Weekly Newsletter – 20 June 2016


Annual Presentation Night – 18th June

By Brendan Egan Vikings Triathlon Club President president-brendan-egan-2016

Saturday night the Vikings Triathlon Club held its annual presentation dinner.  The various photos posted on Facebook are testament to how enthusiastically everyone embraced the theme of Heroes and Villains.

A fantastic night was had by all.  There were many who contributed to the organizing of the night and thank you to all involved but special thanks to Rod Harrod who coordinated the whole event and was our MC.

The night provided a great opportunity to thank our loyal sponsors and partners – thank you again to the The Vikings group, Storage King Kambah, Mitchell’s Glassworks Fyshwick, The Runner’s Shop Phillip and Gungahlin, Go Vita Tuggeranong and Global Health Centre Woden.  We also thanked our coaches and program coordinators for their tireless efforts.

Winners are as follows:

  • Female athlete of the year – Kerrie Muir
  • Male athlete of the year – Brian Weiss
  • Junior athlete of the year – Lauren Elliott
  • Female novice athlete of the year – Emma Parker
  • Male novice athlete of the year – Luke Lowes
  • Encouragement award – Maggie Welfare
  • Club person of the year – Rod Harrod and Shona Hutchinson

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Rivet Viking Biking Champions and Record holders – Maggie Welfare, Jacki Hagger, Charlotte Andrews, Gavin MacIntyre, Ross Beatty, Richard Nethersole and Wayne Corlis.winners-viking-biking-series-2016

Finally, the club bestowed life membership on two long-serving member – congratulations to Kerrie Muir and Sue Bowden.

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Finally, thank you to all who attended and all the unsung heroes who contribute to the club throughout the year.

TACT Awards Night – Friday 17 June

Vikings cleaned up at the TACT awards on Friday night.  There were so many Viking point score winners it just goes to show we really are the best Club in the world.

 Brian Weiss

Congratulations to Brian Weiss for coming 1st in the Madrid Santander half for over 50’s.  Brian always keeps quiet about all his achievements so it is great that Angela Hope is able to keep us update.

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

Important: No windtraining session on Wednesday 22 June.

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 25 June is the 4th Sunday of the month the run is at Isaacs Ridge Park – meet near the roundabout Shepherdson Place, Isaacs. 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.

Parkrun News – By Scott Marshall

Results for parkrunday 18 June – Tuggeranong parkrun had its smallest attendance in 3 years due to the threatening weather and the launch of the Burley Griffin parkrun. 3 Vikings took advantage of the low numbers to record solid finishing places.

Leading up to the inaugural Burley Griffin parkrun it appeared there could have been in excess of 600 parkrunners. The forecast rain may have helped keep numbers down a bit, although it was still a record attendance for all Canberra parkruns with 435 enjoying the morning. 6 Vikings headed over to Weston Park to experience the new course and in doing so witnessed a former Olympian set a very handy course record of 15:25 – that may take a while to better.

And a big thank you goes to the Vikings that volunteered at Burley Griffin: Darron COYLE, Gavin MCINTYRE, Lillian MCINTYRE, Luke LOWES, Rebecca CODY.

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

Tuggeranong parkrun event #173, 86 runners
6 Wayne CORLIS, 20 Tony MCCORMACK, 52 Geoff WILLIAMS

Burley Griffin parkrun event #1, 435 parkrunners
47 Geoff HAWKE, 111 Humphrey JAMES, 268 Nicole BRUCE, 293 Scott MARSHALL, 428 Alison HALE, 431 Megan MCINTYRE

This week’s parkrun fun facts:

The Vikings Triathlon Club recently clocked up more 2,000 runs at Tuggeranong parkrun spread between 134 Viking parkrunners.

As of this weekend there are now two parkrunners that have completed at least 500 individual parkruns worldwide. Darren Wood had been the sole member of this illustrious club for well over a year with 564 parkruns. This weekend Richard Fletcher joined him. In the coming weeks there will be a mini procession of parkrunners passing this mark with two more in the 490’s and two more in the 480’s

Don’t forget your barcode #dfyb. And remember to hand back your finish token too!

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 134 parkrunners! Club list. You can view all our members who have completed a 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.

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A great night at our annual presentation night. So many villians and heroes…and many fitted into their dress up character so well!  Have a great week everyone.

Karen and DJ.