Monday, 24 October 2011
Photo: Jason emerging from Lake Alex
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 ….
1. Triathlon, Lake Alexander, 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run
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
Sunday 6 November 2011
Lake Alexander (note originally scheduled for Nightcliff Pool)
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.
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
Darwin Triathlon Club