Monday, 29 April 2013

Robyn's E News 29 April 2013

Hi All,

As in previous years, the Teams Event went off in style yesterday at Lake Alexander.  We had Team Old Skool running around looking very retro, Team Tiger’s tails were wagging, Team Pirate was brandishing the odd cutlass and Team Sink or Swim were taking the mickey out of themselves. Team Young Guns looked the part and Team Tropicana had to have been the best dressed, long sox and all!
Team Fluoro and Team Rainbow were very colourful indeed.

A big thank you, RD Tony Cox for organising the event and thanks also to all the other wonderful volunteers who helped out and made the morning’s mayhem enjoyable for all.

While the big kids were having fun, our juniors were under the watchful eye of Jason Jones and helpers who put our younger members through their final tri on their calendar.  Great to see the skill level of the juniors increase during the course of the series.


1.  Teams Event, Lake Alexander, 300m swim, 6km bike, 1.5km run x 3

1.  Team Old Skool (Griep/Arrigo/Cruickshank) 1.18.09; 2 Team Young Guns (White/Morcroft/Wiltshire) 1.18.45; 3 Team 11 (Verity/Rudz/Coonan) 1.20.46; 4 Team Tiger (Weatherald/Burns/Gallagher) 1.27.16; 5 Team Trio (Hood/Hatcher/Lynch) 1.30.05; 6 Team Pirates (Gaffel/Wiese/Scholz) 1.33.55; 7 Team Rainbow (Kitchen/Finlay/Jones) 1.34.15; 8 Team Two (Parker/Culgan/Culgan) 1.37.12; 9 Team Smith (Smith/Kerslake/Wilson) 1.38.39; 10 Team Blue (Killiner/Hearnden/Killiner) 1.38.40; 11 Team Fluoro (Parker/Newlove/Mackie) 1.46.39; 12 Team Newbie (Wang/Morgan/Wang) 1.49.31; 13 Team Sink or Swim (Stephens/Mahasuria/Watt) 1.50.21; 14 Team Tropicana (Beggs-French/Varga) 1.15.01 (team of two/own version of course).


Saturday 11 May 2013
NT Olympic Distance Championships
Lake Alexander
1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Online registration is now open here $35
Registration closes 5pm Friday 3 May 2013 ( Note: that’s this coming Friday)
Teams welcome and encouraged.


Race Director:  Matt Brearley
Registation:      Helen Stuart / Nerida Godfrey
Timekeeping:   Simon Weise / Clare Labowitch
Fruit / Ice:       Corinne Fabian

1.  Extra volunteers are required for this event.  If you can assist please email Triathlon NT EO, Anna Goat here

2.  Looking for a team?  Email here indicating which leg/s you want to do and I’ll endeavour to team match and put you in contact.  As entry closes this Friday, please get your requests in by Wednesday evening.


1.  FOR SALE: DTC Uniform for 20% off club price: Men’s Fast Trans Suit XXL (sell for $130), brand new with tags, never worn. Happy to swap for XXXL if as new. Contact Mark on 0401 115 857

2. 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.  Asking $1500. Contact Bec on 0408 878 689

3. FOR SALE:  2010 Cervelo P3 - (Dura Ace) with Token Carbon Tubular Race Wheels (85/50). Upgraded, Carbon '3T Ventus' basebars with integrated stem/brakes. Two new singles, regularly serviced & well maintained. 51cm frame to suit rider 162cm - 172cm.  $4,000. Contact Korgan 0418 890 022.

4. Items for next E News by 8pm Sunday please.


1.  Those doing Ironman Australia head south this week.  Please wish Ben Sanders, Marcus Lisle, Belinda Townend, Kate Richardson and Amy Pallentine good luck if you see them over the next couple of days.

2.   Darwin Surf Lifesaving advise entry for Fannie Bay Swim (2.1km or 1.2km) is now open here. Early bird entry fee $40

3.  Congratulations to club members Karen Lewis, Monica Stewart, Helen Bretten and Bianca May all named in TA’s age group team for Sprint Distance ITU Age Group Triathlon World Championships taking place in London in September.


… when you find yourself heading for bed at 8.30pm (often)
… the smell of your stinky running shoes no longer bothers you
… nothing feels as good as being ridiculously freaking fit


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News