Thursday, 2 March 2017

E News 1 March 2017

E NEWS 1 March 17

It has been awhile since our last E News, so hope you have been keeping up to date via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

A big welcome (and in some cases welcome back) to all our new members.

Well done to those members who have participated in events far and wide over the last month or so.  We are a well travelled lot, and the variety of events we head off to is ever increasing.  Don't forget we love to give our members a shout out so let us know what event you are doing (preferably beforehand).

It's time!

Our annual Sprint & Womens Series (usually referred to as Sprint Series) kicks off this weekend.  This very popular three event series is conducted over 750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run distance.

We also have a short option and teams categories for both distances available at Race #1 and #2.

And if you aren't able to team up you can also skip any leg - just let us know at registration so a note can be made.

So there is something for everyone - see you all this Sunday.


1.  Off Road Event, 1km xc run, 16km mtb, 3km beach run

Male:  Aiden Geaney 1:10:07  Female:  Kia King 1:15:53

Full results here

2.  Ironman 70.3 Geelong, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run

Gary Wall 45th M50-54 6:20:01
Graeme Parsons 3rd M65-59 6:20:11

Coming Up:

Sunday 5 March 2017
Lake Alexander
Sprint Series #1

750m swim | 26km bike | 5km run
Short option 200m swim | 13km bike | 2km run
Team Options for both distances

Info & Entry here 


Club cotton tees (sizes, colours may be limited) will go to our 25th & 45th entrants (either distance).


Race Director:  Barry Sullivan
Registration:     Vicki Woodrow | Leana Watermeyer
Fruit | Ice:         Jude Murdock 
Aid Station:       Jude Murdock | volunteer required please email


1.  Please note we have increased entry fee for the Sprint Series events (Individual Early bird $20, Late Entry $30)  to help cover the costs of traffic control (approx $2000 per event) so it is important to register early to avoid missing early bird cutoff.

2.  This is a non drafting event.  What does that mean?  Watch Drafting Explained

3.  If for some reason you do not finish event, please inform RD that you have dnf'd. It makes the job of the results team so much easier if those details are available.

Other News:

1.  Our next junior event is a mini tri on Sunday 12 March 17 at Lake Alexander - register 7:15am. Distances are to suit participants on the day.  Email has been sent. If you would like further details please email

2.  Want to try a triathlon?  Check out Darwin Triathlon at Waterfront 16 April 17.

3.  Good luck Fiona Coyle, Kevin Coyle & Brad Fitzwater who are among those lining up for Ironman New Zealand this weekend.

4.  After a club cotton tee shirt?  We have limited sizes and colour range available. $15 each or 3 x $40 (Kids sizes $10 each)
If you would like to pick up and pay on Sunday please email your half chest size to
and I'll advise colour choices available.
5.  Good luck to junior Kyle Farrier who is competing in WA this weekend at the final of the AJTS.

Flashback to start of Sprint #1 last year


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club