Category Archives: President’s update

A few bits of info from the President

ITU Worlds

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Chicago World Champs over the last few days and a huge congratulations to Stephen Parnell for his wins in the both the Sprint and Olympic races, maybe next year you could do the Aquathon as well and win the trifecta.

25th Anniversary night

LAST CHANCE, DON”T MISS OUT .

If you are planning on coming to this momentous night, you better book in now. This night is for all past and present RTC members and friends of the club, no matter how long you have been involved with the club. It will be a great night for the old timers to remember and for newer members to see our history and learn some more what makes our club so special, unique and irreplaceable.

Bookings for the 25th Anniversary Dinner close on the 24th September, this Thursday. No late entries as the venue has to be booked with final numbers and catering finalised. Just 3 days to go to book.

Come and join the club celebrate this great milestone.

Put away the lycra and running shoes, ladies get the frocks out and gents it is time to suit up.

Time to catch up and reminisce about all the great times enjoyed in the Redcliffe Tri Club.

The night will consist of many laughs, great memories and a step back in time on how the sport of triathlon has evolved over the past 25 years.

Date:     Friday 2nd October 2015 (Start time 6pm)

Venue: Golden Ox Restaurant & Function centre, Margate

Cost:   $75 per adult

Includes tapas in the garden & complimentary drink on arrival (soft drink, beer or wine), main meal and desert (Menu choices available upon registration, plus any dietary requirements)

$55 per child (under 12)

Includes tapas in the garden & complimentary drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival, Main meal (Chicken fries and salad) and Desert (Ice cream)

25th Anniversary Table Bookings Seating arrangements for the 25th Anniversary dinner are 10 persons per table. If you would like, but you do not have to book a table for you and your friends please provide the following information:

Tickets: http://www.active.com/margate-qld/other-endurance/25th-rtc-anniversary-night-of-nights-2015

Attire: Semi Formal (No Lycra)

Night includes: entertainment, 25th anniversary commemorative book and lucky draw prizes.

Any questions please contact Danny Hooley  0415043872 or vicepresident@redcliffetriclub.com

Bribie Tri Series

It’s not long until the start of the next Bribie Tri Series and our good mate and RTC life member Phil has provided us with a 10% discount code to use before the end of September. Our discount code is Redtri.

Also thanks to Phil, the club will again be assisting in transition pack up after each of the races and we use the money Phil gives us for this to go towards camps, BBQ’s and social functions. This usually takes us about 30 minutes depending on numbers and is a great way to warm down after the race. If you are there and waiting around for presentations we would love you to help out with this, and if you have to leave straight after the race that is also ok.

TQ Club Champs

Thank you to everyone who competed, volunteered and supported at the TQ Club Champs a few weeks ago. It was a great morning and was topped off with us winning a Gopro for the Club Spirit award and coming second behind Reddog for the large club champs.

Everyone who competed and volunteered will have their club membership refunded, can you please email Gai at treasurer@redcliffetriclub.com  and you can receive a cheque or a direct deposit into your account.

As always, fell free to email or call with any feedback or questions.

James

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RTC 25th Anniversary 2nd October

Hi all past and current RTC friends,

Don’t miss out. If you are planning on coming to this momentous night, you better book in now. This night is for all past and present RTC members and friends of the club, no matter how long you have been involved with the club. It will be a great night for the old timers to remember and for newer members to see our history and learn some more what makes our club so special, unique and irreplaceable.

Bookings for the 25th Anniversary Dinner close on the 24th September. No late entries as the venue has to be booked with final numbers and catering finalised. Just 10 days to go to book.

Come and join the club celebrate this great milestone.

Put away the lycra and running shoes, ladies get the frocks out and gents it is time to suit up.

Time to catch up and reminisce about all the great times enjoyed in the Redcliffe Tri Club.

The night will consist of many laughs, great memories and a step back in time on how the sport of triathlon has evolved over the past 25 years.

