Wednesday, 15 July 2015

E News 15 July 2015

E NEWS 15 JULY 2015


Do hope you are enjoying the cooler mornings and being able to finish your training reasonably dry instead of dripping wet.  Makes for a very welcome change and lots of pbs!

We had our annual dinner and presentations to award winners (listed below) take place over the weekend.

A big shout out to Cycle Zone Darwin, Cannibal, Gallery Two Six, and AMart Allsports for their support of our various awards and of course, to Belinda Townend for organising the fabulous catering again this year. 

There is definitely lots on, in and around Darwin, and our time management skills are being put to the test right now.

On the triathlon front we have our first Open Water Triathlon for season 2015|2016 happening this Sunday at the stunning Casuarina Beach location.

If you haven't yet participated at one of our very popular Open Water Triathlons, guarantee you are in for a treat this weekend.

See you there!


Kerran Mudgway Memorial Club Champion Trophies:  Tim Green | Rachel McLean
Aquathlon Series:  Brett Verity | Jac Crofton
Duathlon Series: Brett Verity | Tara Worby
Sprint Series: 1 Brett Verity 2 Korgan Hucent 3 Scott Hanrahan
Women's Series:  1 Shaye Hatty 2 Shellie Ratahi 3 Tara Worby
Geoff Simpson Memorial Trophies:  Brett Verity | Sarah Collins
Ironman Performance: Hannah Johnston
Most Improved Male:  Scott Hanrahan
Most Improved Female:  Shellie Ratahi
Encouragement Awards:  Lisa Payne | John Morris
Broken Spoke Award:  Jim Eadie
Dag of the Year Award:  Daryl Stanley
Age Group Triathlete of Year Awards:
Under 20:  No eligible
20-29:  Luke Fronsko | Kate Robertson
30-39:  Heath Porter | Jac Crofton
40-49:  Brett Verity | Shaye Hatty
50-59:  Tony Cox | Corinne Fabian
60-69:  David Hancock | Monica Stewart  


This Sunday 19 July 2015
Open Water Triathlon
Casuarina Beach
7am (check in closes 6:45am)

600m swim, 20km bike, 6km run (or short option 300m swim, 14km bike, 3km run)

Entry open here

Early bird entry closes 8pm Friday ($10 Individual $20 Teams)
Late entry closes 6pm Saturday ($20 Individual)


Race Director:  Tony Cox
Registration:     Shellie Ratahi | Emily Heames
Fruit | Ice:         Emily Heames


1.  We are trialling a late entry system with this event.

2.  Obviously we want to encourage all our members to have their entry in place by 8pm Friday but as you the members occasionally ask for late entry,  we are going to test to see if we are able to accommodate that.

3.  Friday 8pm closure will allow committee & event volunteers to know a good estimate of how many racks are required to be transported, catering numbers for post race refreshments, timing requirements & assists with general event planning.

4.  Thanks for getting your entry in at the early bird price before 8pm this Friday.  Heck, why not do it now so you don't forget!!


1.  It is that time of year when we strongly encourage all members to volunteer at an upcoming event as a way to "give back" to the sport we all love.

2.  Volunteering is a great way to meet fellow members and to gain a different perspective of events by stepping outside the lines for a few hours.

3.  Those volunteering are an invaluable part of the success of our events and without whom our events are unable to be held.

4.  We encourage all members to volunteer at least once during the season so please check our
Events Calendar and email with your preference of dates & positions for one of our 2015|2016 events on the list.


1.  A number of new items including bikes for sale, cycle shoes, jogger prams have been posted to our DARWIN TRI - BUY|SWAP|SELL|WANTED FACEBOOK

2. Ask to join the page to see the swim, bike, run bargains posted there.


1.  Roger Decurtins lines up for Ironman Switzerland this weekend.  Good luck!

2.  At a recent NT Volunteer of the Year function our president Tony Cox missed being presented with his Certificate of Appreciation.  It was great that we were able to surprise him & present it on Saturday.  Tony was nominated in appreciation for all the behind the scenes work he does to ensure our events are sanctioned, correct permits are in place and of course, the tireless effort he puts in on so many race days.  Thanks again Tony!

3.  Swimming NT Open Water Clinic 8 Aug 2015

4.  Bali International Triathlon 25 October 2015

5.  Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 13 September 2015

6.  Darwin Triathlon Club Olympic Distance 9 August 2015

7.  Congratulations to Jo & Scott Hanrahan  who tied the knot at the weekend.

8.  One of our members had a green & yellow "Feel Free" sit-on-top kayak and a yellow stand-up paddle board  (both with a distinctive Polynesian design) & a white paddle stolen from her backyard. Please keep an eye out.  Any info appreciated.


Outdoor buffet dining at its best at our Awards Dinner

Keep on tri-ing

Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club