Dec 07

BEAT Christmas Party

Our triathletes cleaned up and decked the halls at the Hopfenspergers on Saturday night!  Many thanks to John and Kristine for graciously opening up their home to us.  Thanks to everyone who attended!

 

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Nov 05

BEAT Nolensville Kids Triathlon

Beat_tri-kids_logo_M2We are so excited to announce our FIRST-ANNUAL BEAT Nolensville Kids Triathlon!  We are so appreciative of the support of Mayor Jimmy Alexander, the Town of Nolensville, and the Williamson County Parks & Recreation Department, for helping to make this event a reality!  Please check out all of the event details on our website and click on the logo to be connected to our Active.com registration site.

 

 

Oct 09

Runners for Ravenwood

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Richard Kenmuir: “I created this web page in order to gain support to allow runners to use the trails in Ravenswood Park. The park is about to open to the public – and it looks amazing!

UNFORTUNATELY parks officials have prohibited running on the trails! Their intention is to create an environment where you can “lose yourself” on the trails.

I can understand their intentions and would support limiting group sizes and activities such as mountain biking [and i love mountain biking too]. However whats more of a concern is that dogs are allowed…but runners not!

I believe that runners and hikers can coexist and enjoy the trails together. I believe that runners are unique, we respect other trail users, we love our trails and we love our environment.

Please like this page if you support this effort…feel free to comment but PLEASE remember that we represent our part of the community so keep it wholesome.”

Click through to “like” Runners for Ravenwood on Facebook and check out other media stories about Richard’s effort.

Runners for Ravenwood

Brentwood Home Page Article

WSMV Channel 4 News Report

 

 

Jul 29

Why Older Triathletes are Freaks

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Why Older Triathletes are Freaks

Jul 25

BEAT Member Thad Beaty Trains Contestant on Extreme Weight Loss!

Musician and Athlete Thad Beaty Coaches Participant on ABC’s Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition

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Sugarland guitarist, two-time IRONMAN, and Athlete Thad Beaty was fortunate to spend 2013 as the spokesperson for IRONMAN’S Kona Inspired program, working with athletes facing tremendous obstacles even before they got to Kona’s starting line. Now he’s taking his recently acquired USAT coaching certification from the big stage to the small screen, having acted as a coach and mentor to a participant on ABC’s Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition, helping to guide a novice through the New Zealand 70.3.

Says Beaty, “My time with the athletes in the Kona Inspires program really showed me that IRONMAN is a powerful vehicle to affect change in people’s lives. It not only encompasses the lessons learned during training, but after crossing the finish line on race day you get to carry with you the confidence of knowing you achieved something extraordinary, something you never thought possible. And that changes the trajectory of your life.”

Thad knows something about this change in trajectory. After spending years on the road backing up pop-country juggernaut Sugarland and sharing the stage with the likes of Beyonce’, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna, Beaty’s lifestyle of late nights, access to round-the-clock catering, and constant travel resulted in his health spiraling out of control. He set a goal to race an IRONMAN and subsequently lost over 70 pounds in an 18-month period, making him an ideal fit to work with people such as those on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition who, like him, were also looking to make radical life changes.

Thad’s personal experience gave him the confidence to work with the ABC show, saying “We had 7 months to take someone who could barely swim and hadn’t ridden a bike in 20 years from the couch to a 70.3. It was crazy but I believed we were up for the challenge.”

Tune in on Tuesday, July 15th at 8/7c on ABC to watch Thad and his mentee take on that challenge in the hopes of changing lives and making dreams come true. Good luck Thad!

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