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Chris Southwell has finished first in his age group at the Falls Creek Australian Long Course Triathlon championships on Saturday, 11 February 2012.  Well done Chris - an awesome result!

Congratulations to both Glenn Cochrane (6th in 50-59 age group) and Matt Miller (27th in 40-49 age group) for their outstanding performance in the Challenge Wanaka Triathlon on 22 January 2012 in what were tough conditions.

Cairns 70.3 and Ironman results

Following a week of fairly wet weather, Cairns turned on a fabulous sunny race day.  The 70.3 kicked off just before 7 am in the not so clear waters of Cairns Harbour (it had been swept for crocs and sharks!!!!). Congratulations and fabulous results from to Club finishers:

Paul Donoghue 6:45
Jen Henville 5:08 (1st in age group)
Kath McTaggart 6:14
Cheryl Parnham 6:31 (3rd in age group)
Karen Parnham 6:51

The Ironman group followed into the water about 20 minutes later and after a rough and tumble swim, headed out along the road to Port Douglas with some of the most fabulous scenery along the coastline and finally a run through the cane fields, along the highway and back home to Cairns.  Congratulations to our fabulous finishers ...

Chris Southwell 9:35 (1st in age group and Hawaii Ironman qualifier)
Kerri Small 13:50
Kim Tudjman 13:57
Steve Tudjman 15:55 (that was his 3rd Ironman race in just over 4 months and 17th Ironman - awesome effort)

Anyone thinking of heading up to Cairns next year to tackle one of the two events, we would all encourage you to do it ...the scenery on the ride is worth it.

Port Macquarie Ironman - Sunday 6 May

Engadine Tri Club had a stellar field in the Port Macquarie Ironman race held this weekend just gone ... 10 awesome finishers.  Many of you would already know the results having spent most of the day tracking how everyone was going.  Here are the results:

Michelle Cochrane            11.54 (Michelle placed 4th in her age group)
Jason Cain                        9.53
Glenn Cochrane                12.18
Pete McDonnell                12.41
Bob (Poppy Bob) Meers    11.41
Matt Miller                        11.19
Ben Sadlier                       12.32
Chris Southwell                10.22
Steve Tudjman                  14.42
Mark Warzuger                  11.11

This year Engadine Tri Club joined forces with Cronulla Tri Club to form Team TOSS (Triathletes of Sutherland Shire) with the goal of challenging team PIS (Penrith Institute of Sport).  There is a trophy on offer and this will be awarded followsing the beer mile event ... I will post an update once the beer mile has been run and won!!!

It appears that team TOSS was robbed in the beer mile and PIS declared the winners even though the timing chips say it was a dead heat!

Club Championships at Forster - Saturday 28 April
Five ETC members headed up to Forster two weeks ago to participate in Club Championships; unfortunately Paul Donoghue was unable to swim due to injury but he completed his bike and run in great times.  The four members who were out amongst it at Forster included:

Leigh Gilbert         2.00
Laurel Rogers        2.07
Deb Clements        2.08
Kerri Small            2.17

On Saturday at Club Forster there was a great celebration with Balmoral Tri Club winning the overall pointscore.  Engadine Tri Club came in 7th out of 8 Clubs in our category.  The band and atmosphere was fantastic and there were a few sore heads the morning after!!

Relay for Life - 5 and 6 May at Sylvania Track
A big thank you to Greg Thompson for once again organising representation of Engadine Tri Club at the annual Relay for Life event held this last weeked.  Unfortunately due to a large representation of Club members heading to Port Macquarie the number of participants were down this year but those that did get out there included Greg, Neil Bartlett, Leigh Gilbert, Kim Tudjman, Ethan Tudjman and 9 or so of his mates, Justine, Lili,  Jean and Miri Maroney (apologies if I have missed anyone).  We did however manage to keep our team on the track for the full 24 hours and its seems they completed over 350 laps which is a great distance.  The final fund raising tally is yet to be provided but if anyone is still interested in making a donation to this fabulous cause, please contact Greg Thompson 0408 274 443 to arrange.

Final Club Triathlon Race
Congratulations to Bob Meers and Rachel Kennedy for winning the male and female seniors race and Nicholas Middleton and Miri Maroney for winning the male and female juniors (overall).  Thanks to our wonderful sponsors Maroney Swim Team (pool entry fees), Interdependent Motor Auctions (sponsor juniors' race fees), Endeavour Cycles and SouthSide Runners for vouchers for the raffle.  The winners of the vouchers were Michelle Cochrane, Lili Maroney, Paul Weppler and Matt Nealon.

