Wednesday, 9 March 2016

E News 9 March 2016

E NEWS 9 Mar 2016 

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 enjoyed it.

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 Ellis; Col 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

Male:  1 Brett Verity 1:11:00; 2 Luke Fronsko 1:13:09; 3 Jamie Baldwin 1:14:50
Female:  1 Ali Fitch 1:15:08, 2 Rachel McLean 1:15:49; 3 Jac Crofton 1:20:27

2.  Short #1, 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

Male:  Russell Peacock 43:24  Female:  Corinne Fabian 49:48

3.  Come & Tri, 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

Male:  James Clancy 49:48  Female:  Kathryn King 49:33

Full results  here Sprint #1, Short #1 & Come & Tri here

4.  Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Jim Eadie 8th M50-54 5:08:41


1.  Our junior members return to the velodrome for more Run | Bike | Fun this Sunday.

2.  Register at 4:30pm


Sunday 20 March 2016
Lake Alexander
Sprint #2, Short #2, Come & Tri options

Sprint #2, 750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run (members only)

Short #2, 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run (members only)

Come & Tri, 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run (non-members only)

Online entry now open here


Race Director:  Volunteer required
Registration:     Moira Wigley | Clare Labowitch
Fruit | Ice:         Volunteer required


1.  If you can fill the RD vacancy or are happy to do fruit | ice please email

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 M30-34 5:40:39

3.  Anyone beside Life Member Greg Bush doing Mooloolaba this weekend?

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 and Megan Gallagher's necks.  Busy weekend.


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


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club