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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!

Dubbo InterClub – Race Report and Results

(Adapted from the Daily Liberal, Feb 16, 2015)

MORE than 100 of the region’s top triathletes converged on the Macquarie River yesterday as Dubbo held its round of the central west’s Interclub Triathlon Series, and it was a local that led the way home in the main event on the program.

Local Scott Stevenson takes out Dubbo InterClub


Scott Stevenson completed the sprint course – which comprised a 550m swim, 18km bike ride and 4km run – in a time of 51:52 to finish ahead of fellow Dubbo club member Eli Beach, with Bathurst’s Matt Windsor finishing third after leading the field at the transition from the bike to run leg.

The women’s event saw Jess Richards capitalise on a stunning bike leg to clear out and win ahead of her clubmates Estelle Dean and Kim Dale in a time of 55:20.



In the other events, exceptional bike and run legs helped Orange’s Sam Broadley to victory in the short-course event.

Broadley finished ahead of Tomas Tudor (Orange) and Lachlan Sinclair (Dubbo), with all three juniors tipped to have bright futures, while in a first for the Dubbo club a junior duathlon was also contested.

Cowra’s Rory Sullivan took the honours in that event, finishing ahead of Jessie Tudor (Orange) and Charlie Miller (Orange).

Click here to see the full story in the Daily Liberal.  You can also see more photos on our Facebook page, including video coverage from the WIN News team.

WIN News
WIN News, Aired: 17/2/2015, Reporter: Kate Fotheringham

With a number of Dubbo Triathlon Club members at the pointy end of the age category results, the home team accumulated the most points with a total of 224 for the day, closely followed by Orange with 219, then Mudgee with 144, and Bathurst and Cowra adding 14 points to their InterClub series total to date.

Despite the strong turn-out from the Orange Piranhas, the Mudgee Red Devils remain on top of the InterClub ladder.

The overall times and age category results from the Dubbo InterClub are available on our Results page and we thank all of our members, volunteers, and visitors who helped to make the day a success.

The next Dubbo Triathlon Club sprint race is on Sunday, March 8th, and will be another afternoon event. The handicap race will start at 3:30pm with registration from 2:45pm at Ollie Robbins Oval.  See our Club Races page for further information.

If you can help out please email or phone Club Secretary Susan Madden on 0422 003 049.

Dubbo InterClub is coming!

The Dubbo Triathlon Club is excited to host the next round of the Central West InterClub series to be held on Sunday, 15th February.

To coincide with the event this year we will be trialing a junior duathlon before the main race, so bring the family as there is sure to be something for everybody!


Please click on each leg to download the course map

8:30am – Junior Duathlon – 800m Run | 2km Ride | 800m Run
9:30am – Short Course Option –  500m Swim | 9km Bike | 2km Run
9:30am – InterClub Sprint Race – 500m Swim | 18km Bike | 4km Run
Dubbo Triathlon Club encourages first timers and team entries in all race categories.
Please note that all races begin at Ollie Robbins Oval (near the corner of Bligh & Church Streets) with registration and race briefing compulsory for all competitors.


Registration will begin at Ollie Robbins Oval (near the corner of Bligh & Church Streets) at 8:00 am and will close 30 mins prior to race start.  Entries to the Junior Duathlon will be taken up until 8:30am.

  • InterClub Sprint – $15 for members of participating clubs
  • Individual Sprint – $25 for non-TA members
  • Team Sprint – $10 per leg
  • Short Course – $15 for TA members, $25 for non-TA members
  • Team Short Course – $10 per leg
  • Junior Duathlon – $10 for full race or $5 per leg

To save time at the rego desk, all competitors are encouraged to pre-fill the Participants Agreement.


A race briefing is compulsory for all competitors and will be held 15 mins prior to race start.

If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to email us at or phone Club President Ian Crafter on 0427 084 754 or Club Secretary Susan Madden on 0422 003 049.