Date:     Friday 2nd October 2015 (Start time 6pm)

Venue: Golden Ox Restaurant & Function centre, Margate

Cost:   $75 per adult

Includes tapas in the garden & complimentary drink on arrival (soft drink, beer or wine), main meal and desert (Menu choices available upon registration, plus any dietary requirements)

$55 per child (under 12)

Includes tapas in the garden & complimentary drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival, Main meal (Chicken fries and salad) and Desert (Ice cream)

25th Anniversary Table Bookings Seating arrangements for the 25th Anniversary dinner are 10 persons per table. If you would like, but you do not have to book a table for you and your friends please provide the following information:

Tickets: http://www.active.com/margate-qld/other-endurance/25th-rtc-anniversary-night-of-nights-2015

Limited Numbers: 170 guests, get in early or miss out.

Attire: Semi Formal (No Lycra)

Night includes: entertainment, 25th anniversary commemorative book and lucky draw prizes.

Any questions please contact Danny Hooley  0415043872 or vicepresident@redcliffetriclub.com

I hope to see lots of you in just under three weeks,

James.

RTC MBGP & Presentations this weekend

Hi all,

We have a big RTC weekend fast approaching with our club Duathlon on Saturday and Presentations Sunday so brace yourself for lots of cheering, racing and good times.

So far we have 87 people registered for the Duathlon which is awesome and with plenty of entries this week we should get past the 130 people we had last year, so if you have not entered yet, get to it. On-line entries will close Friday evening and we will accept entries and changes Saturday at the track but no race timing will be able to be provided. Looking at the race categories; we have 21 in the 7-11 year old race, 24 in the Short, 23 in the Long (one team) and 16 in the Enduro. And out of the 87 entries, 35 are RTC members so thank you for supporting our club event. All the details are on the club website, Facebook page and previous emails. Also thank you to everyone who is sharing the FB event with your friends, it has been great to have our club event fill most of my feed the last few weeks. Can I just ask everyone on FB to share the event one last time this week, just go the club page, click on events and then the MBGP and there is a share button.

The first race starts at 11.15 and we will start setting up at 9.30 and would love any help you can offer before or after the event. In particular would there be anyone who can tow the club trailer from Redcliffe to Lakeside Saturday morning please and take it at the end? Please let me know if you are able to do this.

Sunday afternoon starting at 2 at Aurora Blvd Park in North Lakes is our club presentations. We will start with some fun on the football fields, maybe some touch football, cricket and red rover, plus some games for the younger people. Award presentations will start at 3 and then we will have dinner. This is a no cost event open to all past and present members and your families so I hope lots of you can make it. There is a FB event where you can indicate your attendance so we can provide enough food and drinks, or email me please. All you have to bring is a chair or picnic blanket, and a plate of salad or dessert to share and wear cloths to run around in if you want. Just one request, before I  hire a battery powered PA system, would anyone have access to one we can use please, if you do can you please let me know before Thursday, thank you.

See you on the weekend,

James

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RTC update from the President

Hi all,

A few things to share and update you all with.

New tri season

Next week the new tri season starts with some changes. This will be the first year of TA’s auto renewal so it will be interesting to see how that goes. Thank you to everyone who has emailed with any problems so far with joining or  renewing or adding family members, I have passed these onto to TQ and TA as well. TQ have emailed everyone with some instructions so have a read and my advice would be if you are not changing anything and happy to renew on the 1st July, don’t do anything, but if you do not want to renew just yet or want to make any changes to your membership, turn off your auto renew at the Active member portal and then manually renew and make any changes after 1st July. This need to be done before 1st July as once TA auto renewal has been processed and if you want to make changes than Active do not have the best refund policy.

North Brisbane is gaining the Genesis Tri Club and Mavericks squad next season and our club would like to welcome them and wish you both all the best. I think it is great the sport we all love is growing enough that new groups are forming and this will lead to more people participating in out sport and improving their health. Some of our members are joining these groups and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being members of RTC and helping the club become the great club we are and i am sure we will all continue to enjoy the friendships we have all formed while in the club. As always, the club welcomes every TA member to participate in the training sessions we offer, so if you are not renewing your RTC memberships and still wish to train with the club we will be happy to share the lane or track or road with you.

