May 23, 2012


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World Champs Race news
– Sydney
– Club Championships
– Ironman Australia
– Port Stephens
– Elite Energy series
– North Face
– Cairns
Athlete news
Club update
Training groups

Well done to all the JB members who have qualified to represent Australia at the world triathlon championships in Auckland later this year. An awesome effort for a small Club! Go team!
Olympic. Bill Stahlhut, Louise Heywood, Katie Winkworth (2nd reserve).
Sprint.Kylie Stewart, Mitchell Brown, Hugh Harrison, Jack Stewart, Matt Lewis, Josh Henry, Tim O’Connell, Mark Emerton.

Sydney Olympic. It’s not often you get to swim Sydney Harbour and ride across the Harbour Bridge and Sydney turned on perfect weather for the Dextro Enery Olympic distance tri last month. It was a hot field with all the best triathletes in the country competing, but JB still did itself proud. Congratulations to Tony Lim, Mitchell Brown and Annette Sampson who all finished in the top 10 in their age groups.

Nice to see Mark Stewart back in action after a long injury break. Hope this is a sign of more racing to come Mark!

Congratulations too to Jack Stewart who finally managed to beat Bill Stahlhut  though Bill argues it’s the young guns he should be chasing.

We think Bill should be counting his blessings. Bill finished the race and discovered his timing chip had come off with his wetsuit – depriving him of an official time! He must have an honest face, because the nice timing chip people accepted the time he had recorded and reinstated his results! Full results listed at end of newsletter.

Club championships.
Well done Katie Winkworth, Matt Lewis, and Bill Stahlhut who made the trek to Forster for NSW Club Championships last month. Bill reports it was a great day and would be even better next year if we could get a full team up there.
All three put in great performances with Katie finishing second in her age group and Bill 5th. But what we really want to know is – what was Bill thinking here??!!!!

Ironman Australia.
They said he’d never make it… Congratulations to Jeremy Sutton who completed Ironman Australia at Port Macquarie a few weeks back. Despite a few aches and pains Jeremy was spotted out riding the weekend after the race – a pretty good effort. He reported the run was hard work but finishing was great. A big round of applause from all of us Jeremy!

Port Stephens.
A great weekend of racing at Port Stephens last week. It may have been mid-May but the conditions were perfect for triathlon – though shallow water added a new challenge in the form of a “wading contest” for much of the swim!

Full results listed later, but a few highlights:
Gold medals to Annette Sampson in the Olympic, Marcus Vowels in the Sprint, and Michael Crossland in the Enticer (our first Clydesdale category winner!). Annette was also the 9th female finisher overall in the Olympic.
Silver to Matt Lewis in the Olympic, Hugh Harrison in the Sprint, and Sandy and Tim O’Connell in the Enticer teams event. Hugh was the 9th male finisher and 10th overall.
Bronze to Tim O’Connell and Kylie Stewart in the Sprint and Geoff Lewis in the Enticer. Kylie had a blinder knocking minutes off her PB! Tim finished 20th overall and Kylie was the 17th fastest female.
Special mention to Brooke Crossland in the Enticer who put in a valiant effort to finish 8th fastest female – though she just missed out on a medal in her age group. All those AIS girls provided some stiff competition!
A gutsy effort too by Mitchell Brown who competed in the Open category of the Olympic finishing 7th in the category and 16th overall.
Top 10 category finishes to Josh Henry and Dave Edwards in the Olympic, James Dixon in the Sprint, and Kim Domozar, Kathy Lewis and Jodie Hale in the Enticer.

Elite Energy Series.
Winners of the Elite Energy series were also announced in Port Stephens. Congratulations to:
Katie Winkworth and Bill Stahlhut in the Ultimate.
Matt Lewis in the Olympic.
Brendon Kelly, Kylie Stewart, and Tim O’Connell in the Sprint.
Marcus Vowels in the Enticer.
Mitchell Brown in the juniors.
Well done too to our Series place-getters:
Annette Sampson (2nd) and Bill Stahlhut (3rd) in the Olympic.
James Dixon (2nd), Marcus Vowels (2nd) and Neil Galletly (3rd) in the Sprint.
Rebecca Kenny (2nd), Kathy Lewis (2nd), Geoff Lewis (2nd) and Kelsey Brown (3rd) in the Enticer.
Brooke Crossland (2nd), Jack Stewart (2nd), Hugh Harrison (3rd), and Matt Lewis (3rd) in the juniors.

Northface 100.
Apparently triathlon isn’t enough for Bill Stahlhut who spent last weekend running 100km through the bush in the Blue Mountains! Bill finished in 16:19:55 – a fantastic effort! Though apparently it was harder than expected!

