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Season Duty Roster

The Club requires a number of swim, road and run marshals to run each event. As a community club, we rely on all participants offering their assistance at least once throughout the season to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for all.

Please note that the roster has been drafted based on last year’s participation, so if you don’t intend on participating in the Club activities this season please contact the Club or nominated Race Director ASAP.

Also, if you need to swap your month please advise as early as possible. All participants have been allocated a marshal group but please note we are happy if you would like a friend / family member / anyone else you can convince to marshal for you so that you can race that day.

Note that all contenders for Club awards must marshal on one occasion.

Looking forward to your support for another great season!


Did you swim, ride or run?

On behalf of the EMS Group and Dubbo Triathlon Club, thank you for a GREAT day today at the EMS Tri for Charity incorporating the Michael Martin Challenge! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did as we raised money for Make A Wish Australia!

The full Race Results are now available and can be found at:

EMS have also started to upload photos so be sure to Like their Facebook page and tag you & your team mates!!

Charmaine Wray Photography donated her time today for this, which was awesome! There were many other volunteers and marshals who ensured the safe and smooth running of the day, so thank you very much to all those involved.

Results as a glance:

EMS Tri for Charity Overall Winners:
1st -Specialized Electrical
2nd – Richardson & Sinclair
3rd – Warren Saunders

Michael Martin Challenge – Closest Times:
1st – Chippers
2nd – Specialized Electrical #3
3rd – Trisomethings

Highest Team Fundraiser:
Stevensons Pty Ltd

Best Dressed Team:
The Mighty Marks

EMS Tri for Charity raising money for Make a Wish

The Annual EMS Tri for Charity will be held in Dubbo, Sunday the 22nd of November, with all proceeds from the event being donated to Make A Wish Australia. The event is for promoting local businesses, raising funds for Make A Wish Australia and encouraging business & individuals to enter mixed teams of three to take part in the short triathlon.

The event consists of a 500m swim, 18km ride and 4km run, with a team member participating in each. Registrations from individuals and sporting groups are also welcomed.

The event will be a great day out for the family with Star FM broadcasting live, BBQ & refreshments, plus a jumping castle, face painting and Frisbee games for families.

Platinum sponsor EMS’s Director, Tom Cavanagh says “this event is a great way for businesses to be involved in the local community, while raising important funds for a charity that makes a huge difference to the lives of sick children” he also wishes to thank those businesses that are supporting the day including the major Sponsors of the event; Specialized Electrical, Stevenson’s Hydraulics, Business DNA & Dubbo Triathlon Club, of which Tom says “sponsors are an integral part of the event, and their support and assistance has been most appreciated.”

The event is designed to raise awareness for Make a Wish, promote community involvement for local businesses and foster team environments within those businesses. 100% of net proceeds from the event will be donated to Make A Wish Australia.

Make A Wish Australia have granted over 8000 wishes to children with life threatening conditions since 1995. Karen McMullen from Make A Wish in Dubbo says ‘Being chosen as the charity to partner with EMS in the Tri for Charity is such an amazing opportunity”

“Being part of the Make a Wish family is something very special. To see and to feel the power of a wish and to witness the magic happen is a feeling that words definitely cannot describe. The MAW branch are all volunteers, but we are a TEAM of volunteers that come together with a passion and goal to bring a little magic to our children’s lives through the power of a wish and events like these enable us to do so.”

There will be prizes for those teams who place First, Second & Third, the Best Dressed/Most Spirited team prize as well as the Annual Michael Martin Memorial Trophy for the team who finishes closest to their nominated time. The team who races the most donations on their individual Sponsorship Pages will also win a $1000 worth of radio advertisement, thanks to Star FM Dubbo.

Refreshments and a presentation will be at the Amaroo afterwards from 12 midday, with winners announced and the raffles drawn.

Register online at

For more information about the website see or contact Kathryn Taylor on 0400 471 648.

Junior Teams Tri Sunday 25th October!

