What a fabulous night on Thursday Night’s Combo, which included Mizuno Shoe Trials, the boys from Bicycles Inc down and our Monthly Athlete Dinner as a casual BBQ post training. It is such a great atmosphere when so many of our athletes get together for one big training session a week and really is the only time when all levels and abilities are out there training together. Top work everyone in the heat of the afternoon.
Our Coaches also had a catch up with the Trent and team from RunningFit and Mark and his crew from Mizuno at RunningFit’s location in the City – 170 Queen St on Friday Night as part of their regular Coaches Catch-Up. Some of you may have met Mark from Mizuno on Thursday Night and be very impressed that he recently ran in the Osaka Marathon, and ran a lazy 2:20 Marathon. We hope you are impressed – because we are! And this just proves to us the team at Mizuno not only talk the talk, they walk the walk and mean business when it comes to running and shoes. So make sure you pop in and see the the guys at RunningFit for a personal running gait analysis to find the best shoe for your feet.
During the week we had Tri Alliance athlete Alison Faulkner and her mum (and thousands of others!) complete the Great Victoria Bike Ride. Soaking up some fantastic riding and scenery across country Victoria and enjoying the company of family and friends as they went along. Well done girls – awesome team effort. 🙂 (And we’re sure Alison is trying to convince her mum to enter a triathlon!)
On Sunday, the Sussans Women’s Fun Run was on again, with close to 5,000 women running with friends, family and loved ones in support of the Breast Cancer Network. Our 6 Pace runners had a great time supporting the girls in their goals and the smiles on the faces after the event was priceless! Click here to view our pictures from the event. And a big thank-you to those athletes who helped Marshall the event and in doing so scored themselves an entry into a Gatorade/Active Feet Race!
We also had a few athletes who went down and raced in the Brighton Enduro Triathlon on Sunday. Well done to those who raced on what we here was a great race.
Coaches Ollie, Sarah and Greg will be in Busselton for Ironman Western Australia for the next week, with Greg and 9 of our other Victorian athletes competing and a further 26 from our Queensland Squad, so it is set for a big weekend ahead!
IRONMAN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Tri Alliance will take over it’s biggest contingent to Ironman Western Australia (better know as Ironman Busso as the race is held in the beautiful sea side town of Busselton)
From Victoria, Tri Alliance has 10 athletes racing – including a ‘first time Ironman’, a Pro Triathlete, a defending champion and Kona hopefuls. And between them, there are years and years of training and Ironman racing combined.
Click here to continue reading our PRE Race Report….
TAUPO LONG COURSE | HALF
Kiwi Nick Sissons heads back to the land of Half Ironmans and will complete his 5th Half Ironman/Long Course event for the Season – and number 15 in his Long Course Career. The race is a 2km | 90km | 21.1km event held in Taupo, NZ. Nick did have a little mishap this week though and has sliced his foot open. We’re hoping it heals enough to complete the race, if not at least swim/bike. Best of luck Nick!
SPRINT DISTANCE QUALIFIER, COOMEALLA
Tri Alliance Ambassador Lisa MacFarlane will be flying the flag this weekend in Coomealla for the first race of the Sprint Distance Qualifying races in her bid to qualify for the World Sprint distance Championships in London next year. Good luck Lisa!!
Click here to read more about the race
Click here to read more on the Sprint Distance Series
CANBERRA HALF IROMAN
Next Weekend we have 10 athletes heading in convoy up the Hume Hwy to Canberra for the Half Ironman.
Good luck to the following athletes in their final preparations:
Ariel Grans | Steve Akins | Charlie Nathan | Steve Bridges | Chris Mutimer | Alex Angelini | Melissa Collins | Adam Murone | Jeanette Linehan | Paul Venner.
We’ll provide you with details next week on how to track these athletes. But if you see them over the next week make sure you wish them luck!
