on a great finish!
MTR brings back six podium spots at Rocketman Triathlon!
Published on: 8/26/2012
This event in Huntsville, Alabama is quickly becoming a team favorite!
Thunder represents at USAT Nationals - comes back with honors!
Published on: 8/20/2012
Walt and Seth Rider were joined by Jeff Fejfar in Burlington, Vermont, for the USAT Age Group and Sprint National Championships.
Seth Rider takes 7th Overall at the 2012 USAT Youth Elite National Championship!
Published on: 8/13/2012
Seth continues to excel on not only a regional, but also a National scale!
Fejfar and Anderson take overall podium spots at Showman Shooter!
Published on: 8/13/2012
MTR jersey's filled the woods of Herb Parsons this weekend!!!!!
Debbie & Tripp lead the MTR crews at the Annie Oakley and Sharpshooter Supersprints!
Published on: 8/13/2012
Over fifteen MTR members took on the Saturday events of the Showman Shooter weekend.
A small but loyal MTR group heads to the Mountain Lakes Triathlon.
Published on: 8/12/2012
Jeanine and Scott travel once again to Guntersville, Alabama.
Crews and Wiese take 2nd and 3rd Overall at the Wolfpack Triathlon!
Published on: 8/11/2012
This long time favorite moves to Herb Parsons to kick off the Showman Shooter weekend.
Three take on the Tri-Oxford at the Oxford Endurance Weekend.
Published on: 8/5/2012
Steven Shipowitz climbs on the podium with a second place in the M45-49 Age Group!
Seth Rider takes overall win at Music City Sprint!!!
Published on: 7/23/2012
This young gun is going to be one to watch out for!
Fejfar takes his second consecutive overall Mighty Mite Triathlon.
Published on: 7/22/2012
Twelve MTR members bring home hardware at this area favorite!
Tripp Milligan leads the Thunder crew at the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon!
Published on: 7/9/2012
Six members take on the 2012 event.
Debbie Carey takes overall win at Tupelo King of the Hill Triathlon!
Published on: 7/1/2012
Michelle Crews also takes top spot on the 35-39 Age Group podium!
Walt gets his Kona spot at Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake!
Published on: 6/25/2012
Walt Rider's 2nd place age group finish earned him ticket for the Ironman World Championship this fall!
Martin Jones becomes an Ironman!
Published on: 6/25/2012
Martin completed this year's Ironman Coeur d'Alene to finish his first Ironman!!!
Aida travels to Pennsylvania to race!
Published on: 6/24/2012
Aida finished the 2012 Philadelphia Insurance Sprint Triathlon.
Corrigan, Hunt and Ver Halen finish the hot, Hot, HOt, HOT Ironman 70.3 Kansas!
Published on: 6/11/2012
Congrats to our three MTR finishers!
Another huge turnout at Sardis Lake for the 2012 Dragonfly Triathlon!
Published on: 6/10/2012
Lesley Brainard, Wendy Fejfar and Jeff Fejfar all take overall podium spots!
Walt grabs another National title at the USAT Long Course Duathlon National Championship!
Published on: 6/4/2012
Walt picks up his second Age Group national duathlon title in 2012 at the Blackwater Duathlon in Cambridge, Maryland.
Thunder has a small but strong showing at the 2012 Heatwave Triathlon!
Published on: 6/3/2012
Unusually cool weather made this year's race anything but a "Heat"wave.
Thunder has a huge turnout in Tunica for the 2012 Memphis in May Weekend!
Published on: 5/21/2012
Great weather turned this into an incredible weekend of racing presented by Start2Finish Events.
Lesley and Sandy secure their Kona spots!
Published on: 5/20/2012
Lesley Brainard, Jason Redenius and Sandy Meneley complete the 2012 Ironman Texas.
Six members complete the Gulf Coast Triathlon!
Published on: 5/13/2012
Another great year at this Panama City favorite half-iron distance event.
Walt Rider - 2012 USAT Overall Grand Masters National Duathlon Champion!!!
Published on: 4/29/2012
Walt went to Tucson, Arizona this past weekend for the 2012 USAT Duathlon National Championship and won not only the 60-64 age group, but also took home the Overall Grand Masters title!!!
Congrats to our Thunder members who completed the Dash for Dads' Half-marathon!
Published on: 4/29/2012
Another great Memphis distance-running event!
Thunder has some great finishes at the Ironman 70.3 New Orleans!
Published on: 4/23/2012
Once again, strong winds forced the race director to cut the swim and change the course. For 2012, our MTR members got to compete in a 2-mile run, 52-mile bike, 13.1-mile run duathlon format. Congrats to all!
Aida Wiese completes the Boston Marathon!
Published on: 4/17/2012
Congrats on this great accomplishment from your entire team!!!
Thunder sports its new colors at the Los Locos Duathlon!
Published on: 4/16/2012
Many MTR members wore our new uniform colors, provided by Nimblewear, on their way to a lot of podium finishes!
