RTC update 12 August

Moreton Bay Triathlon Festival

The TQ Club Championship race is fast approaching on the 6th Sept at Clontarf. This is a sprint tri for adults, plus races for juniors. The club would love all our members to be there as an awesome way to start the Tri season and to support the TQ race. As a bonus, everyone who races for RTC on Sunday or volunteer for TQ or as a TO will receive their club membership fees back. Entries are open now at: http://www.triathlonqld.com.au/Events/StateSeries/ClubChampionships.aspx

Rainbow Beach Double Tri

It’s just over a week until the Rainbow Beach Double Tri on 22/23 Aug. If you have not entered yet Phil has provided us with a 10% club discount with the code Red15. All the info is at:



Our AGM is set down for 9th Sept at 7.30 pm in meeting room 2 at the Corso North Lakes, in the same building as the library across the road from the pool. The AGM is a great night to hear what has been happening in the club and the plans for the next year. All committee positions are open for nominations and you can nominate yourself or a friend with their knowledge by emailing Pete at secretary@redcliffetriclub.com. As always, nominations will be taken on the night only for positions with no prior nominations. For further info on the different roles feel free to email or call and I can help you out. I know sometimes AGMs can be daunting as people don’t want to be coerced into taking on roles they don’t want, but we are very lucky with enough people in the club willing to take on committee positions that this does not happen, so feel free to attend with no pressure to do anything you do not want to do.

Positions available are President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, and four committee members. My personal wishes for this year are to recruit someone to the committee who has experience or interest in writing grant applications. For the last few years I have been writing grant applications and have been successful with two, but I know we could do a lot better with someone who knew more about grant applications. And we are looking for someone with web design and maintenance experience to look after the club website and Mailchimp. We have been very lucky to have Paul build a new website and move us to Mailchimp over the last few years and now require someone to take over to keep everything going.

Our AGM usually take about an hour or less and then we can have a cup of tea or coffee and chat and it would be appreciated if you could bring a plate of something to share please.

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, suzanne.mclucas@spicers.com.au

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 vicepresident@redcliffetriclub.com or 0415043872

Rebel Sports and Amart Sports community club programs

There is a great program offered by Rebel and Amart where clubs receive credits according to how much money is spent by members. We use these credits for vouchers for prizes and to buy equipment for the coaches to use during sessions. These programs are easy to join, you just need to sign up and indicate that your club you are supporting is RTC. To sign up or if you are already a members to allocate your club go to both programs at:

http://www.rebelsport.com.au/rebel-active and http://www.amartsports.com.au/team-amart/

Peaks Challenge Gold Coast

Last weekend was the Peaks Challenge Gold Coast and we had a few members participate. I asked Yvonne Vos to write a short report for this email and a longer one which will go onto Facebook as well, thanks Yvonne:

For the uninitiated, the Falls Creek Three Peaks (Victoria) extended the series this year to the Gold Coast and Cradle Mountain (Tasmania). All three courses are 235kms with 4,000+ mtrs of climbing.Riders gathered at Metricon Stadium, Carrara at 5:30. The skies were clear and it promised to be an awesome day. It was almost 11 degrees as waves started leaving at 6am. No doubt speedy Rob Cordle was at the front somewhere soaking up the atmosphere.
From 1191 entries, 236 didn’t make it to the start line. A further 88 riders DNF’d. Some through mechanical failures as gears slipped getting up the likes of Henri Robert Drive, where many walked up. 9% of entries and starters were female. I was proud to be one of them and received plenty of “Girl Power!!” shouts from the side lines, which off course had to be reciprocated with a “Woohoo!!”.
Rob came in at an impressive 8:40:53. Well inside the 12 hour cut-off. Will Morris and Darragh King finished the day in 11:22 mins, whilst Laurence Kinne and I finished in 11:28 mins. It was a long day in the saddle, but despite personal challenges, such as headache, head cold, sore feet, sore butts, under training (work gets in the way) and nervousness, we all finished and can proudly wear a finisher shirt only given to those who actually complete the course within 12 hours.

State Government Get in the Game grants

RTC is registered for this grant which provides $150 to people aged 5 – 17 to use for club and training fees. The current round closes on 30 September or when all the vouchers have been allocated. Everyone can apply now, it’s a bit of work getting the application completed but worth it I think. I’m about to apply for Carter, Tanner and Hadley and that will work out as their memberships and nearly a year of Monday night track sessions paid by the grant. For more info and to apply go to:


MBGP photos

The photos taken at the MBGP by Andrew can be found at:


Saturday Coffee Club Rides

For those new to RTC we do our long rides on a Saturday morning. We meet at the end of the car park in at North Lakes Shopping Centre (just up from the Coffee Club) at 5.45am ready to ride from 6am. If it is raining keep an eye on the RTC facebook page and we will post around 5.15am if the ride is to be officially cancelled. If cancelled you may still ride however it is NOT an official RTC ride.

For those who are new there are a number of groups riding with speeds to suit everyone so come along and try it out. Make sure you have a rear light as it is still dark when we start at the moment. In RTC we obey all road rules and never ride more than 2 abreast at any stage. Safety is our utmost concern and we like tor respect the car drivers and they will in turn respect us.

Juniors (Route as per Gai)

Older juniors – Normal Loop

F Troop – To be Advised + Coffee

Normal Loop – 2 groups depending on pace.

Long Ride Group Hills – Out Winn Rd to Dayboro, back via Eatons Crossing Rd. 2 groups.

Upcoming sessions and events

Noosa Brick – this Sunday 16th
There is a ride/run at Noosa this weekend. Meet at the park where they have transition, Noosa Heads Lions Park, Noosa Parade at 7am ready to ride. We will ride out on the course to Garmin Hill, from there those who want to ride a little further can go out the Noosa-Cooroy Rd and return, whilst the others either another tour of the hill or head back to town . All together for a run of up to 8kms on the main part of the run course when we get back. Because they haven’t yet published where the swim will be, we will leave the swim up to you this time. We hope to know where for the next one and will organise a brick with a swim then. Can those coming let Nana or Louise Lambrianides know please

16th Aug TLC Fun Run North Lakes
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
6th Sept Moreton Bay Triathlon
13th Sept Mooloolaba 70.3
19-20th Possible RTC camp
27th Sept Brick Suttons

If you have any questions regarding coaching please contact GB at coaching@redcliffetriclub.com If you have any questions regarding club stuff you can email me at president@redcliffetriclub.com

Have a great weekend and week.

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