Wednesday, 14 December 2016

E News 14 December 2016


Our ConocoPhillips Xmas Splash n Dash was an awesome way to finish our 2016 events and judging by the feedback, with the racing fast and furious, everyone had a ton of fun.

A huge thank you to our roster volunteers, RD Robbie Weatherald, our rego team of Clare Labowitch & Alice Wade and our catering crew Roger Decurtins & Diane Napier for their much appreciated efforts. 

Thanks also to Tony CoxGeoff Cronin, Daryl Stanley, Tania Sloane (water safety) and all those who just jumped in to assist and make this event a huge success.

We would also like to acknowledge & thank ConocoPhillips who hosted our post race bbq & refreshments and Cycle Zone Darwin, Korgan Hucent of Ray White Bayside and Telstra who supported our lucky draws.

President's Message:

President Luke Fronsko and your Darwin Triathlon Club committee would like to thank all members who have raced this year, all our wonderful volunteers who have given of their time, our coaches who have continued to assist members to achieve their goals and our sponsors who have contributed to our events … together we have had another fantastic year of triathlon and we look forward to bringing our members more of the same in 2017.


1.  Xmas Splash n Dash, 1km run, 200m swim, 1km run, 200m swim, 1km run
Male:  Jason Hamilton 20:52   Female:  Rachel McLean 19:35
Full results here

2. Ironman 70.3 Ballarat, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
Luke Fronsko 7th M25-29 4:26:33

Our pointscore leaders at halfway point of the season are:
U20:      Kyle Farrier
20-24:   Megan Gallagher
25-29:   Luke Fronsko | Rachel McLean
30-34:   Matthew Dames | Kylie Scholz
35-39:   Chris Monahan | Ruth Roberts
40-44:   Brad George | Ryoko Jones
45-49:   Glenn Grant | Tina Sanderson
50-54:   John Thyne | Jo Duncan / Gayle Viney
55-59:   Rob Weatherald | Moira Wigley
60-64:   David Hancock | Clare Labowitch
65-69:   Daryl Stanley

2017 Club Event Date Savers:

Add these early 2017 events to your calendar:
Sun 22 Jan 17 - Aquathlon #3 - Lake Alexander - 750/5 or 250/2 - 7am
Sun 29 Jan 17 - Aust Day Triathlon - Lake Alexander - 300/10/3 - 7am
Sun 29 Jan 17 - Come & Tri for non members - Lake Alexander - 150/5/1 - 7am
Sun 19 Feb 17 - Off Road Triathlon #2 - Lake Alexander - 300/15/3

Entry for Come & Tri now open here  - we encourage you to send to someone you know who has expressed an interest in trying a tri and maybe offer to give them a few tips over the Christmas break.

Volunteers required:

1.  We have a number of spaces on our event rosters that need filling.

2.  Urgently require a volunteer to be RD for our first event, Aquathlon #3, on Sun 22 Jan 17.  Please email  if you can fill this spot.

3.  Please check our events calendar and email if you can fill any of the remaining spots.  If everyone volunteers for a roster duty at least once a season all our events can go ahead.

Other News:

1.  We farewelled Rosie Sullivan this week. We wish Rosie, Mark and family all the best with their move to Victoria.

2.  Also handing in their timing chips, Brendan Sullivan & Chris Monahan.  Good luck with your new challenges.

3.  Date Saver:  Katherine Ultra Challenge - 6 August 2017

4.  Want to ride 1500km from Alice to Darwin 4-11 June 17 & raise funds for Smiling for Smiddy?  There are a few spots left - More info here.

5.  Great to see Brad Beven inducted into the ITU Hall of Fame.  Brad was a regular visitor to Darwin & competitor (and winner) at the Arafura Games Triathlon.

6.  Some of our junior members attended a recent bike skills camp at the AIS - Sophie Ashley, Rhys Harris, Hugh Lyons, Laleeta Das & Carter Brearley.


Says it all really - our whole of club
ConocoPhillips Xmas Splash n Dash got a big thumbs up!

Last E News for 2016:

Seems everyone is flat strap, including yours truly, so this will be the last E News in your Inbox for 2016.
I hope you have enjoyed E News again this year, I’ve certainly enjoyed bringing it to you!

Over the Christmas / New Year period, any announcements, results etc will be posted direct to our 
website & our Facebook page.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,

Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club 




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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

E News 7 Dec 2016

E NEWS 7 DEC 2016

We have our ConocoPhillips Christmas Splash N Dash coming up on Saturday evening.

This has become a real club tradition with both the adults and our juniors participating and RD Robbie Weatherald is sure to have some surprises in store.

We encourage you all to don some tinsel, jingle bells, Santa hats etc for this one!!  And don't forget to save a little energy to team up with one of our juniors for the Christmas relay.

There will be some lucky draws afterwards and also other surprises for the junior competitors.

A big thank you to ConocoPhillips and to CycleZone Darwin, Ray White Bayside, Telstra & Woollies Nightcliff for their support.

This event is our final event for 2016 and an ideal time to catch up with fellow members prior to Christmas & before we all start heading off in all directions.


1.  Ironman Western Australia, 3.8km swim, 180km ride, 42.2km run

Sarah McEachern 5th F30-34 10:55:13
Brad Fitzwater 74th M30-34 11:24:32
Kerri Thomas 9th F30-34 11:36:10

2.  Ironman 70.3 WA, 1.9km swim, 90km ride, 21.1km run

Clare Labowitch 2nd F60-64 6:39:36

Next Event:

ConocoPhillips Xmas Splash n Dash
Saturday 10 Dec 2016
Nightcliff Pool
6pm  (please see info & entry for check in details)

Seniors:  1km run | 200m swim | 1km run | 200m swim | 1km run

Juniors:  Distances to suit

Important event info & Entry here

Reminder:  Junior members also need to be registered online for this event.

Entry closes 8pm Friday evening, but to assist our volunteers we are asking our members to please register early - today would be very helpful.


Race Director:           Robbie Weatherald
Registration:              Alice Wade | Clare Labowitch
Fruit | Ice | Catering:  Diane Napier | Roger Decurtins


1.  So we can get the event underway on time, please read the event information - particularly about check in location & timing.

2.  ConocoPhillips are providing catering for this event so we hope you can stay afterwards.

3.  Our lucky draws will also take place after the junior | senior relay.

4.  Don't forget your timing chip.

Other News:

1.  Craig Percival, who kicked off his 8 Ironman in 8 Days in 8 States in Darwin in March and raised over $80,000 for charity, has sadly passed away following knee surgery complications.  Our sympathy to family and friends.

2.  Great to see former member Derek Cross go 8:42:51 at Ironman WA at the weekend.

3.  Good luck to our club president Luke Fronsko, who is among those heading south for Ironman 70.3 Ballarat this weekend.

4.  Current pointscore standings

5.  Date saver for those wishing to Come & Tri - 29 January 2017

Congrats to Clare on her first 70.3 finish ~ may there be many more!


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club 

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