Saturday, 2 July 2011

2011 2012 Membership now open

Hi All,

The following is some important information regarding 2011-2012 membership.

1. 2011-2012 Memberships are now due for renewal.

2. Online membership will open at 9am today, Friday 1 July 2011, via the link at

3. To encourage new and renewing members to register early in the season, Triathlon NT has a prize pack of goodies, including a copy of Chris McCormack's book "I'm Here to Win" to giveaway to one lucky member.

4. The names of the first 150 members to renew for 2011-2012 will be included in the draw which will take place at Finlay's NT Long Course Triathlon 21 August 2011.

5. Membership Fees:

Individual $120

Junior (Under 19) $45

Family $235 (2 Adults & up to 2 Juniors)

Your membership fees include Club, your state association (Triathlon NT) and Triathlon Australia.

6. If you are joining as a NEW member & wish to participate at Sunday's event, please print a copy of your receipt and bring to registration as proof of membership.

7. Please encourage your friends and work colleagues to join now to take advantage of the full year's membership.

Safe Training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Robyn's E News 29 June 2011

Photo: Many of our members participated in the 2011 Fannie Bay Swim Classic

Hi All,

We hope you are all looking forward to the first event of the new 2011/2012 Season at Lake Alexander on Sunday.

At committee level work is continuing on next season's calendar and we will get that circulated asap calling for volunteers for the RD, registration, timekeeping and fruit/ice positions. These have to be filled before the calendar can go to print. There is an expectation that all members will volunteer at least once in a season. Any gaps are filled with names not already on the calendar.

We are also happy to let you know that we have a couple of capable & enthusiastic members who have volunteered to assist with our Presentation Night Dinner arrangements. Watch for further details!

The awards committee is also looking into our various winners and this is now your last chance to send in details of the daggy doings noticed out there over the past 12 months. All contributions will be forever anonymous and can be forwarded to now.


1. Fees for the 2011/2012 season are due and payable from Friday 1 July 2011.

Individual $120
Junior (Under 19) $45
Family $235 (2 adults & up to 2 juniors)

2. The above fees again include club, state association (Triathlon NT) and Triathlon Australia components. Great value for money.

3. Renewal will be online but does not open until 1 July 2011. Our information is that this will be via Triathlon Australia's website .

4. We will also get the link up on Triathlon NT's website as soon as available.

5. We thank you in advance for your patience while the new national membership database system comes into use for the first time from Friday.


1. Ironman Coeur d'Alene, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Male: Craig Alexander 8.19.48 Female: Julie Dibens 9.16.40

Stu Fitch 2nd M55-59 10.57.29


Sunday 3 July 2011
Lake Alexander
400m swim, 13km bike, 3km run


Race Director: Grant Preddy
Registration: Daryl Stanley / Louise Ogden
Timekeepers: Jo Duncan / Ian Norton
Fruit / Ice: Chris Jessop

Event Status: CLUB (must be member to participate)


1. Current club members are encouraged to renew their membership from 1 July 2011.

2. New members taking out membership from 1 July 2011 are asked to bring copy of membership receipt with them to registration on Sunday if they wish to be permitted to participate.

3. We thank you in advance for your patience while the new membership database system comes into use from Friday.


1. Don't forget to bring your unwanted tri gear to sell, swap, giveaway at the `Swap Meet cum Car Boot sale ` which will take place after Sunday's event (3 July 2011).

2. Details last E News (copy posted at


1. A reminder from NT Swimming that this Saturday’s Gatorade Open Water Meet at the Waterfront Lagoon has a 4pm start time instead of the early morning start originally advertised. Registrations: 3.10-3.40pm; Race Briefing: 3.45pm. Entry form attached if you want to save time at the registration table. .

2. There is also an 800m handicap Community Swim will be held by Surf Lifesaving NT after the Swimming NT events – a fun event for all.

3. Many of you will remember young Alistair Donohoe cracking whips at our Pine Creek MTB tris and later as he developed into a fine young triathlete & cyclist, before he headed off to school in Victoria.

Over summer Alistair was in the Victorian U17 Track Team and was part of the Team Pursuit that scored a Gold at the National champs. He managed to get into A grade at the Sandown crits and raced about 4 races before summer ended - significant because he was the only 16 year old there, restricted gears and still on the old Trek. Mum Amanda lashed out then and bought him a new bike.

It is now the road season. He was selected to be part of a National Talent Identification Squad that went to Tasmania where he won the U17 Mersey Valley Junior tour with pelaton tactics that could only have been learnt at Hidden Valley. Mum Amanda says modestly that he does not do brilliantly at every race but is generally in the first bunch over the line. Looking ahead to the U19's they know that next year it will be a lot tougher especially as he will compete against the likes of a guy called Alex Morgan - a cycling freak. We wish Alistair all the best as he continues with his sporting pursuits (which still include the occasional triathlon).

