The 160km that is to be held on the Saeed Almaktoum Endurance 66 Marathon weekend will be an elevated ride.
TEERA members are saddened to hear of the passing of our Life Member, Doug Lockhart and extend condolences to his wife Lorna and family.
SMC meeting 6th March
Each Club is requested to send a representative to this meeting as Mark from Forico will be updating the process and providing details regarding the use of Forico land for endurance rides and individual training in these areas.
Contact Greg Henry for more info if required.
Debbie Grull has been working with Ifarm on a similar project.
Club Contact Details
Clubs are reminded to advise Jodi of your office bearers for 2017 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles for TQ17 Booklet
TEERA need to supply an article for the TQ17 booklet. Is there anyone willing to write this? TQ18 are also requested to write a promotional article.
Contact Pat Hodgetts if you can help.
160km ride at Easter
For planning purposes TEERA and NEEEC would like an idea of the anticipated number of entries for the 160km ride. This ride has been incorporated into this huge weekend as the last opportunity in Tasmania for members to qualify for TQ17. Please contact NEEEC asap if you intend entering the 160km ride.
Personal Accident Insurance.
A reminder to those enthusiastic members who completed their memberships early in January that PA has increased $15 for adults and $3 for Juniors. New forms also need to be completed. TEERA and AERA apologise for this late change by the insurance company. Please contact Pat Lamprey.
If you are planning on riding next weekend... memberships will not be accepted after Tuesday.
AGM for the State Management Committee was not held today due to low numbers. It will now be held following briefing on Friday night at approx 7.15 at the Natone ride.
Please note.... memberships and logbooks should be done 2 weeks prior to a ride!!!!
The information and entry page for the BEER Natone Endurance ride on Saturday 28 January will be available evening of 18 Jan.
Endurance rides are fabulous community events. So many of us enjoy them and there are so many aspects to the event.
The truth is our sport could not happen without our valued volunteers. Volunteers are special and we welcome them.
Whether you donate time, effort or sponsorship (rug, hand made items, or other contribution) giving back is beneficial--and not just for the recipients. Research has shown that the old adage, “it’s better to give than to receive” is true after all.
Most volunteers do it because they like doing something useful and helping out. Many others said they enjoy doing volunteer work and feeling good about themselves.
Besides feeling good about yourself for doing something for others in our sport, giving back is also good for your physical health. Volunteers are active people and rate their health as "good." Volunteering increases your self-esteem and has been linked to improved nervous and immune system functions too.
Volunteering can help fight depression. Helping others can help take your mind off your own problems and enable you to see the bigger picture. Once you see the difference you can make in another person's life, your own problems can seem smaller and more manageable.
Volunteering is one way to build a social life and improve your emotional and physical health at the same time.
Here are 7 More Reasons to Volunteer:
1. Develop new skills. Gaining skills, knowledge and expertise are common side effects of volunteering. Giving others your time brings you interesting and challenging opportunities that might not come along otherwise. This experience can be added to your resume and could result in a better paying job in the future.
2. Make social connections. Volunteering is a marvelous avenue for making new friends and getting to know your friends better. Another thought is, why not invite a new friend into endurance. They may be really interested to join in.
3. Give back to your community. Doing something for the endurance community you are part of and returning the favor to those who have helped you in your sport are strong motivators. Everyone, rich or poor, gets something from our sport, and volunteering is one way to show a sense of appreciation.
4. Develop and grow as a person. Volunteering is an excellent way to develop as a person….and you are never too old or too young. Volunteering has some nice surprises in unexpected ways. There is no telling what life will bring you when you volunteer.
5. Gain a new perspective. Life can be hard and when you’re feeling down, your problems can seem insurmountable. Volunteering can offer a new perspective—seeing people who are worse off than you are, yet still hanging in there, can help you see your life in a whole new light.
6. Know that you're needed. Feeling needed and appreciated are important, and you may not get that appreciation from your paid work or home life where the things you do are expected or taken for granted. When you volunteer, you realize just how much you are truly needed. Being a valuable part of the endurance community where your help is needed is a strong incentive to continue—people are depending on you. If you don’t do it, who will?
7. Boost your self-esteem. Many volunteers experience a sense of increased self-esteem and greater self-worth. Helping others makes you feel good about yourself, because you’re doing something for someone that they couldn’t do without your help.
