Race Report 9 March 2013

Race 26 of 26

Today was the day for everyone at Twinnies to go their hardest, the rain held off, dry track, little wind and no excuses to getting caught at the red lights. In all we had 71 starters today racing in both the non-competitive and the ladies and mens competitive race.

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Podium Winners 3rd Place Isaac, 1st Thomas, 2nd Dan

With Paul Woodger throwing out his challenge to complete the course in 30 mins or less- he donned an aero helmet, fitted pink streamers to the handle bars, the basket was discarded in favour of a front light. Did he achieve his goal …. Yes in 26.05 minutes and raised  $244 towards the Conquer Cancer Ride- thanks everyone for donating.

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Pauls Challege completed the course in 26:05 minutes

 

Some observations from today – three competitors were seen entering transition (T2) unclipping their helmet before racking their bike – a really big no no.

Another observation from someone in the field who has allegedly seen the inside of a penalty box at Mooloolaba for drafting – so he has some experience- two groups were scene riding along Leisure Drive, one could have assumed they were on a group ride they were that close- really disappointing. These people know the rules, todays race was the one where you should be going you’re hardest – fairly, not drafting. The club pays for the police to control the intersections with traffic lights, so that the your race is not impeded.We might/should have draft busters out their each week ensuring those that fail to follow the rules are penalised.

A couple of trophies were handed out for those that can’t be at the Presentation tonight;

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Isaac Hough Under 18 Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Louis Oram – Under 18 Runner Up

The age category winners and fast split times will be updated following tonight’s presentation .

For those looking to fill that early Saturday morning slot, many Twinnies members meet in the car park opposite McDonalds, Coolangatta each Saturday morning at 06:30am NSW time for a run to Bilinga Surf Club and back, then there’s optional swim across the bay from Greenmount to Cooly followed by coffee.

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Thanks everyone for a good year, the competitors both old and young, the parents of our junior members, our Volunteers and a special thankyou to our Sponsors. And Jayde Aleman who takes absolutely fantastic photos. Give yourselves a big pat on the back. You are all part of a big happy fitness family, who are quick to support those that need it. And don’t forget the sledging, it’s all part of the fun and friendship.

Stu Crawford

Twin Towns Triathlon Club

Race Report 2nd March 2013

Race 25 of 26

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More Wet Weather

 

Mad dogs, Englishmen and 50 Twin Towns die hard Tri-athletes braved the miserable weather this morning. Some had to do it to make sure they qualified for Club Champs next week, and the others….. what can you say. All in all only one fall in bike leg, Hollie was nursing a sore wrist. The one highlight of this mornings Tri was the breakfast sponsored by Lara and Joe Kelly, who will soon be returning to Northern Hemisphere where Joe would like to kick off a tri club like ours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Australian National Triathlon Champion – Tracey Foyster with Wendy Wise

 

So what happen since last week,

1)Tracey Foyster is now an Australian National Triathlon  Champion, she has promised to put her experience into a few words, so look out for it…

2) Young Isaac Hough, came 12th in his age group at the NSW State Triathlon Championships.

3) Tracey Foyster, Laura and Joe Kelly were the victims of crime when their cars were broken into outside the South Tweed Indoor Pool, fortunately for Tracey she had activated her ‘find my iphone’ software and was able to track the phone to a local address. That when the cops got involved and knocked on their door. Read about it here in the Daily News.

The Club championships for the Intermediates was held today, Lucy McPhie won the Girls category and first home in the boys was James Mourant taking 1 minute of his best time, with Will Styman home in second place.

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1st Male Intermediates James Mourant

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Lucy McPhie 1st Female Intermediates
Will Styman

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2nd Place Male Intermediate – Will Styman

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400 Club Races – Paul Summerfield

Milestones:
Paul Summerfield completed his 400th race today

Random Draw prizes
Kingscliff Cycles – Jenny Scaysbrook
Cannabil Clothing – Joe Mollica
Palm Beach Supercycles – Glen Lance
South Tweed Cycles – Guy Davoren
Storm Cycles – Kevin Bannerman
Studio 4 Vouchers to – Ian Curnow, James Mourant, Hollie Robbards
Palm Beach Drink bottles to : Michelle Jones and Dave Fines.

Doctor Bike:
Paul again raised the important issue of bike lights. Rosco Ferguson was marshalling at Amaroo and Fraser and said that the early riders can hardly be seen, riders need to take every available opportunity to ensure they can be seen. Have a look at this youtube video put together by the Traffic Accident Commission of Victoria which highlights the dangers of being distracted and taking your eyes off the road.

He also mention clothing  that can be worn in the rain, Cannabil Clothing have Windstopper Jackets for about $30 which will help to keep you a little drier, cycling caps worn under your helmet will stop water running into your eyes, and clear or yellow lens sunglasses. Booties are also available to keep the sand and grit out of the buckles on your shoes.

Marshalls for 9th March

Woodlands & Leisure Drive Roundabout – Mary-Ann Shuker
Amaroo & Fraser Drive Intersection – Paul Summerfield

So, what happening in the lead up to next weeks club champs, 1st place is still on 488 pts,  2nd on 440 pts, 3rd on 434, 4th on 431, 5th 403, 6th 401 and 7th on 397 points. Were any of these people racing today????

Next week Club Championships are being held, along with the non-competitive normal race –ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE OPERATIONAL FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS NO LIGHTS = NO RACING.

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Trev warming up on the pool deck

Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world there is a duck watching you

It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose closed

If you touch your tongue when yawning, it can stop the yawn

Four is the only number that has the same amount of letters as its actual value

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated

 

Stu Crawford
Twin Towns Triathlon Club