to report that our very first TRIFEST, held weekend before last, was
a huge success.
Our sincere thanks go to our hard working TRIFEST Race
Cox for overseeing this event for us.
Tony was assisted greatly that weekend by Brian
Gallagher and Elliott Bolitho who helped
out with set up and swim course marking.
Also helping out were our wonderful volunteers on
registration, Jac Crofton and Sally
Broadley; on Fruit | Ice we had ChrisMonahan, Kerry Sullivan and Deanne Jewell; Rob
Spiers & Barry Sullivan manned the
far road bike turnaround; aid station angels included Spy, Christine Dames,
Glenn Grant, Joe Librio, Brett, David
Hancock, Belinda Townend & Ange
Librio; finish line numbers were taken mostly by
Deanne and Rena Walker assisted with
We sincerely appreciate our amazing volunteers including all
those who pitched in to help in various other ways as required!
President of Triathlon NT Aaron McMahon was on hand to
present the awards for the 2017 NT Long Course Triathlon Championships.
Thanks to Aaron for coming down to Lake Bennett and to Triathlon NT
for supporting the event.
Our friends at Wicked NRG
and Cafe Central
contributed to our lucky draw prizes and we'd also like to acknowledge
their support of TRIFEST.
NT Long Course Triathlon, 2km swim, 60km bike, 16km run
Champions: Luke Fronsko
Age category winners:
20-24: Olivia Stormon
Fronsko | Rachel
Hamilton | Jessica
George | Jac
60-64: Greg Broadley
AquaBike Short 500m swim, 15km bike: Kylie Scholz
AquaBike Long 1km swim, 60km bike Gary Wall | Jo Duncan
BikeRun Short 15km bike, 4km run: Matt Jong |
BikeRun Long 30km bike, 8km run: Craig Rachow | Emma Winterflood
Short Option Triathlon 500m swim, 15km bike, 4km run: Andrew Hardy |
MTB Triathlon 1km swim, 30km mtb, 8km run Billy Lynch |
Race Director: Lucas
Wigley | Emily
Fruit | Ice: Jo Duncan
Transition Flow Map:
Rena reports our next junior
event will be this Sunday 10 Sept 17, also at Lake Alexander with an
earlier 7am start time to align with the Super Sprint event (Please be
there by 06:45 for
Juniors are to register and pay on the day
but, if you are planning to attend, please shoot Rena a quick
email in advance so she has approximate numbers for catering email@example.com
PLEASE feel free to pass this info on to friends who you think will be
interested in coming along, the more the merrier.
Fee for participation: Members $3 and Non-Members
Please note: Club membership for
juniors does not auto renew. To check out and pay membership please
click here. You will notice Darwin Triathlon Club portion
of the membership has stayed the same as last year.
The kids will be doing a "swim" run
event while the adults are competing in the super sprint event.
Please bring goggles and running shoes, no bikes this time. If
your child needs assistance and close supervision in the water we ask that
a parent be ready to be involved in the water activities. We will be
in shallow water so if your child can't swim well they can walk, blow
bubbles, kick with parent assistance etc.
We will be running some fun water and land based activities
for the younger and less confident kids. Then they will do a couple
of micro events with the 'swim' and run distances adjusted according to
their ability. The older kids 9+ can choose to do slightly longer
distances according to your child's confidence and capability.
Rena likes to hear from parents and kids if you have any
feedback on how we can improve the events we are running, especially if you
have any new ideas we can try. If you would like more information on
our junior events please feel free to email Rena at firstname.lastname@example.org
Numbers are looking good for our TRI FEST this weekend.
The NT Long Course Triathlon C'ship (supported by Triathlon NT) is the
feature event and currently has the most entrants.
The Short Course Triathlon is proving popular and the new events of
AquaBike, BikeRun and MTB Triathlon have also attracted interest.
We are grateful to those who have volunteered to assist at TRI FEST and it
looks like being a top day!
Good luck to all those participating on Sunday.
1. Ironman 70.3 Bintan, 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run Brad George
7th M40-44 4:56:15 Jac Crofton 1st
F40-44 5:03:28 Lyn Farrier 18th
2. Our fastest finishers at Top End Gran Fondo:
Sunday 27 August 2017
TRI FEST (entry open for members and non members)
Resort, Chinner Road
NT Long Course
Triathlon - 2km swim, 60km bike, 16km run
Short Option Triathlon - 500m swim, 15km bike, 5km run
MTB Triathlon - 1km swim, 30km mtb, 8km run
AquaBike Long - 1km swim, 60km bike
AquaBike Short - 500m swim, 15km run
RideRun Long - 30km bike, 8km run
RideRun short - 15km bike, 4km run
Team Options - NT Long Course Triathlon, MTB Triathlon, AquaBike Long and
All participants will go into post event lucky draws valued at $1000 with
chance to win if present when drawn, so please stay for award presentations
& lucky draws.
Early bird entry closes tomorrow Friday 25 Aug 17.
Race Director: Tony
Crofton | Sally
Fruit | Ice: Chris Monahan
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 very limited stock.
3. 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.
4 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. Let them know you are coming for the triathlon
and want the triathlon rate.
1. Congrats to Kia
King, winner of Stage 5 of the Mongolia Bike Challenge.
2. Congrats to Kyle
Farrier, winner IronKids, Bintan Indonesia.
3. Thanks to those who have volunteered to assist at TRI FEST on
Sunday. Race Director Tony
Cox has been in touch with you directly and we very much
appreciate your offers of help!
4. We can always use extra hands to assist with set up, on the day
& especially with packing up, so if you are available come on down,
please email email@example.com
or check in with Tony
Cox on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.
You can help our hardworking volunteers by submitting your entries early,
or if not participating in one of the various formats, let us know if you
are happy to help out at Lake Bennett on the day. Many hands and all
Sunday 27 August
Lake Bennett Resort
Open to members and non members
NT Long Course
2km swim | 60km bike | 16km run
500m swim | 15km bike | 4km run
1km swim | 30km mtb | 8km run
1km swim | 60km bike
500m swim | 15km bike
30km bike | 8km run
15km bike | 4km run
available: NT Long Course, MTB Triathlon, Aquabike
Long and Bike Run Long