Newsletter 3

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Athlete news
Club update
Tips and benefits


Sorry folks. We know many of you were itching to dust off your racing shoes for this weekend’s duathlon but unfortunately Booderee National Park still hasn’t processed our permit. Hopefully the permit will be ready for next month and we can kick off the new financial year with a fun event and a big turnout.
Pencil July 17 into your calendars and we’ll confirm as soon as we get the permit.


Cairns Half Ironman.

While most of us were shivering down south, Jay and Paula Luke headed north to Cairns where both competed the Challenge Cairns Half Ironman. Jay reports his 6:41:15 race time was a new PB while Paula became a half ironman gal in 6:20:15. Go girl!
That didn’t stop Jay from giving Ironman World Champ Chris McCormack a few pointers though. Chris took out the Cairns Ironman in 8:15:56.

Cross Country. Congrats too to Mekayla Burdfield and Jack Stewart for their performances at the Combined Schools Cross Country last month. Mekayla was 1st in the 17-years girls 4km and Jack second in the 16-years boys 6km.

False start. Which JB athlete who is old enough to know better was spotted chasing off after the disappearing field at the recent State Cross Country Relays after missing his start? Only to find he was in the women’s race – his own race due to start later! Good one Bill.

Baby Tri. Best of luck to Elisha and Marty who are in the final countdown to the birth of the Bay’s newest triathlete. Baby Bell is expected next month.


General Meeting. Thanks to everyone who came along to the latest General meeting last month. It’s good to see members involved and interested. One outcome of the meeting is that we’re looking at holding a launch to the tri season in October to promote the Club and ttri generally. If you’ve got any bright ideas, why not talk to Jo Warren, Chris Stubbs, or Katie Winkworth.

Trailer. A big thank you too to Bill Stahlhut and our generous sponsors – St Georges Basin Physiotherapy, Worrigee Street Medical Centre, Raine & Horne, Building Revolutions, Bikes at the Basin, EGR Trailers and Bombaderry Bowling Club – for the purchase of our new club trailer. Last we heard it was off to the signwriter but you should soon see it brought out at Club events and races. It will hold all the Club gear and make it easier to set up for events.

Membership. Just a reminder membership renewals are for the 2010/11 year are coming up. Fees this year have been kept at $25 a head and a new $50 fee has been set for family memberships. We’ve deliberately kept prices low so that everyone can afford to be involved – so why not drag mum or dad along, or that couch potato who could use a bit of fresh air and exercise! Club’s bank details to make a direct deposit:
Jervis Bay Triathlon Club
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633-000
a/c: 134736297


A tip from Coach Cath. Cath reckons one way to boost endurance and iron intake is to wait at least one hour after a meal before drinking any black or green tea. Worth giving a go over the off-season.

JB Online. JB Tri Club has gone multi-channel so stay in touch via the Club’s website at, its Google group at or follow us on Facebook.

Training sessions. There have been a few changes to members’ training sessions as the days get shorter. But if you need something to get you motivated, there are still opportunities to train with fellow triathletes. If anyone wants to get a new training session up, let us know and we can put it on the website and in the next newsletter.

Saturday bike ride. Now leaves from Vincentia Service Station at 7am for the National Park. It’s still the famous “banana ride” – peel off when you need to. Options range from Murrays Beach return to Summercloud Bay and Caves beach, or join the diehards and cycle on.
Vincentia hill repeats. Leaves from Plantation Pt boat ramp at 6pm on Wednesdays. Don’t forget to bring relective clothing and/or lights.

Handy links. TV star Daniel MacPherson is a familiar face at Husky Long Course and not a bad triathlete either. Check out his training tips at’s-triathlon-training-tips.aspx


Wondering why your name hasn’t popped up in the newsletter? Let us know what you’re up to – ideas, news items, photos etc all welcome. Send them to:
Annette at or Marcus at
Or just post on the Club’s Facebook page.