Wednesday, 14 December 2016

E News 14 December 2016


Our ConocoPhillips Xmas Splash n Dash was an awesome way to finish our 2016 events and judging by the feedback, with the racing fast and furious, everyone had a ton of fun.

A huge thank you to our roster volunteers, RD Robbie Weatherald, our rego team of Clare Labowitch & Alice Wade and our catering crew Roger Decurtins & Diane Napier for their much appreciated efforts. 

Thanks also to Tony CoxGeoff Cronin, Daryl Stanley, Tania Sloane (water safety) and all those who just jumped in to assist and make this event a huge success.

We would also like to acknowledge & thank ConocoPhillips who hosted our post race bbq & refreshments and Cycle Zone Darwin, Korgan Hucent of Ray White Bayside and Telstra who supported our lucky draws.

President's Message:

President Luke Fronsko and your Darwin Triathlon Club committee would like to thank all members who have raced this year, all our wonderful volunteers who have given of their time, our coaches who have continued to assist members to achieve their goals and our sponsors who have contributed to our events … together we have had another fantastic year of triathlon and we look forward to bringing our members more of the same in 2017.


1.  Xmas Splash n Dash, 1km run, 200m swim, 1km run, 200m swim, 1km run
Male:  Jason Hamilton 20:52   Female:  Rachel McLean 19:35
Full results here

2. Ironman 70.3 Ballarat, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
Luke Fronsko 7th M25-29 4:26:33

Our pointscore leaders at halfway point of the season are:
U20:      Kyle Farrier
20-24:   Megan Gallagher
25-29:   Luke Fronsko | Rachel McLean
30-34:   Matthew Dames | Kylie Scholz
35-39:   Chris Monahan | Ruth Roberts
40-44:   Brad George | Ryoko Jones
45-49:   Glenn Grant | Tina Sanderson
50-54:   John Thyne | Jo Duncan / Gayle Viney
55-59:   Rob Weatherald | Moira Wigley
60-64:   David Hancock | Clare Labowitch
65-69:   Daryl Stanley

2017 Club Event Date Savers:

Add these early 2017 events to your calendar:
Sun 22 Jan 17 - Aquathlon #3 - Lake Alexander - 750/5 or 250/2 - 7am
Sun 29 Jan 17 - Aust Day Triathlon - Lake Alexander - 300/10/3 - 7am
Sun 29 Jan 17 - Come & Tri for non members - Lake Alexander - 150/5/1 - 7am
Sun 19 Feb 17 - Off Road Triathlon #2 - Lake Alexander - 300/15/3

Entry for Come & Tri now open here  - we encourage you to send to someone you know who has expressed an interest in trying a tri and maybe offer to give them a few tips over the Christmas break.

Volunteers required:

1.  We have a number of spaces on our event rosters that need filling.

2.  Urgently require a volunteer to be RD for our first event, Aquathlon #3, on Sun 22 Jan 17.  Please email  if you can fill this spot.

3.  Please check our events calendar and email if you can fill any of the remaining spots.  If everyone volunteers for a roster duty at least once a season all our events can go ahead.

Other News:

1.  We farewelled Rosie Sullivan this week. We wish Rosie, Mark and family all the best with their move to Victoria.

2.  Also handing in their timing chips, Brendan Sullivan & Chris Monahan.  Good luck with your new challenges.

3.  Date Saver:  Katherine Ultra Challenge - 6 August 2017

4.  Want to ride 1500km from Alice to Darwin 4-11 June 17 & raise funds for Smiling for Smiddy?  There are a few spots left - More info here.

5.  Great to see Brad Beven inducted into the ITU Hall of Fame.  Brad was a regular visitor to Darwin & competitor (and winner) at the Arafura Games Triathlon.

6.  Some of our junior members attended a recent bike skills camp at the AIS - Sophie Ashley, Rhys Harris, Hugh Lyons, Laleeta Das & Carter Brearley.


Says it all really - our whole of club
ConocoPhillips Xmas Splash n Dash got a big thumbs up!

Last E News for 2016:

Seems everyone is flat strap, including yours truly, so this will be the last E News in your Inbox for 2016.
I hope you have enjoyed E News again this year, I’ve certainly enjoyed bringing it to you!

