We ventured down the track to Lake Bennett Resort for triathlon action at
the weekend and scored near perfect conditions!
It was an amazing morning to host the NT Standard Distance Championships
and also our short option event.
We extend a huge thank you to our volunteers:
(Ray White Bayside) who was Race Director and a generous supporter of the
event including bringing extra helpers; Steve Goat who was Korgan's
right hand assistant; Jo
Kelly et al helped with check in & finish line; John Thyne
who did a great job shopping & cutting up our much appreciated post
race refreshments; all our water station helpers (some pint sized); Craig Rachow
who was out longer than most looking after our timing system; Emma Host who
was out at our far bike turnaround; Alan
Barrett who manned bike corner at the resort entrance; Pippa
Featherstone who stepped in to lend a hand and to all those who just simply
assisted when needed - thank you for making our event such a success!
Thanks also to Skip Hall & crew on Water Safety and St John Ambulance
for ensuring the safety of our competitors.
Presentations of medals/trophies were made on behalf of Triathlon NT by
club president Luke
All our age group
and overall winners also received AMart vouchers courtesy of Ray White
Our results guru
Gary is out of range for much of this week, so apologies for the delay in
posting results - they shouldn't be too much longer!
1. NT Standard Distance Triathlon C'ships, 1.5km swim, 40km bike,
Male: 1 Luke
Fronsko 2 Jason
Hamilton 3 Aaron
Female: 1 Jac
Crofton 2 Sarah
McEachern 3 Tara
NT Standard Distance Champions: Luke Fronkso | Jac Crofton
Age Category Winners:
Fronsko | Jackie
Van Den Bos
Dames | Sarah
Ryan | Leanne
Trenfield | Jac
Grant | Tara
Clohesy | Moira
Fitch | Corinne
2. Short Option Triathlon, 500m swim, 14km bike, 3.3km run
Stanley Female: Lucy Radford
From our junior co-ordinators Rena
Walker & Lyn
We are certainly into the full swing of the busy dry season and we hope you
are all enjoying the cooler weather.
Our next event will be on MONDAY,
JUNE 12TH LAKE ALEXANDER @ 0730 (Please be
there by 07:15 for registration).
We thought we would take advantage of the public holiday to give kids and
parents the opportunity to join us without clashing with weekend team
sports commitments. Your kids don't
have to be members of the triathlon club to participate,
but non-members do pay a slightly higher fee for participation: Members $3
and Non-Members $10
This event will be a SWIM/RUN event
so no bicycles are necessary, but please have the kids wear clothes they
can comfortably swim and run in and don't forget goggles.
We will be providing some light snacks and refreshments but please bring
your own water bottle.
We will run some fun water and land based activities for the younger and less confident
kids and they will be in shallow water so if your
child can't swim well they can walk, blow bubbles, kick with parent
assistance etc. If your child needs assistance and close supervision
in the water we ask that parents be ready to assist your child in the water
Depending on the ages, skill level and confidence of the kids we will do a
couple of micro aquathlons with the 'swim' and run distances modified
according to their ability.
kids can choose to do a more challenging distance
according to your child's confidence and capability.
We generally like to finish our events with a relay with mixed teams of
younger and older children and parents are welcome to join in too, if they
are keen. If you are
planning to attend, please let us know in advance by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org we have approximate numbers for catering purposes.
PLEASE feel free to pass this information on to friends who you think will
be interested in coming along, the more the merrier.
Here are some dates for our planned
future events; August 13, September 10, October 15 and
Hope to see you all there.
Sunday 25 June 2017 Off Road
New event details being finalised. At this stage distances look like
Long 6km run | 24km mtb | 3km run
Short 3km run | 12km mtb | 1.5km run
Info & Entry available shortly. Watch this space and/or Facebook.
1. Good to see a couple of interstate competitors line up at our
event on Sunday.
2. A big thank you to those members who have already responded to the
call to fill roster positions on our events scheduled up to December.
There are still a number of vacancies, so please check our Calendar
and email where you want to be placed.
The expectation is that everyone helps out on roster at least once per
season, so jump in and choose your event before we allocate you to a
You are very welcome to get a friend or partner to carry out your duty if
3. Good luck to our members taking part in the City2Surf this
5. Notice to members flying Airnorth to Cairns next week for IM Cairns
& IM 70.3 Cairns:
would like to hear from any members travelling to Cairns on their flights
on either Thursday (8 June) or Friday (9 June). They are only able to
uplift a certain number of bikes on each flight depending on the load of
the aircraft. Please phone their reservations supervisor on 8920 4001 and
advise your Booking number and weight of bike.
Airnorth will then add those bikes to a high priority list.
6. We're excited about our new events coming up. Watch for
details of the new categories to be included in our first Darwin Triathlon
Club Long Course event. Non runners and mountain bikers will love
Sun 9 July - Enduro - Lake Alexander
Sun pm 30 July - Duathlon #1 - followed by BBQ, Awards Presentation & AGM
- Knuckeys Reserve
Sun 27 Aug - Darwin Tri Club Long Course - Lake Bennett (with some exciting
PIC OF THE WEEK:
2017 NT Standard Distance Champions
Luke Fronsko & Jac Crofton