4. You can now LIKE the new Darwin Triathlon Club PAGE on Facebook. The old DTC Facebook Group will be shut down shortly. Make sure you make the switch to continue to get your updates.

5. I have a couple of uniform orders still to be collected. Please collect from me on Sunday at Lake Alexander.

6. Registrations for Level 1 Coaching Course to be held in Darwin (16-17 July) close Monday 4 July 2011. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity.


... you iron your race bibs & file or display them for future admiration
... you find yourself saying "on your left" as you pass other trolleys at the supermarket
... your inventory of visors & caps is enormous but as many are event specific, you can't bring yourself to throw any away

Safe Training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Monday, 27 June 2011

Robyn's E News 27 June 2011

Photo: Lara Whitehouse winning 2.1km Fannie Bay Swim Classic

Hi All,

We just had another action packed weekend in perfect weather.

Lots of training for Finlay's NT Long Course Triathlon (21 August 2011) is happening now with great enthusiasm & many of our members are targetting this upcoming major event on our calendar. Also appears to be a few teams being formed and with the longer 2km swim, 60km bike & 16km run format, being in a team is the next best thing if you aren't yet up to that distance.

We are still after a couple of willing volunteers to assist with organising our annual Presentation Night Dinner. Any takers??


1. Dili Marathon, 42km

Male: Sammy Kiptoo 2.20.06 Female: Juventina Napoleao En 3.08.28

Daniel Obrien 13th M18-39 3.56.59
Ashan Weerakkody 14th M18-39 3.57.17
Rachel de Zoete 8th F18-39 4.07.30
Jodie Ballingal 9th F18-29 4.23.58

2. Fannie Bay Swim Classic, 2.1km

Male: Jarrod Sallis 30.32 Female: Lara Whitehouse 33.51

Toby Barnes 1st M20-29 33.46
Lara Whitehouse 1st F13-19 33.51
Moira Wigley 1st F50-59 35.11
John Thyne 2nd M40-49 36.06
Brian Gallagher 3rd M50-59 36.57
Russell Peacock 3rd M30-39 37.22
Alex Moraitis 4th M30-39 38.41
Rob Weatherald 4th M50-59 38.57
Chris Jessop 4th M40-49 39.04
Belinda Birk 1st F40-49 40.04
Tony Cox 7th M40-49 41.14
Jane Marie Kerslake 4th F30-39 41.22
Monica Stewart 3rd F50-59 41.54
Dan Eakins 6th M30-39 42.22
Graeme Parsons 1st M60+ 45.72
Renae McGarvie 6th F30-39 46.41
Louise Ogden 2nd F40-49 46.45
Bertram Birk 10th M50-59 49.31

2.1km Fun Category (wetsuits, fins, pullbuoys etc permitted): 1 Pete Brady 38.18; 2 Janet Lewins 38.58; 3 Ryoko Jones 39.00; 5 Ali Croser 42.39; 6 David Croser 45.58; 7 Glen Scholz 48.02

3. Fannie Bay Swim, 1.2km

Male: Michael Collins 20.47 Female: Rachael Smith 25.42

Male: 1 Michael Collins 20.47; 9 Barry Sullivan 36.11; 10 Sean Killiner 36.24; 11 James Lugg 38.06; 12 Bill Piper 38.13; 13 Clinton Luxford
Female: 9 Cate Killiner 34.21; 11 Jo Duncan 36.16

4. Bali International Triathlon, (OD) 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: David Boyes 2.31.07 Female: Michelle Mitchell 2.27.03

Ron Griep 2nd M45-49 2.34.43
Kate Robertson 2nd F25-29 2.56.49
Shaye Hatty 2nd F40-44 2.58.47
Leigh Milne 13th M35-39 3.08.50
Nell Clark 3rd F25-29 3.09.18

5. Bali International Triathlon, (SD) 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male: Michael Turnbull 1.16.38 Female: Rachel Gaudry 1.20.04

Greg Stonham 10th M30-39 1.34.00
Joy Glass 3rd F30-39 1.35.12
Malinda Leach 5th F30-39 1.36.53
Craig Leach 11th M40-49 1.39.07

6. Bali Tri 5km Fun Run

Bella Hatty 2nd Overall 20.30

7. ETU Pontevedra European Triathlon Championship, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male: Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 1.48.48 Female: Emmie Charayron (FRA) 2.04.00

8. Ironman France, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Male: Frederik Van Lierde 8.28.30 Female: Silvia Felt 9.34.31

9. Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Raynard Tisink 4.03.27 Female: Kelly Williamson 4.26.09

10. Ironman Coeur d'Alene, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Male: Craig Alexander 8.19.48 Female: Julie Dibens 9.16.40

Event still in progress.