Greg Siskind completes the Marquee Half Ironman!
Published on: 4/16/2012
Despite a mechanical early on the bike leg, Greg perservered to complete his first half-iron distance event!!!
Six Memphis Thunder Members earn USA Triathlon honors!
Published on: 4/13/2012
Congrats to our All-Americans: Lesley Brainard, Jeff Fejfar, Sandy Meneley and Mark Newman; and our Honorable Mentions: Seth Rider and Walt Rider.
MTR hit the dirt and trails of Shelby Farms for the 2012 Wolfman Duathlon!
Published on: 4/8/2012
Seth Rider leads the crew of six podium spots with an overall 3rd place finish!
Debbie Carey takes podium spot at Rebel Man Sprint Triathlon!
Published on: 4/2/2012
MTR brings home lots of hardware: Aida Wiese, Scott Traylor, Marcie Cohen, John Phillips and Jeanine Watts also take age group spots!
Lesley leads the MTR crew with an age group first place!
Published on: 4/2/2012
Six Thunder members went down to Galveston, Texas, to take on the Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas this past weekend.
Sandy Meneley pushes through to an age group podium at the HITS Ocala Half Triathlon!
Published on: 3/26/2012
Sandy has another great race down in Florida!
Walt & Seth Rider both take age group at Powerman Alabama weekend!
Published on: 3/26/2012
Walt took 55-59 at the Powerman Alabama Duathlon and Seth took the 15-19 age group at the Double Oak Duathlon!
Aida Wiese wins the Kick it 5k!
Published on: 3/26/2012
Ruth Johnson also takes the 55-59 age group!
Fejfar duo grabs overall finishes at HITS Ocala Olympic triathlon
Published on: 3/25/2012
Congratualtions to Jeff and Wendy Fejfar for placing 3rd and 2nd second overall at HITS Ocala Olympic triathlon.
What a huge showing by MTR for the hometown Germantown Half-marathon!
Published on: 3/19/2012
Jeanine Watts takes 2nd Grandmaster!
Mark Newman takes age group at San Juan!
Published on: 3/18/2012
Mark placed 1st in his age group at the Ironman 70.3 San Juan this past weekend, earning a spot at the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas!
David Barczak finishes the Little Rock Half-marathon!
Published on: 3/5/2012
Another great MTR performance.
Jeanine Watts takes 2nd age group at the Albany Marathon!
Published on: 3/4/2012
Looks like a great Boston qualifying time!
Thunder finishes up the WCCS with several podium finishes at the 10k!
Published on: 2/26/2012
For the overall WCCS series - Walt Rider (2nd Overall Master), Aida Wiese (1st Overall Master), Seth Rider (2nd Age Group), Michelle Crews (3rd Age Group), Jacob Zweig (1st Age Group), Jason Crews (3rd Age Group),
Debbie Carey takes overall win at Move it Memphis 10k!
Published on: 2/26/2012
There was five MTR finishes and five MTR podium spots for the Move it Memphis 5k & 10k!!!
Great job to all the MTR finishers this weekend at the WCCS 8k!
Published on: 2/20/2012
More great results at Stanky Creek!
Thunder take on the Sylamore Trails
Published on: 2/19/2012
Thunder had another strong showing at this years sylamore trail run. Roy Crossman, Craig Conley, Ladell George and of course....John Phillips all completed the 50k! Congratulations to all.
Elaine Ver Halen takes on Mercedes Marathon!
Published on: 2/13/2012
Marie Bogle also tackles the Mercedes Half Marathon!
Tatge takes female Grand Master at St. Valentine's Day 10k!
Published on: 2/12/2012
Sean White also takes 3rd Age Group on a cold, cold day...
Four age group podiums at the Mike Cody 4-mile Classic!
Published on: 2/5/2012
Seth and Walt Rider pulled in respective 1st age group finishes and Martin Jones and John Hazen had respective 3rd age group finishes!
Another great offroad race at Stanky Creek this past weekend for the WCCS 5k!
Published on: 1/30/2012
Podium finishes by Zweig, two Riders, Wiese and Crews!
Walt Rider takes age group at Lisa Lassandrello 5K Remembrance Run!
Published on: 1/23/2012
A small turnout with good results for Thunder.
Winter Cross Country Series 3k closes out the new year weekend!
Published on: 1/9/2012
Plenty of MTR members were on the trail today, including age group podium finishes by four of our athletes!
The Hill & Dale 8-miler takes the start of the new year!
Published on: 1/8/2012
Roy Crossman leads the MTR men with an Overall Masters win and Debbie Carey takes 3rd Overall Female!
Three MTR members compete at the USAT Age Group National Championship.
Published on: 8/22/2011
Mark Newman, Jeff Fejfar and Jim Slaba traveled to Burlington, Vermont this past weekend to compete against the best in the nation.
Lesley Brainard scores another overall podium finish at Music City!
