What another amazing turnout on Sunday for the third event of our Super
Sprint Triathlon Series .
It was pleasing to see women outnumber men on the start line, a real
positive for our club! We again had a number of new members
participate for the first time (welcome), as well as have some familiar
faces make a reappearance (welcome back).
A big thank you to RD James
Geddes and his early morning helpers Phill & Jack Hatty
for their efforts. A big thank you to rego regulars Gayle Viney
and Alan Barrett
and also to
Billy Lynch & Stef Puszka who are getting rave reviews
for their post race refreshment spread!
Thanks also to those who jumped in and assisted on the day. We have
brilliant volunteers we all appreciate their contribution to our events.
If you haven't yet helped out, check the roster here
for a vacancy and email your preferred date & position. If everyone
goes on roster just once a year, all our positions will be covered.
While we were making our way around beautiful East Point, Hannah Johnston, Jac Crofton
were battling the famous lava fields on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our
hats off to our latest members to compete at Ironman World Championships
and experience that magic Ali'i Drive finish line, awesome efforts all
Sprint Triathlon #3, 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run
2. Did you ride to work for Ride2Work Day? You probably racked
on our club racks if you attended the breakfast in town.
3. The Northern Territory Government is calling on us to share our
views to help build a road map for the future of sport and recreation in
the NT via "A shout out
4. On my tri dream list is a facility that has a swim basin (perhaps
shared with rowing) surrounded by a crit track (share with cycling) and a
run track and I'll be letting them know that. What's yours?
5. To give your views (and we would love you to use this chance to
have NTG consider triathlon) please complete the online survey here .
6. We have John
Thyne participating at Melbourne Marathon this weekend
McVeity and Gary
Wall lining up for the Half Marathon. Good luck!
8. Not familiar with Challenge Roth? Check out this video.
9. Our club is registered under the Ironman
Triathlon Club program so do add Darwin
Triathlon Club to your registration when you enter an Ironman or 70.3
10. Thanks Emma
Winterflood for retrieving one of our club signs
inadvertently left on the bike course.
11. With all eyes turning to athlete tracking at Kona and the super
effort being put in by Jac, Hannah & Corinne, people started to ask
who, what, where & when and I was approached for some Kona
As a bit of a club history buff and as records were very sketchy when I
joined all those years ago, I've keep track of results since and also
researched (as far as I'm able) historical info. I've had lots of
interesting chats with AlanStancombe,
Beven (to name a few) about club history and some
members have also loaned me items of interest so I could copy and add to my
So since posting some info to our Facebook page at the weekend, I've
checked further and come up with what I believe to be a list of our members
who have competed at Kona.
Do keep in mind this list is of those who were DTC members at the time of
competing. The pre 2000 results may or may not be complete. I would
love to hear from anyone with any further info on Kona results. If
you believe any result is incorrect please email so a correction can be
12. Huge congrats again to Hannah, Jac and Corinne on their results
at the weekend and for conquering those Kona lava fields so well. We
are all immensely proud & impressed, that you all - firstly qualified,
secondly that you made it to the start line (a real feat in itself) and
thirdly that you all proudly represented our club so well. Enjoy your recovery!
13. Lastly, it has been announced that IM Australia & IM 70.3 Port
Macquarie will both be held on same date - 1 May 2016.
PIC OF THE WEEK:
I think from that smile, it is fair to say Corinne was
super excited & happy to reach the finish chute at Hawaii!