Word from the coaches….
We had our second Team Meeting for the year on Tuesday Night with another fantastic turnout. We thank our partners who assisted on the night AustralianVitamins.com who had guest speaker Greg Taylor (who was a hit!). If you are keen to check out his presentation from the night (or recap it) you can view here. There are two parts so make sure you watch both. AustralianVitamins.com and Ascend Proven Sports Proteins also provided a giveway pack on the night, so thanks guys! Also thanks to our long term partners CBD Cycles who brought along some fantastic specials on the night, with athletes picking up some great bargains!

Our second round of time trials for the year have been happening this week. Numbers however have been lower than usual. If you are finding it hard to get motivated for training at the moment, make sure you speak to one of our coaches. Call us in the office and we can help you through.
REMEMBER: No Swim sessions tomorrow morning and no coached run Sunday (read below for those meeting up for Run Melbourne)

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Run Time Trials Tonight!
6.15pm,
Meet inside MSAC, infront of Lakeside Sports Medicine Centre.

  • Distances: 2km, 5km, 10km.
  • Those racing Run Melbourne on the weekend will not be doing a time trial, you will be given an alternative session to complete around Albert Park Lake.
  • Those who are doing the last session with Tony benson will head down as normal to the Tan leaving @6pm (no coach), or meeting at the Tan at 6.30pm.

Post Run Dinner @ The Palmerston.
Our first dinner at the Palmerston last Thursday night was a great hit! And the meal of choice had to be the famous parma – and it lived up to expectations! Palmerston Hotel, 51 Palmerston Cresent South Melbourne. They have fantastic specials includeing $13 pie, roast or pasta of the day, their famous parma and cheap pub drinks, you don’t have any reason NOT to come! See you there!

Welcome to our newests Athletes:

Stuart Wood

Our newests athlete this week include:
Stuart Wood
. Stuart lives in Bacchus Marsh and joins us on a correspondance program so we can work with him on completing his first marathon this year and his first Olympic Distrance triathlon. So welcome aboard Stuart!
Ryan Kidd – ropped into training by friend (and fellow TA athlete) Jess Evans, Ryan has already made improvements in just ovr a weeks training!
Welcome aboard guys, we look forward to seeing your results over the coming months!

 

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JULY Saturday Long Rides

Information is now out on our rides for JULY. A full calendar has been produced, along with important information about riding with the squad as well as what group you should be riding in. CLICK HERE to read all the July timetable and info.

This weekends Ride
This weekend we have groups 1 & 2 heading towards the Dandenongs, and Groups 3&4 along Beach Road to Frankston and Humphries Rd. Please ensure you come prepared with all your gear and nutrition. Be ready to ride 5min BEFORE your nominated start times for your ride briefing. The ride does not wait for anyone – so make sure you are on time!
Meet: North Point Cafe, North Rd, Brighton
Group 1: 7.00am Strong long course Athletes only or unless advised by Coaches
Group 2
: 7.15am New Long Course Athletes (stronger riders) and more experienced Olympic/Sprint distance Athletes (strong riders) (rode below 20min for 10km timetrial, or 40min or below for the 20km)
Group 3
: 7.20am Some new Long Course Athletes and the rest of Olympic/Sprint distance Athletes (rode around 20-21min for the 10km timetrial, or rode between 40-45min for 20km)
Group 4
: 7.30am All beginner athletes / riders and new to the squad. Rode 21+min for 10km timetrial.
Maps and ride details:
Please ensure you are all aware of the ride maps for this weekend. Groups will stay together as best as possible, however groups will still break into smaller groups based on rider ability. So you should always be aware of where you are heading and how to get back!
Group 1 – 125km Brighton, Devils Elbow, 1in20, SkyHigh, Tourist Route Return
Group 2 – 90km Brighton, Devils Elbow, 1in20 Return
Group 3 – 85km Brighton, Mordialloc, Frankston, Olivers Hill, Humphries Rd Return
Group 4 – 50-70km Brighton, Mordialloc, Station St Frankston (optional) Return
Post Ride Coffee & feed, North Point Cafe, Brighton. :)

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Run Melbourne this weekend

This weekend we have a huge number of athletes who are competing in Run Melbourne in either the 10km or Half Marathon.Good luck to all!

