Friday, 28 June 2013

New Member Services Directory

Hi All,

Great news.  You can now advertise on Darwin Triathlon Club website.

In response to the many members who have requested they be able to advertise their small business through Darwin Triathlon Club, we are introducing a new Member Service Directory page on our website.

PURPOSE:         To enable members to advertise and to inform members of services offered by fellow club members.

ELIGIBILITY:     Advertising is open to current 2013/2014 Darwin Triathlon Club members.  Join or renew for 2013/2014 here.

HOW MUCH:      $50 + online registration fee (approx. $2.20)

HOW TO ADVERTISE:      Complete payment here, then email your logo (JPEG) to

NO LOGO?:       If no logo JPEG forwarded, your listing will be made under your name or business name if provided.

OTHER DETAILS:  As part of the payment process you will also be asked details of your business name (if applicable), contact details and for a brief description (200 words or less) which will be included.

RESTRICTIONS:  Advertising is restricted to businesses/services of member.  Advertising on behalf of third party not permitted (sponsorship opportunities are available to them).

DURATION:    Listings for this round will be featured on our website until 31 December 2013.  No pro rata fee available so sign up asap.

PROMOTION:  The Directory will be mentioned periodically in E News, on our Facebook page and Twitter and the link featured.

PROCEEDS:    All proceeds will be used to assist with club special projects as determined by committee.  eg:  equipment trailer replacement; chairs used for registration volunteers need replacing; finish line banners, prizes etc.  

NOTE:           Committee reserves right to accept or decline listings.  If listing declined for any reason, refund will be made (online registration fee not refundable).

We look forward to receiving your details and thank you for supporting our club.


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club

E News

Monday, 24 June 2013

Robyn's E News 24 June 2013

Hi All,

Magic morning out at Hidden Valley yesterday with an amazing sunrise over the straight and a fantastic course set up by our volunteer Race Director Matt Brearley.

Athletes were treated to Matt’s unique style of race brief and his attention to detail.  No getting lost in the Hidden Valley hills!!

Our thanks to Matt who once again raised the bar, and to all those wonderful volunteers who helped out – without your assistance our events couldn’t go ahead and we really appreciate all that you contribute to our club.


1.  Duathlon, Hidden Valley 5km run, 20km bike, 2km run

Male:  Brett Verity 56.24  Female:  Nikki Roddie 1.06.10

Results posted to website

2.  5I50 Philippines, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male:  Luke McKenzie 1.59.25  Female:  Belinda Granger 2.17.33

Grant Preddy 1st M25-29 2.23.37
Michelle Gailey 2nd FPro 2.24.09

3.  Bali International Triathlon, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male:  Michael Bucek 2.07.13  Female:  Michelle Boyes 2.36.51

Ron Griep 1st M45-49 2.35.15
David Glass 6th M40-44 2.43.34
Peta Jeggo 4th F40-44 3.09.05
Karen Wilson 1st F45-49 3.14.08
Joy Glass 5th F35-39 3.37.38

4.  Bali Sprint Triathlon, 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male:  Bangun Putra Agung 1.24.45  Female:  Yolanda Mace 1.30.40

Malinda Leach 2nd F30-39 1.36.48
Craig Leach 6th M40-44 1.39.10
Fiona Evans 5th F30-39 1.46.24
Leanne Abel 3rd F40-49 1.47.33
Vivienne David 16th F30-39 1.59.15
Kathryn Zerafa 10th F40-49 1.59.16
Paul Zerafa 32nd M40-49 2.02.33


Sunday 14 July 2013
Lake Alexander
750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run
Short option:  300m swim, 13km bike, 2.5km run


Race Director:  Renee de Jong
Registration:    Lexi Marshall / Bill Piper
Timekeeping:  Lexi Marshall / Bill Piper
Fruit/Ice:        Jason & Emma Cook


1.  Due to relocations we have had to fill some casual vacancies on the committee.  We welcome Chloe Kay (secretary), John Arrigo (equipment), Luke Hansen (Juniors) & Justin Tranter (committee).

