NEW START FOR THE ENTICER
At our next club Triathlon on 22nd March, the start time for the Enticer event will now be one minute after the last 25 minute handicapper starts, ie 26 minutes after the start of the long course race.
The committee has made this decision to split the start primarily to ease congestion during the swim leg and have everyone finish the event closer to the same time. Note that registration will still close at 6:20 am for both events as usual. There will be a slight change to the enticer swim course that will be explained on the day. The swim course for the long event will not change.
These fortnights are rolling around quickly and once again we will be off and racing on Sunday.
Expect to see some slick times from members across the board, as many of us are approaching our key races and starting to get in gear for the bcu Coffs Tri on 8 March.
Hopefully the weather will hold out and give us good racing conditions. Rain is predicted but it’s always hard to know what the weather gods will give us this far out from the day. What we do know is we will have warm, humid conditions. Please remember to hydrate well both the day before and during the race. And be sure to check what is in your cup from the aid station before you pour that liquid over your head or you’ll be in for a hot, humid and sticky run! (Oh come on, we’ve all done it!)
We should be setting off right at high tide, which is at 6:05am. The seas have been pretty calm of late and the water has been around 24 degrees. Once again, be prepared for the “no wetsuit” announcement, just in case!
SUNDAY RACE REPORT
Just when you thought Lyndal Green couldn’t get any faster, she puts in the extraordinary race that saw her the fastest female at the Club race on Sunday. All Lyndal’s hard work training for the Sprint Championships is definitely paying off. And with the always-in-form Joe Kane away doing his thing at Hell of the West, Isiah Koopmans had the chance to enjoy being the fastest male. Isiah is quickly showing the promise that saw him awarded our Junior Scholarship.
Lots of other members were in fine form on Sunday, no doubt helped along by yet another near perfect morning for racing. Vicki Tillott shaved several minutes off her time, Dallas Howard and Jo Ferguson both finished their first long course in very respectable times, and the Marsden family (Kate, Sarah & Matthew) continue to show the benefits of a new approach to their training. It was also good to see Sarvi Thompson back on the course.
Some of us are still feeling a little sluggish with the extra weight & down time over Christmas, but no doubt times will continue to improve as the season progresses and people get closer to their key races.
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