Weekly newsletter – 28 March 2016



I hope everyone had a lovely long weekend.  Plenty of Vikings out and about, plus we finished off the holiday Monday with a walk up Mt Tennant. Bit cloudy and cold at the top, we only got the spectacular views on the lookout spots on the way up and back. Another walk or run coming up for sure.




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 3rd April is the 1st Sunday of the month the run is at Mt Ainslie -meet in the car park at the back of the War Memorial Treloar Crescent, Campbell.


MITCHELL’S GLASS WORKS – Phone: 6280 6111

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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

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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 parkrunday 26 March – 17 Vikings were out parkrunning at 4 different locations last weekend. 13 in Tuggeranong, 1 in Merimbula, 2 in Shellharbour and 1 in St Peters.

Melanie was down the coast again, sharing her 10 parkruns equally between Merimbula and Tuggeranong.

A bit further north up the coast Humphrey and Megan Mc were first timer’s at Shellharbour. One of the locals recorded a new fastest finishing time, lowering the mark by almost 20 seconds with a speedy 15.44.

And further north again, Breanna added to her growing and impressive list of parkrun tourist locations at St Peters in Sydney. I wonder if anybody pre-warned her about THE hill at the halfway point!

Meanwhile in Tuggeranong, there were some strong runs including 4 out of 13 Vikings PB’ing.

At the pointy end of the field Adam finished 3rd overall, running his 3rd fastest time and the 3rd time in the 17 minute zone. Mandy, whose last parkrun was 9 months ago obviously benefitted from all those Viking’s training sessions over summer, finishing 5th fastest lady, PB’ing for the 3rd time in a row and chopping 2.35 off. Andrew had his 5th PB from 11 parkruns taking another 11 seconds off. Rebecca (C) had her 3rd parkrun with her 2nd PB in a row, taking an impressive 1.43 off. Our other Rebecca (D) on her 4th parkrun clocked her 2nd PB also taking an impressive 1.32 off her previous mark.

Another Viking who was prominent at Tuggeranong parkrun was Gavin Mcintye. Gavin is one two Vikings that take turns as Run Director. Because he completed his rostered job, it delayed his 100th parkrun till at least next parkrunday. Gavin will be the 3rd Viking to clock up 100 parkruns.

Don’t forget your barcode #dfyb. All this week’s Tuggeranong results are on the parkrun website.

Tuggeranong parkrun event #161, 305 parkrunners

3 Adam MAIDEN, 29 Mandy SMYTH, 76 Tony MCCORMACK, 95 Karen DANIELS, 104 Bronwyn ADAMS, 118 Andrew MILLER, 126 Rebecca DOYLE, 136 Rebecca CODY, 138 Megan HAYLOCK, 139 Alison HALE, 176 Geoff WILLIAMS, 180 Elouise O’TOOLE, 282 Scott MARSHALL.

Merimbula parkrun event #129, 139 parkrunners
111 Melanie LEACH.

Shellharbour parkrun event #92, 316 parkrunners
59 Humphrey JAMES, 309 Megan MCINTYRE.

St Peters parkrun event #217, 273 parkrunners
121 Breanna GASSON.

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

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 12


Keep up the great training, you know it’s good for you.  Have a great week.


DJ and Karen