Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Robyn's E News 15 Dec 2010

Photo: The Birk boys get into the spirit at our Christmas Splash N Dash

Hi All,

I did do an E News last week but just as I was about to press the button a lightening strike caused my PC to blink and I lost the lot. So here's another attempt to bring you up to date prior to Christmas.

The Christmas Splash N Dash sounded like it was a fun way to end the year. A big thank you to RD Rob Weatherald and the many volunteers who helped out on the day. Provisional results are attached.

I hope you have enjoyed the E News during 2010, I've certainly enjoyed bringing it to you. Your contributions are always appreciated and it certainly helps if you can give me a heads up when you or someone you know, is racing away.

Next I would like to wish everyone a hugely happy and safe Christmas and New Year festive season. Enjoy, wherever you are spending the time.

That's also the message from President Phil Hatty and the rest of your hardworking club committee who would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members - from youngest to oldest and everyone in between - that have raced this year, all the volunteers who have kindly donated their time, our coaches who have continued to support members by conducting very affordable open sessions and our sponsors who have supported our events ... it's been a great year for triathlon and we look forward to bringing our members more of the same in 2011.


1. Xmas Splash N Dash, Nightcliff Pool, 1km run, 200m swim, 1km run, 200m swim, 1km run

Results attached.

2. Ironman WA, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Male: Courtney Ogden 8.14.01 Female: Kate Bevilaqua 9.19.44

Steve Goat 79th M30-34 11.11.16

3. Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships, 1.9kkm swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Tim O'Donnell 3.59.42 Female: Caroline Steffen 4.20.13

Grant Preddy 1st M18-24 4.38.30
Jamie Tomlinson 3rd M18-24 5.03.04
Korgan Hucent 30th M30-34 5.24.49
Tim Green 14th M25-29 5.35.47
Rob Brooks 21st M45-49 5.38.28
Sue Parora 2nd F40-44 5.44.12
Vincent Gilly 48th M40-44 5.51.17
Kathy McKay 5th F35-39 5.52.38
Nic Hoey 8th F35-39 6.03.00
Daryl Stanley 6th M60-64 6.05.48
Phil Blumberg 10th M55-59 6.08.48
Robyn Stanley 2nd F55-59 6.26.29
Daniel O'Brien 54th M35-39 6.31.40
Shaye Hatty dnf

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

Male: Ollie Whistler 3.36.18 Female: Michelle Wu 3.56.52

Grant Preddy 11th MOpen 4.17.04
Debbie Geertshuis 6th F25-29 4.26.58
Jodie McLeod 4th F45-49 5.06.31
Jo Duncan 9th F45-49 5.25.44
Angelika Hannon 13th F45-49 5.49.49


Saturday 15 January 2011
Race 1 Aquathlon Series
Nightcliff Pool
400m swim, 3km run

Race Director: Volunteer required
Registration: Robyn Stanley / Lisa Svara
Timekeeping: Phil Blumberg / Volunteer required
Fruit/Ice: Peter Brady


1. The velodrome will be used by Cycling NT and NTIS Development Juniors TOMORROW 16th & next Thursday 23 December 2010 between 5:00 and 7:30 pm.

2. These athletes are preparing for Dec-Jan Interstate track cycling competition and will be doing motor paced pursuit training. Because of the speed and nature of the training the velodrome will be closed to all athletes outside the cycling development programs on the days and times as mentioned above.


1. From Daryl: Nightcliff Pool swim squad continues over Xmas/New Year on Tues & Thurs 6am-7am except Tuesday 28 Dec when pool is closed for public holiday. Open water swim sessions at Lake Alex will recommence on Monday evenings 5.30pm from 3 January.

2. From Lee: The last track session for the year will be this Friday 24 December, then take a short break and recommence on Friday 7 January. There is still no word on the opening date of Marrara track so session will continue on the Alawa oval until advised.

3. Lee & Daryl would like to take this opportunity to thank all DTC members who supported all the club training sessions throughout 2010. Have a Merry Christmas, make sure you give yourself some recovery time and we'll see you all out training again in 2011.


1. WANTED: House sitter wanted for January. Comfortable fully furnished house with pool and air con. Comes complete with 2 dogs and 3 chooks. Ideal location for training, walk to Nightcliff pool or the beach and free fresh eggs daily. House available all January but particularly need someone from 15th to 26th. Contact Simon 0401 118 360

2. FOR SALE: ZOGGS swimwear range has arrived, huge discounts eg the new ULTEX range usually $130 in shops is only $35; Plus many other chlorine resistant toddler to woman's bathers. (sorry no means this time..) Contact Hollie 0421 500 286


1. 2011 Ironman 70.3 Singapore is 75% full.

2. General entry for SunSmart Ironman Western Australia 2011 opened online at at 10 a.m. AEDT today 15 Dec 2010. Hope those of you who had this one on your tri bucket list managed to get your entry in. Entry is at 90% capacity as of a few minutes ago.

