Coffs Harbour once again turned on awesome racing conditions for the second race of the season. This drew 82 people to the sprint distance course and 32 to the enticer distance. Daniel Stein and Jacinta Smithers were fastest male and female, with 0:57:55 and 1:11:31 respectively. Times at the front of the pack were almost exactly the same as the last race, a testimony to the consistency of athletes such as Joe Kane (1:02:51) and Marcus O’Brien (1:05:33). And the hard work of others is starting to pay dividends, with the likes of Hadley Black (1:12:54), Ian Howchin (1:17:53), Wendy Maley (1:26:01), Ken Crabb (1:26:07) and Todd Blewitt (1:19:30) all showing significant improvement.
Times on the enticer course are also coming down. Jayde Viles (0:49:36), Scott Thompson (0:43:34) and Emily Malouf (0:42:25) all posted times several minutes faster than the first race.
With the run course now slightly longer than previous years, it will be hard to compare course records. But for those who are interested, the best male and female times in the 2012-13 season were 0:54:53 (Richard Pearson) and 1:03:10 (Laura Cook) for the sprint distance and 0:34:09 (Jake Brown) and 0:37:24 (Kalina Bennett) for the enticer distance.
Lots of CHTC members are showing good form as the season gets underway and many personal records are sure to be broken.
It was a great day of racing on Sunday, and congratulations to all who competed.
A sure-fire way to improve your times is to wear a CHTC triathlon suit. Not only will club pride hurtle you faster along the course, but you’ll look great at the same time! Why struggle along in your old, baggy tri suit? A new, slick suit in club colours is just what you need to propel you through the new season.
To assist you in this, Michelle Clarke will be placing an order on 6th October. She has samples available to try on for size. Just give Michelle a call on 0412091449 or email email@example.com to arrange a time.
‘TIS (GETTING CLOSE TO) THE SEASON…
Hard to believe, but plans are already in place to celebrate Christmas in CHTC style.
Our Christmas party will be held on Saturday 7th December at 6:30pm at Mangrove Jacks at the Promenade, 321 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour. There will be food aplenty, for carb loading purposes naturally. Vegetarians will also be catered for. Tickets are $20.
For catering purposes, tickets need to be prepaid via EFT to the Club bank account (BSB 704 328 Account No 197693 S11). Please use your name as the reference in the transaction.
AND WHILE WE’RE AT IT…
Even harder to think about at this point in time, but plans are also in place for the end of season dinner.
So put a “save the date” in your calendar for this not-to-be-missed event on Saturday 10th May at 6:30pm. This year’s venue is C.Ex Club Coffs Harbour and the program is shaping up to be entertaining and a great way to finish off what is proving to be a stellar season. There will be the usual season awards and induction of life members. But the highlight will be the much anticipated return of the “Cliffy Awards”, named in honour of our venerable MC Cliff Lloyd and celebrating some of the more embarrassing achievements of our Club members. Finally, a famous and special guest from the Triathlon world will be in attendance.
Watch this space for more details.
WOOPI TRI – 6 MORE SLEEPS
Woopi Tri only has 40 spots left before they need to close registrations! There has been an increased number of locals registering this year. Great to see locals supporting the event.
There is also still time to enter. You can follow the link to the event from our website (www.coffstri.com). Or entries are online at www.registernow.com (go to “Find an Event” and search for “Woopi Tri”). Check out their new revamped website at http://woopitriathlonfestival.com/ or contact the Race Director Leeann Lloyd on 041 633 6524 for more details.
Jono Freeman is and Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Sport Scientist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is a lecturer for the Department of Education and Communities of NSW, and currently consults to high performance sporting organisations and various corporate businesses, designing health programs and workplace injury prevention through movement assessment and exercise prescription.
After completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science & Nutrition Jono continued on to further complete his Masters of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation). As a certified Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) and a Functional Movement Screen Practitioner, Jono integrates cutting edge research with in-the-trenches experience to ensure every person achieves their goals.
Jono will be conducting a Foam Rolling Seminar at Coffs Harbour Olympic Pool on Saturday 5th October in 2 sessions – Session 1 at 7:30am and Session 2 at 8:30am. The cost is $50, which includes the 1 hour seminar plus a JF roller to take home. If you don’t require a roller, the cost is $30.
Limited spaces are available and bookings are essential. Contact Clint Rowlings on 0417 219 154 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrew Rowlings on 0434 718 274 or email@example.com for bookings or more information.
SYDNEY RUNNING FESTIVAL
A couple of members travelled to Sydney on the weekend for the very scenic Sydney Running Festival.
Ellie Luhr completed the Half Marathon in 2:36:46 and Andrew Pitzen took on the 9.2km race in 0:46:27.
Congratulations to you both!
Don’t forget if you’re racing then we want to know about it! Just email details of the race to firstname.lastname@example.org so your achievements can be shared with all members. Or, even better, dob in your mates if they are too shy! All contributions are welcome.
RESULTS UPDATE - COFFS HARBOUR RUNNING FESTIVAL
A few results were accidentally omitted from the list of members competing in the Coffs Harbour Running Festival. Sincere apologies to anyone left out.
Here are details of a few that were missed:
5km race - Martin Rose 0:27:30
10km race - Judy Cotterell 1:14:46
Half Marathon - Joanne Judd 2:24:45
LIKE GOING FAST?
For the adrenaline addicted among us, check out this record-setting bike speed. Wonder what the cadence would be.
“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance” -Samuel Johnson
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