Gold Coast Marathon

We have 13 members who registered for the club team next weekend:

Judy Fitzgerald Southern Cross University 10km Run R1368
Liam Fitzgerald Southern Cross University 10km Run R1369
Monique Reilly Southern Cross University 10km Run R1371
Joel Fitzgerald Southern Cross University 10km Run R1372
chris tanzer Southern Cross University 10km Run R4054
Rohan Fitzgerald Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge V539
FIONA MCDONALD ASICS Half Marathon H8598
claire cole ASICS Half Marathon H4195
rob cole ASICS Half Marathon H4204
Geoff Oliver ASICS Half Marathon H4338
Sandie Postlethwaite Gold Coast Airport Marathon M1058
Lee Postlethwaite Gold Coast Airport Marathon M1059
Philadelphia Holmes Gold Coast Airport Marathon M3878

Plus more who registered for other teams so if you can Mary know which event and your race numbers the people supporting will be able to look out for you and give you a cheer. Good luck to everyone running at the Gold Coast. No one yet has offered to take the club tent down to the Gold Coast, if you can fit it in I’m sure everyone running and supporting will thank you.

Moreton Bay Grand Prix and Presentation BBQ

The 1st and 2nd of August will be a busy weekend for the club with the duathlon at Lakeside on the Saturday afternoon and Award Presentations on the Sunday afternoon. All the details for both events are on the club Facebook page and website or feel free to email me if you would like some more details.

I would really appreciate if everyone would help the club promote the duathlon by sharing the FB event and inviting you friends to come along. I have posters and flyers if you are able to hang something up at your work or anywhere else.

Presentations this year will be a bit different to past years as we are looking at a fun afternoon in the park playing some games like Force em Back, Bullrush and Cricket, the awards and then a BBQ. This will be a free event and everyone is welcome, all we ask is you let us know if you are coming via the Facebook event or email and for you to bring a plate of salad or dessert and your own drinks please.

All the club awards are listed on the website if you would like to see them. Last year we started a new award called the RTC Club Champions and this award is presented to male and female, under and over 40 years of age who gains the most points from the TQ club championship races plus the Moreton Bay Grand Prix. With just one race left some of the awards are still to close to call. In the under 40 males Chis Place is out in front followed closely by Jeffry Robbins, Todd Spackman, Robert Cordle and Elliot Schultz. In the under 40 females Suzy Mclucas is leading with Michelle Ryan very close behind. In the over 40 females Natasha Gilmour is leading with Leanda Robbins and Nana not far behind. In the over 40 males even with his old man hips Simon Nendick is smoking the field again just like last year and no one will be able to catch him.

25th RTC Anniversary “Night of Nights”

Come and join the club celebrate this great milestone.

Date:     Friday 2nd October 2015 (Start time 6pm)

Venue: Golden Ox Restaurant & Function centre, Margate

Cost:      $75 per adult, includes tapas in the garden & complimentary drink on arrival (soft drink, beer or wine), main meal and desert (Menu choices available upon registration, plus any dietary requirements)

               $55 per child (under 12), includes tapas in the garden & complimentary drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival, Main meal (Chicken fries and salad) and Desert (Ice cream)

Tickets:  http://www.active.com/margate-qld/other-endurance/25th-rtc-anniversary-night-of-nights-2015.

Limited Numbers: 170 guests, get in early or miss out.

Attire: Semi Formal (No Lycra)

Night includes: entertainment, 25th anniversary commemorative book and lucky draw prizes.

Any questions, please contact: Danny Hooley Mob. 0415043872

 We need Photos

A 25th anniversary commemorative book is being developed.

The book will concentrate on the last 5 years. However any photos from the last 25 years are welcome.

If you can also provide some details about each photo, where & when.

The theme of the night is, RTC Families, so family photos in training or at events would be great. Photos of RTC training groups. Start snapping.

Also any newspaper articles and stories are also welcome.