Published on: 7/25/2011
MTR had another great representation at this regional Team Magic favorite.
Thunder had great showing at Mightymite and Jeff Fejfar takes 1st overall.
Published on: 7/16/2011
Gary Zyriek takes 1st overall masters while Kelly Day nabs 2nd female begineer
Jim Slaba places well in a strong field in Chattanooga.
Published on: 7/11/2011
Jim takes 6th age group at this years Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon.
Jeanine Watts takes 1st Grandmaster at Firecracker 5k!
Published on: 7/4/2011
Multiple MTR members celebrated the Forth of July with the 13th Annual Firecracker 5k.
Anderson and Somer take on the 2011 Ironman Coeur d' Alene!
Published on: 6/27/2011
MTR had two members join the ranks of Ironman this past weekend.
32 Thunder Triathletes take on Dragonfly
Published on: 6/18/2011
Jim Slaba takes 1st male masters, Lesley Brainard takes 1st overall female and Wendy Fejfar qualifies for the " Best of the US" amateur triathlon.
Jeff Fejfar wins age group at Heatwave Classic!
Published on: 6/5/2011
Thunder sends six to Ridgeland, Mississippi for Heatwave Triathlon.
Memphis Thunder Racing has huge participation at Memphis in May!
Published on: 5/23/2011
Mark Newman is first overall age grouper. Mother/Daughter team each finish first: Lesley Brainard top masters and Sandy Meneley first in 60-64 age group.
Sean White completes another Ironman 70.3
Published on: 5/16/2011
Sean headed down to Orlando this year for the Ironman 70.3 Florida.
Lesley Brainard takes 2nd overall at Gulf Coast Tri.
Published on: 5/8/2011
Lesley led the way for our MTR members in Panama City Beach.
Newman and Zyriek Take 1st and 2nd overall at King of The Hill Triathlon
Published on: 5/7/2011
Five Thunder members traveled to Tupelo,MS to tackle the hilly King of The Hill sprint Triathlon.
Heavy winds turn NOLA 70.3 into a shorter race, but no easier!
Published on: 4/18/2011
Thunder was well represented in New Orleans this year with 11 members taking part.
Jeff Fejfar finishes First Overall in Natchez Trace Triathlon
Published on: 3/20/2011
Thunder sends three to Natchez Trace
Thunder has two members podium at the 2010 Ironman 70.3 World Championship!
Published on: 11/14/2010
Mark Newman and Lesley Brainard both take 2nd in Clearwater, Florida!
Thunder Cares raises over $1,300 for the Boys Ranch!
Published on: 11/8/2010
MTR was proud to be associated with the Boys Ranch this year.
Thunder sends two to take on Beach2Battleship.
Published on: 11/8/2010
James Campbell and Neil Young took on this ironman-distance event in North Carolina.
Ironman Florida hosts a chilly race for 2010.
Published on: 11/7/2010
MTR sends five down to bundle up in the cold.
Nine MTR members complete Ironman 70.3 Austin!
Published on: 10/18/2010
Memphis Thunder sends a great crew to take on the challenges of the Texas Longhorn course.
MTR takes on the 2010 Heber Springs Sprint Triathlon.
Published on: 10/11/2010
Nine members of MTR went and faced their biggest fear, "the largest mountain in Arkansas per the race director", at the Heber Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, October 10th. Tri at the Lake lived up to it's expectations.
Mark Newman takes 8th at the Ironman World Championship!
Published on: 10/10/2010
In his first full-Ironman distance event, Mark shows that the triathlon community better watch out!
Skinner has another great finish at Myrtle Beach.
Published on: 10/4/2010
Jeff took 15th in the 55-59 age group at this year's USAT Long Course Triathlon Halfmax National Championship.
Trevor Hopper takes 2nd at the USAT Sprint National Championship.
Published on: 9/27/2010
The second day of Tuscaloosa's events was the Sprint National Championships.
Keeton leads the Thunder charge on Augusta and breaks the 5 hour mark!
Published on: 9/27/2010
Justin led the five Memphis Thunder Racing members who took on this year's ESI Ironman 70.3 Augusta.
Thunder has strong presence at 2010 USAT Age Group Nationals!
Published on: 9/26/2010
Lesley Brainard and Sandy Meneley bring home hardware for great placing in their respective age groups!
Three members take on Ironman 70.3 Branson!
Published on: 9/20/2010
Several MTR members took on the hills of Branson to complete this half-ironman event!
The Sixth Annual Kids Tri for Cory was a huge success!
Published on: 9/20/2010
This year, Memphis Thunder Racing hosted over 260 children for this year's kids triathlon at St. George's Collierville Campus.
Fejfar takes 5th American at the ITU Age Group World Championship.
Published on: 9/13/2010
Jeff traveled to Budapest, Hungry this past weekend to take part in the ITU Age Group World Championship and took 52nd in the 30-34 age group.
Patterson holds on in the heat to become an Ironman at Louisville!
