Race 21 – 26th February
71 triathletes welcomed the fine conditions with strong southerly winds to test the cycle leg. Congratulations to our members for their bright working front and back lights. It is easy to see what lights are the brightest and can be easily seen. This makes your visibility safer on course during the event.
The point score championship is in the last 3 weeks with strong performances from Danny Khazen, Will and Scott Styman. Gerrard no doubt will have extra petrol in the tank over the next 2 weeks. Lancey was looking strong in the run leg and with Trevor Lawes back from NZ the competition is still close. Good luck to all.
Congratulations to Travis Coleman placing 2nd in the 16-19 years National Qualifying Olympic event in Tasmania. Travis is aiming for the World Olympic distance triathlon in Mexico in September. We are all very proud of you Travis!
There are several athletes competing in outside events with Vice-president Val, Treasurer Jim and Tracy winning their respective Age Olympic events in Yamba on the weekend. Well done to all.
With Club championships on the 19th March it is vital all members have completed 11 races, done a marshalling week, have working front and back lights, register for your event and do not DRAFT!
The AGM is on Saturday 5th March and we welcome members to attend. Coffee, tea & cake will be provided post-race.
The intermediate champs will be held on the 12th March. We are asking a parent to be available to assist with the event. A scratch event will be started for the intermediates at 7.15am competing on the regular weekly course. For all intermediates that have completed 11 races you will also be eligible for the first and runner up prize for boys and girls.
Our random draw winners were Wendy Sanders, Warren Copping, Kynan Jones, Matt Stanley, Andrew Armstrong, Scott Styman, Rob Gillies, Freya Curnow and John King. Special thanks to our weekly sponsors Cannibal Clothing, Coast Cyclery, Kingscliff Cycles, South Tweed Supercycles, Palm Beach Supercycles and Storm Cycles. Water bottles provided by Gold Coast Supercycles and Felt cycles. We ask all members to support our sponsors.
Dr Paul Bike again gave tips for the bike bottom bracket:
* alloy, steel & carbon bikes all have different systems of bearings & are easy to service
* there are now 30 different types of services from your local bike shop
* bearings can be sealed in the frame or on the outside
* most problems occur from cleaning your bike with excess water getting in to the bearing which strips the degreasing agent
* to check bike hold on to the crank arm and bike simultaneously. If there is movement go to your local shop for a checkup Tickets on sale for presentation night this week. Remember there will be $1 off every race prior to 2weeks ago. Again our evening begins at 6.30pm NSW time in the ‘Visions Room’. Join us to celebrate the end of season and to congratulate our point score place getters, club and age champions & runner ups and fastest male/female swim, ride and run legs.
Congratulations to Tracy Foyster 1st – Jim Collins 1st – Val Lambard 1st Olympic Distance – Richard Mourant 2nd Sprint Distance – Cleaned up at Yamba
Beautiful little Abigail Skelly our youngest in the new uniform and proud dad Vaughan. Good luck to Abigail in the upcoming Kingscliff Tri!