Photos can be supplied in the following ways:

·         Hand delivered on a disk or USB to Karen Reardon or Brett Jackson

·         Up loaded into a folder on your face book account. Let Karen know via face book where the photos are.

·         Emailed to Karen at the following address; akrphoto@tpg.com

That is all from me for now but don’t worry, starting soon I will be sending out daily emails reminding everyone to enter the club duathlon. As always, feel free to call or email or FB message me with any questions, concerns or feedback you might have relating to the club.

James.

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Free RTC membership for 15/16 season

Hi all,

TQ announced last week about the changes to the TQ Club Championships from a five race series to just one race on the 6th September at Clontarf and to encourage as many RTC members to participate and help the club have an awesome start to the season the club is going to refund club membership to everyone who races this race.

Being the weekend before the Sunshine Coast 70.3 and lots of you attempting to make the Australian team to complete in the WTC 70.3 Worlds the following year at the Sunshine Coast this race might not be your early season A race, but it might be a good change to have a hit out and test your equipment or position or build some speed a week out from the 70.3.

You do not need to do anything special, just join TA and RTC as normal and after the race TQ will send me a list of everyone who competed and nominated RTC as their club and we will refund your membership.

The club is looking for more ways to get us all there racing so if you have any great ideas feel free to email or text or FB message me (I have still not worked out how to use snap chat so don’t snap me).

Thanks,

James.

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RTC 25th Anniversary and Presentations info

Hi all,

During the off season we have a few events planned. This year the club is celebrating our 25th Anniversary and the details of the celebrations are:

25th RTC Anniversary “Night of Nights”

Come and join the club celebrate this great milestone.

Date:     Friday 2nd October 2015 (Start time 6pm)

Venue: Golden Ox Restaurant & Function centre, Margate

Cost:      $75 per adult, includes tapas in the garden & complimentary drink on arrival (soft drink, beer or wine), main meal and desert (Menu choices available upon registration, plus any dietary requirements)

               $55 per child (under 12), includes tapas in the garden & complimentary drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival, Main meal (Chicken fries and salad) and Desert (Ice cream)

Tickets:  http://www.active.com/margate-qld/other-endurance/25th-rtc-anniversary-night-of-nights-2015

Limited Numbers: 170 guests, get in early or miss out.

Attire: Semi Formal (No Lycra)

Night includes: entertainment, 25th anniversary commemorative book and lucky draw prizes.

Any questions, please contact: Danny Hooley Mob. 0415043872

 We need Photos

A 25th anniversary commemorative book is being developed.

The book will concentrate on the last 5 years. However any photos from the last 25 years are welcome.

If you can also provide some details about each photo, where & when.

The theme of the night is, RTC Families, so family photos in training or at events would be great. Photos of RTC training groups. Start snapping.

Also any newspaper articles and stories are also welcome.

Photos can be supplied in the following ways:

·         Hand delivered on a disk or USB to Karen Reardon or Brett Jackson

·         Up loaded into a folder on your face book account. Let Karen know via face book where the photos are.

·         Emailed to Karen at the following address; akrphoto@tpg.com

We are also holding a separate event for our normal club awards presentations and this will be on the 2nd August at 2pm at Aurora Boulevard Park in North Lakes. We are planning an afternoon of awards, games and a BBQ dinner. There will be no cost to attend presentations this year and the club will put on the BBQ and soft drinks and we would love if everyone could bring a plate of salad or dessert please. To let us know who is attending for catering can you please indicate on the Facebook event  https://www.facebook.com/events/1593404670924994/ or email me at president@redcliffetriclub.com if you are not on facebook. For your viewing pleasure all the club awards are listed on the club website at http://redcliffetriclub.com/7-2/rtc-awards/.

And finally, don’t forget about the Moreton Bay Grand Prix at lakeside Raceway on the 1st August. All the info is on the website or Facebook event.

As always, feel free to call or email or FB message me with any questions, concerns or feedback you might have relating to the club.

James.

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Exciting RTC news

Hi all,

I hope everyone is doing ok and managing some training in our glorious weather.

