Swim, bike, run, read….


The first training camp for the year was held on the weekend down at Lorne. A great weekend all round with 200 – 400km of riding, 20 to 50km of running and 4 awesome workshops to educate the masses. Well done everyone – see you again next year! Click here to read our Lorne Camp Wrap Up and view pics.

Ironman Training Camp (Long Course Athletes)
Our next training camp is scheduled for Friday 29-Sunday 31 July (only 6 weeks away!). This camp is specifically designed for our long course athletes (half/full ironman distance) so if you are racing long course this year then make sure you lock this camp into your diary. Full details will be available next week.

Winter Specific Programs
This week the first of our Winter Specific Programs commences with our run sessions with Tony Benson. This program sold out very quickly and the 20 athletes are ready to improve their run technique. Next week our Bike Technique commences on Monday 6.30pm at the TA Office and Swim Technique commences Tuesday 7.15pm indoor pool at MSAC. Strength & Conditioning we are still seeking further numbers so if you are keen please email sarah. We look forward to seeing some great results from these programs!

Training Programs
If you have had trouble locating your training program in your online toolkit – the reason is because they have moved! At our last Team Meeting we rolled out our new online training programs – including new features such an videos, pictures and tutorials for drills and technique. So you will now find your programs under: ‘Online Programs’ on the right hand side when you are logged in. (please note social athletes do not have access to programs, if you would like to upgrade to take advantage, please email [email protected]) A full tutorial and help menu will be available in the next month.

Hill / Strength Training
You will notice we are now building in hill running into our training program. Over your first few sessions you will be shown the correct hill run technique first and then we will start to build the distance and effort into these specific sessions to work on your strength.  We will also start to introduce trail runs inlcluding hills on the weekend, so stay tuned for details on these. Click here to read our tips and techniques of hill running.

Long Ride info for this weekend
Please read full details HERE about this weekends ride.
Group 1 – 7.30am (beginner/new athletes) Meeting at Hurstbridge. Meeting at the toilet block at the train station. There is parking opposite the toilet block. Be ready to roll out AT 7.30am SHARP!! (Coaches Ollie & Sarah)
Group 2 – 7.15am (intermediate riders) Leaving from Studley Park Boat House Carpark, riding up Kinglake and return (Coaches Greg & Bernadette)
Group 3 – 7.00am (advanced riders) Leaving from Studley Park Boat House Carpark, riding up Kinglake (x2!) and return. (Coach JC)
for a map of the Kinglake ride.

Mooloolaba Olympic Distance Race – Sunday 28 March
Entries are now open.  Click here for more info


Tri Alliance welcomes it’s newest athletes over the last week – Meleah Zanos & Belinda Hutchison. Both girls are keen to get stuck into triathlon training to see where it can take them. Welcome to you both!


Tri Alliance is proud to be the official coaching partners of the 4th Annual Genovese Kinglake Ride. For those who haven’t done this ride before, it’s a fantastic event with 70km and 120km ride options. Click here to find out more…



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CBD Cycles are clearing their stock of OAKLEY and RUDY PROJECT Sunglasses and are nearly giving them away at these fantastic prices!!

With prices starting at $125 and nothing over $230 you would be crazy not to check out these specials!!

These fantastic prices only available for glasses in store until Sat 25 June. So get in early to avoid missing out!!

CLICK HERE to view special Tri Alliance prices. Click here to view pictures.

Contact CBD Cycles and get your hands on a pair today!
Shop 1 50 Bourke Street  9639 229


At the weekend our athletes were treated with valuable energy and hydration information from Daryl Griffith – the Director of Shotz Sports Nutrition. For those who are keen to get their hands on gels, bars and hydration, you can order online now and receive FREE shipping! Plus, spend $60 on your first order with AustralianVitamins.com and receieve $10 off!! Can’t beat that.
Click here to view and order all your training and racing nutrition products online.

