Weekly Newsletter – 14 June 2016


What a busy weekend following our Vikings with Scott Leighton and Wayne Corlis competing in the 2016 Cairns Airport IRONMAN on Sunday 12 June. We had Ross Beatty, Tony Leach, Jason Roberts and Greg Little competing in the Mountain Designs GeoQuest 48hr, Australia’s premier adventure race. Another amazing athlete is Peter Turner riding from Adelaide to Uluru to raise funds for Smiling for Smiddy as well as Shona’s brother Lee flying the Vikings Tri Flag in the Canberra cycling club 100km stage 1 race. Congratulations to all of you our club is so proud to see so many of our athletes doing amazing things and inspiring the rest of us to get out there and give it a go.

TACT Awards Night – Friday 17 June

Good luck to our eight finalists this Friday night who have been nominated in the major TACT awards as well as our Vikings receiving point score awards.

Annual Presentation Night – 18th June

Looking forward to seeing you all at our presentation night this Saturday night 6pm at the Vikings Lanyon Club. Guaranteed to be a great night. Good luck everyone who has been nominated for an award. Don’t forget the theme: “Heroes and Villains”.

Annual Membership Renewal

Please be reminded that your annual membership will renew on the 1 July 2016.

All members now have the opportunity to update their membership details prior to renewal. Within your membership portal you can set your auto renew tab, update your credit card details or make any changes to your membership selection. To view the 2016/17 membership fees and to log into your membership portal please click here.

Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Run Series – Race 2: 26 June

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team is delighted to announce the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Run Series. With 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 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.

Resolution Run Series – 24 July

Our Major Sponsor, The Vikings Group is involved in the Resolution Run Series event and as we are an affiliation with the Club it would great if we could show the rest of the affiliated clubs how we do it best and support this event by entering.  Plus it is for Men’s Health.

The Vikings Group are again proud to be involved with the Resolution Run Series Events in Tuggeranong. The third instalment of the Resolution Run Series will be held on Sunday, 24 July 2016 and will be taking place around Lake Tuggeranong to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

There is an event to suit everyone, ranging from a 700m kids dash, 7km walk, 3km run, 7km run, 14km run and for the first time, a half-marathon (21km) has been introduced to the suite of events. What better opportunity to get moving and to support men’s health.

Entry Fee inclusions:

  • Entry to the race
  • Race bib
  • Marked course
  • Staffed course with water station
  • Entry into the lucky draw
  • Water bottle
  • Choice of fruit
  • Finishers Token
  • E-Certificate

Head to the website and register now – http://resolutionrunseries.com.au/
Note: When you register at the end of the registration information there is a button to Select Team, click on the down arrow, find our team name Vikings Triathlon Club and add the password: ironman

Club Training

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

Sunday Run – 8am

This Sunday being the 19 June 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. It’s a good idea to check on Facebook if you intend going and make sure other people are going. This is a non-coached run.

 Development Coach Course – 6–7th August

The next course will be a Development Coach Course which will be held on the weekend of the 6th and 7th August 2016. If you are interested, please contact Craig Johns at director@act.triathlon.org.au for more details.  If you are interested this course can be subsidised by the club. Please speak to a committee member regarding subsidies.

Motivational quote No 22


It is great to see you all out there still training hard even if it is later in the day.  It’s so cold outside I have noticed that some of you are running as fast as you can back to your computer to tell everyone else on facebook how cold it is.  Have a great week and looking forward to seeing you all at presentation night!

Karen and DJ.