Over the Christmas / New Year period, any announcements, results etc will be posted direct to our 
website & our Facebook page.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,

Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club 




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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

E News 7 Dec 2016

E NEWS 7 DEC 2016

We have our ConocoPhillips Christmas Splash N Dash coming up on Saturday evening.

This has become a real club tradition with both the adults and our juniors participating and RD Robbie Weatherald is sure to have some surprises in store.

We encourage you all to don some tinsel, jingle bells, Santa hats etc for this one!!  And don't forget to save a little energy to team up with one of our juniors for the Christmas relay.

There will be some lucky draws afterwards and also other surprises for the junior competitors.

A big thank you to ConocoPhillips and to CycleZone Darwin, Ray White Bayside, Telstra & Woollies Nightcliff for their support.

This event is our final event for 2016 and an ideal time to catch up with fellow members prior to Christmas & before we all start heading off in all directions.


1.  Ironman Western Australia, 3.8km swim, 180km ride, 42.2km run

Sarah McEachern 5th F30-34 10:55:13
Brad Fitzwater 74th M30-34 11:24:32
Kerri Thomas 9th F30-34 11:36:10

2.  Ironman 70.3 WA, 1.9km swim, 90km ride, 21.1km run

Clare Labowitch 2nd F60-64 6:39:36

Next Event:

ConocoPhillips Xmas Splash n Dash
Saturday 10 Dec 2016
Nightcliff Pool
6pm  (please see info & entry for check in details)

Seniors:  1km run | 200m swim | 1km run | 200m swim | 1km run

Juniors:  Distances to suit

Important event info & Entry here

Reminder:  Junior members also need to be registered online for this event.

Entry closes 8pm Friday evening, but to assist our volunteers we are asking our members to please register early - today would be very helpful.


Race Director:           Robbie Weatherald
Registration:              Alice Wade | Clare Labowitch
Fruit | Ice | Catering:  Diane Napier | Roger Decurtins


1.  So we can get the event underway on time, please read the event information - particularly about check in location & timing.

2.  ConocoPhillips are providing catering for this event so we hope you can stay afterwards.

3.  Our lucky draws will also take place after the junior | senior relay.

4.  Don't forget your timing chip.

Other News:

1.  Craig Percival, who kicked off his 8 Ironman in 8 Days in 8 States in Darwin in March and raised over $80,000 for charity, has sadly passed away following knee surgery complications.  Our sympathy to family and friends.

2.  Great to see former member Derek Cross go 8:42:51 at Ironman WA at the weekend.

3.  Good luck to our club president Luke Fronsko, who is among those heading south for Ironman 70.3 Ballarat this weekend.

4.  Current pointscore standings

5.  Date saver for those wishing to Come & Tri - 29 January 2017

Congrats to Clare on her first 70.3 finish ~ may there be many more!


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club 

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

E News 30 November 2016



We were lucky with near perfect conditions for our Aquathlon at the Waterfront on Saturday evening.  A great field at a top venue with lots of age group competition, lots of spectators and lots of encouragement.  And lots of positive feedback!

A huge thank you to Alan Barrett our Race Director.  In case you hadn't noticed, Alan has been RD at no less than four of our events this season.   Kimberlie Baldwin & Kerri Thomas sorted check in for us again and Jamie Baldwin handled our fruit | ice to perfection, thank you.  And thanks to those who jumped in to lend a hand on the day, appreciated!

As we slip into December, Christmas crazy is well and truly upon us and we are all scrambling to fit everything in.

Do hope you all have our final event of the year, the ConocoPhillips Xmas Splash n Dash, on your calendars and have your Santa hats, jiggle bells & tinsel sorted.

For this event, we need your help to get organised.  Our volunteers need extra time to organise the goodies we have planned and we are asking our members (both adults and juniors) to please register here for the event asap.


