Monday, 1 May 2017

E News 1 May 2017

E NEWS 1 MAY 2017

Hope you have had or are still enjoying your long weekend!

Looking ahead, we have our Kerran Mudgway Memorial Club C'ships taking place this weekend.

Given that it's "down the track" a bit and a Saturday arvo event, we would like to encourage you all to get your entries in early (this evening would be great) so that we can work out the various logistics of getting enough gear down there.

We are also looking for a couple more volunteers, so if you can help out on the day at the bike or run turnaround, or in transition, we would love to hear from you.


1.  World Masters Games Triathlon, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Jo Duncan 7th F55-59 2:53:58'

2.  Puffing Billy Great Train Race, 13.5km
Rosie Sullivan 1:17:29
Louise Ogden 1:29:05


Kerran Mudgway Memorial Club Championships
Lake Bennett Resort
Saturday 6 May 2017
4:30pm (check in closes 4:15pm sharp)

1km swim | 30km bike | 8km run
short option 500m swim | 15km bike | 4km run

Info & Race Entry here

Race Director:  Lisa Payne
Registration:     Tina Sanderson | Clare Labowitch
Fruit | Ice:         Tatiane Kelly 


1.  If you are driving down on the day and not staying at the Resort please drive past the gates and park off road on the right hand side.  Please do not park on either side of the road before the resort gates as this is part of the bike course.

2.  Remember to bring snacks, water etc.  The bore water used down there is not the tastiest. We transport water down for use on aid stations.  Please ensure you bring enough water to fill your water bottles for the bike leg.  There is a small koisk shop at the resort with limited stock.

3.  If you are wanting to eat at the Resort after the event, suggest you make a table booking on 8976 0960.

4.  Please note all Lake users other than competitors, are now required to wear life jackets.  There is also a $5 insurance fee charged for Lake use.  Those staying at the Resort have this covered in their accommodation, and we will be providing a list of our competitors and covering this on their behalf.  Any other day users will need to attend Reception and organise this individually.

5.  There are various accommodation options (including camping, dorm, and resort rooms)  available at Lake Bennett Resort if you are wanting to stay down and enjoy the tranquility

6.  We still require assistance at this, the major club event of the year.  If you are bringing anyone down who can help out please email 

1.  We've recently had Ron Griep and John Cowie turn in their timing chips.  Both are heading off for further life adventures and we wish them well and thank them for their willingness to volunteer to assist the club. Thanks Guys!

2.  Among those heading off to WA for Ironman 70.3 Busselton are Leanne Fidler, Katie Golding, Richard Bland, Haydn Whitty and Noellene Bland and Jamie Baldwin is on the start list as well.  Good luck!

3.  And heading in the opposite direction to Port Macquarie for Ironman Australia next weekend we have Kerri Thomas and Matt Bishop. Good luck!

4.  Good luck & smooth water wishes also to those heading to WA for the Lake Argyle Swim.

5.  The lucky winner of our free entry to Ironman 70.3 Cairns - Moira Wigley 

6.  Do remember to set up an Ironman profile and add Darwin Triathlon Club as your club, as we get kickbacks from the program eg. a free entry and these are set to increase!  As these get passed back to our members in is in your interests that we encourage you to do this.

7.  The Waterfront Lagoon has reopened.

8.  Entry for Australian Masters Athletics on the June long weekend closes today.

9.  It's officially Dry Season today.  That also means increased traffic on our roads, so do take care out there and dress to be seen if you are riding or running early morning or late arvo.

10.  Noticed Elliott Bolitho among those who set a PB at Parkrun last Saturday.  The cooler mornings have been most welcome by all out training.

11.  NT Standard Distance (28 May 17) entry is now open here.

12.  Reminder that new members signing up now are able to compete this Saturday &/or at the NT Standard Distance (or either of the short options available) and membership will be valid until 30 June 2018.  Sign up online here, choose "Club Membership" option and "Darwin Triathlon Club" at the appropriate point in the process. 


Our tri kids are always willing helpers, but we do need a few more adults
for this weekend.  Email if you (your partner or  your mates) can help. 


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club

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