The Dubbo Triathlon Club is very excited to be holding their first Junior teams triathlon event on Sunday, October 25th 2015.

The event is aimed at encouraging primary and secondary students to try the sport of triathlon. Make up a team from a sporting club or friends at school.

The swim leg will be in the Macquarie river where swimmers will be accompanied by kayaks and life savers, the ride on Bligh St which will be closed off to traffic (all types of bikes are welcome) and the run along the river bank.

The event will consist of two courses:

a)      The short course – 100metre swim, 2.6 km bike ride and a 750 metre run.

b)      The long course – 300metre swim, 4.5km bike ride and a 1.5 km run.

The cost is $15.00 per team ($ 5.00 per participant). This covers insurances for the event and parents will be required to sign a permission form on race day.

Starting time: 8.00am

Registration: from 7.15am. Meet on Ollie Robbins oval .

Further enquires: Rachael Sinclair- email address:

Uniform orders closing 29th September

The Dubbo Triathlon Club is excited to be offering a new and extensive range of uniforms this season for men, women and children!

There is the option to pick from one or two piece tri suits as well as a range of cycling and other clothing in Dubbo Triathlon Club colours and logo.

This is a reminder that the online ordering system will close at midnight on Tuesday, 29th September so get your order in now for the season ahead!

Click here to download the step-by-step instructions to online ordering.


Club Username: dubbotri

Club Password: dubbotri

Once you have completed the login process you will be able to see the full range of garments and prices. Once the online order period has closed it will take approximately 5 weeks until we receive the garments for distribution.

Time to break the waters!

It’s time to dust off your swimmers, bike and joggers and jump into the 2015-16 tri season!

To help motivate you, the Dubbo Triathlon Club will host a group training activity this Sunday, 27th September.


8:45am    Arrive at Ollie Robbins Oval with your choice of artillery
9:00am    Duathlon consisting of 2km run | 9km ride | 2km run
10:00am  Take the plunge from the pontoon!

As this is a TRAINING EVENT ONLY there will be no race fee.

Non-members will be asked to complete a Participants Agreement, which can be pre-filled or completed on the day.

The duathlon training event is a great opportunity for a hit out and/or to have all of your questions answered ahead of the upcoming race season.

There will also be a quick Committee meeting at 10am to touch base on pre-season planning. All are welcome to attend and contribute.


  • Sunday, 11th October, Cowra InterClub
  • Sunday, 18th October, Dubbo Club Race 1
  • Sunday, 22nd November, EMS Tri for Charity incorporating the annual Michael Martin Team Challenge
  • Sunday, 20th December, Dubbo Club Race 2


Participants are strongly recommended to ensure that they have adequate personal insurance in the event that they suffer loss damage or injury whilst participating in group training.

Group training is not organised or supervised by any accredited triathlon coach appointed by the Club. The locations or courses where group training occurs are not sanctioned either by or through the Club or Triathlon Australia.

Each participant releases and indemnifies the Club and its committee to the full extent permitted by law from any liability arising in any way from participating in any group training activity.

Members get together for end of season BBQ and Presentations

The Dubbo Triathlon Club celebrated its annual Presentations along with a BBQ for members, family and friends at the Macquarie Club on Sunday, 19th April 2015.

With Club President Ian Crafter away in WA, Rob Duffy acted as MC and delivered Ian’s President’s Report:

This has been a very busy year for the Dubbo Triathlon Club . Maybe one of the busiest years ever. We commenced with a Duathlon series on Sunday afternoons and within a couple of weeks of that finishing we commenced our Sprint Triathlon season with the Michael Martin Charity Relay followed by the EMS Tri for Charity extravaganza – both with a relay format.

At just these two events alone we had over 200 different competitors participate.

Following that we had a race in Dubbo every 3-4 weeks until the last event on March 29th combined with three Junior events at the pool coordinated by Craig May.

In total well over 300 different competitors participated in the Sprint Races, Tri Stars and InterClub events held throughout the season.

