ITC April Newsletter

Club updates, new Club Champs date and what we're doing to prepare for next season...

No one could have predicted the early end to this triathlon season and as a community-run club it gives us absolutely no pleasure to cancel our remaining races and training sessions for the season.

Our number one priority at the moment is ensuring our members stay safe and healthy and we hope you're all adjusting well to training in isolation or taking a well deserved break.

Our remaining races for the season will now be cancelled and our club training sessions will be indefinitely on hold until restrictions on group exercise are lifted.

Our club races are one of the only community organised, TA sanctioned triathlons on the south coast and a lot of work goes into organising the road closures, registration and timing, road safety, water safety, emergency services and of course the coffee van! We offer all this for each race, which is organised by the dedicated members of our committee in conjunction with a number of great local businesses and sponsors.

We thank you for your understanding and continued support of the club. If you're looking for ways to give back we're keen to welcome new members to the committee (see below).

Nevertheless we'll be looking for other ways to support our members while races are on hold and we hope to come back next season with a full offering of races and training sessions.

NSW Club Champs (Forster, 19 Sept 2020)

If you're like us, you're already itching to put another race on the calendar to have something to train for (even if it doesn't eventuate). The NSW Club Championships could be that race.

The great thing about Club Champs is that you're racing for the club and every individual can earn valuable points for the club no matter how fast or slow you might be. After a disappointing end to the 2019/2020 season, this is a chance for the club to race together and (hopefully) start the next tri season the way we mean to go on.

Check out the details here and sign up here
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ITC Polo Shirt Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be postponing the order of free polo shirts for members until the start of next season. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but stay tuned for more information towards the start of next season.

Join our committee

The club needs members like you to keep running and we're always on the look out for volunteers to help with jobs big and small.

We're looking for members who'd be interested in organising more social events for the club and we're also keen for someone to rally our members to participate in the upcoming Club Champs in September.

ITC Club Point Score Update

The Final Point Score?

In March the ITC Club Point Score competition was just starting to ramp up with some early season race winners being toppled by some club regulars and peak race season competitors. The addition of participation points from the Husky Long Course weekend races and Splash Wollongong race made a difference for some members representing the club across a range of local events.

Unfortunately, with the rest of our club races cancelled for the season there's only one more event that will count towards the point score, which is the NSW Club Champs race in Forster in September. To make it interesting we'll double points for this final race (to match the NSW Club Series rules), so it's not too late to move up the ranks and earn some points for yourself and the club at Club Champs.
To see a full listing and stay up-to-date on the Point Score see our website.
Tell us what you think

Did the addition of a club leader board and new Point Score rules make things more interesting for this season? Are you keen to see the leader board in future seasons and participate in our club races and local events to earn points?

Send us your feedback, good and bad at
Looking for something to watch while you're stuck inside? Catch up on all the past World Triathlon Series and World Cup races from the last several years for free on TriathlonLive. They're offering a full year subscription for free.

If you're looking for something to watch as motivation during indoor trainer rides we'd highly recommend reliving some of the great Sprint and Olympic* distance races from the past season.

Click here to access the free subscription offer.

*Depending how long you like to sit on the trainer.
Find out more
The Triathlon NSW Interclub Series came to an abrupt halt last month as races for the rest of the season were cancelled in response to the global pandemic. Tri NSW decided to end the series early and announce the results based on the races completed so far in the season. The Illawarra Cannons came 4th (close behind Shellharbour Mariners) in the South Coast Series.

Congratulations to club members Sile Crowe and Kye Robinson for making the South Coast Series top 10 MVP ranking. Sile ranked 4th overall and Kye 6th overall. The South Coast Series summary can be found here.

A number of other members earned valuable points for the club across the shorter-than-usual season and the points breakdown for the club can be found here.
Last month Triathlon NSW put a spotlight on club coaches for Coach Appreciation Week and highlighted some of the top club coaches in NSW. 

Our very own club coach Nathan Miller was nominated and profiled on the Tri NSW website. Nathan runs our open water swims every Wednesday during daylight savings and runs our run squad sessions on Thursdays all year round. Thanks to Nathan for his dedication to the club and congratulations on the nomination!
Fed up of social isolation? Could be worse...

Friends of the club and Olympians Aaron Royle and Non Stanford arrived back in Australia last week to find themselves in strict isolation and confined to a hotel room in Sydney. Stef Hanson of Witsup surprised them with a call last week and got their tips on how to train in a tiny hotel room and how hungry triathletes should prepare for receiving 'normal human' sized food portions.

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Race Calendar

What's coming up to look forward to?
Don’t forget, ITC members get discounted entry for all ITC Club races. 
13 Sep - Ironman Australia (Port Macquarie, NSW)
19 Sep - NSW Club Champs (Forster, NSW)

Tri NSW Interclub Series race
ITC Pointscore participation point earning race
  ITC race/event
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