To keep up to date on everything that’s happening – make sur eyou sign up to our long term partners facebook pages:
Lakeside Sports Medicine Centre
CBD Cycls Specials
SuperSprint Events


6.00pm – Long Course athletes only. This means you are training for a half or full ironman within the next 6 months. Leaving MSAC at 6.00pm SHARP! Warm-up pace will be around 5.30km pace or below. If this is harder than your warm-up (and you are a long course athlete) then you will need to meet at The Tan and do your warm up from then. Be ready by 6.30pm.
6.30pm – Short Course athletes & Fun/Beginner athletes. This means you are training for Olympic, Sprint or Fun Distance tri’s OR you are just getting back into running. You MUST complete a 10min warm-up (easy jog at T2) and be ready to start at 6.30pm. Meeting point is the water fountain (also known as the ‘trough’) at the Tan. Alexandra Avenue South Yarra just down from the Swan Street Bridge.
Please note there will be no cars to leave your gear in if meeting at the Tan. If driving, you may be best to park up the top of the tan and use the distance as your warm-up.
West – Session on at 6.30pm as normal with Coach Greg.


Dinner Thursday Night is at Cafe a Taglio, 157 Fitzroy Street St Kilda. Last week the pasta of choice Linguine Carbonara (food envy!!). Parking can be found under the IGA Carpark for only $2. Then head across the road and walk towards the junction 50m and you will find it. See you there!
A lazy $15 gets you an awesome bowl of their Gaurmet Pasta and a slice of authentic Italian Pizza. Can’t get better value than that!
Question is – who’s going to be the first to try every pasta and pizza on the menu??? Coach Ollie V Paddy Fitzgerald??? hmmm…..


Good luck to all our athletes in their upcoming races.

  • Bali Olympic Distance – Meghann Blakemann and Bill Kosmopoulos (raising money for Dads in Distress) heading over to Bali on June 26. So only a couple more weeks to finalise their preparations.
  • Korea Ironman – Brett Archbold takes on Ironman Korea on Sund 3 July. A replacement race from the abondoned China Ironman, Brett has had to reset himself back up and mentally prepare for an extra month + of training. So keep it up Brett!

Run Melbourne Participants
Keep up the great work to those who are entered into Run Melbourne on Sunday 17 July. Run programs have been posted and you will start to build strength and pace over the coming weeks. If you are racing and haven’t let us know yet make sure you email [email protected]

  • Half Marathon – Chris Ormston, Lucas Reily, Lisa MacFarlane, Sheridan Brown, Evalin Ling, Paul Cassie, Marina Zupan, Brad Campbell, Stan Assimopoulos, Alex Angelini, Dean Hawkins, Kerri Whitney, Andy Wood-Rich, Mick Gray
  • 10km Event – Pam Tunas, Jess Evans, Sarah Grove, Michelle Reckerman, Brianna Scarlett


Victorian Duathlon Series
Thre are two distances in the Vic Duathlon Series:
5km run / 20km bike / 3km run
Dash: 2km run / 10km bike / 1km run

Race 1 – 10 July, Richmond
Race 2 – 24 July, Knox
Race 3 – 14 August, Somers
Race 4 – 18 September, Kew (National series race)
Race 5 – 2 October , Richmond (Vic champs)
Further details will become available at www.trivic.org.au

Australian Duathon Series
Race 1 – 19 June – Hunter Valley, NSW
Race 2 – 14 August – Alice Springs, NT
Race 3 – 24 July – Lockyer Valley, QLD
Race 4 – 28 August -Canberra, ACT
Race 5 – 18 September, Melbourne, VIC
Race 6 – 2 October, Davenport, VIC
Race 7 – 9 October, Champion Lakes, WA
Race 8 – 16 October, Barossa Valley, SA
For more details about each race click here

Triathlon Technical Officials wanted – you don’t need to be a triathlete to be an official!

All sports need their officials and Triathlon is currently recruiting Technical Officials.
Next Level One Technical Officials course: Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July, 2011
Saturday: 1:00-5:00pm. South Yarra Sports Centre (Melb Boys High), 679 Chapel St, South Yarra.
Sunday: 6:30-9:30am. Duathlon, Yarra Blvd, Richmond.

For more information read this brochure or to book your place, email [email protected]


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