Weekly Newsletter – 11 April 2016



Congratulations to all the Vikings who competed at the Batemans Bay Triathlon Festival on the weekend. A few Vikings managed to finish on the podium in the Sprint and Ultimate. Congratulations Maggie Welfare, Chris Dean, Rod Harrod and Brian Weiss awesome effort. Results can be found here Batemans Bay Triathlon Results

There were a number of Vikings hitting the pavement on the weekend at the Canberra Marathon.  The weather was amazing and it was great to see so many Vikings cheering each other on.

Nowra Triathlon – 17 April

Set on the banks of the Shoalhaven River  the race course has been described as fast and flat, with a picturesque bike leg heading out along the rich river flat country and returning to run across the river over Nowra’s famous bridge.  Enjoy the milder weather in April, a great time to come to the Shoalhaven to race!


This premier event will once again be held just a few hours south of Sydney in the beach side town of Callala Beach, on pristine Jervis Bay, New South Wales.

The XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship – Distance: 1.5K ocean swim, 30K mountain bike and 10K trail run.

Fun for the entire family! Along with the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship the weekend will include a shorter distance sprint and a kids off-road triathlon, trail half-marathon / relay, 5km trail run/walk and a host of free kids events.
All information at: http://www.xterraasiapacific.com/

Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Run Series

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team is delighted to announce the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Run SeriesWith some of the best trails of any city anywhere, we felt it was time to dedicate a Winter series to one of our greatest joys – running in the bush around Canberra.

Race 1: 29 May “Cotter Canter” 5km & 10km
Race 2: 26 June “Tuggeranong Trot” 8km & 20km
Race 3: 17 July “Gungahlin Gallop” 10km & 30km

The Series will explore trails on the fringe of Canberra – west, south and north. With shorter and longer distance options at each event, and distances increasing with each race, the Series is the perfect introduction to Trail Running and ideal preparation for the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Ultra in September.


All Club Training Information is on our website, for up to date club training – coached and un-coached sessions.


This Sunday being the 17th April is the 3rd Sunday of the month the run is at Point Hut – meet in the car parking area at Point Hut picnic area Point Hut Road, Gordon.



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THE RUNNERS SHOP, Phillip and Gungahlin – Phone: 6285 3508

The Runners Shop Canberra was established in 1990 and is now widely regarded as one of, if not the best running and triathlon specialist store in Australia, stocking the following running shoe brands, Asics, Brooks, New Balance, Nike, Mizuno, Adidas, Saucony, Vibram 5 fingers. In addition to running shoes, they have a large range of clothing, heart rate monitors, energy gels and other running accessories, plus Orca wetsuits and trisuits.

GO VITA TUGGERANONG, Tuggeranong – Phone: 6293 9881

Go Vita Health offers an extensive range of vitamin and nutrition supplements, with great specials in store, naturopathic help and expert health advice for you and your family’s health needs.

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April 17 – Nowra Triathlon

April 23-24 – XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship

May 29 – Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Run Series – Cotter Canter

June 13 – Sri Chimnoy Half Marathon – Telopea Park

June 17 – Triathlon ACT Annual Awards – CSCC Woden

June 26 – Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Run Series – Tuggeranong Trot

July 17 – Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Run Series – Gungahlin Gallop


Tuggeranong parkrun – by Scott Marshall

Results for parkrunday 9 April – With the Australian Running Festival, Batemans Bay Tri and a few other events on over the weekend it is not surprising that only 7 Vikings made it out for a crisp parkrun. It must have been a tapering week for everybody because no one was within a bull’s roar of a PB. Instead a couple of Viking’s offspring achieved good PB’s; Lucas Corlis (13 parkruns) dropped almost 2 minutes of his previous, and Lilly McIntye (43 parkruns) took exactly 3 minutes off. For the record, both Lucas and Lilly are under 10!

Don’t forget your barcode #dfyb.

All this week’s Tuggeranong results are on the parkrun website.

Tuggeranong parkrun event #163, 253 parkrunners

120 Andrew MILLER, 137 Alison HALE, 161 Elouise O’TOOLE, 191 Fiona JOHNSTONE, 223 Scott MARSHALL, 237 Gavin MCINTYRE, 247 Erin ROBERTS

Volunteers are important for the parkrun to go smoothly. If you are having a rest day or have time please consider volunteering.

Vikings Triathlon Club is the largest club on the Tuggeranong parkrun list with 132 parkrunners! Club list. You can view all our members who have done the parkrun on their website. Vikings Club history. To have your name added to our list above, go to the details page on the parkrun and add your club.

The parkrun is free – yep, it costs nothing! It is aimed at all types of runners and walkers, from juniors and first timers to Olympians and nonagenarians. Please register before your first run, and you only ever register with parkrun once. Then remember to take a printed copy of your barcode to any of the more than 150 Australian, or around 800 parkruns worldwide.

Motivational quote No 14


Hope to see you all out there making the most of the autumn weather. There is still a lot of training happening and remember to invite others to join you on Facebook.


Karen and DJ.