Race Report 26 January 2013

Race 20 of 26

Severe weather warnings in force for Northern NSW and SE Queensland, evacuation centres opened, helicopters sent from Sydney in preparation for evacuations, Tweed Valley Triathletes cancelled their race, but still 54 die hard Twinnies members  turned out to go through the motions, and then how about those juniors that dragged their parents down so that they could race in miserable conditions. Three cheers to everybody OZZIE OZZIE OZZiE  OY OY OY

“Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi” is a cheer or chant often performed at Australian sport events. It is a variation of the Oggy Oggy Oggy chant used by both association football and rugby unionfans in Great Britain from the 1970s onwards. It is usually performed by a crowd uniting to support a sports team or athlete. The alternate is for an individual to chant the line “Aussie, Aussie Aussie!” and the crowd to respond with “Oi! Oi! Oi!”. Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But it was Australia Day, a day we hear from Sam Kekovich promoting lamb and Dick  Smith encouraging us to support ozzie farmers and buy Australian products.  It is a wide brown contrasting land we live in, with bush fires in one corner, tornadoes and flooding rain in another. Today we celebrated with a healthy breakfast once again put together by the girls, ramping it up a bit with banana mini pancakes, muesli yoghurt fruit cups and the coffee supplied by Rory Curtis’s The Good Guys. Tony Latter and Angela put together a great show  demonstrating and providing coffee from the Mapp Coffee machine and juicer. Head down to The Good Guys and get a great special on the coffee machine this weekend.


Angela & Tony preping for breaky

As reported last week, Twinnies is a family friendly group of people, for the past couple of years we have had the pleasure of Joe and Laura Kelly visiting from Canadian. Their visa is due to expire and they will be leaving us returning to Canada. To help remind them of their stay here, the lovely smiling lady Di Lance from Cannabil Clothing presented they with an Australian Bike jersey.


Laura & Joe Kelly with their Cannabil Ozzie jerseys

John Warren completed his 500th race, having represented the club in numerous races in Australia as well as racing for Australia in a number of overseas Olympic distance events.


John Warren 500 Club Races

Wendy Wise completed her 400th race, a past president and avid supporter of Twinnies and loves to welcome every new person, “I haven’t met you yet, I’m Wendy Wise…” She also has competed at events around the country and represented Australia a couple of years ago on the Gold Coast.


Wendy Wise with Doug Neil after completing her 400 club race

Random Draw Winners
Warren Copping – Palm Beach Supercycles Light, Peter Stowe – South Tweed Cycles, Mr Kevin Bannerman –Cannabil Clothing, Ryan Stoddart – Kingscliff Cycles, Doug Neil- Palm Beach Supercycles, Kay Ball – Storm Cycles

Marshalls for 2nd February
Darlington Dr/Leisure Dr Roundabout – Shelly Roy
Fraser Dr/Amaroo Dr Intersection – Dave Proudfoot

It was refreshing to see that at the conclusion of the weekly presentation, one normally quite and reserved member found it necessary to publicly apologise for his uncharacteristic behaviour last week. Apology accepted

Stu Crawford
Twin Towns Triathlon Club

Race Report 19 January 2013

Race 19 of 26

Another great day for racing at  Twinnies, with 80 odd members and 3 visitors braving the conditions today which were warm  humid conditions again!!!, wouldn’t it be nice to have a tail wind all the way, or at least on the homeward leg along Darlington Drive- just for a change.

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The calm before the storm – Scott Collins

FACT: Fanatical St George support Andrew Hunter stated the Olympic Distance pool measured at 50.02 metres holds 1,350,000 litres of water and was last emptied in 2005 following the flooding of Banora Point.

Twin Towns Triathlon Club is a family friendly club, or at least that’s what I thought. There is always a bit of sledging going on and friendly competition, but today I was threaten, whilst on the run with ,”….I’ll see you in court”.  I believe this was due to the honest and open reporting in last week’s post.  Mr Kevin ‘call me the Rock’ Bannerman a former president of this club apparently had spoken to his lawyer regarding his portrayal as a whinger!  Anyone who knows the ‘rock’ will understand his threatening and demeaning nature, so be warned, don’t say anything he doesn’t like or you’ll be taken off his Christmas card list.

19 Jan Michael & Brendon

Michael Sargent & Brendon Brooks

Doctor Bike Senior – Roger Campbell and Doctor Bike Junior – Paul Woodger were absent on official duties. Paul held the first of his hot laps classes around the course yesterday morning with 6 attentive triathletes keen to pick up a few pointer from an expert. Paul will be holding more classes, keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more details.

Next Saturday is Australia Day and we will be holding our monthly breakfast – this breakfast is being sponsored by Rory Curtis’s The Good Guys. Tony Latter- Rory’s 2IC will be in attendance, showing off the MAPP coffee machine, rumour has it that you will be able to sample a coffee.

19 Jan Phil, Rob & Glenn

Phil Klien, Rob Gillies & Glenn Lance

Random Draw Winners
Gerard Robards – Storm Cycles, Sera Graham – Cannabil Clothing, Jenny Scaysbrook – South Tweed Cycles, Angela Reid – Kingscliff Cycles, Danny Warner- Palm Beach Supercycles

Marshalls for 26 January
Woodlands Dr/Darlington Drive Roundabout – Carl Schuetze
Amaroo Dr/Fraser Drive intersection – Glenn Payne

 Point Score Leaderboard after 18 Races






Vicki Lawes




Warren Copping




Kay Ball




Jamie Stoddart




George Saunders




Andrew Costello




Scott Styman




Wendy Wise




Lewis Saunders




Peter Serone



Another of life’s little titbits of trivia

In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’

Stu Crawford
Twin Towns Triathlon