Monday, 21 February 2011

Robyn's E News 21 Feb 2011

Photo: Bike path at Nightcliff after Carlos

Hi All,

The junior mountain bike triathlon at Lake Alexander has been voted a "must do again" by all the young participants! RD Col Smith assisted by John Thyne did a fantastic job with the event ensuring it's success. Our thanks to both guys and to the many volunteers who assisted the them on the day. The juniors (and their parents) really appreciate the efforts of all the volunteers.

Many of you were involved in your personal post Carlos clean up over the weekend. Hope you didn't have to spend too much time lining up at the dump and still managed to get some training in. I think we all gave a collective sigh of relief when it stopped raining yesterday.

As soon as there was a break in the weather, antsy triathletes got out and about and were spotted all over town making sure they hadn't completely lost all that tri fitness. (Which reminds me, I wonder if I can still swim ... it's been awhile!)


1. Australian Sprint Championships (Elite), 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male: Brad Kahlefeldt 53.54 Female: Emma Moffatt 58.48

Chad Anderson 33rd Elite 59.03

2. Geelong Triathlon, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: craig McKenzie 1.54.30 Female: Matilda Raynolds 2.11.08

Monica Stewart 1st F55-59 2.39.25

2. JT Cycles Triathlon #5, SA, 800m swim, 25.2km bike, 6km run

Male: Paul Clarken 1.11.05 Female: Krystal smith 1.16.00

3. Hillarys Triathlon, WA, 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male: Paul McKay 59.41 Female: Katrina Mercer 1.06.23

4. Otway Odyssey, MTB 100km

Male: Chris Jongewaard 4.22.06 Female: Peta Mullins 5.51.53

Nic French 261st Open Male 8.05.27
Aaron Caden dnf (broken deraileur)

Pete Svara 103st Vet Male 8.01.03


Sunday 27 February 2011
Race 1 Sprint Series
Palmerston Aquatic Centre (cnr Tilston Ave & Bonson Tce)
7am (registration closes 6.45am sharp)
750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
(Short option 300m swim, 10km bike, 3km run)
Event Status: CLUB

Event Roster:

Race Director: Barry Sullivan
Registration: Scott Bevis / Fran Edis
Timekeeping: Kathy McKay / Lauren Stephenson
Fruit / Ice: Bronwyn Rossingh


Palmerston course being an out & back bike, also needs some marshals so here's a call for extra volunteers needed for Sunday’s race at Palmerston as follows:
1 x bike turn around marshal for longer course

1 x bike turn around marshal for shorter course

1 x drink-stop person

If you can help, please contact Race Director Barry Sullivan on or 8932 6569 (H)


Our annual 3 race Sprint Series is a highlight of our club calendar, here's how it works:

1. Darwin Triathlon Club perpetual Sprint Series and Women's Series trophies are awarded from results of each of the three races.
2. To be eligible for Series prizes, members must participate in all three sprint distance events
3. Trophies and prizes for Series 1st, 2nd & 3rd are presented at our Annual Presentation Dinner
4. Club pointscore points are awarded on the sprint distance event.
5. Participants in the short option receive 1 pointscore point (participation point).
6. At Race 3 this year DTC will also host the Ray White Darwin 2011 NT Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships. The male and female winners of this event will be the 2011 NT Sprint Distance Champions.


1. Race 1 & 2 of Sprint Series will be on the day as normal. $5 event fee

2. Race 3 (Ray White Darwin 2011 NT Sprint Distance Triathlon C'ships) entry is online at Individual $25; Team of 2 $30; Team of 3 $45 (need TA number)

3. First 75 entries received for the Ray White Darwin 2011 NT Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships will receive a goodies bag courtesy of event sponsors, Ray White Darwin. Get your entry in quick.

4. 2011 NT Junior Triathlon Championships entry is online at Entry: $15 (Need TA number)

5. Arafura Games Triathlon entry - you must register as a games participant first, then select whether you are a workforce volunteer or competitor. Register at Entry free, you need TA number, Medicare number & passport like photo to upload


1. FOR SALE: Mountain bike - Scott Scale 40, alloy, Shimano Deore LX gearing and Rock Shox for $980, Contact Jane 042 999 8722

2. Items for E News by Sunday 8pm please.


1. Australian triathlete Chris McCormack was once told he could never win the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, so he made it his mission to prove the doubters wrong. He captured his first world title in 2007, and won a second last October.
Now he says he's shifting his focus back to the Olympic triathlon distance he dominated long ago. According to Australia's Daily Telegraph, and confirmed by remarks on McCormack's Twitter feed, the 37-year-old will not defend his Kona title in 2011, and instead aim to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London.

"It's the one thing in my career I regret, not making an Olympics,'' McCormack told the Telegraph. "This is my last shot. The door swings shut after this."

2. Don't miss Cycling Central this Sunday on SBS for part two of Hell of the North a landmark sporting documentary which tells the story of Stuart O'Grady's phenomenal victory at the 2007 Paris-Roubaix. Featuring insights from Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, Fabian Cancellara and Stuart O'Grady himself, this documentary is a must-see for any cycling fan & part one yesterday was brilliant.

3. Nerida Godfrey couldn't help herself and just had to go for a run during Carlos. She was also interested in seeing how many of our beautiful trees were down but while out in the weather she had four people offer her assistance to get home.

4. Some of the trees look as though they came down like a pack of cards. It's very moving to see such destruction. Our transition area at Lake Alex and been hard hit, so has the Water Gardens, East Point, Esplanade and all along the Nightcliff foreshore. In short, most of the places we have enjoyed running because of the shade are likely to be a little hotter in the future.

5. Chad Anderson made his pro debut at the Australian Sprint Distance Championships yesterday. He must have taken some Carlos weather with him as his start was rescheduled from Saturday due to high winds and water quality issues from flooding.

6. Full results for the Geelong events won't be published until midday. We know that Monica Stewart won her age group. Luckily Mon's Olympic distance event got underway as scheduled.

7. Last year's sprint series awards ... 2009/2010 Sprint Series: 1. Rob Weatherald, 2 David Crane, 3 Jason Jones 2009/2010 Womens Series: 1. Michelle Mitchell, 2 Emma Winterflood; 3 Bec Thyne

8. There will be no mid week E News this week.


... rest days give you anxiety
... you have elastic laces in your shoes
... your car is parked in the driveway because the garage is full of bikes

Safe Training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
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