November 30, 2011

Newsletter 9

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Who’s racing where
Athlete news
Shark bait swim
Iluka tri training
After Christmas Party
Club update
Training Groups

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Congratulations to those members who made the trek out to Wagga last weekend. By all accounts the wild winds and rain made things pretty challenging – especially for those doing the Ultimate! Of cours, if you can handle a 2km swim/120km ride/20km run, you’re probably tough enough for a bit of bad weather!

JB members all put in great performances with Marcus Vowels (Enticer – and pictured with the long sleeves above), Katie Winkworth (Ultimate), and The 3 Mushie Kateers (Mitchell Brown, Jack Stewart and Matt Lewis in the Ultimate teams) winning their categories.

Bill Stahlhut placed second in his age group in the Ultimate, while Mitchell Brown and Tim O’Connell (pictured sucking on a gel on the bike) both won bronze in the Sprint.

Mitchell (pictured above) put in one of the best performances of the day placing 6th overall in the Sprint with the 3rd fastest swim and run times (Need to train a bit more on the bike Mitch?) while Katie (pictured below) was the 4th fastest female in the Ultimate.
Well done all! Full results are listed at the end of the newsletter.

Brush with fame.
As if cycling with Chris MacCormack wasn’t enough, some of the JB team got to know pro triathlete Tim Berkel at Wagga. He’s the good looking one beside Katie – no, not you Bill!

A real team effort! We’re told Team Sutton (also known as If Only) took a novel approach to the Ultimate Teams event at Wagga. Our own Jeremy was the designated cyclist, but started cramping and only completed two of the three laps. He got off and the team’s swimmer jumped onto the bike to finish the ride.

Best of luck to Tony Lim and the Vince team – Chris and Kate – who are in Busselton for Ironman WA this week. It will be Tony’s first Ironman and he has finally admitted to losing sleep. You can follow the results live at

Proving that you can’t keep a good triathlete down, Jeremy Sutton has flown out to Thailand for the Phuket Half Ironman this Sunday. That’s 90kms on the bike Jeremy! Good luck with it.

We’re expecting a strong turnout of Club members for the next Elite Energy race at Callala Beach on the 11th. New faces, regular racers, a few we haven’t seen racing for a while. Good luck to everyone and if you want to make sure your results are listed on the Club list, send a quick email with your name (or team name), race and age group to

Best of luck too to Jon Schols, Louise Heywood, and anyone else travelling to Canberra for the Olympic distance event on the 18th. This is a qualifying event for next year’s World Championships in Auckland and likely to be hotly contested.

Your races.
Trying to keep track of members’ results can be tough. So we’re asking all members with races coming up to let us know when and where they’re competing so we include them on the Club listings. Email

Jay and Paula.
Paula Luke has obviusly recovered well from her recent encounter with a dog while training on her bike in Centennial Park. She and husband Jay both competed in the Central Coast Half Marathon last weekend. Paula finished in 1:47:05 while Jay posted a new PB to finish in 1:42:29. Well done both of you!
Jay and Paula also competed in last month’s Port Macquarie Half Ironman with Paula finishing in 5:49:35 and Jay in 6:20:27.

Byron at 40.
Tim O’Connell celebrated turning 40 by undertaking the 160km Rainbow Cycling Challenge.
“We left from the beautiful Byron Bay and headed west through some amazing rainbow region towns and villages with lots, and I mean lots, of climbing,” he wrote.
“We passed through towns such as Myocom and Mullumbimby with amazing views of Mt Chincogan, then turned inland to Main Arm and through the pocket rd to the village of Billinudgel. Then onto Mooball and across the Burringbar range with fantastic views of Mt Warning, and the Tweed river cutting through the valley.
“We cycled on towards Uki and Stokers Siding, turning back across the Burringbar range to start heading east again. We then forged on to the coastal village of Pottsville then south along the coast road back towards Ocean Shores climbing and descending over the technical Coolaman scenic extension back to Mullumbimby and back to a well earned rest at Byron Bay. Five hours 40mins (with a few stops) of gruelling riding – what a good way to spend your 40th!”

Juniors’ training day.
A great training day was held at Iluka last month for Vincentia High students. Club development officer Cathy Head reports all sorts of skills were covered including open water swimming drills,  improving running form, sand running, bunch riding techniques, and transition/technical rules. Thanks to Jeremy Sutton, Mandy Meredith, Sonja Hammond, Pete Dooley and Colleen Stahlhut for helping out. The students are now preparing for the NSW All Schools Championships on March 5th/6th.

Fancy a T-shirt that says “I survived the Shark Bait Swim”? Then don’t forget to keep March 18 free. Chris Stubbs has been working hard on getting this race up and running and has pretty much covered all the details like safety, approvals and insurance. We’re looking at three distances – approx 1.8km, 1km, and a Mini of around 200-400m. The course will be at Plantation Point with swimmers in the longer races swimming around the point to finish at the Sailing Club. It’s one not to be missed!

Welcome to the new members who came along to the last training event at Iluka – Rebecca Kenny, Kim Domazar, Jeremy Head, Kai Watkins, David Walker, Brooke Crossland, the Moore family, and anyone else we’ve missed. It was a great morning. Next month’s event is on December 18. Usual drill: 8am start at Iluka in Booderee National Park, both long and short distances, beginners and non-members welcome. Fees: $5 for members, $10 for visitors.

After trying to juggle races, school end-of-year concerts, and other commitments we’ve decided to hold the Club’s Xmas get-together in January. So keep Jan 15 free for an aquathon at Husky followed by a picnic. If anyone has any ideas, we’d love to hear them!
If you haven’t renewed your membership for the 2011/12 year, fees are $25 a head or $50 for families. Payment can be made electronically to: Jervis Bay Triathlon Club Bendigo Bank, BSB:633-000, a/c: 134736297. Please send a receipt to Or bring your money along to Iluka.
A reminder that TriNSW’s insurance only applies to financial members of Triathlon Australia. JB Tri Club members receive discounted TA membership. Info at

The JB Tri Club Facebook page is a great way to keep in touch. There’s also the Club’s website,, or you can contact members via

Email list.
Know someone who isn’t getting their Club emails? We’re updating our membership and contacts list. Contact


If anyone wants to get a new training session listed, let us know.

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.
The Turtles are back swimming on Saturday mornings at 8am. Meet at the northern car park at Husky’s main beach.
If you wantg to brush up on your cycling skills, Shane Woods organises a Criterium over at the Basin on Wednesday evenings. Contact Bikes at the Basin for details.

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


55 1 Marcus VOWELS 00:43:04 70+ Male 32 00:08:18 00:22:35 00:12:10

6 3 Mitchell BROWN 01:01:56 18-19 Male 6 00:10:12 00:34:26 00:17:17
18 7 Jack STEWART 01:07:15 16-17 Male 17 00:10:14 00:36:04 00:20:55
22 3 Tim OCONNELL 01:07:44 40-44 Male 21 00:11:49 00:35:42 00:20:12
100 8 Kylie STEWART 01:24:40 40-44 Female 24 00:14:39 00:44:19 00:25:41

62 1 Katie WINKWORTH 06:42:31 20-24 Female 4 00:35:17 04:13:20 01:53:53
24 2 Bill STAHLHUT 06:00:33 50-54 Male 23 00:38:37 03:47:47 01:34:08

4 1 THE 3 MUSHIE KATEERS 05:51:27 Teams Male 1 00:29:40 03:47:35 01:34:12
10 4 IF ONLY 06:51:42 Teams Male 4 00:39:49 03:58:16 02:13:37