Published on: 8/31/2010
MTR member Richard Patterson becomes the teams latest Ironman!
Four Thunder athletes head down to the Gulf Coast.
Published on: 8/22/2010
Several Memphis Thunder Racing team members completed the 24th Annual Sandestin Triathlon this weekend.
Debbie Carey takes 3rd overall female at the inaugural Tri Oxford!
Published on: 8/15/2010
This year's new event by Start2Finish was a great event for all.
Ten members travel to Lake Guntersville, Alabama.
Published on: 8/15/2010
This year led to some great finishes at the 2010 Mountain Lakes Triathlon.
The Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter and Showman Shooter take over Herb Parsons.
Published on: 8/2/2010
Three great events took place at Herb Parsons Lake this past weekend, just east of Memphis.
Skinner represents Team USA at the 2010 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships!
Published on: 8/1/2010
Jeff had a great finish placing 16th in the 55-59 age group and as the 2nd American in that group! Amazing!!!!!
John Phillips heads to his homeland for an Ironman.
Published on: 8/1/2010
John completed the 2010 Ironman UK this past Saturday, July 31st.
Lesley qualifies for "Best of the US" at the Music City Triathlon.
Published on: 7/26/2010
Just shy of a dozen MTR members traveled to Nashville to partake in the Music City Triathlon weekend.
Thunder makes a small presence at the Heart O' Dixie Triathlon.
Published on: 7/25/2010
Fejfar takes age group at this year's race.
Memphis Thunder had some great results at the 2010 Mighty Mite Triathlon!
Published on: 7/18/2010
Hallett pushes into the top 10 men while Brainard takes top female spot!
Burch takes top in her age group at the 2010 Sunfish Triathlon!
Published on: 7/11/2010
Lisa Burch had a great race at this year's Sunfish Sprint Triahtlon.
Newman is heading to Kona!!!
Published on: 6/28/2010
Mark Newman took the top spot at the Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon and earned a spot at the 2010 Ironman World Championships in Kona!
Thunder has a massive turnout and great results at one of the area favorites, the Dragonfly Tri!
Published on: 6/20/2010
Thunder had over forty participants between individuals and relay teams, brought home two overall awards, and earned eight other age group awards!
The Dyer duo take on the Publix Siesta Key Triathlon!
Published on: 6/13/2010
Husband and wife Tim and Cassandra Dyer took advantage of the opportunity to get in a new race venue while on vacation.
Brainard, Meneley and Newman all take podium spots at Ironman 70.3 Kansas!
Published on: 6/7/2010
Seven MTR members took on this half-Ironman distance event, with three members qualifying for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in November!
The Heatwave Triathlon again hosts a great event for MTR members!
Published on: 6/6/2010
Wendy Fejfar brings home some nice pottery as the 2nd place Athena.
Skinner takes age group again at the Coliseum Rock 'N Rollman Half!
Published on: 6/6/2010
Jeff defended his age group title again this year in the hottest race Macon has seen in a long time.
The Memphis in May weekend drew out tons of Memphis Thunder Racing team members!
Published on: 5/24/2010
Lesley Brainard leads the charge taking 5th overall female and 1st Masters!
Skinner and Greenburg have podium finishes at Gulf Coast Triathlon!
Published on: 5/10/2010
Choppy waters, gusty winds and seasonally warm temps made this years race a challenge for all the finishers.
Tune takes top spot at the 2010 King of the Hill Triathlon!
Published on: 5/2/2010
A rough weather weekend didn't slow down Billy on his way to the top of the field at Tupelo's spring race.
Newberry and Vancil take on St. Anthony's.
Published on: 4/26/2010
Scott and Jon traveled to Florida to take on this great Olympic distance event.
Congratulations to our Boston Marathon finishers!
Published on: 4/20/2010
Nicki Hutchens and Debbie Carey represented Memphis Thunder at this year's event.
Thunder Cares Road Clean-Up
Published on: 4/20/2010
Several team members led by Scott Marcom spent last Saturday morning picking up trash on Wolf River Blvd between St. George's and the Church. Many Thunder and local riders ride this section of the road so hopefully their ride will be a little more scenic.
Thunder heads down to New Orleans!
Published on: 4/19/2010
Three MTR members took on this years 70.3 event.
Brainard and Tune place top at the Los Locos Duathlon!
Published on: 4/12/2010
The new Spring timing for this event brought out a huge number of Thunder participants
Another great Thunder turnout at Ole Miss!
Published on: 3/29/2010
Over 15 Memphis Thunder Racing athletes completed this year's Rebelman Triathlon.
Rain and "Thunder" were in store for the Natchez Trace Duathlon.
Published on: 3/22/2010
Wet and stormy weather turned this weekend's events into a duathlon only.
It was a cold and wet Germantown Half-marathon weekend!
Published on: 3/22/2010
Please follow the link for the full story and list of finishers.
Memphis Thunder takes on Sylamore once again!
