Thursday, 29 December 2011

Robyn's E News 19 December 2011



Photo: Start time Christmas Splash N Dash

Hi All,

Friday evening’s Christmas Splash N Dash was a huge success, weather & attendance wise ! We certainly had an increase in the number of Santas racing, the reindeers were also very active and tinsel was sparkling ! Great touch with the finish line lolly bags don’t you think?

A huge thank you to Rob Weatherald who puts his very individual stamp on this event each year and who had the seniors and the juniors hopping ! Thanks also to junior coordinator Jason Jones who assisted Robbie and also to our many volunteers who helped make the event a successful end of year outing.

President Phil Hatty and your Darwin Triathlon Club committee would like to thank all members, from the youngest to oldest who have raced this year, all our wonderful volunteers who have given of their time, our coaches who have continued to assist members to achieve their goals and our sponsors who have contributed to our events … together we have had another fantastic year of triathlon and we look forward to bringing our members more of the same in 2012.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year !. Stay safe out there on the roads if you are driving or riding and we will see you all again at our first event for 2012 – Race 1 of our Aquathlon Series at Nightcliff Pool.

RESULTS:

1. Christmas Splash N Dash (provisional), Nightcliff Pool, 1km run, 200m swim, 1km run, 200m swim, 1km run

1 Brett Verity 18.10; 2 Tim Green 18.36; 3 Lee Wilson 18.41; 4 Heath Porter 18.54; 5 Marcus Lisle 19.56; 6 John Arrigo 20.01; 7 Jason Cook 20.03; 8 Pete Brady 20.09; 9 David McLeod 20.22; 10 Tony Cox 20.28; 11 Derek Cross 20.30; 12 Jim Eadie 20.41; 13 Grant Preddy 20.53; 14 Brian Gallagher 21.00; 15 Stef Puszka 21.21; 16 John Thyne 21.33; 17 Joseph White 21.37; 18 Glenn Woodrow 21.39; 19 Chris Jessop 21.42; 20 Matt King 21.46; 21 Daniel Eakins 22.08; 22 Simon Cruickshank 22.15; 23 Blue Watt 22.24; 24 Haydn Whitty 22.27; 25 Trevor Moses 22.37; 26 Team Connor McLeod/Angelika Hannon; 27 Glen Scholz 22.51; 28 Emma Winterflood 22.58; 29 Ryoko Jones 23.19; 30 Belinda Birk 23.27; 31 Kathy McKay 23.32; 32 Emmett Hartung 23.41; 33 Kylie Gaffel 23.42; 34 Lisa Eadie 23.52 35 Rowena Eastick 24.08; 36 Nathan Dwyer 24.20; 37 Stu Fitch 24.25; 38 Shaye Hatty 24.26; 39 Bella Hatty 24.46; 40 Simon Wiese 24.55; 41 Nell Clark 25.30; 42 Col Smith 26.08; 43 Daryl Stanley 26.16; 44 Amanda Brain 26.22; 45 Team Librio/Sherrock 26.24; 46 Mackinlay Stirrat 26.25; 47 Phil Blumberg 26.56; 48 Alexis Marshall 26.58; 49 Monica Stewart 26.59; 50 Joy Glass 27.01; 51 Jo Duncan 27.02; 52 Gus McLachlan 27.05; 53 Barry Sullivan 27.12; 54 Andrew Castle 27.20; 55 Moira Wigley 27.22; 56 Heidi Allan 27.31; 57 Lachlan Hatty 27.34; 58 Joanne Ellis 27.36; 59 Team Milne/Mitchell 27.37; 60 Piotr Janus 27.38; 61 Emma Cook 27.44; 62 Bill Piper 27.50; 63 Sally Garnett 27.54; 64 Belinda Townend 27.55; 65 ? 28.27; 66 Jane Marie Kerslake 28.37; 67 Bertram Birk 28.38; 68 Graeme Parsons 29.01; 69 Matt Scholar 29.21; 70 Leanne Abel 29.57; 71 Lucy Thompson 30.24; 72 Team Peter Stephens 30.39; 73 Rose Stephens 30.56

2. Telstra Tri Series, WA, 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male: Troy Main 1.01.41 Female: Katey Gibb 1.09.00

3. Canberra Olympic, ACT, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: Nuru Somi 1.54.49 Female: Kym Jaenke 2.09.39

NEXT EVENT:

Saturday 21 January 2011
Nightcliff Pool
Race 1 Aquathlon Series

6pm
400m swim, 3km run
Event Status: CLUB (must be member to compete)

Roster:

Race Director: Daryl Stanley
Registration: Emma Winterflood / Robyn Stanley
Timekeeping: Sue Parora / Rob Brooks
Fruit / Ice: Anna Goat

TRAINING UPDATES:

1. Juniors Track Session: Last session Monday 19 December, recommencing Monday 9 January

2. Juniors Tuesday Cas Pool: finished for the year, recommencing Tuesday 10 January

3. Friday Track:Last session Friday 23 December, recommencing Friday 6 January.

4. Nightcliff Pool Swim Squad: last session Thursday 22 December, recommencing Tuesday 3 January

5. Open Water Swim Squad: Last session today Monday 19 December 5.30pm, recommencing Monday 9 January



FOR SALE / WANTED:

1. FOR SALE: Trek Alloy road bike US Postal team bike; Blue/silver 54cm; Shimano wheels, shifters & brakes; Great condition - $500; Contact Bertram 0401 114 492

2. FOR SALE: Giant Halo 1 dual suspension mountain bike - black/silver - size medium. Hydraulic disc brakes as new condition. $900 Contact: Bertram 0401 114 492

3. FOR SALE: Orbea Ordu GDR (GOLD) 48cm full carbon TT bike. New condition, v. low kms; Dura Ace 7900 group set. Mavic Ksyrium “Race” trainings wheels; no pedals. Very nice bike. Asking $2995 for quick sale, over $10K new. Suit M or F to 169cm/5’7”; Contact Stu 0418 437 075

4. FOR SALE: HED 40/50 tubular carbon race wheels with new Conti GP tubulars $700. Contact Stu 0418 437 075

5. FOR SALE: Garmin Forerunner 405 includes USB Ant stick, heart rate monitor, charger & instructions. Purchased April this year.

$200.00 - Contact Tori 0407 761 143

6. WANTED: Ladies' entry level tri bike, suitable for 160cm height. Contact Jo 0435 826 711

7. FOR SALE: Vibram FiveFingers Men's Bikila LS shoes - size 44 (approx US size 11) - Green/Grey/Black - Never worn, bought in US by a friend and they don't fit me (devastated) - $130 – Contact James 0421 076 665



OTHER NEWS:



1. Emma Moffat and Brad Kahlefeldt are Australia’s first two triathlon selection nominations for the 2012 London Olympics. The Australia Olympic Committee will confirm the team of up to three men and three women in June.

2. Racing away over Christmas & early New Year or know someone who is? A quick email heads up would be appreciated for which results to track and where.

3. Photos from Xmas Splash n Dash will be up on Flickr soon. Also check our Facebook page and don’t forget to LIKE us !

4. E News will be back early in the New Year. I hope you have enjoyed the E News during the year, I’ve certainly enjoyed bringing it to you. A big thank you to those who have contributed, always appreciated !

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …

… you are thinking of all the extra training you can do during the Xmas/New Year break
… your New Year resolution is to pay more attention to your nutrition
… you are seriously considering giving up alcohol in the lead up to your goal event

Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Robyn's E News 14 December 2011

Hi All,

Got your Christmas cheer gear sorted for Friday evening?? At the very least we hope to see a lot of tinsel !!

Friday’s Splash N Dash is the last event on our calendar for 2011 so we hope many of you can make it down to Nightcliff Pool for this combined Junior/Senior event which is always very enjoyable. Don’t forget to save some energy for the traditional jnr/snr relay.

RESULTS:

1. Taupo Half Ironman, NZ, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
Male: Callum Millward 3.56.16 Female: Sam Warriner 4.24.37

NEXT EVENT:

Friday 16 December 2011
Christmas Splash N Dash (Combined Junior / Senior event)
Nightcliff Pool

6pm (registration closes 5.45pm)

Seniors:
1km run, 200m swim, 1km run, 200m swim, 1km run

Juniors:

Various distances to suit
Race Director: Rob Weatherald
Registration: Kylie Gaffel / Justin Tranter
Timekeeping: Simon Jeggo / Peta Jeggo
Fruit / Ice: Maree McLachlan / Glenn Woodrow

EVENT STATUS: CLUB (must be member to participate)

Note:

1. Joining this week? Please bring copy of your receipt with you to registration.

2. Torsos must be covered on the run (read … guys you need to wear a tri suit, singlet or tshirt on the run).

3. We have the pool booked from 5.15pm. Please enter from the back gate. If you wish to arrive earlier and swim you will need to pay pool entry.

4. To assist our timekeepers to get all results, please move well clear of the finish line once you have completed your event. If you pull out for any reason, please advise the timekeepers to make a note that you are a dnf .

5. Christmas theme is encouraged. Reindeer ears, Santa beards, jingle bells etc all welcome !

6. Thanks to the generosity of David Hancock, Power & Water, & Monkey Bar Gym we have some wonderful lucky draw prizes for Friday. We would still like to source others. Can you help? Please email darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOR SALE: Orbea Ordu GDR (GOLD) 48cm full carbon TT bike. New condition, v. low kms; Dura Ace 7900 group set. Mavic Ksyrium “Race” trainings wheels; no pedals. Very nice bike. Asking $2995 for quick sale, over $10K new. Suit M or F to 169cm/5’7”; Contact Stu 0418 437 075

2. FOR SALE: HED 40/50 tubular carbon race wheels with new Conti GP tubulars $700. Contact Stu 0418 437 075

3. WANTED: Club member required accommodation for the end of Jan onwards. Quiet, easy going bloke looking for quiet room/granny flat to move into at the end of Jan. Contact Dan 0404 667 945

4. LOST: Did someone pick up Col Smith’s goggles at the last event at Lake Alex? They are big type, light blue with flat straps clear lenses. Contact Col 0408 830 411

5. FOUND: Silver Casio Ladies Watch at last event. Email darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

6. Items for E News by 8pm Sunday (last chance to advertise for 2011).


YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …

... you meant to get that "for sale" advt in today's E News but ...

... you wear the equivalent of a small lap top computer on your wrist, so you know among other things, where you are, how long it took to get there and how far it is from A to B.

... when your wine rack is full of empty bidon bottles



Safe Training,

Cheers,

Robyn



Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Robyn's E News 12 December 2011

Hi All,

A quick glance at the results below speaks volumes – Darwin Triathlon Club members have been active here at home as well as all around Australia and overseas doing what they do best – swim, bike, run and having fun !

