Monday, 13 January 2014

E News 13 January 2014

Hi All,

Looks like we are in for some monsoon rain this week. The drop in the temperature is a very welcome relief for athletes training for upcoming events – particularly those doing iron distance training.

Our first event of 2014 (Aquathlon #1) is scheduled for this Saturday and looks like we may get ideal conditions.  Wet season is, after all, the reason we change to aquathlon (no bike) format!!

Regarding weather warnings: If there is a cyclone watch in place events will go ahead. If the BoM issues a cyclone warning within 24 hours of an event, the aquathlon will be cancelled but also watch our website and/or Faceback & Twitter for updates.

Don’t forget all entries for Saturday evening must be made online (and you will need your TA membership number).  Entry closes midday Friday.  No late entries taken.


1.  Gatorade Series St Kilda, Vic 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male:  Ryan Fisher 1.51.47  Female:  Madeleine Old Field 2.08.13

Jason Cook 6th M35-39 2.06.35
Emma Cook 5th F35-39 2.34.09

2.  Cadbury Marathon, Hobart 42km

Male:  Matthew Fenech 2.33.07  Female:  Kirsten Molloy 2.58.02

John Thyne 5th M50 3.43.36

3.  Gatorade QTS, Raby Bay, 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Male:  Daniel Wilson 58.06  Female:  Emma Jackson 1.05.19


Aquathlon #1
Saturday 18 January 2014
Lake Alexander
6pm (check in closes 5.45pm)

400m swim, 4km run


Race Director:  Daryl Stanley
Registration:    Helen Stuart | Robyn Stanley
Fruit | Ice:       Katie Kelly


1.  Registration for this event is online only.  You can enter here now.
2.  Entry closes midday Friday 17 Jan 14
3.  No late entries taken.
4.  If you have not yet collected your timing chip please attend early to collect and sign for.
5.  If you have lost your timing chip, please purchase new chip online when you enter and arrive early to collect and sign for early.


1.  FOR SALE:  TK1 kayak with paddle. Proven Ultra challenge winner! $300 Neg. Contact Ian 0409 283 448

2.  FOR SALE:  Zipp 808 firecrest tubular rear wheel. Ceramic bearings. Tubular already attached and in good condition. $400. Contact Tim 0410 188 534

3.  WANTED:   Turbo Trainer. Contact Jo 0435 826 711

4.  WANTED:   Any inspirational and motivating cycling DVD’s to keep me pushing hard on the long wind trainer sessions when I can’t get out of the house (training for Tour de Cure ride in March from Sydney to Hobart) Contact Renae 0488 102 939

5.  CLUB TRI GEAR STOCKTAKE SALE:  1 x  Large Men's Tri Pants $79.00; 1 x Medium Men's Tri Pants $79.00; 1 x Large Men's Swimmers $35.00; 2 x Small Ladies Cycle Top $85.00;
Visor  $25.00; Caps  $25.00   Email here

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


1.  Windtrainer Session:  Coach Hollie Goodall advises her windtrainer session resumes this Wednesday 15 Jan 14 6am.

2.  Swim Squad:  Coach Daryl Stanley advises his Nightcliff Pool swim squad Tues & Thurs 6-7am have resumed.

3. Track Session: Coach Lee Wilson advises his Friday track session as resumed. 


1.  Big tri news of the week is the launch of the Darwin Long Course Triathlon (16 August 2014).  Registration opens in February. We encourage you to share details with your interstate and overseas tri friends.

2.  Registration is now open for the Alice Springs Masters Games  (11-18 October 2014) triathlon and duathlon events.

3.  We encourage you to print and sign the “A metre matters” Amy Gillett Foundation petition.

4.  Kent Murray and Kia King are among those heading over to New Zealand this week.  Kent for Challenge Wanaka and Kia, Challenge Wanaka Half. We wish them both good luck.

5.  Update: The BoM have now issued a cyclone watch.  If you are new to Darwin, firstly welcome, and suggest you take a look at the checklist.


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club

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