Thursday, 24 March 2011

Robyn's E News 23 March 2011

Photo: Singapore swim course

Hi All,

Darwin Triathlon Club was very much in evidence in the Singapore 70.3 over the weekend. We had five podium places (see results below) which is a great indication of the strength of our club.

Our Ray White Darwin 2011 NT Sprint Distance Championships take place this weekend at Lake Alexander and the field is looking good with a number of interstaters as well as athletes from Katherine and Alice Springs heading up to join us. More info on the weekend below.


1. Darwin Triathlon Club Junior Pointscore

Girls Point Score: 1st Louise Jettner, 2nd Bella Hatty, 3rd Chynna Godfrey
Boys Point Score: 1st Joseph White, 2nd Connor McLeod, 3rd Mitch Ward

2. Ironman 70.3 Singapore, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Kris Gemmell Female: Mary Beth Ellis

Grant Preddy 2nd M25-29 4.34.49
Blue Watt 2nd M50-54 4.58.39
Rob Brooks 9th M45-49 5.08.05
Simon Cruickshank 10th M45-49 5.08.42
Steve Goat 30th M30-34 5.12.32
David Croser 49th M40-44 5.14.39
Damien Brown 50th M40-44 5.14.43
Phil Brownscombe 69th M40-44 5.23.02
Justin Tranter 16th M25-29 5.24.33
Russell Peacock 45th M30-34 5.29.11
Kylie Gaffel 2nd F25-29 5.30.28
Ryoko Jones 13th F30-34 5.32.16
Daryl Stanley 2nd M60-64 5.35.06
Dale Berk 78th M35-39 5.37.04
Matt Redmond 89th M35-39 5.42.32
Kathy McKay 17th F30-34 5.52.48
Amy Yeoman 18th F30-34 5.54.52
Angelika Hannon 10th F50-54 6.28.21
Robyn Stanley 2nd F55-59 6.37.29
Graeme Parsons 8th M60-64 6.55.45
Brian Hannon 48th M50-54 7.16.30
Vincent Gilly M45-49 dnf

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

Male: Tim O'Donnell 3.49.29 Female: Kelly Williamson 4.15.38

4. Miami International Triathlon 5150, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: Matt Chrabot 1.44.04 Female: Jilliam Peterson 1.56.54

5. Gatorade St Kilda, 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male: Brendan Sexton 56.02 Female: Erin Densham 1.04.21


1. Sunday 27 March 2011
Ray White Darwin NT Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships
(Race 2 Sprint Series)
Lake Alexander
750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run



Race Director: Scott Bevis
Registration: Simon Cruickshank / Robyn Stanley
Timekeeping: Bill Piper / Todd Sparrow
Fruit / Ice: Nikki Roddie

Enter: Online only at ($25 individual, $30 team of two; $45 team of three) Must be current TA member to complete.

Entries close: Thursday 24 March 2011 .... no late entry accepted.

Please note: There is no short distance option - if the distance is too much for you, suggest you team up.

Update re Lake Alexander closure: Further testing of Lake Alexander was carried out yesterday. Tests results will be known later this week. Should Lake Alex remain closed a run, bike, run format will be used.

RD Scott Bevis advises that Ross Smith Ave lights will be flashing.

2. Sunday 27 March 2011
NT Junior Championships
Lake Alexander
12-13 years & 14-16 years (various distances)

Enter: Online only at ($15) Must be a current TA member to compete

Race Director: Lee Wilson


Sunday 8 May 2011
Arafura Games Triathlon
1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

1. Entry: Australian competitors must be a current TA member to compete

2. Entries close: 5pm Friday 8 April 2011 no late entries accepted. Note: We are rapidly approaching available space limits.

3. Walk Out Uniforms: Anyone interested in purchasing Arafura Games Walk Out Uniforms (shorts & polo) please contact


1. FOR SALE - Carbon Tubular race wheels - Token T50 wheelset, Conti GP4000 singles and 10sp cassette already fitted. Wheels have done very little work ~ 100k. PRICE - $1000. CONTACT Kyle at Cyclezone 8981 4436

2. Items for E News by Sunday 8pm please


1. Spare a thought for Vincent Gilly .. in top form, lined up for the swim in Singapore and two steps later he did a calf muscle. Didn't even get wet. We wish Vincent a speedy recovery.

2. We have a number of interstate competitors competing in the NT Sprint Distance Championships this weekend and we know they will be given a warm welcome to the Top End. Ditto those from Alice Springs & Katherine.

3. More on Singapore ... Rob Brooks is minus a bike time ! His timing chip came off in T1 and luckily he noticed it when he racked in T2.

4. The Darwin crew racing in Singapore were loudly encouraged by a fantastic group of supporters.

5. We encourage you to support Japanese Pro Athletes Maki and Hiro Nishiuchi as they fundraise for the Japanese Red Cross. The couple raced the Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore sporting black bands, a Japanese tradition of mourning.

The couple have come forward to raise funds for their homeland with their cousin and elderly relative still missing. Hiro said, “My family is still stuck at the Fukushima Prefecture despite the nuclear threat. I hope to do something for my country. A friend of mine watches Japan news all day long and is in despair each time the newscaster reports an aftershock or about the nuclear situation. I would like to raise funds for the earthquake victims, and have 100% of the donations go to Japan.”

You can support Hiro and Maki Nishiuchi by donating to the Japanese Red Cross now via the link at Title Sponsor Aviva kick-started the fundraising effort with S$10,000 donation.

6. We had our final race of the junior series on Sunday. We had a good turn out and RD John Thyne put the kids through a challenging duathlon format. A very yummy bacon and egg breakfast followed along with presentations. A big thank you to our junior sponsor NT Elite Cycles who donated very generous 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes to the Boys and Girls pointscore place getters & also provided some additional lucky draw prizes.

7. Those heading for the Mooloolaba Triathlon (Australian OD Championships) include Monica Stewart, Craig Garland, Korgan Hucent, Faith Marshall, Heath Porter and Jac Crofton. Monica is in great form and looking to make it two out of two series wins in her age group.

8. Chad Anderson will be competing in the Continental Cup section of the Mooloolaba festival. Conti Cups are entry level events for athletes chasing ITU points to gain starts in world cups and World Championship Series events so lets hope this one gets Chad underway points wise. His wave is also draft legal as is the World Cup later in the afternoon. I believe the Conti Cup does the same course as the age group field, but the World Cup event is a multi lap affair. Whatever, it's going to be an exciting day for our athletes and we wish them all good luck and calm conditions.

Safe Training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

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