Published on: 2/21/2010
Fourteen members once again braved the river crossing on this great mid-south ultramarathon.
Thunder Cares Entertains at Page Robbins Adult Day Care
Published on: 2/15/2010
Thunder Cares Entertains at Page Robbins Adult Day Care
Newberry appears in "The Commercial Appeal".
Published on: 1/19/2010
MTR member Scott Newberry appeared in a January article of "The Commercial Appeal", the local Memphis area newspaper.
Thunder was everywhere at the Memphis Marathon Weekend!
Published on: 12/6/2009
Memphis Thunder Racing had over 40 members complete the Grizzlie House 5k, Memphis Half-Marathon, or Memphis Marathon this past weekend!
Meneley brings home hardware at the 70.3 World Championship!
Published on: 11/15/2009
Sandy Meneley and Jeff Fejfar represented Thunder at the 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater, Florida.
Four Thunder members take on the Ironman!
Published on: 11/8/2009
Fogel, Newberry, Skinner and Wiese completed the 2009 Ironman Florida triathlon this past Saturday!
Memphis Thunder Racing heads to Austin!
Published on: 10/26/2009
Seven team members traveled to Austin, Texas to compete at the Longhorn Ironman 70.3 Triathlon and Aquabike.
The Inaugural "Du at the Wolf" was great fun for all!
Published on: 10/25/2009
Memphis Thunder Racing held its 1st Annual offroad duathlon this past Saturday at the new Wolf River Wildlife Area.
Sills and Crossman qualify for Boston!
Published on: 10/19/2009
Allen Sills and Roy Crossman make their qualifying times at the 2009 Detroit Marathon this past weekend.
Brahm takes second overall female at Tri the Lake!
Published on: 10/5/2009
Leslie took second overall at this Heber Springs sprint-distance race.
Newberry and Kimler complete the half-ironman distance at Atomic Man.
Published on: 9/27/2009
Scott took 4th in his age group at this challenging race.
Thunder has a great turnout at the Los Locos Duathlon!
Published on: 9/27/2009
Lesley Brainard takes 3rd overall female at this great local race.
Memphis Thunder Racing takes on Ironman 70.3 Augusta.
Published on: 9/27/2009
Sandy Meneley earns her spot for the 70.3 World Championships in November!
A little wet, but the Kids Tri for Cory was great fun for all!
Published on: 9/21/2009
Almost 200 athletes, ages 7-14, completed the 5th Annual Kids Tri for Cory, presented by Memphis Thunder Racing.
Skinner takes 4th age group at the Long Course Triathlon National Championship!
Published on: 9/20/2009
Jeff qualified for the 2010 Long Course Triathlon World Championship with his great performance.
Memphis Thunder Racing takes the 2009 Southeast Region Club Series Championship!
Published on: 9/19/2009
The Thunder women traveled to Gainesville, Georgia to bring home the 6th straight SERCS championship!
Memphis Thunder takes on the Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon.
Published on: 9/13/2009
Team members Bill Bell and David Clifton represented Thunder at this year's event.
Fejfar takes second overall at the 17th Annual Wolfpack Triathlon!
Published on: 8/31/2009
Seven MTR members took on the trails of Shelby Farms this past weekend.
Bell and Musser complete the McMinnville City Triathlon!
Published on: 8/30/2009
Bill Bell and Merle Musser complete this Team Magic event.
Three complete the 23rd Annual Sandestin Triathlon!
Published on: 8/23/2009
Scott, Forsdick and Lafferty traveled to the Florida panhandle to complete this great event.
Thunder is represented at the USAT Age Group National Championships!
Published on: 8/23/2009
Fejfar, Tune and Hallett competed against the rest of the nation in their respective age groups.
Keeton and Scott represent Thunder at Tri Fall Creek Falls.
Published on: 8/17/2009
Justin and Clayton completed this Olympic distance event in Pikeville, Tennessee.
Over forty MTR members complete the Showman Shooter and Sharpshooter Triathlons!
Published on: 8/16/2009
Thunder had an outstanding turnout at this year's newest races, the Showman Shooter Triathlon and Sharpshooter Supersprint.
Tune takes 3rd overall at the 2009 King of the Hill!
Published on: 8/9/2009
Billy Tune biked the second fastest bike split of the day to put himself in position to place overall.
Eight complete the Mountain Lakes Triathlon.
Published on: 8/9/2009
Debbie Dees and Jeanine Watts bring home age group awards!
Simek completes the Ironman 70.3 Steelhead!
Published on: 8/2/2009
Philipe traveled to Benton Harbor, Michigan, this past Saturday to compete at this event.
MTR checks out the new Music City Triathlon course.
Published on: 7/26/2009
Thunder had a small contingent travel to the 31st Annual Music City Tri this past Sunday.
With seasonally cool temperatures, the only hot part of this year's MightyMite Tri was the water!
Published on: 7/19/2009
Over 35 MTR team members completed this year's race
Thunder heads down to the Sunfish Triathlon!