I hear the Splash N Dash at Lake Alex went well. Thanks to RD Chris Jessop for his efforts with this event. Chris also had a work Xmas function to attend that evening, so we doubly appreciate his volunteering. Chris was assisted by others on roster and many who just put up their hand to help on the day. Charlie Birk again provided water safety and his willingness to assist at many of our recent events is much appreciated.

We rely solely on volunteer effort to bring our members the many events on our calendar. It is difficult to name them all, so we don’t attempt to but please know, that as a volunteer, your contribution is highly valued !


RESULTS:

1. Splash N Dash, Lake Alexander, 300m swim, 2km run x 2 - Provisional

1. Brett Verity 24.19; 2 Tim Green 24.34; 3 Mitch Ward 25.02; 4 Rob Weatherald 25.30; 5 Ron Griep 25.47; 6 Derek Cross 25.50; 7 John Arrigo 25.53; 8 Ian Pollock 26.21; 9 Tony Cox 26.58; 10 Stef Puszka 27.06; 11 John Thyne 27.18; 12 Chris Batenburg 27.26; 13 Brian Gallagher 27.35; 14 Bill Pettit 28.13; 15 Dale Berk 28.20; 16 Paul Bell 29.12; 17 Team Wigley/Wong 29.27; 18 Belinda Birk 30.01; 19 Vicki Woodrow 30.18; 20 Damien Brown 30.22; 21 Louise Jettner 30.31; 22 Kathy McKay 30.40; 23 Emmett Hartung 30.43; 24 Rowena Eastick 31.04; 25 Shaye Hatty 31.17; 26 Emma Muntz 31.26; 27 Peta Jeggo 31.29; 28 Amy Pallentine 31.34; 29 Paul Usher 32.04; 30 Nathan Dwyer 32.12; 31 Colin Smith 32.24; 32 Monique Eliseo 32.29; 33 James Lugg 32.34; 34 Nell Clarke 33.15; 35 Rosie Sullivan 33.37; 36 Team Librio/Sherrock 33.42; 37 Joy Glass 33.47; 38 Priscilla Lenne 33.49; 39 Tass Liveris 33.50; 40 Paula Monaghan 33.51; 41 Tara Worby 33.56; 42 Kate Richardson 34.07; 43 Erin Whitehead 34.41; 44 Alexis Marshall 34.42; 45 David Hancock 34.51; 46 Barry Sullivan 36.52; 47 Craig Leach 37.19; 48 Graeme Parsons 37.21; 49 Camilla Michie 37.52; 50 Sean Killiner dnf; 51 Daniel O’Brien dnf; 52 Belinda Townend dnf; 53 Bella Hatty dnf

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


Male: Michael Raelert 3.51.36 Female: Melissa Rollinson 4.17.01

Marcus Lisle 5th M30-34 4.37.14

Russell Peacock 15th M30-34 4.49.03

Steve Goat 24th M30-34 5.02.08

Simon Casey 25th M30-34 5.02.09

Justin Tranter 16th M25-29 5.14.25

Haydn Whitty 18th M25-29 5.21.46

Ryoko Jones 7th F35-39 5.24.42

Kylie Gaffel 2nd F25-29 5.25.45

Grant Preddy 21st M25-29 5.28.06

Daniel Eakins 66th M35-39 5.41.03

Matt King 5th M18-24 5.45.05

Kate Robertson 7th F25-29 5.45.10

Daryl Stanley 5th M60-64 6.09.44

Robyn Stanley 1st F55-59 6.27.35


3. Ironman Western Australia, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Male: Timo Bracht 8.12.39 Michelle Bremer 9.25.38

Michelle Mitchell 2nd Pro F 9.28.07

Ali Croser 3rd F40-44 10.46.28

Sue Parora 8th F40-44 11.04.36

David Croser 68th M40-44 11.27.56

Phil Blumberg 15th M55-59 12.45.45

Mark Anzin dnf
Rob Brooks dnf

4. Gatorade Elwood, Vic, 1.4km run, 20km bike, 5km run
Male: Jamie Huggett 52.43 Female: Erin Densham 59.41

Stef Puszka 3rd F25-29 1.06.48
5. Ironman 70.3 Canberra, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Tim Reed 4.00.46 Female: Lisa Marangon 4.24.41

John Arrigo 26th M30-34 4.47.58
Heath Porter 29th M30-34 4.50.32
Jac Crofton 3rd F35-39 5.05.19
Ron Griep 16th M45-49 5.09.02
Jim Eadie 24th M45-49 5.18.41
Simon Cruickshank 30th M45-49 5.22.49
Chad Anderson M Pro dnf

6. Qld Tri Series Raby Bay, 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male: Ben Shaw 55.38 Female: Danielle Defrancesco 1.01.37
Kylie Gaffel 3rd F25-29 1.11.27


NEXT EVENT:

Friday 16 December 2011
Christmas Splash N Dash (Combined Junior / Senior event)
Nightcliff Pool

6pm (registration closes 5.45pm)

Seniors:

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

Juniors:

Various distances

Race Director: Rob Weatherald
Registration: Kylie Gaffel / Justin Tranter
Timekeeping: Simon Jeggo / Peta Jeggo
Fruit / Ice: Maree McLachlan / Glenn Woodrow

Note:

1. Christmas theme is encouraged. Reindeer ears, Santa beards, jingle bells etc all welcome !

2. Thanks to the generosity of David Hancock we have a couple of wonderful lucky draw prizes already but we would still like to source others. Can you help? Please email darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOR SALE: Garmin Forerunner 405 includes USB Ant stick, heart rate monitor, charger & instructions. Purchased April this year.
$200.00 - Contact Tori 0407 761 143

2. WANTED: Ladies' entry level tri bike, suitable for 160cm height. Contact Jo 0435 826 711

3. FOR SALE: Vibram FiveFingers Men's Bikila LS shoes - size 44 (approx US size 11) - Green/Grey/Black - Never worn, bought in US by a friend and they don't fit me (devastated) - $130 – Contact James 0421 076 665

4. Items for next E News by 9pm tomorrow please

OTHER NEWS:

1. Good news from Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships with Kylie Gaffel & yours truly securing slots for 2012 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii next October.

2. And Jac Crofton took a slot for IM 70.3 World Champs in Las Vegas (Sept) with her 3rd place in Canberra 70.3 yesterday.

3. The weather has again played havoc with races. The bike course for IM 70.3 Asia Pacific is a real tough ask but when the heavens opened and it bucketed cats and dogs it became heart in mouth stuff, especially on the very steep descents. As well, one section of the road completely disappeared underwater – exhilarating stuff !



4. Those in Canberra 70.3 also copped some storm activity in the swim and bike and in Melbourne, the Elwood race swim was replaced by a run after torrential overnight rain made the swim unsafe.

5. 2012 IM WA sold out in an hour.

6. Ironman 70.3 Singapore is one of the few races that actually publish its entry list live. Currently sitting at 860, this traditionally fills up over Christmas/New Year so if you are thinking about it, I’d suggest you get your entry in soon.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …

… you can travel overseas with a bike box & back pack & survive for a week (relying on event finish shirt for a change of clothes)

… you know more names of Hawaii Ironman winners than Australian Prime Ministers

...you say encouraging words when you pass someone on the run (it's a kind of unwritten bond that says we're all in this race together)



Safe Training,

Cheers,

Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Robyn's E News 30 November 2011

Hi All,



As we are all extremely busy at this time of year, this is a very quick E News to let you know what’s coming up over the next few weeks. We are at Lake Alexander this Friday evening and then our final event for 2011 takes place at Nightcliff Pool on Friday 16 December.

NEXT EVENTS:

1. Friday 2 December 2011

Splash N Dash

Lake Alexander

6pm (Registration closes 5.45pm)

300m swim, 2km run x 2



Event status: CLUB (must be a member to participate).

Race Director: Chris Jessop

Registration: Paul Bell / Priscilla Lenne

Timekeeping: Jo Duncan / Georgina Horton

Fruit / Ice: Stuart Stacey



Note:

1. Torso must be covered during run. Guys, this means t shirt or singlet. Bare chest = DQ

2. Remember the Aeroguard.

2. Friday 16 December 2011

Christmas Splash N Dash (Combined Junior / Senior event)

Nightcliff Pool

6pm

Seniors:

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

Juniors:

Various distances

Roster for Christmas Splash N Dash

Race Director: Rob Weatherald
Registration: Kylie Gaffel / Justin Tranter
Timekeeping: Simon Jeggo / Peta Jeggo
Fruit / Ice: Maree McLachlan / Glenn Woodrow

Note:

1. Christmas theme is encouraged. Reindeer ears, Santa beards, jingle bells etc all welcome !

2. Thanks to the generosity of David Hancock we have a couple of wonderful lucky draw prizes already but we would still like to source others. Can you help? Please email darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:



1. FOR SALE - Vibram FiveFingers Men's Bikila LS shoes - size 44 (approx US size 11) - Green/Grey/Black - Never worn, bought in US by a friend and they don't fit me (devastated) - $130 - Contact James 0421 076 665

2. Items for next E News by 8pm Sunday 11 December 2011

OTHER NEWS:

1. Your next E News won’t hit your inbox until Monday 12 December 2011 – enjoy the break !

2. Spotted in amongst the select few to met and greet Cadel Evans yesterday were Emma Winterflood, Belinda Birk, Col Smith, Shaye Hatty, Brett Verity, Bertram Birk and Matt King. Was anyone else lucky enough to be there?


3. Photos from Waterfront Splash N Dash are up on our club Flickr.


YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …
... you are just waiting for the day that Garmin’s are about half their current size

… a Qantas bike box and a carry on bag are all you take for a week away

… you are either planning to train the house down over the Christmas New Year break or do absolutely nothing !



Safe Training,

Cheers,

Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Robyn's E News 28 November 2011

Hi All,

It’s crazy time again. From the frantic shopping taking place and the dashing around to various functions by many of us, one would think Christmas is next week. But no, it’s November last time I looked & we still have two events before Santa comes. !

Our next event is at Lake Alexander this Friday evening and is the second of our wet season Splash N Dashes. A reminder that the distance for this event has been shortened to a very doable and enjoyable 300m swim, 2km run x 2 instead of the x3 originally listed. Teams welcome.


Don’t forget to cross off Friday 16 December 2011 6pm on your calendars …. that’s our special Christmas Splash N Dash at Nightcliff Pool. Not to be missed, this event also has our juniors in action. For those who haven’t done it before, seniors and juniors also team up for a relay after our listed events, and it’s the best event of the year !!



