Jess is a Colorado native who grew up in Grand Junction and then moved to Denver in 2009. She is currently gearing up to compete at IronMan 70.3 St George.
Kevin Merlander moved from northern California to Colorado in early 2020 and joined RMTC as soon as he got here. He shared that RMTC was very welcoming to him as they immediately invited him to come to a Track workout, then, after, he started going to anything his calendar would permit. He's currently gearing up for Ironman 70.3 St. George on 5/1.
Bob Spicer moved to Colorado from New York in 1983. Currently he is gearing up for the St George IronMan 70.3 and later in the summer Lake Placid IronMan 140.6.
Josh Southern has lived in Colorado his whole life and joined RMTC a few years ago. Josh had the opportunity to race a couple triathlons in the fall of 2020; i.e., Littlefoot Sprint Triathlon in Lakewood and Lookout Mountain Triathlon in Golden; and, since, has been able to step into a few short running races. His first major race this season will be the Beat-the-Heat Half-Marathon in Arvada on April 17.
Christine Kachinsky-Bye, who recently moved to Golden from NJ, joined RMTC in December, 2020 and will be racing in IronMan 70.3 Florida on April 18. It has been awhile since she has pushed her mind and body, especially her reconstructed knee following a skiing accident a few years ago, as her last triathlon was the 2019 IronMan 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France.
Parker Watt, who recently moved to Lakewood from Chicago, IL, joined RMTC in November 2019 and will have the honor of being the first RMTC member to be racing a triathlon in 2021 at IronMan 70.3 Texas on April 11. Although he was able to do one tri last year, i.e., 2020 Littlefoot Sprint Triathlon in Lakewood, his last long course race goes all the way back to August, 2019 at IronMan 70.3 in Traverse City, MI. So, like us all, it has been awhile.