SUNDAY RACE REPORT
Despite the dark start, it was nice to have a swim where you could see the first turning buoy instead of squinting into the rising sun. Don’t worry, we’ll be squinting again at the next club race!
It was a fairly low key race, with only 58 on the long course and 10 on the short course. Naturally, Richard Pearson was first over the line in an amazing 0:56:31. He just keeps getting faster. Joe Kane was next in 6 minutes later. Tenielle Stubbs was first female home and is showing some great speed and form of late. Kathy Ward was not far behind with true athletic style and barely a hint of slowing down or jet lag after a few weeks away overseas. Charles Barnes took on the long course and no doubt will shave even more minutes off his time if he gets himself onto a road bike (see CHTC classifieds below).
Also showing some good form were Mick Darlow, Mel McCosker and Kristie Hildebrand, all now reaping the benefits of consistent training.
Michael Ylinen won the short course in 0:36:50 and Jake Golding was not too far behind. There were a few familiar faces in the short course, whether recovering from longer distance races such as Lee Varney, or coming back from injury like Jo Magill, or just keeping your toe in the triathlon waters whilst juggling lots of other priorities like Ian Nash.
Whatever your motivation, it’s always great to see our members out on the course, short or long. Keep up the good work.
COFFS OCEAN SWIMS – THIS WEEKEND!
Sunday is looking like it’s going to be lovely conditions once again. But this time it’s for the Coffs Ocean Swims brought to you by Village Sports. The water is hovering around a very respectable 22 degrees, the wind will be down and with any luck the sun will be out. This is an ideal opportunity to get in some open water swimming practice before Club Champs in May!
Now in its 17th year, the Coffs Oceans Swims have an event for everyone with a 600m and a 2km swim as well 150m and 300m junior swims for 8-10 years and 11-14 year olds.
All the details and registrations are available at http://villagesports.com.au/events/coffs-ocean-swims/.
Good luck to every one participating in the Swims! May the tides be with you! (The tide will be going out in the morning, by the way).
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE
The bus is now FULL. There are also only 2 beds left for weekend accommodation.
If you want a bed on the weekend please deposit $80 into the Club Bank Account & let Vicki know (email@example.com) that you have done so ASAP. Bank details: Coffs Harbour Triathlon Club (BCU), BSB: 704328, Account number: 197693 (S11 if you are transferring from another BCU account).
All the details are in the attached information sheet.
Remember, every member who participates earns points for our club towards the ultimate goal of Club of the Year 2015. Whether you participate in the race, volunteer or TO, every entry counts to help us win CLUB OF THE YEAR!
To register as an athlete please click here:
(Please note you need to enter the code CHT2015CC to claim your $20.00 athlete discount).
To register as a volunteer: (No charge)
PIMP YOUR PLANK
We all know the benefits of core strength, and the plank is one of the fundamental movements to help you develop good core strength and stability.
If you’re keen to step your plank up a notch, then check out these variations to take your planks to new levels. DOMS is practically guaranteed.
Charles Barnes is after an entry level 2nd hand road bike in the $500 - $600 price range. Every second he shaves off his time could be more points at Club Champs! If you have something you want to sell, please contact Charles on 0418 220 466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONES FOR THE CALENDAR
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- Sri Chinmoy
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