RESULTS:

1. Wagga Ultimate Triathlon, 2km swim, 120km bike, 20km run
Male: Aaron Farlow 4.42.03 Female: Ali Fitch 5.46.50

2. Laguna Phuket Triathlon, 1.8km swim, 55km bike, 12km run
Male: Massimo Gigano 2.32.51 Female: Radka Vodickova 2.54.32

3. Ballarat Triathlon, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Male: Stephane Vander Bruggan 1.52.58 Female: Lyndal Drew 2.05.26

Chad Anderson 1st Open Male 1.54.34

4. Ironman Cozumel, Mexico, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run
Male: Michael Lovato 8.23.52 Female: Simone Benz 9.14.08


NEXT EVENT:

Friday 2 December 2011
Splash N Dash
Lake Alexander

6pm
300m swim, 2km run x 2

STATUS: CLUB (must be a member to participate).

Race Director: Chris Jessop
Registration: Paul Bell / Priscilla Lenne
Timekeeping: Jo Duncan / Georgina Horton
Fruit / Ice: Stuart Stacey

JUNIOR NEWS:

1. Another good turnout for the juniors yesterday at Nightcliff Pool.

2. The youngsters opted for an enduro event which the kids embraced with gusto.

3. A swim run x 2 course was set and the sub juniors lead the way after another solid warm up session. The juniors and seniors were set off soon after in the hot wet season conditions. All competitors completed the course and joined in for a quick teams one lap sprint after the race.

4. All are now looking forward to joining in the Xmas event with the adults in 3 weeks.

5. Thanks to all those who assisted at the event. It was fantastic to see a couple of senior club members come down to support the juniors and help with running the event. Special thanks to Charlie Birk who provided water safety for the juniors.

COMMITTEE NEWS:

1. He is back. President Phill Hatty returned to Darwin last week. Welcome home Phill.

2. WANTED – LUCKY DRAW PRIZE/S FOR OUR CHRISTMAS SPLASH N DASH ~ Are you in a position to provide a lucky draw prize for our Christmas Splash n Dash? If so we would love to hear from you. Please email darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOR SALE: For sale - pacific trailer/pram about 2 years old, our lovely children cut out the fly screen but the rain cover and everything else is in great condition. No longer needed as kids are too big to fit it now. $50.00 pick up Lyons or at Lake Alex on Friday evening.

Contact Alex 0400 845 880

2. WANTED TEAM MEMBER: Runner wanted for team for Splash N Dash this Friday. Contact Moira 0413 331 217

3. FOR SALE: Asics Gel Noosa Tri shoes – US 9.5 or 10. There must be a Cinderella out there who fits these. $50 ono. Contact Dan 0404 667 945

4. FOR SALE: Full carbon road bike – Large frame, suits 185 cm tall (plus or minus). Looking for $1500. Need to reduce the number of bikes and sadly this one lost. Also have a couple of mountain bikes that can disappear to a good home for reasonable offer. Contact Dan 0404 667 945

5. Items for next E News by 8pm tomorrow please.

OTHER NEWS:

1. I think everyone who owned a bike got out and rode on Saturday morning ! That new bike path out to Howard Springs is rapidly becoming a bike super highway !

2. Many of our members were among the crowd participating in the Variety Santa Fun Run last night.

3. Those heading to Busselton this week for IM WA include Michelle Mitchell, Phil Blumberg, Ali Croser, Dave Croser, Sue Parora, Rob Brooks and Mark Anzin. Good luck to all.

4. We also have members heading to IM 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships in Phuket. They include Simon Casey, Grant Preddy, Matt King, Haydn Whitty, Daniel Eakins, Daryl Stanley, Kylie Gaffel, Russell Peacock, Robyn Stanley, Ryoko Jones, Kate Robertson, Justin Tranter, Steve Goat and Marcus Lisle. Wish them luck as well if you see them before they depart.

5. Tim Green was out on a run past the junior event yesterday & we hear he was left behind by some quicker juniors who were mid race!!

6. Which club member (male) is earning lots of kudos from the kids for his birthday cake decorating skills?

7. Tour de Timor 2012 has opened for early bird entries. Is that why there are so many 2011 survivors still out there on mtbs?

8. Don't forget that member priority entry for the Dextro Energy Triathlon Sydney will open tomorrow for a 24hr period - for Triathlon Australia members only! Refer links and entry code on your direct email from TA.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …

...you can spot a results anomaly at first glance
...you can happily discuss the merits of the various electrolyte replacement options over dinner & your fellow diners enthusiastically join in
...you haven't watched TV in weeks


Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Robyn's E News 23 November 2011

Hi All,

Our young juniors will be in action at Nightcliff Pool on Sunday morning (event start 8am). If you are going past, call in and encourage the triathletes of tomorrow and perhaps help out with some setting up, marshalling or packing up.

RESULTS:

1. Murray Man Triathlon, SA, 2km swim, 80km bike, 20km run

Male: Xavier Coppock 4.08.20 Female: Felicity Lloyd 4.26.56
Clinton Luxford 8th M30-34 5.43.43

NEXT EVENT:

Friday 2 December 2011
Splash N Dash
Lake Alexander
6pm

300m swim, 2km run x 2

Race Director: Chris Jessop

Registration: Paul Bell / Priscilla Lenne
Timekeeping: Jo Duncan / Georgia Horton
Fruit / Ice: Stuart Stacey

CHANGE OF DISTANCE:

1. Please note change of distance of our next event to 300m swim, 2km run x 2.

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOR SALE: Asics Gel Noosa Tri shoes – US 9.5 or 10. There must be a Cinderella out there who fits these. $50 ono. Contact Dan 0404 667 945

2. FOR SALE: Full carbon road bike – Large frame, suits 185 cm tall (plus or minus). Looking for $1500. Need to reduce the number of bikes and sadly this one lost. Also have a couple of mountain bikes that can disappear to a good home for reasonable offer. Contact Dan 0404 667 945

3. FOR SALE: 2009 XS/52 Women's Marin Portofina Road Racing bike with Shimano gears, brakes etc. $750 It is in perfect condition and only done 344km. It was purchased in May 2010 from K9 Cycles for $1155 and has a trip computer, bottle holder (x2) and pedals which accommodate clip in shoes or normal shoes. It’s an absolutely beautiful bike to ride and I’m only selling to help pay for my daughter's operation. Contact Leah 0417 848 611 to view (located in Gunn).

4. ACCOMMODATION WANTED: New club member looking for house-sitting/room for rent for 3 weeks from 2nd December. Heading back to UK for 3-4 weeks at Xmas, then returning to Darwin, so also looking for accommodation from mid-January. Non-smoker, tidy and pet friendly! Contact Jo 0435 826 711

5. FOUND: Waterfront Splash N Dash, sunglasses. Email darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

6. Items for next E News by Sunday 9pm please.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS:

1. Triathlon NT advises there was a glitch in distribution of some membership cards. This occurred in the early stages of introducing the new TA database and membership system.

2. If you haven’t yet received your membership card and you joined more than 6 weeks ago, please email TA’s National Participation and Member Services Manager at alexandra.fehon@triathlon.org.au giving your name, date of payment (from your receipt) and include your member number.

3. Alex will then arrange to have your membership card forwarded. Apologies for any members this has impacted on.

OTHER NEWS:

1. Date Claimer: Fannie Bay Swim 1 July 2012 (1pm)

2. Entry for Bali International Triathlon (24 June 2012) is now open. This Olympic distance event will have a new bike course next year. There is also a sprint distance and a 5km fun run. Further information & entry: http://www.goadventureasia.com/BIT/bit.htm

3. Cairns 2.80.20 entry opened yesterday. Challenge Cairns entry still open.

4. Ironman 70.3 Yeppoon (Aug 2012) entry opens 1 December.

5. Triathlon Australia’s latest member newsletter contains links and codes for member priority entry for Sydney Triathlon (Olympic distance). Didn’t get the email? – sign up for Newsletters on www.triathlon.org.au )

6. Ironman 70.3 Singapore (March 2012) entry also open. Lots of member names on that competitor list. Traditionally fills fast around Xmas/New Year.

7. A couple of significant “0” birthdays this week with Shaye Hatty (Monday) and Monica Stewart (tomorrow) officially entering their new age categories. Happy birthday Shaye and Mon !

8. Drink up, it’s pretty hot and sweaty out there at the moment.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …

… you happily pay $9 for a pair of elastic laces
… you know the location of every accessible tap within a 10km radius of your home
… with lycra in mind, your washing machine is permanently set to delicate

Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Monday, 21 November 2011

Robyn's E News 21 November 2011



Photo: Belinda leads competitors to the start of Splash N Dash #1 at the Waterfront

Hi All,

Friday night Splash n Dash at the Waterfront was another huge success in more ways than one. We had an enormous turnout of competitors and almost as many come down to watch, help out or just take the opportunity to catch up.

Another highlight was that our female competitors outnumbered the guys!!! And given our Race Director was Belinda Birk it was a wonderful showcase of girl power!

Our thanks to Belinda for the many hours of preparation put into this event. The waterfront venue throws up a few more than usual challenges for RD’s and Belinda handled them all on our behalf.

Bin had a fantastic crew of helpers assisting on the evening and we sincerely thank you all for your efforts. We would also like to thank Trampoline, Wildburger, PowerWater and the Waterfront for their support of our event. The location also meant competitors got plenty of encouragement from Waterfront patrons enjoying a coldie and/or dinner after work. Great location, great atmosphere !

RESULTS:

1. Splash N Dash, Waterfront Lagoon, 200m swim, 2km run, 200m swim, 2km run (provisional)

1 Heath Porter 21.55; 2 Grant Preddy 22.07; 3 Marcus Lisle 22.15; 4 Matt King 22.16; 5 Steve Goat 22.25; 6 Lee Wilson 22.29; 7 Tim Green 22.58; 8 Rob Weatherald 23.07; 9 Glenn Woodrow 23.28; 10 Nelson Rossingh 23.39; 11 Justin Tranter 23.42; 12 Peter Brady 23.43; 13 Ron Griep 23.45; 14 Ian Pollock 24.06; 15 Tony Cox 24.12; 16 Jason Jones 24.17; 17 Joseph White 24.21; 18 Blue Watt 24.33; 19 Brian Gallagher 24.44; 20 Stef Puszka 24.48; 21 Team Hancock / Summers 25.07; 22 Dale Berk 24.14; 23 Haydn Whitty 25.24; 24 John Thyne 25.36; 25 Imogen Teale 25.37; 26 Kyle Gear 25.40; 27 Ryoko Jones 25.49; 28 Chris Jessop 25.53; 29 Simon Weise 26.18; 30 Damien Brown 26.28; 31 Daniel O’Brien 26.49; 32 Kathy McKay 26.54; 33 James Geddes 27.08; 34 Vicki Woodrow 27.12; 35 Emma Winterflood 27.53; 36 Paul Hollander 28.03; 37 Lisa Eadie 28.56; 38 Emma Muntz 29.04; 39 Peta Jeggo 29.13; 40 Amy Pallentine 29.23; 41 Nathan Dwyer 29.30; 42 Monique Eliseo 30.04; 43 Bianca May 30.25; 44 Daryl Stanley 30.28; 45 Tass Liveris 30.30; 46 Joy Glass 30.57; 47 Kate Richardson 30.58; 48 Heidi Allan 31.05; 49 Karen Lewis 31.21; 50 Tara Worby 31.29; 51 Team McCabe / Brain 31.31; 52 Rowan Barrow 31.36; 53 Bronwyn Rossingh 31.40; 54 Team Lewis / P Stephens 31.43; 55 Renae McGarvie 31.45; 56 Piotr Janus 32.03; 57 Sean Killiner 32.04; 58 Sophie Harvey 32.05; 59 Andrew Castle 32.06; 60 Mackinlay Stirrat 32.16; 61 Angela Librio 32.17; 62 Alexis Marshall 32.27; 63 Emma Cook 32.28; 64 Jane Marie Kerslake 32.46; 65 Rose Stephens 32.49; 66 Moira Wigley 33.20; 67 Donna Bradley 33.22; 68 Erin Whitehead 33.35; 69 Belinda Townend 34.04; 70 Jo Ellis 34.12; 71 Team Thompson / Doyle 34.22; 72 Kelly Rau 35.11; 73 Kelly Giblin 35.13; 74 Leanne Abel 35.48; 75 Nerida Godfrey 38.50; 76 Cate Killiner dnf; 77 Jo Duncan dnf; 78 Tori Sherrock dnf; 79 Mitch Ward dnf; 80 Amanda Brain dns.

