“For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but of power, love and self control.”
This is only one of several mantras that I repeated during my most recent Ironman. Anyone that has toed the line for this 140.6 mile day will tell you that there comes a point when you have to dig deep, find your inner self, or call on a higher power to get you to the finish line.
For everyone except the pros, Ironman isn’t a race. It’s a calling to challenge yourself to achieve the seemingly impossible. It begins as a thought. With credit card in hand, you take a leap of faith. For the next 12 months you can think of little else. You tell others of your plan while secretly asking yourself, “Am I really doing this?”
Thanks to EVERYONE, participants, volunteers, sponsors, EMTs, police, and anyone I have forgotten to mention for maiking the 2014 edition of this annual event super spectacular.
Place Time 1.Doug Clark 1:13:22 2.Bobby Hammond 1:14:39 3.Chris Gebhardt 1:14:55
Place Time 1.Jemila Najjar-keith 1:22:40 2.Paula Elejalde 1:24:58 3.Bridget Hatch 1:26:56
With the 2014 season in full swing, it's time to order your new kits. We have more options this year for everything from triathlon kits to full cycling kits...We have also added a run singlet so no matter what type of event you are doing, you can show your pride and affiliation with one of the best sports clubs around. We also have tech tees for those training runs and expos. People are starting to see our Killer Bees all over the place, winning races, overall and their age groups...and are inquiring about the club which is great! But the comraderie you get when you line up with a bunch of other team members is what this is all about above all else! So log in to the website HERE and check under the ABOUT US/PARAMOUNT TEAM GEAR section to see everything you can snap up.
Show your pride, tell everyone you're a Killer Bee!
Drew Ranger Masters is a club member of United States Masters Swimming, Inc. We offer year-round coached swimming workouts for adults. Anyone aged 18 and older is welcome to join our club and swim with us.
Our group is made up of all levels of swimmers, from beginners to former collegiate swimmers to current masters competitors. We have people who compete in swim meets and triathlons, and others who swim just for the benefits that a regular swimming routine has to offer: stress release, physical and mental fitness. All levels are welcome!
Please click below for more information on the Drew Masters Swimming Program.
Pay It Forward
Paramount is on a mission to become the finest triathlon club in Northern New Jersey! Having said that, if you attended the Kick Off meeting, you heard about a new Paramount “incentive” called, Pay It Forward. What does that mean, exactly?
A club is only as strong as it’s members. You will reap what you sow. If you want to belong to a great organization, then you have to be willing to step up to the plate and create it! So here is the deal...
We’re asking all Paramount members to “pay” a minimum of 5 hours of “service” to the club for the year. “Service” is a very loose term, and I believe that there is not one person out there on our membership roster that cannot easily meet the minimum.
Here are some examples:
· Volunteer to lead a ride or run (Splinter groups)
· Help out before, during or after the Randolph Triathlon
· Help out at the Kids’ Triathlon
· Commit to being on the Paramount Team at organized races like the Rutger’s Unite 1/2 marathon or NJ State Triathlon, etc.
Before you say...”But I’m not fast enough” to be a leader, relax...Let’s call you a “host” instead. It just means that you are committing your time to be at a location and be a greeter or even be a sweep rider for the slowest person that shows up. Feel better? Good!
We’ll be looking for you.
Join the club and make the most of your triathlon experience.