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