Thursday, 22 September 2016

E News 22 September 2016

E NEWS - 22 SEPT 16

The second event in our Super Sprint Series takes place this weekend and already the start list looks healthy. The distance is ideal for a Sunday morning and we hope to see you all there.

Our juniors enjoyed their run | ride event last weekend.  A big thank you to Rena Walker, Lyn Farrier and all the wonderful volunteers who helped out on the day. 


1.  ITU Sprint Distance Age Group World Triathlon Championships, Cozumel, Mexico - 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

Jamie Baldwin 36th F35-39 1:06:16
Kimberlie Baldwin 13th F35-39 1:12:10

Next Event:

Sunday 25 September 2016
Lake Alexander
Super Sprint Series #2
7am (check in closes 6:45am)

300 swim | 15km bike | 3km run

Info & Entry link here.


Race Director:  Allan Barrett
Registration:    Kate Bell | Leana Watermeyer
Fruit | Ice:        Leanne Fidler

Tri Gear Order  ... finally!

Apologies for the delay in getting our latest tri gear order out to you but we have updated designs and drum roll .... the committee has voted to allow a discount for this order only.

For this order we are offering Men's & Ladies Tri Suits, Sleeved Tri Suits, Tri Tops, Tri Shorts and Running Tees.

We encourage members to  take advantage of this opportunity to get training and racing wear at below cost. The prices shown are the reduced price.  Eg tri suit shown below should be $160, with the club subsidy you will only pay $145.

Click here for further info, size chart links, and to place your order. Be quick, there is a short turnaround on this.

We will order a small supply tri tops and tri shorts in junior sizes.  School Sport vouchers can be used for these.  Please email if you wish to reserve a particular size other wise it will be on a first in basis.  Junior prices are less a further $10 for kids sizes.

Other News

1.  Age Group Gold to the Old and the Bold in Cozumel

2.  Take the National Officiating Survey - it's for anyone who has had anything to do with officiating in sport, can be triathlon or another sport. Closes 14 Oct 16

3.  Noticed club members Kate Robertson (3rd F), Tim Wolf, Luke Hanson, Tom Marsh,Aidan Gearny and Glen Scholz among the competitors in the crit at Mitchell Street Mile.

4.  Well done to all our members who participated in the Mitchell Street Mile.  We had a few speedy members who made the podium including juniors Mae Cowan Lilli Cowan as well as Brad Fitzwater, Kylie Scholz, Sarah Jones and Amy Jones, congrats! Full results here.

5.  An iconic triathlon in Oz, the Julia Creek Dirt N Dust is on again 7-9 April 2017.  Organisers have recognised that it's a little hard to get to, & have teamed with a bus company to offer this adventure tour out of Brisbane.

6.  ICYMI: The Brownlee Brothers finish at Cozumel, Mexico.

7.  Good luck Amy Jones who is competing in the Berlin Marathon this weekend.

8.  Congrats to recently married Amy & Tony Burns.

Forward Planning

For all our keen forward planning members out there, we have the following events coming up prior to Christmas:
Sun 25 Sept 16 - Super Sprint #2
Sun 9 Oct 16 - Super Sprint #3 - handicap
Sun 30 Oct 16 - Off Road Triathlon
Sat 13 Nov 16 - Waterfront Aquathlon #1

Sat 26 Nov 16 - Waterfront Aquathlon #2
Sat 10 Dec 16 - Conoco Phillips Xmas Splash n Dash


Pic of the Week

Junior action at Lake Alex
Photo:  Lisa Payne


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club 


E News 8 September 2016


In response to member requests we introduced a new Super Sprint Series last season and it proved to be hugely popular.

This weekend we kick off the season 2016 | 2017 version of the Series and we also have a Come & Tri happening.  This will enable those wishing to "try a tri" to experience the swim, bike, run buzz and we hope they will then join our club and take advantage of the many opportunities to participate in the varied formats on our jam packed calendar.

We are sure you will again make our Come & Tri participants very welcome on Sunday and encourage them out on course!


1.  Ironman 70.3 World Championships, 1.9km swim,, 90km bike, 21km run

Jac Crofton 17th F40-44 5:11:56
Corinne Fabian 15th F60-64 6:17:29
Hannah Johnston dns

Next Event:

Super Sprint Series #1 | Come & Tri
Sunday 11 September 2016
Lake Alexander
7am start (check in closes 6:45am)

300m swim | 13km bike | 3km run

Info & Entry  here


Race Director:  Alan Barrett
Registration:    John Thyne | Rena Walker
Fruit | Ice:        John Thyne


1.  Our RD Alan is carrying a shoulder injury so we ask our members to please pitch in and help with set up and pack away tasks this weekend.  We know many of you already do that, but it would be great if you could all check with Alan & see if he needs any extra help eg putting the trailer away.

