Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Robyn's E News 16 Dec 09

Hi All,

This will be the last E News for 2009 so I'd like to take the opportunity to wish all readers a very happy Christmas and all the best for the new year where ever you may be.

I've enjoyed bringing you the mixed bag of tri news and info. that is the e news. My apologies for the odd typo, some of you have occasionally appeared faster than normal, others (though not too often I hope) have had some time added due to the odd slip of a finger (or non wearing of glasses) !

Darwin Triathlon Club is fortunate that our members have such positive experiences here that they often enjoy receiving the E News when they move. Thanks to those of you now living interstate and overseas who check in regularly. Thanks also to our members who point me in the right direction, particularly those who let me know events to watch for.

E News will be back in your inbox early January.


1. Alice Springs Summer Surprise Duathlon, 1km/8km/2km

1 Craig King 26:50; 2 Mitch Scott 28:35; 3 James Tudor 29:13; 4 Tim Pearson 29:42; 5 Carol Hitchcock 31:25; 6 Sean Loader 31:45; 7 Lauren Wapling 39:15; 8 Loie Sharp 27.31 (1/8/1); Juniors (500m/4km/1km) 1 Victor Tessman 17:03; 2 Jeremy Gillen 20:20

2. State Interclub Triathlon, Mandurah WA, 750m swim, 22km bike, 5km run

Male: Mathew Jennings 58.53 Female: Felicity Sheedy-Ryan 57.04

Greg Kahl 1.11.25


Barry Silverlock 1.03.18

Ashley Manicaros 1.16.40


Saturday 16 Jan 2010; 6pm; Race 1 Aquathlon Series; Nightcliff Pool; 400m swim, 3km run

The Darwin Triathlon Club committee wishes all members a very Merry Christmas and happy new year. Enjoy the festive season and come back next year rejuvenated and ready to race. We hope Santa brings you lots of go fast gear and other shiny new things. For those who are continuing to train be safe out there.


Our members have been able to access quality coaching throughout the year under the guidance of Daryl Stanley and Lee Wilson. Our sincere thanks to both coaches for their efforts and we trust they will enjoy a well earned break over the festive season.

Lee and Daryl have provided the following info on their squad activities covering the Christmas/ New Year period:

Tues/Thursday Nightcliff Swim Squad (Daryl):

1. Nightcliff Swim Squad Xmas Brekkie will be held tomorrow morning. Daryl will set a short (but not slack) swim set which will be followed by breakfast.

2. Thanks to those who have volunteered to bring Cereal (Luke & Robyn); Muesli (Amanda); Yogurt (Belinda B); Fruit (Rob B); Bread (John T); Butter & Jam (Loz); Juice (Belinda B); Tea, coffee, sugar (Nikki & Ian); Milk (Emma); Plates, bowls cups (John T); Knives, forks, spoons (Christine F) Toaster (John T); Kettle (Nikki).

3. Last Nightcliff swim squad for 2009 is Tuesday 22 Dec 09.

4. Recommences Tuesday 4 Jan 2010 6am - 7am

Monday Lake Alexander Swim Squad (Daryl):

1. Last session Monday 21 Dec 09 (5.30 - 6.30pm).

2. Recommences Monday 3 January 2010

Monday Casuarina Wind Trainer (Lee):

1. Last session for 2009 is Monday 21 Dec 09 6pm

2. Recommences Monday 18 January 2010
Wednesday Night Marrara Track (Lee):

1. Last session next Wednesday 23 Dec 09

2. Recommences Wednesday 13 January 2010

Wednesday Water Gardens Speed Endurance Run (Daryl):

1. Last session this evening Wed 16 Dec 09 progressively from 5.15pm.

2. Recommences Wednesday 6 Jan 2010

Friday Marrara Track (Lee):

1. Last session this Friday 18 Dec 09 6am

2. Recommences Friday 8 January 2010

Friday Museum Strength Endurance Run (Daryl):

1. Last session this Friday (18 Dec 09) 6am.

2. Recommences Friday 8 Jan 2010


1. Hold on to your hats ! The news is in from Alice Springs that Tim Pearson is back in action. Another IM coming up perhaps?

2. And while on Alice Springs, they have a new committee for season 09/10. Dean Nankivell takes the President's chair, Secretary is Loie Sharp, Treasurer Sean Loader. Committee members are Tony Knott, Alison Foster and James Tudor. The future of the club looks bright. A huge vote of thanks was extended to outgoing treasurer Melissa Roberts who has kept the club ticking over for years & handed the books over with the club in a sound financial.

3. Many of you will know cyclist Al Brockman. He has been a keen cyclist for many years and was part of the Darwin Cycling Club for around 5 years. Recently Al was deliberately run down by a motorist in Exmouth WA and he is intensive care and will be for many months.
As per the flyer, Darwin Cycling Club are asking people to buy a raffle ticket to help raise funds for Al and his young family. The prizes are a 26” High Definition LCD TV and a Digital Camera donated by Andrew Barcroft of the Good Guys. The easy to follow instructions for buying a raffle ticket are attached.