1.  Aquathlon #2, Waterfront, 200m swim, 2km run X 3

Male:  Luke Fronsko 36:22  Female:  Rachel McLean 37:48

Full results here

2. Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Alistair Thompson 64th M35-39  5:25:39
Brendan Sullivan 38th M45-49  5:32:10
Sarah Jones 17th F40-44 6:17:09

Next Event:

Saturday 10 Dec 16
ConocoPhillips Xmas Splash n Dash
Nightcliff Pool

Seniors:  1km run | 200m swim | 1km run | 200m swim | 1km run

Juniors:  Distances to suit

Info & entry here  - to assist our volunteers to prepare catering, goodies, etc we are requesting members to enter as early as possible for this event.  Today would be awesome!


Race Director:  Robbie Weatherald
Registration:     Alice Wade | Volunteer required (email
Fruit | Ice | Catering:  Diane Napier | Roger Decurtins


1.  We now have the whole pool booked for our event and you will notice a different start time.

2.  Public will be leaving pool by 5:45pm.

3.  To get our event underway in a timely manner, check in and body marking will take place in the pool car park near the side gates from 5:15pm.

Tri Gear Sell Out

1.  We have a number of club custom tri gear items remaining (tri tops, tri shorts, tri suits).

2.  These are available on a first come basis and can be ordered​

Junior Tri Gear

1.  We still have some junior tri gear & cotton tees available (think Christmas).

2.  You can order here  (note School Sports Vouchers can be used as payment or part payment)

Roster Vacancies

1.  We are in need of a registration volunteer for our next event 10 Dec 2016.

2.  A volunteer for Race Director is urgently required for our first event in the new year, Aquathlon #3 Sunday 22 Jan 2017.

3.  Other vacant spots exist on our 2017 calendar and we would now like to get those filled.  Please check the event calendar and roster and email if you can help.

Other News:

1. Former member Katie Kelly has been nominated for Female Athlete of the Year in the Australian Paralympic Awards.  Congrats Katie.

2. Hearing there is a need to take care on the Tiger Brennan bike path as rocks have washed on to it in some parts.

3. Notice to members:

The Darwin Waterfront Corporation advise that both the inner and outer areas of the Recreation Lagoon will be closed from 6 to 9 December 2016 while cleaning works to the sea water intake pipes are underway. Swimming in the Recreation Lagoon will not be permitted during this time.

Sea water is constantly pumped into the Recreation Lagoon through three different intake pipes to manage water quality and maintain a constant water level.

The Corporation is undertaking cleaning of the pipes which are subjected to marine growth given the nature of the natural marine environment.

Cleaning will be undertaken through high pressure water-jetting of the pipes and removal of any marine growth within the pipes.

The maintenance works are required periodically to ensure longevity of the Recreation Lagoon and maintain to a high standard of water quality for swimmers.

Big Buoy Water Park will not operate during the closure.

The Recreation Lagoon will reopen on Saturday 10 December 2016.

4.  Good luck to those competing at Ironman WA this weekend inc Brad Fitzwater, Sarah McEachern & Kerri Thomas.

5.  Good luck Clare Labowitch, lining up for Ironman 70.3 WA on Sunday.

6.  Aquathlon #2 video

7.  Found at Aquathlon #2 - a pair of goggles. Email if yours.

8.  Also email if you would like to pre order a cotton tee for collection at our next event.  Include your size (based on half size - measuring a tee that fits across just under the armpit) and we will let you know colour options still available.  They make great stocking fillers! $15 each or 3 for $40. (Kids sizes $10)

Pic of the Week:
Aquathlon #2 at Waterfront lagoon - perfect Saturday evening


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club

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E News 23 November 2016



This Saturday 26 Nov 2016
Waterfront Lagoon
Aquathlon #2
5:30pm (check in closes at 5:15pm)

200m swim, 2km run X 3

Info & entry here


Race Director:  Alan Barrett
Registration:    Kerri Thomas | Kim Baldwin
Fruit | Ice:        Jamie Baldwin


1.  No on day entry.  Entry closes 8pm this Friday.

2.  Triathlon NT AGM is being held prior to this event (members will have received details in TNT email) so we encourage you all to check in early on Sat.