All points from the six club races will be collated award the male and female Senior Club Point Score champions at our Club presentation night on SATURDAY, 28TH JULY at Engadine Bowling Club .... put this date in your diary

There will also be a junior presentation at Engadine Leisure Centre in early August with a date to be advised shortly.

Melbourne Ironman 2012
Congratulations to both Karen Malone and Steve Tudjman for a fantastic effort in Melbourne on 25th March - you both did an awesome job out there.

Chris Southwell competed in the Falls Creek Long Course Championships last weekend and finished first in his age group ... another fantastic win for super run coach Chris.

Both Glenn Cochrane and Matt Miller finished the tough Challenge Wanaka in January with great times and big smiles - congratulations to both these fine young men!!

Congratulations to all club members that competed in Kurnell Sprint Race on 12th February - notable finishes include Mick Maroney - 2nd overall and 1st in age group, Steve McKay - 3rd in age group and Katherine Morris - 3rd in age group.

AGM 2011
This year's AGM was held at Engadine Bowling Club on Saturday, 20 August 2011 after a social afternoon of Barefoot Bowling.  Congratulations to the victorious teams of "Chicks" and "Purple".  Thank you to Peter for helping us with the Barefoot Bowling .... your coaching certainly made sure that the bowls ended up at the right end of the green.  Also thank you to Engadine Bowling Club for your ongoing support to our Club.

The formal part of the Annual General Meeting included the minutes of the prevous meeting being adopted, the financial statements received, acceptance of changes to the Club Constitution and dissolution of the current Committee.

Elections were held for all Committee positions and many of the previous members stood for re-election with several other members joining the Committee:

President - Debbie Clements
Secretary - Kerri Small
Treasurer - Greg Thompson
Membership & Uniforms - Matt Nealon
Race Director - Stephen Tudjman
Training Co-ordinator - Leigh Gilbert
General Members - Michelle Cochrane and Matt Miller

Welcome to our 2011/12 Committee and great to see you all on board.

Two new Engadine Tri Club Life Members were also agreed by the members - Stephen Tudjman and Leigh Gilbert.  Both will be formally recognised at the presentation night in 2012.

Mickey Campbell came along and shared his experience of competing in the Race Across America and held the room spellbound with his story.  Lots of questions were thrown at Mickey from the group.  It was fantastic to hear the culmination of all the training he spoke to us about at the Presentation Night and we all offer Mickey and his support crew a big congratulations.  Also thank you to Mickey for being so generous with his time.


Chloe is one of our up and coming Junior triathletes that we have watched improve and develop into a skilled athlete.  Chloe has been selected on the NSW development squad and we will bee keenly interested in seeing her growth and improvement in the sport of triathlon.  On behalf of the Club ... well done Chloe!


Mick competed in and won the 45-49 male 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Grand Final in Beijing with a blistering time of 1:07:47. Our congratulations go out to you Mick.

ETC Presentation Night - Saturday 28th May

Well, its been and gone - the ETC Presentation night was, based on the feedback I have received so far, a great success.  There were many prizes, speeches and awards given and here are the results of the awards:

Female Triathlete of the Year    Kath Morris    )    Congratulations to both - a great effort over the last
Male Triathlete of the Year        Liam Rapley   )    triathlon season

Go 'till you blow                       Steve Mackay for his fabulous and very public withdrawal at NZ Ironman

Blue Ribbon Female                 Leigh Gilbert
Blue Ribbon Male                     Stephen Tudjman

The Goat (best improved time up Waterfall hill)    Chris Southwell (very lucky to have such a prestigious award)

Lane 9 - sponsored by Maroney Swim Team       Cheryl Parnham

Lucky door prizes were provided by:

Endeavour Cycles

Maroney Swim Team

Parkside Physio

Craig Alexander and his sponsors

Pat & Kath Morris

Special members only raffle was drawn on the night only for those attending the presentation night and the prize included:

Accommodation on Hamilton Island, entry to the Hamilton Island Triathlon and Ocean Swim - and the winner was the woman with the bootleg (cryptic I know for those of you that weren't there) - Karen Malone (congratulations).  Thanks to Kath Morris for organising and Hamilton Island for their very generous prize.  Anyone interested in participating in the upcoming Hamilton Island Triathlon with Karen & Mark, Kath & Pat should go the website at

Our fabulous and truly inspiring guest speaker was the man in the kilt (and yes it was true!!) Micky Campbell.  Mickey shared stories of his many events and spoke about his amazing upcoming Race Across America (RAAM) starting in a couple of weeks - he is a mad Scots/Australian!!  Mickey started his illustrious career at the age of 6 once he escaped being tied up by his mother (true) and he was riding 10km or more at that young age, so that really set him up for the long distances he has done in the past and will continue to do in the future.  Micky is raising funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and raised $620 at the presentation night with ETC contributing $400.  Anyone interested in going to Micky's next fund raiser it is next Friday evening, 3rd June at Penshurst Hotel from 7pm or go to America and make your donation.  We have invited Micky to come back and tell us about the Race Across America event in July at one of our upcoming social functions.

