Well what an absolutely massive weekend we have just had in RTC. If this is any indication of how busy this year will be then hold onto your hats, there is plenty of fun headed your way. As you are reading this I will be taking some time out to relax and refresh ready for the big season ahead (and at the same time running a spectacular marathon around Angkor Wat and the amazing heritage listed area it is based in. That means there are a few other coaches on board this week so enjoy their coaching and thankyou to them for stepping to cover sessions. Now onto the weekend just gone. Lets start with Saturday.
MORETON BAY GRAND PRIX
We ended up with over 150 people coming from all around SE Queensland to race and hopefully win some prize money. The course this year was reversed from the previous 2 and James had decided to throw in the big hill on the first lap of the run each race which was a great surprise for all athletes. The short course went off first and despite the extra hill the racing was still tight into the first transition. In fact the racing remained tight for the whole race Adam Gordon just holding out the rest of the field to take out first place. Brianna Mackie took the lead in the final run leg to hold off second place also. I think fastest RTC on the course were JordanW and Tricia B. In the long course / Enduro the racing stayed much the same with the same names winning again. In RTC I think Tim Limmer held onto win with Tricia again taking the girls. It was very close and if I have it wrong my apologies. Overall there were 70+ racing the short course and 60 in the long. In the 7-11yrs there were huge numbers of RTC racing and congratulations to each one of them. The results are up on the club Facebook page, please check your results and if they seem incorrect or your name isn’t in them, please email email@example.com and we can sort that out.
After the short course then our little ones got to have their turns. This is an opportunity for our youngest family members to earn their medals and be cheered on by everyone else. This race can best be described at times as ‘organized chaos’ but because the whole emphasis is simply on having a go and having fun then it doesn’t matter. The kids smiles certainly told the whole story.
Overall the racing was fantastic. There was huge support of each other out on the course and special mention to both Seth and Ed O who stopped during their races to help out others who needed a hand on the hill. A lot of the feedback was about how friendly and supportive everyone was out there so great work RTC.
There were so many who helped out I couldn’t name them all so thankyou to everyone. From cutting up of fruit, manning (or womaning) water stations, marshelling on the course, timing, numbering, setting up the course and dismantling it at the very end etc, etc the help was amazing. So many just turned up and asked what they could do to help, then jumped in and gave a hand. Thankyou to you all. I do want to single out though 5 names who were there from the very start to the very end. Danny Hooley, Kenny A and James were responsible for the course and to keep the racing moving which they did an awesome job of. Add to this Gai and Beth for their work with the entries and the timing and we have an awesome team. I would like to again though make second mention of James for without his vision and drive this race would simply not go ahead. We are a club that is much richer for having him leading it.
PRESENTATION ARVO SUNDAY
The awards afternoon went off in a completely different format and it was a great afternoon. We had over 100 RTC members there with lots of little ones running around playing organised and disorganised games. Presentations were held then back to the games until the food was ready. It was a different format for us and we would love your feedback on what you thought, and how we could improve it for next time. Our main focus this year is our 25th Anniversary night. Tickets are selling fast and numbers are limited so make sure you get yours and don’t miss out.
In terms of presentations though here is a list of all who received awards.
Club Champion Aggregate Male > 40 Simon Nendick
Club Champion Male Aggregate < 40 Jordan Wilkes Club Champion Female Aggregate > 40 Natasha Gilmour
Club Champion Female Aggregate < 40 Michelle Ryan Open Male Champion Stephen Parnell Open Female Champion Alysia Brown Junior Male Champion Elliot Schultz Junior Female Champion Tahlia Fletcher Para-athlete Champion Debbie Wendt Presidents Award – James and Catherine Braga Stuart Lines Memorial Award – Helen Sprott Jnr Encouragement Seth Bright, James Lee Adult Encouragement Award – Chris Scoles, Tricia Cooke, Cameron Roper, Steven Nurse, Leanda Robbins Outstanding Achievements – Leon Colbert, Clinton Millar Most Improved Jnr – Jacob Caruana Most Improved Female – Karen Reardon Most Improved Male – Geoff Oliver Coaches Award Jnr – Ewan Tanner Coaches Award Adult – Kirstin Leech North Lakes Pool Awards Jnrs – Ewan Tanner, Taylor Lee Active Kids – Coen Cooke Bribie Race 4 – Short Course Tom Grieve, Tilly Barrett, Allan Grieve, Kirstin Leech Bribie Race 4 – Sprint Distance Todd Spackman, Suzy McLucas, Jason Murphy, Leanda Robbins Redcliffe Olympic Distance Rob Cordle, Suzy McLucas, Simon