Were you riveted to the screen last night? The parts of the men’s triathlon that we actually saw were electrifying (so long as you didn’t pay much attention to a certain commentator).
Now that the dust has settled on the Olympics & the Ultra Challenge and with the Gran Fondo being knocked over this weekend, we can again focus on all the local tri action coming up. It’s a stacked program over the next couple of months.
We have our tri at Lake Alex on the 19 August, followed that evening by our Presentation Night function at il Lido at the Waterfront. Finlay’s NT Long Course Triathlon is the following weekend (26 August) and the week after is Fernwood All Girls Tri (2 September). They are then followed by our Open Water Triathlon & AGM (9 Sept) and our juniors kick off with the Kids Triathlon on 16 September. We will need extra volunteers to get us through this crazy busy time, so watch for requests.
Our function, Long Course and Fernwood All Girls Tri all require online registration. If your newsletter links haven’t been working, they are also available on our website.
1. London Olympic Triathlon, 1.5km swim, 43km bike, 10km run
Male: 1 Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 1.46.25; 2 Javier Gomez (ESP) 1.46.36; 3 Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 1.46.56
Sunday 19 August 2012
500m swim, 13km bike, 5km run
Race Director: Simon Cruickshank
Registration: Belinda Townend / Alexis Marshall
Timekeeping: Steve Goat / Belinda Townend
Fruit / Ice: Belinda Townend
PRESENTATION NIGHT FUNCTION:
1. il Lido Restaurant, Waterfront Precinct, Sunday 19 August 2012 commencing at 6.15pm.
2. Tickets are on sale now here $25 Members (12+) includes drink voucher; $35 Non-member guests includes drink voucher; $15 Juniors Under 12 (no voucher)
3. You can assist our volunteers for this function by getting your tickets early.
4. Those members attending also have a chance to win vouchers generously donated by Blue Cycles, Gallery Two Six and Massage4Life. We are also awaiting confirmation of some other offers so watch this space and be there on the night for your chance to pick up some great prizes.
FOR SALE / WANTED ETC:
1. FOR SALE: 2009 Giant TCR Advanced SL1. Small. Carbon frame, Dura-Ace 7900 group-set, integrated seatmast, Mavic Ksyrium Premium wheelset, carbon bars. Inc, cages but not pedals. Very well looked after, serviced prior to sale. $2,500. Contact Kiah on 0402 009 112
2. Items for next E News by Sunday 8pm please.
1. Our members featured in many of the fastest leg awards at Katherine Ultra Challenge. Derek Cross had the fastest male swim & kayak; Jo Ellis – fastest female swim; Kate Robertson - fastest female cross country run; Justin Tranter – fastest male road run; Kylie Gaffel – fastest female road run and Stef Puszka had the fastest road bike.
2. Tension while watching the tri last night … which lap was Jonathan Brownlee going to elect to serve his penalty? Reports say he at first thought it was for his brother and had to check his arm before he realised it was his number.
3. Sad to see previous gold medal winner, Canadian Simon Whitfield hit the deck.
4. Courtney Atkinson was best of the Australians. Watch for a new crop of Aussie boys coming through with Rio on their mind. They got a good demonstration of what’s required from the Brownlee boys.
4. At recent training and club events there have been some improvements across all three disciplines on display. It’s great to see many are by women who had their first swim,bike,run experience at a Fernwood All Girls Tri. Our third Fernwood All Girls Tri is coming up again and they have the opportunity to see just how much they have progressed. Open to all female members and non members 18+. Enter online here.
5. Fernwood All Girls Tri has a Facebook Page. You can keep up to date with event info, interesting stories, photos, maps etc here. LIKE while you are there.
6. Don’t forget the bike path at the Museum is now closed for a couple of days.
7. Did you know that the Comalco Can Man triathlon run from Nightcliff Pool (early 80’s) had a Turtle Award for the last finisher?
8. Super Tuesday is a nationally coordinated community bike count and after the success of the first count in the NT last year, bike counts will again be undertaken in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs on Tuesday 4 September between 6.30 and 8.30 am.
Bike counts will be undertaken in Queensland and the NT on the same day and added to the national bike count database (with counts undertaken in March this year in other States). Department of Lands and Planning, together with the City of Darwin is supporting the bicycle count and about 80 sites have been identified for counting in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs.
Super Tuesday represents an opportunity for our members to participate in the counts as a volunteer counter and also support the club - volunteers who participate in the count can nominate Darwin Triathlon Club to receive $50.00. Please nominate us to receive the donation when registering.
For further information and to resister click here. After registration, don’t forget to click the link in the reply email to confirm your registration.
9. A team entered in Finlay’s NT Long Course is now looking for a runner. Email here and I’ll put you in touch. Ditto if you would like to be in a team, I’ll endeavour to team match.
Darwin Triathlon Club