And, now for some big thanks yous:

Thank you to Engadine Bowling Club and the staff who made the night so effortless and fantastic - the food was great, the service was great and eveything ran smoothly.

Thank you to the fabulous Club Committee who bought it all together and made the night happen.

Thanks as always to Matt McEwan for his wonderful MCing on the night - I was particularly impressed with the hot pink shirt Matt wore this year.  And as always he managed to get people to open up and talk about their accomplishments.

We will be positing some photos from the evening on a linked website so keep an eye out for the link and the photos.

Finally, a couple of social events coming up in the next three months - dates will be posted shortly

wine tasting night - June

drinks and dinner - July

barefoot bowling and AGM - August

Thanks all for coming along - it was great to see so many people on the night




Congratulations to Neil Armstrong for completing the Fitzroy Falls Marathon this weekend.  A challenging but very scenic course ... he did an awesome job of it.  For anyone interested in this event for 2011, follow this link

Andrew Beddie is competed the 12th Annual 24 World Solo 24hr Mountain Bike Championships.

Finally, Ford Hawaiian Ironman 2010 is done and dusted for another year and the winner this year is Chris McCormick with the first woman home Mirinda Cafrae.

Exciting challenge .... Hell of the West Triathlon

Do you love head winds, high temperatures and hot racing .... then this is the triathlon for you! 

Inaugural Coastal Classic Run - Saturday 25 September

Imagine deciding that it would be a good idea to run up and down the Honeymoon steps lots and lots and lots of times but with the added bonus of a view and that gives you a tiny insight into what it was like doing parts of the inaugural Coastal Classic run from Otford to Bundeena.    On Saturday 25 September 12 Engadine Tri Club members lined up with 250 of their closest buddies to start and finish the trail run of 29.5 kms of pretty punishing terrain with some of the most awesome views around.

The trail ranged from steep uphill rocky steps, to metal grated raised paths, to narrow heath-land scrub, to the palm valley, to soft sandy beaches, to rocky sections and much more.  But stopping for a moment to admire the view of the rugged coast line ... now that was worth it.  Many fell (more than once) on the uneven ground and the trip hazards - but the greatest fear of some of the team was not realised ..... Deb The Secretary managed to stay upright!!

Along the way there were three aid stations being run by some of the most helpful people you would want to meet including Sam & Corrie Rowlands at Garie and Kerri Small at Watamolla (she had sunscreen and ice cold drinks).

Also a big thank you to our loyal band of supporters who cheered us across the finish line.

All ETC members finished the event including Steve McKay who was first in his age group, Jenny Henville the third woman home and first in her age group and Jason Cain finishing 12th overall.

If you think this is an event you'd wouldn't mind having a go at next year ... have a chat to some of the members about what 'might' help you finish.

For full results of the finishing times go to  'Results' under "Club Info'.

Forster Triathlon Festival 18 and 19 September 2010

The Forster Triathlon Festival saw a massive turn out for ETC members with 22 of the shires best battling it out in the spiritual home of triathlon in Australia. ETC had members racing the miniman, the sprint, the Olympic, the 1000m ocean swim and the 5km fun run. Along with the athletes there was a very strong and impressively vocal support crew on hand to cheer everyone on.

The water temperature was just a whisker above 17 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday, so it was wetsuits all around. What the water lacked in warmth it made up in clarity. One member was over heard saying that looking at all those fish on the swim made him hungry!! And the good news was that there was no 3 metre swells!  The bike course was relatively flat, and with the sprint having 3 laps and the Olympic having 2 laps, it meant that the cyclists were given plenty of cheers from spectators.  Michael Wills needs a special mention for his supersonic cheering voice!! The run course was relatively flat with 2 hills - the last hill was cruel as it was just before you entered the finish shute!

The 1000m swim was originally non-wetsuit, however due to the water temperature it became wetsuit optional.  Although a few brave individuals did brave it in their smugglers!!

