Wednesday, 24 October 2012

E News 24 October 2012

Hi All,

The end of the year is hurtling towards us.  There are some who age up next year wishing that time away.  You really have to love a sport that takes some of the pain out of getting older J

Some confusion exists among members about age categories so here’s a quick “How old am I in triathlon? 101”.

For NT Championship events, TA national championships & the majority of triathlons in Australia your age for the current 2012/2013 season is “As at 31 December 2012”. 

Your age category appears on your 2012/2013 TA card and you remain in that category until 1 July 2013.

For all club events we historically use 10 year age groups.  This is due to our smaller numbers.

For events run by WTC (i.e. Ironman Australia, Cairns, Melb, WA as well as their 70.3 races) your age is calculated “As at 31 December in year of competition”.   

For ITU World Championship events age is also calculated “As at 31 December in year of competition”.  

For example: your birthday is coming up 14 February next year & you are turning 30 so:

Your club age category remains 20-29 until 30 June 2013
If you race Mooloolaba in March your age category will be 25-29
If you compete in Ironman Melbourne in March your age category will be 30-34
If you compete in the age group category at the ITU World Triathlon Series at Yokohama Japan in May your age category will be 30-34
If you compete in the Arafura Games Triathlon in May your age category will be 25-29

Bottom line, read the fine print to ensure you enter in correct category.  Hope that helps.


Sunday 4 November 2012
Lake Alexander

250m swim, 5km bike, 1km run x 3


Race Director:  Scott Bevis
Registration:  Kate Richardson / Belinda Townend
Timekeeping:  Kate Richardson / Belinda Townend
Fruit / Ice:  Tom O’Neil


1.  Our junior program for 2012/2013 has kicked off with lots of great tri opportunities for the youngsters 6-16 years. 

2.  The first of the club events was held at Lake Alexander on 14 October and Junior coordinator Jason Jones reports it was very well attended & a fun experience.  Thanks to all the great volunteers who assisted on the day.

3.  Next junior event will be a swim, run at Waterfront Lagoon 7.30am on Sunday 11 November 2012.

4.  Check in regularly to our junior website pages for up to date junior information.

5.  Have your got your ticket yet?  Blue Cycles has generously donated a Focus Highland Peak bike worth $500 which is being raffled to raise funds for our juniors heading to Qld for the Qld All Schools Triathlon.


1.  This year the junior program includes our new Triathlon "tri" Skills sessions which take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month (date claimers for next sessions 7th & 21st November)

2.  The skills program introduces the juniors to Swim/Bike/Run & transition training & are held at  Casuarina Pool Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm

3.  Juniors attending are asked to bring: Bike, helmet, swim and run gear, drink bottle.

4.  Cost: pool entry only – our Triathlon "tri" Skills is proudly sponsored by BMD

5.  Juniors are also welcome to participate in run training at Marrara Athletics Track on Monday evenings 5:00pm – 6:00pm.  Please bring running gear, cap, drink bottle. Cost: $3:00 to coach


1.  Ironman lottery & legacy spots open for 2013

2.  Club member Tony Burns is planning a 100km run in Egypt to raise funds for the John Maclean Foundation.  Further details & how to donate here

3.  Those few uncollected uniform orders will be available at our Enduro event. 

4.  We still have a few uniform items, including some caps & visors.  A new online order will be set up for remaining items shortly.  Watch for email announcing order opening.  Stock is very limited so it will be first in best dressed.

5.  There were some cold toes in Auckland during the ITU Age Group World Championships.  Heard the water temps were around 14C.  Brrr.

6.  For the forward planners among us, South Australia has been awarded the 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships.

7.  Good luck to Grant Preddy & Nathan Dwyer who will be in action at Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie this weekend.

Safe training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News

Monday, 22 October 2012

E News 22 October 2012

Hi All,

Wow, only away for a couple of weeks and so much tri action takes place. DTC members do get around and our uniform items are easily spotted and often commented on.  Highly recommended as a conversation starter when competing away from Darwin!

Here at home, we have had the Reverse Order Triathlon and yesterday’s Triathlon at Lake Alexander since the last E News.

Our thanks to both RD’s (John Thyne & Liam Johnson) for their efforts in bringing these events together for us.  Also a big thank you to the many rostered and on day volunteers who assisted at these races, we couldn’t do it so well without you all.

