ITC April Newsletter

Check out this month’s newsletter for news about the upcoming triathlon season, member news and more...

It's been full throttle since our last newsletter in February, and our last Club race for the season back in March! We have some new State and National Champions to congratulate, and a very strong showing by ITC members at Tri the Gong.
2020-2021 ITC Season Wrap 
Sunshine, blue sky - photo certainly not from our March race! 
Our last Club race for the season wrapped up on 14th March in conditions that could be described as "testing". As one of our junior athletes described it, "With the wind and the rain, I felt like I was running backwards up the hill!".

With only a small turn out for our last event of our club race season, a very big congratulations to everyone who finished and showed what separates triathletes from the rest - true grit. Results are available here.

We'd like to thank all of our club members, new and old, supporters, participants from other tri clubs, committee members, and sponsor Peoplecare for coming out and supporting the Club through our 2020-2021 season. After the dramas of 2020, and a new Committee coming on board, we were overwhelmed with the support from our local triathlon community to get Illawarra Triathlon Club back on track. Thank you!

Results for the season's races are available at
We'd like to thank Peoplecare for their ongoing support of ITC for the 2021-2022 season! Head over to their website to get a quote for your health insurance today!
Elite Energy Husky Triathlon Festival
One of the biggest weekends on the Australian triathlon calendar once again did not disappoint, with multiple events stretching over Saturday and Sunday.
Due to the event's COVID controls, this year's edition was lacking the club atmosphere we've all come to love coming into that finish. That's not to say there was a lack of support out on the course, with a lot of "GOOO ILLAWARRRRA!!" being thrown out there to our athletes either along the flat down the main street, or running back along the waterfront. After 4 hours of suffering, it really does go a long way!
Congratulations to all of our ITC athletes who participated, with some incredible results achieved! Some notable ITC member performances included:

ULTIMATE - Triathlon Australia Long Course National Championships / NSW State Long Course Championships
Ben Bell - 1st AG, 2nd Amateur, National / NSW Champion! 
James Alexander - 4th AG, 10th Amateur, NSW Champion!
Dave Raymond - 2nd AG

Kye Robinson - 4th AG
Erin Hargrave - 1st AG, 5th Female Overall!
Kate Arbor - 2nd AG
Phillip Parle - 4th AG
Narelle Talbot - 4th AG
MItch Blackbourn - 1st Overall! 
Alexis Bell - 2nd Female Overall! 2nd AG
Skye Bell - 3rd AG
Elite Energy Tri The Gong
A year's delay and Tri the Gong was back last weekend bringing racing back to the heart of the Illawarra. A big ITC contingent were out amongst the SOLD OUT field over multiple events, with stand out performances below:
Mitchell Blackbourn - 1st Overall!
Montana Doubell - 1st Overall!
Alexis Bell - 2nd Overall, AG 1st
Skye Bell - 3rd Overall, AG 2nd
Ella Fennell - 5th Overall, AG 3rd
Erin Hargrave - 3rd Overall! AG 1st
Kate Arber - AG 1st
SIle Crowe - AG 3rd
Lauren Myers - AG 3rd
Bill Lovegrove - AG1st
Eric Vickery - AG 1st
Alex Pozzer - AG 1st
Kye Robinson - AG 2nd
Courtney Danyi - AG 2nd
Debbie Heap - AG 2nd
Steve Newman - AG 4th
NSW RASi Academy Games
The next wave of talent was out in force over the past weekend in the Hunter Valley at the NSW Regional Academies of Sport (RASi) Academy Games, which gathers young athletes from NSW's 5 regional academies, plus the Rest of State Academy (ROSTA), annually. 
Our ITC Youth and Junior athletes, competing as part of Illawarra Academy of Sport, showed just how strong the next-gen is from the 'Gong, achieving some incredible results over the 2 days of competition - every A final had an ITC member competing! Stand out performances include:
Montana Doubell - 1st Youth A Final, 3rd Youth National Titles! Well done!
Mitchell Blackbourn - 1st, Junior A Final!
Team IAS  - 3rd, Youth Mixed Team Relay
We haven't had a large amount of feedback from ITC members on the representing the Club up at the Triathlon NSW State Club Championships in the lead up to this year's event.
If you are planning on competing, good luck, and please shoot an email to so we can gauge numbers and interest in this event, and see if we can drum up a bigger ITC team attending.
Club Uniforms
We have a number of ITC triathlon uniforms still available from our last merch batch
  • 1 x Womens Endurance 2 piece tri suit - S = $85.00
  • 1 x Womens Endurance 1 piece tri suit - L = $75.00
  • 1 x Mens Endurance 2 piece tri suit - M = $85.00
  • 1 x Mens Endurance 1 piece tri suit - S = $75.00
  • 2 x Mens Endurance 1 piece tri suit - M = $75.00
  • 1 x Mens Endurance tri speed suit - L = $145.00
Examples of the suits can be viewed on the clubs web site under Members and then Uniforms
Contact is Doug Simpson at
ITC Committee
There a still a number of positions vacant, so if you'd like to become involved with the Club's Committee drop a line to or We are SURE James would like to lose a few of the hats he's juggling!

Jye Cajar President
James Alexander Vice President
Gavin Campbell Secretary
Alessandro Ioppolo Treasurer
Des Comer Marshall Coordinator
Doug Simpson Public Officer
Ross Schuback Seniors Race Director
Shannon Mulder Infection Controller
Rob Barber
Doug Simpson
Race Day Set Up
James Alexander Timing Officer
(Vacant) Juniors Director
James Alexander Registrations Officer
James Alexander Website & Communications Officers

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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


Race Calendar

What's coming up to look forward to?
Don’t forget, ITC members get discounted entry for all ITC Club races. 

Tri NSW Interclub Series race
Triathlon Australia Age Group World Championships Qualifying race
ITC Pointscore participation point earning race
  ITC race/event
We have a COVID Safe Plan in place, to keep us all safe.
Stay informed on all things COVID Safe by visiting the latest updates by NSW Health.
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