This year all races had different sanctioning requirements from previous years and between Suse Madden and Greg Heath initial permission was granted by relevant authorities. From there on Suse spent many hours before and after each race complying with the different levels of administrative duties.

With more races throughout the season, it has required a lot more volunteer hours to conduct each race safely and successfully. We have had a great band pitch in and help at each race all knowing what to do without direction. It can be dangerous to single out people who always GIVE. However, these people need a special mention.

We can always do with more help, but that hard core group included Dave Little with the trailer and juniors, Greg Heath in his fifth year as treasurer, registration, and juniors, Ed Druitt as timer and for the use of his computer and pointing everybody in the correct direction and saying how easy it it all is, Craig May with the Juniors and expanding the events, Tom and Amber Cavanagh as a major sponsor with EMS and for the high profile EMS Tri for Charity and doing the super fresh fruit salad each event plus a ton of other work, St George Bank as our other major sponsor for their support over the last two years, and the quiet achiever who pulled it all together behind the scenes, Suse Madden who revamped much of the administrative side of the club from a standing start coming in to her Secretary’s role after the retirement of Pete Christie.

Two indicators that the Club is pushing ahead is that we had 65 full financial members of Triathlon Australia which may well be the largest ever for Dubbo and certainly over a 50% increase on last season which had about 41 members. Having over 300 different participants throughout the season would have also been the largest ever.

We are planning our AGM in mid May, which we will combine with a strategic planning brainstorm to develop a clear vision to help our Club to move towards. We are in for exciting times with the four sets of steps about to be installed with the river level dropping to a level for us to build.

We DO require assistance in the form of working bees to complete this project which will allow juniors and newcomers to enter and exit the river with safety and confidence. We want to continue to expand the junior events at the river in conjunction to the short and sprint course triathlon events. This will bring our Club in line with our neighbouring clubs of Orange, Bathurst, Cowra and Mudgee where all the families compete at the one venue and date.

We thank each and every person who has participated and contributed to our Club throughout this past season.


Handicap Shield - David Coote

Handicap Shield:

This year we had a number of handicap races some conducted off one minute intervals and other on five minute intervals for variety and the aggregate winner is:
David Coote


Most Improved Female:Most improved female - Susan Madden-thumbnail

Goes to somebody who attended almost all the races but only competed a few times yet consistently improved every time and nailed it with a Personal Best on the last race. The most improved female is: Susan Madden


Most improved male - Daniel Roberts

Most Improved Male:

A new comer to our club who competed at many of our races through the season and had personal bests at almost all races with a best of 1:02 and just about to break the one hour threshold. The most improved male is: Daniel Roberts


 Junior female - Isabelle MathewsJunior Female Champion:

Awarded to triathletes under 20 years, this person has won before and continues her consistent form again this season. All the way from Dunedoo our Junior Female is:
Isabelle Mathews


Junior male - Lachlan SinclairJunior Male Champion:

Awarded to triathletes under 20 years, this person has stormed into the club as another strong swimmer who is always improving on the bike and has a strong run and a bright future. Our Junior Male is: Lachlan Sinclair


Family of the Year - The Marks FamilyFamily of the Year:
This family have really put their shoulder to the wheel this year and have barely missed any events all season and also formed a family team at the EMS Tri for Charity. We estimate this family drove well in excess of 2,000 km for five of them to participate throughout the season.  Family of the Year: The Marks Family from Warren


Club Person of the Year:

He personified a quiet achiever behind the scenes who could also walk the talk on the course. A family person with three children who with his partner attended almost all events whether it was races, runners club during the winter, aquathon during the summer, or the EMS Tri for Charity. This person also attended InterClub and Long Course Events flying the Club flag where ever they went.

Club Person of the Year - Ed Druitt

When triathlon is sometimes seen as a selfish sport by some, this person raced within the spirit of our sport, was volunteering regularly behind the scenes and was a great support to the Club Executive the entire season.

