Race Report 23 February 2013
‘Some one must have been praying… to have a dry race after all this rain’ Mike Fraser- Chairman Twin Towns Services Club. What a week, with the rain starting before we even finished last weeks race to clear overnight, we were truly blessed, lets hope Tweed Council can get out and fill ALL THOSE POTHOLES, I have it on really good authority that if you hit one, it hurts.
With last weeks weather attempting to hang around, our numbers were down slightly today, Tracey Foyster decided that she wanted to get right away from the rain and raced down in Tasmania today in the Australian Championships in fair weather conditions with a morning shower or two with a temperature range of 16-23deg Celsius. Well it paid off – Tracey won her age group and is now a NATIONAL CHAMPION, well done, Jeff Collier from Tweed Valley Triathletes- a current world champion also won his age group.
Nominations for the Club championship are still open, you just need to have completed 12 club races to qualify- one week left. We are also providing the option of a normal race for those that just want to have a go and be on the finish line to cheer everyone home. The happy Police will be controlling both sets of traffic lights!
Here is a little teaser – current points scores after last weeks race
1st 468 pts
2nd 425 pts
3rd 406 pts
4th 405 pts
5th 403 pts
6th 386 pts
7th 382 pts.
So who’s who in the race to the line……
That leads on to the Presentation Dinner, there will be no tickets available at the door, contact Julie Bloor via firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on twinnies facebook page if you want to purchase a ticket or have any special dietary requirements.
Here is a link to a GOPRO video of the Intermediate course filmed today by Web Master Peter Nelson, if you look closely you may even find Pete trying his hand at movie directing. Not to sure he should give up his day job just yet. He has promised to give us some move clips next season.
Doctor Bike Junior’s Club championship challenge generated a fair bit of facebook chat during the week, looks like Ben Saunders is preparing to off load (drop) some cash for a worthy cause, it would be good to see him back around the course before this season closes. Dr Bike moved his position today to observe riders travelling around the fast down hill left hand corner of Amaroo Drive and Ash Drive. He observed quite a few riders going wide around the corner, some with their inside pedal down. He talked about setting yourself up to be near the centre of the road as you pass the top drive way of the shopping centre, looking over your shoulder to see if there are any cars behind, staying wide as you approach the corner, coming in close and staying close to the gutter as you ride up and over the hill. If in doubt about any riding techniques there are plenty of people in the club more that willing to offer advice. You just need to ask.
Random Draw Winners
Palm Beach Supercycle Drink Bottles – Guy Davoren, Craig Stubbs
Paul Monahan – Cannabil Clothing
George Levett – Palm Beach Super Cycles
Ian Curnow – South Tweed Bikes
Jamie Stoddart – Kingscliff Cycles
Peter Serone, Des Gooda and Terry Simpson – Studio 4
Warren Copping – Storm Cycles
Marshalls for next week
Woodlands /Leisure Drive Roundabout: Damien Sillars Amaroo/Fraser Drive Intersection: Kate McLennan
Then we moved on the the Annual General Meeting, which was presided over by Twin Towns Club Chairman – Mike Fraser. First point of business was Mike announcing that one of our members had been nominated for Honorary Life Membership of Twin Towns Triathlon Club after over 10 years of dedicated service. This nomination was approved by the Board of Twin Towns Services Club, and that person is Val Lambard.
That lead on to the normal business of an AGM, with nominations received for all the positions and none contested. Mike Fraser announced the new committee as;
President: Val Lambard
Vice President: Heidi Sowerby
Treasurer: Jim Collins |
Secretary: Mary-Ann Shuker
Time Keeper/Records: Doug Neil
Committee: Julie Bloor, Julie West, John King, Guy Davoren & Stuart Crawford.
General Business raised the issues of timing chips – the committee has approached a number of people of recent times to look at timing chips or re-writing our timing program. Chris Goldstone a former member wrote the current program some 20 odd years ago. He has agreed to re-write the program into a windows based system which provides a number of benefits. 1. We are not restricted to our current dot matrix printer, 2. We can get our timing splits with the correct date, 3. We will have the opportunity to upload our race times to the internet, 4. We will have the functionality to incorporate timing chips, 5. We will have the ability to have bar codes to register.
Back to some interesting and some what worthless facts
1)You can’t count your hair.
2)You can’t wash your eyes with soap.
3)You can’t breathe when your tongue is out.
Put your tongue back in your mouth you silly thing, of course you can.
Ten things I know about you.
1) You are reading this.
2) You are human.
3) You can’t say the letter ”P” without separating your lips.
4) You just attempted to do it.
6) You are laughing at yourself.
7) You have a smile on your face and you missed No.5.
8) You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.
9) You laugh at this because you are a fun-loving person & every fun loving person does it too.
10) You are probably going to send this to see who else falls for it.
Twin Towns Triathlon Club