3. Congratulations to Nikki Roddie and Ian Norton. Their baby daughter Ava Elizabeth arrived a little early on Friday weighing in at a petite 2.3kgs.

4. In the first week from the opening of registration Ironman 70.3 Philippines had 200 registered triathletes for the event at Camsur on 14 August 2011! There are limited slots so don´t wait and don´t even hesitate if this is on your list of tri's to try! Note: All rooms at Villa del Rey/CWC are all taken and other hotels are slowly being filled.

5. If you are racing away over the break, good luck. If you can, please send a quick email with your results. Ditto if you spot someone in action.


... you use Christmas as an opportunity to replace or upgrade tri gear
... you think Christmas morning is a great time to ride (no traffic)
... you don't have to worry about eating too much on Christmas Day

Happy holidays,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Robyn's E News 1 Dec 2010

Hi All,

1 December .... silly season is upon us. It's also a busy time for triathletes with members racing overseas and interstate over the next few months.

Our last event for 2010 takes place this Friday evening with the running of our Xmas Splash N Dash, a combined event with our junior members.


1. Ultraman World Championships, Hawaii, 10km swim, 276km bike, 84 km run (over 3 days)

Male: Mike LeRoux 21.55.57 Female: Amber Monforte 24.07.11


Friday 3 December 2010
Splash N Dash (Xmas)
Nightcliff Pool

1km run, 200m swim, 1km run, 200 swim, 1km run

Race Director: Rob Weatherald
Registration: Nell Clarke / Asha Mahasuria
Timekeepers: Margaret Black / Amanda Brain
Fruit / Ice: Belinda Birk


1. Dust off the jingle bells, reindeer antlers, Santa beards, tinsel etc for this one!
2. Torsos must be covered on the run.
3. Joining the club this week? Please bring a copy of your payment receipt to the event.
4. The pool is pre booked. If you are arriving early and wish to warm up you will need to pay pool entry.


Those wishing to "try" a tri with our club are encouraged to do so. Darwin Triathlon Club welcomes novices via our One Day option. Please note this option may be used twice only after which you must be a full member to participate. A list is kept so please don't be offended if you turn up a third time and aren't permitted to race.


The fee for one day participants will increase to $30 from 1 January 2010. We strongly urge you to consider joining online at Seniors $110; Juniors $40; Family (2 adults, 2 children) $220. Unless joining as a family, please leave membership set at "Individual". The system calculates whether senior or junior from your date of birth.


Saturday 15 Jan 2011 6pm Race 1 Aquathlon Series, 400m swim, 3km run - Nightcliff Pool
Saturday 29 Jan 2011 6pm Race 2 Aquathlon Series, 750m swim, 5km run - Lake Alexander
Sunday 6 February 2011 8am Junior Series Triathlon, various - Lake Alexander (boat ramp)


1. FOR SALE: New Women's Adidas Adizero running shoes, Size US 7½ (Turquoise blue); Wrong size, will sell for half price $65
Contact Ryoko: 0421 421 051

2. FOR SALE: Cervelo P3, 51cm, 2009 parts/2010 frame, frame in immaculate condition (original replaced), parts used for about 6 months, $3500 or best offer - must sell! for more info contact Bec on 0408 878 689

3. FOR SALE: New Men's Darwin Tri Club Trisuit (Medium), never worn, wrong size purchased. Contact Chris 0400 732 161

4. FOR SALE: Brand new Shimano Durace cleats, $170. Never been used. Contact Rachel 0435 061 757

5. WANTED: Male working in sports industry is looking for accommodation at the start of February 2011. Very clean and tidy. Has own bed and some kitchen utensils $150-$250 price range Contact Jamie 0410 412 840

6. FOR SALE: 2009 Cervelo P2C - Ultegra - 51cm. The P2 is a full carbon Time trial bike, so best suited to someone already with a road bike for general training use. $3000 Contact- Kyle (Cyclezone) 8981 4436 or 0437 814 892

7. FOR SALE: -Token T50 carbon tubular race wheels, ultegra cassette, GP4000 singles. Riden approx - 200km. $1300 Contact- Kyle (Cyclezone) 8981 4436 or 0437 814 892


1. Chrissie Wellington says in her blog that she had six pees on the bike at IM Arizona and felt sorry for anyone behind her.

2. Good luck to those heading for IM WA and IM 70.3 Phuket. Athlete trackers will be running hot this weekend.

3. Those heading to Phuket are hoping for dry weather after hearing about all the spills & thrills at the Laguna Phuket Tri last weekend.

4. Reports are that the Leah Cullen Relay has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

5. E News will be sent out on an ad hoc basis over Dec/early Jan. Don't worry, I'll keep you up to date with results & any important announcements.


... you are racing away from home & meet a fellow competitor in your age group for the first time. They are able to tell you what events you have done and what time you did them in (.... and you can reciprocate)
... six months later you still don't know the last name or occupation of some of your training mates, but know what events they are targeting and how much their averages have improved.
... you have been searching the web for an event that will suit your strengths ... at a location you would like to visit

Safe Training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News