Monday, 7 October 2013

Robyn's E News 7 October 2013

Hi All,

Seems many of you missed getting your weekly dose of E News during the break – thanks for your feedback! 

Our Reverse Order Triathlon took place yesterday and was enjoyed immensely by participants, a real body and mind workout for all.

Our sincere thanks to RD John Thyne who put this one together for us to enjoy.  John was assisted by many fellow volunteers and we thank them all for their contribution to the success of this event.

We need all our members to put their hands up to volunteer at least once each season & urgently require a couple of RD’s for upcoming November events.  Unfortunately if those positions can’t be filled we may have to look at cancelling those events.  Please see further info on how to volunteer below.


1. Reverse Order Triathlon, Lake Alexander 3km run, 13km bike, 300m swim

Male:  Tim Green 35.21  Female:  Hannah Johnston 40.28

Prov Results available on website.

2.  Australian Duathlon C’ships, WA 5km run, 20km bike, 2.5km run

Male:  Sean Ralph 56.40  Janet Ferguson 1.05.30

Results updates from Sept:

3.  Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Melanie Thomas 20th F35-39 6.25.54

4.  Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Male: Pete Jacobs 3.39.58 Female: Gina Crawford 4.25.17

Stef Puszka 1st F25-29 4.35.55
Nikki Roddie 12th F35-39 5.00.50
Belinda Birk 1st F50-54 5.03.01
Dave Glass 82nd M40-44 5.05.04
Billy Lynch 103rdM30-34 5.25.18
Anna Goat 28th F35-39 5.31.39
Cath Hood 31st F30-34 5.36.25
Lucy Thompson 42nd F30-34 5.46.32
Liz Mackie 29th F25-29 5.47.12
Angelika Hannon dnf

5.  Surfcoast Century Run

Asha Mahasuria 4th F40-49 13 hrs 59 mins 44 secs

6.  ITU Sprint Age Group Triathlon World C’ships, London 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Monica Stewart 17th F60-64 1.36.44
Karen Lewis 81st F45-49  1.38.23
Melanie Thomas dnf

7.  ITU Standard Distance Age Group Triathlon World C’ships, London 750m swim, 40km bike, 10km run (swim reduced due to weather)

Melanie Thomas 92nd F35-39 2.30.18
Bianca May 75th F25-29 2.36.47

8.  ITU Aquathlon Age Group World C’Ships, London 1km swim, 5km run

Melanie Thomas 24th F35-39 39.44
Bianca May 43rd F25-29 46.47
Monica Stewart 9th F60-64 47.03


Sunday 20 October 2014
Lake Alexander

300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run


Race Director:  Tim & Bec Ellison
Registration:    John Thyne | Nerida Godfrey
Timekeepinng:  Nerida Godfrey | Kath Richardson
Fruit | Ice:        Olivia Schmidt


1.  To ensure our events are sanctioned and can go ahead, documentation must be submitted one month prior to event.

2.  This includes the name of the Race Director.

3.  We are urgently seeking volunteers for RD at two events in November (Sun 3 Enduro and Sat 30 Splash N Dash).

4.  If we do not have an RD in place in time these events are likely to be cancelled.

5.  We urge you to check our calendar on the website and nominate where you can help out.  Our more experienced members are relied on to step up and take on the RD role (guidance can be provided if this is your first time as RD).

6.  Darwin Triathlon Club has always had a strong volunteer culture and there is an expectation that all members will volunteer at least once during each season.

7.  To be added, please email here with preferred date and roster position.


1.  Our finalised event calendar for 2013/2014 is now up on our website.

2.  Some changes have had to be made to accommodate sanctioning process and to take on board preferences following our recent member survey.

3.  Please check the calendar regularly.


1. FOUND:  Bike pump at Reverse Order.  Please email if yours.

2.  FOR SALE:  A pair of women's carbon Shimano road bike shoes size 41. The latest type WT60 light weight and going for a good price. They have only been used once and still in excellent condition. The colours on the shoes are white, black and pink.  The road bike shoes are selling for $160. Contact Jemima 0404 777 680.

3. FOR SALE: Road bike 54CM, 2011 Trek Alpha 1.2, Alloy Frame, Carbon Forks with Shimano Sora Gearing. All in excellent condition. Asking $600 ono. Contact Steven 0428 716 403

4. FOR SALE: Road bike 54CM, Merida 903, Alloy Frame, Carbon Forks with Shimano Tiagra Flightdeck Gearing. All in good condition. Asking $350 ono.  Contact Steven 0428 716 403

5. FOR SALE:  Elite Crono Wind Trainer, in excellent condition. Purchased Christmas 2012 and never used. Selling for $200. Steven 0428 716 403

6.  WANTED: Wanted to borrow/hire/buy – bike case for plane travel to Murray Man in SA. Needed from the 4th to 13th of November. Contact Dee 0417 083 638

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


1.  Peter Eason (Alice Springs Triathlon Club) won M40-44 age category of the Australian Duathlon C’ships in WA yesterday. 

2.  Stef Puszka, Bryan Hopkins & Marcus Lisle have arrived safely on the Big Island for Ironman World Championships next weekend.

3.  Also in Kona, former members Bob Martin & Robbie Andrews.

4.  We wish our junior coordinator Luke Hansen a speedy recovery.  Luke recently underwent surgery on his shoulder.

5.  The issuing of individual timing chips is continuing – please remember to bring them to each event.  We have now purchased a lap top to be used to process results and hope to shift to completely electronic results very soon.

6.  The midges were fierce at Lake Alex yesterday.  A reminder to BYO insect repellent. 

7.  Details of our latest uniform order will be forwarded later this week.  This will be the last order for 2013. 


... people start asking you when you are going to shave down
... you look forward to your long run
... you know the names of more Hawaii Ironman winners than Australian Prime Ministers


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club

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