3.  Torsos must be covered on the run.

4.   If you prefer clearer water, we encourage you to self seed by starting towards the back of the field.


ConocoPhillips Xmas Splash N Dash
Saturday 10 December 2016

Seniors:  1km run | 200m swim | 1km run | 200m swim | 1km run

Juniors:   Distances to suit age and abilities.

Followed by our traditional junior | senior relay .... save some energy!

Members (Senior & Junior) please note - online entry is required for this event (we need numbers for catering, lucky draws, etc)

Info & entry here

Thanks to support from Cycle Zone Darwin our junior participants will be receiving a goodie bag.

Junior News:

1.  Juniors were in action last Saturday and we thank our junior coordinators Lyn & Rena for their enthusiasm and encouragement of our younger members.

2.  Next junior event is our Conoco Phillips Xmas Splash N Dash at Nightcliff Pool Sat 10 Dec 16.

3.  Online entry is required for juniors for this event (no on day entry)

4.  Info and entry here.

5.  We have limited number of junior tri shorts & tri tops as well as junior cotton tees for sale.

6.  If you would like to order (note School Sports Vouchers are accepted) please do so here & we will get back to you with tee colour choices, payment & collection options. 

Club Tee Shirts

1.  Our tees are proving very popular and colour / size choices are moving fast.  Adult sizes are $15 each (or 3 for $40) and kids tees are $10.

2.  If you would like to order and collect at our event this Saturday, please email with your size/s and we will let you know the colours still available.

3.  Sizes are based on half chest measurement (actual shirt not body measurement).

1.  Great to see former member Rowan Beggs-French get among the medals at the recent ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships at Lake Crackenback.  Rowan won M25-29 age group & was then part of the Australian Team who took the gold medal in the mixed team event.

2.  Hearing quite a number of our members secured spots for Noosa Tri in 2017.

3.  NT News

4.  Good luck to those heading south for Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney this weekend inc Al Thompson, Brendan Sullivan and Sarah Jones.

5.  New event on the Oz tri calendar - Iron, Half Iron & other distances at Sufferfest Kangaroo Island, 24-26 November 2017

6.  It's that time of year again and we sadly start to farewell a number of members heading off interstate. This week - Safe travels Jessica Fell and all the best in the west.

7.  Which reminds me - if you are leaving, we appreciate return of timing chips so they can be reused.

8.  Committee news - our new trailer has been delivered & will soon be in operation (huge thank you to Tony Cox who has been the prime mover and shaker on this project); thanks to our super treasurer Lisa Payne we are on track & on budget at this point and a new event format is in the pipeline to be added to our calendar (watch this space).

9.  We want to let our members know that although our event on Sat afternoon is 200m swim, 2km run X 3, you are very welcome to make that X 2 or X 1 if you prefer.  (Just let us know on the day).  Also, if you only wish to swim or just do the run & don't know anyone to team up with, enter as an individual and we can sort it out so that you are able to participate.

Pic of the Day
That feeling when you cross the finish line!


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

E News 16 November 2016

E NEWS 16 November 16

What a great turnout at the Waterfront on Saturday evening for the first of our wet season Aquathlons.  It's a popular course and reflected in the numbers.

A big welcome back to those who came out of the woodwork for this - catch up time all round!

Again we had Alan Barrett as RD and we offer Al a huge thank you (always a willing volunteer, he has also been using time out for injury to give back to the club in the RD role and we really appreciate his contribution. We are however hoping to see him back on the otherside of the fence, ie on a start line soon).

Thanks also to rego wizards Kim Baldwin & Kerri Thomas and super shopper Jamie Baldwin who took care of our yummy post race refreshments (and ice).

To those who just pitched in to help where needed, we are also grateful for your help.  Our events are amazing because of our fantastic volunteer culture & we thank you!


1 Aquathlon #1, 200m swim, 2km run X 2

Male:  Luke Fronsko  23:27   Female:  Rachel McLean 24:16

Full results here

2.  Ironman Malaysia, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run

Tom Ryan 42nd M35-39 12:03:03
Sarah Collins 4th F55-59 12:43:26

Coming Up:

Saturday 26 Nov 16
Aquathlon #2

200m swim, 2km run X 3

Info & Entry here

Early entrants get the chance to win a club tee shirt this time -  10th and 20th received will win - hop to it!


