2014-15 SUCCESS STARTS NOW
Most club members have had a break from triathlon over the past 4-6 weeks, and the majority will be beginning to get itchy feet and start looking through the race calendar for next season.
This is the ideal time to prepare your racing schedule, and put in place a training plan that will see you get the most from yourself when competition resumes.
It doesn’t matter whether you plan to stick with club events with the occasional away race, or target an overseas destination event; the time for forward planning is now.
For those looking to race away from home, target those locations that suit you; if you are strong on the inclines look for a hilly course; if you excel in the ocean, search for testing open water swim starts; if you hate the cold look for a warmer climate.
It is possible to adapt your body to suit a specific course, but far easier to select an event that is already ideal for your current strengths.
A great example of a race suiting the athlete is the recent Ironman Cairns, where male winner Cameron Brown felt “at home” in the cold and wet conditions. Although entering hoping for a warm and humid day in order to get physically prepared for hotter races later in the season, the unusually cooler day suited him perfectly, having won at Ironman New Zealand in more temperate conditions on more than 10 occasions.
YOUR NEW COMMITTEE
The new committee members for the 2014/15 season were elected at the AGM a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the list of people who put up their hands to work behind the scenes and bring you all the races, events, information and assistance for the coming season.
President Michael Dougherty
Vice President Judy Chesney
Secretary Holly Newton
Treasurer Tina Benoit
Race Director Simon Burgess
Committee Vicki Tillot & Mark Griffiths
Registrar Lee Burgess
Handicapper/Sanctioning Martin Rose
Uniforms Michelle Clarke
Publicity Officer Pim Heaney
Webmaster Kim Fuller
Social Co-ordinators Karen Dance & Kristy Ylinen
Club Coaches Andrew Rowlings & Phil Benoit
Historian Cliff Lloyd
Gear Stewards Eddie Harrod & Mick Maley
Thanks to everyone who offered their services. CHTC could not function without you and we appreciate the time and effort you all put in. We look forward to a stellar year for 2014/15!
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Thanks to all those who attended our AGM last Wednesday. I would particularly like to thank the outgoing committee members Ian Nash, Margie Gill, Marlene Power and Deb Tennant. We all very much appreciate your efforts throughout the season. The highlight of the AGM was the awarding of Life Membership to Anne Grundy and Phil Benoit. Both have been in the club for many years, having served on the committee in various positions and represented the club with distinction at triathlons around the country and overseas. Please congratulate Anne and Phil if you see them in the months ahead.
The committee is currently preparing for the season ahead and a race calendar will be available next month. Without doubt our focus will be on the Club Championships on 16th May 2015 at Forster. We are fortunate to have Vicki Tillot co-ordinating this task. While the weekend has always been about getting everyone together, let’s not pretend we will be there to go one better. To be the first country club to be both Country and overall State Championships would be a massive achievement. We were so close last time so please mark this date in your “must do’s”.
See you out there
Michael (Mick) Dougherty
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
This is the last reminder that the club’s Annual General Meeting is on tomorrow night (that is, if you’re reading this on Tuesday. If you’re reading this on Wednesday then it’s on TONIGHT!!! Yes, the 4th June).
The meeting will be held in the downstairs room at the Yacht Club at 7pm. If you want to know what it’s all about, the Agenda for the evening is attached.
This is your opportunity to get involved in the Club and have your say, so please make the effort to attend. Any queries about what you can do to help out can be directed to the current President Michael Dougherty at email@example.com.
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