Our NT Olympic Distance Triathlon takes place on Sunday. The 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run event has attracted a large field and it’s going to be exciting to watch it unfold.
As usual it’s a big undertaking to bring you an event like this with much happening behind the scenes over the past weeks. We have many fantastic volunteers but we do still URGENTLY need some extras to assist with this event.
If you (or partner, family member or friend) are available, please consider helping out on Sunday and email here with your contact details. It’s an early start, but you can be sure you will be greatly appreciated by all those who compete.
Online entry is still open here until midday Friday. For those of you entering teams, the primary contact details go in first and then details for all team members (which may or may not include primary contact) are required including DOB, address, contact numbers etc. Can’t locate your TA number? That field is optional for DTC members for this event only.
NT Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships
Sunday 20 May 2012
7am (transition closes 6.40am)
1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Online entry & more information here
Entry closes: Midday Friday 18 May 2012 (no late entry taken)
Race Director: Brian Gallagher
Registration: Hans Bormann / Emma Muntz
Timekeeping: Rose Stephens / Peter Stephens
Fruit /Ice: Corinne Fabian
1. Please ensure you have checked your bike, that brakes are in working order and handle bars are plugged.
2. All competitors must carry minimum one water bottle on bike.
3. Roads are open, road rules as well as race competition rules must be obeyed.
4. Event is a non drafting event.
Swim: 2 x 750m laps Lake Alexander
Bike: 3 x 13km laps East Point to Sunset Cove/Dick Ward Drive roundabout
Run: 3 x 3.3km laps gate to gate (from transition to East Point entrance gates, turn, proceed to black gate just before Dudley Pt)
BODY MARKING 101 (FOR VOLUNTEERS & COMPETITORS)
1. Here are some simple instructions for those assisting with writing numbers on competitors at events - same instructions apply whether we have timing chips for a larger event or we are using the manual system.
2. Numbers should be written on both arms (this allows timekeepers to move to different positions and still have a clear view of competitors)
3. Numbers are always written down the side of the arms. eg 1 5 3 would appear as:
4. There are years of experience behind this instruction - it is easier for timekeepers to read a number going down an arm than around it, especially as competitors dash past.
5. Numbers should always be in plain block print. NO FANCY WRITING please. eg a crossed seven can be confused with a four (4) or if smudged can be mistaken for a nine. A flowery 3 or 5 can be confused as an 8
6. Pens don’t work well on sweaty bodies or when athletes have applied sunscreen. We keep a roll of kitchen paper in the race box to wipe down arms.
7. Now you know body marking basics, please feel free to grab a marker pen at the next event & help at registration for a while.
8. Competitors can also assist by not applying sunscreen or insect repellent prior to being body marked and if you are of the hot, sweaty, hairy arm & leg variety, bring a towel to wipe down before presenting your appendage to be marked.
FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:
1. WANTED TO BUY: Second-hand road bike will pay up to $500, Men’s size M. Contact Ants 0424 345 398
2. WANTED BY OVERSEAS VISITOR ARRIVING SOON: Used road bike, preferably less than $1,000 (only here for 3 months), and also need shoes (EUR 38) and a lock. To suit female 160cm, small, current frame size 47cm, a Trek Lexa. Contact Sam here
3. FOR SALE: P3 Ultegra 2011 size 54 for $3,700 ono Contact Simon 0414 657 256
4. Items for next E News by 8pm Sunday please
1. Great to catch up with Vincent Gilly this week. He is enjoying swimming, running and catching up with old sparring oops training partners while he is here!
2. 2013 Ironman Australia date announced ~ 5 May 2013. Entry for Port Mac opens next Wednesday 23 May. More details here.
3. Fannie Bay Swim Classic will be held 1 July 2012 with a 1:30 start. Register online here to get the early bird special entry. Look for Fannie Bay Swim Classic registration.
4. Shock waves went through tri world when Brad Kahlefeldt (only Oz male yet confirmed for London Olympic Triathlon) was taken to hospital following the ITU event San Diego with suspected TB or pneumonia. Update on his website says “I’ve had 2 out of my 3 tests come back as negative to TB which is good news so just waiting on the 3rd and final test to confirm that.”
5. Gran Fondo coming up 12 August 2012. More info and registration here.
6. Nice to have the swim & ride happening at times that lead in nicely to our Finlay’s NT Long Course Triathlon on Sunday 26 August 2012. If you haven’t already done so, mark that one on your calendar of “Must Dos”.
7. Not all athletes made it to Dili for the marathon. Due to the low pressure system and associated weather, a flight with over 20 athletes (Darwin, interstate & overseas) had to return to Darwin after two aborted landings.
YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …
… you have bookmarked www.darwintriclub.com
… you are self-confident enough to wear lycra no matter your age, weight or body shape
… 60% of your nutrition is individually packaged
Darwin Triathlon Club