2.  Progress continues on our 2013/2014 Calendar thanks largely to Tony Cox.  Dates and venues are being double checked before the calendar is posted to our website.  Keep an eye out for a call for volunteers to fill roster positions.

3.  Belinda Birk heads up our Sponsorship subcommittee and is busy scouring for grant & other opportunities.

4.  Belinda is also leading the charge to improve our facilities and has attended meetings with DCC along with Surf Lifesaving.

5.  DCC recently reconsidered their recommendation to scrap a proposed bike lane on Lee Point Road.  The outcome is positive and that section of the proposed bike lane will be incorporated in the redevelopment.

6.  Preparations for our Presentation Night Dinner on 10 August 2013 are progressing.  Tickets are on sale here.  We are seeking some financial assistance to offset costs – if you are in a position to assist please email.

7.  Our website will shortly contain a Member Register page.  Current members will be able to have their small business details (logo & contact) advertised until 31 December for the small sum of $50.  Great advertising opportunity and will help answer all those questions – eg do we have a plumber in the club, where do I go to get my bike serviced, who can mow my lawn, where do I get a massage etc.  We will forward details of how to get on board soon.

8.  Work also continues on our equipment policy.  We are undertaking an audit of our equipment and developing a price list and policy for those times when 3rd parties request use of our equipment.


1. FOR SALE:  Hayden fibre glass surf ski in excellent condition. Comes with Carbon Fibre Hammer paddle and Polar Roof Rails with surf ski attachments for your vehicle. $800 ono.
Contact Steve 0407 865 011

2.  FOR SALE:  Race wheels.  Campagnolo Neutron tubular race wheels - very light - beautifully engineered wheel for hilly/windy races.  Takes Campagnolo cluster.  Includes Continental tubulars Tempo 19 front, and Competition rear.  $350 for the lot.  Contact Stu 0418 437 075.

3.  FOR SALE:  Kayak K1 , in blue + white, kevlar around 12 years old, has External rudder from Comp Kayaks, weighs 15 kg, has had bits of damage that areal repaired, so does have scratches and scrapes. It was built for use on Katherine River, so with dor strength rather than minimum weight, 5m long and 500mm wide. Paddle is a Marin Hunter Crabon Kevlar propeller, similar used condition as K1  Contact Greg 0403 172 195

4.  FOR SALE:  Women's one piece race suit 2XU brand, size small, never used.  Cost new $200+ sell $60.  Women's singlet race top (no bra), 2XU brand, size small, used twice sell $25.  Both genuine Team "the bike boutique" clothing.  Ring Ali 0414 876 950.

5.  Items for E News by Sunday 8pm please


1.  No names, but who left a bag at Bali International Airport and had to go back and find it?  Good news – bag retrieved, intact!

2.  We hear traffic was once again pretty horrendous during the Bali Tri.  Organisers attempt to sort each year and employ some 400 police and officials but the locals are locals!  All part of the charm of the “triathlon of the soul” which has continued to develop and attract more and more local participation.

3.  Interested in an open water swim clinic by Swimming NT? Wednesday 26 June 2013, Darwin Waterfront Recreational Lagoon, 4pm - 5pm. Cost $10. This clinic is open to all those who are planning to swim at any open water swimming event in 2013. The clinic will be hosted by Paul Schindler (Community Swimming Officer), Clare Labowitch (Head Coach, Darwin Swimming Club) and Amanda Bagley (Head Coach, Nightcliff Swimming Club) who will be focusing on coaching the skills needed in any open water swimming event. To register your interest or for more information please contact Paul 8981 5483

4.  Placegetters at 5i50 Philippines at Subic were given event cupcakes!


…  you regard food as fuel
…  you tell your IRON Mate that you are heading out on a 4-6 hour ride or 2-3 hour run and he/she just smiles & says "have fun"


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News