Race 5 – Report and Results

How fantastic to see 16 local competitors line up to take on the Dubbo Triathlon Club’s annual Olympic distance race on Sunday consisting of a 1400 m swim, 40 km bike and 10.6 km run.

With near perfect conditions it was a great opportunity for many to extend their distances and for some to fine tune their preparation for longer events such as the Huskisson Long Course to be held later this month and Port Macquarie Ironman Australia in May.

Kate Brien finishes the Olympic race
Kate Brien finishes the Olympic race

Club veteran Craig May was the first to cross the line in the Olympic race followed by Evan Goodstat and Michael Ticehurst who dead heated for second.

Michelle Beattie was the first female across the line with our only other female competitor Kate Brien rightly proud as punch to have finished with a more than respectable time for her first attempt at the distance.


There were 13 competitors to complete the sprint distance and five do the short course, including three juniors. The sprint race was an opportunity for many of the members to prepare for our upcoming InterClub race to be held on 15th February with Dave Little leading the males and Heather Ticehurst the ladies. Special mentions go to Daryl Healey who smashed a PB and Karen Bashford for completing her first sprint triathlon.

Click for the full results from Sunday’s race: Race 5_1 February 2015_Race Results

Last but most certainly not least, thank you to our race volunteers and marshals, led by Race Director Ian Crafter, for their help on the day.

The next Dubbo Triathlon Club sprint race is on Sunday, February 15th, and it’s our turn to host the InterClub. With the main race at 9:30am to be preceded by a junior duathlon run at 8:45am we will need some extra hands on deck to ensure the success of the day.

If you can help out please email or phone Club Secretary Susan Madden on 0422 003 049.

Club Race 5 – Sun 1 Feb

This Sunday the Dubbo Triathlon Club is holding a long course race in addition to its normal short course and sprint races.  With near perfect conditions forecast it is set to be a great morning of racing!

• Catering for all abilities
• Team entries encouraged
• New members, visiting triathletes and first timers most welcome
• Great prizes and lucky draws at the conclusion of all races


From 6:30 am for Olympic and 7:15 am for other competitors.

Registration is at the Ollie Robbins Oval.


6:45 am for Olympic and 7:45 am for sprint & short courses

7:00 am mass start for Olympic and 8:00 am mass start for sprint & short courses

Click on each leg to download the course map

Short Course: 500m Swim | 9km Bike | 2km Run
Sprint Course: 500m Swim | 18km Bike | 4km Run
Olympic Course: approx. 1500m Swim | 40km  Bike | 10km Run
Note that all races begin at Ollie Robbins Oval (near the corner of Bligh + Church Streets Dubbo) with registration and race briefing compulsory for all competitors.

Dubbo Triathlon Club members race FREE!

Find out more about membership with the Dubbo Triathlon Club >>>

Non members:

  • Adults – $10 per leg or $25 for full triathlon (bargain for the Olympic course!)
  • Juniors – $10

Non-members can pre-fill the Participants Agreement required before racing.

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or race marshal please email

Club Race 4 – Sun 11 Jan

The Dubbo Triathlon Club would like to wish you Happy New Year and invite you along to the first race of the 2015 being held this Sunday!

• Catering for all abilities
• Team entries encouraged
• New members, visiting triathletes and first timers most welcome
• Great prizes and lucky draws at each race

A reminder that the handicap event will be held in the afternoon.



RACE START: 3:30 pm
All races begin at Ollie Robbins Oval (near the corner of Bligh + Church Streets Dubbo) with registration and race briefing compulsory for all competitors.


Short Course: 500m Swim | 9km Ride | 2km Run
Long Course: 500m Swim | 18km Ride | 4km Run
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DTC_Course Map_Sprint Bike
DTC_Course Map_Sprint Run

Dubbo Triathlon Club members race FREE!