Published on: 7/12/2009
Jim Baas and David Clifton completed this year's Sunfish Triathlon this past weekend.
Traylor and Truitt take on Chattanooga.
Published on: 7/12/2009
Scott and Bruce both completed the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon this past weekend.
Zoccola & Brahm place overall at the Race of Grace Triathlon.
Published on: 6/28/2009
Four Memphis Thunder Racing team members completed this race over the weekend.
Hallett becomes an Ironman at Coeur d'Alene!
Published on: 6/22/2009
Josh completed the Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene this past weekend.
Thunder has a huge turnout at the Dragonfly Triathlon!
Published on: 6/14/2009
The storms parted and Memphis Thunder Racing had 40 team members complete this year's race!
ThunderCares raises over $2200 through "Racing for a Cause".
Published on: 6/11/2009
Memphis Thunder Racing donated $2252.73 to Teen Challenge of Memphis on June 10th, 2009.
Fejfar completes the USA Triathlon Southeast Regional Championship.
Published on: 6/7/2009
Jeff Fejfar completed the Festival of Flowers Triathlon in Ninety Six, South Carolina.
From Memphis to Switzerland!
Published on: 6/7/2009
Chris Mueller traveled to Rapperswil-Jona, Lake of Zurich, to complete the Ironman 70.3 Switzerland Triathlon!
MTR has great results at the 2009 Toad Suck Tri Fest!
Published on: 6/7/2009
Mitchell, Phillips and Hazen all come home from Lake Beaverfork with hardware.
Five MTR team members complete the Heatwave Classic Triathlon.
Published on: 6/6/2009
Traylor, Carter, Bible, Watts and Crawford completed the Heatwave Classic Triathlon this weekend.
Skinner takes age group at his second half of the season!
Published on: 5/31/2009
Jeff Skinner took home the top spot in the 55-59 age group at the Coliseum Rock 'n RollMan Triathlon.
Brahm, Simmers and Bible complete the GJCC Memorial Day Triathlon.
Published on: 5/26/2009
Leslie, Suzanne and Chuk each took home age group awards at this years event.
No rain, but plenty of "Thunder" at the 2009 Memphis in May weekend!
Published on: 5/18/2009
Memphis Thunder Racing had over 50 team members participate in this year's Memphis in May Triathlon events.
Skinner wins age group at the Gulf Coast Triathlon!
Published on: 5/10/2009
Jeff Skinner wins the 55-59 age group at the 2009 Gulf Coast Triathlon in Panama City Beach.
Thunder Racing Road Clean-up Day
Published on: 4/29/2009
Seven Memphis Thunder Racing members joined together to wallow through the mud and filth to put the trash along Reynolds Road in its rightful place.
Jon Vancil completes the famous St. Anthony's Triathlon!
Published on: 4/27/2009
Even with the swim cancelled, Jon still has a great race in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Thunder was well represented at the Boston Marathon.
Published on: 4/20/2009
Five Memphis Thunder Racing members completed the 2009 Boston Marathon this week!
Dakin and Keeton represent Thunder at Powerman Alabama.
Published on: 4/20/2009
Melanie Dakin, Justin Keeton and Karen Packer all competed in duathlons this past weekend.
Eight Thunder team members take on XTERRA Memphis!
Published on: 4/19/2009
Eight team members of Memphis Thunder Racing took on the wet and muddy course of the 1st annual XTERRA Memphis offroad triathlon this weekend!
Doug Ruddle takes age group podium at the Escape from Fort Desoto Triathlon.
Published on: 4/12/2009
Doug took 3rd place in the 45-49 age group this past Saturday in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Thirteen members of Memphis Thunder complete the largest 70.3 to date!
Published on: 4/6/2009
Thirteen team members completed the inaugural Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans triathlon this past Sunday, April 5th.
Memphis Thunder Racing has another great showing at the Rebel Man Triathlon
Published on: 3/30/2009
MTR had 20 finishers of the once again chilly Rebel Man Sprint Triathlon this past Sunday, March 29th.
The 21st Annual Wolfman Dualthlon has another great Thunder turnout.
Published on: 3/30/2009
Jeff Fejfar took 5th overall to win his age group and Cindy Ashe, Ben Shaw, Trevor Hopper and Scott Mitchell each earned a podium spot in their respective age groups.
Tune and Newberry place overall at the inaugural Natchez Trace Triathlon & Duathlon.
Published on: 3/23/2009
Nineteen members of Memphis Thunder participated at the newest local race, the Natchez Trace Duathlon and Triathlon this past Sunday.
Nicki Hutchens takes 2nd Grandmaster at the Germantown Half-marathon!
Published on: 3/16/2009
Eleven MTR team members took place in the Germantown Half-marathon and Mayor's Cup 5k this weekend.
MTR gets cycling safety signs put up around Collierville.
