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Final Hit-Out Saturday 5th April

We’ve been able to add an extra outing to the calendar called the ‘Final Hit Out’ on the  5th April the events will be as follows:

3.30 pm swap meet, bring along all that gear you want to trade or sell

4pm registration opens

4.45pm first Race 100/4km/1km (frogs)
5.00 pm 25m/200m/200m(tadpoles)

5.15pm Handicap race  start 200/10km/2km

7pm End of season bash at Kootingal Bowling clu / random draws/ barbeque etc

 

Twilight wrap 8th February

Once again we had a sensational (albeit warm) afternoon with 50 people racing themselves in main handicap event; 13 in the short course; 20 kids in the tadpoles and 4 in the minis. An excellent day was had by all and thank you to Timbumburi Public School for providing marshals for the afternoon. The definite highlights were the minis (four and under) ‘racing’ through the baby pool  and the slightly older tadpoles careening down the  footpath with parents valiantly trying to maintain their pace!  Congratulations to all invloved and the relaxing atmosphere at the post event BBQ was a great way to end the day.  Hope to see everyone on Sunday morning 23rd of February.

Twilight Wrap – 11th January

What an amazing turnout – 47 entries in the main race and 15 in the short course, with about 20 people racing with the club for the first time!  The replacement number texta person (yours truly), will never get a job as a tattoo artist – however our time keepers did a wonderful job of deciphering my scrawl throughout the race 🙂  Great weather, great people, great day! Because of the awesome amount of new members this year, all racers will have a new number next race. This will simplify our recording system and lower the heart rates of our time keepers… See you all on Feb 8th.

Twilight Wrap 7th December

The weather———-Perfect!

New people———-Awesome!

Old people———–Sweet!

Marshalls————Great!

 

Twilight Wrap 9th November

Despite the weather beating its chest and making angry noises, the afternoon produced some great sun and a challenging breeze on the bike course. It was great to see 10 people race for the first time this year, of which were some experienced campaigners and people enjoying their first ever race. The Tadpoles event was strong in numbers with 7 midgets having a delightful time tearing around the course, and  the day was topped with  Nick Reid manning the BBQ with care and finess one would expect from Tamworth’s leading masseuse!.  Hope to see evryone for the next race!

Great numbers – Awesome Weather!

We had a great turnout today with forty people joining in for our  main race (200:10:2). It was a brilliant to see such a  range amongst the entries from mountain bike enthusiasts and first timers to folks fresh(?) from the Port Half Iron man. The handicapper’s efforts bore fruit as no-one was left by themselves on the course and everyone was equally knackered at the finish line!

The post race BBQ at the Kootingal was a fine way to finish the day with quisine prepared by our self qualified catering staff 😉 and supplemented with various electrolytes including the odd galss of well-earned  ‘vitamin B’.  \Hope to see you all on the 9th of November.

Junior Sprint Series Success

Sophie Heeney recently competed at the Junior Sprint Series where she won the triathlon and performed well across across all individual short course races. This has been her best performance at state level so far and she has been invited to race at Husskison in coming weeks. Well done Sophie!

 

Port Half Ironman

Congratulations to all those who took part in the Port Half Ironman last weekend, Especially to Mia Cotterill-Dormer for organising such a large team AND winning her age group!!

Remember all you Tri-Freedom people it is a proven fact that competing in a short distance event 7 days after a half ironman is excellent for your system if it is at an altitude of slightly above your hometown for example at Kootingal this weekend! 😛

Disclaimer: the previous statement is based on absolutely no scientific or empirical data whatsoever it is just the ravings of a lunatic with a keyboard!

‘Trivia Night’ instead of BBQ after first race (12th Oct)

We encourage our members to go on to the Kootingal Bowling Club after our first triathlon races of the

season on Saturday evening Oct 12.

It just so happens that the Kooty Bowling Club are holding a Trivia Night then, starting from 7pm with

nibbles provided.

As the Kooty Bowling Club is the major sponsor of Tamworth Triathlon Club, it hardly needs to be said

that it would be great to support them.

The Tri Club has committed to having 3 tables of 8. Most of the Committee & their families will stay and

participate. The cost is $10 each person.

So there won’t be the traditional post race BBQ & sausage sizzle put on by the Tri Club on Oct 12.

Instead do the race & come back to the Club for a drink. If you want to stay on for the Trivia Night as

well, then please let Spence know. Call mobile 0428675905 or email shird@tpg.com.au by Thursday

night Oct 10. This is so we can fill these tables or more & confirm numbers for catering.

Thanks

Spence 🙂

Cool Results

Congrats to Kelly moore for winning her age group aat the cairns 70.3. It was tough conditions but she soliered on, guided by her coach pete loveridge, she now has a ticket to vegas for the world championships, well done Kel!

 

Turning to running in these cooler months, sophie Heeney won her cross country at eastern creek and now is set to compete at the state all schools in july. Her younger sister ella added to the Heeney trophy cabinet with a stella (get it) second place in her age division in the cross country and is also off to state all schools

Zoe Radford from calrossy toughed it out to get a credible sixth in her age division and will be at eastern creek for the state finals, and not to be outdone maddy roobo robinson from oxley took a break from the hsc and came second on the tough course at coolah, so she will also be at eastern creek at state all schools. Congrats to these girls and they were all at state school triathlon this year as well. An honourable mention must be made to megan Isbester who is a member of Gunnedah tri club but who has come over to tamworth for some training, she finished second in the catholic girls regional division in Inverell and will be lining up at eastern creek. Good luck to all!