Race Director:  Alan Barrett
Registration:    Al Thompson | Kimberlie Baldwin
Fruit | Ice:        Jamie Baldwin


1.  If you would prefer to do X 2 (or even X 1) at this event, just let us know at check in.  You will still earn a participation point on the pointscore.

2.  If you only wish to run and can't find a team mate, enter as an individual and we can allocate you a swimmer -  again set this up at check in.

3.  If you only wish to swim, we can allocate you a runner - ditto, mention at check in.


Next Event:

This Saturday 19 November 16
Lake Alexander
7:30am start
Swim | Run events to suit all ages and abilities

1. Juniors will have received email direct from our junior co-ordinators regarding event info.

2. Please email if your children are attending.

Junior Tri Gear & cotton tees:

1. We have a limited number of junior tri tops, tri shorts & kids club cotton tee shirts available.

2.  NTG Sports Vouchers can be used to purchase these.

3.  Supplies are limited so orders will be on a first come basis.

4.  Because Sports Vouchers can be used we can't do a normal order process for our junior kit so please place your order here & check payment options. 

5.  Christmas is coming.

2017 Junior Date Savers:

Sun 12 Feb 17
Sun 12 Mar 17
Sun 23 Apr 17


1.  We have had more members wanting to buy our custom tri gear so we have set up a quick turnaround order & have again made items available with subsidy ie at less than cost price.

2.  An email was sent earlier to those who had expressed interest and we already have enough orders to proceed.

3.  You can order tri suits, tri tops and club run tees (limited sizes, numbers in the run tees, not to be confused with our club cotton tees) this time and the turnaround from order to delivery will be short.

4.  Closing order off at 8pm this evening so it can be collated tonight and lodged first thing tomorrow.

5.  For further info and to order click here

6.   We rarely have spares, so don't miss this opportunity.  Next order won't be until mid/late 2017.

7.  We do however have 1 x men's Medium sleeved tri suit ($165) available.  The sleeved version isn't included in this current order, so if you were after one in that size, email now.

Club Cotton Tshirts:

1.  Are a big hit!

2.  Cheap and cheerful, our club cotton tees are marching out the door.  They are $15 each or 3 for $40.  Kids sizes are $10.

3.  If you wish to order and pick up at our next event, please email with size/s and we will let you know colour choices still available.

4.  Want earlier, also let us know and we will talk pick up options.

5. ICYMI in the last E News the size chart (refers to actual shirt half chest measurement, not body size). 

Other News:

1.  Former members also in action at IM Malaysia - Jason Cook 11:45:84; Emma Cook 12:42:29; Ashan Weerakkody 9:41:55 (Kona qualifier).

2.  Committee is hoping to take delivery of our new fitted out equipment trailer this weekend.

3.  Our old trailer will then be rewired and be placed up for sale.  Watch this space.

4.  We may have another working bee at the shed this weekend.  Check our Facebook Page for confirmation.

5.  Winners of our club T shirts for 45th & 55th entries in Aquathlon #1 - Tony Cox and Geoff Cronin, congrats.

6.  Good news!  We have secured Nightcliff Pool for our ConocoPhillips Xmas Splash N Dash (combined junior/adult event).  Date saver:  Saturday 10 December 16 5:30pm followed by sponsored BBQ and lucky draws.

7.  With 2017 fast approaching we are now seeking to fill our required roster slots for next year's upcoming events.  Please check the calendar & rosters here and email if you can fill any of the vacant positions.  We need those key positions filled to go ahead with event.

8.  Doing IM WA or IM 70.3 Busso in a few weeks (or any other events) we would love a heads up.  Don't forget to add Darwin Triathlon Club as your club as we are a registered IM Tri Club.

9.  Former member Rowan Beggs-French lines up at the ITU World Xtri Championships at Lake Crackenback this weekend. Good luck!

10.  Triathlon NT AGM 26 Nov 16 prior to our DTC event.  Members will have received email direct from Tri NT with details.

Pic of the Day:

Our awesome drink station volunteers kept our competitors hydrated


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club