It is always a treat to see people crossing the line with that glint of achievement in their eyes; and some of you with enough left in the tank for a huge smile.
Especially satisfying at this event was the number of first-timers. And a great turn out of a club regulars. 69 individuals and 5 teams participating on the day. Tannum is a gem of a venue, but the participants make the event.
Triathlon is back on the calendar and Fitzroy Frogs is keen to keep forging forwards and giving CQ some fun stuff to do.
Local club activities will again centre on Emu Park with a target of 4 events plus the Australia Day swim and Tannum Sands, which we will visit twice – it is always great to catch some time at Tannum.
We have also announced an October event at Great Keppel Island, which is already taking bookings and will be a great weekend. Have a look at the GKI event page, chat to your friends and get to Keppel for some swimming, running and random fun on a tropical island.
We are also investigating a “Dirty-tri” at Mt Morgan dam in April. If you have never visited Dam No7, you are in for a pleasant surprise. What’s a “Dirty-tri”? – dam swim, mountain bikes and trail running. Stay tuned, we’re working on this one but it’s well worth the effort.
Kids, kids, kids – wherever possible we will include something in our event program for the kids. What we do need however is a few mums and dads to drive the cause and tell us what they want. Aquathlons are relatively easy to put together so if there is a demand, lets do it. Junior tri events are a little more difficult to arrange, but the club is keen, so please speak up.
And we have to get one or two under 12 duathlons into our calendar. The smiles on the little faces are priceless.
Finally, we are open to your comments, ideas and support. At the end of the day, this is not about us as individuals, its about creating opportunities within our community where we can all share and enjoy what our sport and beautiful environment have to offer. We all have a part to play.