2. ITU World Cup, Auckland, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: Kris Gemmell 1.59.59 Female: Andrea Hewitt 2.14.12

3. Gatorade Series, St Kilda, Vic, Swim cancelled short run substituted, 20km bike, 5km run.

Elite:

Male: Peter Kerr 54.22 Female: Erin Densham 1.02.16

Chad Anderson 7th Elite Male 56.18

Open:

Male: David Meade 53.26 Female: Sarah Grove 1.03.36

ITU Junior:

Male: Sascha Bondarenko 55.18 Female: Grace Deveson 1.03.13

4. Ironman Arizona, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Male: Eneko Llanos 7.59.38 Female: Leanda Cave 8.49.00

5. Sri Chinmoy Triple Tri, Canberra, 1.5km swim, 35km mtb, 20km run, 3.5km swim, 40km mtb, 12km run, 1.2km swim, 24km mtb, 13km run

Male: Rowan Beggs-French 11.56.23 Female: Rachel De Zoete 15.54.17


NEXT EVENT:

Friday 2 December 2011
Splash N Dash
Lake Alexander
6pm

300m swim, 2km run x 3

Race Director: Chris Jessop
Registration: Paul Bell / Priscilla Lenne
Timekeeping: Jo Duncan / Georgia Horton
Fruit / Ice: Stuart Stacey

Note:

1. Torsos must be covered on the run.

JUNIOR NEWS:

1. Juniors are in action again this weekend (Sunday 27 November 2011) at Nightcliff Pool, 8am start.

2. Format – Aquathlon

3. Further information: Jason Jones 0439 885 797

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOUND: Waterfront Splash N Dash, sunglasses. Email darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

2. ACCOMMODATION WANTED: new club member looking for house-sitting/room for rent for 3 weeks from 2nd December. Heading back to UK for 3-4 weeks at Xmas, then returning to Darwin, so also looking for accommodation from mid-January. Non-smoker, tidy and pet friendly! Contact Jo 0435 826 711

3. FOUND: A small wetsuit was found at the Waterfront lagoon about six months ago and still hasn’t been claimed. If you think it may be yours please email darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

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

CLUB TRI SUITS:

1. There have been a number of enquiries regarding our club tri suits. We do not keep any in stock but would be happy to open another order if there is enough interest.

2. Tri suits are $162 and are payable in advance. Order would have to be in by end of this week to ensure pre Christmas delivery (after that manufacturer closes down for a few weeks).

3. Please email if you would be interested in purchasing. If numbers are close to those required for minimum order, I will open an online order for payments and place another order.

OTHER NEWS:

1. Oops, a couple of guys were bare chested on Friday evening. One is new to sport so can be forgiven. Rules of our sport are that torsos must be covered during bike and run and that includes aquathlons. You have been reminded so Bare chest = DQ from here on in.

2. “Four great steps to getting that perfect triathlon butt” sounds like riveting reading.

3. Both the male and female winner of yesterday’s Sri Chinmoy Triple Tri are former members of Darwin Triathlon Club, obviously retaining some territory toughness (even though it was pretty cool in Canberra) !

4. Heavy rain in Melbourne on Saturday night caused the cancellation of the swim in Race 1 of their Gatorade Series.

5. If you have any historical photos of the club’s past activities/highlights and are happy to share, please scan and email to darwintriclub89@bigpond.com with a brief description (who, what, where, distance etc).



6. Clinton Luxford was in action at the Murray Man triathlon results yet to come. Kylie Gaffel did the 3.5km swim in a Triple Tri team in Canberra.



7. While the Waterfront fish obviously thought the better of getting amongst a “school” of triathletes on Friday, earlier that evening they drove Sue Parora from the water with their unwanted attention. Perhaps it’s time to call for another fishing competition down there.



8. Lucy Thompson, Belinda Holt, Emma Winterflood and Tara Worby were among those juggling bubs to take part on Friday evening.



9. Not a member but want to participate? Online membership link at www.triathlonnt.com.au Please bring copy of membership receipt or your card to registration. Junior membership (under 18) $45; Senior (18+) $120; Family (2 adults & up to 2 juniors) $235.


10. Know someone who keeps talking about taking up the sport? Perhaps consider club membership as a Christmas or birthday gift with a difference.


YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …


… your have already taken your significant other to the bike shop and pointed out “go faster” items you would like (Xmas hint)

… in the name of training, you happily don a wetsuit in Darwin in November to swim in 30 degree water

… you have a pile of race numbers gathering dust but can’t bring yourself to throw them out



Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Robyn's E News 16 November 2011


Photo: G'day


Hi All,

With Christmas party rounds already commenced, it must mean that 2011 is rapidly drawing to a close.

We ease into our Christmas/New Year break with the commencement of our very popular swim/run format events, the first being at the Waterfront Lagoon on Friday evening.

Obviously this is a very “public” location so please respect the surroundings and other users on Friday. It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase our sport in a fantastic location and we receive many approaches for more information during & after the event.

A big thank you to the Waterfront businesses that are supporting our event. Trampoline is providing participants with a 2 for 1 voucher (buy 1 midi get 1 free for friend/family member=($6.90) and a Jumbo gelato for our winners. We also have 3 x family passes to wave pool (2 adults 3 children) as a lucky draw and a PWC water bottle for every participant.

RESULTS:

1. Alice Springs Sprint #1, 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male: Ben Streeter 1.10.46 Female: Fiona Collier 1.19.46

2. Cairns to Port Douglas Ultra Trail Marathon, 74km

Male: Mike Le Roux 6.45.02 Female: Sarah Warren 7.54.26

Amy Pallentine 2nd F19-29 9.46.50

NEXT EVENT:

Friday 18 November 2011
Splash N Dash
Waterfront Lagoon

6pm

200m swim, 2km run x 2
Event status: CLUB
Roster:

Race Director: Belinda Birk

Registration: Jane Marie Kerslake / Tass Liveris

Timekeeping: Erin Whitehead / Monica Stewart

Ice: Belinda Birk

Fruit: Volunteer required



Note:

1. Hint: parking can be a little difficult to find at the Waterfront. Parking meters there also have extended hours so make sure you check all the signs. The underground parking space has a limit of a couple of hours. You don’t need a parking ticket at the start the weekend !

2. You may wish to consider parking up in Smith St and crossing to the Waterfront via the footbridge and lifts.

3. To help ensure our timekeepers obtain your splits, please do not approach them during the event unless reporting a dnf.

4. Your assistance in ensuring all rubbish is removed after the event is expected and appreciated.

5. Please bring your TA card to registration with you. If you are a new member & haven’t yet received your card, please bring a copy of your membership receipt.

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOR SALE: Blue ladies Trek 1000 road bike. Size – small frame. $400. Perfect bike for someone new to triathlons! Contact Jodie 0412 963 243

2. FOR SALE; Jaggad Tri suit, women’s small, blue/black new with tags attached $120.00 Contact Stori 0407 761 143

3. Items for next E News by Sunday 9pm please.

OTHER NEWS:

1. Triathlon Mixed Relay will be making an appearance at the Commonwealth Games soon. It consists of four athletes: two men and two women, who complete a short, intense triathlon of 250m swim, 5km bike and 1.2km run in the order woman, man, woman, man. The new format has enjoyed great success since the discipline changed from the original single sex team format in 2009. The recent ITU Mixed Relay World Champs in Lausanne, Switzerland attracted the largest field ever and had representation from all five continents.

2. Maybe we should have a Relay on our club calendar ??

3. Don’t forget to give a heads up if you are racing away over the next couple of months. There are so many events around the country it’s hard to keep track.

4. Still a few club shirts available. Only have a small left in Men’s. Women’s are available in S, M. L. $62 Email if you are interested especially if you are after one for a gift.

5. Craig Alexander has been nominated for Sports Performer of the Year Award following his double 70.3 and Ironman World Championship wins this year. Please vote for Crowie at http://www.performerawards.com.au/vote/registers

6. Only a couple of weeks away from Ironman Western Australia and Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships in Phuket. Then it’s IM 70.3 Canberra …. hence the emergence of some fabulously fit looking folk at the moment.

7. Michelle Mitchell has been training the house down in Qld in her prep for Busso.

8. Chad Anderson is training the house down in Vic in his prep for Canberra 70.3 & some shorter events coming up.

9. The rest of us are slogging away in the build up J .. and finding it very character building !

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …

...you have scheduled bike cleaning time this weekend

...you have taken delivery of new race wheels or fitted new tyres and tubes this week

...you are thinking about getting new goggles and elastic laces today or tomorrow.


Safe Training,

Cheers,
Robyn



Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Robyn's E News 14 November 2011

Hi All,

Do hope you are all looking forward to the start of our Splash N Dash events which kick off this Friday evening. Our first for this wet season takes place at the Waterfront Lagoon and if you haven’t been down there for an event before, you are in for a treat ! It’s an awesome venue.

We know the 6pm start time can make for a bit of a rush to be registered on time (registration closes 5.45pm) but with no bike required, it’s very doable … even for those coming straight from work.

