We had amazing feedback following our Sprint #1, Short #1 and Come &
Tri last weekend. Thanks for taking the time to let us know how much you
Definitely was a top morning. No denying it was on the warm side but
that just brings out the Territory tough in you lot and pacing and
nutrition skills to the fore.
A huge thank you to our RD on the day Barry Sullivan. Barry lived
up to his clear, concise and comprehensive race brief reputation and our
first time participants particularly appreciated this.
Thanks also to our check in wizz kids Clare Labowitch & Moira Wigley,
our very popular water station bloke Phil
Blumberg (the guy everyone was happy to slow down for);
Come & Tri Ambassador Jo
Smith who manned T2 and had to remind a few about leaving
helmets on until bikes were racked; Roger
Decurtins (who shopped for the post race refreshments and
managed the table - top watermelon and rock melon Roger); Barry
King who marshaled on demand, Daryl
Stanley who got our pack up underway before everyone
disappeared, and to all those who just jumped in to assist and/or who
helped set up and pack away.
Behind the scenes we had Tony
Cox handling all the sanctioning, water safety, road
management; timing guru Gary
Wall and equipment helpers Gayle Viney and Alan Barrett
on the job.
It takes a great team to have a tri and we extend a big thank you to all
those wonderful volunteers who helped last Sunday!
What with International Women's Day happening this week it was great to
report that the ladies outnumbered the guys at the event - By lots!!
Come on guys, get your act together, we want to see more of you at Sprint
#2, Short #2 or the Come & Try on 20 March 2016.
1. Sprint Series #1, 750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run
2. Confirming there is no on day registration. All entries are
online. Come & Tri closes 8pm Friday 18 March or when spaces fill
which ever happens first.
1. Craig Percival got his 8in8in8
campaign off to an early start in Darwin on Sunday. Given the temperatures
he started his swim at 2am. You may have seen him riding through East
Point as we were doing the brief. The guy was running in the hottest part
of the day and a couple of members went from our event to run with him.
Craig went directly on to Perth, then Adelaide and is currently in action
in Hobart right now so will be half way after today. The heat is
following him apparently.
2. Noticed Grant Preddy's name on the Subic Bay list. 11th
3. Anyone beside Life Member Greg
Bush doing Mooloolaba
4. What's with the bald looks? Clippers too low? Dare?
5. Congrats to junior member Poppy
Goat for making quarters at BMX Nationals.
6. Number of our members were in action at NT Swim Titles at the
weekend - saw a photo of medals hanging around Rachel McLean
Gallagher's necks. Busy weekend.
PIC OF THE DAY:
Jim Eadie was pretty stoked to get mentions from race
commentator at Subic Bay
- easy to spot in his Darwin Triathlon Club gear! Photo Pam Eadie