RACE NO 2
Don’t forget that daylight saving time starts this Sunday 5th October. This will be our 2nd race for the season, so be sure to change your clocks before you go to bed on Saturday night so that you won’t miss the race. Clocks go forward by one hour.
We really do need to get started on time, so please ensure that you have walked across the blue timing mat and have your bike racked by 6:15am. Conditions are looking pretty good with a minimum of 15 degrees and heating up to 28 on Sunday. There should be some light winds about. High tide is at 4:14am so you will get a nice outgoing tide to start your swim.
For this race, we have invited Allan Harrison who is a fully accredited TA Official (also a new club member and tutor to our new level 1 TOs) to wander around and give members a few tips on the rules and regulations of triathlon. He will be primarily giving advice so don’t get too concerned. The aim is to help our members when they race away so that they have a better idea of potential issues that may arise. Feel free to ask him for advice, tips or to help with any questions you have.
And remember that Monday is a public holiday so you can race hard knowing that you have an extra recovery day!
Once again, the dedicated team of organisers put on another fantastic race at Woopi Tri on Sunday. They even managed to get the weather perfect for the day. The water was clear and smooth, the roads were dry and there was barely a breath of wind for the ride & run. The temperature was warm, but not too warm. Another perfect day in Woopi!
In its 28th year, Woopi Tri remains a brilliant community event that is well patronised by all levels of triathletes. It was just as great to see the guns battle it out for first place as it was to see so many age groupers, first timers and casual triathletes smiling as they came over the finish line.
Lindsay Wall and Richard Pearson put on a great show for spectators and were neck and neck in the early stages of the run. In the end, Lindsay crossed the line a mere 46s before Richard. Congratulations to you both on a great race. Laura Cook had a more convincing win in the women’s race and it was brilliant to see her win so comfortably.
CHTC was very well represented and our members did us proud. There were several PBs on the course and some exceptional races. Jon Waites showed us what a cycling holiday in the Dolomites can do for your bike legs, Melissa Bulloch once again showed she is a true athlete, Chris Rowthorne and Grace Edwards showed what consistent training helps to achieve, and Amy Vandervliet, Tina Benoit and Rebecca Varney all showed true sportsmanship and inspiring determination. There were many more who competed and full results can be viewed HERE.
But by far the biggest congratulations and thanks goes to Leeann Lloyd and her exceptional team of volunteers for putting on one of the best, friendliest & most fun triathlons on the calendar. Can’t wait for the 29th Woopi Tri in 2015!
BOUNCING FAMILY FUN DAY
All members of CHTC have been invited to come along to the Family Fun Day at Springloaded Trampoline Park on 12th October at 4 - 6pm.
This will be an opportunity to meet others and introduce your family to the Coffs Harbour Triathlon Club family.
For the generous rate of $10 per bouncer, you get 2 hours of exclusive bouncing fun for the entire family. The club is also providing a sausage sizzle. Drinks can be purchased at the venue, but bring plenty of water. You will need it!
Bookings are essential. Please text Kristy 0418 425 577 if you can come.
Please see the attached Flyer for more details.
TWEED COAST ENDURO
A new long distance event is on the calendar on Sunday 29 March 2015!
The brand spanking new Tweed Coast Enduro offers racing on a long course 1.9km swim / 90km cycle / 21.1km run for individuals in social (entry level) or competitive age groups; and teams in either the tag or group of mates format. Then the Little Kids, Big Kids, Juniors and Cadets Aquathons offer a community activity over varying distances on the run, swim, run format.
The race organisers would love you to be a part of their first ever long distance event. It's ideal for athletes looking for a hit out for Ironman Oz, allows you a whole summer rather than winter to train up for the event and it’s the only "local" event of its kind for those of us in Northern NSW offered in the first half of the year. The fast, flat course is also a great opportunity for first time (entry level) competitors to try an endurance challenge.
Located in the beautiful Pottsville beach, it’s only a few hours from our home ground. Pottsville and its surrounding regions have a number of affordable, picturesque accommodations options for those wanting to make a weekend of it.
There is something for the whole family, so don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of this brand new event. Put it in your calendar now and register at www.tweedenduro.com.au.
BIKE COACHING SESSIONS
Club Coach Phil Benoit will be conducting a Friday Bike session, starting this Friday the 3rd October.
This is not a free Coffs Tri Club session, it is a pbtricoaching session open to all at a cost of $5 per session which is paid on the day.
The sessions will start at 6am and finish at 7.15 am. There will be a session briefing at 6 am, so please ensure that you get there early!
The start location is Beach Street, Woolgoolga, in the car parks between Carrington Street and Queen Street.
Please direct any enquiries to Phil Benoit on 0418 635 153 or email@example.com.
The Berlin marathon is known for its fast, record-setting course and this year’s race did not disappoint. The race produced its 7th men's world record!
Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto took 26s off the world record by running 42.2km in 2:02:57. Second-placed Emmanuel Mutai also beat the previous record, finishing in 2:03:13. This is bringing the world record time for the marathon closer and closer to the 2hr mark. Most commentators believe it is just a matter of time before some breaks the 2hr barrier.
DORRIGO SHOW FUN RUN
The Dorrigo Show Fun Run is on again on Sunday 24th November with 4 events to choose from.
1. Dorrigo Challenge - 13km, start 8:30am
2. Traditional - 6.5km, start 8:40am
3. Walkers - 6.5km, start 8:35am
4. Runners 8 yrs & under - 1.5km, start 8:45am (starting at summit close)
Entry Fee: Adults (18 years and over) $12; Junior (17 years and under) $8
•Entry fee includes show admission
• Entry forms available at fun run start on the day
• All entrants must sign an indemnity form (waiver). Junior entrants require parents/guardian signature
• Free bus from the showground to the start leaves 8.00am
• Registration commences at North Dorrigo 7.30am
• All runs and classes finish at the Dorrigo Showground
• Event is undertaken by the Dorrigo & Guy Fawkes Agricultural Association Inc.
• Class 4 runners 8 years & under begin at Summit Close.
Any enquiries, please call Kelly Cochran on 6657 4006
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