The weather on both Saturday and Sunday were ideal for racing - with such a large ETC contingency it made for a lot of cheering, and with such a great course all competitors appeared to have a great time. We also had quite a few podium finishers:

Mick Maroney - 2nd in the ocean swim and 1st in his age group in the sprint
Glenn Cochrane - 3rd in his age group in the sprint 
Lauren Fitzgerald - 1st in her age group in the Olympic
Liam Rapley - 2nd in his age group in the sprint 
Anthony Parker - 1st in his age group in the Olympic
Corrie Rowlands - 2nd in his age group in the Olympic

For full race results go to ‘Results’ under Club Info tab.

And who can forget Neil Armstrong - 2nd in his age group in the 5km fun run (there was no podium or medal, but we can't take 2nd place away from him!!)

In 2 months time there will be an announcement about the 'largest triathlon festival in Australia' being held in Forster next year in October - who knows what this will be, but for someone who has never raced in Forster before, I will certainly be returning!!

Jennie Armstrong
(The First Lady)

Presentation Night - Saturday 7 August 2010

The evening of Saturday, 7 August was cool and breezy outside and anything but inside the Anzac Oval Hall … the venue for Engadine Triathlon Club’s night of nights.  A stellar line up came along to celebrate the end of the 2009/2010 triathlon season and to welcome in the new season .

Working behind the scenes to ensure the venue was decorated and set up in time and all was ready, were a number of people including Justine Maroney, Greg Thompson, Donna Lloyd, Gemma Lloyd, Darren Lydom and his very cute little boy James, Sam & Corrie Rowlands, Leigh Gilbert, John Beattie, Neil Armstrong and Matt McEwan.

Catering was supplied by Freshwater Café at Engadine Leisure Centre and Charles provided a fantastic range of food with people going for seconds, thirds and I think I even saw someone heading for a fourth serving.  The highlight was Steve McKay and his love of profiteroles …. its all part of his training regime, of course!

Matt McEwan  MC’d the night, resplendent in his powder blue safari suit and kicking off the event with a photo presentation of Club members participating in a variety of events (yours truly was quite the star!) and it was great to see our members in action.

Neil Armstrong, Club President welcomed all with a joke (for those that still don’t get it … send me an email!) and words of congratulations and encouragement, followed by the launch of the new look of ETC’s website.  Steve Tudjman, Triathlon NSW President gave the shortest and sweetest speech I have ever known him to give and it was warmly received by the crowd.

After dinner, the business side of the night began with awarding of the Club prizes by John Beattie and Trent Wood, Southside Runners.  The majority of the awards at this point went to our very own Ms Engadine … Leigh Gilbert who took out the Dollar Challenge, Blue Ribbon (female) and numerous other results which will be available on the web.  Neil Armstrong took out the Blue Ribbon (male) prize, with Anthony Parker winning the Go Till You Blow award and Chris Nobes receiving two awards – the Lane 9 and the very coveted Goat.  Sam Rowlands received the female Lane 9 award and Sam and Corrie Rowlands won the combined team Aquathon relay.  Laurel Rodgers and Leigh won the female aquathon relay.  

Michelle Cochrane and Chris Southwell were crowned for their achievement of completing the Hawiian Ironman 2010.

Mick Maroney introduced and interviewed a fantastic guest speaker, Trent Chapman, who inspired and encouraged us with his view on training, getting balance in your life and approach to triathlons.  Here’s a link to “first off the” if you want to know a bit more about Trent

Presentation of the big awards then were made with Mick Maroney awarding:

Jenny Henville taking out the Female Triathlete of the Year for the third consecutive year.  Jenny’s achievements were truly outstanding given she has four young children, works and manages all the other parts of her life.  Unfortunately Jenny was ill and unable to attend the night so Karen Crighton accepted the award on Jenny’s behalf.

Anthony Parker won the Male Triathlete of the Year.  Mick interviewed Anthony about his approach to training and probably the biggest reveal was when he first learnt to swim (not that long ago) Anthony didn’t realise you had to breath whilst you swim … for anyone who has seen him swim now, you wouldn’t know it! 

John Beattie presented the second only Life Member award to Greg Thompson who has been Club Treasurer since end of 1999 and has been a member of the Club since 1998.  Greg was very surprised and absolutely delighted to receive this recognition.

The final award of the night went to Mick Maroney, Outstanding Achievement for his many achievements and support of the sport of triathlon including winning of the sprint triathlon in his 40-44 years age division at the ITU World Championships on the Gold Coast and the world aquathlon (run-swim-run) title.   Matt interviewed Mick about his achievements and his desire to compete in an Ironman event … one day in the future some time maybe – Justine ably assisted in this part of the interview!

