Regrettably we have had to confirm cancellation of the last race therefore bringing the series to a close.
I will announce series winners within a month.
I hope to have extra races next summer to make up for the races lost in the last two season.
Thanks so much to all our helpers and to all the participants who enjoy the races
Hi all , i have established a Facebook group which will allow members to contribute and update the world on how you went in races all over the world. Assist with updates on your training and update people on events that are coming up.
I have struggled to keep up with everyone and their progress and felt that this may be of assistance.
Please use wisely, become a member and spread the word
Unfortunately there is a double booking for the resort on the date of our last race, April 6.
This means that we have to reschedule or cancel this race. I am currently working on this.
However we may have to cancel the last race.
Good luck to all those heading to Mooloolaba.
As usual we will have a small ride and coffee run on Saturday. Will leave the surf club at 6.30 am
Safe drive and I hope you meet your goals
It is unfortunate that we have to call off this weekend’s race.
While the rains are predicted to clear, the winds are still expected to be within 25-30kph. This would make the bike dangerous.
The decision was made today due to logistics regarding people travelling , the resort ordering food and many other smaller factors.
I am sorry for the inconvenience, we need to err on the side of safety.
With the low off the in the North of the state there is uncertainty of the race this Sunday proceeding.
I have attached the weather forecast for the state applicable to this Saturday, bearing in mid that this is very likely to change….
Saturday until Monday
There is considerable uncertainty in the forecast for the outlook period which depends greatly on the development and movement of the monsoon low. At this stage, scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely to persist across northern parts, and possibly through central parts of the state, with possible thundery rain areas. Much of the southern half of the state should remain mostly fine, although showers may continue about the east coast in the onshore flow.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.
Should conditions continue as they currently are we will make a decision regarding racing at 4 pm on Saturday Afternoon. Should the winds subside but the seas stay rough we will run a duathlon.
Sensational day in Tannum Sands today and I must say the weather gods turned it on for us.
Great job by the organising crew and the race went ahead without a hitch.
Over 200 (which included teams) started and all but a couple finished…thankfully all finished the swim.
What did we learn?
• Ben Wreide won his third race on the home course and in doing so had the fastest time ever.
• Old Man Lawton still goes alright
• Jesse Madsen is quicker than her uncle
• Matt Jenkin from M1 cycles is sensational for giving another Treck bike away again this year
• 73 women competed in the long and short triathlons
• 78 people did the shortcourse
• Izzy Chisholm is the fastest in her family
• Kathryn Austin and Mitchell Earl came first, second, third and last in their events.
• klaas Banga is a sensational name
• Asher Roby has another race under his belt
• Mason Hebbart was nearly finished before he started
Again thasnks to everyone and as usual if there is a mistake in results sorry and let me know.
Well it is nearly time for the annual Boyne Smelters Tannum tri.
Due to the large numbers that enter and the complexities of road management we need to keep the numbers at 200 people so that is why we asked everyone to enter for this race online even if they have raced prior Yeppoon Races this year.
We hit that number fairly quickly so I am sorry we can not take anymore entries.
So those who have raced previously this season and didn’t enter in time I am sorry but you will not be allowed to race. We have to ensure we stick to our numbers for safety and management reasons.
For those who are racing, the race will commence at 7 am sharp with Registration opening at 6 am.
If you have raced previously this season who MUST bring your number and you must line up to be checked off and pay your nomination.
Those who are racing for the first time this season, please ensure you have your membership form and we will allocate a number for you.
Cross your fingers for good weather and safe racing
I have just opened up entries for the Tannum Sands triathlon. All entries must be made via the on-line entry system – there will be no entries allowed on the day. The event will be capped at 220 participants.
Update 2/12/13: … and we have our 220 participants! No more entries will be accepted. B