After a couple years of trying, this week the club received a fair size grant from the Qld Gambling Fund (same grant as we received for the trailer) to build a storage shed/clubhouse and we are closing in on finalizing a deal with council for some land to build on. This is great news for the club and all the members as it will mean the club can continue to grow and continue to help lots of people to improve their health and fitness.

The club committee have some ideas on how we could best use this grant to help you all and grow the club, but we would love to hear from you any other suggestions.

I would like to take this chance to think the club committee for all the time you give the club, the missed or shortened training sessions, and the time you may have spent earing an income or spending with your families. Thank you Danny, Peter, Gai, Nanna, Radish, Dan, Mark and GB. And also thank you to all the coaches in the club for everything you do to help people achieve their goals.

Finally, if you have not had a look at the club website for a while, take a look some time as Paul and I have been busy adding info. Under the ‘About’ tab we have added the RTC Vision, Mission and Values and also a page on the club awards. Again, if there is something you cannot find on the website please let me know.

Stay safe and upright,

James

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Fly6 review

Hi all,
Our first Fly6 camera review has been completed by Pix:
Fly6 Review, The footage captured on the fly6 was very clear and the resolution setting ensures good capture of vehicle details, I was only able to use it on my MTB, as the camera was too big to fit on the seat post of the road bike, certainly something that needs to be considered when buying one, though I have done some research and there is a smaller version coming out later this year, so fly6 will be improved on. Would have bought one if it fitted my road bike, as it does give a sense of security knowing that all footage would be captured.
Marcus and Mary should have their reviews done soon and then the Fly6 will be going to Geoff for his final weeks before Busselton IM. After Geoff, the camera will go to Yvonne, Nick, Tricia, Natasha and Clive. And then Howard from Avantiplus North Brisbane will give the camera to one of our reviewers.
James.

RTC club update

Hi all,

 

It’s just two weeks till the second race of the TQ Club Championships and one of our home races, the Moreton Bay Tri. This is a really good, fast and flat race held at Clontarf on Oct 12 and it would be awesome to see lots of RTC people racing and supporting. TQ are also asking for people to help out on the day and this year all volunteers earn one point towards the TQ Club championships. If you are not racing and wish to help out, please email Tony at TQ. Plus, all the TQ Club Championships races and our own Moreton Bay Grand Prix go towards the RTC Club Championships awards, so go on and enter.

 

On the same weekend on Saturday morning Oct 11 between 8 and 12 is the North Lakes Aquatic Centre open day and we have been invited to participate. The coaches and committee are still finalising our plans for the morning, we will be running a swim session or two starting at 9.30 am and a run session and Paul is doing a wind trainer session, all as demonstrations to the public. We will also have our tent up with some people there to promote our club. We are looking for some people to participate in the sessions and be present on the day. If you are keen, can you let GB know and please wear your club polo shirt and any other club gear you have during the demo training sessions.

 

Triathlon Queensland have a couple of courses coming up which may interest you. There is a Technical Official course in Brisbane on Dec 6th and a Triathlon Coaching course on March 21/22 2015. If you think you may want to become a TO or a Triathlon coach, the club will assist you achieving these qualifications. All the info is on the TQ webpage.

 

A month ago TQ approached me to ask if we would like our club race, the Moreton Bay Grand Prix to one of the founding races in proposed club Duathlon championship series next winter leading into the TQ Duathlon at Springfield on August 9th. Tonight I met with Toowoomba Tri Club, Club Croc Tri Club and Tony and Rachel from TQ and started the planning for this series. I believe this is awesome for our club and our event and being a part of this series will really help us grow the Moreton Bay Grand Prix and our club. Dates are still being finalised for the three races, but it looks like our race will kick the series off on June 20th. The big change for us will be the addition of a third event for 7-11 year olds. The three clubs now have to come up with a name of this new series, please email me with any suggestions. I will keep you all updated with details as they are worked out.

