Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Robyn's E News 28 April 2010

Hi All,

Hope you have all recovered from your long weekend and already looking forward to the next one! Great time of year to be in Darwin.

Thanks to all those who have already forwarded their uniform orders together with details of payment. Uniform orders must be received by this Friday 9am. This is a great opportunity to obtain quality club branded gear at affordable prices.

Can I make a plea for those of you still to order to do so asap? Collating orders is somewhat time consuming.

RESULTS:

1. ITU World Cup, Ishigaki, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: Valentin Meshcheryakov (RUS) 1.54.02 Female: Kiyomi Niwata (JPN) 2.07.21

NEXT EVENT:

Sunday 9 May 2010
Lake Alexander
Triathlon
7.30am
300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

Race Director: Dingo Hall 8985 6665
Registration: Daryl Stanley / Chad Anderson
Timekeepers: Kylie Sheffield / Tash Rammers
Fruit / Ice: Jane De Gault


TRIATHLON NT NEWS:

1. In conjunction with TriWA, Triathlon NT recently conducted a redraw, amongst original draw entrants, for an individual spot at Busselton Half Ironman. Congratulations to Nikki Roddie who can now look forward to a refund of her entry fee.

2. Date Claimer: NT Long Course Triathlon will take place at Lake Bennett on 15 August 2010. Race Director: Col Smith

UNIFORM ORDER:

1. Order form and size chart attached.

2. Email to darwintriclub@bigpond.com together with copy of payment receipt.

3. Robyn will also accept orders at Nightcliff swim squad tomorrow. Please make cheques payable to "Darwin Triathlon Club".

FOR SALE / WANTED:

1. FOR SALE: Two Max Lelli Liger triathlon TT bikes; 51 & 56cm frames. Check them out at www.maxlellibikes.com. Pricing $3,250 to $4,950 depending on wheel options. A chance to get a top of the range carbon fibre Max Lelli bike that is rarely available in Australia. Contact: Stu 0418 437 075 or email stuart.fitch@internode.on.net for flyer with details.

2. WANTED: Entry level road/tri bike; medium size; Contact Amanda: 0413 801 357

3. WANTED: Road bike, large, pay up to $800 Contact: Daniel 0450 647 384

4. Items for next E News or advt re run requests by Sunday 8pm please

OTHER NEWS:

1. Media Hound: http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2010/04/27/142791_ntsport.html

2. Good luck to members heading to WA for the Busselton Half Ironman this weekend. They include Ian Norton, Wayne Fielder, Jac Crofton, Nikki Roddie, Kelly Rowe and Heath Porter.

3. Club life member Anthony Beven bobs up all over the place. Most recently Alice Springs Tri Club president Dean Nankivell was out for a run and thought he recognised another runner. Yes, it was AB.

4. Our Mothers' Day event looks like being very popular. It's also short n sweet so will be all wrapped up early.

5. Entry for Ironman Western Australia (5 Dec 2010) has sold out.

6. Entry for Ironman Australia (1 May 2011) at Port Mac opens online on 1 May 2010 at noon AEST.

7. There is also a same day event, Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie.

8. M Dot and other major events worldwide sell out so fast these days you almost need to be planning two years ahead.

9. Midweek form: Rob Weatherald recovered quickly from his weekend efforts; Sue Parora still not feeling the best; Nerida Godfrey was seen tap dancing her way around the velodrome; Justin Tranter needs a weight belt to hold him back (or a lane change) at swimming and many got an extra ride in over the weekend judging by the number of bikes out there.

10. Looking forward to being inundated with the last of your uniform orders.

Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Monday, 26 April 2010

Robyn's E News 26 April 2010



Photo: Just another registration volunteer !


Hi All,

What a brilliant day for our Kerran Mudgway Memorial Club Championships! In one of our largest fields, athletes experienced the "mildest" of Lake B conditions, including a sprinkle of rain at the far end of the bike course. The cloud cover also helped keep the temperatures down during the run.

A lot of effort was required to set up this event. Just getting the trailer to Lake Bennett and back is an huge undertaking.