GATORADE RACE 2 – ELWOOD
We had some fantastic results from Race 1 at StKilda, and with only 3 short weeks in between races, the key is to freshen up, sharpen up and gear up for Race 2 next weekend. Being at Elwood – we’ll have a home ground advantage and is one of the biggest races for us as we lead into the Christmas Period (and our Christmas Party!)
Last race we had a number of athletes who didn’t have ‘Tri Alliance’ as their Club/Squad in the SuperSprint Profile so missed out on getting their results in our results page and also didn’t accumulation points for the Tri Club Competition. So make sure you login here and check your profile to ensure you don’t miss out.
UPGRADING TO GATORADE/ACTIVE FEET SERIES ENTRY
Did you enter race one and now thinking you should have entered the whole series? Well you still can! Athletes can upgrade to become a Series entrant by 5pm Thursday 13 December just before Race 2. Late fee kicks on the Wednesday before, so best to get in by the Wednesday 5pm.
The cost of your first race will be taken off your Series Entry – so you don’t lose out. And you still receive f fantastic Series packs – Active Feet get a kit valued over $250 and Gatorade Series Kit valued at $300! PLUS you go in the draw to win Pro for a Day – and Tri Alliance for the last 3 years has had at least one athlete win during the series.
All you need to do is contact SuperSprint 9595 3000 to arrange.
TRI ALLIANCE CHRISTMAS PARTY
Sunday 16 December 2012 3pm-late
You’ve saved the date, now you can get your tickets! Last year was so much fun, we’re doing it all again. Barefoot Bowling, BBQ and Christmas cheer TA style!
Where: Port Melbourne Bowling Club
When: Sunday 16 December 3pm-late
Tickets MUST be pre purchased:
Gourmet BBQ and Bowls: $60, all you can eat and 2hours of bowling OR
Gourmet BBQ only: $40 – all you can eat (no bowling)
Barefoot Bowls only: $30 (no food)
Childrens BBQ: $15
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKET!
HELL WEEK CHALLENGE
The Challenge has been set…..
SAT 22 – SAT 29 DEC 2012
The much anticipated Hell Week has been a tradition over Christmas for a number of years and this year it is back with a vengeance! With more athletes, more coaches and some big races ahead, we hope you are ready to take on our Hell Week Challenge! CLICK HERE to find out more!
ELITE CLOTHING RANGE – ORDERS BEING TAKEN
We will be placing another order of our ELITE ROCKET SCIENCE RACE GEAR to arrive in time for the Geelong Multi-sports Festival. Orders must be received NO LATER than next Friday 14 December to ensure orders arrive in time.
CLICK HERE to order online – please remember ensure you are NOT logged in when purchasing, as gear is at athlete prices already.
We also have a MALE MEDIUM race suit that has only been worn once, but is too big for the athlete and he is selling (at reduced price) if you want to grab one at reduced cost, please email Sarah
ENTRY LEVEL CLOTHING RANGE
Our updated delivery date is now next week – so stay tuned for a big shipment arriving and our athletes in their brand new gear for the second race of the season!
RETUL BIKE FIT – MORE POWER, NO EXTRA TRAINING
Do you want more power on the bike without additional training? The innovative Retul bike fitting system can help you achieve results. As used by 3 x IM World champion Craig Alexander Retul is the most advanced bike fitting system in the industry. Book in today with us – call 9645 2223. Click here to read more…
SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP CHANGE – COMMENCE THIS WEEK
A reminder that the changes to our Social Program come into effect this week. We are currently busily printing new Athlete ID’s to those who have changed to our Social Swim Program or upgraded to short/long course. This will be handed out in the next week. Those who remained on the General Social Program will keep the same ID cards. You can read more on the changes to our Social Program here.
JANUARY TRAINING CAMPS
Don’t miss out!
We are about to finalise details for our training camps in January – if you haven’t let us know if you are interested, you have until this WEDNESDAY 5 December to do so. After that we cannot guarantee places will be available.