With the formal part of the evening concluded the band started up and the revelry started.  As the night wore on and people began making their way home all Club members took home a member starter pack which included a choice of a cap or visor, Club water bottle,  a Parkside (where’s Bluey) water bottle and stubby holder, Trishave cream and for some lucky members a surprise piece of club gear.

Throughout the night Kerri Small took photos and they are available on the Engadine Facebook site for your enjoyment.

That’s a wrap of the night … I just want to put a big thank you out there to all of the Committee members involved in making it a great night, to Justine Maroney for her involvement and enthusiasm in supporting the Committee, to Donna Lloyd for her assistance with the set up and to all those members able to come along – we hope you enjoyed the night.

Deb The Secretary 

World Championships 2009



We have another world champion and his name is Maroney. 

Engadine Tri Club legend Mick Maroney claimed two age group world championships in the 40–44 age group on the Gold Coast last week. His first was in the World Aquathon Championships and his second was in the World Sprint Triathlon Championships on Sunday September 13, 2009. In a pleasing twist of fate for Maroney, the Head Swim Coach of the Maroney Swim Team at Engadine Leisure Centre, where a who’s who of local triathletes train, he achieved his second world championship on his birthday. 

Fellow club legend Jenny Henville fell short by 35 seconds on claiming a World Sprint Triathlon Championship having to settle for second place in an outstanding effort in the female 45–49 age group. She also blitzed the Aquathon with a similar result. Well done Jenny. 

Corrie Rowlands also achieved a top ten placing coming 8th in the 30-34 age group. 

Fellow club members Hayden Gage, Liam Rapley, George Mifsud and Peter Rox also competed proudly representing their respective countries. 

Further to these outstanding efforts, it is not over for Engadine Tri Club yet with Anthony Parker off to the World Long Course Triathlon Championships in Perth and club stalwarts Chris Southwell and Michelle Cochrane of to the famed World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii next month. 

We have another world champion and his name is Maroney. 

Engadine Tri Club legend Mick Maroney claimed two age group world championships in the 40–44 age group on the Gold Coast last week. His first was in the World Aquathon Championships and his second was in the World Sprint Triathlon Championships on Sunday September 13, 2009. In a pleasing twist of fate for Maroney, the Head Swim Coach of the Maroney Swim Team at Engadine Leisure Centre, where a who’s who of local triathletes train, he achieved his second world championship on his birthday. 

Fellow club legend Jenny Henville fell short by 35 seconds on claiming a World Sprint Triathlon Championship having to settle for second place in an outstanding effort in the female 45–49 age group. She also blitzed the Aquathon with a similar result. Well done Jenny. 

Corrie Rowlands also achieved a top ten placing coming 8th in the 30-34 age group. 

Fellow club members Hayden Gage, Liam Rapley, George Mifsud and Peter Rox also competed proudly representing their respective countries. 

Further to these outstanding efforts, it is not over for Engadine Tri Club yet with Anthony Parker off to the World Long Course Triathlon Championships in Perth and club stalwarts Chris Southwell and Michelle Cochrane of to the famed World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii next month. 

Club Gear

Neil will email individually all those people who have not picked up their club uniforms yet and they will be available for pick up at the club tri this Sunday. After this event all unclaimed uniforms will go back into the general pool for other members. New members please note we will have some uniform stuff available on the day so please let me know by return email what size you are and ill see what we have to offer. 

We must get exposure for our sponsors as much as possible this up coming season as they give us thousands of their hard earned dollars. 


Membership fees are now payable. $60 for renewing seniors, $70 for new seniors and $25 for juniors and $35 for new juniors. 

For those members wishing to renew their membership via credit card please use our new electronic registration system Otherwise you can direct debit. Details and membership forms at

Baby News

Congratulations to Kim and Kirk Barden who are the proud parents of a baby girl, Coco. Coco was born at 1.57 pm on Wednesday 8 July, weighing 2616 grams, 46cm long, head 33cms. A baby sister for Kaine. All are well. 


Congratulations to Mick Hurley and Anja who were recently married. Wishing you both a happy and loving life together.


Busselton Ironman December 2008

Mick Campbell



George Mifsud



Janna Christmas



Matt Miller



Debbie Clements



Sue O’Hara


3rd 40-44

Michelle Cochrane


2nd 45-49

Anthony Parker


6th 35-39 – 39th overall

Glenn Cochrane



Karen Parnham


6th 50-54

Anthony Corr



Benn Sadlier



Stefan Heinz



Kerri Small



Peter McDonnell



Chris Southwell


2nd 40-44

Karen Malone


5th 45-49

Mark Warzuger



2008 Junior Awards 

Junior Female Triathlete of the Year:


Emma Davidson

Junior Male Triathlete of the Year:


Liam Rapley

Most Improved:


Samantha Davidson

Well done to the winners and a special thanks to all the juniors for their contribution over the last 12 months. 