Race director Rob Brooks was on the job and handled it all brilliantly. Rob also toiled in the midday sun to have the course set up and ready for us. We really appreciate Rob's events.

Also appreciated are the efforts of the many people who assisted prior to and on the day. Setting up the permits, swim course, water safety, registration, drink stations, timing, and a million other jobs were all done by Rob and other volunteers for our benefit.

A huge thank you to those who pitched in to help make our club championships such a successful event.


RESULTS:

1. Kerran Mudgway Memorial Club Championships, Lake Bennett, 1km swim, 30km bike, 8km run

1 Grant Preddy 1 hr 38 mins 38 secs; 2 Ian Norton 1.39.38; 3 Michelle Gailey 1.40.39; 4 Rob Weatherald 1.42.44; 5 Liam Johnson 1.43.26; 5 Mark Anzin 1.46.57; 6 Roger Decurtins 1.47.23; 7 Emma Winterflood 1.47.48; 8 Philip Brownscombe 1.49.02; 9 Blue Watt 1.49.27; 10 Ron Griep 1.49.41; 11 Bec Thyne 1.49.43; 12 John Thyne 1.49.47; 13 James Geddes 1.50.21; 14 Lucie Hardiman 1.51.21; 15 Simon Cruickshank 1.52.07; 16 Shaye Hatty 1.52.09; 17 Nikki Roddie 1.52.33; 18 Justin Tranter 1.52.46; 19 Chris Jessop 1.52.48; 20 Belinda Birk 1.53.05; 21 Jamie Tomlinson 1.53.29; 22 Scott Bevis 1.54.16; 23 Russell Peacock 1.54.32; 24 Jac Crofton 1.54.39; 25 David Croser 1.55.38; 26 Sue Parora 1.55.41; 27 Luke Hansen 1.57.48; 28 Vincent Gilly 1.57.54; 29 Simon Weise 1.59.27; 30 Tara Worby 2.01.37; 31 Tom Keeler 2.01.43; 32 Phill Hatty 2.03.22; 33 Bob Martin 2.04.14; 34 Korgan Hucent 2.04.36; 35 Jane Marie Kerslake 2.05.32; 36 Ryoko Jones 2.07.42; 37 Bertram Birk 2.12.21; 38 Robyn Stanley 2.13.44; 39 Phil Blumberg 2.14.11; 40 Barry Sullivan 2.15.48; 41 Mat Frost 2.18.43; 42 Philip Hearnden 2.20.43; 43 Graeme Parsons 2.21.27; 44 Alan Bush dnf; 45 Tony Cox dnf; 46 Adrian Mitchell dnf; 47 Monica Stewart dns

Teams: 1 Team Gear/Caden/Tilbrook 1.38.11; 2 Team Geertshuis/Brearley/Brearley 1.42.22; 3 Team Woodrow/Woodrow/Sullivan 2.01.28

2009/2010 Club Champions:

Male: Grant Preddy
Female: Michelle Gailey

Age Group:

20-29 Grant Preddy / Michelle Gailey
30-39 Ian Norton / Emma Winterflood
40-49 Roger Decurtins / Belinda Birk
50-59 Rob Weatherald / Robyn Stanley
60-69 Bob Martin

Short option: 500m swim, 15km bike, 8km run

1 Adrienne Willing 58 mins 41 secs; 2 Steve Goat 1.02.07; 3 Tim Lewis 1.02.28; 4 Tony West 1.02.51; 5 Stef Puszka 1.04.04; 6 Karen Wilson 1.05.56; 7 Emmett Hartung 1.06.10; 8 Col Smith 1.09.10; 9 Tass Liveris 1.11.11; 10 Amanda Brain 1.13.13; 11 Nerida Godfrey 1.16.23; 12 Alexis Marshall 1.16.55; 13 Team L Hatty/Connor McLeod 1.17.29; 14 Lachlan Hatty 1.25.21; 15 Brian Gallagher tbc

2. Ironman South Africa, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Male: Raynard Tissink 8.23.28 Female: Sonia Tajich 9.16.55

3. Ironman 70.3 Texas, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Terenzo Bozzone 3.49.06 Female: Samantha McGlone 4.17.22

NEXT EVENT:

Sunday 9 May 2010
Lake Alexander
Triathlon
7.30am
300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

Race Director: Dingo Hall
Registration: Daryl Stanley / Chad Anderson
Timekeepers: Kylie Sheffield / Tash Rammers
Fruit / Ice: Jane De Gault

CLUB UNIFORM ORDER:

1. Don't forget , cub uniform orders are required by 9am this FRIDAY

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. WANTED: Entry level road/tri bike; medium size; Contact Amanda: 0413 801 357

2. WANTED: Road bike, large, pay up to $800 Contact: Daniel 0450 647 384

3. Items for next E News or advt re run requests by tomorrow 8pm please

OTHER NEWS:

1. ITU News: Age-Group athletes can now obtain direct qualification spots for the ITU Age-Group Triathlon World Championships at all Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series races. In 2010 Seoul, Madrid, Hamburg, London and Kitzb├╝hel will carry qualification places to race in the ITU Age-Group Triathlon World Championships at the Grand Final of the series. Seventy-six slots will be available at each of the Standard Distance Age-Group races at the series events. The quota per age category is based on the participation numbers from the previous ITU Age-Group Triathlon World Championships.

Athletes competing in Seoul, Madrid and Hamburg will obtain spots for the 2010 ITU Age-Group Triathlon World Championships in Budapest, while athletes competing in London and Kitzb├╝hel will secure a starting position at the 2011 ITU Age-Group Triathlon World Championships in Beijing; getting a unique chance to compete on the 2008 Olympic course.

There will be a roll down system if any of the spots are unclaimed. This roll down system will only apply to athletes finishing in the top 10 of their age category. After finishing the race, all athletes who have finished in the top 10 of their category and who wish to register for the Grand Final must go to the registration area and must submit their details. The registration process will finish 30 minutes after the last athlete crosses the finish line. Athletes should look for more details about the post race registration at the event.

All athletes who qualify through this system must still abide by the rules and regulations of their national federation for competing at the Grand Final. Sign up to one of the races today to get your chance to obtain one of these qualification spots now.

For more information on the Series, or to sign up for an event, visit http://wcs.triathlon.org

2. Media Hound: Our president John Thyne went to extraordinary lengths to get a mention this section (but overlooked a golden opportunity to promote the sport) ! There are also easier ways to get a mention in NT News. See attached pdf. Also attached NT News preview of club championships.

3. Roger Decurtins will be taking extra care next time he packs up after a late race. Roger went into full panic when he arrived home to find he was down a race wheel. Due to the dark, he had missed placing the wheel in the car & had visions of it squished. All's good. The intact wheel is on it's way back to Roger courtesy a fellow club member.

4. There were a number of people making Lake Bennett debut appearances on Saturday. As usual, the way they handled the "hill" on the bike course the second time around, was widely discussed at the finish line.

5. Fantastic efforts by those on the water station handing out much needed fluid and iced sponges. Much appreciated.

6. Nerida Godfrey got to Lake B to find she needed a new tube and tyre! Lucky she was able to contact home and they arrived in time. No such luck for Monica Stewart who found she had missed packing her bike shoes.

7. Some of you are quick off the mark ! A couple of Uniform orders were received back in record time. Please have those back by 9am Friday so the order can be placed in time for delivery prior to the Olympic Distance championships.

8. Competitors got underway at 5.30am this morning in the Alice Ultra. Dedicated to the memory of Tavis Johannsen the 2/60/15 event started early and is followed by two further race start times for shorter distance events. Good luck to all competitors.

9. Thousands of athletes worldwide are leaving their goggles and wetsuits at home and focusing on duathlon instead. The popularity of run-bike-run events has surged in recent years. Date claimer for members: 19 September 2010, Darwin will host a duathlon (5km run/20km bike/2.5 run) which we expect will qualify athletes for World Champs in Spain next year. Watch this space.

10. There were a few potholes out at Lake Bennett on Saturday but a fantastic job was done to ensure they were very visible to competitors.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN ...

... you can continue to run even though you know the result will be a huge blister
... you have already placed your order for club gear
... you have cleaned those sticky Gu drops off your bike

Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News