Best of luck to the Club members travelling north next month for the Cairns Airport Ironman and Half Ironman. Tibor Slezak will be competing in Ironman while Renae Watkins, Tony McGowan, and Tony Lim have all signed up for the half. Have fun and race hard people!

Don’t forget the first duathlon training session of the season will be on THIS Sunday, May 27, at Iluka! Cost $5 for members, $10 for visitors.

Conditions were chilly for last month’s final tri event, but fun still had by everyone who attended. Thanks to Luke Harden for the pictures!

Next month’s duathlon session will be on June 17. Usual time, usual place.

Crock jocks.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Ken Price who underwent surgery last month. It is good to see him up and about again! All the best too to Joanne Warren who will undergo surgery for her broken collarbone in a few weeks. Jo has amazed everyone with her continued breaststroke efforts at the Saturday morning Husky beach swim!

Congratulations to the juniors who tackled the zone cross country races this month. Many primary and high school students made the regional team. A lot of the juniors are also preparing for the Coondoo Classic four hour enduro mountain bike event hosted by Vincentia High School and supported by the Scum Mountain biking Club. It involves schools from Eden out to Goulbourn and up to Wollongong. If anyone is interested in coming along to see what it is all about, the event is on May 30th from 10am to 2pm. (Entry onto Comberton Grange Road  and you’ll see the signs) Cathy Head says the school is looking for helpers to sweep along the course or time. If anyone is interested they can contact Cath (race director) or James Wright (convenor) at the school or
Next meeting. Want to get more involved? The next Club meeting will be at St Georges Basin Country Club at 7pm on July 19.

TA membership.
Triathlon NSW has deferred the vote on whether it will require comulsory Triathlon Australia membership for all Club members. The committee is aware that most members oppose this move and will be making sure your views are known before it comes up for discussion again. On the plus side, TA has improved its membership offering with a new membership benefit package. Membership for the 2012/13 year is now open at

If you’ve been thinking of treating yourself to some Club gear, contact Tony McGowan at

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

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,, or you can contact members via

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We’re not sure how much longer they’ll be braving the cold, but the  “Turtles” ocean swim at Husky on Saturday mornings at 8am is still going. Bring your wetsuit!
Fit swim is on at the Leisure Centre on Thursdays from 5-6 pm.
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.

Anyone interested in running Vincentia hills? Contact Bill Stahlhut who is looking for company – but maybe give him a week to recover from Northface first!
Lots of club members have signed up for Nowra Athletics Club’s cross country racing over winter. If you’re interested, the current program can be found at

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

16 7 Mitchell BROWN 02:13:18 Open Male 16 00:22:05 01:14:11 00:37:02
27 7 Joshua HENRY 02:17:44 30-34 Male 26 00:22:02 01:11:24 00:44:18
66 9 David EDWARDS 02:26:41 35-39 Male 62 00:26:15 01:14:37 00:45:48
81 2 Matt LEVIS 02:28:55 15-19 Male 76 00:27:22 01:15:54 00:45:39
97 16 Ashley HALE 02:31:40 40-44 Male 92 00:25:26 01:18:37 00:47:36
127 1 Annette SAMPSON 02:37:46 45-49 Female 9 00:28:47 01:20:12 00:48:45
10 2 Hugh HARRISON 01:08:20 16-17 Male 9 00:11:41 00:38:46 00:17:52
20 3 Tim OCONNELL 01:10:15 40-44 Male 19 00:12:02 00:38:00 00:20:11
80 15 David WALKER 01:20:39 40-44 Male 70 00:14:57 00:42:28 00:23:13
231 1 Marcus VOWELS 01:40:12 70+ Male 157 00:18:12 00:53:01 00:28:57
103 3 Kylie STEWART 01:22:46 40-44 Female 17 00:13:55 00:45:04 00:23:46
53 3 Geoffrey LEWIS 00:48:13 55-59 Male 40 00:09:12 00:25:50 00:13:11
94 1 Michael CROSSLAND 00:52:18 Clydesdale Male 59 00:08:45 00:27:23 00:16:09
30 4 Brooke CROSSLAND 00:45:39 12-13 Female 8 00:07:46 00:24:43 00:13:10
79 6 Kim DOMAZAR 00:50:38 35-39 Female 28 00:09:29 00:27:18 00:13:51
114 4 Kathryn LEWIS 00:54:30 45-49 Female 49 00:11:18 00:28:39 00:14:31
121 10 Jodie HALE 00:54:59 35-39 Female 55 00:11:21 00:29:10 00:14:27
122 11 Vanessa EDWARDS 00:54:59 35-39 Female 56 00:10:13 00:30:18 00:14:27
2 2 SANDY & TIM 00:49:04 Teams Mixed 2 00:07:37 00:31:02 00:10:24