Team FTC Annual Party

January 7, 2018 at Cypress & Grove Brewing Co.

Our first Team FTC Annual Party was a success! Thank you to everyone that attended! Angela and I were overwhelmed by the turnout--over 125 guests! Big thanks to Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. for allowing us to host our event at their amazing brewery. Big shot-out to On Shoes and all the local businesses that provided giveaways! Good times and lots of smiles! Cheers! #TeamFTCAnnualParty

Tom Walker Half/5k 2017

November 11, 2017

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since our team ran it's first race together at Tom Walker! And what a year it's been! I am so thankful that I get to coach such an amazing and inspiring group of people! All of the work we put in over the summer and into the fall paid off big time yesterday! Despite many of us being in the middle of Marathon training, we had a ton of podium finishes, age group winners, and HUGE PRs!! But most importantly we inspire each other every day to work hard and be our best, we truly are a team! Go Team FTC!

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Flatwoods 5k

October 28, 2017

 Flatwoods 5k was a success! Too many PR's to count! Go Team FTC!

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Team FTC Fall Twilight 5k

September 23, 2017

It was an amazing day of racing for TeamFTC all over the state of Florida yesterday! We had win's and podium finishes at races in St. Augustine, Clearwater, Newberry, Jacksonville, a local Triathlon, the Senior games and then the TeamFTC Track meet! We had more PR's than I can count and so many amazing performances! Very proud to be the coach of our great team!
Go Team FTC!

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2017 Alachua 5k Challenge 

August 19, 2017

Team Florida Track Club headed out to the beautiful rolling hills of Alachua today. The team took on a super challenging 5k Cross Country race, we got muddy, ran hard, and most importantly we had a blast! Thanks for the great photos, Aidan!

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39th Annual Melon Run

July 4, 2017

Team Florida Track Club had a blast today out at the 39th Annual Melon Run! I am so proud of the teamwork and camaraderie of our group! Last year, I was out at the Melon Run asking local runners to sign up for a fall training program with Eduardo Garcia and me! Now, just one year later, to return to the Melon Run, coaching over 100 runners is a dream come true! I am thankful for all the amazing runners on TeamFTC and the incredible running community here in Gainesville! Thank you to the Florida Track Club and Richard J. Garand for a great race today!

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Run for the Pie 5k 

June 10th, 2017

I had a blast racing the Run for the Pies last night in Jacksonville! The stacked field, warm temps, wind, and 25-turn course required everything I had in me to get the job done! It felt great to be pushed, push the field, and come out on top when it was all said and done. My pain face was in full effect for the final 1.5 miles, I guess that's what happens when you drop in a big surge with 2 miles to go... So proud of all our TeamFTC runners that laid it on the line yesterday! This is officially the end of spring racing season! Now it's time to focus all energy on the Marathon!

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FTC Twilight Track Meet 

June 6th, 2017

TeamFTC had a blast out at the FTC Twilight Track Meet tonight!

The Gainesville running community sure is special! So proud of all of our runners and their amazing families! Thank you to the Florida Track Club, the MC Richard J. Garand, Race Director Betsy Suda, Kristen Crisp of The Sanity Gurus, and our TeamFTC Personal Message Therapist Steve Spence for making this event a smashing success!

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Southern Oak One Mile Championship

May 6th, 2017~Jacksonville, FL

Team Florida Track Club road tripped up to Jacksonville on Saturday for the Southern Oak One Mile Championship! We had some huge PR's, swept the titles in the men's and women's Elite races and had a blast doing it!

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FPOL Race Weekend and Marathon Expo

February 25-26th, 2017

What an incredible day for Team FTC out at the FPOL Half/Marathon! I am so proud of all the work our team has put in over the past few months to prepare for today! Almost the entire Team ran Personal Records and I was fortunate enough to break the 11-year-old course record in 1:06:21! I knew my team was laying it on the line today and they inspired me to do the same! Thank you so much to all our amazing runners on TeamFTC! 

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Newnan's Lake 15k

January 28, 2017

I am so proud of Team Florida Track Club for all the hard work and training our runners have put in over the past few months! It paid off big today with tons of Personal Records and fast times! I had so much fun racing with and coaching our amazing team today! Thanks to Ravi for the awesome photos!

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Matanzas 5k

January 21, 2017 

I had so much fun road tripping to St. Augustine today for the Matanzas 5k with TeamFTC! I am so proud of all our runners for putting it on the line today! We had some huge PR's, season bests and gritty performances! I am honored to coach these speedy runners and thankful to have such a great group of people in my life! Photos by: Lara Drondoski, Thanks for the awesome photos, Lara!

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Frank Shorter Mile

January 1, 2017

Thank you Cathy Bester for the awesome photos! 

Team Florida Track Club had a great run and lots of fun to start the new year! We had lots of PRs at the Frank Shorter Mile and an awesome after party at Rob and Mary Robins' house! Thank you to the Robin's, Race Director Betsy Suda, and all of our great teammates for a fantastic start to the new year!

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First Magnitude 7.2k Springs Run Photos

December 10, 2016

What an amazing day for Team FTC out at the First Magnitude 7.2k Springs Run! I had so much fun coaching all of our amazing athletes. I had the honor of leading our team to numerous age group awards, PR's and lots of fun! I am so grateful to coach all these amazing runners. Not only are they speedy, they are fantastic people. I love my Team FTC family!

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Tom Walker 5k & Half Marathon Photos

November 5, 2016

What an awesome morning out at the Tom Walker Half Marathon and 5K! I am so incredibly proud of all the awesome performances from TeamFTC today! We had some huge PRs and some great teamwork! I am so honored to have such an amazing team and I know this is the beginning of something truly special! I am so thankful that I get to work with so many amazing people! By myself, I am just a coach with a dream... But with all of you, we are a Team! TeamFTC!!!

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Ani Veltcheva- State XC Interview

October 29, 2016

Congrats to Team FTC runner Ani of Lincoln Middle School! Ani won the State Cross Country Championship yesterday and in the process broke the State Record! Team FTC is proud of you Ani! You are a joy to coach and to be around.

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