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Dragons New Year Newsletter

posted 11 Jan 2011, 18:09 by HK Dragons Triathlon Club

Happy new year guys and welcome to 2011. Although most of you are still wearing off your holiday hangover, the committee have been busy making sure that this year promises to be bigger and better than last year. We will have the return of the Winter Warriors series starting in February and our ever popular Summer Series beginning in May. On top of this there will be Individual Time Trials, Team Time Trials, Bike tours, a Hill Climb sprint, kiddie events, the list goes on. And of course there will be a few social functions to ensure we don't get to serious about this sporty thing...


First things first though. You have all been probably been wondering why you haven't been able to register yet. Put quite simply we have been redesigning the registration system to cater to two different types of members and we want to collect some different personal information to make your Dragons experience more enjoyable. We have two sorts of membership this year. If you are new to this triathlon thing and want to get fully kitted out with a Dragons tri top and tri shorts plus the usual goodies, you can join as a "Nacent Dragon"
(The kit is subsidised for you if you purchase at time of registration. It will cost more if you purchase later.)

Alternately, if you have all the kit just join up as a returning member or "Winged Dragon". The costs are $900 and $400 respectively. The system is now live for sign up so you can log on and register now.


For those of you who want to join the Hong Kong Triathlon Association and enjoy the many benefits membership brings, please send your completed application form and cheque for HKD150 (this is a 40% discount as you will be an affiliated member) to The Dragons, P.O. Box 7573,General Post Office,
Hong Kong and enclose a stamped addressed envelope toHong Kong Triathlon Ltd, Room 1020, Olympic House 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po,Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Mike Maiers, our membership coordinator will stamp your application form with our club "chop" and forward it to the Hong Kong Triathlon Association. You do not need to join the Association but we encourage all members to do so.


So once you have joined up you can think about losing those few extra turkey breasts in the Winter Warriors series that will return in February. The venue will to a certain extent be dependant on road works but will either be in South Bay or Shek O. The dates are 12 February, 12 March and 9 April. They will be in the standard short format but more details will be provided as we get closer to the time. Registration will be open shortly.


For those of you that want to look a little further into the year the Singapore 70.3 and the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon could be your first real events. Singapore is on 20 March 2011 but is 94% full so you better sign up soon for this one and Abu Dhabi is the week before on 13 March. We have contacted them and there are still a number of spots still available. Both have a Dragons contingent going along so if you are looking for companions or how to get there, just post something on the forum.


Well that's it for now. Time to stop pushing the Snooze button in the mornings cos the new season is a comin'!