Wednesday, 5 November 2014

E News 5 November 2014

Hi All,

The wet has officially arrived and I’m guessing some of you even dragged out the old bike this morning for puddle dodging.

In the wet season spirit we kick off our annual aquathlon series with race #1 on Saturday evening - Splash N Dash - at the popular Waterfront location. 

Entry is not closing until 8pm on Friday but to assist organising volunteers why not get your entry in here now.

Don’t worry, tri season is not yet over for 2014 as we have also added in an extra event - a 300m swim/13km bike/3km run format at Lake Alexander on the 23rd Nov. There are still volunteers required for this and also some of our other events so we again encourage you to have a look at the calendar and email if you can fill a vacant spot.


1.  Noosa Triathlon, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Male:  Aaron Royle 1:47:59  Female:  Ashleigh Gentle 1:59:10

Rob Taylor 31st M30-34 2:16:15
Greg Bush 1st M60-64 2:17:48
Corinne Fabian 8th F55-59 2:52:04
Cameron West 34th ADF 2:55:52
Angela Librio 51st F45-49 2:55:54


Saturday 8 November 2014
Splash N Dash
Aquathlon #1
Waterfront Lagoon
6pm (check in closes 5.45pm)

200m swim, 2km run, 200m swim, 2km run

Entry now open here

Entry closes 8pm Friday


Race Director:  Brian Gallagher
Registration:    Asha Mahasuria | John Thyne
Fruit | Ice:       Pam Cameron


1.  Torso must be covered during the run leg.
2.  Being at the Waterfront this event puts us in the public eye more than usual and we ask your assistance in making sure we leave the area rubbish free.


Saturday 8 November 2014
Waterfront Lagoon
6pm (registration closes 5.45pm)

The juniors will also be having an event on at the Waterfront this Saturday. The event will be open to all juniors. The course length will be determined by who turns up on the day.

Junior members register and pay ($3) on the day.


1.  FOR SALE:  Fuji D6 Pro Frame and Shimano 105 groupset. Frame is about 4 years old, group set is near new upgraded frame so this one needs to go. $1500 for both, great for a first time TT.
Contact Nathan 0402 837 859

2.  FOR SALE:  Men’s “2XU R:2 Wetsuit”. Size:  Medium. New without tags. Never worn, tried on once only. Owner injured himself and didn’t get to try it out.  $350.00 Contact  Emily 0451 094 965

3.  To assist our triathlon community to get the word (and photos) out regarding personal triathlon related items they may wish to buy, swap, sell or simply giveaway to a good home, Robyn has set up a Facebook group DARWIN TRI – BUY | SWAP | SELL initially on a trial basis.
Feel free to add your posts there & include photos if you wish.

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


1.  Names in the Noosa results with DTC connections included:  Oliver Cook 9th M25-29 2:09:40; Trent Jensen 55th M35-39 2:19:24; Leigh Milne 191st M35-39 2:34:34; Clinton Luxford 24th ADF 2:41:18; Clint Doolan 104th M30-34 2:21:30; Bertram Birk 48th M55-59 2:45:13; Chloe Kay 53rd F25-29 2:51:52; Cath Meng 47th F50-54 3:21:04.  Many took the time to catch up.

2.  On a sad note, the triathlon community is in mourning following the death of Jackie Fairweather (nee Gallagher) a true champion of our sport. 

3. Jackie visited Darwin in 2002 providing a weekend of junior clinics and Q & A sessions which inspired our then juniors and parents alike. 

4.  The national triathlon calendar is jam packed and this weekend will see members competing across the country.  In WA, Emily Heames, Shellie Ratahi, Graeme Parsons and Alex Murdock will be among those lining up at IM 70.3 Mandurah; Michelle Gailey is on the start list for Challenge Forster in NSW and Stef Puszka, Sarah Collins and Tim Green are on the list for Murray Man Triathlon in SA.  Good luck to all members racing at home and away.

5.  Our annual pointscore is up to date.  Check it here if you haven’t already done so.  Please email if you believe a correction needs to be made, we appreciate your help to kept our records correct.

6.  Don’t forget to give us an email heads up if you (or someone you know) are racing away.

7.  As well as helping out at our events, the team at Blue Cycles NT just got a whole lot busier with the opening of a third store, this time at Palmerston.


Robyn Stanley
Darwin Triathlon Club

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