Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Robyn's E News 22 July 09

Hi All,

All eyes (and training focus) now turn to the next major event on our calendar - the NT Long Course Triathlon Championship to be held at Berry Springs Resort on Sunday 16 August 2009, start time 7am.

That's only three and a half weeks away folks, so I encourage you to go to and complete your online entry.

Please ditch that horrid NT habit of leaving everything to the last minute and assist organisers by getting your entry and payment ($15 individual) done right now.

Sounds like there are some interesting teams forming and they also need to register asap as well.


1. Vineman Ironman 70.3, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Joe Gambles 3.49.18 Female: Pip Taylor 4.20.04

2. Musselman Triathlon, Lake Seneca, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Jesse Vondracek 4.23.58 Female: Kristin White 4.44.36


1. Thanks to all those who have renewed their membership online. This process greatly reduces the workload of volunteers and TNT staff.

2. Having difficulty, email and I'm happy to assist where possible - it may just mean you have moved or changed email addresses to that currently in the system.


1. FOR SALE: Specialized Dolce road bike, women’s specific Medium (51 cm) $700. Suit small female or junior. Contact: Kelly 0422 050 861

2. FOR SALE: T23 Felt Road Bike for sale; brand new never been ridden (ins claim); red on colour, medium to large frame; $1,500 Contact: Jackie 0407 190 276

3. FOR SALE: Tri Club Ladies One Piece bathers (Size 12) $70 and Small Two Piece bathers $70 Email:

4. FOR SALE: Cervelo P2 DuraAce 2009. Size 51 (small). As new. $5000 (RRP $5699). Contact David: 0418 807 997

5. Items for E News by 8pm Sunday please.


1. Darwin Surf Lifesaving's Beach 2 Bridge is on again Saturday afternoon 8 August 2009. The event starts and finishes at the surf club this year. Want a copy of entry form forwarded? Let me know & I'll send. Entry $25

2. Darwin Cycle Club's "Around the Bay" ride to Mandorah is on Sunday 9 August 2009. Fact sheet attached. Cycle club members $42 Non members $50

3. In the history of the Tour de France, no cyclist has ever climbed a mountain as fast as Alberto Contador rode up to Verbier. His climbing rate was 1900 m/hour, breaking the old record held by Bjarne Riis of Denmark at 1843 m/hour. Decide for yourself if this was due to tactics/race situation, doping, following wind or physiological ability! Whatever, it's awesome climbing, and no one matched him.

4. Early-bird entries for Ironman Western Australia close at 5pm, Friday 31 July – by entering before this date, you can save yourself up to $45. Visit the Ironman WA website for further information.

5. Some of our members will be in action at the Darwin Half Marathon this weekend. Good luck to those participating (individual & teams).

6. Ron Greip almost has shares in a pharmaceutical company following his airborne antics at the crit on Thursday. He has "marked ac dislocation and the suggestion of a clavicle fracture" along with lots of road pizza. Helmet split in two - the least of his worries. We wish Ron a very speedy recovery and Raz the patience to deal with the patient! Seems great riding skills saved Jason Jones from the same fate.

7. IMG has secured a total of 100 qualifying slots to the 2010 Ironman World Championship. World Triathlon Corporation have now assigned the following breakdown of slots between pro and age group athletes: 2009 Ironman Western Australia – 40 spots: 4 x pro, 36 x age group and 2010 Ironman Australia – 60 spots: 5 x pro, 55 x age group

8. Flickr update: 3112 items, 27,158 views ! Easy way to view - select set on right, click and view as thumbnails, then click to individual photo to enlarge.


... you have a drawer of lycra in your freezer
... you can drink a cold can of anything wet in 10 secs flat
... you buy your running shoes half a size bigger to accommodate that black toenail

Enjoy the Show if you are heading that way,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Club website:
Facebook Group: Darwin Triathlon Club
Facebook Event: 2009 NT Long Course Triathlon

Monday, 20 July 2009

Robyn's E News 20 July 09

One of our enthusiastic volunteers at Sprint Race 3

Hi All,

Competitors in Race 3 of the Sprint Series again experienced near perfect triathlon conditions. The wind was up a little on the bike course but cooler conditions made for quick run times.

Our thanks to Race Director for the day, Dean Preddy, and all those who volunteered to assist with this event. Dean was still out there retrieving signs long after many of us had our feet up. Without all the offers of assistance our events couldn't go ahead and we really appreciate the efforts of all those who volunteer.

We get a bit of a break from triathlon competition now until our Long Course. But, as is usual at this time of year, there are a number of other events to take up the slack.