2008 Senior Awards

Female Triathlete of the Year :


Jenny Henville

Male Triathlete of the Year:


Mick Hurley

Club Champion:


Corrie Rowlands

Aquathon Teams Awards:


Leigh Gilbert & Karen Parnham
Rob and Mick Hurley
Jo Southwell and George Mifsud
John Beattie

Blue Ribbon:


Leigh Gilbert 
Steve Morris

Jason Aitken Go to you Blow:


Not awarded, no one worthy

Lane 9 Spiritual Home of Triathlon Award:


Kerrie Wilshire

Outstanding Performance on the Pub Run:


Stephen Tudjman


Busso Half – On the same day as club champs our serious artillery went over to Perth and had a dig at the Busso Half IM. Chris Stanton, on Jason Cain’s bike managed to get 9th outright in a time of 4:11 and a bit. Rob Hurley, also smashed the course up, getting 35th overall in a time of 4:23 and blowing the demons away. Well done guys and good to see you starting to come into some form for December’s club events. 

Six Foot Track Marathon – The toughest marathon in Australia – Katoomba to Jenolan caves, 45k of off road torture. To understand how tough this race is, only two people in the race beat 3hrs 30 minutes and only 17 people beat 4 hours. We had 3 folk go up the hill, Karen Malone, nailing it 6 hrs 28 minutes, Mark Warzuger smashing out a 5 hrs 32 minute effort and Mick Campbell toying with the Pluviometer coming in for 6hrs and 6 minutes. Well done folks and if Ironman isn’t enough for some of you folk, go speak to Karen, Mark or Mick about a day out in the mountains. Total respect for completing this event. 

Engadine goes International – laying the foundations for Chris Stantons impending visit to Ironman Japan, we had more members than you can poke a stick at go of to the Paris of the Sth Pacific, Nouvelle Calodonie and do the Noumea Olympic Distance Triathlon. They included Mick Hurley, Jo Southwell, Kim and Steve Tudjman. On top of that Janice Meers, Chris Southwell and Bob Southwell all won their age groups. There were also a heap of supporters over there so well done all and I think we may have a few extras do this next year. 

APRIL 12 2008

The big dance – we had four members go to Port Macquarie Ironman last weekend. John Hamerslag came out of retirement, overcoming a career ending injury to smash the toughest Ironman Course in Australia pumping out a 14:06:22. Well done, John. 

Slippery Morris, doing his third Ironman in 12 months, pb’ed the course. Like last year, where the marshalls forced him to do a 3rd lap of the swim which severely affected his time, he again had to overcome more adversity. This year, he was subjected to mechanical failure on his bike in the Bonnie Hills and rather than doing a Macca or Norman Stadler and walking of the course, he elected to push his bike for 28kms back into Port where he then went out and nailed the run, pumping out a very respectable 12:45:46. Well done, Steve. 

Stephen Tudjman, look, there is a lot of rumour and innuendo about Tudj’s performance at Ironman and the fact that he doesn’t train. Well that is just a myth and completely untrue. Tudj did train for Ironman this year, I know it as fact he did one session only, it was 3 weeks prior to the race where he swam 400mtrs, followed by a 2k run, followed by another 400mtr swim into a final 2k run. He then went and did Ironman nailing it in 15:52:56. And lets not forget what he picked up Monday night after Port, no, not what you’re all thinking, he picked up a Five Times Australian Ironman Finishers Medal. Well done Steve, sensational effort. 

Which leaves the man who has finished 4 Ironmans in 12 months, Matt Griffin who terrorized the course, treating the bike with utter contempt, coming home in 10:10:30. He was heard to cross the line saying “that was for pixie”. I don’t know what it meant, but you can do what you want when you do your 4th Ironman in a year, your slowest being 10:23 and you break 10 hours twice. Well done Matt. 

Lastly, thanks to all those members of the club that went up and supported the members going round, it was great to see you there and be part of the Ironman experience. We already have a quite a few members putting their hands up for IMWA in December and Port 09 so if you haven’t experienced IM, now’s the time. 

MARCH 1 2008

Ironman NZ was today and Matt Griffin went sub 10 for the second time since December in an IM, well done Matt. Also a big congratulations to Glenn and Michelle Cochrane, Paul Donoghue, his partner, Deb Clemments and Kerrie Small who all went round at IMNZ as well. It was a very windy and blowy race so congratulations to all for covering the distance in such conditions. 