The Club Person of the Year is: Ed Druitt


Female Champ - Heather TicehurstFemale Club Champion:
Only in her second year, this person has also been a great improver. From swimming kilometres and kilometres in the pool and an occasional runner this member started riding a bike so she could occasionally speak to her cyclist husband. Once on the bike she continually improved for it to become her strength. This member traveled to InterClub and has been super consistent. The Female Champion is:
Heather Ticehurst



Outright Club Champion:

Male Champ - Scott StevensonOne of the most experienced members of the Club who this year has had a stellar season winning many club races plus the local InterClub race. The member travelled to Mudgee for InterClub, plus did many longer course races such as Challenge Forster, Hell of the West, Huskisson and his crowning moment finishing 16th in his age group at Ironman Asia Pacific Melbourne qualifying him for selection to race at Kona in Hawaii on October 10th. The Outright Club Champion is:
Scott Stevenson



Following the presentation to award winners we had a very special presentation to one of our Club’s legends, awarding him with the prestigious LIFE MEMBER recognition.

Life Member - Rob Duffy
On behalf of the existing Life Members, Peter Christie welcomed Rob Duffy to the fold.

A more than 10 time Ironman, Rob is a passionate triathlete and a long term contributor and mentor to the Dubbo Triathlon Club – a very deserved recipient.

Congratulations to Rob and all our prize winners!

We’re already looking forward to next season!

Dubbo Triathlon Club BBQ & Presentation

The Dubbo Triathlon Club BBQ & Presentation will be held from 12:30pm tomorrow at the Macquarie Club.

MC for the day, Rob Duffy, will present trophies for winners of the following categories:

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  • Male and Female Club Champions
  • Male and Female Junior Champions
  • Most Improved Male and Female
  • Handicap Shield Winner
  • Family of the Year
  • Club Person of the Year



The presentation will be a family event and include a BBQ lunch with sausages and bread provided by the Dubbo Triathlon Club. Please BYO steak, chops, salad, if you would like. Drinks will be available from the bar.

The Presentation and BBQ is a great opportunity to celebrate the individual and collective achievements of the 2014/15 local triathlon season. We have had over 300 participants, including volunteers, at our Dubbo Triathlon Club Races, Tri-Stars and InterClub events.

All are welcome to join us for this event and we look forward to seeing you there!

Mudgee InterClub – Race Report

Nine Dubbo Triathlon Club members traveled to Mudgee Triathlon Club‘s InterClub event today.

Scott Stevenson on the run at Mudgee
Scott Stevenson on the run at Mudgee


In perfect conditions and with the introduction of a brand new 18km one lap bike course, Scott Stevenson continued his recent excellent form finishing fourth overall, behind the Mudgee winner Matt Webster, in his final preparation to Ironman Melbourne event next Sunday.


Second home from Dubbo was Ed Druitt who was rewarded for his hard training program recently. Ed has been the big improver since Christmas becoming much quicker on the bike and run to add to his natural swimming talent.

Tim Hines, a very strong cyclist, was a close third and had a fast first 2km run leg before his 250 metre swim. He transitioned again onto the bike before another 150 metre swim and finished with another 2km run.

Luke McConachie has recovered exceptionally well from six months of hamstring issues to have strong bike and run legs and finish ahead of the super fast runner, Len Darlington. Darlington had a very quick first run leg but was overtaken by a few in the swim however every event he improves and has enormous potential.

Veteran Dubbo triathlete, Rob Duffy, had a very consistent event and was able to stay very competitive as was rookie triathlete Brent McLeish in only his second InterClub triathlon.

McLeish one of three Dunedoo based triathletes who competed today as a Dubbo member and continues to enjoy his improvements along with Isabelle Mathews who although feeling less than 100% and doing an extra one kilometre in the last run was a testament to true grit. She was also rewarded by finishing third in the Under 20 age group for the InterClub series.

