We are back to the normal race format this coming Sunday, early indications are for a fine morning, temperatures of 21 rising to 29 during the day a gentle southerly breeze and a rising high tide which should provide an honest swim, no assistance on the final leg of the bike and a gentle push home on the run. As usual please allow yourself enough time to be racked & ready by 06:15 for a 06:30 start.
PUB TO PUB RACE REPORT
WRATS Pub to Pub, from the Golden Dog, Glenreagh, to the Amble Inn, Corindi. 29.5 kms.
11th January, 2015.
Travis Shields may have finished fifth behind the young speedsters in the 5.25 kms Sawtell Fun Run on New Year’s Day but he was taking no prisoners on his way to a win in the WRATS Pub to Pub 29.5kms on Sunday. He crossed the finish well clear of his nearest male competitor, Konrad Legge , but only two minutes clear of the first lady, Leah Fitzgerald who made it two wins from two starts over the testing course from the Golden Dog to the Amble Inn. Although her time was not quite as quick as last year’s it further confirms her ranking as the second fastest woman to run the event. Only Melissa Bulloch has run faster.
Two runners who are fast becoming regulars on this course, Ed Brazier and Rodney Koopmans, filled third and fourth for the men while two ladies who can claim more finishes than most others, Tina Thompson and Anne Grundy filled second and third for the women.
It was pleasing for the Woolgoolga Running & Triathlon Society (WRATS) to see some new runners complete the distance as well as regular participants like Grant Roder, Tina Benoit, Jenni Williams and Janie Mahoney. However the award for the biggest improvement was secured by Judy Chesney who knocked almost 49 minutes off her time from last year. As was the case last year the ladies outnumbered the gentlemen.
It was also pleasing to see the Ylinen family put together a relay team to cover the course in 2.47.53.
The next WRATS event will be the Hiawatha Half-Ironman Triathlon in the Wooli-Minnie Water area on Sunday 8th February with registrations taken at the Wooli Hotel-Motel by 6.30am. Intending participants are requested to contact Steel Beveridge or Lyn Fulton beforehand on 66562735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to assist with catering.
RESULTS (MALE) : Travis Shields 2.10.15, 1; Konrad Legge 2.22.52, 2; Ed Brazier 2.25.29, 3; Rodney Koopmans 2.32.25, 4; Peter Mitchell 2.53.49, 5; Lee Varney 4.27.30, 6; Grant Roder 4.38.42, 7; Steel Beveridge 5.08.03, 8. (FEMALE) : Leah Fitzgerald 2.12.15, 1; Tina Thompson 3.03.49, 2; Anne Grundy 3.36.06, 3; Judy Chesney 3.45.27, 4; Janie Mahoney & Di Holt 3.56.08, =5; Sue Musgrave 3.57.30, 7; Tina Benoit 4.07.58, 8; Jenni Williams 4.23.45, 9; Bianca Thompson 4.25.47, 10; Rebecca Varney 4.27.30, 11.
TEAM – (Mixed) – Ylinen Family 2.47.53, 1.
NEW MEMBER SPECIAL OFFER - 40% OFF ANNUAL TA MEMBERSHIP
Triathlon Australia have announced discounted memberships for the remainder of the 2014-15 season (See below), together with the Coffs Tri discount new members will only pay $132.00 for an adult and $61.00 junior.
This is an excellent deal & a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking to join so put the word around for any prospective members as we are only half way through the race Calender with 8 races left (including Club Champs)
Triathlon Australia are pleased to kick off 2015 with a New Member Special Offer. Join now for 40% off the cost of 2014-2015 annual membership to Triathlon Australia.
The offer is aimed at people new to the sport who will continue to train and compete over the last 6 months of the 2014-2015 season. As a welcome to our sport, we have reduced annual membership costs to encourage them to join the association, and a club.
The offer is available from January 2015 until 30 May 2015. New membership fees are detailed in the table below.
CLUB CHAMPS – Early Bird Rewards
For everyone who pays for their weekend accommodation ($80) before 1st February you go into the draw to win one of 26 prizes:
Fees can be paid directly into the club bank account:
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There is one queen room still available at the Border Motel for the Hell of the West triathlon weekend at the end of the month. Options of Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday night. There will be many other Coffs Tri members staying at this motel.
Please contact Andrew Rowlings at email@example.com if interested.
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