Having had a near death experience first time round when I tried my hand at the 2011 Ironman 70.3 Yeppoon in Far Northern Queensland (FNQ), one would think that most (sane) people would have been deterred in going back to have another go. Apart from the nasty little stingers – definitely not good for people with allergies, and the very stormy waters resembling a scene from ‘DAS BOOT’, the rest as they say, is history and a decent two-beer story at that. Suffice it to say for present purposes that I, of course, couldn’t take that lying down and not finishing a race due to “environmental circumstances” is paramount to ego death by slow torture.
Volunteers want the best view at the first ever Iron-man 70.3 Mandurah?
Be part of the atmosphere of the newest 70.3 event on the race calendar by being involved in an official capacity. You might be a local wanting to support your community, an avid triathlete, a veteran volunteer, a student wanting to gain experience at a world class event, or simply a lover of sport.
The Ironman World Championships 70.3 will be held next month at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada USA on 9th September 2012.
Ian Hepenstall recently reported on the lead up to the World Championship 70.3 that they come from “a land downunder” – stacks of them – and the heat is really on for next weekend’s Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3.
Welcome to the new TRYstars season.
We are officially off and running for the new season, so welcome everybody. The TRYstars committee are busy planning the events and training for the season. All the information will be up on the website shortly. Just a reminder that your membership has expired on 30th June 2012 and you will need to renew if continuing this season.
North Coast donated a Club cycling top to a charity function that the Sorrento Surf Club held last Saturday night. The occasion was to raise money for Sorrento Club stalwarts; the Bunford’s who recently lost all their possessions in a house fire. So much in demand was the cycle top that in the silent auction it reached $310.00. The successful bidder was Graeme Nash – immediate past president of Sorrento Surf club and this year current member of North Coast.
It’s been another wonderful and eventful season, The Club has tried to present to you activities and functions that made your season with North Coast an enjoyable one. The summer Aquathlon series was an outstanding success with record numbers attending our races. We even pulled off the “Battle of the Beach” Aquathlon against Sorrento Surf Club.
So many North Coasters are heading east to take on the wackiest event of them all – “prepare to meet your maker”; this could harder than it reads. But good luck to you – let’s hope you all survive. Our AGM starts at 3.00pm so if you’re finished your race earlier enough, please come down to the Surf Club for a drink (or 2) and tell us all about it.
Two significant positions have yet to receive nominations for the upcoming committee elections at the AGM. We are looking for a member to take on the role of Club Treasurer. It would be preferable that the person has some basic accounting skills or at least be familiar with excel and or MYOB. You will be mentored by the outgoing treasurer (Mark Hoffmann) for as long as you need.