When you help in our sport, you’re really making a difference. It’s a good feeling.
By Debbie Grull
Please see the following document in relation to RFID Timing at the State Champs: Sc_RFID Timing.pdf
NTARC Safety Communications Update State Championships
We will be trialling a local version of the timing that was used by AERA in TQ16.
The Safety Comms team have been working with TEERA SMC to introduce the changes necessary to implement the trial.
The changes include the construction of timing races at the entrance to the Ride Base and the Vetting area. There will be a minor relocation of the Vet area to allow for the timing race. 160Km and 95Km riders will be supplied with lanyards that are attached to the RFID card. If anyone still has a helmet with one of the tags attached please remove it before the event.
We will also be setting up two display monitors in front of the Ride Office to display current competitors times through the checkpoints. One monitor will have the 160Km data and the other the 95 Km Data. The display will be updated at 20 second intervals. Proposed versions of the screens are in the attached photos.
OPTION 1, note that the checkpoint information is in reverse order i.e. the latest time for each competitor is in the column closest to the competitor’s name. Your comments on this would be appreciated.
OPTION 2 is designed to reduce screen clutter and is designed so that both events can be displayed on a single screen in PORTRAIT mode. The information on this screen is limited to the LAST REPORTED TIME & LOCATION.
I look forward to your comments.
My email is: email@example.com
Norm Thorley VK7KTN
NTARC Inc. Safety Communications Coordiator.
SMC NOMINATIONS & AGM MOTIONS
Nomination and Motion forms for 2017 can be downloaded here. Both Nominations and Motions must be in the hands of the Secretary by 5pm Monday 5th December 2016.
DRAFT RIDE CALENDAR 2017
A draft of the 2017 ride calendar is now online - see below the current 2016 calendar.
Apology to Shannon Hill
TEERA wishes to acknowledge and apologise for an error of fact in an article that appeared in the 2016 Tom Quilty Handbook. The article listed the winners of the 2015 Tasmanian State Championships but omitted to mention that Shannon Hill was equal first (with Debbie Grull) in the 160k middleweight division. This was unfortunate as Shannon's first place was her second big win in three months - she was also first across the line at the 2015 Victorian State Championships (160k).
Ride Organiser Discussions regarding costs and club viability
At the September State Management Committee meeting there was some discussion revolving around the need to consider the state-wide picture of ride organisers, some of whom are struggling to survive and continue to run their rides. It was agreed we need to organise an opportunity for representatives from each club and the SMC to meet and discuss strategies for moving forward for 2017. A democratic discussion is one that is needed, rather than anything being implemented from the SMC level.
Club representatives have been asked to put together a rough draft of average costs they incur when running their ride and submit these to Sonia Hodgetts by Monday 24 October. TEERA will be putting on a hot breakfast and holding a breakfast meeting on the Sunday after Oss Foley – 8.30AM, 6 NOVEMBER 2016. We have asked for at least two representatives from each club to attend this meeting and have already received a number of submissions from clubs. Other interested members are more than welcome to attend. For catering purposes, please contact Sonia if you would like to attend: 0438 810 719
STATE CHAMP FUNDRAISER - CANCELLED
Due to inclement weather and a saturated ride base, the State Champ Fundraiser has been cancelled (again). Keep an eye on the ride calendar in case it is rescheduled for later in the year.
STATE CHAMP FUNDRAISER
The information and entry page for the State Champ Fundraiser on Saturday 2016-07-30 is now online.
The entry form now includes a compulsory question relating to the time that the competing horse has been in Tasmania. If the horse has been in Tasmania for less than 21 days prior to the event, please contact Debbie Grull for further information.
Due to the weather situation, the State Champs Fundraiser Ride this weekend has been cancelled. We will advise later if or when it is rescheduled.
NEW LOGBOOK REGISTRAR
The new logbook registrar is Mrs Jill Hawkes, 38 Kings Road, Upper Natone 7321, phone 0427 790 918.
STATE CHAMP FUNDRAISER
The information and entry page for the State Champ Fundraiser on Saturday 2016-06-10 is now online.
TQ18 WORKING BEE
A working bee to help prepare the Santarena Park site for the TQ18 is scheduled for May 28 & 29 - see the Calendar.
The March & April SMC meeting minutes have been posted to the website - see under the Newsletters menu item.