Monday, 24 September 2012

E News 24 September 2012

Hi All,

Great reports are coming in from our race at Lake Alexander yesterday.  Our thanks to volunteer Race Director Brett Verity for setting this event up for us, much appreciated.  Also appreciated are the efforts of our many volunteers both on roster and those who stepped in on the day to help out.  Thank you on behalf of all the competitors.

Also good to see were the number of new members participating in a club event for the very first time.  Welcome J we hope you enjoyed tri-ing with us, and we hope to see you at many more of our events.


1.  Triathlon, Lake Alexander, 400m swim, 13km bike, 4km run

Results up on results 2012/2013 page

2.  2012 Nancy ITU Duathlon World Championships, 10km run, 40km bike, 5km run

Male:  Emilio Martin (ESP) 1.40.40  Female:  Felicity Sheedy-Ryan (AUS) 1.52.43


Reverse Order Triathlon
Sunday 7 October 2012
Lake Alexander

3km run, 13km bike, 300m swim


Race Director:  Liam Johnson
Registration:    Claire Johnson / David Croser
Timekeepers:   Monica Stewart / Volunteer Required
Fruit / Ice:       Nicola Hoey


1.  URGENT:  Due to unforeseen circumstances we require a timekeeper for this event.  If you can assist please email here


1.  Items for next E News or requests for reruns by tomorrow 8pm please.


1.  There are still a number of people who haven’t yet collected caps, visors and uniform items.

2.  If you would like to call in at Nightcliff to pick up, please email here to arrange a mutually acceptable time.


1.  You may be interested in participating in this triathlete nutrition survey.  Noosa 2013 entry up for grabs.

2.  We already know our volunteers are very special people who give enormously to the club. This includes many of our junior members.  Yesterday Lachie Hatty was spotted changing a tyre for one of our members prior to the event and thus getting her out of a spot of flat tyre bother.  Thanks Lachie. 

3.  A dead heat in yesterday’s tri – Ali Croser and Shaye Hatty crossed together.  They will share age group points.

4.  You might recognise the counter in the photo of this Bicycle Network news story regarding Super Tuesday in northern Australia – the reports with actual count numbers will be available soon.

5.  Good tri news: last year the NT (442) had more Triathlon Australia members than Tassie and SA and only two less than the ACT.  NT’s membership increased by 25% last year.

6.  In case you hadn’t yet worked it out, links in E News are now shown in red and underlined.

7.  While most of you were competing at Lake Alexander yesterday still others were participating in a training weekend at Lake Bennett.  Kona bound Kylie Gaffel was one of them and she put in 100% and then some.  Kylie’s Kona profile was recently posted by

8.  Graeme Parsons is extremely pleased with his efforts after knocking over his first ever 100k ride over the weekend.  Well done GP.

9.  No news yet on date for Ironman 70.3 Singapore.  Suggest the date will move out from March if/when announced.

10.  TA’s coach director Wayne Goldsmith has been in town.  Wayne did some sessions for NT Swimming and NT Athletics while he was here.

11.  Monica Stewart won the recently completed 1.2km Gatorade open water swim series. Well done Mon.  Good prep for her Auckland sprint distance campaign.

12.  Also preparing for Auckland – sprint distance: Justin Tranter, Helen Bretten and Ali Croser and Olympic distance:  Kate Robertson and Ron Griep.  Unfortunately Matt King has had to withdraw from the sprint team due to injury.  We wish him a speedy recovery.  Did we miss anyone?

13.  It’s great to listen to tri talk these days.  We have members targeting events all over Australia and around the world.  To help us keep track of who is doing what, where & when, please drop us a line at E News here if you or someone you know competing away.

14.  Interesting Facebook post just up by Ironman Asia Pacific:  “Thinking about racing IRONMAN 70.3 in Asia Pacific? BIG Announcement to be made tomorrow...things about to get even more exciting!”


… you have a pile of race numbers gathering dust but can’t bring yourself to throw them out
… you happily pay $9 for a pair of elastic laces
… you know the location of every accessible tap & bubbler within a 15km radius of your home

Safe training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News