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April 5, 2012

Newsletter 3/2012

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World Champs
TA Compulsory Membership
Shark Bait Swim
Race news
– Bateman’s Bay
– Melbourne IM
– Wollongong
– All Schools
Club Championships
Club update
Training groups
Results

Great news this month for lots of club members – it has obviously been too long between newsletters! Apologies if we’ve missed anyone – let us know and we’ll include it next time!

WORLD CHAMPS
First, congratulations to those club members who have been criss-crossing the country to try to qualify for this year’s World Championships in Auckland.
While the last Olympic Distance qualifer is still to come, the Sprint series is finished and several of the local boys are well placed to make the team when it is announced later this month.
Mitchell Brown finished the series equal sixth in his age group, Matt Lewis fourth, Tim O’Connell eighth and Hugh Harrison 18th.
Bill Stahlhut had a blinder in the Olympic distance at Devonport, finishing third in his age group and Louise won her age group qualifier in Victor Harbour. Well done everyone. And best of luck to all those Club members competing in the Dextro Olympic Distance next week in Sydney.

COMPULSORY TA MEMBERSHIP
Now for something serious. Triathlon Australia has put forward a proposal that, if passed, will require all members of affiliated triathlon clubs to be financial members of TA and TNSW. This has big implications for our Club and the Committee is keen for feedback from members. Tony has posted a link on the Club’s website at www.jervisbaytriathlonclub.org/?p=586 and a forum for member comments. Or you can post on the Club’s Facebook page or email tony@strmultimedia.com.au
There will be a special meeting after Club Championships at the end of the month where Clubs will be asked to vote on the proposal so we need your thoughts ASAP.

SHARK BAIT SWIM

The inaugural Jervis Bay Shark Bait Swim was a great success with more than 130 swimmers arriving from as far and wide as Cowra and Sydney. The three distance races were designed to provide a fun and safe day for the whole family and the age range of swimmers – 7 to 70 – certainly supported that.
The sun came out although the temperature was unseasonably cool with winds that made the course quite challenging. Fortunately, the water temperature was still 21 degrees, and spurred on by a fleet of boats, kayaks and paddle boards, all the swimmers returned safely.

Many would have had sore bodies but they all had a story to tell the large number of family and friends who came out in support.
The Vincentia Sailing Club provided a magnificent setting and they may have drained the area of bacon and eggs such was the demand for their popular breakfast rolls.
The success of the day ensures this will become an annual event. There were a few issues we need to address for next year (exact distances and more marker buoys for 2km swim)but it was a great day and big thanks to the many volunteers associated with the Tri Club for all their hard work.

Results. Full results are on the Club’s website at www.jervisbaytriathlonclub.org and there were plenty of Club members among the entrants. Age group winners included:
Katie Winkworth (pictured), Annette Sampson, and Mark Emerton in the 2km Classic.

Matt Lewis, Dan Kielly (pictured), and Neil Galletly in the 1km Round the Point.

Paul Coombes in the 300m Mini.

RACE NEWS
Batemans Bay.This has to be the toughest bike course in the Elite Energy series but the JB contingent were more than up to it! We took out five of the top 20 spots in Saturday’s Sprint and were on the medal podium in all three tri events. Congratulations go to:
Our five top 20 placegetters – Mitchell Brown (7th overall and 2nd in the 18-19 males), Hugh Harrison (10th and 2nd in the 16-17 males), Jack Stewart (17th and 3rd in the 16-17s), Tim O’Connell (19th and 2nd in the 40-44 males), and Tim O’Shea (20th and 1st in the 14-15s).
The older O’Sheas, Marg and Rick, who did a more than respectable job in their first Enticer. Both had top five age group finishes. Sandy Russell also competed in her first Enticer winning the mixed teams with husband Tim O’Connell.
Our older Sprint medal winners Mandy Meredith (2nd, 55-59), David Griffin (2nd, 55-59), and Tony Lim (3rd, 60-64). And Tony tells us Sprint is “not my distance”!
Brooke Crossland who won the 12-13 age group in the Enticer and was the fastest local finisher, and Geoff Lewis who was third in the 55-59 men.
Bill Stahlhut for his impressive 6:04:02 effort to win bronze in the Ultimate.
And Mitchell Brown, Jack Stewart and Matt Lewis who backed up to win silver in the men’s Ultimate team event.

Melbourne IM. A huge pat on the back to Louise Heywood who competed in the inaugural Ironman in Melbourne and won herself a shiny silver medal and – more importantly – a slot at Kona for the world IM championships. Louise finished in 11:23:17 with a swim time of 1:16:25 (3.8kms), bike of 5:36:04 (180km), and run of 4:24:01 (42.2kms). Best of luck with your training for Kona!

