Newsletter October 2011
A warm welcome to new and existing Exceed Triathlon Club members. We are in the best shape of our short existence and we are changing all the time. We hope this year will be a great year. It’s going to be hard to match last year’s successes, but we are going to try.
Above you will see the names of businesses that have come on board to help out the club.
- Business Oxygen is a business consultancy firm.
- Proteus is an engineering company.
- Conquest Roofing is a metal roofing company.
- CPL Legal is a personal injury law firm.
All these businesses have athletes in the club and are people you may swim, ride or run with. Exceed cannot thank these businesses enough for their help. If you need to use one of these services check them out.
Exceed is now on Facebook!! We are endeavouring to keep it up to date. Checkout Exceed Triathlon Club and join up as a friend. It’s a lot quicker than waiting for me to type up a newsletter.
Exceed had 4 athletes going to Hawaii this year in Jason Nuttman (9.49), Alistair Press (10.12), Rod Marton (10.22) and Michelle Duffield (10.54). They had a great time and picked up more free stuff than you can imagine. A race report from them will be coming soon and we will publish it as soon as we can.
State Duathlon Championships
The State Duathlon Championships at Champion Lakes were on again last weekend and an Exceed member won again. Mike Kent smashed the opposition to take the overall win!! The pressure was on him to win, with others plotting to beat him. But he showed his new found class, leaving everyone on the bike then running away even further in the final run for the win. Four of the top 11 in the Open Mens Field were from Exceed. Here are the results:
Mike Kent 1st overall; Lajos Varga 4th; Brynt McSwain 8th; Ryan Baugh 11th; Dave Wrighton 3rd 40-44; Stu Denton 4th 30-34; Nic Italiano 25-29.
Liz Sinclair 1st 40-44 and 1st female age grouper; Jo Kocik 1st 25 -29; Racheal Stentiford 4th 20-24; Glenda Kirby 2nd 55-59.
Races to come
The triathlon season is just around the corner. This week you will have to sign up for the Busselton 70.3 early!! Wednesday 19th October at 10am is the time and day. It sells out quick so if you want to do it, get in and get your spot. It is the biggest 70.3 in Australia.
Club Championships December 11th Mandurah
This is our big chance to do something special. We plan to take out the fastest club and overall trophy. Last year we won the President’s Trophy and we were 3 people short of doing the double. So we need all our members to participate in the race.
This year we are not just doing the race for Exceed. We are dedicating the race to a club member who lost his life at the end of last season. Depression took Wade Kelly’s life and although we cannot do anything for him, we can certainly help other people who are suffering in silence. It’s a huge problem that until Wade’s death I had no idea about.
Since that day club members have come forward with their own stories of depression. I do not want to go to another friend’s funeral. He loved winning races and being with winners and I know he helped out a lot of people in the club with their affairs and words of advice. Pre-race we will be taking a short time to remember him – short because he would have hated the fuss.
All Exceed members will be expected to race and the Board and I will be chasing up everyone to be a part of it – and yes all the board members will be racing. It will be a fully catered event for Exceed members and family.