Find out more about membership with the Dubbo Triathlon Club >>>

Non members:

  • Adults – $10 per leg or $25 for full triathlon
  • Juniors – $10

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or race marshal please email

Dubbo Tri Stars – Race Report

Juniors Coordinator: Craig May

Sunday 21st December saw the Dubbo Triathlon Club conduct its second junior triathlon race day along with a popular Aquathon race.

All up 44 racers competed over three distances on the day.

Highlight of the day was the surprise appearance of one of Australia’s most successful athletes Michael Milton to present awards to all competitors at the end of the races. Michael was in Dubbo visiting relatives and took the opportunity to allow his daughter Matilda to compete in the junior triathlons on the day. Michael Milton is a winter and summer paralympic who has won 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals achieved across a variety of skiing and cycling events. He also hold the world record for completing a marathon on crutches and has twice walked the Kokoda track and climbed mount Kilamanjaru.

In the junior short course eighteen competitors competed over a swim across the little pool, 400m ride and 400m run. Eighteen youngsters took to the start line and all finished with big smiles on their faces. In the girls Imogen Fuller, Isabella Sinclair and Makayla Fuller all raced very quickly and had some very fast times. While Audrey Cook, Zali Porter and Ava Sutcliffe all had strong races. The boys in the junior race were lead home by Alex Maas, Billy Hing and Patrick Edwards. Matthew May, Sam Hargreaves, Harry Cavanagh, Tom Maas and Finn Sutcliffe also did well in the race.

In the junior long course 12 competitors competed over a 50m swim, 1km bike ride and 800m run. Talented cyclist Haylee Fuller lead the field home in a very quick time of 8.20 mins. Cooper Ferrari and Joe Sinclair were next to finish. Others to do well included the sisters Courtney and Brittany Marks, Samantha Barnes, Arieanna Edwards and Addison Wray.

The Aquathon race over a distance of 250m swim and a 3km run saw 14 competitors take place. 14 year old Callum Kelly lead the field home in a time of 17.10mins with Scott Ferrari not far behind in a time of 17.50 mins and 14 year old Joe Marks third male to finish in a time of 19.27 mins. In the females Rebecca May, daughter Monique and Leisl Moffat were the best performers. Jodie Marks’ performance was also full of merit.

Bathurst Interclub this Sunday

Round 2 of the Central West Interclub Series will be held in Bathurst this Sunday the 14th of December.

Race Schedule:

  • Joeys (mini) Race Briefing – 8:20am Race Start – 8:30am
  • Boomers (junior) Race Briefing – 8:50am Race Start – 9:00am
  • Wallaby (main) Race Briefing – 9:20am Race Start – 9:30am

All race briefings will be held at the pool.

The Interclub race will be a Grand Prix format, consisting of 2.5 km Run | 200m Swim | 17 km Bike | 200m Swim | 2.5 km Run

Pre-Registration will again be offerered on Saturday (13/12) from 9am-11am at the Bathurst Clubhouse in Stanley Street. People are encouraged to utilise this to make Sunday run a lot smoother. Those able to pre-register on Saturday are only required to arrive 30 minutes prior to your race start on Sunday.

On the day registration will be from 7:00am until 8:00am.  To make the registration process quicker, please pre-fill the BATHURST TRIATHLON CLUB RACE ENTRY.

For more information visit the Bathurst Triathlon Club website.

Race 3 – Report and Results

There were a number of visitors and first timers among the 39 competitors who lined up for Race 3 of the Dubbo Triathlon Club 2014/15 season on Sunday afternoon sponsored by St George Bank’s Dubbo Branch.

The weather held out despite the threat of another afternoon storm, however, the humidity challenged competitors.

Dubbo Triathlon Club member Andrew Dind took out the handicap event improving on his times from the previous race in both the cycle and run legs. New to Dubbo this year, Dind has been a regular participant at recent Dubbo Triathlon Club events.

