Thursday, September 30, 2010

Congratulations to Cyndy for being named ‘Triathlete of the Month’ for September!

Cyndy has shown heart, dedication, and consistency in her training. After completing her first sprint triathlon at the ‘Roy McConnell’ Memorial Race, she has absorbed the excitement of this ‘tri thing’ and now she wants to compete in the Olympic distance this October. Cyndy is an inspiration to all of us as she continues to push herself at each practice. Thank you, Cyndy, for choosing me to be your Coach. I’m honored to be there by your side cheering you on!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thank you to ALL who donated to Roy's Memorial Fund. The winner of the Nuun & Advocare products is .........

Coach Jacklynn!!!

And, no, she did not draw the name of the winner ;-) Thank you, Ericka, for handling the collections and the drawing.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

That was what was written on blue wristbands given to each athlete. Two words joined together that describe our beloved teammate Roy McConnell who raced for God, not himself. Who was tragically killed by a DUI driver on August 1, 2010, along with his three sons. For whom now a race is now named after so that he and his legacy will never be forgotten.

Blanchard Park Y Tri Club members came out in force to race, cheer and volunteer.

As well as many McConnells.

Jim McConnell, Roy's brother, saying a few words after the race.

It was a wonderful day filled with memories of Roy and his sons. And a fine day of racing for BPY Tri as well:

Tracy - 3rd Athena
Natalie - 4th Athena
Diane - 7th Athena
Renee - 1st F 30-34
Sebrina - 4th F 30-34
Elizabeth - 1st F 35-39
Yoly - 3rd F 35-39
Ericka - 3rd F 40-44
Lisa - 1st F 45-49
Melissa - 3rd F 55-59
Cameron – 1st Super Clyde 39 & Under
Will - 1st M 30-34
Barry L - 2nd M 35-39
Paul - 4th M 40-44
Mark - 2nd M 50-54
Brice - 7th M 50-54
Connie - 2nd F 55-59 in My First Tri!
Cyndy - 3rd F Overall in My First Tri!
Jason E - 1st M 30-34 in My First Tri!
TEAM Tri For Roy: Daniela, Juli, John 1- st ST Relay Coed
TEAM Roys Raiders: Emery, Allison, Beth 2- nd ST Relay Coed
Doug, 3rd M 45-49 in Duathlon

For full race results, click here. Below are a few more pictures from the wonderful Roy McConnell Mango Triathlon event:

Thanks to EVERYONE who came out!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

(Originally posted on August 1, 2010. Post-dated to keep this at the top. Other newer posts will appear below until 9/18)

As many of you may have heard by now, our beloved teammate Roy McConnell was tragically killed last night along with 3 of his sons by a DUI driver. The Blanchard Park Y Tri Club will dedicate our two August team races to him.

On Saturday, September 18 (new date!), we are racing a sprint tri locally at Moss Park (see Mango Tri Festival) and inviting EVERYONE who knew Roy to come join us to celebrate Roy's life and tri spirit. There are duathlon and aquabike options for those who would prefer to run-bike-run or swim-bike, as well as relay options. Even if you are not planning to race, you can attend as a spectator or volunteer and help pay tribute to an exeptional man, father and a team favorite, Roy McConnell. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Special things at Roy's Race announced!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Roy's race is this Saturday!!!

Please sign up here if you haven't already. And check out the video above that talks about some special things that are going to happen at this race. SO COOL!!!

Also, if you are planning to donate Roy's Memorial Fund, please give the funds to Coach Jacklynn or Ericka Stephens by this Friday, September 17 (extended by two days). Checks can be made payable to Ericka Stephens who is in charge of collecting donations. If you'd like to leave it at the front desk, put it in an envelope that says: For Coach Jacklynn Stroz, Attn: Ericka Stephens, Roy's Memorial Fund. Again, we'll be raffling off ~$50 worth of Nuun & Advocare fluid products to one lucky donor. Each $10 donation is worth one raffle entry!

Lastly, we are looking for photos of YOU in your BPY Tri Club uniform in various parts of the country or world for a new Travel Photo Challenge! If you are on Facebook, post them directly on our Fan Page wall. If you are not on Facebook, send them to Shirley at bpytri @ Let's see if we can get 20 photos by the end of the year! Here's photo #1:

BPYTri goes to Hawaii!

Look forward to seeing you at Roy's Race and seeing those photos!!

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