If you can help in any way it would be appreciated, Further info contact Andrew 0419 267 702

4. Don't forget the Aeroguard ! The mozzies are ferocious at the moment.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Club website:
Facebook Group: Darwin Triathlon Club

Monday, 14 December 2009

Robyn's E News 14 Dec 09

Hi All,

What a soggy, soggy weekend ! But how nice not to be hot & sweaty for a change. Hope you haven't suffered much too much damage. Some have had trees come down, potplants smashed and there are a few ceilings leaking. Lake Alexander is full, as is the Waterfront Lagoon. The wavepool is closed due to the new "pool" which has appeared down there on the walkways. Rapid Creek now Rapid River, and it's still raining!

It's that time of year again when we all head in different directions so Wednesday's E News will be the last until early January (unless there is something really, really exciting or important to tell you). If you have news, items for sale or wanted, or announcements please have them to me by 8pm tomorrow for inclusion.


1. Canberra Half Ironman, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Aaron Farlow 4.06.12 Female: Carrie Lester 4.31.12

Grant Preddy 13th Open M 5.02.58
Michelle Gailey 8th Open F 5.10.44
Angelika Hannon 9th F45-49 6.39.46

2. Coomealla Triathlon, SA, 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male: Matt White 56.48 Female: Toni Miller 1.03.04

3. Catorade Series Race 2 Elwood, Vic, 500m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male: Peter Kerr 55.20 Female: Elly Franks 1.04.15


Saturday 16 Jan 2010
Race 1 Aquathlon Series
Nightcliff Pool
400m swim, 3km run


Race Director: Kylie Sheffield
Registration: Robyn Stanley/Phil Brownscombe
Timekeeping: Alison Reedy / Simon Cruickshank
Fruit / Ice: Paul Tilbrook


1. FOR SALE: Women's size 9 Newton stability trainer shoes. Worn twice. Not suited. $220 new, bargain at $95. Contact Robyn 0448 206 121

2. FOR SALE: Polar RS800CX Team Edition including watch, cadence sensor, speed sensor, IRDA adaptor (for the computer), software and all of the attachments and HR strap. Only a few months old and in great condition. New $700, Selling for $300 ono. Contact Bec 0408 878 689

3. FOR SALE: Avanti Team Carbonio; Description - Full Carbon frame; Full Shimano Dura Ace group set and brakes; Specialized Rival saddle; Shimano Dura Ace wheels; Brand new Continental Grand Prix 4000 tyres; Ridden for 6 months only; Two carbon fiber bottle cages. The frame has a 54cm top tube. I am 180cm tall. It is a great bike and priced to sell. The exact same bike is currently advertised on BikeExchange for a reduced price of $5400. Selling for $2500. Contact Adrian 0408 881 745
4. Items for E News by TOMORROW 8pm please


1. Congratulations to Grant Preddy and Michelle Gailey who were up against the likes of Jason Shortis and Bec Keat in Canberra yesterday. It's a credit to both that they were able to compete at that level, who knows what the future will bring now they have made that momentous first step up.

2. Angelika Hannon was also in action in Canberra yesterday doing her first ever half ironman.

3. Canberra Half is over a tough course and conditions were very hot (and dry)! Spare a thought though for Vincent Gilly who would much rather have been in the field than watching on from the sidelines. Vincent is recovering well from his injuries.

4. Ali Croser has been kicking back in Adelaide following IM WA and is feeling great.

5. No rest for Stu Fitch who has just done 3000kms in three days ... in a car that is !

6. Simon Wiese is going to bring his potplants in a little earlier next non cyclone we have.

7. Kathy & Duncan Poulson's neighbours left a note on their door demanding they stop the beeping noise, especially at night. Their reply "Ah, life in the tropics, ain't it grand. The 'beeping' noise you can hear is called croaking. It comes from frogs." This one made Bushranger in the NT News yesterday.

8. Paul Bell knows when to leave town. He headed off early on Saturday so his memories of Darwin will be hot and muggy.

9. Katherine Multi Sport calendar just released has Ultra Challenge on Sunday of the long weekend - 13 June 2010.

10. Photos from Xmas Splash N Dash are up on Flickr.

11. "Op 20 december staan er 4500 gelukkige hardlopers aan de start van de Bruggenloop Rotterdam." Ron Griep will be one of the 4500 "gelukkige hardlopers" in the Rotterdam Bridge Run (15kms).


... the windtrainer got a workout over the weekend
... you were dressed and ready to run & had one eye on the BOM radar watching for a break.
... you took the opportunity to do zip, zilch, zero !!

Safe training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Club website:
Facebook Group: Darwin Triathlon Club