THE WEEKLY TRANSITION….. swim, bike, run, read

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Weekly Transition. With our fearless leaders away JC and I (Emma) are at the helm with so much mischief we could get up to……….

We imagine Ollie and Sarah are having an awesome time in Vietnam without us!

It has been another BIG week for Tri Alliance with a soft launch of the new TA website, the Tri man Torquay and Trail Walker on the weekend take a deep breath…….Along with Sydney ITU Olympic Distance Tri and Martin Borner completing his 1st ever Iron Man this weekend! There is so much more so take the time to read the full newsletter attached.

A reminder, Coaches Ollie & Sarah will be away overseas from Monday 4 April – Monday 2 May. During this time they will be un-contactable, however John and Emma can assist you with your needs. Our other coaches will also be on deck at a number of the training sessions. For those still racing please don’t hesitate to contact the office for any assistance you may need. If you wish to chat to any of the coaches please do so at sessions or via the below details, please avoid the use of Facebook as you may not get a reply!!

Contact Details: Phone: 1300 680 Email: [email protected]



Kathryn Proctor

Brendan Cullen

Mick Ryan

Brett Archbold

Paul Walker

On completing the TriMan Torquay last weekend. Reports were that the swim started over rocks -a two lap course and the 2nd lap converged with the start of another wave so it was very crash and bash! The bike leg had a harsh wind and a rough surface! Yet another tough race conquered.




Michael Grau-Veliz – 13 hours 28 minutes, 9th overall! A little sore but stoked and glad it’s over 🙂

Felicity Cumming

Mirco Hering

On completing the grueling 100km walk or run, as it was for Michael, last weekend. The event began at Jells Park in Wheelers Hill and finished at Wesburn Park in the Yarra Valley.



Now in full swing for most of our athletes. You should be enjoying some lighter style training and taking the opportunity to participate in varied activities. Based on your feedback we have created the APRIL TIMETABLE.

This week was our first Boot Camp by Fire Up Fitness

A word on that from one of our athletes – Andrew Wood-Rich

With each Athlete Survey I have responded that I would like to add some circuit and strength training to our sessions.

I used to be with a small training group before joining Tri Alliance and was missing this extra kick.

When boot camp was announced I jumped at it!

Day 1

Warm up – Leg work, hurting already. I thought I was good at this stuff!

Main session – push ups, planks, dips, plyometric leaps and lunge walk (hurting continues)

Boxing – Hurting moves north

Cool down – Touch football = Awesome

Verdict: great work out with two trainers that focussed on correct form and core strength

I’ll be back to hurt some more next Tuesday, but then again, I asked for it


1000 Steps – Sunday 10 April with the option of breakfast at Coach Darren’s after your workout

Mountain Biking – Sunday 10 April, Studley park, no cost need your own mountain bike.

Bouldering – Sunday 17 April, Abbotsford, cost $14pp

Make sure you check it out on the website and RSVP where required ASAP……

RSVP to: [email protected]



Check out our new website. Including Athlete Blogs, dedicated social page and help for the Newbies!

Still so more to come with the official LAUNCH due in May.



A Reminder to all athletes that there will be NO COACHED sessions over Easter. Relax enjoy and have an Easter Egg or Hot Cross Bun, I know we will.

Last sessions Thursday 21 April, fun run at MSAC

No Sessions Friday 22, Saturday 23, Sunday 24, Monday 25 & Tuesday 26

We are back on board Wednesday 27 so check your timetables for session details

2011 End of Season presentation Night
THE SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR! Saturday 14 May, Powerhouse, Lakeside Drive Albert Park. This is what we have all been waiting for and this is what we really train all season for! We are well over half way to capacity now.




Tri Alliance in conjunction with Geelong’s is proud to announce the first training camp of the 2011/2012 Triathlon Season.

The Annual Lorne Training Camp is centered on kick starting your training for the 2011/2012 Triathlon Season, while having fun and learning from experienced coaches and other athletes. This camp caters for all abilities and fitness levels – so if you want to give your winter training a boost and want to challenge your mind and body then this camp is for you!
Camp numbers are limited to 70 athletes and we have no doubt this camp will be a sell out! We have secured supporters including Saucony, Shotz Sports Nutrition, Ascend Proven Sports Proteins, Engine Swim Wear, Lakeside Sports Medicine Centre along with guest speakers. And every athlete who attends receives an Athlete Sports Pack valued at $125 – this camp is set to be the best yet!!



The following races are still on the calendar – best of luck to all our athletes over the coming weeks/months. Not long until you get a well deserved break too!

Race Date Race Athletes Racing
10 April Sydney ITU Olympic Distance Marina Jurjevic, Alex Angelini, Jen Ashmore, Geoff Taylor, Dan Weekes, Carlos Thomaz, Steve MacDonald, Jay Mueller
10 April Ironman South Africa Martin Borner (first ironman)
1 May Port MacQuarie Half Ironman Alex Angelini, Jonathon Cahill
7 May Busselton Half Ironman Jeanette Linehan, Paul Venner, Matt Green, Juliet Davis, Dan Brueckner
29 May Ironman China Brett Archbold
5 June Challenge Cairns Marina Jurjevic, Matt McShane, Jen Ashmore, Mark Hyoms, Jay Mueller, Berit Barton, David Barton, Kerensa Sneyd (Olympic), Paul O’Dowd (Olympic)



Look out for details our next Team Meeting on Tuesday 24 May

Winter Jackets – Due to arrive tomorrow, look out for details on stock


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