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  1. Major League Triathlon

    Is this like a US remake of the old Toohey's Blue series?
  2. Clearly I am dumb (ex is too)

    too many twisted ankles in running, we should stop run legs and just go Aqua Bike! BTW: Water at Mooloolaba beach this morning: Temp - perfect, geometry - perfect, colour - iced tea???
  3. Mooloolaba Tri transition area....gone

    Maybe we could go back to the original Mooloolaba transition area out on the spit (yes there was life before USM etc), they could keep the finish line as is but get rid of that bloody jog up and down the hill in the middle of the run leg.....
  4. Mooloolaba Tri transition area....gone

    They did that for the old Ampol series Oly tri at Port M back in the day.... interesting watching the race crew dynabolt up their bike racks the evening before the race. Followed by a swim to T1 jog through the middle of the shopping mall.
  5. Dob in a doper. This can't end well.

    for the latter: Barneby Joyce
  6. Guilty by association?

    Apart from the odd member taking their mum's Dr prescribed medication in an effort to shed a few kg quickly (a real advantage for bowler who need to accelerate/stop quickly and often). Unethical, dangerous and also an offence against The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
  7. Guilty by association?

    Now that dark kit-kats are back in Woolies I'm thinking of increasing my dark chocolate intake in the week before major competition, just for the extra bioflavonoids. But seriously if I could live with myself for taking a PED I could possibly live with sharing the knowledge with an inner circle, but I couldn't so. Declaration: I do take glucosamine each morning prophylactically, and my whole family know about it for the past 8 years or so as I try to avoid arthritis (so far, so good, after 35years of tri training - but I do avoid IM). spelink
  8. Items for Gym

    Bar fridge....
  9. Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    After a muscle tear in Townsville and shit event logistics at Robina, Mool will be do or die for my attempt at a third GC worlds....
  10. Mooloolaba Tri

    Youngest just rented a house at Buderim with all his (USC) uni mates - that's my free accom sorted (but I guess I will have to shout him sizzler......)
  11. Robson the Serial WA cheat at it again

    Yess AA7, I queried the organisers earlier today. A was only looking at the 45-49 as I was trying to figure out why this wave had such higher average times than the 50-54 ag that started 14 min later.
  12. Robson the Serial WA cheat at it again

    What about these results then? - the competitors with a missing lap time...... looks like only two out of three run laps to me (unless they ran the second two laps at twice the pace of the first (and jumped over the timing mat))
  13. Robson the Serial WA cheat at it again

    we could use a little of this due dilligence on some of the tri courses that feature 3+ laps with none counting it but the poor befuddled competitors...
  14. Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    sheeeeet, my table appears a bit off the mark because of the number (9 of the first 13 points getters) of people in the 45-49 wave who are "aging up". Fark it's hard when they get to race in a much faster group of swimmers/cyclists/runners, even if there is no drafting (lick mmmm on that course) just the pacing ll kill ya. time to drop some weight bef Mool and HTFU
  15. Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    So I made p a little spreadsheet to see how people were tracking in the M50-54 category, here is my projection as at end of race three (TA's version should be up next Friday (29th)). Cols are: rank, Name, Name, Cat, Total points (from best 3 races), race 1, 2, 3 etc 1 Mark BLENCOWE 50-54 49 24 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Darrell CRIMSON 50-54 47 23 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Kevin HALSE 50-54 (45/49 age up) 44 21 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Darren ADAMS 50-54 41 20 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 Peter BLACK 50-54 41 19 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Hal CROSS 50-54 39 19 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 David LOVELL 50-54 34 14 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 Colin STOLLERY 50-54 34 9 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 Richard SCOLYER 50-54 32 15 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Brian MILLETT 50-54 25 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Joe Westhuizen 50-54 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Trevor BUCHANAN 50-54 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 Neil BOWMAN 50-54 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Perry BLACKMORE 50-54 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Ron ACUTT 50-54 21 10 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 Craig SLOAN 50-54 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 Cameron MCGILL 50-54 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 Neil PARSONS-YOUNG 50-54 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 Dominic TOOLE 50-54 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 Peter DENNIS 50-54 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  16. Driver fined for throwing drink at Cyclist

    It was amusing when this thread was listed right above other one: "Driver fined for throwing drink at Cyclist" "Hawaii Missile alert " but other wise I also object to having large takeaway drinks tossed out of car windows as they rocket past.
  17. Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    18th in 50-54 (2nd out of water but downhill from there) Still way to fat and way too slow (the summer training plan did not quite come to fruition due in part to sickness and injury / and a bit to much chocolate). Much work to do bef Mool
  18. Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    That seems about right, Pitty I'm a better swimmer than cyclist, and a better cyclist than runner.....(and I hate heat). Bit of a draft fest going on, but with the course design and field it takes a "strong" competitor to keep out of it. It is nice to have waves start exactly on time by the clock but it would be nicer clearly announce what is going one and get everyone behind the start line first. Fields of 600+ need to be treated slightly differently to "club" style events. And to finish my little rant, with that many bikes in a very long transition area some more noticeable signage - lots of people wandering around looking for their gear. Nice to have so many water stops on the run, esp with chilled water. Nice to have bananas and oranges at the finish - I hate watermelon.
  19. Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    I understood that all races in Aust sanctioned by TA (ie by the State Governing Body - TA administrators sometimes forget they are but a federation of State Bodies) use the same date for age determination (though their actual age groups are up to them (ie 5year goups/10 year groups etc) for the financial year / triathlon season ie age as at 31 Dec in the financial year of the competition. The only exception to this is the Worlds as they are an ITU event.
  20. Cost of events

    When I started with this circus we had QSTS events were $20 a pop (including tshirt & results and certificate), the courses (from goldie to airlee) were nearly all out and back or single loop bike rides/runs (none of this 8 *5km lap shit) and we would race OD events 6 to 12 times a year. But race promoters were, by and large, in it for love and as for investment funds owning chains of sports festivals (see how I left out the term "races") ha.
  21. Gold Coast 1989

    Was looking for a singlet the other day and came across my 1988 "Great Race Triathlon" shirt (2/80/20) - another of Barry V's events, '88 was its final year and it was just three weeks before the inaugural "World Cup Triathlon" (3/130/30) - for those of use young/stupid/brave enough to do the gold coast double.
  22. Gold Coast 1989

    it was more of a side-line while he was super fit, before real estate, a family, funds management, TA Board and now TA CEO.
  23. Your 1st race

    A great time of year to take up the swim training, especially with that moniker - welcome to the pond.
  24. Your 1st race

    But on to the big question - Do you still have the shirt? (for me that's a yes - but it seems to have shrunk slightly )
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