  • 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, Gordon Spargo, Dan Brueckner, Glenn Barber, Katie Pedicini, John Paul Collins, Sally Clements
  • 10km Event – Pam Tunas, Jess Evans, Michelle Reckerman, Brianna Scarlett, Steph Sheldon, Geoff Taylor, Dom Keating, Simon Gronow, Emily Hoskin

If you are competing in Run Melbourne and want an easier ride on Saturday, we recommend you head along Beach Road with Groups 3 or 4 (details below) to Mordialloc and return.

Support Crew for Sunday’s Run Melbourne!
There are a number of athletes and friends who are heading along on Sunday to cheer those who are racing on. If you are keen to come along and show your support, there will be a group meeting along Batman avenue and the point where both the 10 and half races loop in. Click here to check out the course map. It is approximately the 5 and 15km mark of the half and the 5km mark of the 10km. So if you are going to come along, make sure you are either there by around 7.20am (first lap of half if you are keen!), or 8am to catch the second lap of the half and in time for the 10km event.
Half Marathon startstime: 7.00am
10km Event Start Time: 9.15am
If you are racing, make sure you come and join us after your race to cheer on the remainder of the other athletes.

Getting there:
Make sure you check out the Event Info here regarding road closures, public transport etc so you know the best way to get into the city.

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Athlete Results –

Well done to our athletes who raced in the first duathlon of the season on the weekend.
Geoof started his season with a win, Claire a podium and Lisa just missing out with a fourth. Jayne also completed her first duathlon and looked fantastic! Well done guys.

Athletes Spotted………
We have had a number of athletes spotted in their TA gear in places other than Melbourne recently! We also had Kathryn Proctor and Taliya Cikoja racing in no other place than FRANCE on the weekend. Well done girls, makes the wine even more enjoyable. 🙂

Paul Cassie on the slopes...

Carly & Bart in Singapore!

 

 

 

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Last chance to grab a TA Hoodie at the intro price of $49.95!!

The latest item to hit the Tri Alliance Clothing range! Our Tri Alliance Hoodie is a traditional fleecy hoodie with full-zip in the centre front and two handwarmer pockets.
With a funky retro logo and toasty warm inner lining, this hoodie will be perfect to throw on after a training session. Coaches Ollie & Sarah will have samples at training sessions this week – so try yours on for size!
Sizing
:
Female: (XS/8), (S/10), (M/12), (L/14), (XL/16)
Male:     S, M, L, XL, XXL
Details
:
Front Full-Zip, hood, from pockets, 320 gsm, 80% cotton, 20% polyester.

Special introductory price of $49.95 if order received before 15 July!!!
(RRP$59.95 after 15 July)
Click Here to Order yours online today!
(Order being placed on Monday!)

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FREE Health & Fitness Expo (as part of Run Melbourne)

You may be interested in a FREE expo being held from next Thursday, July 14 until Saturday, July 16 at the Federation Square carpark rooftop marquee.

The Expo will feature exclusive discounts on some of the leading running and nutrition brands, seminars, health checks and many other activities. PLUS, visitors will receive a copy of The Age, a souvenir tote bag, and a Nature Valley fruit & nut bar (while stock lasts). PLUS their is a FREE Pasta Carbo Dinner on Friday 15! Click hre to find out more….

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TRI ALLIANCE TRADING POST

We have a few second hand (or brand new!) items athletes are selling at the moment. If you are keen on any of the below items, please email [email protected] and we will put you in touch.

Toyota Aero Roof Racks
2 bar set
60kg capacity
Perfect for attaching bike carriers
Originally purchased for a Toyota Aurion
Purchased for $350 used for 1yr selling for $200

Tri Alliance Female Bib Knicks $65!!
Bib & Brace Knicks have carbon pro pad (male) or liquid cell pad (female) – an extra comfortable chamois with extreme comfort and durability. Perfect for those extra long rides.
Female small, worn twice only (wrong size!!) as new condition. Normally $130, selling for $65. BARGAIN!

Torino Bike Carrier
Universal Channel fits most models of car racks. Never used as our roof racks were too big. Bought for $89.95, and selling for $40.
* fits onto your current roof rack upto 70mm wide
* front fork mount – lockable
* rear wheel held in channel and secured by strap
* rear wheel support slides to enable all sizes and models of bikes to be carried- road, mtb** and hybrid
* alloy construction
* all steel bolts & fittings are rust proofed

Go FAST wheels…
Zipp wheelset, 808 rear, 404 front with Zipp hubs, aluminium rim clinchers. Complete with GP 4000 tyres. Versatile wheelset for all conditions road racing or triathlon. $1900 Click here to view and buy

 

Happy Training,
Team Tri Alliance

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