The short course saw 14 people front up on line. Good to see Sam Booth having a go with his mother Jenny in the first full club race for 2017. Sheldon Coopmans won this weeks short course and appears to be shaving time off every time he shows up. Tracy Singleton continues to come down the hill each club race and have a go at improving her time. Jarod Gould seems to show up with a consistently strong performance.
We had 90 people front the starting line for Sundays in the main club race. Big hooray to Isaiah Koopmans who slipped in under the one hour mark. Consistent training is having great results for the young man. Trevor Fidge is also improving as the year moves on. Mark Garner is looking and performing like a man 10 years his junior as he approaches a couple of his up and coming target races. Kate Marsden’s return race was flawless and her base fitness is has not left her with a terrific time. Ian Swanborough’s returned for the first time this season and his time shows he has been keeping up a good training regime.
Thanks again to all our duty people, in particular Kristy Ylinen whose smiling face was a pleasant sight for the runners at the half way spot. We lost another anchor on the swim this week that made it a little more complex for the swim leg water safety people.
The wave starts continue to be popular with competitors. It was really good to see a large group of people take off on the run at the same time. The encouragement and competitiveness of athletes brings out the best in performances and participation. It was really good to see the usual suspects out and about, Martin Rose, Mick Darlow, Denis Jeff, Ken Crabb, Caron Mackie, Ellie Luhr and of course Jen Williams.
Just a reminder to all club members to embrace the spirit of the sport and maintain your drafting For all events with a cycling distance up to and including the standard distance, “the bicycle draft zone is a distance of 10 metres. The front edge of the front bicycle wheel defines the start of the draft zone. Competitors have 20 seconds to pass through this zone”. http://www.coffstri.com/uploads/2/1/6/1/21612490/race_competition_rules_revised_2015-16.pdf
Also watch for Illegal Passing where “A competitor passing on the inside (left hand side) of another competitor will receive a Blue Card Time penalty for illegal pass”. This is particularly important on roundabouts.
5 February- club race
12 February- South West Rocks Triathlon
26 February- John Daffy Memorial Long Course race
4-5 March- BCU Triathlon
11 March- Rottnest Channel swim at Coffs war memorial Olympic pool
The Club relies on sponsors to run club races, social events and attend other events so we ask that were possible our members show their appreciation by supporting the club sponsors. If you would like to sponsor the club please you can download the sponsorship package for the 2016-2017 season from the website or contact Vice President – Joe Kane on 0408 466 932
On March 11 the annual Rottnest Channel Swim is on at the olympic pool. The tri club has traditionally enters a team.This is a major fundraiser for the Coffs Coast and Clarence Can Do Cancer Trust Freemasons.
Each team donates $250. Each team (4 or more swimmers)swims as many laps (relay style) in a 30min block on the day.
Please contact Griffo if you are interested
New Bike Racks
Thanks to Faircloth and Reynolds for our fabulous new bike racks. The metal fabrication was by Faircloth and Reynolds and Mick Maley was the chief organizer. the old ones served us well for over 20 years, but it was time for new ones
Coffs tri suit - medium $60 (worn twice), tyr tri suit (new) $70. Dhb cycle shoes and cleats $50 - new. Size 42. Contact Margie Gill on 0422408130.