We have a massive weekend approaching for the club. With 46 members competing at Port Ironman, this will be by far the largest RTC contingent at any Ironman in the club’s twenty-four year history. 46 is an amazing number of people from one club and that is only a handful short of the number of competitors from PIS and TOSS. On the topic of club acronyms, there has been a suggestion from our friends in the south that we could change our club name for the weekend from Redcliffe Tri Club to Redcliffe Organisation of Triathlon or Redcliffe Organisation of Triathlon Exercise Department depending on how you are feeling during and after the race, any other suggestions? The club would like to wish you all competing a great day and we are all going to be supporting you whether in person down at Port or in spirit from home. We would also like to wish your supporters a great day and we hope you do a great job upholding the club’s reputation by being loud and proud and keep us all updated with Facebook posts and photos please. For all you FB, Twitter and Instagram cool people, can you please tag all your posts and photos with #rtcportim so we can have a collection of all your posts.
And the other huge event this weekend is the TQ Family Fun Day at Roma Street Parklands at 11 am on Saturday. This was a fun day last year, so please come along. We will have a club tent and if someone would like to take a BBQ, I will bring everything else for lunch, or they have lots of food for sale there. Please email me if you can bring a BBQ. Mary has been nominated for Club Coach of the Year and we have three members in the draw to win a new car so good luck to you all.
A few days after the TQ Sprint race at Clontarf, I received a very pleasing email, which is a great testament to our club, members and values:
To whom it may concern,
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and your club on having such a wonderful contingent of athletes.
I participate in a number of events, and was a volunteer at the triathlon up at Redcliffe on the weekend. I was thoroughly impressed by the number of Redcliffe Tri Club athletes that said thank you to me (and other volunteers) while they were in the middle of their events. I especially want to mention a gentleman who spoke up when another athlete (not from your club) was quite rude to volunteers during the run leg; I am unsure of who he was but was easily identified by his triathlon suit as part of your club.
You obviously promote a positive club culture with a fabulous group of athletes; so thank you and well done.
After we have recovered from this weekend, it will not be long until our club race, the Moreton Bay Grand Prix on June 14. This will be the third year we have organised this race at Lakeside Raceway and the first two were really fun events. This year we have made a few changes with holding it on a Saturday afternoon instead on Sunday morning and we have added the Enduro category. All the event info is on the RTC Facebook events page at https://www.facebook.com/events/495195983922745/ . Just look for the photo of Tom looking like he is about to vomit as Marcus chases him across the finish line. And entries are now open at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=12063 .
Thanks to our club’s sponsors- ASICS, The Run Inn, Avantiplus North Brisbane, Jetts Fitness, Endura, and Entire Health we will have heaps of prizes on offer and for the fast people thanks to Moreton Bay Regional Council, there is $2000 in cash to be won. Mary will once again be running a race for all our children around the PITS and the two duathlons will be spaced out enough for parents to be able to compete and have time to between events to hand over the children.
If you are unsure about running and riding around Lakeside and did not attend the training session there on Sunday, we will be holding another brick session on Sunday morning May 25th at 6am.
I would love for you all now to enter the race and also if you are on Facebook or Twitter, can you please share the event so all your friends can enter as well, thank you.
Once again, I hope you all have a great weekend at Port racing and supporting and I hope to see everyone else at Roma Street Parklands on Saturday.
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