Thursday, 22 June 2017

E News 21 June 2017


Our calendars are all crazy busy at this time of year and Darwin Triathlon Club's is no exception.

This coming weekend we kick off our new Off Road Duathlon event at Lee Point.

Perfect for dry season (read no need to get wet), it's also a great cross training opportunity for those in training for Tour de Timor, Katherine Ultra etc.  Big thank you to Tony Cox and Malcolm Neville for their input for this one.

This is the last event on our 2016 | 2017 Calendar so do come along.  Don't want to run (or just want to run)? Form a team or you can enter as an individual and we can team you up on the day or give you a virtual time.


1.  Ironman Cairns, 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run
Kevin Coyle 15th M30-34 9:45:13
Sarah McEachern 12th F35-39 11:06:27
John Thyne 42nd M50-54 12:07:23
Kerri Thomas 14th F30-34 12:10:29

Gary Wall 84th M50-54 15:01:53

2. Ironman 70.3 Cairns, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
Luke Fronsko 5th M25-29 4:24:23
Dale Cooper 33rd M35-39 5:05:14
Michael Turner 15th M50-54 5:09:00
Rowena Eastick 16th F45-49 5:37:56
Sarah Jones 17th F40-44 5:46:08

Sally Broadley 23rd F30-34 5:47:22
Leanne Fidler 26th F35-39 5:48:32
Felicity Molan 26th F30-34 5:51:42
Corinne Fabian 2nd F60-64 5:54:00
Nathan Goodwin 93rd M40-44 6:00:33
Phillip Garcia 88th M30-34 6:02:34
Vaughan Janes 89th M30-34 6:04:21
Belinda Townend 32nd F35-39 6:05:44
Geoff Cronin 32nd M55-59 6:07:56
Elliot Bolitho 98th M35-39 6:07:58
Angela Librio 22nd F50-54 6:15:12
Moira Wigley F55-59 13th 6:30:18
Kate Bell 49th F35-39 6:34:04
David Playmore 124th M40-44 7:07:15
Lucas Hayden 115th M35-39 7:48:55
Martin Kay dns

Next Event:

Sunday 25 June 2017
Off Road Duathlon
Lee Point

6km run | 24km mtb | 3km run
Short option:  3km run | 12km mtb | 1.5km run

Info & Entry here


Race Director:       Tony Cox | Luke Fronsko
Registration desk:  Felicity Molan | Graeme Parsons
Fruit | Ice:               Vicki Woodrow                


1. Transition will be set up at the far end of the carpark.

Membership Renewal Time

1.  Current members will have received (numerous) emails from Triathlon Australia and also the Club regarding membership renewal details.

2.  For those potential new members thinking of joining for 2017 | 2018, your membership will be valid from sign up so if you wish to participate in our event on Sunday,  suggest you join here now.


Our juniors had a ball at their event on Monday of the long weekend.  A big thank you to Rena Walker and Matt Kelly and those who assisted  with our younger members.

Club Tri Gear Clearance (Cost or below cost)

1.  We added some extra adult club custom tri gear items to a recent order and we also have some junior gear to clear, as well as some club cotton tees.   These are now offered at or below cost.

2.  Items for sale are limited and offered on a first in basis.  (Mens Tri Shorts | Mens Tri Tops | Ladies Tri Tops | Kids Tri Shorts & Tops | Club Run Tee - Mens Medium | Club Cotton Tees)

3.  For info and to order click here
Some junior tri gear sizes are now available at reduced prices

Other News

1.  Seems our members gained a swag of medals at the Australian Masters Athletics over the long weekend. Congrats.

2.  A number of our members also lined up for the Litchfield Table Top Ultra  | Marathon | Half.  Watch for it next year!

3.  Those competing in IM 70.3 Cairns & Ironman Cairns scored perfect conditions this year.  Well done to all those who raced, it was great to see / hear everyone out cheering and supporting each other.

4.  Speedy post surgery recovery wishes to Ali Fitch (who would much rather have done Ironman Cairns as planned).

5.  Fannie Bay Swim - 2 July 17

6.  Welcome home Brian Hickey!

7.  Congrats to Matt King & Kate Robertson on their recent engagement.

8.  Former member Bob Martin gained a Kona slot at Ironman Cairns. Congrats.

9.  Our old trailer (recently rewired) is still for sale.  Interested - make an offer

10.  Revised TA Race Competition Rules from 1 July 2017 - changes highlighted in yellow.

11.  Bali International Triathlon - 15 October 17

12.  Thanks to all those who have already volunteered for our events up to December.  There are still some key vacancies so please check the calendar here and let us know where you wish to be added.

Notice of AGM

Darwin Triathlon Club Incorporated will hold its Annual General Meeting on 4.30pm Sunday 30 July 2017 at Knuckeys Recreation Reserve, Brandt Road  (in conjunction with our Duathlon #1 and Annual Awards Presentation & BBQ)

All positions will be declared vacant and elections held according to our Constitution.

While a number of the current committee have indicated they are happy to continue, we are, unfortunately, losing our Treasurer due to an upcoming move.  If you (or someone you know) has MYOB skills and can take over from Lisa, we'd love to hear from you.

Those interested in giving back to the club in season 2017 | 2018 are encouraged to email and let us know your area of interest and your skills.  eg equipment maintenance, event committee, social organisers, admin skills, awards tracking etc etc etc.  

Coming Up:

Sun 9 July 2017 -   Enduro, Lake Alexander 7am

Sun 30 July 2017 - Duathlon #1, Knuckeys Reserve 4.30pm incs BBQ, Annual Awards Presentations & AGM

Sun 27 August 2017 - Long Course Triathlon, Lake Bennett 7am  (we are introducing new categories for this event - save the date and watch this space).

Pic of the Week
Congrats Corinne!
2nd F60-64 at Ironman 70.3 Cairns


Robyn Stanley
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Darwin Triathlon Club