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Weekly Newsletter 11 November 2013
STEP BACK IN TIME
Time to get your fluoro on, don your best sweatbands and dig out the Volleys. Our next race on Sunday 17 November is going retro!!!
So boys, think Dave Scott & Mark Allen circa “Iron War” days, think budgie smugglers and race singlets, think inappropriate race shorts and Dunlop Volleys.
Girls, the retro role models are not quite so easy to find but if you model yourselves on Jane Fonda in her workout heyday or Jamie Lee Curtis in “Perfect” you’ll be pretty close (high cut to the hips anyone??). Or you could try the unflattering run shorts and tank top look if you want more modest attire.
Of course, it all depends on your definition of retro. One triathlete’s retro is another one’s “wasn’t that only a few years ago??”.
Whatever your attire, please remember to be there early as registrations will close at 6:20am and the race will kick off at 6:30am sharp. As usual, those on duty need to arrive by 5:45am to start setting up. If you need to check your duty go to http://www.coffstri.com/duty-roster.html.
Now that we are all well-practiced from the triple sprint format at the last race we can no doubt expect some slick transition times. The water temperature is edging up around 22.5 degrees so we will probably see people opting not to wear wetsuits in favour of speedier transitions.
Also, please remember to be careful on the roads. The rain may cause some slippery conditions, especially on the white lines of the road. Be prepared for longer braking times and always remember to obey the road rules. Our continued use of local roads for our regular races depends on all members obeying the road rules to minimise complaints from the public.
Overall times are starting to come down as we get into the swing of the season and people come into top form. Always interesting to see who is starting to reap the rewards of their hard work. We look forward to seeing as many members as possible on the course on Sunday.
Our club continues to grow and our membership has expanded to over 300 members. Triathlon is also experiencing a boom in popularity and there are a huge range of triathlon and related races all over Australia, not to mention internationally. It has become impossible for us to keep track of all members and their participation in all these races.
For these reasons, individual results will no longer be published in this newsletter. We will provide a link to the results of as many races as possible so that you can look up the any individuals you know who participated.
However, individual race reports and submissions to the newsletter are always welcome and members are encouraged to provide a brief report on the races in which they participate. Please feel free to drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org with a report of around 200 words for inclusion in the newsletter.
2013 VENTOUX CYCLES JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP
There are only a couple of races left for juniors who want to be in the running for the Junior Scholarship. Applications need to be submitted by 8 December 2013.
The selection criteria are:
TRISUITS FOR SALE
Briana Rooney is selling a couple of trisuits which are brand new and priced to sell! Photos are below for those interested in having a look.
The light blue trisuit is an Elite 2XU small, brand new worth $150 and selling for $80. The dark blue is also an Elite 2XU and is worth $220 and selling $150. Briana can be contacted on 0451010987 or email@example.com or via Facebook.
There is never a shortage of races at this time of year. The weekend saw members competing in events all over the country. Here’s a sample:
ONES FOR THE CALENDAR
The website www.slowtwitch.com has a wealth of information for the triathlon community and is an authority in the North American triathlon scene. So we feel very proud that CHTC member Chrissie Lefeaux was chosen as a “random age grouper” at Kona to be interviewed as part of Slowtwitch’s Ironman World Championships features. Chrissie gives her perspective on the Ironman and Kona experience with characteristic modesty and eloquence. She even gave CHTC a plug! Congratulations once again Chrissie. You can read the interview at http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/Random_AG_Christine_Lefeaux_4012.html.
MULTI-SPORT / MULTI-TALENTED
We multi-sport athletes are a talented bunch. A few CHTC members were filmed diversifying their training with a bit of water-based cross-training at the Jetty. Ten points for positive identification of the participants.
(Thanks to Dean Hancock for the sneaky footage).
“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will’. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities”. – Charles Dickens “David Copperfield”
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