Race Report 17 November 2012
After a weeks of wind, today we awoke to perfect conditions, slightly overcast and not a hint of wind, unfortunately the humidity was around 85% so sit back and wait to sign on next week to see how has been hammered by the handicapper. Our numbers are back to normal after a last week with just over 100 and today we were joined by two new competitors.
Selwyn, Chris & Lachy
We still need to impress on all competitors the need to get through registration as earlier as possible, and those wishing to start earlier than their allocated handicap time need to be registered before 05:30am.
Des Gooda held another of his clinics, today focusing on ‘transitions’. I talk to a lot of the newer members and they all are seeking to reduce their overall triathlon times, attending one of Des’s clinics is a good start as well as: 1) forget about drying yourself after the swim, by the time you finish the bike you will be dry, 2) get some elastic laces, 3) leave the socks at home and finally have a good set up, helmet and glasses ready to go, shoes and hat laid out ready to go. Have a look around and see how others are set up.
Next week end the Kingscliff Triathlon is being held, we are still after some volunteers to help on the day, if you can help out please contact Chris Watt asap, it is a great atmosphere cheering everyone on particularly when you see a fellow Twinnies member.
The Kingscliff Triathlon is closely linked with Twin Towns Triathlon Club, with the Nev Salmon Memorial Trophy awarded to the winner. Nev was a long standing member of our club before he was tragically killed early one morning on a training ride. For those new to our club, please take the time to read about Nev and how the trophy came about on his memorial page.
Doctor Bike Junior (Paul Woodger) not to be confused with the older Doctor Roger Campbell Bike reminded us on the importance of keeping to the left, particularly when riding up hill. For those coming up on a slower rider to give a call that they are passing. REMEMBER ALL PASSING ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE. Upon entering a roundabout, the importance of a quick headcheck – glance over the right shoulder to see what’s behind you.
Kane, Matt & Cindy
The Club Christmas Party is filling up fast, the Boat Shed on Currumbin Creek has limited capacity and they have advised us that our numbers are limited to 40. To date we have 33 members attending. To please advise Julie West ASAP if you would like to go. If we have more than 40 wishing to attend, we will look at an alternative venue- more on that later if needed.
POINT SCORE AFTER RACE 10
We handed out the last of our complimentary coffee vouchers from our most recent sponsor, Steven NG from Zarraffa’s. If you have one you need to redeem in the next couple of days as they will expire on the 20 November. Again if you visit any of our sponsors, please take the opportunity to thank them for their generosity and support.
Todays Random Draw winners are brought to you courtesy of Storm Cycles, Palm Beach Cycles, Kingscliff Cycles, Sth Tweed Cycles, Cannabil Clothing, Felt Bikes (thanks Steve West) and Andrew Armstrong with a box of Kristy Kreme Donuts and the winners were:
Amy Nelson, Scott Collins, Judy Murray, Heather Ball, Trevor Lawes, Val Lambard and Michelle Jones.
MARSHALLS FOR NEXT WEEK 24TH NOVEMBER
Darlington & Woodlands Drive – Scott Collins
Fraser and Amaroo Drive – Sue Baxter / Jenny Scaysbrook if Sue gets held up on her return from NZ.
Continuing on with some useless but interesting facts:
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents
A great king from history:
Spades – King David
Hearts – Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds – Julius Caesar
Did anybody see the phantom snapper Jayde Aleman out on bike and run course today. Jayde does a great job capturing as many members as possible and has opened his facebook gallery for you to scroll through, so give him a couple of days and head over there. Remember to LIKE his page.
Remember to train hard and stay safe
Twin Towns Triathlon Club