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It's AGM time!
This year we are holding the AGM after our first winter duathlon on Sunday 30th May, 8:45am at McInherney Park.
We'll be keeping it short and sweet, aiming to no more than 20-30mins. In order to do this, a number of reports will be emailed to all members in advance of the meeting.
A few things to note:
* Refreshments will be provided.
* All roles within the club committee are declared vacant at the AGM (to function the club depends on its volunteers to coordinate races, training, social events, finances, communication, etc)
* No particular skills or experience needed in many roles and some are quite small and not demanding.
* You can see an overview of the roles here
* Please send any questions send to the club email address: email@example.com prior to the AGM.
We would love members with new ideas, and an interest in having a great club, join the committee to help enhance what the club can offer members.
If you can’t commit to holding a specific role, please consider joining as an Ordinary Committee member and attend and help out as you can.
Keep your eyes out for further info in your inbox as the AGM approaches.
Thanks and see you on the 30th.
We are pleased to announce we will be holding the Port Macquarie Triathlon Club 2020 AGM on Monday 21st September.
All positions on the executive are open for nomination on the night, as are positions in the various sub-committees including the race committee, duty/safety roles, and social committee. We'd love to see you there to help support our Club and continue our proud tradition of running triathlon events in the Port Macquarie Hastings region.
Given the current covid-related restrictions on meetings and numbers for public gatherings, please contact Club President, Andrew Lister on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0406 316 228 for venue details and Zoom conference meeting instructions.
This Sunday is our first opportunity to run a local Club event in a while with Race 1 of our annual winter Duathlon Series @7.30am at McInherney Park.
Yes there will be some changes to how the event is run, however we're all happy to be back racing and hope that you'll join us and behave responsibly. There'll be a specific covid-19 sign-in for all competitors and spectators who attend. And naturally, people should not attend if they feel unwell or in the last 14 days have been to Victoria or the parts of Sydney that have been identified as covid hot-spots.
On the day, hand sanitisers will be available, gloves will also be available for volunteers, there will be minimum bike-rack spacing, and sadly no post-event refreshments or get-together. However we can all still go back to SeaSalt afterwards (complying with their own covid-19 seating rules) so we can brag about how great we were to drag our winter-bodies around the old McInherney course.
The race format will feature a 2.5km run, an 18km ride, and 2.5km run to finish, with a short course option of 1.5km run, 9km ride, and 1.5km run. We also offer our fun social grade option where you can essentially make up your own distances!
We also offer an opportunity for the kids to race on our course, with a 500m run, 6km bike & 1.5km run. Their race will start 15 minutes before the seniors. Just note that kids must be 10yrs old to race.
Race rego is from 6.45am-7.15am with the juniors getting underway straight after. Seniors will be starting at 7.30am.
Current members keen to compete are required to re-new their annual membership at the new rate of $30 for the season ($15 for juniors!). However, any of your training mates & non-members can also race at a $10 entry fee which can be paid on the morning of the race.
So obviously it’s been a long while since we’ve been in touch. It seems that covid-19 has disrupted every corner of our lives, and that includes our training habits and social release we get with the sport of triathlon.
For current TA members, you’d have received various updates from the national &/or state body over the past few weeks. One of which has been an indication that formal race sanctioning is likely to be re-issued for races & events from the 1st July. For us, that means our previously approved Duathlons for the end of July & August can potentially proceed, and we are planning on that occurring.
Our duathlons will thus just comprise a 2-race series this year. But given the circumstances all national sports were facing only a few weeks ago, we’ll just be glad to be back at our McInherney course.
As per previous seasons, we’ll encourage any non-members to race our duathlons with a $10 entry fee per race. But more excitingly, we’re hoping we can even encourage them to sign up as full members altogether.
In that regard, the committee has made the decision to drastically reduce our annual membership fees for next season. This has been done in recognition of the particularly disappointing season we had in 2019/20, the sponsorship dollars we received and which were only partially used, and the desire to encourage people back into organised sport.
To that end, PMTC club fees for season 2020/21 are:
For those who’ve already renewed for season 2020/21 and have paid at last season’s fees, just email us here and we’ll arrange a reimbursement.
While TriNSW membership still needs to be taken out with your club membership, we can also advise that TA have endorsed a 5% reduction in your state-based TriNSW membership fees. This is obviously a very minor reduction, and in recognition of that and the potential financial hardships many have faced during the start of 2020, TriNSW are encouraging anyone with genuine cases of financial stress to contact them directly to discuss a partial subsidy on their TriNSW membership fees. These requests will all be dealt with in strictest confidence, and won’t be recorded by PMTC in any way.
As we'd already experienced, we've had a bit of a funny old season this year. We've had race cancellations, post-ponements, a couple of accidents, severe smoke haze, localised flooding, and now we're all dealing with the impacts of a global pandemic in our own backyard. With the recent cancellation of IM/70.3, it perhaps comes as no surprise that Triathlon Australia has cancelled all other events up until 30th April in light of the COVID-19 situation. That cancellation now also includes any community or Club events which required sanctioning by the governing body - so yes, all our remaining Club races up to 30th April have been cancelled by TA as well.
We're sorry to pass on the news that we will very unlikely be racing our PMTC club races again for season 2019/20. While we do have Race 10 set down for the 17th May and Club Champs is then scheduled for the weekend after, we're not anticipating that either of these events will be going ahead at this stage. We can certainly be optimistic of a faster turn-around, or some positive results from this social distancing which may allow TA to review their strategy after 30th April, and we'll certainly keep you advised of any developments.
Sunday, the 15th of March is our Long Run Triathlon & Graded Race # 8 - Thanks for our friends at Principle Project Management
Long Course: 600m/18km/7.5
Short Course: 300m/9km/2.5km
Junior Course: 25m/6km/1km
There is also a social grade where participants can do as little or as much as they like.
Race rego is from 6.15am-6.45am with the juniors getting underway straight after. Seniors will be starting at 7.00am.
Hang around afterwards and enjoy the delicious breakfast presented by our amazing social committee!
Conditions were a bit rainy, which kept the numbers down a little for Race 7, generously sponsored by Elders Real Estate - thanks crew!
Special thanks once again to all our volunteers - and how good has Bec's catering been for our Club races this season!? We're getting spoilt every single race - thanks Bec
Corrected results from yesterday's fantastic turn out for Peter Clarke's Healthier You Graded Race are attached below.
Thank you to all our volunteers and first-timers who joined us today.
And how good was the breakfast spread put on by Bec Mendez! Bec just keeps setting the bar higher and higher at every event - keep an eye out for what she has planned for our Pink Tri coming soon
Only the brave attended tonight’s aquathon... The water temp was warm, the evening air muggy and the sandflies were in fine form.
For those who couldn’t make it, you missed some extraordinary racing from our first timers tonight. As expected, our regulars were also in fine form.
A huge thank you to all our volunteers; many hands make light work and the burden is less when we all share the load.
And finally, good luck to all our female members attending this weekend’s Women’s Only Triathlon in Forster. Race well ladies!