Sunday 3 July 2011
Lake Alexander
400m swim, 13km bike, 3km run


Race Director: Grant Preddy
Registration: Daryl Stanley / Louise Ogden
Timekeepers: Volunteer Required / Ian Norton
Fruit / Ice: Volunteer Required


1. If you can assist by volunteering for one of the positions above please email.


1. The DTC committee has decided to trial the hosting of a `Swap Meet cum Car Boot sale ` after the next event (3 July 2011)

2. This is an opportunity for club members to swap/exchange/give away/barter/do a deal or whatever, some of their unwanted, outgrown, unused, unsuitable, etc triathlon gear.

3. The Swap meet will be held directly after the race in the car park.

4. Members are personally responsible for organising their own products, prices, deals etc and all items must be triathlon related.

5. The advertising / trading process cannot occur in the race registration area and should not disrupt the DTC race on that day in any way.


1. WANTED: Women's medium wetsuit asap. Contact Renae: 0488 102 939

2. FOR SALE: Cervelo Soloist (now called S1) road bike. 56cm alloy frame, carbon forks and seat post (suits rider appx 6ft). Ultegra group set. Geometry specifically designed for both road and tri. Great condition. $1,600 ono. Contact Andrew: 0402 456 946.

3. FOR SALE: DTC club men's swimmers 1 x M & 1 x L $32; 1 x M Men's Ironman Design Singlet (pockets at back) $66 Contact Robyn:

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


1. The Arafura Games would like to thank those of you who took part in the 2011 Arafura Games. Whether you were a competitor, official, volunteer or a spectator, they hope you enjoyed the Games.

2. In order for them to continue to improve the running of future Arafura Games they invite you to take part in their online survey about the 2011 Arafura Games.

3. The survey should take just about 10 minutes, but the information they will be able to gather from your responses will be invaluable for the successful running of the 2013 Games and beyond.

4. Please go to and click on the link on the left-hand side of the page: “2011 Arafura Games Survey”.


1. Michelle Mitchell backed up after 2nd in Challenge Cairns earlier this month, with an overall win in the Bali International Triathlon. She was 4 mins ahead of the first male competitor. Kate Robertson was 3rd female overall and Shaye Hatty was 4th. Way to go Territory gals !

2. Congratulations to Claire Goldsmith & Liam Johnson who were married in Darwin over the weekend.

3. Our juniors did well over the weekend with Lara Whitehouse 1st Female in the 2.1km Fannie Bay Swim, Michael Collins 1st Male in the 1.2km Fannie Bay Swim and Bella Hatty 2nd in the 5km Bali Tri Run.

4. A warning to cyclists to be alert when cycling around the Mango loop. One of our members was chased and bitten by a blue heeler out that way over the weekend and needed tetanus injection and antibiotics. She is in no doubt she would have been ripped apart if she had come off her bike.

5. For information on reporting dog attacks see

6. While on reporting problems, in the NT some cyclepaths are maintained by the local Council and others by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure. If you notice a problem with the road/path you are riding on, the vegetation, or anything else, go to the site below to report it. Your report will be passed on to the correct area. Remember, hazards etc can't be fixed if no one knows about them.

7. Now Leigh Milne has the Bali Tri out of the way, he and Nicole will also be tying the knot (in Bali). Enjoy.

8. Watch this space for more info on 2011 Fernwood All Girls Tri.

9. I've joined those coughing and spluttering with the dreaded lurgy. It's that time of year.

10. Yay go the mature folk - Pro Tom Evans (CAN), at 42 has claimed the final podium position at Ironman Coeur d'Alene, but not before taking a ton of time to celebrate his race with his wife & kids before entering the finishing chute. His finish time was still 8:49:54.

11. And speaking of mature folk, Stu Fitch is currently on the run and in 2nd place in M55-59 of the same event. Appears Stu has snuck back through the field after being 6th off the bike (athlete tracker has been known to throw up some odd readings so keep that in mind). Go Stu.


... you own at least ten swim suits, five pair of goggles, a dozen bathing caps, swim fins, a pullbuoy and at least a wet suit or speed suit if not both.
... you have a plan “A”, plan “B”’, and a “try not to die” race plan
... you can’t remember the last time you slept in past 6 am on a Saturday

Safe Training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News