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Long weekend bike camp

Local bike camp on this long weekend on 4th, 5th and 6th October.

An opt in, opt out stages which is sustainable for three days at the start of our Triathlon season.

The aim is to get a few kms into our legs. It must be sustainable so we make it to the end but it must give us the opportunity to push ourselves. Can be mixed up with a swim and jog after each ride, plus a few coffees along the way.

Saturday: weekly shop ride at 6:30 for an hour. There will be a couple of different groups so we can cater for everybody. This is followed by a coffee/breakfast. This is a regular ride so we would join an existing group for approx 25km. We could recommence again at 8am and do maybe one or two laps of Basher. These loops are approx 48km. This allows people to opt in or opt out. Maybe a run and swim in afternoon. Daylight saving starts Saturday night.

Sunday: two options. Start at 7am (remember daylight saving) from Ollie Robbins boat ramp and choose two distances. One to Yeoval (approx 70km out) or to Wambangalang (approx 30km out). The Yeoval loop would include a coffee break and refuel.

Monday: a bit of a recovery ride. Start 7am from Oliie Robbins boat ramp again. Out the Obley Rd and head to the Terrabella Bridge and return. Is about 60km where we stop at the bridge before returning. This is the old Dave Clark Sunday ride.

Quicker riders can turn back to rejoin slower riders or ride with high cadence.

All finished with a coffee.

Opportunity for a bit of base training for our big local season to establish a bit of endurance.

As it is training, make sure you bring along the drinks and other nutrition you might use in a race. Also practice in your tri gear. New nicks and top? Try using them so you are comfortable on the race day. Practice everything.

ALL PARTICIPANTS IN ANY GROUP TRAINING WHETHER PROMOTED THROUGH THE DUBBO TRIATHLON CLUB FACEBOOK OR WEBSITE ARE REMINDED THAT PARTICIPATION IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND ANY LOSS INJURY OR DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED BY ANY INSURANCE POLICY EFFECTED BY DUBBO TRIATHLON CLUB ( THE CLUB) THROUGH ITS AFFILIATION WITH TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA.

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.

Member Profile: Susan Madden

profile pic-1Occupation: Executive Officer of Macquarie River Food & Fibre

Years in triathlon: 1 1/2 at a stretch

Interests other than triathlon: Touch footy, netball, cycling, horse riding, walking the dog… anything to get me out of doing house work!

Pet hate:  People crowding the baggage carousel at the airport!! 

Favourite food: Chips – baked, fried, hot, cold, potato, sweet potato, beetroot, you name it…

Greatest moment in triathlon:  Completing the 2km swim leg in the murky McIntyre for a family team at this year’s Hell of the West.  The swim leg was what had stopped me trying triathlon earlier and only a couple of months before I had backstroked my way through my first ever river swim at the Dubbo Tri because I didn’t want to put my face in the water.  For anyone worried about getting in the river I’d highly recommend getting along to the Wednesday night training swim and Friday aquathons.

Describe yourself in three words: More introvert than extrovert, more optimist than pessimist, more determined than not

Favourite band/music: Cold Play.  Loving A Sky Full of Stars.

Favourite leg in triathlon: Bike

Do you have any big races coming up?: The Michael Martin Team Challenge!!  Get down there!!

 If you would like to someone else for the next you can contact committee member Paige Williams on 0418 443 876 or by emailing info@dubbotriathlonclub.com.au

2014 Michael Martin Team Triathlon Challenge

Time to unpack the wetsuit, pump up your tyres and dust off your runners its finally Triathlon season! As always the Dubbo Triathlon Club will kick off the season with the annual Michael Martin Team Triathlon Challenge.

The challenge is an annual event commemorating the memory of Michael Martin, a well-known local who was heavily involved with the club who passed away after a battle with cancer.

Happening on Sunday October 12 at Ollie Robbins Oval (near the boat ramp), registrations will be from 2:45pm with the race commencing after a compulsory race brief at 3:30pm.

The entry fee is $30 per team and there will be a bbq afterwards with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council, the peak non-government cancer organisation in Australia. The Cancer Council aims to minimise the threat of cancer to Australians, through successful prevention, best treatment and support.

Teams are made up of up to three people each who complete a different leg of the race (swim, ride or run) to be in the running for the Michael Martin Team Challenge perpetual trophy, which is awarded on the day.

The winner determined not by the team with the fastest time but the team that knows their game best and finishes closest to their nominated time without the assistance of GPS devices (including smart phones). Any use of GPS devices will disqualify you from winning. Last years winners were 13 seconds off their time with 2nd place close behind with 15 seconds (both teams made up of all women…)

If you have been thinking about getting involved in Triathlon this is the perfect day for it. There are two distances offered on the day which cater for all levels:

  • Sprint: 500m swim | 18km ride | 4km run
  • Mini sprint: 500m swim | 9km ride | 2km run

If you are having trouble finding someone for a leg of the race don’t let that stop you from coming there will be members of the Dubbo Triathlon Club committee on hand to fill in on the day. If you want to confirm a member before the day then just get in touch with Club President Ian Crafter via email – info@dubbotriathlonclub.com.au

The focus of the day is on having fun and getting involved and raising money for a worthy cause close to everyone’s heart and we hope to see as many old and new faces there as possible.

2013 winners: Michelle Fuller, Ann Clark and Catherine Fuller - image courtesy of the Daily Liberal
2013 winners: Michelle Fuller, Ann Clark and Catherine Fuller – image courtesy of the Daily Liberal

2014-2015 Club memberships

Registration for the 2014-2015 season is now open and anyone wanting to compete at any level is encouraged to join now. This season there is NO registration fee to join the Dubbo Triathlon club AND anyone registered with us races for FREE at all club races*.