RESULTS:

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

Male: Leon Griffin 3.51.27 Female: Sam Warriner 4.25.25

Ali Fitch 7th F Pro 4.44.02

Mark Anzin 35th M40-44 4.53.54

2. Shep 70.3 Fun Run. 7km

Male: Coddie Williamson 22.53 Female: Tarli Bird 27.00

Isabella Hatty 3rd F U17 33.53

Rosie Sullivan 7th F Open 36.07

3. Shep 70.3 Swim

Lachie Hatty 5th U15 25.08

4. Nepean Triathlon, 1km swim, 30km bike, 14km run

Male: Tim Reed 1.29.14 Female: Melissa Rollinson 1.38.35

NEXT EVENT:

Friday 18 November 2011
Splash N Dash
Waterfront Lagoon

6pm

200m swim, 2km run x 2

Event status: CLUB

Roster:

Race Director: Belinda Birk
Registration: Jane Marie Kerslake / Tass Liveris
Timekeeping: Erin Whitehead / Monica Stewart
Ice: Belinda Birk
Fruit: Volunteer required.

Note:

1. Don’t forget parking can be a little difficult at the Waterfront. Parking meters there also have extended hours so make sure you check all the signs. The underground parking space has a limit of a couple of hours. You don’t need a parking ticket at the start the weekend.

2. You may wish to consider parking up in Smith St and crossing to the waterfront via the footbridge and lifts.

JUNIOR REPORT:

1. The juniors had an enthusiastic turnout for their event at Lake Alexander yesterday. Junior coordinator Jason Jones says the young ones got to watch the raw talent and speed of Joshua White and Hamish Wiltshire battling it out right from the start in the seniors race. The sub juniors and juniors then put in spirited efforts to complete their events.

2. A mixed team event was the finish of the morning with everyone finding that little bit extra for their team mates.

3. A big thank you to all parents, who were more than willing to wear a flouro vest and help marshall the kids. Your assistance is much appreciated.

4. Thanks also to John Thyne who again put everyone through a rigorous pre race workout and gave an insight into his quick transition skills.

5. And a big thank you to Belinda Brearley, awesome buoy placer and provider of water safety for all our junior competitors.

6. Next junior event is an Aquathlon at Nightcliff Pool Sunday 27th November 2011. No bikes needed for this one!!!

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOR SALE: Jaggad Tri suit, women’s small, blue/black new with tags attached $120.00. Contact Stori 0407 761 143

2. Items for next E News by 8pm tomorrow please.


OTHER NEWS:

1. Seems there was some confusion at IM 70.3 Shepparton with some of the leading men following the lead car (which apparently doesn’t go through to the final roundabout) and turning too early which resulted in penalties. This is a timely reminder that it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course.

2. Club president Phill Hatty was discharged from hospital on Friday but is on waiting list for readmission for more medical tests. The medical roundabout can be frustrating for triathletes who are used to getting things done and I’m sure Phill is no exception! Phill was thinking he would be in the recovery tent by Friday, instead he finds himself stuck in T2 !

3. Club Secretary Graeme Parsons is currently in Sumbawa and is hoping the monkeys don’t take off with his running shoes. He has found a pool but is yet to source wheels.

4. Those attending the swim, run training and info sessions with John Thyne are finding them very informative and helpful. The final session is tomorrow (Tuesday 15th) at Casuarina Pool 6-7pm. This is an ideal opportunity to learn swim/run skills and to brush up on transitions. If you (or someone you know) would like to attend the final session tomorrow, please contact John on 0423 797 401 and let him know you are coming. Cost is entry to Casuarina Pool plus $3 to coach.

5. Lots of tri & other action out at Lake Bennett at the weekend where many of our members were at a training camp with coach Daryl Stanley. On the way into Lake B, Dale Berk attempted a bit of snake rescue when he spotted a very large python curled up on the road. Turns out he was one angry python with his tail a bit squished and wasn’t happy that Berky was being helpful. With lots of hissing and spitting he strongly resisted attempts to be moved off the road ! It must have finally moved as there was no evidence next morning.

6. The inaugural MetaMan Bintan, Iron Distance Southeast Asia Championship, will take place on 15 September 2012 on the Indonesian island of Bintan.


YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …
… you are on a flight and your only check in baggage is a bike box
…you ride your bike to the start of a local 10k because you need a good warm up
… when someone asks how long it takes to get to your house, your response is: “running or by bike?”.

Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Robyn's E News 9 November 2011



Photo: Yet another transition at the Enduro






Hi All,

Another big weekend of training and racing is coming up. Ironman 70.3 Shepparton is on this weekend (good luck to our members competing there) and Ironman WA, Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships & Ironman 70.3 Canberra are all fast approaching. Darwin is well represented on the start lists of those major events, as well as many others being held around the country over the next couple of months. So it’s all go in tri land !

We take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to club president Phill Hatty who is currently winging his way to Melbourne via air ambulance. Phill had a health scare on Sunday afternoon and was admitted to RDH. He is feeling fine now, but is required to have further specialist treatment this week. Phill is disappointed to be missing Shep this weekend and we are hoping he will be back on deck & home in Darwin real soon.

RESULTS:

1. Queensland School Age Championships



Senior: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run: Mitch Ward 1.05.00

Intermediate: 600m swim, 16km bike, 4km run: Joseph White 56.01; Louise Jettner 59.46; Connor McLeod 1.04.49; Ari McInerney 1.05.40; Lara Whitehouse 1.07.21

Junior: 400m swim, 12km bike, 3km run: Isabella Hatty 48.55

JUNIOR NEWS:

1. Next Event:

Sunday 13 November 2011

Lake Alexander

8am (registration closes 7.30am)

Distances to suit

2. Further information Jason Jones 0439 885 797

NEXT EVENT:

Friday 18 November 2011

Splash N Dash

Waterfront Lagoon

6pm

200m swim, 2km run x 2



Event status: CLUB

Roster:


Race Director: Belinda Birk
Registration: Jane Marie Kerslake / Tass Liveris
Timekeeping: Erin Whitehead / Monica Stewart
Ice: Belinda Birk
Fruit: Volunteer required.

Note:

1. We need a volunteer to purchase post race refreshments for this event (in this case ice is being taken care of).

2. We know it can be difficult to volunteer if you don’t know what is required so attached is a “How To” guide for fruit/ice volunteers.

3. Once you have read the instructions, please let me know if you can help.

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. CAN YOU HELP? Member would like loan of a windtrainer for about a month to use as recovery from surgery. Contact Skip 0407 300 392

2. FOR SALE: 2011 Giant TCR Advanced Road bike - Medium size, Ultegra groupset and Bontrager seat. As new – this bike has done less than 200km! Retail price $3499 now $2300 ono Contact Peter 0402 346 194

3. FOR SALE: 2011 Giant Anthem X29 mountain bike - Medium size, Shimano XT 30 speed groupset, Fox fork (recently serviced) and in good condition. Big wheels are better off road! $1600 with standard wheels or $2000 with American Classic wheels and new Maxxis IKON tyres. Contact Peter 0402 346 194

4. FOR SALE - SpeedPlay ‘Zero’ chrome-moly pedals and cleats – only used a few times and in excellent condition. Retail price $275 now $100ono Contact Peter 0402 346 194

5. FOR SALE - Shimano Road shoes R190 size 46 – excellent condition with carbon sole. Retail price $220 now $100ono Contact Peter 0402 346 194

6. FOR SALE - Polar RS800CX Pro Team Edition cycling computer / HR monitor. Includes speed and cadence sensors, a new chest soft-strap and software. Too many details to list so check out the Polar Australia website. Retail $799 now $250ono Contact Peter 0402 346 194

7. FOR SALE - TK1 Kayak – perfect for the Katherine Ultra-Challenge. Stable and quick, in great condition and ready to go. Comes with a ‘skirt’ to keep water out through the rapids. MAX-Paddle M333 carbon wing paddle with ‘split shaft’ and bag – adjustable length and feather, easy to transport. $800ono Contact Peter 0402 346 194

8. FOR SALE: Asics – Gel Noosa Tri 25th. Size 10.5 US, 44.5 Euro. Excellent condition, very well looked after but no longer used for racing. Looking for about $50.00 Contact Dan 0404 667 945

9. Items for next E News by Sunday 8pm please.

OTHER NEWS:

1. So if they didn’t have a swim at ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships how did they manage the start? They put all the triathletes in a big warm, but stinky tent, then pulled them out age group by age group, and had them line up on the bikes and leave on 5 second intervals.

2. We only have a few club shirts left. Get in quick if you want one.

3. Hopefully you have passed on details of the novice sessions advertised in our last E News. They will be a great opportunity for anyone you know who is expressing interest in taking up our sport or joining the club.

4. For our newer members, a reminder that the TA website contains lots of interesting and informative information. Check it out at www.triathlon.org.au

5. There is a cold/flu thing making the rounds at the moment. A couple of our juniors had it prior to their tour and another has been unwell since. A few of our seniors also have been laid low.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN…

… you really enjoy hearing NTFs (non-tri-friends) say ‘Are you insane?’, when you talk about doing an Ironman
… your significant other knows when you haven’t been training because of your lousy mood.

... you move from a one bedroom apartment to a two bedroom just so you can have a place to store all your training equipment





Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Monday, 7 November 2011

Robyn's E News 7 November 2011


Photo: Enduro start - wave 1 underway



Hi All,


We had an awesome turnout for our Enduro event at Lake Alexander yesterday morning. Thanks to Race Director Bertram Birk for his efforts in bringing this race together. Although it appeared effortless, there was a great deal of behind the scenes prior planning, (including a venue change). Bertram was assisted by many volunteers on the day and we would also like to thank them for their efforts.

Our events depend on the contribution of our members (and often their family & friends) and we really appreciate their willingness to help out, particularly on race day.


While we were enjoying the Enduro mayhem, our juniors were in action in Queensland. All reports have the kids doing us proud and really stepping up this year. Heard they looked great in their club shirts and tri gear as well. Their results aren’t available until mid week.



