Wednesday, 15 October 2014

E News 15 October 2014

Hi All,

Did the thunder wake you last night?  Running this morning was bliss after the downpour, hope you got a splash where you live! 

It looks like many of you have taken the opportunity to participate in Ride2Work Day and perhaps grab a bite at the City of Darwin or Palmerston breakfasts along the way. Certainly a nice cool morning for it.

Awesome to see so many of you turn out for our triathlon on Sunday and even better to see the smiles at the finish line!  A special thumbs up to those who finished their first ever tri with us!

A huge vote of thanks go to Emma Cook & Jason Cook, our volunteer race directors who were on the job early setting up for us and also to all those who helped out on the morning. Their efforts were really appreciated by all who competed.

Helping us out again were the gang from Blue Cycles.  The new event van was on display and had rego pumping to the beat from early on. Thanks for all the help Blue Cycles NT!


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

Male:  Brett Verity  Female:  Jac Crofton

Provisional results posted

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

Male:  Sebastian Kienle 8:14:18  Female:  Mirinda Carfrae 9:00:55

Stu Fitch 32nd M60-64 13:19:10

3.  Mission Beach Aquathlon, 5km run, 1.5km swim, 5km run

Male:  Tim Green 1:00:19  Female:  Aimee Ingram 1:15:38

Daryl Stanley 2nd M60-69 1:33:59

4.  Melbourne Marathon, 42.2km

Male:  Dominic Ondora 2:11:30  Female:  Nikki Chapple 2:31:04

Aaron Trenfield 3:27:26

5.  Melbourne Half Marathon, 21.1km

Male:  Stephen Dinneen 1:06:42  Female:  Casey Wood 1:13:29

Rose Stephens 19th F55-59 1:56:09
Kathryn Fuller 1048th F20-39 2:02:36
Peter Stephens 213th M50-54 2:05:05


1.  Our new committee continues to be very active and many of you have taken time to give feedback, thank you.

2.  You asked for it, and President Tony Cox hinted on Sunday that it may happen, so it’s great to confirm that we will indeed be adding some extra events to our calendar.

3.  The first (subject to final approval & volunteers) is another 300/13/3 to take place at Lake Alexander on Sunday 26 Oct 2014. 

4.  Do keep your eye on our calendar for other additions in the pipeline – we hope to add an extra triathlon in November and a pair of Off Road Tri events in Feb.

4.  Some angst has been felt over the midday Friday cut off for entry to our events so it will be great news to them that we are extending our cut off time to midnight Friday.  But why wait until the last minute, it will assist our volunteer rego & timing team if you continue to enter early.

5.  Other good news regarding entry when the system will shortly move to auto fill for your details.

6.  We are progressing the possibility of a paid race director position further down the track. 

7.  In the meantime we urgently need to get our volunteer roster positions filled so those events already on the calendar can go ahead.  Take a peek at the calendar and if you can help fill a vacancy email

8.  And last but not least, we are told our Pointscore is apparently being missed by you all.  It’s not far away!


Sunday 26 October 2014
Lake Alexander
300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run


Race Director:  Volunteer required
Registration:  Volunteers required
Fruit | Ice:  Volunteer required

Please email if you can assist.


1.  Online entry will open as soon as roster is filled and event approvals are finalised.


1.  FOUND:  At event on Sunday, goggles and sunnies.  Email if yours.

2.  Items for next E News by Monday 8pm please.


1.  Others with DTC connection noticed in action at Kona at the weekend included  Robbie Andrews 48th M45-49 10:12:04, Bryan Hopkins 83rd M45-49 10:36:56, Steve Fitchett (still as mad as ever, did it in budgie smugglers) 153rd M40-44 10:38:55 and Bob Martin 16th M65-69 14:28:53. 

2.  Stu Fitch now has five Kona finish notches on his IM belt.

3.  Blue Cycles did a mercy dash when a competitor forgot their helmet at the weekend.  Phew! 

4.  A number of our juniors were involved in the recent Triathlon NT development camp. 

5.  Good luck to those competing in the Alice Springs Masters Games Duathlon tomorrow and Triathlon on Saturday.  From events already done, Allan Stancombe has a silver in the night MTB and Helen Bretten a bronze in cross country run.

6.  Aaron Trenfield proudly wore his club tri gear at the Melbourne Marathon.  As well as being super comfy, sure gets you noticed. 

7.  A great opportunity exists for our members.  Cycle Zone Darwin is on the lookout for a brand ambassador and it could be you, further details here.

8.  Work is progressing on the Nightcliff Pool upgrade.  In the meantime, swim squad continues at Casuarina Pool 6-7am Tues & Thurs.


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club
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