1. Race 3 Sprint Series, Lake Alexander, 750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run

Provisional results:

1 Chad Anderson 1 hr 06 mins 48 secs; 2 Todd Israel 1.08.04; 3 Heath Porter 1.10.00; 4 Jerome Bosmans 1.12.24; 5 Rob Weatherald 1.13.36; 6 Jason Jones 1.15.27; 7 Michelle Gailey 1.16.35; 8 John Thyne 1.16.49; 9 Brian Gallagher 1.17.30; 10 Lauren Stephenson 1.17.35; 11 Blue Watt 1.17.38; 12 Pete Brady 1.17.58; 13 Damien Brown 1.18.46; 14 Rebecca Thyne 1.19.17; 15 Roland Edwards 1.19.38; 16 James Geddes 1.19.40; 17 Paul Bell 1.20.01; 18 Phil Brownscombe 1.20.37; 19 Tom Gilfedder 1.21.28; 20 Phill Hatty 1.21.35; 21 Andy Jones 1.21.57; 22 Mick Gould 1.24.03; 23 Matt Bates 1.24.17; 24 Daryl Stanley 1.24.33; 25 Phil Blumberg 1.24.51; 26 Simon Wiese 1.24.53; 27 Team Kylie/Paul Sheffield 1.25.23; 28 Scott Gilbert 1.26.06; 29 Jamie Wilson 1.26.18; 30 Luke Hanson 1.26.26; 31 Vicki Woodrow 1.27.13; 32 Korgan Hucent 1.27.35; 33 Tara Worby 1.28.02; 34 Ben Brady 1.29.44; 35 Monica Stewart 1.30.15; 36 Simon Jeggo 1.30.48; 37 Arullan Naidoo 1.31.22; 38 Christine Friebel 1.39.35; 39 Kyle Gear dnf; 40 Grant Preddy dnf

Short Option: 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

1 Tim Lewis 44 mins 40 secs; 2 Adrian Beard 44.45; 3 Todd Sparrow 44.48; 4 Jessy Young 44.50; 5 Shane Forster 53.27; 6 Ernie Koch 57.28


16 August 2009
NT Long Course Triathlon
Berry Springs

2km swim, 60km bike, 16km run

Race Director: John Thyne 0423 797 401
Registration: Christine Friebel / Sam Lloyd
Timekeepers: Asha Mahasuria / Rose Stephens
Fruit / Ice: Kylie Sheffield


1. Further information on how to enter:

2. Are you driving to the Lakes Resort for the NT Long Course Championships? Do you have space for another person + bike? A number of interstaters are looking for lifts to and from Berry Springs on race weekend. If you can help, please email Kylie at

3. See attached flyer for info on pre and post race functions.


1. FOR SALE: Specialized Dolce road bike, women’s specific Medium (51 cm) $700. Suit small female or junior. Contact Kelly 0422 050 861

2. FOR SALE: T23 Felt Road Bike for sale; brand new never been ridden; red on colour, medium to large frame; asking price is $1,500.00
(around $2,300.00 to purchase). Contact: Jackie 0407 190 276

3. FOR SALE: Tri Club Ladies One Piece bathers (Size 12) $70 and Small Two Piece bathers $70 Email:

4. FOR SALE: Triathlon Tranz Mats $25. Contact Shane 0414 358 887

5. New items or requests for repeats by Wednesday 7am please


1. Yesterday's event was Jerome Bosman's last hit out with the club. Poor thing, he is relocating to an exotic island location. He is around for a few more weeks yet & I hear his farewell party is in final planning stages. Jerome has contributed to lots of thrilling racing over the years and who could forget the excitement when he made the podium at ITU Long Distance Worlds in Lorient? We know part of his heart will remain with his Top End friends and that we may be able to tempt him back for a visit sometime.

2. The mystery man in the race 3 sprint field was Todd Israel. He certainly put the cat among the pigeons. He is racing for the British Long Distance team in Perth in October.

3. Roland Edwards was also competing in his last club event before heading off for cooler climes. Roland has already picked his tri club in Adelaide. We wish Roland good luck with his new job and hope to see him back for a race sometime in the future.

4. Vicki Woodrow was also a welcome visitor at the event. On a flying visit back to Darwin, Vicki was able to catch up with lots of old friends as well as show us she can still put in a good tri effort. "It's that residual base", she said.

5. Would you rather spend your weekends doing something more fun than cleaning the house? If so, one of our members can help! Bec Thyne says she will provide a professional and reliable cleaning service for homes of all shapes and sizes. She will come to your house once a week or once a fortnight for a minimum of 3 hours and do all of the basics, or you can ask for specific jobs to be done such as windows, fans, palm frond collecting or…the oven. She is also happy do one off cleaning jobs. Cost is $30 per hour with all cleaning equipment and cleaning agents provided (except vacuum cleaner). References available. Call Bec Thyne on 0408 878 689 or email to find out more.

6. Some of our members teamed up for the Leah Cullen 10km swim on Saturday. They included Pete Brady, Brian Gallagher, Hollie Goodall, Roland Edwards, Graeme Parsons, Jason Jones and Heath Porter.

7. Club president John Thyne is usually a modest sort of bloke but just ask him at the moment and he will tell you that he has finally cracked the magic 20 min mark for 5km run! He nailed it at Runners Club at Amy Johnson on Wednesday and to prove it wasn't a fluke did it again yesterday.

8. And Mick Outhred probably won't tell you, but that's him (looking very professional) on Page 11 of TMSM Training Guide (have a quick peek at your newsagent).


... you don't know a thing about last night's stage of the Tour because you couldn't stay awake that long
... your child comes home with the school record for running and tells you that he took it out in a nice pace he could hold and everyone else died
... your bike is cleaner than your car


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Club website:
Facebook Group: Darwin Triathlon Club
Facebook Event: 2009 NT Long Course Triathlon