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August 16, 2012
By CPL Mark Doran
DODGING buses, cars and motorbikes
were just some of the challenges for
first-time triathlete POMT Tim Lee, of
Patrol Boat Group, as he took on the
2012 Bali international triathlon.
POMT Lee and his partner, PTE
Hollie Goodall, of Norforce, joined
more than 700 athletes from 28 coun-
tries in Bali for the seventh annual tri-
athlon held on June 24.
POMT Lee placed 16th in his catego-
ry (30-34) and 108th overall completing
the 1.5km swim, 40km bide ride and
10km run in 3hr 7min 16sec, while PTE
Goodall won her age category (35-39)
placing 41st overall in a time of 2:41.33
He said the trip to Bali was mostly a
holiday for him, especially with the five
days of recovery needed after the race.
"It was also exciting to be part of an
international event in Bali, it actually
picked me up a bit and my times were a
lot better," he said.
"The bike hill was a shock to the sys-
tem as we don't have many hills to train
on in Darwin."
Despite the 300-strong police pres-
Buses, cars, bikes and chaos
ence for the event, POMT Lee said the
traffic control was hard to maintain dur-
ing the race.
"The craziest time of the race for me
was when the police started to leave their
stations and the traffic came back onto
the streets so we ended up running side
by side with the scooters.
"Finishing the run was the best part
and the support from the spectators cheer-
ing and clapping was fantastic."
CRAZY DAY: POMT Tim Lee and
PTE Hollie Goodall in Bali.
The Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union
is seeking expressions of interest from personnel wishing to be part of
the RANRU organisation.
The following positions will become vacant at the end of the
Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup in Oct 2012:
National Coach Men's XV
National Coach Women's XV
Assistance Coach Men's XV
Manager Womens XV
Assistant Manager Women's XV
Assistance Coach Women's XV
Interested personnel are requested to send their application together
with a Rugby CV and relevant qualifications to RANRU Director of
Rugby CMDR Mike Hogan.
While experience is important, it is not essential. If you have not been
involved previously, now is a good time to start.
Additionally, RANRU is calling for men and women interested in
becoming a Rubgy Coach.
Applications via email to CMDR Mike Hogan DRN:
WO Geoff Stokes is to be copied on all coaching applications
Applications should reach CMDR Hogan by COB 14 Sep 2012
All applications will be acknowledged
THE Navy beat a combined Air Force/
Army team twice in a best-of-three
series to win the men's over-30s title
in the triservice touch football Sydney
Navy beat Air Force/Army 6-3
and 5-2 at RAAF Base Richmond on
Army won the men's open title and
Air Force won the women's open title.
The competition served as a selec-
tion trial for the national triservice
championship to be held at Enoggera
Barracks in October.
The president of the Sydney Metro
Defence Touch Association, FLTLT
Jamie Osborn, said the results boded
well for the combined Sydney metro-
politan team that will compete there.
"Sydney Metro has been one of the
best teams in recent years and we will
be a good chance of winning the men's
open and over 30s titles, as well as the
women's open," he said.
Navy over 30s captain LSPT
Nathan Adamson, of HMAS Albatross,
said the team played extremely well
considering the players only came
together the previous day for a train-
"We went really well in the first
half of both matches but probably
lost concentration at the end when the
results were beyond doubt," he said.
Navy's best players were LSPT
Darrin Trudgett, of HMAS Kuttabul,
ABCD Cane Dunkin, of HMAS
Waterhen, and AB Ben Smeth, of
HMAS Albatross, who played five
matches for Navy in the men's over-
30s and men's open.
"LSPT Trudgett was lethal in attack
and succeeded in cutting the defence to
shreds with almost every touch of the
ball," he said.
The Navy open men's team lost
7-6 to Army in the round games, but
pipped Air Force 6-5 to enter the final,
where it lost 5-3 to Army.
Navy coach LSPT Trudgett said he
was delighted with the skills and crea-
tivity of his players, many of whom
were new to Navy touch football.
"We need to maintain better struc-
ture in attack and defence but other-
wise I'm very happy with the perfor-
mance," he said.
Navy's best players were AB Ricky
Withers, of HMAS Kuttabul, and AB
Daniel Lane, of HMAS Albatross, who
were dynamic in attack and defence
throughout the competition.
The Navy women were pipped in
two matches by an Air Force team that
included two RAN ring-ins, AB Olivia
Connolly of HMAS Kuttabul and LS
Jade Paddison, of HMAS Penguin,
who both scored.
Navy's captain ABATA Jodie Kahn,
of HMAS Albatross, was disappointed
with the defeat.
"We played really well," she said.
A touch ahead of the rest
GOOSE STEP: AB Ricky Withers, of HMAS Kuttabul, tries to evade
his opponent in the Sydney metro triservice touch competition.
Photo: CPL Amanda Campbell
FULL STEAM AHEAD: Captain of the
women's team, ABATA Jodie Khan, of
HMAS Albatross, on the attack.
Photo: CPL Colin Dadd
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