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ITC August Newsletter

Check out this month’s newsletter for news about the next uniform order, our Annual General Meeting, barbecue and Run-Swim-Run event, and more...

ITC AGM Sunday 25th August 2pm.


Join us for our annual general meeting open to all club members. We'll be running a run-swim-run event and a BBQ along with the opportunity to take a role in the club (big or small). The event will be held at the University of Wollongong UniActive pool and surrounding fields.

Run-swim-run at our AGM 2pm Sunday 25 August


If you're keen to start the triathlon season the wait is nearly over. We'll be kicking things off this year with a run-swim-run at the UOW heated pool and sports fields as part of our annual general meeting. Join us for some activity followed by a BBQ and our AGM. 

Sign up now at the link below.

The format will be:
  • 4km run, 400m swim, 2 km run for adults
  • 1km run, 200m swim, 1km run for the kids
  • *NEW*: 500m run, 50m swim, 400m run for younger kids
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Committee membership: volunteer for a small role


Our club wouldn't run without the generous support of our members and volunteers. Being a committee member doesn't require a huge time commitment and can easily fit in around home, family and, of course, training commitments.

We're always on the lookout for members who can help with roles as simple as setting up our transition area for races, helping to check in our members for races, organising social events or BBQs and more...

Minor roles that can be shared among members include:

Registration officer: Help members check in at our races using the online app. This requires arriving at races by 6:30am to set up registration and check people in. You can always race too. 

Timing officer: Help set up the timing mats and timing system and check that the system is ready for the race. This requires arriving at races around 6am to set up the system and do some pre-race checks. You can still race. 

Race set-up: We are grateful to all of our members who can show up early to races and stay until the end to help put up the bike racks, timing tent and registration desk and the transition flags and cones. Volunteers are always welcome.

Marshal coordinator: Help coordinate our volunteers to ensure all marshal points are covered on race day. This role involves checking we have enough volunteers leading up to race day and assigning roles in the morning just before the race begins. 

Uniform Officer: Help design and order our team uniforms including tri-suits and non-racing gear. This role involves researching uniform options, choosing designs and collecting orders from club members. 

Member Officer: Ensure our members stay informed of the activities and benefits of the club and welcome new members to the club at races and events. This role involves coordinating the monthly newsletter and attending races and events where possible. 

Other major roles include:

Club President
Vice-President (Strategic)
Vice-President (Operational)
Treasurer
Secretary
Sponsorship Officer
Social Media Officer
Webmaster

Uniform Orders

If you missed out on our last uniform order now is your chance to get your hands on a heavily discounted club kit (50% subsidised by the club). Be sure to order now as the orders will close at our first club race on 21st of September. Above: New club kit modeled by club member Grant Myers.
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Berry good start to NSW inter-club series

Berry duathlon was the first race in the 2019/20 NSW interclub series and it was a great start for the Illawarra Cannons (our ITC team name in the series). Illawarra ties for first place with our close rivals the Kiama Coasters. 

This result was was buoyed by some outstanding performances from club members Witold Krajewski and Sile Crowe both securing first place in their age groups. Congratulations to everyone who raced. 

In addition to our ITC Season Point Score (where you can race against other members of the club) you can also race with your fellow club members to earn points in the NSW South Coast Inter-club series.
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NSW Duathlon Championship Winners


Congratulations to ITC members Sile Crowe and Witold Krajewiski for becoming the 2019 NSW Duathlon Champions! Both athletes put in solid performances at the Berry Duathlon in July to take home the state titles. The race was the first state championship event in a series to be held throughout the year. The next state championship is for Aquathon (1km swim, 5km run) at Cronulla Tri Club’s Richie Walker Aquathon (8th Feb 2020). 
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Did you know we had teamed up with Peoplecare, a not-for-profit, member owned health fund? Why? Because they’re just like us! They love to keep you fit and healthy and encourage an active lifestyle. And they exist for one reason only – to benefit their members.

The folks at Peoplecare genuinely love people and want everyone to know you don’t have to go bigger to get brilliant health cover. Plus, they know the aches and pains that come with being a triathlete, so their Extras cover, covering things like physio, chiro and osteo can keep you at the top of your game.

 

You’ve probably seen Peoplecare’s logo everywhere around Wollongong on the triathlon circuit but you might not really have heard about them. We’re pretty sure you’ll be happy we found them. Why? We’re glad you asked.

1. They’re personal. When you call them, they’ll answer – not a machine. And sure, they’ll give you a member number, but they’ll never treat you like one.

2. They tell it like it is – plain & simple. You’ll always know what you are and aren’t covered for. They’ll compare covers with other funds and if theirs isn’t the best one for you, they’ll tell you.

