Weekly Newsletter – 21 March 2016



Congratulations to all the Vikings who ran in the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Day Fun Run and a special mention to Narelle Desmet who was 2nd female overall. It has been perfect weather for morning rides and runs, thanks to all the Vikings sharing posts inviting others along for the ride/run.


Hi sports bunnies.

If you are around on Friday and fancy a pedal followed by a coffee, then let’s leave from the top Brew Bar at 8am.

I’m thinking  3 peaks – Red Hill, Mt Pleasant, Arboretum, back to Tuggeranong.  This is about 60 – 65 km – will take at least till 11:00 depending.

Coffee after at Little Istanbul!
Cheers Geoff


Batemans Bay Triathlon Festival is the perfect combination of a challenge, enjoyment and the best scenery. From the moment you spot the majestic Clyde River and look out toward the Pacific Ocean there is a tingle running down your spine with the thought of racing in this spectacular and pristine south coast NSW landmark location.

From the swim leg at Corrigan’s Beach that overlooks the Tollgate Islands, the Giant bike leg that takes you all the way to the Moruya River, running the boardwalk along the river passing spectators in the vibrant waterfront cafes – you will be inspired at every point.
All information at: http://www.eliteenergy.com.au/event/batemans-bay-triathlon-festival/


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/


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


This Sunday being the 27th March (Easter Sunday) is the 4th Sunday of the month the run is at Isaacs Ridge Park – meet near the roundabout Shepherdson Place, Isaacs.

MITCHELL’S GLASS WORKS – Phone:  6280 6111

Looking for quality glass products and repairs in Canberra? Mitchell’s Glass Works is a family owned and operated business that was opened in 1959. They were Canberra’s first splashback suppliers and pride themselves on their flawless work. Now also with Digital Printing, the opportunities are endless with this high tech piece of equipment. They can print virtually anything onto any flat surface. All they need is a high resolution image and they will do the rest!!  No job is too big or too small for their hard working crew. Expect to be looked after by the experts at Mitchell’s Glass Works!

THE RUNNERS SHOP – 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 – 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.

CHIRO HEALTHWORKS – Phone: 6282 2884

At Chiro Healthworks chiropractic services are designed to exceed the expectations of our patients through the provision of outstanding care delivered by our dedicated team. Their team of specialists are here to provide you with a gentle, safe and effective non-invasive service. Chiropractic has been used throughout the world for over 100 years, to improve the health of babies, children, teenagers, adults and elderly people. Their reward is seeing people enjoying healthier bodies, and those that have gone back to enjoying a life free of pain.

STORAGE KING KAMBAH – Phone: 6231 4300

Storage King can provide safe, secure and sensible storage solutions at an affordable price. If you need storage for home, business, documents or hobbies, look no further! With one call to Storage King Kambah, you will find your packing, transport and storage solutions.



April 9-10 – Elite Energy Batemans Bay Triathlon

April 23-24XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship

June 13Sri Chimnoy Half Marathon – Telopea Park

June 17 – Triathlon ACT Annual Awards – CSCC Woden

Tuggeranong parkrun 

Results for parkrun 19 March – OK, autumn is finally here. With the temperature sitting around 7 or 8 degrees, 283 Tuggeranong parkrunners did their parkrunday thing, 8 of them were Vikings. On the other side of town we had 1 Viking at Ginninderra and 1 Viking at Gungahlin. There was, as always, a good number of Viking spouses, partners, kids and others also parkrunning, with PB’s to a mini Trussler and a mini McIntyre.

In Tuggeranong, Rebecca D PB’ed chopping more than 20 seconds off, and Nick took a big hunk off his Ginninderra PB.

Don’t forget your barcode #dfyb.

For those who may be concerned, YES, parkrun WILL be on next weekend, there may(?) be Easter eggs there!

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

Tuggeranong parkrun event #160, 283 parkrunners

37 Humphrey JAMES, 86 Jeffery MARTIN, 126 Alison HALE, 137 Rebecca DOYLE, 166 Kalista TRUSSLER, 218 Dean JAMES, 230 Alison MCLEOD, 258 Gavin MCINTYRE

Ginninderra parkrun event #203, 170 parkrunners

76 Nick LAFFEY

Gungahlin parkrun event #127, 147 parkrunners

53 Breanna GASSON

And here are some parkrun fun facts. For those whom are familiar with the location of Bushy parkrun (the birthplace of parkrun, but you already knew that), it is located in Bushy Park, west of London. The park houses the Diana Fountain, and no, it’s not THAT Diana, the fountain is dedicated to the Roman Goddess Diana, and was built in the 1630’s. The suburb adjacent to the park has the quaint name Teddington, which is where Keira Knightley comes from.

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. Whilst I won’t be running, for those who missed me last week, I’ll be parkwalking this week! 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 11


Have a great Easter everyone. For those leaving Canberra safe travels.


DJ and Karen