Wednesday, 27 January 2016

E News 27 January 2016


Given the storm that went through early Sunday morning we had an amazing turnout for the final event of our annual Aquathlon Series.

A big shout out to volunteer RD of the day Clare Labowitch whose efforts marking the run course got completely washed away in the downpour!

Thanks to Clare and the rest of our wonderful volunteers, our event got underway albeit a little delayed, and was enjoyed by all.

Apologies for the lack of splits in the results for this one, but the weather played havoc. Lucky we had Julie Gallagher and Moira Wigley on the finish line.  Thanks ladies!

Our junior members (5+) get their 2016 events underway this weekend.  Watch for email details from our junior co-ordinator Mel Lind for more details.   


1.  Aquathlon #3, (NT Aquathlon C'ships) Lake Alexander 750m swim, 5km run

Male:  Brett Verity 32:11 Female:  Megan Gallager 37:02


NT Aquathlon Age Category winners:
20-24: Megan Gallagher
25-29: Luke Fronsko | Sally Broadley
30-34: Heath Porter | Kylie Scholz
35-39: Tom Ryan | Marnie Weatherald
40-45: Brett Verity | Pauline Cook
45-49: Glen Grant | Angela Librio
50-54: Ron Griep | Gayle Viney
55-59: Rob Weatherald | Corinne Fabian
60-64: David Hancock
65-69: Daryl Stanley

2.  Lorne Pier to Pub swim, 1.2km

Angela Librio 59th Master F 18:42
Clare Labowitch 32nd Super Vet F 22:11


Off Road Triathlon #1
Sunday 7 February 2016
Lake Alexander

300m swim, 15km mtb, 4km run

Online Entry open here


Race Director:  Aaron Caden
Registration:    Clare Labowitch | Graeme Parsons
Fruit | Ice:         Volunteer required. Please email if you can assist.


1.  Junior swim | run takes place this Sunday 31 Jan 2016
2.  Location confirmed as Lake Alexander
3.  Registration open 7am for 7:30 start.
4.  Check inboxes for email from Mel.


1.  Among recent departures from the Territory we farewelled members Lorna Perry & Alex Murdock.  All the best and thank you for returning your timing chips!

2.  Know anyone wanting to get into triathlon for the first time.  Triathlon NT have beginner activities coming up.

3.  Challenge Melbourne takes place this weekend.  Tim Green is among those heading down south for that.

4.  #8in8in8 kicking off in Darwin.

5.  We hope you enjoyed your Australia Day celebrations.  Lots were out riding, swimming and running.

6.  Not quite a drop bear but a possum caused a bit of a stir on Sunday morning!


Safe to say Megan was pretty chuffed to win an Australia Day medal at the weekend


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club



E News 20 January 2016

E NEWS 20 JAN 2016

We are back and happy to bring you the first edition of E News for 2016.

The club extends a big welcome to our new members who have recently joined.  If you have just arrived in Darwin and easing into the Top End lifestyle take heart - it can be a bit of a shock especially when training but you will get used to it!

Some of our members are still away, some just departing, many trickling back home to Darwin after heading off in all directions and still others remained at home and have been training the house down during the break.

Whatever you got up to during the holidays we hope it was/or continues to be, enjoyable!

We kick off 2016 with our Aquathlon at Lake Alexander this weekend.  It is Race #3 of our annual Aquathlon series and is incorporating the NT Aquathlon Championships.  We have also added a short distance option for those still in holiday mode. See you there bright and early!


1.  Port of Tauranga Half, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Dan Holmes 37th M40-44 5:49:19

2.  Two Bays Trail Run, 28km

Clare Labowitch 6th F60+ 3:54:35


Sunday 24 Jan 2016
Aquathlon #3 
Lake Alexander
7am      (check in closes 6:45am)

750m swim, 5km run

Short option added:  300m swim, 2.5km run

Online entry open here


Race Director:  Clare Labowitch
Registration:     Diane Napier | Helen Stuart
Fruit | Ice:         Jo Duncan


1.  Members please be checked in & body marked prior to check in closure ready to hear the race brief and announcements. Latecomers shouldn't expect to be allowed to participate, and we hate to disappoint!


1.   We have been asked whether juniors (19 & under) can participate this weekend or at other club events. The answer is, of course, that they are welcome and we encourage them to do so whenever they are ready.

2.  Older Juniors (12+) of appropriate ability levels are always welcome to participate in Senior club events as either individuals or in teams. If required, a timing chip can be allocated on day and returned following event.

3.   TA Race Competition Rules age eligibility for juniors in this weekend's aquathlon are as follows:

750m swim, 5km run - individual - 14; team - 12
300m swim, 3km run - individual - 12

4.  The TA RCR table for Aquathlon maximum allowable race distances:


1.  Good news - We have received notification from NT Gov Minister for Sport and Recreation of the success of our application for funding to assist with the replacement of our trailer and purchase of new racks.

2.  A big thank you goes to our equipment officer Alex Murdock. Alex is busy marking all our equipment at the moment.  That and the many tasks he has performed whilst in the position are greatly appreciated by the committee and members.  Alex is heading west this week and will be missed on our committee. All the best Alex.

3.   We still need to replace Alex, so if you are interested in putting up your hand as equipment officer or even just helping out with this role, please let us know.

4.  Planning is underway to include an Xterra type event on the calendar - watch this space.


1.  Check our DARWIN TRI - BUY | SWAP | SELL | WANTED Facebook page

2.  FOR SALE:  Limited club tri gear stock available: men's medium tri suit $160; men's medium tri shorts $77; men's medium & large tri top $66; ladies medium tri shorts $77; ladies medium tri top $66 please


1.  Ironman has released All World Athlete rankings for the year and we have members starring including
a SILVER ranking to Jac CroftonHannah JohnstonSarah Collins &Jim Eadie and BRONZE to Nikki Roddie in the combined rankings, SILVER  to Hannah Johnston in Ironman only rankings and BRONZE toCatherine Hood & Nick Hubbard in 70.3 only rankings.  Congrats!

2.  Good to see Jude Murdock on the start list this weekend after being out injured for some time.

3.  Hearing Aiden Gearney lucky not to be on injury list after a run in with a car recently.  Bike not so lucky.

4.  Training wheels needed for Steve Goat.  Little bird saying he took yet another tumble recently in Bali.

5.  Spotted:  Roland Muench back living in Darwin.  Welcome back!

6.  Hearing Allan Stancombe is safely settled in down in Tassie and loving the nearby mtb opportunities (and the beer and cheese).

7.  Jason Jones is a FIFO type these days but is looking fit and targeting one of those 50k run better suited to mountain goats!

8.  Sad to see Challenge Philippines off the calendar but nearby Challenge Vietnam (11 Sept 16) worth a look.

9.  Ironman is back in Phuket.  The new Ironman 70.3 Thailand swim course is all ocean. Race date 27 Nov 2016

10.  Nightcliff Pool swim squad with coach Daryl Stanley started back this week.  Tues & Thurs 6-7am

11.  Life member Ernie Koch was in touch over the holiday season to extend season's greetings to you all and to say how much he enjoys keeping up with our news.

12.  I'm told those heading to Geelong 70.3 early next month have been clocking up the bike miles.

13.  It's HOT HOT HOT out, so don't forget to lather up with the sunscreen and be attentive to your hydration.

14.  Contributions of news, results etc for E News always welcome and encouraged, deadline Tuesday 5pm.


We are back this w/end and so is Jude!


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club