Wollongong. A good day for JB at the Gong last month too. A hot field and short bike course made for some fast times. Some highlights:
Sean Oaten who found he had missed a large slab of his life when the computer put him in the 50-54 age group. That didn’t stop him from winning the 14-15 age group in the Enticer. Geoff Lewis also made the medal podium finishing 2nd in the 55-59 males.
Colleen Stahlhut who did her first “solo” swim in the Enticer finishing 9th in the 40-44 age group.
Hugh Harrison who finished 9th overall in the Sprint and 3rd in his age group.
Marcus Vowels who took gold in the 70+ age group in his first attempt att Sprint distance. He says the knees have him hell!
Tim O’Connell and Ken Price who both won silver in their age groups in the Sprint.
Bill Stahlhut for a valiant effort in fronting up for another Olympic distance having competed in Devonport the day before. Bill just missed out on the medals, finishing 4th in his age group, though he was still the fastest Club finisher.
And Matt Lewis who took bronze in the Olympic age group.

All Schools. An awesome turnout from Vincentia High at last month’s 2012 NSW All schools triathlon championships. Vincentia had around 21 individuals and 120 team competitors in action and a great day was had by all. Congratulations to everyone who participated.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Don’t forget Club Championships at Forster on Saturday 28th April.  It promises to be a fantastic event and it would be great to improve on last year’s effort – 3rd place in the smaller clubs category. Those who attended last year said it was great fun.
Bill Stahlhut is co-ordinating the Club’s entries so talk to him if you have any questions or need help with getting there. The event is only open to Club members who are current financial members of Triathlon New South Wales/TA and 15 or older as at 31 December 2011. You can enter online at http://regonline.activeglobal.com/triathlonnsw2012clubchampionships or if you’re not competing, you can also earn points for your club by volunteering. Volunteers can register at http://regonline.activeglobal.com/2012triathlonnswclubchampionshipsvolunteerregistra
CLUB UPDATE
Uniforms. If you’ve been thinking of treating yourself to some Club gear, contact Tony McGowan at tjmcg@bigpond.com

Iluka. Thanks to school holidays the April training event at Iluka will be held on April 29. Come along and make the most of the chance to swim while we still can!

Insurance. A reminder that TriNSW’s insurance only applies to financial members of Triathlon Australia. JB Tri Club members receive discounted TA membership. Info at www.trinswrace.org

Facebook. If you’re not already signed up to the JB Tri Club Facebook page, get online or talk to Tony Lim. There’s also the Club’s website, www.jervisbaytriathlonclub.org, or you can contact members via www.groups.google.com/group/jervis-bay-triathlon-club

Email list. Know someone who isn’t getting their Club emails? Contact tony@strmultimedia.com.au

TRAINING GROUPS

Monday Swim and Run. Meet at the car park at Husky Beach for a 6pm beach swim and a 6.30 run to Vincentia and back. Recovery after weekend races or hard work out- whatever suits.
The popular “Turtles” ocean swim at Husky on Saturday mornings at 8am. Some members are extending this with a post-swim ride and run. Come along for part or all of the morning’s training.
Fit swim is on at the Leisure Centre on Thursdays from 5-6 pm. If anyone is interested in forming a group to train at Husky Pool while it’s still open, contact Alex at action-mara@bigpond.com or phone 0403464039.
Saturday bike ride. Leaves from Vincentia Service Station at 6.30 am for the National Park. It’s still the famous “banana ride” – peel off when you need to.

FEEDBACK. Got some news or thoughts you’d like to share? ? Send any ideas, news, photos etc to asampson@smh.com.au Or just post on the Club’s Facebook page.



RESULTS

WOLLONGONG
ENTICER – FEMALE
57 8 Brooke CROSSLAND 00:33:26 12-13 Female 13 00:05:10 00:17:05 00:11:10
180 9 Colleen STAHLHUT 00:38:55 40-44 Female 76 00:08:06 00:19:43 00:11:06
211 15 Jodie HALE 00:40:15 35-39 Female 97 00:08:22 00:20:03 00:11:48
212 16 Kim DOMAZAR 00:40:15 35-39 Female 98 00:06:21 00:22:04 00:11:49
ENTICER – MALE
8 1 Sean OATEN 00:28:40 50-54 Male 6 00:05:13 00:15:14 00:08:13
105 2 Geoffrey LEWIS 00:35:58 55-59 Male 71 00:06:20 00:19:20 00:10:18
SPRINT –MALE
9 3 Hugh HARRISON 01:00:51 16-17 Male 7 00:10:54 00:29:43 00:18:26
36 2 Tim OCONNELL 01:07:01 40-44 Male 31 00:12:06 00:30:57 00:21:45
68 7 James DIXON 01:11:39 35-39 Male 57 00:14:33 00:32:23 00:21:39
86 6 Brendon KELLY 01:13:22 20-24 Male 72 00:14:56 00:33:30 00:22:14
97 4 Neil GALLETLY 01:14:38 50-54 Male 82 00:12:30 00:32:34 00:26:13
122 13 David WALKER 01:16:47 40-44 Male 103 00:15:48 00:33:15 00:24:50
148 2 Ken PRICE 01:18:39 60-64 Male 125 00:15:26 00:31:57 00:28:03
322 1 Marcus VOWELS 01:38:09 70+ Male 226 00:17:53 00:43:05 00:31:43
OLYMPIC –MALE
73 4 Bill STAHLHUT 02:09:40 50-54 Male 68 00:25:09 00:59:37 00:42:17
85 6 Ashley HALE 02:11:31 40-44 Male 79 00:24:02 01:01:21 00:44:27
90 3 Matt LEWIS 02:13:01 18-19 Male 82 00:26:28 00:59:48 00:45:13
104 21 David EDWARDS 02:15:31 35-39 Male 94 00:23:39 01:02:27 00:47:28