Published on: 3/9/2009
Memphis Thunder Racing purchased and worked together with the city of Collierville to put up road signs to help bring awareness to cycling safety.
Shaw and Bible take age group wins at the "Du it in the Dirt" Duathlon
Published on: 3/9/2009
Ben Shaw and Chuk Bible both took age group wins at the 2009 Du it in the Dirt Duathlon this past weekend in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Thunder Participates in the Sylamore 50k/25k Trail run
Published on: 2/23/2009
12 Thunder members participated in the Sylamore 50k & 25k Trail run this past weekend.
Newberry, Traylor and Truitt complete the Mardi Gras Marathon
Published on: 2/2/2009
Scott Newberry, Scott Traylor and Bruce Truitt all finished the Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans this past weekend.
Memphis Thunder Racing has great results in the Road Race Series.
Published on: 1/18/2009
Memphis Thunder Racing has great results in the Road Race Series.
Thunder is all about at the Memphis St. Jude Marathon Weekend!
Published on: 12/7/2008
Over 30 members of Memphis Thunder Racing completed one of the three races this past weekend.
Greenburg and Sills complete Ironman Arizona!
Published on: 11/24/2008
Memphis Thunder Racing adds two more team members to the Ironman list!
Thunder adds 17 members to the "Ironman" list!
Published on: 11/2/2008
Seventeen Memphis Thunder Racing team members completed their first Ironman on November 1st at the Ford Ironman Florida triathlon.
Ronda Jacoby completes the Great Floridian Triathlon!
Published on: 10/26/2008
Ronda completed the full-iron distance race this past weekend in Clermont, Florida.
Some may ask how you train for a 112-mile bike leg?
Published on: 10/26/2008
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Local Triathlon Team Turns Non-Profit and Gives Back to Community
Published on: 10/16/2008
The following story was posted in part in several local, Memphis area publications.
Memphis Thunder has a great race at the Longhorn Ironman 70.3
Published on: 10/6/2008
Four team members completed the Longhorn Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Austin, Texas.
Thunder takes part in another Los Locos Duathlon.
Published on: 9/28/2008
Several Memphis Thunder Racing team members competed at the Los Locos Duathlon this past Sunday, September 28th.
Kelsey Markham takes age group Duathlon World Title.
Published on: 9/28/2008
Kelsey Markham took the 18-19 age group World Title at the ITU Short Course Duathlon World Championship.
Kelsey Markham becomes age group national champion.
Published on: 9/21/2008
Kelsey won the 19 and under division at the 2008 USAT National Age Group Championships!
Music City Triathlon finishers miss out on the swim leg.
Published on: 9/15/2008
Due to local weather conditions, participants in the Music City Triathlon did not complete a swim, and finished the bike and run in 40mph gusts and wet conditions.
Memphis Thunder Racing has a strong group at the Great Illini Half.
Published on: 9/7/2008
Twelve MTR team members competed at the 2008 Great Illini Half at Lake Mattoon Beach, Illinois this past Saturday.
Memphis Thunder Racing results from the Old Hickory Lake Triathlon.
Published on: 9/7/2008
Congrats to Melanie Dakin, the lone Thunder member at the Old Hickory Lake Triathlon.
MTR takes home the 2008 SERCS Championship from Peachtree!
Published on: 8/24/2008
Skinner, Simmers, Lee and Sanders competed at the TRI Peachtree City Triathlon this past Saturday and brought home the 2008 Southeast Region Club Series Championship once again for Memphis Thunder Racing!
Thunder enjoys the 16th Annual Wolfpack Triathlon.
Published on: 8/18/2008
Thunder members enjoyed the offroad fun of this year's Wolfpack Triathlon at Shelby Farms this past Sunday.
ThunderCares and Special Olympics athletes hold a great field day!
Published on: 8/17/2008
Memphis Thunder Racing and athletes from the Memphis-area Special Olympics held a field day on Saturday, August 16th, at Halle Park.
The Degray Lake Triathlon Festival was a hit as always.
Published on: 8/17/2008
Several Memphis Thunder Racing team members participated at the Degray Lake Triathlon Festival this past weekend.
Thunder has a strong showing at the Mountain Lakes Triathlon.
Published on: 8/10/2008
Four team members completed the Mountain Lakes Triathlon on Saturday August 9th, in Guntersville, Alabama.
Thunder was proud to take part in the 1st Annual FitCity Triathlon!
Published on: 8/10/2008
Thunder was extremely proud to be a part of the newest Memphis area triathlon on Saturday, August 9th.
Plenty of heat and hills at the King of the Hill Triathlon!
Published on: 8/3/2008
Several team members completed the 3rd Annual Tupelo King of the Hill Triathlon on Saturday, August 2nd.
Thunder was nine members strong at Heart O' Dixie.
Published on: 7/27/2008
Nine Memphis Thunder Racing team members completed the 29th Annual Heart O' Dixie Triathlon this weekend.
Three members completed the Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon!
