As we’re getting closer to the key races for the end of 2012 we have had some time trials in training.  Congratulations to everyone who have set some pb’s as it will give some much needed confidence for the races ahead.

A couple of pb’s worth noting are Dean Thurgood’s 800m swim time trial of 9.43 which is a squad record and Merinda Eckart running under 12.00 for the first time in the 3km run after years of trying and hard work.

Time trials are an important part of training as we need to test our progress to ensure the training is on track.  Additionally many people start to stress a little when they’re racing the clock and dealing with that stress or nervous tension is also great preparation for races.  The better you can handle any nerves and stress that might come with racing the better your overall result will be.

The interval type training that we are doing will continue to help finish of the strength endurance work that was done in the previous months.  The long course athletes are now in their specific conditioning stage spending a lot of time riding and running on the flat to help prepare them for the Busso course.

Please note a change to our meeting location for Tuesday mornings run. Starting from 16th October we will be meeting on the grass in South Bank Parklands directly opposite the Garage Cafe at 176 Grey Street.


One of our new Tri Alliance ambassadors Claire Schneider has written a blog about her recent experiences at the IM camp.  It is a great read so go to

Next week our other ambassador Darrell Giles has a great read on his journey of the last couple of years and his start in triathlon.


We have a new team member to the Tri Alliance staff in Yas Grigaluinas.  Yas is employed in a part time role to help us manage the beginner courses and our new role as a major sponsor of the Queensland Triathlon Series.

Please still direct all membership,training, program etc queries through to [email protected]


This weekend’s race is now officially sold out which is great to see.  As a major sponsor of the series for the first time we’re expecting a great turnout as it is the final hit out for those athletes going to Worlds and Noosa.

It is also the graduating race for our beginner course athletes. To celebrate we’ll be having a bbq after the race so bring along your family and friends and join us at the Tri Alliance tents.  We’ll have two 8 x 4m tents in the club area and a 4 x 4m information tent in sponsors row.

The new series organiser from the Event Crew are very experienced at event management and promise to make the series bigger and better than previous years.

Remember all Tri Alliance members can register at our tents on Sunday and avoid lining up with other competitors.


Thanks to everyone who has already submitted some nominations for training photo of the month.  Based on the standard so far we’ll certainly have some great ones to post and choose from.


Our long time sponsors from Mizuno are a major supporter of the new Fast Track Run series.  If you’re looking for something different and a good mid week run hit out this series is perfect.  Go to to enter and find out more.


Triathlon Queensland are finalising the club championship points from the Moreton Bay Triathlon.  For anyone that competed they have until tomorrow to confirm their result and ensure that Tri Alliance was their listed club in the results they sent out.

All points count towards the overall tally so if you find any errors in your results please contact Triathlon Queensland before close of business tomorrow.


Our social committee have arranged a great few days at the Noosa Triathlon this year.  With our friends from Tri Alliance Victoria joining us we have a couple of big events planned to celebrate.


  • 6:30am – photo at Tri Alliance tents. Wear your Tri Alliance gear for our biggest Noosa photo yet!
  • 6:30am-8:00am pre-race training sessions.
    • Option 1 – 60 mins easy cycle in 3 groups
    • Option 2 – Swim/bike/run session – 15 minutes of each.
    • 8:00am Buffet Breakfast at Noosa SLSC
      • Cost $25pp
      • Scrambled eggs, bacon, baked beans, roast tomato, warm croissants plus juices + tea and coffee station.



  • Post race – warm-down drinks at tent
  • 5:00pm – late Tri Alliance After Party at Hog’s Breath, Hastings Street
    • Terrace area exclusively booked for Tri Alliance
    • Cost $35pp
    • Food and drink package includes:
      • 2 standard drinks (local beer, wine, champagne, basic spirit)
      • Finger food including salt and pepper calamari, crispy chicken tenders, potato skins, gyoza, monterey cheese sticks, chicken wings, garlic bread, prawn twisters.
      • Also numerous sponsor prizes to give away as Random Draws

The fabulous Social Committee will be taking payment for the Saturday breakfast and Sunday after party. Payment can be made into account (note this is the Social Club account not the main Tri Alliance Qld account):

Account Name: Tri-Alliance Social Committee QLD
BSB: 084209

Account # 142933818

Please include your name as a reference.


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