Nendick, Julie-Ann Dillon Ironman Port Macquarie Swim – Benita Greiner, Nathan Wilson Bike – Nathan Wilson, Yvonne Bayliss Run – Michael Greiner, Yvonne Bayliss Overall – Nathan Wilson, Yvonne Bayliss Special MENTION – Those who represented RTC at worlds this past season Fiona Buckland, Carl Buckland, Kirstin Leech, Leanda Robbins, Debbie Wendt, Clinton Millar TQ State Series – Age Group Winners Stephen Parnell, Lynn Davies, Sophie Burger Phew. As you can imagine there were lots of awards given out. Congratulations to everyone who received an award and well done on your achievement. Looking forward to seeing you all racing for RTC this season again. NOW ONTO OTHER NEWS TRI QLD NISSAN CHAMPIONSHIPS You should all have read an update about the Tri Qld Championships and change of format for this coming season. Make sure you have a read of your email so you understand these changes and how you can gain points for the racing that you usually do. This next race is the duathlon this Sunday at Springfield. Good luck to everyone racing. The TQ Club Championship race is a sprint tri at Clontarf on Sept 6th and everyone who races and volunteers for RTC will receive their club membership back, entries are open and filling fast according to TQ. WEEKLY TRAINING Friday 5.30am Swimming North Lakes Pool Friday 4.30pm – Junior Swim / Run North Lakes Pool Friday 5.30pm Easy run – North Lakes Pool (6min/km pace) SAT 6am Long cycle Coffee Club at Northlakes (in the shopping centre) SUN – Brick session at Mooloolaba. Meet at Loo With a View at 5.30am for a 2hr cycle. Swim will be at LWAV at 8am followed by a run. You will be in Dave and Carl’s hands for this session. Especially designed for all those racing long course this season SUN 4PM - Trail Run Bullocky Rest. Meet at the top car park at 4pm MON -7am – NL Pool is closed till 8am so no official swim set. There will be an Open Water Swim at Suttons Beach at 7am if you can come. Suitable for all distances. (For those who have Monday off of course) MON PM - Track session John Oxley Reserve. 4.45pm juniors / 5pm adults TUES 5.30PM – Swim North Lakes Pool Wed 5.30am – Swim North Lakes Pool Wed 4.30pm – Juniors running North Lakes Wed 6pm – Adult speed run set Murrumba Downs – Cnr Dohles Rocks Rd and Russell St Thurs 5.15am – Recovery Cycle – (M & M) 35km Red Dog Kallangur Thurs 5.30pm - Swim session NOrth Lakes Pool. This recommences this week Thurs pm – Jnr Windtrainer / Run (see junior email for details) Friday 5.30am – Swim North Lakes Pool Friday 4.30pm – Junior Swim / Run North Lakes Pool JUNOR Upcoming Races •Sunday 9 August - TQ Duathlon •Sunday 16 August - The Lakes College Fun Run •Sunday 6 September - Moreton Bay Triathlon - Clontarf (this includes races from 7 years old) The races highlighted above are the ones Gai would like to see all juniors doing to get their season started and is included in your racing strategy for Regional Triathlon in November. If you have questions about any of the sessions (including whether the session is suitable to your child), please contact Gai. She will respond within 24 hours. You can ring or text on 0434563920, email or facebook message me. Gai Grieve - RTC Junior Coach 0434563920 / firstname.lastname@example.org Sunny Coast 70.3 By popular demand the brick session set down for Saturday 8th Aug has been moved to Sunday 9th Aug. There is a change of format. Everyone will meet at Loo with a View at 5.30am ready to ride for 2 hours. Then time to change in wetsuits ready for a swim starting at 8am followed by a run over 2 laps of the hill. Everyone is welcome to participate however is especially targeted at those racing the ½ Ironman at Sunshine Coast or one of the others this season. Sun 9th Aug is the Triathlon Qld duathlon championships and normally we would not have a session that clashed with that. However with the change in the format of the TQ races this year we are holding this session on the same date as we are running out of available Sundays. If you have planned to do the Duathlon we would rather that is your priority and you do a brick session at another time. 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) 25th Anniversary Table Bookings Seating arrangements for the 25th Anniversary dinner are 10 persons per table. If you would like to book a table for you and your friends please provide the following information: • Attendees names to be seating at the table. • Email to Suzi McLucas, email@example.com 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 UPCOMING CALENDAR 9th Aug TQ Duathlon 9th Aug Brick session Mooloolaba. Cycle / Swim and run 16th Aug NL Fun Run 22-23 August Rainbow Beach double triathlon / Straddie Double Triathlon 23rd Aug Brick Suttons 29th Aug OWS + Run Mooloolaba 30th Aug Sunny Coast Marathon 30th Aug Worlds 70.3 Championships Austria 5th Sept Moreton Bay Triathlon Juniors 6th Sept Moreton Bay Triathlon 13th Sept Mooloolaba 70.3 15-19th Sept World Aquathlon, Short Course and OD Championships 19-20th Possible RTC camp 27th Sept Brick Suttons FINALLY Have a great week everyone. If you have any questions regarding coaching please contact GB at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions regarding general club chit chat contact James at email@example.com Have a great weekend and week. Mary