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.

0412 172 996