Falls Creek Training Camp – 2-6/7 January. We are seeking expressions of interest for our 5/6 day altitude camp which will include swim, rides and runs over the some of the most scenic training ground in Victoria! The camp will only go ahead if we have around 15-20 athletes, so if you are keen to attend please email [email protected] with your expression of interest. Cost approx. 5-600 for 5-6nights.
Summer Training Camp – Australia Day Long Weekend. Ideal for beginner and intermediate athletes, the camp will have a changed format to last year and will be a key training camp to help you finish off the Season strong while learning from our Coaches. Cost approx. $350 for 3 nights
Email [email protected] if you are interested in either camp.
IRONMAN MELBOUORNE INFORMATION EVENING
Next Thursday 13 December
16 weeks until Ironman Melbourne – time for athletes to get geared up for a big summer of training and lead into this fantastic local Ironman Event. From last count Tri Alliance had around 50 athletes (yes!) who had entered Ironman Melbourne 2013. If you have yet to RSVP for our Information Evening make sure you CLICK HERE and do so.
We need to know numbers who will be attending so we can ensure we have the venue arranged.
FREE BIKE SERVICE DELIVERY
Bicycles Inc is offering a FREE delivery service, where you can drop your bike in for a service at their store during the week and they will personally drop it down on Thursday Night Combo Session. Only 3 spots for this are available each week, so make sure you book in early. And if you haven’t had your bike services for a while – here’s a great chance!
SPECIAL OFFER ON NEW SHIMANO TRI SHOES
Bicycles Inc have just got their hands on the new Male and Female Elite Tri Shoe. The ideal tri shoe for short and long course racing, features include light weight, top cap and carbon fibre composite sole.
Male TR60 and Female WT60 Elite Tri Shoe
TRI-Alliance Athlete Price $225 (20% off RRP!)
Male: Sizes 38 through 50
Female: Sizes36 through 43
TRAINING TIMETABLE CHANGES – DECEMBER
Make sure you have checked out our updated training timetable for squad sessions. A few changes have been made for the remainder of November and moving into December including:
- Tuesday PM Windtrainer sessions – 6.00pm is for Canberra & Busso athletes only, 6.30pm all other short and long course athletes, recovery week will have everyone at 6.30pm
- Wednesday PM sessions @ MSAC – outdoor pool for December
- MONDAY 17 DECEMBER – Swim sessions at MSAC will be in the INDOOR POOL
FIT HEALTH INSURANCE – $150 CASH BACK!
FIT Health Insurance is a new type of health insurance that’s all about encouraging, supporting and rewarding active Australians – just like you! As a special offer to our partner’s clients (that’s YOU!) and for a limited time when you join FIT Health Insurance, FIT will give you $150 Cash-Back!*
All athletes should have some form of medical insurance so why not look at this fantastic offer FIT insurance is offering for a limited time only! Click here to read more about this fantastic promotion! And enter the promotional code Tri Alliance to access this great promotional deal!
Click here to read more about our association with FIT Health Insurance
TRAINING THIS WEEKEND
7.00am Elwood Beach. Bring all swim, bike and run gear
All rides leaving 6.00am from North Point Cafe, North Road Brighton. Please ensure you are ready no later than 5.50am for ride briefing.
Canberra Athletes – flat tempo ride
Advanced Long course riders – strength endurance ride, Dandenongs
Intermediate/New Long Course Riders – strength endurance ride, Humphries Road / Two Bays
Speed/Endurance Ride 6.45am, meet at Elwood Lifesaving Club
Endurance Run 8.00am from Fairfield Boat House, Fairfield.
*No Coached run from MSAC
9 Dec – Ironman Western Australia – Busselton
9 Dec – Taupo NZ Half Ironman
16 Dec – Canberra Half Ironman
20 Jan – Auckland Half Ironman Asia Pacific Championships
25 Nov – Gatorade Race 1, St Kilda
16 Dec – Gatorade Race 2, Elwood