Our members have also been in action around the country and overseas during that time, see results.  Have we missed anyone?  Please email


1.  Reverse Order Triathlon (7 October), 3km run, 13km bike, 300m swim.

Male: Tim Green 35.55  Female: Stef Puszka 39.07

Full results on our website.

2.  Triathlon, Lake Alexander, 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

Male: Tim Green 35.23   Female: Stef Puszka 38.26

Provisional results on our website 

3.  Ironman World Championships, Hawaii, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Male:  Pete Jacobs 8.18.37  Female:  Leanda Cave 9.15.54

Kylie Gaffel 54th F30-34 11.51.47
Robyn Stanley 6th F60-64 13.38.46
Michelle Gailey ProF dnf

4.  ITU Age Group World Triathlon Championships, Auckland, 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male:  Michael Prince 1.03.33  Female:  Penelope Hosken 1.10.54

Justin Tranter 30th M25-29 1.12.48
Helen Bretten 30th F45-49 1.28.05
Ali Croser 33rd F45-49 1.28.32
Monica Stewart dns

5.  ITU Age Group World Aquathlon Championships, 1km swim, 5km run

Justin Tranter 27th M25-29 39.22
Monica Stewart 2nd F60-64 53.18

6.  ITU Age Group World Triathlon Championships, Auckland, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 5km run

Male:  Roger Witz Barnes 2.02.36  Female: Reubyn Bisschops 2.15.28

Ron Griep 46th M45-49 2.25.10
Kate Robertson 65th F25-29 2.49.20

7.  Ironman 70.3 Mandurah, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male:  Tim Van Berkel 3.39.59  Female:  Melissa Hauschildt 4.03.55

Leigh Milne 58th M35-39 5.10.57

8.  Alice Springs Masters Games Triathlon, Long 600m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Rob Weatherald 1st M50-54 1.03.12
Pete Brady 2nd M50-54 1.08.29

9.  Alice Springs Masters Games Triathlon, Short 400m swim, 15km bike, 3km run

Graeme Parsons 1st M60-64 51.07

10.  Rev3 Half, Anderson USA, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male:  Andrew Drobeck 4.10.22  Female:  Bethany Handley 4.54.26

Stu Fitch 1st M55-59 5.12.36

11.  Alice Springs Masters Games Duathlon, 2km run, 20km bike, 4km run

Pete Brady 1st M50-54 1.02.07


Sunday 4 November 2012
Lake Alexander

250m swim, 5km bike, 1km run x 3


Race Director:  Scott Bevis
Registration:  Kate Richardson / Belinda Townend
Timekeeping:  Kate Richardson / Belinda Townend
Fruit / Ice:  Tom O’Neil


1.  ACCOMMODATION:  Room available in a spacious 3 bed, 2 bathroom (plus extra toilet) townhouse in The Gardens, close to the top entrance of the Botanical Gardens. Looking for someone happy, sociable and independent who wants a nice home $260p/w - Contact Nicola 0402 838 152

2.  FOR SALE:  Cervelo P3 (2011) 54cm - Ultegra running gear with dura-ace shifters. New 10spd rear cassette. Great condition and regularly serviced. No damage or scratches. Would suit person 5'8 to 5'11. Selling $3000ono. Contact 0414 657 256

3.  Items for next E News by 8pm tomorrow please.


1.  Congratulations to Marcus & Bronwen Lisle on the birth of their baby daughter Abigail, a little sister for Sami.

2.  Good news for members: Triathlon Australia recently announced an agreement with USM Events that will provide our annual members with a priority entry period to events managed by USM Events, including Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races.

3.  Javier Gomez (2.00.29) finished off the year well with his win in final World Series OD tri in Auckland.  Top of the rankings for 2012 is Jonathan Brownlee (GBR).  Best of the Australians this season was Brad Kahlefeldt who finished 44th.

4.  Women’s race in Auckland was won by Germany’s Anne Haug in 2.10.48  World Series winner was Lisa Norden (SWE) with the top Aussie Erin Densham placing 5th for the year.

5.  More catching up to come in the next E News.


... a new Gu flavour excites the taste buds
... there are more races you want to enter than you have annual leave to cover
... months later & you still don't know the last name or occupation of some of your training mates, but you do know what events they are targeting & by how much their averages have improved.

Safe training,

Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club