History of RTC
In 1990 Alan and Shirley Voss called for a meeting of interested people to set up a triathlon club on the Redcliffe Peninsula, through an advertisement in the local paper. From that meeting the Redcliffe Triathlon Club was formed. Since then a dedicated group of people has continued to help the club grow to what it is today. These people include Alan Voss (who was the club’s first president), Don Gray, Peter Adriaansen, Ken Adriaansen (who held the job as president for 9 years), along with many others who worked hard behind the scenes. Alan was to later become the president of Triathlon Queensland and was instrumental in initiating numerous policies and procedures within the sport, a key element in the progression of the sport’s popularity and recognition.
The club has enjoyed a steady growth of membership over the past 24 years, from the club’s initial membership of 6 to a current membership of over 240 members.
In the early years the Redcliffe Triathlon Club was host to numerous races including the State Aquathon Championship (twice), All-Schools Triathlon Championship, All-Schools Duathlon Championship and the State’s first Junior Duathlon series which ran for 9 years.
RTC with the support of Redcliffe City Council ran a very popular Aquathlon in the heart of Redcliffe in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 called the Splash & Dash 4 Cash. Then RTC President Danny Hooley organised a fantastic event with the assistance of a lot of club members and this event attracted a huge field with some outstanding Pro Triathletes competing.
Currently RTC with the support of Moreton Bay Regional Council and Qld Raceways are running a Duathlon at Lakeside International Raceway called the Moreton Bay Grand Prix. 2015 will be the forth year of this event and it has been growing in popularity every year. James Johnston the current RTC President vision of the MBGP is to provide an affordable club-run event that the entire club plus other triathletes can join together for a tough and fun day of racing.
Over the past 25 years the club has produced many great athletes who have been selected for Regional, State, and National Championships at School, Junior, Youth and Senior level, in events such as Aquathlon, Duathlon & Triathlon, from short distance events to the Hawaiian Ironman.
Today the club offers variety for everyone, from beginners to seasoned triathletes, from sprint to Ironman.
2013/2014 was an exciting season, as the club has produced a record number of Ironman competitors, with 3 at Busso, 4 at NZ, 5 at Melbourne, 50 at Port and 2 at Cairns, plus 1 raced in Wales and 1 in Wisconsin.
The future of the Redcliffe Triathlon Club looks bright as an ever expanding number of juniors join our extensive junior training program.
Hopefully the club will continue to grow for many years to come and help the sport of triathlon increase its popularity and improve the health of our community.
RTC Club Administration
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