GATTON GRUNT DUATHLON
We had a great morning at the first race of the new Qld Club Champs series at Gatton last Sunday morning. Despite the travel time out there we had over 40 athletes competing with many using the race as a hit out for Noosa, Worlds and Yepoon.
For everyone it was also the first race of the season and a chance to test their training. Congratulation to those who placed or won their age group to show their training is going well.
The final points towards the club champs series should be available on the TQ website in the coming days. The next race in the series is the Moreton Bay Triathlon on September 23.
The bbq afterwards thanks to the social committee was a hit and congratulations to Tim Osborne for winning the $900 wakeboard in our after race raffle. There are some photos up on the Tri Allaince Qld facebook page of the event.
CONGRATULATIONS IT’S A BOY
A big congratulations to life member Belinda Daniels and her husband Brett on the birth of their first child, Hugh earlier this week. Mother and son are doing well and we look forward to seeing them both at a race soon cheering Brett on.
We have 35 athletes all set to go for next weekend’s Noosa/Worlds Training camp. Starting Friday morning they’ll be doing 3 days of training to help their preparation for the upcoming season but specifically for Worlds in Auckland and Noosa.
If there is anyone else that would like to come along email us at [email protected] We have all beds full with our current booking but can look at booking another apartment if there is enough interest. View full details.
We’ll be posting photos up on the Tri Alliance Qld facebook page during the camp.
We have been taking head shots of members at training for our new member cards that will be available. Membership for the 2012/13 season is now due, through http://qld.tri-alliance.com.au/about/membership-fees/
Please note you will need to be a member of Tri Alliance Qld if you are paying Social or Full training fees.
Some benefits for Tri Alliance Qld members include $80 off Triathlon Qld membership, 20% off Giant Bikes through Cyc’d for Bikes at Norman Park, 25% of Rocket Science wetsuits (30% until the end of August) discounted entry to the Gatorade Triathlon series, $15 off massage services with Elite Sports Massage and free race day massage and bbq.
This weekend is another trail run at Mt. Cootha from 6:15am starting at the Summit Café. As per other trail runs there will be 2 groups completing a 1hr 45 to 2hr loop through the trails.
On Sunday the long course athletes are completing 2 loops of the Nebo Glorius ride starting from the Gap Coffee Club at 5.30am. As you can see we’re still working on our strength before transitioning into some specific interval work on the flat.
Good luck to Tim Osborne, Hannah Hogan, Yas Grigaluinas, Simon Corrie and Paul Thistleton who are competing at Yepoon this weekend.
Tim, Yas, Simon and Paul all raced at Gatton on Sunday while Hannah was second female overall at the Mackay Olympic Distance Triathlon to show she is ready for her first half IM.