October 18, 2011

Newsletter No 7

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What a start to the tri season! A big slap on the back to everyone who made it to Forster for the Elite Energy season-opener. If that is how well you guys are racing at the start of the year, how good will you be by the big Husky event in February!
Congrats first of all to Marcus Vowels and Matt Lewis for their gold medals in the Enticer and Sprint events. Tim O’Connell also picked up silver in the Sprint and Sunday was raining silver medals with Bill Stahlhut and Katie Winkworth both placing second in the Ultimate and Mooshy and his Mates – Jack Stewart on the swim, Matt Lewis on the bike, and Mitchell Brown on the run – the second fastest male team. Full results later in the newsletter.
A few highlights:
* Hugh Harrison competed in his first Pro Tour event finishing 16th in 1:08:34.
* The Stewart family managed three fourth placings on Saturday – Eddie in the Enticer, Jack in the Sprint, and Kylie in the Sprint.
* Mitchell Brown recorded the fastest run in the Ultimate – 1:19:41! Jack Stewart wasn’t far off the fastest swim doing the 2kms in 26:38.
* And how about Katie Winkworth finishing second in her first non-Sprint event! No wonder she now claims to be addicted to long distance.

A great day out for the girls who attended the Tri Pink event at Homebush earlier in the month. This all-female event attracts more than 1,000 competitors and the emphasis is on fun, friendship and learning.
This year’s JB contingent included several first-timers – you’re more than welcome at the next Club event ladies! – plus “old hands” like Colleen Stahlhut, Jodie Hale, and Vanessa Edwards. Well done to all everyone.

A reminder that the first Club Triathlon training event is on this Sunday at Iluka. Just what we all need to get ready for Husky on the 30th! 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. Next month’s date is Nov 20.

Thanks to everyone who has paid their membership fees for the 2010/11 financial year. If you haven’t renewed, fees are $25 a head or $50 for families.
Payments can be made electronically to: Jervis Bay Triathlon Club Bendigo Bank, BSB: 633-000 
a/c: 134736297. Or posted to: Jervis Bay Triathlon Club,
PO Box 138, 
Huskisson, NSW 2540.
For electronic payments please send a receipt to
Or just bring your money along on Sunday.

A reminder that TriNSW’s member insurance only applies to financial members of Triathlon Australia. JB Tri Club members receive discounted TA membership. TA membership benefits also include discounts on triathlon entry fees, the chance of representing Australia at the world championships, and the right to earn points for JB at the NSW Club Championships. More information:

Thanks to everyone who came along to the last Duathlon training session last month. It was a great morning. Especially good to see new members, Sean, Dylan and Chelsea Oaten, doing so well. Also Tim O’Shea posting a better time than Bill Stahlhut (AGAIN!) and Paul Coombes breaking one hour on that new road bike. He likes it so much he does double the short distance bike course!

Il presidente. Congrats to Tony Lim who was elected as Club president at last month’s AGM after Adam Coulton expressed his desire to step down as president. Big thanks to Adam for all his hard work in getting the Club up and running and best wishes to Tony who also continues as Club webmaster. The newly elected committee includes Marcus Vowels (VP), Ken price (sec), Sally Pateman (treas.), Jo warren, Cathy Head, Chris Stubbs, (development officers), Annette Sampson (publicity), Sance Cousins, Katie Winkworth (fundraising), Tony McGowan, Shane Wood (uniforms), Dave Edwards (social/catering), Bill Stahlhut (race director), Mark Stewart and Jeremy Sutton (equipment officers). Full minutes of the meeting at https://www.jervisbaytriathlonclub.orgwp-content/uploads/2011/09/MINUTES_AGM_Sept_2011.pdf

Shark Bait Swim.
Don’t forget to put March 18 in your diaries  for the inaugural Jervis Bay Shark Bait Swim. Yes, Chris Stubbs won the day with his name suggestion – we just hope the Noahs stay well clear on Plantation Pt on the day! More details to come.

Stay in touch.
Don’t forget the JB Tri Club Facebook is a quick  source of Club information and a great way to keep in touch with other members. If you’re not already signed up, get online or talk to Tony Lim.
We’re also online at the Club’s website,, or you can contact members via

Email list.
Know someone who isn’t getting the newsletter and other club info? Alex Organ is updating our membership and contacts list. Contact

Absent friends. For those who have been wondering how Michelle Perry has been faring following her move to Brisbane earlier this year, we can report that after a frustrating injury break she completed her first triathlon last weekend AND managed to run the full 4km race distance without pain! All the best Michelle – we’d love to see you back racing at the Bay one day soon.

Noah’s Challenge.
A great day was had last Saturday by Club members who competed in the Noah’s Challenge adventure race. The event raised more than $60,000 for Noah’s Ark and we’re told Jeremy Sutton’s team was “right up there” on the honours list. Strange – he doesn’t look like he’s quite got the hang of this paddling thing. Chris Stubbs looks a bit more comfortable on his mountain bike. The Young and the Wrinkled (Renae Watkins and Tony McGowan) won the team mixed category.

Injury count.
Best wishes to Mark Stewart and Kate Darke who are both battling running injuries. We hope to see you back and racing soon! Our resident injury crock, Annette Sampson, continues with her slow recovery.
Husky I. Good luck to everyone who will be racing at Husky on the 30th! There will be a large turnout of Club members, so if you’re not racing come along and cheer on the local competitors! If you’re competing, help us keep track of your results by sending your name, age group and event to

National Development Camp. TriNSW is accepting applications from juniors for the 2011 2XU National Development Camp at Runaway Bay on 18-21 December. Applications close Oct 31. More info:
Green and gold. Ever wanted to represent Australia? Applications have opened for the Australian age group teams for next year’s Triathlon and Duathlon World Championships. The Sprint and Olympic distance championships will be held in Auckland next October. More information including qualifying races at

Training sessions.
If anyone wants to get a new training session up, let us know and we’ll list it here and on the website.

Saturday bike ride.
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.
The Turtles are back swimming on Saturday mornings at 8am. Contact Jo Warren or Cathy Head.

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