By Isaiah Koopmans
The great weather made for perfect conditions for the first race of 2015, in the club’s annual run swim run event. There wasn’t a huge turnout as people must still be getting over that Christmas hangover but the race saw 17 taking to the short course and 47 in the long course.
The race commenced with the women and short course competitors followed by the males starting five minutes behind. The conditions made for some good racing and some interesting changes in the positioning with the bike out of the equation.
Ed Brazier and Jess Dougherty had the fastest runs for the day while Isaiah Koopmans and Lyndal Green had the fastest swim times for the male and female divisions. Tim Martin led the short course from start to finish followed by Michael Ylinen and Jake Golding, Jayde Viles was the first female.
In the long course Isaiah Koopmans came out victorious in a time of 57.43, with Joe Kane and Ed Brazier taking out the minor placing’s. In the women’s Alison Howle was hard to beat finishing as first female and second overall in a time of 58.12, with Sarah Marsden and Lyndal Green taking the minor placing’s.
Congratulations to myself who managed to break the water trough after taking a fall. Thanks to Richard and Mark for your sympathy and sorry to everyone who had to run with sandy feet. Who’s got blisters?
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:
1 x refund of Club Membership Fees ($120 value)
25 x $20 refund from Club Champ fees (accommodation will then only cost you $60 for 2 nights)
But in order to win these prizes you must pay for your club champs accommodation by 1st February.
Fees can be paid directly into the club bank account:
Coffs Harbour Triathlon Club (BCU)
BSB: 704328, Account number: 197693 (S11 if you are transferring from another BCU account)
List your name as reference
HALF PRICE MEMBERSHIPS
1/2 year memberships are now available at $60.00 for an adult and $25.00 junior. TRINSW will still require their full fee for membership.
ONES FOR THE CALENDAR
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before and more importantly, you're doing something. Neil Gaiman
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