END OF THE SEASON
Well, we can’t always be blessed with perfect conditions, so nature threw us a curly one on the weekend. With wild weather hitting the area on Friday, we were unsure whether the last race for the season would go ahead at all. Fortunately, the rains eased and the race went ahead as planned. What was left of the weather made for a fun and more challenging race for those 45 competitors that took on the long course, and the 2 that did the enticer distance.
The swim was shortened to 800m, but some chose to go a little longer while swimming around trying to find the buoys! The Jetty waters were not as flat as usual, but the waves gave us a nice ride back to the beach. The recent wild weather had created a nice sand ramp up to the transition area, with the timber steps almost completely covered. Made for a nice change.
Onto the bike and thankfully the transition area wasn’t too muddy. But just when you thought we were in for a smooth, rain-free ride, the heavens opened up and poured cold, stinging rain for a few minutes. Just long enough to make things more slippery and keep us all attentive to the conditions.
The run course had a couple of detours through lesser puddles and at times felt more like a Tough Mudder race than our usual club course. It was not a place for those who are precious about getting their shoes wet! The sun came out to steam up the conditions, making for a hot finish for some members.
Line honours went to Glen George, Mick Dougherty and Patrick Brennan. Kate Marsden, Shannon O’Hara and Joanne Fergusson were the first females home. The Ventoux Cyles team were strong and were the first of our sponsor teams to come in. Isiah Koopmans smashed up the Enticer course with Ky Sullivan keeping him honest a couple of minutes behind.
This season has seen so many of our members go from strength to strength and it has been a privilege to be there for all the highs and lows, joys and tribulations, PBs and “maybe next race” moments. Thanks to each and every member who was a part of our club in 2014/15. You are what makes CHTC so strong and a pleasure to belong to.
Thanks also to the Committee members who keep things ticking along behind the scenes. Thanks for giving up your free time to take CHTC to new heights.
In all it was a great day on the course on Sunday, and the season has been one to be remembered. It’s always sad to see the end of the season, but we will be back at it again in a couple of weeks for our last hurrah at Club Championships! Let’s make it our best yet!
CLUB CHAMPS 2015
Entries are still open for Club Champs on 16th May. We need as many volunteers, supporters and competitors coming down for this year’s Club Champs in Forster as possible. Every individual will help contribute to us taking out the ultimate title of Club Champions of the Year. Whether you are first, last or somewhere in between, everyone contributes to our success.
However please be aware you also need to enter the event via the Active website as a volunteer or competitor.
To register to race or volunteer:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO RACE
(Use the code CHT2015CC to claim the $20 discount)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER
PLEASE DON’T LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, THE EVENT HAS SOLD OUT IN PREVIOUS YEARS, SO ENTER NOW!!
RSVP BY THIS FRIDAY FOR PRESENTATION!
This year we will be combining the AGM and the Presentation night into one night of business followed by frivolity!
So you are hereby cordially invited to Pasfields Restaurant on Friday 29th May 2015 at 6:15pm for the AGM and 7pm for the Presentation. The attached flyer has more details and the menu is also attached for your drooling pleasure.
Tickets for the bash are $30 and we need to know numbers by 8th May. Juniors are also very welcome! The special cost to kids is $15. So please RSVP to Karen by email at email@example.com. You can deposit your payment into the CHTC bank account, using your last name as the reference.
PUBLICITY OFFICER & HANDICAPPER 2015/2016 SEASON
As mentioned in the last newsletter, the club is looking for someone who is willing to be trained as our Handicapper for next season.
Over many years Martin Rose had admirably done the job with assistance from Dave Leckenby. Both are willing to help and fill in when required but it is very important someone is also trained.
See below for further information:
If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also looking for someone to take on the role of Publicity Officer. This role involves sending occasional press releases to local media, as well as compiling & sending out the weekly newsletter. You don’t have to be a wordsmith or be a genius with computers. It just takes a couple of hours every week to compile the items for the newsletter and/or press releases and send them out. You will need to be competent computer user. The current format is done in MS Outlook (full version), but this can always be changed to Mail Chimp or another mailout system if you prefer.
If you are interested, please contact email@example.com.
CORE AND CONDITIONING COURSE
By now we all know the benefits to be gained in triathlon by having a strong core.
So to help put the theory into practice, Coffs Coast Health Club are putting on a Strength & Core Conditioning Course for Triathletes.
The course will start on 20th May and run for 8 weeks, from 5:30am - 6:30am each week. The cost of $144 for the whole course is an exclusive price for CHTC members.
Further details are on the attached flyer, or you can contact Glen Barnett on 0411 037 097 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information.
On the bike footage really captures the mayhem during the European spring classics. Would you have the guts to ride in a race like this?
ONES FOR THE CALENDAR
• Coffs Harbour Running Festival
6 September 2015. Always great to run on our beautiful creek walk and on home soil. A great way to end the running season. Half marathon, 10km, 5km family run/walk & 3km family run/walk. Entries open soon. http://villagesports.com.au/events/coffs-harbour-running-festival/
• Salt Multisport Festival
19 – 29 September 2015. An Olympic distance race done over 2 days – ride Saturday am, swim Saturday pm, run Sunday am. All held in the beautiful surrounds of Salt and Kingscliff. Not as easy as it sounds. http://www.saltmf.com.au/
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