Weekly Newsletter – 30 May 2016


Congratulations to the Viking athletes who have been selected to represent Australia at the 2016 ITU World Age Group Championship events. 

Maggie Welfare, Graeme Smyth, Narelle Desmet and Lauren Elliott will compete in Cozumel, Mexico in September at the 2016 ITU Age Group World Triathlon Championships.

Sonia Worsley, Sharon Patrick, Beth Bowen and Kerrie Muir will compete in Lake Crackenback, New South Wales at the 2016 ITU Age Group World Cross Triathlon Championships on 18-21 Nov.

Brian Weiss will be competing on the 5th June 2016 in the Australian Age Group Duathlon team in Spain.

The teams have been placed onto the TA website

TACT AWARDS NIGHT – Friday 17 June 2016

Vikings have eight finalists who have been nominated in the major TACT awards as well as a number of Vikings receiving point score awards. It would be great to see lots of Vikings attending on the night to cheer on our finalists and winners.

Point Score Winners: http://www.triathlon.org.au/State_Associations/ACT/Events/Series_Points.htm

Tickets for the awards night are still available on the TACT web site:  http://www.triathlon.org.au/State_Associations/ACT/Events/Annual_Awards.htm

Good luck to the eight Viking finalists who have been nominated in the major TACT Awards:

Darren Luskey Award for Ironman Achievement                              

  • Catherine Fullford (Vikings)
  • Geoff Hawke (Vikings)

Rachel Baker Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Triathlon

  • Kerrie Muir (Vikings)

Simon Thompson Award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Junior

  • Lauren Elliott (Vikings)

Volunteer of the Year 

  • Rod Harrod (Vikings)

Novice of the Year

  • Luke Lowes (Vikings)
  • Emma Parker (Vikings)

Technical Official of the Year

  • Maureen Bronjes (Vikings)

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 log into your membership portal please click here. To view the 2016/17 membership fees click here.


Tickets are now available to our Premiere event of the year through RegisterNow for $35 per person.  This covers a 3 course meal, music and the venue decorations. Ticket sales will remain open until a week prior to the event on Saturday 18 June, as we have to confirm numbers for catering. What is needed now is for Vikings Triathlon Club members to jump on line and secure your tickets.  Guaranteed to be a great night.  Theme: “Heroes and Villains”. Click on the following link to secure your tickets.https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=21034

Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Run Series

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.


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


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


This Sunday being the 5 June 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. It’s a good idea to check on Facebook if you intend going and make sure other people are going.


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. More information can be found on the TACT website. If you are interested this course can be subsidised by the club. Please speak to a committee member regarding subsidies.

Tuggeranong parkrun – by Scott Marshall

Results for parkrunday 28 May – With so many events over the weekend there was only a small number of Vikings out parkrunning last weekend. Five Vikings were at Tuggeranong parkrun for a cool start to the weekend, and Sue was at Traralgon parkrun. Maggie’s persistent training for Mexico later this year earned her a two minute PB, this was her 4th PB in a row, although Maggie’s last parkrun was just under twelve months ago. Being Sue’s last run at Traralgon before heading back west must have given her a boost with a 19 second PB.

Bec Cody and Luke Lowes picked a good day to volunteer with the temperature sitting at a balmy 2.5 degrees at 8am.

With the start of any new parkruns there is a lot of behind the scenes work, one of the fun tasks is a trial run. On Sunday Scott Nielsen, Humphrey James, Gavin McIntrye and me attended the Burley Griffin parkrun trial. Despite the temperature sitting around a chilly -2 three of us managed top 10 placing’s, Gavin was pushing a pram and finished in 12th. Being at Weston Park the course is very scenic, but is also a little bumpy and has lots of twists and turns. Gavin attached a Go Pro to the pram, check out his YouTube clip of the course https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQN4pGg0SBU The Burley Griffin parkrun launch is set for 18 June and is expected to be very popular, so aim to get there early and #dfyb.

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

Tuggeranong parkrun event #170, 243 parkrunners

46 Maggie Therese WELFARE, 47 Scott MARSHALL, 52 Humphrey JAMES, 53 Peter CURTIS, 217 Sarina MACKLIN

Traralgon parkrun event #62, 141 parkrunners

49 Suzanne WIRKEN

Burley Griffin parkrun trial 24 parkrunners

1 NIELSEN, Scott, 8 JAMES, Humphrey, 9 MARSHALL, Scott, 12 MCINTYRE, Gavin

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 133 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.

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 167 Australian, or more than 800 parkruns worldwide.

Motivational quote No 20


I know cold weather and lack of motivation can keep you from working out. It is also a lot harder to stay motivated and workout consistently during the winter months. We all get stuck sometimes whether it’s from a fitness rut or just feeling unmotivated. While it is not always easy to get out there, it’s always worth it. Just remember a one hour workout is 4% of your day so no excuses.

Have a great week!

Karen and DJ.