These are members have done great things in RTC.
Shirley was a foundation member of RTC and was instrumental in developing the RTC structure. She was one of our original coaches hosting a well attended windtrainer session in her garage weekly, however she also coached numerous other sessions on a regular basis. She held positions of secretary and coach in RTC and organised many guest speakers for information nights across varied topics. She coached juniors and adults including coaching her son Todd who was one of Australia’s leading athletes in the late 80’s and 90’s. She was awarded life membership for her continuous dedication to the club.
Kenny was president of RTC for 11 years starting in his very first year in the club. He was a tireless worker including organiser and race director of RTC’s Junior Duathlon Series that ran for almost 10 years, and 2 State Aquathlon races. Alongside this he has competed in 15 Ironman races and his very strong run saw him overtake many getting him one of the fastest run splits in his age group along the way. He became famous in RTC for the monthly newsletters that were up to 60 pages long, full of interesting information and usually hand delivered. Ken was also recognized at the Triathlon Qld 25th Anniversary for his contributions to the sport of Triathlon in Qld. He was awarded Life Membership to RTC for his continuous dedication to the club and still remains active and competing in RTC.
Danny was a foundation member and he has had many roles within RTC over the years. This included Secretary, 5 years as president, and Race Director of RTC triathlons, duathlons, and the Splash n Dash for cash series. He is also an impressive athlete qualifying for and racing in the holy grail of Kona before turning his hand to ultra running, twice completing Australia’s longest ultra marathon, the 240km Coast to Kocsiosko finishing 6th overall. He is a tidy triathlete and continues to help athletes have a strong body and mind for racing. He has a true passion for RTC and was awarded life membership in 2008. He still remains active in RTC.
James joined RTC in 2007 and was president from 2010 till 2018. He is a very competitive triathlete with some state series wins to his name. He worked hard as president to help RTC transition to compulsory TA membership and was able to bring the members onside to see the benefits of the process. James worked hard on increasing club sponsorship and organised and race directed our Grand Prix series at Lakeside. He was passionate about ensuring all members of a family could find their place in RTC and he strongly promoted this during his time a President. He organised and race directed our Grand Prix series and was instrumental in trying to find us a regular clubhouse. He was awarded life membership and continues to dabble in triathlon in his busy life.
Mary couldn’t be outdone by her husband and took the presidency role for a year. Mary had become a workaholic for the club taking in many roles within the club. Marys for Day was with the junior rates Mary has worked for many years developing the junior structure in the club and with the interception of Trices Mary was able to promote the club and establish a great junior program.
Mary also managed to fit in a little training around all the work she did for the club her treatments are many to list a few numerous Ironman races many ultra marathons including the 90 km Comrades ultra-marathon in South Africa. Mary has also been on the road for many teams competing in the Kokoda challenge on the Gold Coast. Mary has also proved she was quite the thoroughbred at these ultramarathons been the first Queensland female home in the state 24 hours track running race on the Gold Coast with 159 km.
Mary is still one of the club’s key coaches, among many other roles within the club. Mary’s passion, drive and persistence provides the club with the stability to withstand any speed bumps the clubs has encountered over the years.