 

During the last six days I have done three swims, a run and a ride so I’m officially in training for Noosa according to Cheyne’s jokes this morning so I might see you at some sessions and hopefully the weekend after next at the pool open day and the Moreton Bay Tri.

James.

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RTC AGM news

Hi all,

Thank you to the more that 50 people who attended the Special Meeting and AGM last week and sorry I could not be there as I had a family funeral in Mackay the next day. The minutes will be completed soon and they will go on the website.

Firstly the Special Meeting was held to conduct a vote on the adoption of an updated set of rules for the club and nearly everyone voted in favor of that motion. When we receive the rules back from the Office of Fair Trading, they will also go onto the website.

Next Kenny Adriaansen put forward that Phil Hungerford become the next Life Member of RTC and this was passed unanimously. Most of you will know Phil as the owner of the Run Inn and Race Director of many events including the Bribie Tri Series, Rainbow Beach Tri, Hervey Bay 100, Mt Mee Marathon and Qld Half Marathlon. Phil has also been our club’s longest supporter and without Phil’s early support, our club would not be the club it is today. Phil continues to help our club with the opportunity to assist with the Bribie transition pack up which he gives us cash to put towards our presentation night, plus Phil sponsors the Moreton Bay Grand Prix with prizes and the use of his bike racks. Phil also donates prizes for presentation night and other awards we give out during the year and provides us all with a discount when shopping at the Run Inn. From the entire club I would like to congratulate Phil on his life membership and thank him for all the support he has given the club and continues to give.

 

And finally the election of the club committee was conducted. There was a couple of exciting changes to the committee this year which I’m sure will have a positive impact on the club. Danny Hooley, one of the club’s founding members is the new vice president. Peter Little, another long time member and committee member has returned as the new secretary. Gai Grieve continues as treasurer and I’m sure we are all very happy with that, I know I could not do my job as president without all the things Gai does for the club. We have a new committee member Karen Readon, and Dan Hutchinson, Mark Knight and Anthony Radford are continuing as committee members. And I would like to thank everyone for your ongoing faith in me as the president of this wonderful club.

 

I would like to thank the people who served on the club committee during the last year; you have all done a great job supporting the club, members and coaches. Thank you Simon, Gai, Louisa, Danny, Kenny, Beth, Radish, Cheyne, Dan, Mark, Paul, Kirstin and Pix.

 

Next for the club is the appointment of the Director of Coaching. For anyone who is not familiar with how we have done this for the last 24 years, after the AGM we call for nominations for Director of Coaching and then this position is appointed by the new committee at the first committee meeting after the AGM. And with the updated club rules, the new Director of Coaching will become the ninth committee member. The next committee meeting is Wednesday Oct 8th. The RTC Director of Coaching is responsible for the clubs entire coaching program and coordinates all the other coaches we have in the club in delivering the coaching program. If you are a coach and would like to nominate for the Director of Coaching position, please email me before the next committee meeting with your qualifications, coaching experience and what you would like to offer the club and be available to attend that meeting, thank you.

 

And just finally, Mary will do a weekend wrap-up in her weekly update, but I would just like to express my and the club’s condolences to the family and friends of the guy who passed away during the Sunshine Coast 70.3 and to offer my support to anyone who witnessed his rescue from the water and attempted resuscitation on the beach. I would also like to wish a speedy recovery to Mark Betts who had a crash during the race. And to finish on a positive note, while writing this email I received this FB message:

Hi mate, just dropping you a MSG to pass on a great gesture from one of the RTC members @ Sundays Sunshine Coast 70.3.

I had just crossed the finished line & was in a little bit of discomfort as the last 5k had busted me and on crossing the line I wasn’t real interested in the medal or towel, all I wanted was water! I asked officials were the water was & they reply down there! Pointed another 50mt but looked like 5k, on hearing a few of my profanities a member of the RTC who by this stage had water turned to me & said ” here mate you need this more than me ” I accepted, & gave a quick thanks, I didn’t get his name so if you please pass on this little note in your presidents report it would be greatly appreciated. Great spirit by a great club man, many thanks Jimmy, Rick

Stay safe everyone,

James.