DECEMBER 12 2007

IMWA – well done to our club members who went over there and most smashed PB’s over the distance with Matt Griffin crossing the line in Sub 10hrs. Everyone looked sensational crossing the line on ironmanlive including Ben Sadlier, Joel McMahon, Slip Morris, Pete McDonnell, Cam James and Mark Warzunger. A valiant effort for Darren Matthews who paid the price for the distance and had to withdraw mid race.

5 November 2007

Congratulations to Stephen Tudjman, Bob Meers, Anthony Corr and John Hammerslag for nailing the toughest Half Ironman in Australia at Port Macquarie on the weekend. Further congratulations to Elaine Bolton, Darren Matthews and Donna Lloyd on completing Australia’s most popular triathlon, Noosa. Congratulations to Liam Rapley who came second in the Sri Chinmoy 8km at Beatty Reserve who did a lightening 31:16.

29 October 2007

A big weekend of racing with the State Junior Series at Gunnedah and the Nowra Olympic and Miniman triathlons put on by . 

Whilst I don’t have the results of Gunnedah yet, I do have the results from Nowra. 

My unnamed sources have advised that Matt Harris commentated the race and said the new gear looked great and gave plenty of plugs to our sponsors and the club which was great to hear from those down there. 

Further to this, in the main event, we had Bob Meer’s win his age group and he now leads that age group in the Australian Olympic Distance Triathlon Series – he is currently the best in the land – well done Bob. 

First home from the club was Mick Hurley and many others set personal bests such as Turbo Tim, Parkside and Brownie, Sue Flynn and Kerrie Wilsher. Joel McMahon had his second DNF in a row but rumour has it, he has sought out the wise counsel of Slippery Morris to overcome the jinx. 

In the Miniman, the retro Andrew Wade tapered into the event by swimming 4k and doing the club run on Saturday to tear the event up and come 4th overall – well done Andrew. Big efforts were also had by Dave Skelton, Aaron Camp, Dave Hurley and Anje Kane. 

Congratulations to Chris Stanton on his performance at the IronMan World Chamionships in Kona, Hawaii. 

See Chris Stanton Finish

Triathlon Pink - Well done to those that competed with Emma and Samantha Davidson, Olivia Ludington and Amy Edwards putting on a fine performance.

14 October 2007

Congratulations to Chris Stanton on his performance at the IronMan World Chamionships in Kona, Hawaii. Chris had a split second decison to make 18 days ago whilst riding with Macca and Widoff and elected to go for the gravel rather than through a car when coming down a mountain in Colorado. Chris damaged his shoulder and hip real bad but still managed to compete today. 

Chris nutted out a 9:49:55, with 56:29 swim, 5:17:09 bike and a 3:36:13 run for 217th overall. 

In addition to this, Chris Stanton's performance was not alone today for ETC, rumour has it that Engadine Tri Club's own George Mifsud handed Macca the Australian flag that he crossed the line with.

11 October 2007

The Scody Australian Triathlon Club Teams Championship results are now up on the web site This is where little old Engadine came 4th in Australia. 

Scody Trystars Triathlon at Penrith was held the next day and our juniors blitzed it, with Emma and Samatha Davidson both winning their age groups and Jarrad Maroney coming in 3rd. Good to see the kids having a go. There is also a kids race coming up at Triathlon Pink in two weeks time and the first race of the State Junior Series is also at Gunnedah on 28/10/07.

8 October 2007

The Scody Australian Triathlon Club Teams Championship was held on the weekend at the Penrith Regatta Centre. Engadine Tri Club, being a small metropolitan Triathlon Club once again competed well above our weight and came fourth overall and was the highest placed Shire club (shameless dig). Also a sensational effort by BRATs in winning the event which should not go unnoted. 

To enter roughly 30 members in a total senior membership of around 80 people was an outstanding effort and its great to see our club supporting races and the race directors that put these events on. If we don’t enter the races, they won’t be there in the future so well done. The club results will be on the website shortly and I would strongly suggest this race will comprise part of our Triathlete of the Year Award with the strong membership numbers that competed. 

Check out the upcoming races on the Club web site, it would be great to see as many people as possible at the upcoming local races at Kurnell and Cronulla. 

And a special thanks to Andrew Wade for organising the teams for this and hopefully we will be back there next year with an even bigger show.

September 2007

ETC Tennis Champions - Jo Southwell and Steve Tudjman. Engadine Plate Winners: The Davidsons. 