Published on: 7/27/2008
Several MTR team members completed the Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon on Saturday, July 27th.
Thunder members travel to New York City to race!
Published on: 7/21/2008
Kelsey Markham, Reed Walters and Tom Bononno traveled to the Nautica New York City Triathlon this past weekend.
Bruce Truitt and Jeanine Watts complete the Vineman Ironman 70.3!
Published on: 7/21/2008
Congrats to our two Memphis Thunder Racing team members who traveled to California!
MTR has a great turnout at the 25th Annual Mightymite Triathlon!
Published on: 7/20/2008
Memphis Thunder Racing had a great turnout at the 25th Annual Mightymite Triathlon this past Saturday July 19th, in Forrest City, Arkansas.
"Racing for a Cause" raises $5653 for the Church Health Center!
Published on: 7/16/2008
Memphis Thunder Racing presented a check for $5653 to the Church Health Center on Wednesday, July 16th. These funds where raised by "Racing for a Cause" at the Memphis in May Triathlon.
Thunder competes at the Sunfish and Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlons.
Published on: 7/13/2008
Members of MTR competed at both the Sunfish Triathlon and the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon this past weekend.
Barbara Zocolla has another strong showing at the McMinnville City Triathlon.
Published on: 6/29/2008
Barbara Zoccola was the lone MTR member at the 2008 McMinnville City Triathlon on June 28th. She came away with another age group first place!
Damie Roberts takes top honors at the 2008 Race of Grace Triathlon.
Published on: 6/22/2008
Three MTR team members competed at the 2008 Race of Grace Triathlon this past Saturday, June 21, in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
Thunder shows strong at the Dragonfly Triathlon.
Published on: 6/14/2008
Memphis Thunder Racing had a strong showing at the 2008 Dragonfly Triathlon at Sardis Lake this weekend.
Way to go Thunder finishers of the Heatwave Classic Triathlon.
Published on: 6/8/2008
Several Memphis Thunder Racing team members completed the Heatwave Classic Triathlon in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Congratulations to the finishers of the Coliseum Rock 'N RollMan Half!
Published on: 6/1/2008
Four Memphis Thunder Racing team members completed the Coliseum Rock 'N RollMan Half this past Saturday, May 31st.
Memphis Thunder has a race filled Memorial Day weekend.
Published on: 5/27/2008
Memphis Thunder Racing had three team members compete at both the Y-TRI and the GJCC sprint triathlons this past weekend.
Thunder once again has a great turnout for the Memphis in May weekend!
Published on: 5/19/2008
Memphis Thunder Racing had 6 individual finishers complete the Mountain Bike Triathlon and 39 individual finishers complete the Memphis in May Triathlon this past weekend!
Congratulations to the Memphis Thunder finishers of the Gulf Coast Triathlon.
Published on: 5/11/2008
Several Memphis Thunder Racing team members completed the Gulf Coast half-ironman distance Triathlon this past Saturday, May 10, 2008.
2nd annual "Cycle for Safety" in memory of Cory Horton was a huge success!
Published on: 5/5/2008
2nd annual "Cycle for Safety" in memory of Cory Horton was a huge success!
Congrats to our MTR Mr. Trophy Ironwill Triathlon finishers!
Published on: 5/4/2008
Congrats to all our Memphis Thunder Racing athletes who completed the Mr. Trophy Ironwill Triathlon on May 3, 2008.
A small but strong Thunder showing at the Alabama Coastal Tri - um, I mean Du.
Published on: 5/4/2008
Damie Roberts takes 5th overall and Jeff Skinner takes 3rd in the 50-54 age group this past weekend at the Alabama Coastal Tri. Because of rough water conditions, the race directors changed the format to a run-bike-run duathlon for this event.
1st Annual "FitCity" Dash n Splash was a great event!
Published on: 4/18/2008
WellWorx Sporting Clubs 1st Annual "FitCity" Dash n Splash on Friday, April 18, was a great event.
Team Magic puts on another great duathlon weekend in Irondale, and MTR was there.
Published on: 4/14/2008
Several Memphis Thunder Racing team members competed at the Powerman Alabama Duathlon and WhistleStop Duathlon this weekend.
MTR 2007 season recap slideshow!
Published on: 4/9/2008
In case you missed the party, or had a few too many to remember, here is the slideshow presented at the party.
Thunder runs amok in the mud at the Wolfman Duathlon!
Published on: 3/31/2008
Although the weather threatened with rain, thunder, and lightning, the Wolfman Duathlon made an unforgettable race experience for all those who participated.
MTR beats the cold to compete at the Rebel Man sprint triathlon.
Published on: 3/30/2008
It was a cool and windy day in Oxford, but Memphis Thunder Racing had a awesome turnout for this popular local race. Congrats to all the finishers!
The MTR Triathlon Clinic on Saturday, March 1st, was a huge success!
Published on: 3/2/2008
The MTR Triathlon Clinic on Saturday, March 1st, was a huge success!

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