RESULTS:

1. Enduro, Lake Alexander, 250m swim, 5km bike, 1km run x 3

Provisional results:

Place
Name
Cat
Time

1
Brett Verity
M30-39
53.00

2
Marcus Lisle
M30-39
53.16

3
Justin Tranter
M20-29
55.13

4
Rob Weatherald
M50-59
55.33

5
Ron Griep
M40-49
56.01

6
Steve Goat
M30-39
56.09

7
Michael Varga
M20-29
56.32

8
Glen Woodrow
M40-49
57.17

9
Pete Brady
M50-59
58.28

10
Jason Cook
M30-39
59.04

11
Chris Batenburg
M30-39
59.19

12
Ian Pollock
M40-49
59.26

13
John Thyne
M40-49
59.39

14
Dale Berk
M30-39
59.45

15
Kylie Gaffel
F20-29
59.49

16
Daniel Eakins
M30-39
1.00.01

17
Team Rowley/Brearley
TEAM
1.00.43

18
Tony Cox
M50-59
1.01.29

19
Blue Watt
M50-59
1.01.36

20
Ryoko Jones
F30-39
1.01.50

21
Stef Puszka
F20-29
1.02.27

22
Team D Hancock/W Hancock /Summers
TEAM
1.02.54

23
Vicki Woodrow
F50-59
1.03.19

24
Damien Brown
M40-49
1.04.16

25
Paul Usher
M40-49
1.05.09

26
Paul Hollander
M30-39
1.05.29

27
Trevor Moses
M20-29
1.05.46

28
Team B Sullivan/Secondis
TEAM
1.06.05

29
Daniel O'Brien
M30-39
1.06.08

30
Kathy McKay
F30-39
1.06.45

31
Monica Stewart
F60-69
1.07.03

32
Glen Scholz
M30-39
1.07.05

33
Simon Wiese
M30-39
1.07.15

34
Tony Burns
M30-39
1.07.22

35
Peta Jeggo
F40-49
1.07.26

36
Daryl Stanley
M60-69
1.07.37

37
Nell Clarke
F20-29
1.08.07

38
Amy Pallentine
F20-29
1.08.17

39
Phill Hatty
M40-49
1.09.10

40
Jane Marie Kerslake
F30-39
1.09.36

41
Col Smith
M50-59
1.09.43

42
Jo Duncan
F40-49
1.09.47

43
Team Thompson/R Sullivan
TEAM
1.10.06

44
Emma Muntz
F30-39
1.10.47

45
Emmett Hartung
M30-39
1.10.50

46
Simon Thiessen
VISITOR
1.11.17

47
Russell Peacock
M30-39
1.11.40

48
James Lugg
M30-39
1.12.32

49
Emma Cook
F30-39
1.13.51

50
Jacqui Brown
F20-29
1.13.52

51
Moira Wigley
F50-59
1.13.58

52
Mackinlay Stirrat
F20-29
1.14.17

53
Andrew Castle
M30-39
1.14.42

54
Joy Glass
F30-39
1.15.42

55
Gus McLachlan
M40-49
1.15.59

56
Bronwyn Rossingh
F50-59
1.16.03

57
Craig Leach
M40-49
1.16.32

58
Heidi Allan
F20-29
1.17.12

59
Maree McLachlan
F40-49
1.17.21

60
Donna Bradley
F30-39
1.18.32

61
Megan Evans
F30-39
1.19.04

62
Lisa Eadie
F20-29
1.19.33

63
Rose Stephens
F50-59
1.20.43

64
Angela Librio
F40-49
1.20.19

65
Tori Sherrock
F40-49
1.21.10

66
Matthew Scholar
M30-39
1.21.46

67
Kelly Rau
F40-49
1.22.56

68
Kelly Giblin
F30-39
1.22.57

69
Erin Mettam
F30-39
1.24.32

70
Allan Day
M60-69
1.24.57

71
Nelson Rossingh
M U20
dnf

72
Craig Garland
M40-49
dnf

2. XOSize Race 1, Green Point, Brighton Vic, 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male: Jamie Huggett 55.37 Female: Orla Alessia 1.04.39

Jac Crofton 1st F35-39 1.09.50

3. Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21km run

Male: Clayton Fettell 3.53.29 Female: Carrie Lester 4.28.25

4. ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, Nevada, 120km bike, 30km run

Male: Jordan Rapp (USA) 5.00.15 Female: Rachel Joyce (GBR) 5.34.15

5. Ironman Florida, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Male: Ronnie Schildknecht 7.59.42 Female: Jessica Jacobs 8.55.10

6. Ironman 70.3 Taiwan, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Chris McCormack 3.54.47 Female: Michelle Wu 4.31.55

NEXT EVENT:

Friday 18 November 2011

Splash N Dash

Waterfront Lagoon

200m swim, 2km run x 2

Event status: CLUB

Roster:

Race Director: Belinda Birk

Registration: Jane Marie Kerslake / Tass Liveris

Timekeeping: Erin Whitehead / Monica Stewart

Fruit / Ice: Volunteer required

BEGINNER SESSIONS:

1. We are conducting three sessions for those new members interested in learning skills to get the best out of the upcoming swim, run events.

2. If you have a friend or workmate who wishes to “tri” before joining our club, please pass this on to them as they are also welcome to attend these sessions.

3. For further details, see attached flier.

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOR SALE: Club shirts (Men’s S and Women’s S, M, L ) – a few still available, $62 Email: darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

2. FOR SALE: GT ZR 3 in great condition, grey, black, red alloy frame carbon forks. Frame size 48 cm, 9 speed Shimano cluster, Richey wheels, handlebar and stem. Two bottle cages and speedo. Great entry level bike $350 Contact Bertram 0401 114 492

3. FOR SALE: Asics – Gel Noosa Tri 25th. Size 10.5 US, 44.5 Euro. Excellent condition, very well looked after but no longer used for racing. Looking for about $50.00 Contact Dan 0404 667 945

4. Items for next E News by 8pm tomorrow please.

OTHER NEWS:

1. The swim portion of ITU Long Distance World Championships in Nevada at the weekend, had to be cancelled due to unsafe water conditions. Read 17 degree water temp and heavy rain prior mucking with water quality.

2. Nature also wrecked havoc at the ITU World Cup event in Columbia. Massive mud slides in Guatape saw the event shortened to a sprint distance.

3. WTC has announced a shake up of their Lottery slot policy. Further details www.ironman.com

4. Members Cate and Sean Killiner recently recommenced training after some time away. They have had two swims at the Lagoon at the Waterfront in the last week or so and been ‘attacked’ by the dreaded fish on both occasions.

Last week was particularly bad. It seemed to them that there were two fish, and while one was at Cate the other was having a go at Sean. The one that chased him appeared to be a queen fish around two foot long. It seems like they are very territorial as they wouldn’t let up and virtually harassed both of them from the rock wall all the way back to the beach – got the heart rate up!!

5. I debated the wisdom of adding the above to the E News given our next event will be at the Waterfront location. But then, the same thing was happening before our last hit out there & on the day no one had any trouble at all …. there’s safety in numbers & as our numbers have been huge I think it will be the fish that will be looking for an out of the way place to hide !!

6. Remember the mention in previous E News of the little Panasonic robot undertaking the Hawaii Ironman course? Well EVOLTA has made it … & conquered Kona in 166 hours 56 mins. !

7. You were warned … that the Enduro was also an exercise in brain gym ! We had people donning goggles when they should have been running, swimming in the wrong order, shoes still on heading for the swim, helmet undone before racking, half laps on the bike, etc etc. All good fun and rectified on the go !

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …

… you are a bloke and you start to think seriously about the merits of shaving your legs

… you are a bloke and you have ditched shaving your legs for regular waxing

… you start talking about an easy hour swim, an easy three hour ride or an easy 10 km run

Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn


Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Friday, 4 November 2011

Robyn's E News 2 November 2011


Hi All,

We are expecting a bumper turn out again this weekend for our very popular Enduro. So pump up your tyres, plug your handlebars and come on down and join in. Our newer members who haven’t done this format previously, are in for a treat.

It’s great fun and fantastic brain gym as well (just ask those who headed for the water last year with their sunnies on) !

NEXT EVENT:

Sunday 6 November 2011
Enduro Triathlon
Lake Alexander
7am (registration closes 6.45am sharp)

250m swim, 5km bike, 1km run x 3

Event Status: CLUB

Race Director: Bertram Birk
Registration: Paul Hollander / Kyle Gear
Timekeepers: Renae McGarvie / Christine Friebel
Fruit / Ice: Belinda Townend

Note:

1. Please assist registration volunteers by having your TA card or copy of membership receipt with you & arrive early.

2. Carry at least one full water bottle on your bike

3. Have a think about how you will arrange your spot in transition, you will be coming through 8 times so you need to be organised & stay neat.

4. Your assistance with setting up and packing away racks, cones, rubbish etc is a given

5. Don’t forget the Aeroguard !

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. WANTED: Team member. Anyone interested in doing the run legs as part of a team for Sunday’s enduro, please contact Barry on 8932 6569.

2. FOR SALE: We have an even more limited number of our club shirts (Men’s S, M, L and Women’s S, M, L ) available, $62 First in best dressed... they are going fast. Email: darwintriclub89@bigpond.com



3. FOR SALE: GT ZR 3 in great condition, grey, black, red alloy frame carbon forks. Frame size 48 cm, 9 speed Shimano cluster, Richey wheels, handlebar and stem. Two bottle cages and speedo. Great entry level bike $350 Contact Bertram 0401 114 492

4. Items for next E News by 8pm Sunday please.


OTHER NEWS:

1. Condolences to the family of Brian Barr (64), age group legend, who passed away on Monday in Qld after a short illness. Brian is known to many of our members.



His achievements at Kona and ITU Worlds over many years were amazing. In 2005, Brian then M55-59, tackled the double, ITU OD Worlds in Honolulu (2nd) and a week later did Kona where he was 2nd in 10.24.48.



Noosa & Mooloolaba tris were in his backyard but sadly, Brian was missing from Noosa results on Sunday. Last year he blitzed his M60-64 age group in 2.16.31. Even knowing his condition, he had entered Mooloolaba next year.

2. DCC is seeking people interested in being trained by AustCycle to conduct the program in the HCI target populations. If you are interested in becoming a Teacher or Provider, would like further information on the AustCycle program or have any further queries, please contact Amber (Healthy Communities Coordinator) at DCC on 8930 0632

3. The juniors heading to Queensland this weekend to compete in the Qld All Schools Triathlon finalised their preparations with a zippy transition training session last night. Wow, those kids can move !

4. Our new tri suits look fantastic. Once you do the normal “wiggle” to get them on, they are very comfy.

5. Some of our members training on the bike & heading for the Gorge at Katherine at the weekend had a close encounter & a huge adrenalin rush when a bunch (herd, mob, ?) of buffalo crashed through a fence near them (in the dark).

6. Bali International Triathlon date has been confirmed as 24 June 2012.

7. 2011 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships are on this weekend at Henderson, Nevada (USA). Our elite team consists of Craig Alexander, David Dellow, Rebekah Keat, Nikki butterfield and Christine Hemphill. Course distance 4km swim, 120km bike, 30km run. Our recent Finlay’s NT Long Course Triathlon was a selection points event for TA’s Age Group Team for LD Worlds in Spain next year. If you are interested in making the age group team see further info at www.triathlon.org.au

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …

… you can’t remember the last time you had all your toe-nails, and you’ve actually grown fond of the alternating blue/black and white/pink
pattern on alternate toes

… you’re either training, just finished training, tired from training, or planning your next training session

… the amount of time training that you thought was insanely too much prior to being a triathlete is only a fraction of the time you now spend on an easy day

Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Monday, 31 October 2011

Robyn's E News 31 October 2011



Photo: Joseph working on his swim




Hi All,

Email is great …. most of the time ! Some of you didn’t receive our last E News due to the size of the attachments. Many servers rejected the email altogether, apologies to those who missed out. The attachments were details of road works in progress on Channel Island Road.