3. They know you’d rather be spending your money on something else, so they work hard to make sure you’re getting value for your money. They’re not-for-profit, which means they use your premiums for things like free health programs, not for paying shareholders and overseas investors.

4. They’re easy. They won’t make you jump through hoops to claim. You’re paying for cover, so you should be able to use it. They’ve got a mobile app, online services and on-the-spot claiming at providers.

5. Their members actually do love them. Well, 96% of them do (according to their 2019 member survey), which is pretty darn good!
 

Because we’re good mates, Peoplecare’s Mates Rates offer is available to all Illawarra Triathlon Club members.

Join or switch to Peoplecare for your health cover and you’ll get*:

• One month free membership
• Immediate cover for Extras benefits that usually have a 2 & 6 month waiting period
• Exclusive deals for Peoplecare members
• $200 for the Illawarra Triathlon Club

 

Even though a transition in a triathlon can be tough, transitioning to Peoplecare Health Insurance is EASY!

 

Join with the promo code ITC online or call 1800 808 706 to speak with one of their friendly Peoplecarers.

 

Click here to find out more.

 

*T&Cs apply, visit peoplecare.com.au/ITC

She Rides: Bike training for female athletes


If you’re a female athlete looking to build some confidence on the bike or new to bunch riding there’s an opportunity to join the She Rides training program. The program is 8 weeks long ($159) and covers balance, gears, breaks, ascending, descending, riding together, bike safety and bike maintenance. It’s also a great way to meet future training partners. More details at the link below. 
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Need inspiration?

Watch the Tokyo Olympic test events for the elite paratriathlon, elite women’s and elite men’s Olympic distance triathlons and the brand new mixed team relay format that will debut as an Olympic event at Tokyo 2020. You can view them online on any device via TriathlonLive. 

As a club member and Triathlon Australia member you get a number of benefits from your membership including discounts for various triathlon products and services including discounted subscription to TriathlonLive.tv, which covers ITU World Triathlon Series races, World Cups, the Olympic test event, the exciting Super League season and behind the scenes content and interviews. 
 

World Triathlon have offered Triathlon Australia members a 66% discount off a TriathlonLive subscription.

To get the discount, email info@triathlon.org.au with your name and TA membership number and Triathlon Australia will provide you the details!

Total annual price is: $24.36 USD.

Monthly Committee Meetings


All of our members are welcome to attend our monthly committee meetings at City Beach Surf Lifesavers in Wollongong at 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month. This is an opportunity to hear what is being planned for the club and have your say in what the club should be doing. It's also a great opportunity to volunteer to help with the activities of the club.

Sign up for the newsletter


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Send us your feedback

Do you have ideas for the club? Any feedback or requests? We're keen to hear from all of our members about what you want to see more of and how you'd like to engage and socialise with the club. Let us know what you think by sending us a note at itc-newsletter@itc.org.au.

 

Race Calendar

What's coming up to look forward to?
Don’t forget, ITC members get discounted entry for all ITC Club races. 
25 Aug - ITC Run-Swim-Run Aquathon & AGM and Membership Day (UOW)
Sat 21 Sep - ITC Duathlon Race (Port Kembla, NSW)
Sun 6 Oct - ITC Duathlon Race (Port Kembla, NSW)
27 Oct - Nepean Triathlon (Penrith, NSW)
3 Nov - Tri Husky/Little Husky (Huskisson, NSW)
Sat 16 Nov
- ITC Club Race (Port Kembla, NSW)
24 Nov - Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney (Penrith, NSW)
24 Nov - Kurnell #1 (Kurnell, NSW)
7 Dec - Callala Triathlon (Callala, NSW)
Sat 14 Dec - ITC Club Race (Port Kembla, NSW)
Sat 18 Jan - ITC Club Race (Port Kembla, NSW)
26 Jan - Aquathon (Wollongong, NSW)
Sat 22 Feb
- ITC Club Race (Port Kembla, NSW)
1 Mar - Big Husky (Huskisson, NSW)
Sat 21 Mar
- ITC Club Race (Port Kembla, NSW)
TBD - Splash Aquathon (Wollongong, NSW)
4 Apr - Batemans Bay Triathlon (Tomakin, NSW)
Sat 4 Apr
- ITC Club Race (Port Kembla, NSW)
19 Apr - TriTheGong (Wollongong, NSW)
3 May
- Ironman Australia (Port Macquarie, NSW)
Sat 16 May - ITC Club Race (Port Kembla, NSW)
23 May - NSW Club Champs (Forster, NSW)

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