Monday, 16 November 2009

Robyn's E News 16 Nov 09

Hi All,

Our junior club members were in action down at Palmerston yesterday and, along with some exciting racing, they were involved in some more interesting skill training activities. Our thanks to the junior committee, junior coaches and the many volunteers for continuing to ensure the success of the junior events.


1. Clearwater 70.3 World Championships, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Michael Raelert 3.34.04 Female: Julie dibbens 3.59.33

2. Shepparton Half Ironman, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Jimmy Johnson 3.51.46 Female: Bec Keat 4.19.37

James Geddes 63rd M40-44 5.36.11


Charlotte McShane 3rd Open F 4.24.34
Dave Trudgian 3rd M50-54 4.49.56
Kylie Lucas 3rd F35-39 5.08.07


Friday 20 Nov 09
Lake Alexander
Splash N Dash

300m swim, 2km run x 3


Race Director: Kyle Gear 0437 814 892
Registration: Lauren Stephenson / Cathy Preddy
Timekeepers: Jane Marie Kerslake / Roger Decurtins
Fruit / Ice: Lauren Stephenson


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1. Items for E News by 8pm tomorrow please.


1. Craig Walton - AIS Coach of the Year

2. Emma Moffat - AIS Athlete of the Year jointly with Brenton Rickard (swimming)

3. Retiring TA president Ken Bonham was awarded Triathlon Australia Life Membership as was retiring director Brian Hinton. Both men have (and will continue to have) a huge involvement in the development of the sport in Australia over many, many years.

4. New Triathlon Australia president is Peter Hedge.

5. World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and Laguna Resorts & Hotels have announced the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship to be held on Dec. 5, 2010. The race, set at Laguna Phuket Resort in Phuket, Thailand, will be the culmination of WTC's new Asia-Pacific Ironman 70.3 Event Series. The Laguna Phuket Resort is expected to be the permanent home of this Championship.

6. Get well soon wishes to Kylie Sheffield our junior coordinator who is currently battling the flu.

7. Triathlon NT president Dave McLeod attended the Triathlon Australia AGM and Conference in Sydney over the weekend. This also gave Dave further opportunity to network with other president's and he is now better armed to assist the growth of triathlon Territory wide. I'm sure you will see our club president John Thyne and Dave with their heads together soon. The future is bright !

8. On the future of triathlon, I encourage you all to make the time to complete the Triathlon Australia survey (copy link: ) today (now if possible) and have your voice heard in the development of our sport.

Safe training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

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