Monday, 14 October 2013

2013 October Club Design Tri Gear Order

Hi All,

In response to a number of requests our latest Club Design Tri Gear Order is now open online HERE.
We have maintained our fantastic colours for this order and are offering:

      Men’s & Women’s Cycle Jerseys |Men’s & Women’s Tri Suits | Men’s & Women’s Tri Top & Tri Pants | Men’s swimmers | Caps and Visors |

The women’s version of the Tri Suit and the Tri Top are lined. 

We hope this covers most of your training and racing needs. 

This will be the last order of club design gear this year so we encourage you to think ahead regarding your training & racing needs.

A Junior uniform order will be sent out as soon as designs are finalized.


1.  Size Chart:  It is very important to measure yourself and check sizes against this chart.  Fit is snug.

Club Gear Q&A:

Q:  What does the club design items look like?
A:  Most of you have seen members in club gear.  Images of the items can also be viewed as you place your online order.

Q:  Who is our supplier?
A:  Our suppliers are Cannibal - long time triathlon suppliers.

Q:   Can I try items on to see what size I am?
A:   Sorry no. 

Q:   Is there more info on items?
A:   Yes.  Refer Cannibal website for more detailed description of their custom range.

Q:   How do I know what size to order?
A:   We recommend you measure yourself, check the size chart and then order relevant sizing.  Don't guess

Q:   What if I order and it doesn't fit?
A:   Happy to advertise the item for re sale in the E News on your behalf.

Q:  If I don't order now can I get what I want later?
A:  No guarantee.  If the minimum order numbers of an item are obtained, that's all we get. 

Q:  Why doesn't the club hold uniform stocks?
A:  A number of reasons including deterioration in our climate, storage, administration, cost to the club and the volunteer time involved.  

Q:  Why do I have to pay up front?
A:  The club has to pay up front before delivery. Club gear order is a voluntary service to members & experience tells us this is the easiest way to manage. 

Q:  If I don't order now, when will the next order be done?
A:  Not known. 

Q:  How much profit does the club make on this?
A:  Zero.  The club also subsidizes the freight & design costs to ensure members get quality club gear at the lowest possible cost. The cost listed includes online service fee.

Q:  Closing date is next Tuesday 22 October 2013, why?
A:  We have been advertising for some time that a uniform order was about to happen.  To assist the uniform order volunteer, please get your orders in asap, today would be fantastic! 

Q:  How do I order?
A:  Order online here.
Q:  What if minimum order numbers are not reached?
A:   If order numbers are not at or close to minimum, your payment will be refunded less online fee.

Q:  What is the turnaround time for delivery?
A:  Allow about 3-4 weeks from placement of order.  You will receive an email when ready for collection.

Take advantage of this opportunity to order our quality club design gear.


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club

Robyn's E News 14 October 2013

Hi All,

Congratulations to our Ironman World Championship finishers Marcus Lisle, Bryan Hopkins and Stef Puszka who yesterday experienced the magic that is Kona.

It’s one hell of a tough day out, with the lure of that Ali’i Drive finish line the driving force.  They would have heard many times yesterday, but here it is again – Good Job!

Meanwhile, back here at home we have a sprint tri to look forward to this weekend.  Apologies for the distance error in last E News, we have had a few changes to the calendar and that one slipped through. 


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

Male:  Frederik Van Lierde 8.12.30  Female:  Mirinda Carfrae 8.52.14

Marcus Lisle 87th M30-34  9.44.32
Bryan Hopkins 66th M45-49 10.00.37
Stef Puszka 24th F25-29 10.43.18

2.  Melbourne Marathon, 42.2km

Male: Dominic Ondoro 2.10.47  Lisa Weightman 2.26.05

Amy Pallentine 3.39.49

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

Julie Boyd 62nd  F50-54 1.31.46


Sunday 20 October 2014
Lake Alexander
7am (Registration closes 6.45am)

750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run


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


1.  If you already have your timing chip remember to bring with you.

2.  If you still need to collect your chip, please come early to registration.

3.  We wish to encourage you all to know at least the basic rules of triathlon including those regarding Drafting.

4.  Drafting during the bike leg is against the rules and is considered unfair.  The diagram below demonstrates draft zones.  A good way to familiarise yourself with the distance is to measure it out in a hallway at home.  There are also markers (albeit very faint) in the middle of our usual transition area.

5.  The basic rules of triathlon are attached.  Have a quick read, if you don’t understand anything ask one of our friendly technical officials before the race.


1. FOR SALE:  Moving house sale. Items are on a first in, best dressed basis. SMS are best. Minoura Bike Tower. Floor to ceiling with 4 racks for 4 bikes. Will only fit flat ceilings. Not suitable for slating ceilings. Price $80; Look Keo Easy pedals. No cleats. Price $10; Pinarello Most (stock) seatpost. Aluminium. 31.6x300mm. $1; Pinarello Most (stock) Handlebar stem. Aluminium. 110mm. $1; Brand new Selle Italia XO seat. $1; Goodridge gear cable. No housing. Free; K.Ble Gear and brake cable set (cable+housing). Free; Contact Gerard: 0431 367 044

2.  FOR SALE:  Ladies 52cm Orbea aqua road bike, shimano 105, carbon forks - $500; Ladies XS Zoot wetsuit, very good condition $50; Botranger MTB shoes, size 43 as new (too big for me)  $50;                  Contact Nic 0402 838 152

3.  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.

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


1.  Past committee member Robbie Andrews was also at Kona, his result 69th M45-49 in 10.04.32

2.  Many of you also know former member Bob Martin.  He went 14th M65-69 in 13.25.10 to realise his dream of a Hawaii finish.

3.  As he was second at our NT Long Course earlier this year you may be interested in Deiter McDonald’s result - 212th M40-44 10.57.09

4.  Good news for Amos Gollach who also came for a pre Kona hit out at the Long Course – he won M18-24 in 9.01.15

5.  To have won M65-59 at Kona this year, you would have needed 10.44.31 in the men and 12.57.17 in the women.

6.  It was refreshing to see the delight experienced by both 2nd placegetters at Kona.  Luke McKenzie and Rachel Joyce are over the moon with their results.

7.  That cranky chef bloke Gordon Ramsey finished in 14.04.48.

8.  Two additions to the Ironman calendar have been announced which are doable from Darwin.  IM Malaysia makes a return in September 2014 and IM 70.3 Putrajaya in April.

9.  Rowan Beggs-French’s 24hr MTB race in Canberra unfortunately came to an abrupt end.  Rowan is now sporting a line of stitches in his knee after crashing out.  We wish him a speedy recovery.

10.  Our uniform order is good to go, just waiting on confirmation from the online rego folk.  Look for a separate email.


… you spent a lot of your Sunday live tracking Kona athletes
… you are wondering whether tri suit sleeves are a good idea
… you can’t make up your mind about changing to a trucker hat


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
E News