Appears everyone is hugely busy enjoying all our dry season has to offer. Darwin and surrounds are just fantastic at this time of year.
We have a lot of interest from people new to Darwin wanting to do our triathlon at the weekend. Good news, those who join Darwin Triathlon Club online here will have their membership rolled over for the 2012/2013 season.
If you are signing up, please bring a copy of your membership receipt with you to the event on Sunday. Your receipt will indicate 2011/2012 membership and you will be rolled over at 1 July for 2012/2013. So new members can join us now and their membership is valid until 30 June 2013.
Also good news, given the early morning chill, is that wetsuits will be optional for Sunday.
1. Don’t forget to go online and order your trisuit, ultra tri top &/or shorts, men’s swimmers or one of the new run tops by Friday. We don’t want anyone missing out and being disappointed.
2. The Uniform Order is open online here.
3. If you have deleted the email detailing sizes etc happy to resend if you want it.
Sunday 17 June 2012
7.30am (registration closes 7.15am sharp)
750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run
Short option: 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run
Event status (CLUB – must be a member to participate)
Race Director: Simon Cruickshank
Registration: Emma Winterflood / Ron Griep
Timekeeping: Ron Griep / Daniel Eakins
Fruit / Ice: Kylie Gaffel
1. Wetsuits are optional for this event.
2. New members joining Darwin Triathlon Club online here so they can participate at the weekend, will have their membership rolled over for the 2012/2013 season.
3. Please bring a copy of your membership receipt to registration on Sunday.
FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:
1. FOR SALE: Pro synop carbon clip on profile bars. Fit standard and oversize bars. Used once so as new. $100. Contact Mike 0407 303 427
2. WANTED TO BUY: Largish wet suit, for guy around 6 ft weighing 85 kg. It doesn't have to be full sleeve, at the moment anything would be a bonus. Contact Dylan 0434 412 191
3. WANTED TO BUY: Ladies (or possibly men’s) 54-56cm Road Bike. Entry level. Contact Nicole 0434 932 584
4. Items for next E News by Sunday 8pm please
1. Emma Snowsill’s appeal to make the Olympic team has been dismissed. Her statement, “Whilst I am upset with the outcome, I have to respect the decision of the Tribunal and will not be pursuing the matter further. I would like to stress that my appeal never involved a merits review of any of the athletes involved, nor the selection committee’s decision. It instead went to matters concerning the selection process, however the Tribunal was satisfied that there was no legal error to be found in the evidence before it.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind words and support. It has been a difficult time and one I am glad to have resolved. To that end, I would like to again apologise to those affected by my appeal and to thank the other athletes for their discretion in the matter. My appeal was never a criticism of their abilities and I sincerely wish them all the best for their preparations and performances in London.”
2. A couple of our members were injured on Monday. Belinda Birk has undergone surgery to have her elbow pinned. Kate Robertson has injured her shoulder and Jenny Anderson has a cracked elbow. There is also some road pizza and a bruises appearing but all are thankful that it wasn’t more serious. We wish all those injured a very speedy recovery.
3. We also hear that others on the ride were brilliant in dealing with first aid & comforting those injured, as well as managing traffic.
4. 2013 Ironman Australia has sold out at 1800 spots.
5. Work is continuing to secure/find a venue for our Presentation Night Dinner. We are trying to avoid other major events so pencil in weekend of 18 August. We will confirm asap. Not a lot of suggestions/tips received. Thanks to those that did respond.
6. Be a little wary out there on the roads this weekend. V8 fumes guaranteed to bring out the speed monsters.
7. See you Sunday at Lake Alexander.
YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN …
… one of your life's goals is a race bib that says "Anything is Possible"
… your annual energy expenditure is comparable to the output of a small electricity generation plant
… your bike is worth more than your car. And it goes faster too.
Darwin Triathlon Club