Tracey Mathews finished in the place getters in her age group and showed her strength in both the bike and on the run. In only her second season doing triathlon, Mathews has been a great example of what anybody can do. With limited training, but having a big heart, she met the finishing line before many half her age.

In the Age group categories for the series, although not competing today, both Peter Brown and Ruby Kwong both came third in their respective age groups.

Jess Richards from Orange Piranhas Triathlon Club was the overall female winner at Mudgee leading home Estelle Dean.

The full race results are available on Mudgee Triathlon Club’s website.

The overall winner of the InterClub shield was Mudgee who regained the shield after a six year reign from Orange. Under a revised points scoring system based on Club membership numbers being weighted this season in addition to InterClub results, Mudgee finished in front of Orange with 1804 and 1254 respectively with Bathurst Wallabies Triathlon Club and Cowra Triathlon Club neck and neck with 858 and 817 and finally Dubbo with 651 points.

The next local event will be the Dubbo Triathlon Club’s final race of the season at Dubbo on Sunday 29th March and will incorporate a junior duathlon.  Registration commencing at 7:15am at Ollie Robbins Oval on Bligh Street.

Tri-Stars 22nd Feb Race Report

Report by Juniors Coordinator, Craig May

The Dubbo Triathlon Club held its final junior race day on Sunday with nearly 80 people competing across five different races in perfect conditions. The race was the last of a three race series where nearly 200 children have participated. Races were conducted within the Dubbo Aquatic Centre and Victoria park roads with no cars on the bike course.

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The longer course race was conducted over a 50m swim, 1km ride, and 800m run. All up 17 boys and 24 girls raced over the course. There were some very quick times recorded with the skill level of a very high standard.


In the boys long course Lachlan Townsend (8.03 mins), Cooper Ferrari (8.32 mins), Leo Bassingthwaighte (8.38 mins), Rex Bassingthwaighte (8.57 mins) and Josh Townsend (9.14 mins) all raced exceptionally well. While Traevion Forrester , Cooper Smith, Noah Sutcliffe, Xavier Yeo and Nate Bayliss also put in solid performances.

Race 3_girls15In the girls long course field Haylee Fuller (7.49mins), Monique May (8.10 mins), Courtney May (8.28 mins), Kennedy Chapman (9.02 mins) and Brittany Marks (9.16 mins) all raced very quickly and were the leading performers. Bianca Fuller, Addison Chapman, Ruby Zell, Matilda Medlin, Payton Wray, Zakiah Jenkins and Samantha Barnes also raced strongly on the day.

In the short distance race there were 35 starters over the 12m swim-wade, 400 m ride and 400m run course. This meant that an individual girls and boys race was held at different starting times. As always the short distance was the most popular race on the day with great spectator support and fun had by all competitors and parents who helped.

Race 3_girls14Quickest boys on the day in the junior race were Alex Maas (5.04 mins), Hugo Furney (5.25 mins), Thomas Maas (5.34 mins), Patrick Edwards (5.42 mins) and Harry Cavanagh (6.13 mins). Other memorable efforts came from Spencer Chapman, Darcy Shanks, Lucas Large and Ziaire Forrester and Mateo Thompson.


In the girls short course field best performers were Isla Bassingthwaighte (6.26 mins), Abigal Strahorn (6.25 mins), Sienna Cavanagh (6.42 mins), Gemma Coote (6.58 mins) and Georgia Grant. Ava Sutcliffe, Audrey Cook, Lyla Cross and Lisi Darcy also performed strongly.

Race 3_presoAt the conclusion of the races a presentation was held and all racers received a certificate and were recognised for their effort. The major series prize of a $300 open order from Darrell Wheelers cycles was won by Angus Campbell.

Lots more action photos on our Facebook page!


Big thanks to our Juniors Coordinator Craig May and his team of helpers including Tom Cavanagh (photo credits), Dave Little, Greg Heath, Scott Ferrari, Rebecca May, David May, Wilma May, the Marks family and many other parents on the day!