Wednesday, 18 June 2014

E News 18 June 2014

Hi All,

Duathlon was the perfect format for our event at the weekend and given the number of athletes who turned up in long sleeves, it was a great way to warm up on a chilly dry season morning. 

Our sincere thanks to RD Barry Sullivan and his crew of volunteers for a job well done - we received lots of positive post-race comments about the course and the location. 

The guys from Blue Cycles were also on hand.  They are a multi skilled bunch and were pitching in across our event.  Our thanks to Matt & co for their continued support of our club.

At this time of year many of our interstate readers get in touch to tell us to “suck it up” weatherwise and point out how cold it is where they are, but they also add how much they miss racing up here especially in the dry.  Great to hear from you all!


1.  Duathlon, 3.5km run, 15km bike, 2km run

Male:  Brett Verity 45:23  Female:  Hannah Johnston 50:06

Full results here.


Due to the cold weather the swim leg has been cancelled for Sunday's junior event.

The event location has now also been moved to the gun turret near the war museum at East Point.

For those who are not familiar with the location, just keep going down Alec Fong Lim Drive past Lake Alexander to the end. The road splits outside the war museum and we will be down the right hand side at the end.

As this is the last junior event for the season we hope that everyone can make it.

See you there at 7 for a 7:30 start.


Sunday 13 July 2014
Casuarina Surf Club
Open Water Triathlon
500m swim, 15km bike, 5km run


Race Director:  Tori Sherrock | David Hancock
Registration:     Volunteers Required
Fruit | Ice:        Volunteer Required


1.  Heads up that it’s time to renew your triathlon membership. 

2.  You can renew your Darwin Triathlon Club membership or join us here. We recommend you make a note of your new log in details and print a copy of your membership receipt for reference until your new card is received.

3.  2014/2015 membership is valid until 30 June 2015:

Member Category
Total Fee
depending on composition

Junior 5-11
Junior 12-19

4. If you wish to join as a family, please contact Triathlon NT before you register online.


1.  The committee has noted we are all such dedicated triathletes training hard for a variety of events that not many are up for late nights!

2.  So for a change, we are going for a late afternoon, family friendly, outdoor function this year for our Presentation Night Dinner.  (The social butterflies will still be able to kick on till later).

3.  Date:  Saturday 5 July 2014 from 4pm ish.

4.  Dinner will be catered and tickets will be on sale shortly.

5.  Belinda Townend is working on finer details and a flyer will be circulated to members shortly & we will let you know how to purchase tickets then.

6.  Save that date!


1.  Thanks to the wonderful volunteers who have taken items home to wash, clean and/or fix.

2.  We’d love to get our trays, plates etc back asap so if you have an item belonging to the club, please contact John 0408 052 080 to arrange return.


1.  FOR SALE:  Merida Juliet 100 Lady Series MTB; small; make an excellent commuter or bike for school; has done minimum kms, spares bags, bidon cage. Excellent condition just not used & taking up space $250.  Contact Di 0497 070 436

2.  FOR SALE:  Giant Trinity Pro TT Medium (suit 175-185cm) Dura-Ace with Easton Circuit wheels $2000 Contact Brett 0411 550 401

3.  FOR SALE:  Giant OCR3 43cm kids roadie $400 Contact Brett 0411 550 401

4.  FOR SALE:  Zipp disk wheel (flat) $1000; Zipp 808 front $600;  Zipp 404 set $1000 Contact Brett 0411 550 401

5.  FOR SALE:  Rear DT Swiss R450 with CycleOps power tap $700 Contact Brett 0411 550 401

6.  FOR SALE:   Giant TCRC1 Roadie Medium (suit 175-185cm) Ultegra with Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels $800; Contact Brett 0411 550 401

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


1.  Darwin City Council advise Lake Alexander is temporarily closed to swimming. 

2.  Footie mad? Come along to a fundraising screening (for some of our members undertaking Total Recreation’s Katherine to Darwin bike challenge) of the State of Origin QLD v NSW this evening.  More details here.

3.  On Twitter?  Follow @darwintriclub

4.  Not on Facebook?  Doesn’t matter! You can still see our Facebook page.

5.  Good luck to our members participating in the Fannie Bay Swim this weekend. Moira Wigley and Brian Gallagher are among a select foursome who have completed every one of the Fannie Bay Swims.  We wish them good luck at the 10th anniversary event.

6.  We wish Jane Perkin all the best with her interstate move.  Massage4Life has been a valued supporter of our club and Jane’s magic hands will be missed by many of our members.

7.  On the road to recovery – good to see:  Col Smith participating in a team at the weekend and Jason Cook back home and back in the pool.

8.  Last but most important:  we are now calling for volunteers to fill essential spots on our new calendar.  Please check the Darwin Triathlon Club events shown in red here and email with your preferred roster spot/s.  We will allocate on a first in best dressed basis so be quick. 

9.  To proceed, our events require those volunteer spots to be filled.  If you can all help out even just once, we will be well and truly covered for 2014/2015.  


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club

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