2.  Roads are open for this event so please observe all road rules including stopping if traffic lights are RED.

Junior News:

1.  Our first junior event for 2016 | 2017 will take place at Lake Alexander on Saturday 17 Sept 16 at 7:30am (register by 7:15am).

2.  The format will be duathlon - run | bike | run

3.  For the younger juniors (5-9 yrs) we will have some fun and games practising transitions and some new equipment to test out, so some fun mini courses will be set and then we will finish with a mini-duathlon.

4.  The 10+ course set up will be 1km run | 6km bike | 500m run and parents are welcome to nominate the distance their child does eg the bike laps will be 1.5km loops so you may choose for your child to do 1, 2, 3 or 4 laps.

5.  Although there is no swim, still be prepared for the kids to get a bit wet.

6.  If you haven't yet completed membership for your child for season 2016 | 2017 we encourage you to do so online here.

7.  Please let us know if your child/children are participating by emailing

Other News:

1.  A big thank you to those members who did bike count on Super Tuesday. So that we can keep track of invoices, please let us know if you were one of the awesome counters who nominated Darwin Triathlon Club.

2.  Hearing there were a number of our members among the medal winners at the Swimming NT Open Water Swim championships including - 1.2km:  Dan Holmes 2nd M30+; Angela Librio 1st F30+; 2.5km Kate Bell 1st F30+ and 5km Sue Gostynski 1st F30+.  Well done!

3.  We have Kimberlie Baldwin and Jamie Baldwin heading over to Cozumel, Mexico to compete in ITU Age Group Sprint World Championships (their event - Thurs 15 September 16).  Jamie & Kim will be making tri history as it will be the first time the distance has been draft legal for age group competitors.  We wish them both good luck in their respective categories. Wish them luck if you see them before departure!

4.  Mitchell Street Mile 18 September 16

5.  Date Saver - Fannie Bay Swim - 2 July 2017

6.  Feeling for Hannah Johnston who was unable to compete at Ironman 70.3 World C'ships after injuring her back lifting her bike out of the car for check in.

7.  Sending our best wishes to former member Katie Kelly and her guide Michellie Jones, who compete in the Rio Paralympics Triathlon on Sun 11 Sept 16. Go KK & MJ!

8.  The men's triathlon at the Paralympics takes place on Saturday 10th.
9.  Triathlon NT advise there will be a Level One Technical Officials course in Alice Springs on Wed 12 Oct 16. This is the day before the Masters Games Duathlon (Thurs 13 Oct) where newly qualified TO's can complete their Field of Play assessments.  Anyone keen to attend and do the course please email - there may be some funding to assist with travel costs for those registering interest early.


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club


E News 25 August 2016


Thanks to those who answered our call and have already volunteered for a roster position at one of our events (at this stage we need to fill all positions up to our Christmas Splash N Dash).

We do still have some vacancies and want to get them filled asap. There is an expectation that all members will volunteer for a key position at least once a season so please check the Events Calendar and let us know your preferred option if you haven't already done so.

Now that the Tour de France and Rio Olympics are behind us, time to get off the couch and get active.   Our duathlon on Sunday is perfectly timed!   If you haven't yet done an event at Howard Springs, you will find it a great location. Bring on the weekend!


1 Alice Springs Marathon, 42km

Fiona Coyle 1st Open F 3:18:11
Kevin Coyle 3rd Open M 3:19:54
Louise Ogden 6th Open F 4:30:01

2.  Alice Springs Half Marathon, 21km

Craig Rachow 9th Open M 1:44:56
Gary Wall 13th Open M 1:48:4
Lynn Tries 27th Open F 2:16:27


Sunday 28 August 2016
Duathlon #2
Howard Springs Nature Park
7:30am start

4km run | 15km bike | 2km run

Entry now open here


Race Director:  Lisa Payne
Registration:     Jo Duncan | Matt Dames
Fruit | Ice:         Chris Monahan


1.  Ranger will open gates early for us.


1.  We have Tom Marsh, Jemma McWiggan, Rob Brooks and Cath Hood heading to Indonesia for Ironman 70.3 Bintan this weekend.  Good luck!

2.  Entry closes tomorrow for Challenge Vietnam (11 Sept 16)

3.  Have you checked the 2016|2017 Pointscore?  It's now in five year age categories. Any errors, please email

4.  More bargains posted to DARWIN TRI - BUY | SWAP | SELL | WANTED


We know some folks would like to try tri before joining our club.

Please let them know we have an opportunity coming up soon.  Numbers are limited and we won't have another come & tri until early 2017, so don't miss out. 


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club