Congratulations to Kim Tudjman for completing Singapore 70.3 and we wish Matt Griffin all the best in overcoming his arm injury after a nasty fall in the same race. Sounds like a great race…… for some.

August 2007

Rydges Capricorn HIM 

Chris Stanton came 6th outright in 4:11:47 
Bob Meers came 6th in his age group in 5:15:57. 
Cairns Defence Force Jobs Olympic Triathlon 
Tim A’hern cruised round for a 2:19:21.

June 2007

Boil over at Audley, in the recent Kathmandu Adventure Race at Audley on June 24, Messr's McEwan and Campbell decimated Tim Brennan and World Champion Chris Stanton by almost a half hour and 66 places. Well done boys and the results were: 

Team name: ETC - Matt McEwan, Mick Campbell - Time: 4 hours 3 minutes - 36th position out of 204 
Team Name: The Slayers - Tim Brennan, Chris “World Champ” Stanton - Time: 4 hours 32 minutes - 102 position out of 204

April 2007

Congratulations to all ETC members that finished the Australia Ironman in Port Macquarie last weekend. Special mention to all first time IM finishes, its a great place that finishing shut. Well done everyone. And an outstanding effort from the pretty boys (as Steve Morris likes to call them), Chris(1st IM) finished 13th overall and Jason finished 33rd. Looks like Chris is going to Hawaii in October.Port IM Results 

ETC Parkside Sports Physiotherapy Triathlon Series March 25th. Race Report & Results 

Cronulla Triathlon March 18. ETC had 16 members race on March 18. We had some great results with Jo Rankin coming home 4th over all in the women's and Chris Stanton coming home 5th overall. Full results click here.

March 2007

Cronulla Triathlon March 18. ETC had 16 members race on March 18. We had some great results with Jo Rankin coming home 4th over all in the women's and Chris Stanton coming home 5th overall. Full results will be up soon. 

Congratulations to Cameron James & Bob Meers finishing IM NZ. An awesome effort from Bob finishing 12th in his age group. 

Huskisson, both Short Course and Long Course, and Kurnell Results are updated. 

Club Triathlon Race Report and Results

February 2007

Vanessa Mills has posted some pics of the Tassie HIM. Thanks Vanessa!


December 2006

Long Course World Championship - ETC World Champions. Chris Stanton (20-24) and Chris Southwell (40-44) have won their age groups in the Long Course World Championship in Canberra today. We also had another 2 of our members who were also racing and both had excellent results. Sue O’hara finished 9th in the 4044 age group and Mark Warzuger finished in 13th 5054 age group. Well done everyone. Photo - Leader article - Results

State Junior Series Forster – November 11 was race 3 in the SJS. ETC had 11 of our junior members take the trip to Forster to compete. The Edward sisters came home in 1st & 3rd place with little sister Amy taking the win. It was a great to see so many of our junior support this important series for the juniors. Race 4 on December 10th at Port Macquarie.

Congratulations to Tim A’hern for achieving his level 2 coaching certificate.

WA Ironman. Well done to Cameron James our only competitor in the WA Ironman. Cam came home in 11:46:06. Looks like a tough day on the run for Cam.

November 1st

State Junior Series

Round 1 was held in Gunnedah on the 22nd & 23rd October. First day being a time trial over each discipline and 2nd day Triathlons. We had 5 of our members participate over the weekend and did extremely well. Well done to Olivia & Thomas Ludington, Amy & Chloe Edwards and Blake Lucy. Results will be on the website soon.

Nepean Triathlon & Enticer

Last weekend the Enticer and Nepean Triathlon were on in Penrith. Saturday was the 3 Enticer races and we had 10 members competing over all distances. We had a couple of our members place in their age group and I would like to make a special mention to Stuart Ludington who completed his first ever triathlon and Donna Lloyd in her first external triathlon placed first in her age group, well done Stuart and all others that competed on the day. Sunday was Australia's oldest triathlon the Nepean Triathlon and round 1 of ETC "Triathlete of the year" points score. Once again we were well represented and also have some great results. Chris Southwell placed 6th overall and 2nd in his age group and Rob Hurley picked up a top 10 in his age group. Well done to all who competed. Results will be on the website very soon.

New Members

We would like to welcome our recent new members to the club.

Michelle Cochrane, Margie James, Sonia Legovic, Donna Lloyd, Susan O'hara, Jenna Donkin, Caitlin, Georgia & Thomas Miller and Liam & Ethan Simpson.

Also a very special welcome to our youngest member, 6 week old Kaine Barden. Congratulations to Kim & Kirk on their new arrival.