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
Race 2 of the Tuckers Cycle Inn series was raced in perfect conditions so a great thank you to Mother Nature.
What did we learn this week?
- It’s one all between Ronan Turley and Liam Smith this season in our local races.
- Ronan Turley picks up his first long course win, following in his older Brother’s footsteps
- 132 greeted the starter and thankfully 132 greeted the judge.
- Our furthest travelled was from Phillip IslandVictoria
- Our Closest was Jarman street Yeppoon, looking at him he should ride from Phillip Island to trim up
- Smith Twins are slippery, Great win by Jaq and a good race by Liam.
- Third placegetter in the Men’s long course Stephen Stone is a man of few words but big talent.
- Rob Greene 1, His brother Anthony and George Cowan Nil
- Welcome back Natalie Koehler, solid second first up.
- And Well done Alice Bowden on your third and the fact that I mucked up your name
- Happy 18th Tory….hope you didn’t mind the limelight
- Great job by Anthony Spyve and all those involved with the schoolkids.
- 29 females raced the short course tri…Sensational stuff !!!!!!
- Amy , we still have to raise your seat, and lets get JT off the couch to have a go
- Well done Louisa Crowther great job on your time….considering that you didn’t even race ….so if your name isn’t there I bet you did the same time as Louisa’s shadow.
- Sensational effort by Wreide……Jon not Ben….I think Ben was washing his hair today. Ben has always dodged his father in racing knowing that the VERY OLD MAN had it over him. …Don’t worry Jon, Brian McLeod used to avoid me as well.
- Speaking of Macca great to see you there.
- And last but not least….well he was !!!!! Asher Roby. Great stuff by the big man, he just kept going and completed the course. His effort was indicative of our Participation over result J
- Race results here
- Registrations for Tannum are online today 220 entries limit and all need to be online….NO TURN UP ON DAY SORRY
There are a few storms around, however the come and go fairly quickly. We will assess the conditions tomorrow and make a call by race start.
As usual we will be guided by the lifesavers on water conditions.
We STILL NEED two people to assist as traffic wardens, we can not race if we do not have these.
I have attached the weather forecast for tomorrow courtesy of the Elders weather site. Sounds like morning will be good, just don’t be out all day
“”"”Cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms, becoming widespread with areas of rain from the early afternoon. Winds N 15 to 20 km/h turning NE in the early afternoon.”"”"