Thursday, 23 March 2017

E News 23 March 2017

E NEWS 23 MARCH 2017 

Our Cyclone Blanche delayed Sprint Series finally got underway at Lake Alex in perfect conditions (the weather gods smiled on us) on Sunday. 
What an awesome lot of volunteers (members & friends) we had helping out.
 A huge thank you to Race Director Brian Gallagher who was up with the sparrows and delivered a great event for our members to enjoy.

Feedback was thumbs up all round!

Thanks also to David Hancock who helped set up buoys, signage; Jac Crofton & Brad George who handled event check in; Tina Sanderson who organised our post event fruit & ice; Gary Wall who was one of the first there & last to leave, towing the trailer, setting up the timing system etc; Julie Gallagher & Megan Gallagher helped with our drinks station; Belinda Townend (pictured) marshalled our hot corner; Daryl Stanley, Allan Barrett & Luke Fronsko were there till stumps; and thanks also to those who pitched in where needed, we really do appreciate your help.
The assistance of our traffic management, surf lifesaving & St John Ambulance crews was also tops!!

We do it all again this Sunday when our rescheduled Sprint #1 takes place (see below for details).



1.  Sprint #2, 750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run

Male:  Luke Fronsko 1:14:51  Female:  Ali Fitch 1:17:04

2.  Short Option, 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

Male:  Kyle Farrier 43:50  Female:  Emma Winterflood 46:59

Full results here 



Sunday 26 March 2017
Lake Alexander 
Rescheduled Sprint #1 & Short option
6:45am  (check in closes 6:35am)

Sprint:  750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run
Short Option:  200m swim, 13km bike, 2km run

Info & Entry open here


Race Director:  Barry Sullivan
Registration:     Vicki Woodrow | Rowena Eastick
Fruit | Ice:         Jude Murdock

Water Station:   2 Volunteers required     Marshalling:  2 Volunteers required  Please email 
if you can help out. 

Important update:

1.  Please note the earlier start time for this event.

2.  Transition for this event will be in the carpark on the far side of the toilet block as you drive in. 

3.  The earlier start should have the majority on the run before expected traffic to a mid morning festival event commences.



Sunday 9 April 17
Lake Alexander
Sprint #3 (Inc NT Sprint Distance C'ships)
750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run
Info & Entry here

For Sale:

1.  TRAILER:  Due to upgrading our club trailer, our old trailer is now for sale.  Recently rewired and registered until August, we are now offering our old trailer for sale $3000 ono.  Please mention to anyone who may be interested.  Contact 
2.  CLUB TRI GEAR:  Limited items of club custom tri gear available for purchase (subsidized) as well as some club cotton tees to clear at reduced prices.  We also have a new order of popular sizes available in our club cotton tees.

See Info and to purchase

Pick up for early orders can be arranged for Sunday's event if that suits. 


1.  Pointscore
has been updated.

2.  Glen Scholz & Luke Hansen tackle the 4th & longest stage at Cape Epic later today.  Guys are going well.

3.  Some junior sizes in our club custom tri suits are still available.  NT Sports Vouchers can be used for these.  Email if interested

4.  Triathlon NT has opened entries for Kids Triathlon, NT Junior C'ships (15 April) & Darwin Careflight (16 April) events.

5.  Photos from Sunday's Sprint here & here
6. Lots of  training chit chat around with so many of our members targetting IM Australia, IM 70.3 Busselton, IM Cairns, IM 70.3 Cairns and Busso this year.

7.  See you all bright and early Sunday.  Don't forget your timing chip and that we have a slightly earlier than usual start.

Our sprint event was so good, even Gary smiled!


Monday, 20 March 2017

E News 13 March 2017

E News | 13 March 2017

Finally, after Cyclone Blanche caused take 1 to be cancelled, we will be kicking off our Sprint Series this weekend.

Those who had entered Sprint #1 have been sent an email detailing how to transfer their entry to this weekend's Sprint #2.

For admin purposes Sunday's event is staying as Sprint #2, we can now confirm our Rescheduled Sprint #1 will go ahead a week later (26 March) and date for Sprint #3 remains as listed - 9 April.  Entry links 26 March and 9 April will be up later this week.


1.  Motatapu Off-Road Marathon, 42km
Jason Hamilton 7th M Overall 3:36:35

2.  Peaks Challenge, 235km cycle (inc 4000m+ climbing)
Allan Stancombe 10:35:21

Bendigo Long Course, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
Aaron Trenfield 3rd M40-44 5:03:49

4.  Mooloolaba Triathlon, 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Jackie Van Den Bos 32nd F25-29 2:45:58
Melissa Lind 49th F40-44 2:52:12
Corinne Fabian 3rd F60-64 2:54:43

5.  Ironman New Zealand, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run
Kevin Coyle 14th M30-34 10:17:33
Fiona Coyle 2nd F30-34 10:43:17
Brad George 18th M40-44 10:56:55
Brad Fitzwater 37th M30-34 11:59:06


Next Event:

Sunday 19 March 2017
Sprint Series #2
Lake Alexander
7am (check in closes 6:45am)

750m swim, 26km bike, 5km run
short option 300m swim, 13km bike, 3km run

Info & entry link here


Race Director:  Brian Gallagher
Registration:     Jac Crofton | Brad George
Fruit | Ice:         Tina Sanderson


1.  Please read the basic triathlon rules via the info link above.

Other News:

1.  Date for Ironman Malaysia + a new Ironman 70.3 Langkawi  on the same day has been announced - 11 November 2017

2.  Tickets to NT Sports Awards are on sale.

3.  NT Kids Triathlon (Sat 15 April 17)

4.  Wow - super impressed by Dr Mitch Anderson's 12 hour world record ride today in Melb (on a road, not velodrome) - 489km, that's an average of 40.75km an hour - for 12 hours! 

5.  Our juniors had a ball at their event yesterday.  A big thank you to junior co-ordinators Rena Walker & Lyn Farrier and to all the parents and friends who assisted.  The kids loved it!

6.  There may be some disruption along the Nightcliff Foreshore with further cliff erosion works due to commence. Due to be completed in June.

7.  Please continue to check our Facebook page & Twitter for up to date news, announcements, results etc.  Photos are posted to Facebook and also Instagram

Pic of the Week:

Some of our juniors in action yesterday


Robyn Stanley
E News
Darwin Triathlon Club