PRESENTATION AND GALA DINNER – an update
Don’t worry, Crowie is still our special guest for the night.
However there are just a few amendments to the information in last week’s newsletter.
Pre-dinner drinks start at 6:30pm with the formalities to begin at 7pm sharp
Just to reiterate, the Presentation and Gala Dinner will be held at the C.ex Club on Friday 16th May with pre-dinner drinks at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are $50.00 per person and $20.00 for juniors. To secure your seat please EFT the amount with your name into our club BCU bank account BSB 704328 Account number 197693 (S11 if you are transferring from another BCU account).
Tickets are selling fast, so get in quick to avoid disappointment.
RULE OF THE WEEK
Rule 6 addresses how TOs should notify competitors of penalties and how competitors are required to respond.
Rule 6.2 – Notification of Penalties
A Technical Official should carry out the following actions when issuing a penalty to a competitor:
a. Gain the attention of the competitor;
b. Confirm with the competitor their race number;
c. Show the competitor a Yellow or Red Card and inform the competitor of the rule infringement; and
d. Advise the competitor what action needs to be taken.
Rule 6.3 - Competitor Conduct
When shown a Yellow or Red Card by a Technical Official, a competitor must:
a. Confirm with the Technical Official their race number; and
b. Acknowledge and obey any instruction from the Technical Official.
A competitor may complete the event even if shown a Yellow or Red Card by a Technical Official.
OCEAN SWIM THIS WEEKEND!!!
Time is running very short for people to register for this weekend’s Coffs Ocean Swims.
The long range forecast for Sunday is a warm day, around 27oC and the water is a delightful 26oC. Perfect for practicing your non-wetsuit swimming in the open water! Why not tackle the 2km swim in a friendly race, a safe environment and a beautiful setting. And all on our doorstep! Perfect.
Or if you prefer your swims short and sharp, you can enter the 600m race around the Jetty. Or better still, enter both!!
The day kicks off at 8am but you need to register and get numbered any time from 6:30am to 7:45am.
Online entries close at 8pm on Friday 28th March, but you can still do a late entry in person at the Yacht Club on Saturday 29th (2 - 4pm) and Sunday 30th (from 6.30am) with a $10 late fee for all events on top of the original event price.
All the details are available at http://villagesports.com.au/events/coffs-ocean-swims/.
STEP IT UP A NOTCH – WITH QUADRATHLON!!!
Yes, you read it right – QUADRATHLON!!! When three disciplines is just not floating your boat any longer.
Murray Quad is Australia’s first quadrathlon and consists of a 3km swim, 20km run, 80km ride & 26km paddle. Taking place on Saturday 10th May, you can enter as a team or individual. Each discipline can be completed by 2 people, therefore you can enter a team of up to 8 people.
The race starts in Yarrawonga and finishes in Tocumwal on the mighty Murray River. It is also raising money for the Save the Children fund and the organisers will assist you with fundraising information and tips if required.
Head to www.murrayquad.com.au to learn more and to register.
An information poster is also attached to this newsletter.
Anyone following Ironman Melbourne on the weekend would have enjoyed the show in both the elite women’s and men’s categories.
By all accounts it was a tough swim that separated the lead men into two packs for the ride. The top 4 finishers battled hard on the run and all finished within a minute or two of each other. Luxembourg’s Dirk Bockel won the day by breaking away with only 6km to go on the bike. The others just couldn’t catch him. He won the day in 8:01:01. Australia’s Paul Matthews and David Dellow followed soon after in 8:02:13 and 8:03:06 respectively.
In the women’s race, Caroline Steffen showed her dominance throughout the race and happily regained her first place crown from 2012. Steffen was challenged all the way by USA’s Mary Beth Ellis and Kim Schwabenbauer. The three were together for the bike leg, with Steffen lifting the pace on the run to finish in an incredible 8:57:56. Ellis came in at 9:02:14 and Schwabenbauer in 9:10:05. Rebekah Keat was the first Australian woman home in 9:11:05.
Marking the end of an era, Craig Alexander gave an emotional post-race tribute to his family and supporters and sadly announced that Ironman Melbourne was his last full iron distance race. He will now be focusing on spending more time with his family, racing shorter distances and starting a new career in coaching. You can ask him all about it at the Presentation night!
CHTC was also represented in the race. You can check out the results at http://ap.ironman.com/triathlon/coverage/athlete-tracker.aspx?race=melbourne&y=2014#axzz2wrlL5hfy for individuals and http://www.multisportaustralia.com.au/Mobile for teams.
Well done to everyone who competed and completed.
ONES FOR THE CALENDAR
“Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going”. - Anonymous
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