DTC Race 3_Eli Beach
Fastest on course Eli Beach


On a new time trial bike, Walgett local Eli Beach shaved a minute and a half off his bike leg to be the quickest on course in the sprint event finishing the 550m swim, 18km bike leg, and 4km run in an overall time of 52 mins 35 secs.

In only her second triathlon, long distance runner Emma Packer stamped her authority as the fastest women on course in 1 hr 4 mins and 9 secs, which was a little over a minute and a half in front of Club stalwart Lisa Tratt.


Club junior Lachlan Sinclair continued his good form taking out the short course event well ahead of the rest of the field with a time of 40 mins and 3 secs. This junior has a bright future in the sport already posting swim times that rival Dubbo’s elite adult competitors. Sinclair’s swim coach Karin Morgan finished second in the short course and was the first female competitor to cross the line in a time of 46 mins 50 secs.

See the full results from Sunday’s race: Race 3_7 December 2014_Race Results

As always, a big thank you to competitors and marshals, led by Race Director Rob Duffy, who ensured the success of the day.  It was great to see a number of new faces in all race categories.

A contingent from Dubbo will travel to Bathurst this Sunday for the second meet of the Central West Interclub Challenge.

The next Dubbo Triathlon Club sprint distance race will be held Sunday, 11th January, with registrations commencing from 2.30pm at Ollie Robbins Oval.

Drafting, blocking and passing…


Dubbo Triathlon Club uses the Triathlon Australia (TA) Race Competition Rules and special IRONMAN Rules operating under the ‘three strikes and you are out’ principle.

Any and all infringements across the event count toward your three strikes. In other words, any combination of three rule infringements will result in Disqualification(DQ).

Three particular special rules you need to be aware of are:

1. Drafting – The draft distance is 12 metres (7 bike lengths) between bikes (back wheel to front wheel).

2. Passing – A pass must be completed once the 12 metre distance is entered i.e. athletes may not drop back out of the draft distance within 25 seconds.

3. Blocking – Riding on the right side of the bike lane and preventing other cyclists from legally passing you.

During the bike leg Drafting, Blocking, Illegal Pass, no or unstrapped Helmet and Littering infringements incur a 4 minute time penalty to be served at the next Penalty Box on the lap of the infringement as advised by a Technical Official. Failure to stop at the next Penalty Box or not stop on the lap the infringement issued may result in a Disqualification (DQ). There is no designated Penalty Box on the run leg so if you receive a yellow card penalty on the run leg you will serve an on-course Stop/Start penalty with Technical Official on the spot.

Other infringements include failure to display your race number, competing with any distracting device (such as an ipod), and receiving outside assistance.

To minimise any misunderstanding on race day, the following summarises the above rules:

Avoid a Blocking infringement by riding on the left side of the bike lane.

Avoid a Drafting infringement by knowing the drafting and passing rules.

Avoid an Illegal Pass infringement by passing other athletes on the right.

• Avoid a Littering infringement by throwing away any rubbish or bottles within the “Discard drop zones” only when approaching or exiting aid stations.

• Avoid a Helmet infringement by always having your chin strap securely fastened when moving with your bike, including while in transition.

Other common rule infringements are;

• Unauthorised equipment – mobile phones, MP3 players, Oakley Thumps, iPods or other audio listening or communication devices will result in a DQ.

• Outside assistance – outside assistance from anyone other than race personnel will result in a DQ.

• Non-racers who ride or run alongside you may result in a DQ.

• Personal toilet stops – Conducting personal toilet stops other than at the on-course toilet facilities provided is also an infringement and may result in a DQ.

Triathlon is an individual event and it is your responsibility to fully understand the rules and avoid infringements.

A Technical Official’s ruling is final in the case of Drafting, Blocking and Illegal Pass infringements (Judgment Calls) and these are not subject to either protest or appeal.

Remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, supporters and officials with courtesy and consideration.  Failure to do so is unsportsmanlike Conduct and may result in a DQ.

But most of all, remember to have fun and ask another Club member if you are unsure!