Race 5 – 22nd October 2016

The weather is warming up and we had a Northerly to help us up Fraser Drive.  We had 82 competitors this morning.

We would like to wish Wendy Wise a speedy recovery, she has been in hospital for a few days with pneumonia.  Take care of yourself, see you soon.

Jim Collins reached an amazing milestone 500 races….besides being the club treasurer for the past 16 years and an Honorary Life Member of the club,  he has competed at Noosa, this will be his 22nd year, completed 8 Hell of the West and 2 Ironman.  Last year Jim won his age group at Noosa after trying for 21 years.  Well done Jim, a true champion and much appreciated club member.

Thank you to the Marshalls this week Julie and Clive.

Stuart Crawford is selling his amazing calendars, since retiring from the Police, Stuart has been following his passion and is taking photo’s of Gold Coast sunrises, sunsets and everything in between, if you would like to purchase one of his calendars, ask him any time at the Tri on Saturday morning.

Point Score Leaders:  Peter Harrington 1st, Matt Lance 2nd, Kiri Wall 3rd

Random draw winners this week: Mark Collinson, Mark Davies, Bomber Hutchinson, Gerard Robards, Vicki Lawes and Caitlin Jones.  Please speak to Wendy to collect your vouchers.

Good luck to everyone competing at Noosa, see you all next week.


Race 4 – 15th October 2016

Very cold start to the morning 12 degrees.  Of course that did not stop lots of brave triathletes doing the Double Distance. Great training for Noosa.  We had only one person without the lights required, so just another reminder you must have working front and back lights.  The rules are No Lights – No triathlon.  We have loan lights – special thank you to Roger Campbell – Tweed Super cycles.

Random Draw winners this week:

Jo Ward, Tracy Foyster, Col Wardwood, Ruth Tutton and a very well timed Manda Hall.

Next week will be the final time for uniform orders.

Dr. Bike (Roger)

Roger went through the process of safely cornering when you are coming down a hill.  Break before the corner as you are coming down the hill and then come off the breaks to ensure a smooth movement around the corner.  If you are turning left, your right hand pedal should be down, otherwise the bike may lean over and the pedal could hit the bitumen, this could end up sadly.

Point Score Top three after week three:

Sue Hawkins

Peter Harrington

Matt Lance

Have a great week.  See you next Saturday.