This is a quick mid week E News mainly to convey a few extra details for the weekend.
As it is expected to be the usual warm conditions at Lake Bennett, please ensure you have at least 2 (two) full water bottles on your bike for the bike leg (and don’t forget to drink).
To assist athletes, we will be setting up a special needs table for the run. Athletes are welcome to place their own fluid bottles/gels on this table prior to race start. Please ensure they are clearly marked with your name. You will be responsible for finding your own bottles/gels on the table during the run.
The usual water stations (start/finish area and near turnaround on the run) will be in place.
Please note: No outside assistance is allowed (ie your supporters are not allowed to hand you water bottles etc on either the bike or run course).
With the assistance of Triathlon NT technical delegate Adele Butler, our “10 important race rules” sheet has been revised. Please check the attached copy as there have been a few changes.
We look forward to seeing you all at Lake Bennett at the weekend. Don’t forget to allow extra travel time and to check that you have all your gear before leaving – it’s too far to drive back if you have forgotten your cycle shoes etc (don’t laugh, it’s happened more than once)!
Saturday 20 April 2013
Kerran Mudgway Memorial Club Championships
4.30pm (registration closes 4.15pm sharp)
1km swim, 30km bike, 8km run
(Short option: 500m swim, 15km bike, 4km run)
Online registration now open here. Entry closes midday Friday 19 April or earlier if maximum numbers reached.
Race Director: Shaye Hatty
Registration: Renae McGarvie / Monique Eliseo
Timekeeping: Carlee Mark / Clare Labowitch
Fruit / Ice: Nic Hoey
1. Please note we are using the car park at the Resort as transition. If you aren’t booked at the Resort for the night, you will need to park outside. On the way in, it will help if you drive past the Resort gates before parking. We ask that you consider the safety of competitors prior to parking and make sure you are well off the road.
2. Ensure you are well hydrated prior to this event.
3. Bring your own water … it is not recommended that you drink the local bore water.
4. There is a small shop at the Resort selling drinks/ice-cream etc so you may wish to consider bringing snacks.
5. Toilet facilities are located on the pool deck area at the rear of the Resort reception. Please consider guests if you make use of Resort facilities.
6. Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules apply including no drafting. Drafting is cheating. Attached is a copy of the very basic rules of triathlon. Please ensure you read prior to this event.
7. Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap.
We have had a wonderful response to our call for extra volunteers for Saturday. Thank you to those who have offered to assist, your help will ensure athletes have a fantastic & safe experience.
FOR SALE/WANTED ETC:
1. FOR SALE: Zipp 'ZedTech' 404 Wheel Set. 2009 model, ceramic bearings, near new GP4000 tyres, pink Zipp stickers (fully awesome). Have probably been used about 10 times all up. Also included - brand new spare pre glued single (GP4000) and Zipp double wheel bag. Selling because I just don't need them anymore. Asking $1500. Could be ready to race at Lake Bennett! Contact Bec on 0408 878 689
2. WANTED: To borrow wetsuits for two females for upcoming event. Height: 163cm Weight 63kg and Height 169cm Weight 68kg Contact Belinda 0418 456 653
3. AVAILABLE: Team swimmer for Saturday. Contact Moira 0413 331 217
4. Items for next E News by 8pm Sunday please.
1. Following publication of the athlete information booklet for Ironman Australia it is worth noting the following entry regarding the Swim Rules for wetsuits:
“Wetsuits will be tight to the athletes body. Where any part of the wetsuit can separate from the athlete’s body in any phase of the stroke it is considered as an artificial propulsion device and is banned eg. Speedo Tri Elite full sleeved wetsuit and Rocket Science Carbon wetsuit with carbon drive.”
“Wetsuits will be no thicker than 5mm. De Soto Water Rover is banned”.
2. And this clarification regarding swim suits, trisuits and speed suits:
“…the garment must be 100% textile (eg lycra, nylon) and not have any rubberised material eg polyurethane or neoprene”.
3. The above are not new rules, but it is the first time that the banned brands have been noted. Moral of the story: always check that wetsuits are triathlon legal before purchasing.
4. We hear from a number of sources that the road at Lake Bennett is in good condition. Great news for Saturday afternoon!
5. Also hearing that those upside down jellyfish are making themselves felt in Lake Alex. Pesky critters more nuisance than anything else. Ice is best remedy if you do happen to get a sting.
6. Young Nicholas Tremblay was also among those juniors who attended the recent Triathlon NT Junior Development Camp. Sorry we inadvertently missed listing him last E News.
E NEWS DISTRIBUTION LIST:
…. is being revised and will be in use from Monday. This usually throws up the odd hiccup, so apologies in advance.
…. please let us know if you don’t receive your copy.
YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRIATHLETE WHEN ...
... you have 3 hrs on the bike ticked off before the sun comes up
... you are sporting gravel rash and bruises and all your friends want to know is how your bike is
...you are looking forward to going to work for a rest after training
Darwin Triathlon Club