CHTC RACE CALENDAR & REGISTRATION
If you’re wanting to plan the season ahead, the CHTC 2014-2015 race calendar is now available on our website. Go to http://www.coffstri.com/events--results.html to see what’s in store for the season. Our first race is on 21 September. After all that Commonwealth Games exciting, I can’t wait to hit out on the course!
Membership for season 2014/15 is now open at www.trinsw.org.au.
As was the case last season you will join both CHTC and TRINSW at the same time. Also you will need to select a duty and a duty date before completing the process. The selection of your duty when joining CHTC is used as a guide only. You will be notified via Duty Man as to which duty you have been allocated.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES PREVIEW
It’s an armchair athlete’s dream at the moment. Le Tour is coming to its climax, the ITU circuit is delivering some brilliant viewing, the northern hemisphere long distance triathlons are in full swing and now the Glasgow Commonwealth Games are about to dominate our viewing pleasures.
The Australian CG Triathlon team is made up of some well-known names, especially among the females – Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson & Ashleigh Gentle have all earned their stripes in several of these high profile events. The males are less well known – Aaron Royle, Ryan Bailie and Dan Wilson are emerging as strong triathletes and names to look out for. Royle has his eyes on the Brownlee brothers and is looking to end their dominance (along with Javier Gomez) in the ITU circuit. He is definitely one to watch at the Commonwealth Games to see what results he can produce with Gomez out of the picture and just the Brownlees to contend with. But he might have to look out for South Africa’s Richard Murray first.
Remember them? It’s hard to imagine warm weather with the VERY crisp mornings we’ve been having of late. But when the warmer weather does start to roll around, sun protection is of high importance for triathletes.
Some interesting studies have been undertaken over the past few years into the properties of nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) and its effectiveness in reducing the prevalence of skin cancers. While sunscreen is always your best defence against sunburn and skin cancer, it seems that taking 500mg of B3 is an inexpensive method of reducing your chance of getting skin cancer from overexposure to the sun. And if you’re like me and always forget to put on sunscreen in the dark before a race, or get too flustered in transition to remember to apply it, then this is a useful tool in the battle against skin cancer.
Continuing on the forward planning theme from the last few weeks, and with many members seeking advice on suitable events for the coming season, it is worth taking some time to examine what sort of races suit you.
Are you a distance athlete, where the further you go the better you feel?
Alternatively, do you have explosive top end speed and excel over Olympic or Sprint courses?
Maybe you are somewhere in the middle, and can mix and match your event distances as you desire throughout the season.
Remember, your target race does not have to be in some exotic overseas location: it can be one of our club races, Woopi Tri or the obvious choice of the BCU race in March.
Membership for season 2014/15 is now open at www.trinsw.org.au. It is time to commit to another season of racing, and look forward to those potential PB’s on the club course.
As was the case last season you will join both CHTC and TRINSW at the same time. Also you will need to select a duty and a duty date before completing the process.
Please note that during the upcoming season there will be NO REGISTRATIONS ON THE DAY OF A CLUB RACE. ALL REGISTRATIONS, WHETHER THEY BE FOR CLUB MEMBERSHIP OR ONE DAY MEMBERSHIP, MUST BE DONE ONLINE 24 HOURS BEFORE A RACE.
This process will streamline our race days, as with increasing numbers of participants it is imperative we get underway on time each event.
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