DEVONPORT
SPRINT – JUNIOR ELITES
BROWN Mitchell Junior 0:09:59 0:00:44 0:36:02 0:00:28 0:17:43 30 1:04:56
OLYMPIC – AGE GROUP
Bill STAHLHUT Male 50 – 54 2:26:20 47 41 3 0:30:37 0:01:54 1:12:33 0:01:06 0:40:10

VICTOR HARBOUR OLYMPIC
Louise HEYWOOD 2:35:09 45 – 49 1 Female 0:27:47 4 1:18:52 1 0:48:31 3

BATEMANS BAY
ENTICER – FEMALES
40 1 420 Brooke CROSSLAND 00:44:11 12-13 Female 9 00:06:22 00:25:06 00:12:42
100 7 513 Kim DOMAZAR 00:51:24 35-39 Female 43 00:07:22 00:30:27 00:13:35
130 13 526 Jodie HALE 00:53:55 35-39 Female 66 00:10:11 00:30:14 00:13:28
135 6 593 Kathryn LEWIS 00:54:52 45-49 Female 70 00:08:42 00:32:41 00:13:28
136 5 603 Marg O’SHEA 00:55:22 50-54 Female 71 00:08:48 00:33:41 00:12:52
181 7 605 Alex ORGAN- MUSMARRA 01:03:06 50-54 Female 102 00:10:44 00:36:19 00:16:02
ENTICER – MALES
66 3 465 Geoffrey LEWIS 00:47:24 55-59 Male 43 00:07:31 00:27:37 00:12:16
107 4 480 Rick O’SHEA 00:51:57 55-59 Male 61 00:08:33 00:30:48 00:12:36
151 5 450 Michael CROSSLAND 00:56:31 45-49 Male 70 00:07:40 00:31:55 00:16:55
ENTICER – TEAMS
4 1 628 SANDY&TIM 00:49:42 Enticer Teams Unisex 1 00:05:42 00:35:00 00:08:59
SPRINT – FEMALES
133 2 159 Mandy MEREDITH 01:28:53 55-59 Female 25 00:16:34 00:43:14 00:29:05
173 6 172 Kylie STEWART 01:32:37 40-44 Female 43 00:16:40 00:49:38 00:26:18
265 18 170 Colleen STAHLHUT 01:53:21 40-44 Female 99 00:23:40 00:58:59 00:30:41
SPRINT – MALES
7 2 4 Mitchell BROWN 01:09:22 18-19 Male 7 00:11:33 00:39:12 00:18:36
10 2 12 Hugh HARRISON 01:10:32 16-17 Male 9 00:13:05 00:38:34 00:18:53
17 3 332 Jack STEWART 01:13:17 16-17 Male 16 00:11:35 00:39:15 00:22:27
19 2 236 Tim OCONNELL 01:13:36 40-44 Male 17 00:13:42 00:38:46 00:21:07
20 1 20 Tim O’SHEA 01:13:44 14-15 Male 18 00:13:07 00:40:23 00:20:13
80 2 214 David GRIFFIN 01:23:37 55-59 Male 72 00:16:20 00:42:20 00:24:56
87 10 84 Brendon KELLY 01:24:09 20-24 Male 77 00:16:40 00:44:00 00:23:28
92 3 226 Tony LIM 01:24:29 60-64 Male 81 00:17:25 00:42:49 00:24:14
108 11 234 Steve MOORE 01:25:58 45-49 Male 91 00:13:51 00:47:24 00:24:42
138 11 259 David WALKER 01:29:20 40-44 Male 111 00:17:50 00:45:44 00:25:45
174 11 232 Kendall MCMASTER 01:32:54 50-54 Male 131 00:17:43 00:49:50 00:25:20
ULTIMATE – FEMALES
151 8 107 Lenell HOLLYWOOD 07:13:52 35-39 Female 31 00:36:55 04:45:05 00:00:05
ULTIMATE – MALES
61 3 208 Bill STAHLHUT 06:04:02 50-54 Male 54 00:35:56 03:55:30 00:00:07
113 5 202 Tibor SLEZAK 06:39:47 45-49 Male 95 00:39:55 04:14:57 00:00:08
ULTIMATE – TEAMS
3 2 260 MUSHIE AND HIS MATES 05:58:50 Teams Male 2 00:29:36 04:05:47 00:00:06

IRONMAN MELBOURNE
769 2 Louise HEYWOOD 11:23:17 50-54 Female 93 01:16:25 05:36:03 04:24:50