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The schedule for season 17/18

Hi Piranhas, The bulk of the race calendar for season 17/18 is locked in and we want to share the dates with you: Interclub: 1. Mudgee Sun 19 Nov 2. Cowra Sun 03 Dec 3. Bathurst Fri 26 Jan 4. Orange Sun 11 Feb 5. Dubbo Sun 11 Mar There will be more info as […]

The news from last night’s OCTC AGM

Hi Piranhas, The club held its annual general meeting last night and this is an update. An overarching entity, the Orange Cycle and Triathlon Club (OCTC) was formalised. An explanation was distributed earlier in the month and can be found here: This puts us in line with our articles of association. This group will […]

Uniform reminder

Thank you to the five people who have responded in relation to uniform orders. Your responses and requests / suggestions have been passed on to the committee. If you would like a new uniform for the 2017 / 2018 season, you need to express interest by the end of July to enable us to plan the […]


Do you need a shiny new tri suit for the 2017 / 2018 season? We will shortly be opening up an online shop through Scody. There is a significant lag time between placing an order and fulfilment so we need to get on to this now to enable people to receive their kit for the […]


The club AGM is Tuesday the 25th July at 6pm, the location is the Media Room, upstairs at the Hotel Canobolas. At the AGM all positions will be declared Vacant and a new committee will be elected to run the club on members behalf for the next 12 months. We are calling for nominations to fill […]

Survey results – plans begin for season 17/18

winnersHi OCTC,

We had a whopping 52 responses to our survey and this is an initial summary of insights / recommendations from these:

  • We should have roughly same number of events next season
  • If people don’t race, mainly due competing family / work, and then it is due competing triathlons – it is a crowded calendar!
  • Race day schedule has overwhelming support ie start with Sprint, finish with Midget
  • Race day experience overall is good, and room still to improve
  • Gosling Creek aquathlon series on a Fri arvo has support
  • We need to be mindful of Sprint and Olympic qualifiers for Gold Coast World Age Group as we build our OCTC calendar
  • Solid base of volunteers for next season, no new committee nominees, but some new names for other jobs
  • Heaps of great ideas – will take some time to work through them and work out which ones we can pull off next season

Next steps:

  • A small group will now take these survey results and plan season 17/18.
  • We will be in contact in mid Sep with those who volunteered – now is the time to relax, enjoy an off season and see you again at the breaking of the ice in late Sept!

Dave Hunter
on behalf of 16/17 committee

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Piranha Survey 2017


Season 2016/17 is now over and our triathlon club had its most successful season ever with three titles from the Tri NSW Club Champs and retention of the Central West Interclub. There were also many fine individual performances. For the season just finished, your club hosted 6 triathlons, attended 4 Interclubs, offered 3 open water swims, heavily involved in a Junior triathlon weekend, and packaged a weekend of events and fab shirt with the Tri NSW Club Champs weekend.

However the club will not rest on these achievements. You should know we had a drop in members and drop in participants at our races this 16/17 season. This survey is to understand what our members want so we line up well for season 17/18. We won’t please everyone, but we seek to please as many as we can!

Please take a moment to think as you complete the survey, it should only take 5 minutes. The survey is open until 31 May 2017 and a summary will be shared soon after. Thank you in advance!

Thank you, the survey has now completed.

Thank you Piranhas, we had 52 responses to our survey. We will collate the results and post a summary soon.

Celebration of season 2016/17 – annual presentation night was a success

Hi all, A short summary from last night’s presentation night that celebrated 2016/17 – our most successful season ever! Lots of participation, three titles from the Triathlon NSW Club Champs, Central West Interclub trophy, plus numerous individual performances. Well done to our President Mick Lockyer who ran the evening, and Matt Dean for calcs for […]

OCTC Presentation Night

A reminder that the OCTC presentation night is on next Saturday 20th May. Celebrations are getting under way from 5pm upstairs at the Hotel Canobolas. To ensure that everyone has eaten before the formalities, we are encouraging everyone to have their meals order by 6pm as the awards will kick off at 6.30pm. We are […]

Kevin and Sid’s Ironwill

Hi Piranhas, In 1993 Sid James planned to enter his first Ironman but an accident which left him quadriplegic meant this opportunity would never happen. He is currently the race director for the Victor Harbour triathlons in South Australia and has been for over 20 years. Sid does this from his home office and wheelchair. […]