To help you with all the information here are the five most asked questions:

  1. What is the membership fee and what does it include? Full memberships for adults are $120 and juniors (11-19) are $60. This fee’ covers you for membership with the Dubbo Triathlon Clun, Tri NSW and Tri Australia. Dubbo Triathlon Club have waived registration fee’s for this season so the full amount will to cover the other memberships.
  2. Why should I become a member? There are SO many benefits to becoming a member of the Dubbo Tri Club and Tri NSW/Australia. You can read them all on the membership page but here are our top five reasons:
    1. 24 hour Personal Accident / Injury Insurance while training for and competing in Sanctioned Races in Australia (covers 75% of non-Medicare expenses and includes partial income protection).
    2. Be covered by Public Risk Liability Insurance during sanctioned races and training.
    3. Up to $80 discount (on adult membership) for your membership to TriNSW/Australia – simply by nominating us as your club
    4. Race for FREE at Dubbo Triathlon Club races (saving of $25 per race).
    5. Makes you eligible for Dubbo Triathlon Club Awards – including Club, Champion, Handicap Award, Junior Champion and most improved.
  3. Do I have to register to race? No you don’t. BUT. Adults will have to pay either $10 per leg or $25 per race of the season. That means that if you race all 8 Dubbo Club Triathlons you will have to pay $200 plus more if you want to take part in the Michael Martin Teams Challenge, EMS Tri for Charity for day and Dubbo Interclub race. This is opposed to the $120 which entitles you to all the benefits above plus more (including discounts) listed on the membership page. AND as a non-member you are not eligible to be awarded any awards including Club Champion, Junior Champion, and Most Improved.
  4. How do I register? Registration for the Dubbo Triathlon Club is combined with your membership with Tri NSW and Tri Australia. You start the registration process via the Tri-Australia website and along the way you nominate the Dubbo Triathlon Club. If you don’t nominate a club the registration fee is $200 (adult).
  5. When do I need to register? Registrations for the 2014-2015 season are now open. To be eligible for any Dubbo Triathlon Club awards you must be registered before our first race of the season on Sunday 26 October.

Need more information

Visit the Dubbo Triathlon Club membership page

Tri Australia Website

Or email club President Ian Crafter at info@dubbotriathlonclub.com.au

Don’t need any more information?

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*Not including the Michael Martin Teams Challenge, EMS Tri for Charity or Interclub events which are all separate from the Club pointscore and are fundraising events for charities or the club.

Welcome to a new season!

Welcome to new Triathlon season and we are continuing our theme of fun in a supportive environment.

We have eight local Club races PLUS our new EMS Tri Charity in late November. In addition, there are another four regional InterClub sprint distance events we encourage our members to join in on at Mudgee, Orange, Cowra and Bathurst and one extra Olympic distance triathlon in Orange in February. That is a total of 14 races within 200km of Dubbo.
Once you become a member of Dubbo Triathlon Club it will:
  1. Cover you with insurance all over the world in sanctioned triathlon races,
  2. Issue you with a great Dubbo Triathlon Club shirt
  3. Offer weekly skills and technique assistance during the season,
  4. Email you a monthly newsletter
  5. Allocate all new members with a buddy to help you integrate easier
  6. Allow you to accumulate points for our annual Club Championship and associated Club trophies
Dubbo Triathlon Club are also key supporters of the Dubbo Runners Club and Friday Afternoon Aquathon who have a weekly Friday afternoon 3km handicap run. We will recommence the Friday Afternoon river swim in October.
Our Club Captain, Len Darlington, is the coordinator of the above two weekly Friday events and it is followed up by a BBQ in a family atmosphere. What a way of finishing a week meeting new like minded people with a bit of exercise and a laugh. Len can also inform you of all the other training sessions and skills sets Dubbo Triathletes are involved in throughout the week.
Our club caters for novices to elites but our key objectives is on our local Club events and making sure we can all have a bit of fun while enjoying a great way of life getting fitter. It also creates a pathway for the more serious triathletes to progress, whether a junior or a mature beginner, onto the bigger platforms at Regional, State, National and International stages of both triathlon and duathlon (run, bike, run).
St George Bank are continuing this season as naming right sponsors. Over the next two weeks we will announce our new sponsors who will assist you and the Club.
We are extremely well served this season by an almost brand new Committee of Susan Madden, Secretary, the veteran Greg Heath as Treasurer, Len Darlington, Club Captain,  Paige Williams, Marketing and Communications, Scott Stevenson and David Gerrish, Marshall Coordinators and Rob Duffy and Dave Little Committee. We must thank the long term retiring veteran Secretary Pete Christie for his tireless contribution to our Club for the last 25+ years. Pete, a Life Member, will remain in the Club hopefully to compete a bit more.
Over the next two months we hope to complete new steps into our river to improve accessibility and safety. We are a Club moving forward.
Join in and ask your friends to come along and be a part of it.
Ian Crafter
Club President

Dubbo Interclub Points (provisional)

We are seeking feedback on two people:

Eli Reach                              20-29 Male

Anthony Smith                  30-39 Male

Are you from Dubbo? Is the spelling correct? Does anybody know these two people are they registered but be need more details and the registration forms weren’t clear. Plus some first names and possible spelling mistakes of other names. Any feedback on this list greatly appreciated.

Provisional Interclub Points