The weekend saw many of our members taking on the Noosa Tri while those still at home were out & about training. It was great the rain held off on Saturday morning and long rides could be done. Those heading for Shepparton 70.3, IM WA, Phuket 70.3 etc are all out there training the house down.

Our very popular Enduro event takes place this weekend. It’s fast, it’s furious and it’s fun and very much anticipated. With the wet season kicking in, this is also our last triathlon format event for awhile. After this weekend we change to swim/run combos that have everyone on their toes during the wet.

RESULTS:

1 Noosa Triathlon, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: David Dellow 1.46.36 Female: Melissa Rollinson 2.00.25

Member results:

Jason Jones 37th M40-44 2.18.10

Kylie Gaffel 14th F25-29 2.28.50

Glen Scholz 92nd Mates Wave 2.32.28

Leigh Milne 189th M35-39 2.37.24

Thomas Parkinson 206th M35-39 2.40.03

Clinton Luxford 186th Mates Wave 2.45.19

Sinon Cooney 18th Clydesdales 2.46.39

Juliette Neve 59th F35-39 2.53.21

Kirrily Jones 63rd F35-39 2.54.26

Other:

Dean Nankivell 128th M50-54 3.12.45

2. Huskission Tri #1, NSW, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: Shane Farrant 1.54.52 Female: Jessica Simpson 2.15.47

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

Male: Sebastian Kienie 3.47.01 Female: Leanda Cave 4.13.35

NEXT EVENT:

Sunday 6 November 2011
Enduro Triathlon
Lake Alexander (note change of venue)
7am

250m swim, 5km bike, 1km run x 3

Event Status: CLUB

Race Director: Bertram Birk
Registration: Paul Hollander / Kyle Gear
Timekeepers: Renae McGarvie / Monica Stewart
Fruit / Ice: Belinda Townend

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOR SALE: We have a limited number of our club shirts (Men’s S, M, L and Women’s S, M, L ) available, $62 These would make awesome Christmas gifts. First in best dressed. Email: darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

2. FOR SALE: GT ZR 3 in great condition, grey, black, red alloy frame carbon forks. Frame size 48 cm, 9 speed Shimano cluster, Richey wheels, handlebar and stem. Two bottle cages and speedo. Great entry level bike $350 Contact Bertram 0401 114 492

3. Items for next E News by 8pm tomorrow please.


JUNIORS:

1. Juniors attending the tri skills session at Nightcliff Pool on Saturday evening were very enthusiastic, as were John Thyne and Lee Wilson who took them through numerous activities. I think the kids skill levels were improving on the spot but they were enjoying themselves so much they didn’t even notice they were learning so much from the guys. Thanks to John and Lee & all volunteers for their assistance.

2. Our DTC junior tour happens this weekend. The juniors head for Queensland to take part in the Qld All Schools Triathlon. Please wish Mitch Ward, Lara Whitehouse, Louise Jettner, Joseph White, Connor McLeod, Bella Hatty and Ari McInerney good luck if you see them this week.

OTHER NEWS:

1. My take on cycling in Darwin drew a lot of response. Rose, for example, had just dodged a ride on mower that turned on the path in front of her and suggested that be added to the list. It also prompted Vicki to provide a similar list of her experiences of riding “down south” …

Mad, erratic drivers; swooping magpies; road rage; pot holes; cycle lanes that just disappear into the main lane of a major highway; swooping, aggressive (& making) contact magpies; cold/numb feet; a howling head wind; a howling cross wind; a constant running nose; freezing hands -no matter what gloves you use; cold rain +wind; watering eyes (due to the wind); looking like a @#!^ head with lots of weird cable ties sticking out your helmet to ward off magpies; but you know what ... not much broken glass !!

2. Jason Jones had his helmet pinched from transition at Noosa yesterday. He set up, went over to help Kirrily, came back and it was gone!

You can imagine lots of swearing !! That is just low and so against the spirit of triathlon !

3. Congrats to those who pb’d at Noosa yesterday and big congrats to those doing their first ever OD event.

4. Looking at Dean Nankivell’s splits, thinking he has had mechanical problems during the bike leg.

5. Now the hard part, those on Qantas flights are still stranded in Brisbane.

6. Junior calendar & updated senior roster are now up on the website. So are splits from our last event. Thanks Al.


YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN ..

… if a parent, you occasionally bring your kid(s) with a colouring book to the pool or to running while you train. In extreme cases, you have them
time your intervals and yell out splits

… you have memorized the names and performance histories of the half-dozen or so people just ahead and just behind you in your age group in your area. When someone passes you whom you haven’t “scouted”, you make it a point to interrogate (uh, “chat”) with them after the race.

… your work colleagues frequently introduce you to clients or new people in the office as “the guy/gal who does triathlons”.


Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Robyn's E News 26 October 2011

Hi All,

Loving the storms ~If you haven’t experienced training in a Darwin wet season before, you are in for a treat ! Just be prepared to be wet, wet, wet and make sure you have plenty of shoes as they take a bit to dry, even under a fan.

With the recent spate of storm activity, most of us are now back to checking the BOM before heading out for training. Running in the rain (read cool) is a favourite activity at the moment.

JUNIORS:

1. Juniors are in action again this weekend at Nightcliff Pool, 5pm Saturday

2. Junior training sessions are being well attended. (See website for details).

3. The club junior development tour to Qld to participate in the All Schools Triathlon is coming up soon. The juniors involved are training well.

4. Following the recent SSNT triathlons in Alice Springs & Darwin, a number of our junior members will be offered positions in the School Sport NT Development Squad to train on to compete at the 2012 National Schools Triathlon to be held in Busselton WA.

NEXT EVENT:

Sunday 6 November 2011

Enduro Triathlon

Lake Alexander (note originally scheduled for Nightcliff Pool)
7am
250m swim, 5km bike, 1km run x 3

Event Status: CLUB

Race Director: Bertram Birk
Registration: Paul Hollander / Kyle Gear
Timekeepers: Renae McGarvie / Monica Stewart
Fruit / Ice: Belinda Townend


CLUB EVENT CALENDAR & ROSTER:

1. Attached is updated calendar and roster. Please note changes. An updated copy is also posted to club website.

2. You will notice some roster positions are still to be filled. If you can volunteer for any of those dates, please email darwintriclub89@bigpond.com

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOR SALE: Asics – Gel Noosa Tri 25th. Size 10.5 US, 44.5 Euro. Excellent condition, very well looked after but no longer used for racing. Looking for about $50.00 Contact Dan 0404 667 945

2. Items for E News and requests for advt re runs by 8pm Sunday please.

ROAD TO AUCKLAND:

This summer, Canberra is on the path to Auckland! Triathlon ACT is providing great opportunities this summer to competitors aiming for ITU Age Group World Championships selection in both Sprint and Olympic Distance. So if you have not yet entered, check out the following races:

1. Canberra Olympic Triathlon – 18th December 2011
The first of the qualifying races for the Age Group Olympic Distance World Championships will take place in the Australian Capital Territory on the 18th of December. This race offers great opportunities for people trying to qualify for the 2012 Australian Age Group Olympic Distance Team. Competing in the first race will give you an early advantage in setting your strategy for the season.
More details here.

2. Australian Sprint Distance Triathlon – 29th January 2012
Triathlon ACT is hosting the Australian Sprint Distance Championships in Canberra on the 29th of January. This race offers double points for selection into the 2012 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Team!
More details here.

OTHER NEWS:

1. Emma Snowsill has withdrawn from Noosa but both the men’s and women’s elite field remains star studded. The list reads like a Who’s Who of triathlon.

2. If you are heading out to Channel Island for a ride please be aware that there is some road work happening on Channel Island Road.

One site near the new Detention Centre is in full swing, with the road currently narrowed and the speed limited to 60km/hr. The second site where work has already started is the intersection with Jenkins road. Stage 2 of project (Channel Island Road tie-in) will commence soon. (See attached diagrams for more information).

3. There has been a flurry of cyclist v motorist letters to the editor this week, generated by a recent NT News article. It would pay to be very vigilant out there for awhile and to make sure you are cycling within the law.

4. The two idiots I saw last night cycling full pelt through Parap, two abreast, no helmets and no lights are lucky to be alive (no accident reports so I assume they reached were ever they were going in such a hurry). No lycra was involved, but no wonder some cyclists antagonise motorists.

5. I thought I would share with you my take on cycling in Darwin: Broken glass; Nest protecting plovers; Dogs on the loose; Broken glass; Non functioning water bubblers; Monitor lizards; Broken glass; Long grassers asleep on the bike path; Aggressive Darwin Bus drivers; Broken glass; Potholes; Road trains; Broken glass; Snakes; Low flying bush turkeys; Broken glass; Flocks of cockatoos; Dry season burn off smoke; Broken glass; Mosquitos; Midges; Broken glass; Sunburn; Intoxicated long grassers; Broken glass; blokes in utes; dogs barking near your ear; Broken glass.

6. Christmas is coming (very quickly). Our bike shops have lots of go faster gear in stock now, so why not take advantage and get in early with your Christmas shopping. Support our sponsors as they support us.

7. Uniform order update – some items have arrived, just waiting delivery of final parcel.

8. Swim squad at Nightcliff Pool is noticing the benefits of the new shade cloth. The water temperature is a couple of degrees cooler than average (so far).


YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …

… you believe race day is about enjoying the experience and having fun
… you have a water bottle with you – most of the time

… you can down a cold can of anything in 10 seconds flat



Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Monday, 24 October 2011

Robyn's E News 23 October 2011



Photo: Jason emerging from Lake Alex

Hi All,

Mondayitis ? You are not alone. After another huge weekend it’s hard to get back into work mode.

Our triathlon at Lake Alexander yesterday was a huge success.

First up, a big thank you to RD Steve Goat and the wonderful volunteers who assisted with this event. Our events couldn’t happen without the efforts of all our volunteers and the assistance on race day of those on roster and those who just jump in and help is greatly appreciated.

We had another great start list and again welcomed more new members. In fact, there were so many of you, we started the event in two waves to ease congestion in the swim & I know many of you are hanging for the adjusted results so ….


RESULTS:

1. Triathlon, Lake Alexander, 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

See Attached.

2. Central Sports Enduro, Alice Springs, distance ?

Male: Mitch Scott 1.19.20 Female: Fiona Collier 1.26.14

3. ITU Pan Am Games, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: Reinaldo Colucci 1.48.02 Female: Sarah Haskins 1.57.37

4. Ironman 70.3 Austin, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Michael Raelert 3.47.48 Female: Jessica Meyers 4.29.15

NEXT EVENT:

Sunday 6 November 2011

Enduro Triathlon

Lake Alexander (note originally scheduled for Nightcliff Pool)

7am

250m swim, 5km bike, 1km run x 3

Event Status: CLUB

Race Director: Bertram Birk
Registration: Paul Hollander / Kyle Gear
Timekeepers: Renae McGarvie / Monica Stewart
Fruit / Ice: Belinda Townend

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. FOR SALE: Asics – Gel Noosa Tri 25th. Size 10.5 US, 44.5 Euro. Excellent condition, very well looked after but no longer used for racing. Looking for about $50.00 Contact Dan 0404 667 945

2. Items for E News and requests for advt re runs by 8pm tomorrow please.

OTHER NEWS:

1. Young Malo Gilly-Eydoux’s tri enthusiasm continues. He was 12th in the 7-9 years category of the Qld Gatorade Tri Series #1 Kool Kids event. Unfortunately Malo has since broken his arm which may set back his Noosa plans a little !

2. At a glittering ceremony last week, Greg Welch became the first Australian triathlete inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Read more here: http://hansonmediagroup.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1015&Itemid=36

3. It can be done - Finnbar Crennan (M40-44) completed the 2km swim, 120km bike, 20 km run Ultimate Triathlon (Forster, 16 Oct) in 5.00.45, ahead of the first placed Open male Newcastle’s Nathan Stewart who finished 5.05.45. Go the age groupers !!

4. The EVOLTA World Challenge IV starts tomorrow in Hawaii, USA. The robots are equipped with 3 different bodies (swim, bike, run) & are powered by 3 AA rechargeable batteries. The goal is for the robots to reach the finish line within one week (168 hrs) by covering the IM course (a total of 230 km). They have to be either moving forward or recharging ! Cute little things. They have already conquered the Grand Canyon on a pair of Panasonic AA dry batteries in 2008; tackled the Le Mans course and gained a Guinness World Record and last year completed a 500km walk from Tokyo to Kyoto on 12 AA rechargeable batteries. Google if you want to find out more.

5. Lance Armstrong struggled on the run at XTERRA Worlds this morning. Lance finished 15th (or 23rd depending on which report you read) after leaving T2 in 2nd.

6. We have a number of members heading over for Noosa this weekend including Leigh Milne, Juliette Neve, Kylie Gaffel, Thomas Parkinson, Glen Scholz, Jason Jones, Angelika Hannon & Brian Hannon. Dean Nankivell from Alice Springs is also heading over. Good luck to all, enjoy !

7. And no names but two guys went the wrong way on the run yesterday, oops.

8. Perhaps it’s mango madness … there were also a couple of people who forgot their helmets !



9. To end a big weekend, Fev thrilled a few of us yesterday arvo, France showed courage in the face of the haka but it didn’t help and Cold Chisel rocked some of us last night .


YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …

… you can run further than your dog

… your real birthday doesn’t count – it’s when you “age up” that matters

… you know if you are within 10km of home and get stuck that you could easily run home



Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Robyn's E News 19 October 2011



Photo: Chris in action at the Reserve Triathlon

Hi All,

The School Sport NT Triathlon was held at Lake Alexander at the weekend. A huge thank you to volunteer RD Jason Jones and all those wonderful folk who assisted Jason on the day. The field was smaller than anticipated but the competition was on. Our juniors are developing excellent tri skills (as many of you will have noticed at our club events). From little things, big things grow so watch this space next year, this event will be back!

We are expecting another bumper crowd for our event this weekend. The 300/13/3 format is always popular and it’s a great way to spend Sunday morning and still have time to head off for coffee or the markets afterwards.

No late comers please, not registered by 6.45am = no race.

RESULTS:

1. School Sport NT Triathlon, Lake Alexander, 500m swim, 16km bike, 4km run
Senior:

Male: Mitch Ward 52.31

Intermediate:

Male: Joseph White 54.41 Female: Louise Jettner 58.54

Junior:
Female: Bella Hatty 1.01.04

Novice: 250m swim, 10km bike, 2km run

Female: Tia Brain 43.22

2. Australian Duathlon Championships, Barossa Valley, 10km run, 40km bike, 5km run
Male: Matty White 1.55.38 Female: Bev Thomas 2.12.09

3. Race 1 Gatorade Qld, 400m swim, 15km bike, 4km run
Male: Clayton Fettell 40.04 Female: Ellie Salthouse 48.04

NEXT EVENT:

Sunday 23 October 2011

Triathlon
Lake Alexander
7am (Registration closes 6.45am)

300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

Event Status: CLUB (must be member to participate)

Race Director: Steve Goat
Registration: Paul Usher / Moira Wigley
Timekeepers: Michelle Mitchell / Leigh Milne
Fruit / Ice: Erin Mettam

Note:

1. Please have at least one full water bottle on your bike.

2. This is a non drafting event.

3. Roads are open. Competitors MUST stop if traffic lights are RED

4. No iPods, MP3s etc

FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:

1. WANTED TO BUY or LOAN: Wind trainer in good condition needed urgently to keep up training at home! Contact Renae 0488 102 939

2. FOR SALE: Lemond - Limited edition. Blue and Yellow. About 51 cm, in pretty good condition. Serviced by Cyclezone; Comes with Tri bars, cleat peddles and 2 drink bottle holders; the bike used to be Robin Stanley's; About $300.00 Contact Annie 0428 450 085

3. Items for next E News by Sunday 9pm please

OTHER NEWS:

1. Entry for Ironman 70.3 Busselton opens for Triathlon Australia members today (10am WST).

2. 100 yrs young, British runner Fauja Singh smashed the Marathon World record in Canada last weekend. He now claims the fastest marathon Guinness World Record record for a centurion. Singh crossed the line in 8.25.55. Born 1 April 1911 in Punjab, India he only took up running at age 89 after his wife and son died in London. He has completed 7 marathons since then.

3. Looks like Lance Armstrong will be on the start line of the XTERRA World Championships in Maui this weekend.

4. What goes around … my old Lemond has turned up in the For Sale/Wanted section. I loved that bike !

5. Cannibal are busy producing our new tri suits & hope to have them here by the end of the month.

6. Noosa not far away now.

7. Tony Cox was the other Bike Count Tuesday volunteer (along with Leigh Milne) who nominated Darwin Triathlon Club … thanks Tony !

8. Keep the mango madness away … swim, bike, run today !


Safe Training,
Cheers,
Robyn


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Friday, 14 October 2011



Photo: Reserve Order Triathlon underway at Lake Alexander

Hi All,

Did you Ride to Work today?

We had a great response to our tri suit & club shirt order and the order has been placed. Unfortunately we didn’t receive enough orders to go ahead with the men’s swimmers or the ladies one piece. Those who ordered these items will receive an email shortly regarding refunds.

There is another big tri weekend coming up with the running of our first School Sport NT Triathlon at Lake Alexander on Sunday. Numbers are modest, expected for a first time junior event, but we will be making sure the kids have a great experience.

Entry for the event, which targets school aged kids (12+) close online tomorrow at www.triathlonnt.com.au . Teams are welcome and there is a novice category for those just wanting to have a try.

RESULTS:

1. Melbourne Marathon, 42km

Male: Japhet Kipkorir 2.11.11 Female: Irene Mogaka 2.35.12

Sue Parora 22nd Elite Female 3.27.26

Other:

Lucie Hardiman 12th Female 3.01.30



2. ITU World Cup, Hutalco, Mexico, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: Matt Chrabot (USA) 2.00.37 Female: Juri Ide (JPN) 2.12.52


JUNIORS

Sunday 16 October 2011

School Sport NT Triathlon

School age kids 12+

Lake Alexander

7am

Distances:

Senior/Intermediate: 500m swim, 16km bike, 4km run

Junior/Novice: 250m swim, 10km bike, 2km run

Teams: 250m swim, 10km bike, 2km run

$15 Individuals

$25 Teams

1. Further information & online entry: www.triathlonnt.com.au

2. Online entry closes tomorrow ($15)

NEXT EVENT:



Sunday 23 October 2011

Triathlon

Lake Alexander

7am

300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

Event Status: CLUB (must be member to participate)

Race Director: Steve Goat

Registration: Paul Usher / Moira Wigley

Timekeepers: Michelle Mitchell / Leigh Milne

Fruit / Ice: Erin Mettam

HOW CAN YOU HELP AT OUR EVENTS?

1. Even if you are not a rostered volunteer there are many small things that you can do that will assist at our events.

2. It’s a given that all participants help set up and pack away our equipment. Even if you only put one rack back in the trailer it helps. Ask the RD of the day if there are any buoys, witches hats or signs that you can help put out or pick up.

3. Please put any rubbish in a garbage bag. Can’t see a bag? They are kept in our race box near the registration table ~ feel free to get one out if needed.

4. Not competing? You can assist us by helping prepare post race refreshments (cut up fruit, ensure drinks are on ice etc).

5. One of the best ways to help is to ensure you are early to our events. Our registration volunteers are often competitors themselves and need to get registration closed on time so they can be ready to listen to the race brief as well.



6. If you have a particular skill that could be of benefit to our club, please feel free to chat to any of our committee or email darwintriclub89@bigpond.com



FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:



1. Items for next E News & requests for advt re runs by Sunday 9pm please

OTHER NEWS:

1. Variety is calling on you, your family & friends to embrace the Christmas spirit and help raise money for sick and disadvantaged children. Join the Variety Santa Fun Run (2km) to be held on Sunday 27 November 2011 at Mindil. More information at www.varietysantafunrun.com.au – dust off that Santa suit and commit now !

2. An owner has been found for the forlorn Nikes left in transition. It’s a good idea to do a final check before leaving after a race to ensure you haven’t left anything behind. It’s amazing what we forget at times!


3. The Crowie interviews post Hawaii show just what a fantastic ambassador for our sport he is.

4. Entries for Ironman 70.3 Busselton open at 10am (WST) on Wednesday 19th October 2011 for TWA/TA members. General public entries will open on Thursday 20th October at 10am (WST) if entries are still available. More info: www.busseltonhalf.com
5. Those doing the Noosa Triathlon are training the house down at the moment.
6. Course record holders at Noosa are Male: Craig Walton 1997 1:44:13 (out and back course) and Female: Emma Carney 1997 1:54:22 (out and back course).
7. Craig has recently been appointed by Triathlon Australia as National Talent Coach (Qld/NT) so hopefully we will see him in the Territory in the not to distant future.
8. Feeling a bit beat up and battered lately? The build up does that. Up those fluids.
9. Our club will be receiving a donation of $100 as two people nominated Darwin Triathlon Club in the recent Bike Count Tuesday. One was Leigh Milne, not sure of the other, was it you?. Many thanks.


YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …



… you mow your legs more often than your grass

… your hair is never dry

… going to work is your recovery time



Safe Training,

Cheers,

Robyn



Robyn Stanley

Darwin Triathlon Club

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