WORD FROM THE COACHES
A great start to the New Year with numbers at sessions peaking for the season, and a great vibe among athletes as we embark on some big races coming up. So keep up the consistent training, put in the hard work and the results will show on race day. If you have any queries regarding your training or racing make sure you speak to a Coach. The more you ask, the more your will learn!
DETAILS FOR RACE 3 GATORADE – THIS SUNDAY
Race 3 of the Gatorade Season kicks off this weekend as we kick right into the middle of the Short Course racing season. Tri Alliance currently has 6 male athletes and 11 females athletes sitting in the top 10 of their age group categories after the first two races click here to view the age group leader board.
- Have you entered? If not, late entry fee of $10 applies from mid-day Wednesday, and online entries close 5pm Thursday. So make sure you contact us for your special Tri Alliance Discount Code if you have yet to enter.
- SuperSprint Tri Club Competition – Tri Alliance has been the winner of the SuperSprint Tri Club Competition since it’s inception 2 years ago and we are going for a three-peat this year. To gain points for Tri Alliance, you need to ensure that your SuperSprint Profile has Tri Alliance as your Triathlon Club.
- Tri Alliance Race Results – By having Tri Alliance as your Triathlon Club in your SuperSprint Profile– this is also how we collate our our athlete race results spreadsheet. So another reason to ensure you have this updated! You don’t want to miss out on a mention in our results and post race report!
- POST RACE BBQ
We will again be putting on our famous post race BBQ, so make sure you hang around after the race to enjoy a feed. We are looking for a couple of chef’s though – so if you are coming along to support and can give a hand with the BBQ please email Sarah. (Thanks in advance!)
- POST RACE DRINKS & FAREWELL
We will be enjoying post race drinks on Sunday and at the same time fare welling little Meg Takiguchi this weekend as she embarks on a new journey in Perth. So come and join us at The Great Provider, 42A Marine Parade StKilda. So even if you aren’t racing, make sure you get along and enjoy a drink and great company in the sun. 3.30-8pm
CLICK HERE to RSVP as we need to let the venue know an estimate of numbers coming along.
NEW RACE GEAR – PICK UP
Our next pick up date will be this Thursday 10 January at Elwood Beach.
5.30-5.50pm OR 7.30-8.00pm (per and post session)
If you want your gear before this weekends race – make sure you come down and pick up!
NEW PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Yesterday we communicated our new program and fee structure as part of our last change to our structure. For athletes this affects, make sure you view these changes on line. Changes will come into effect on Monday 21 January. You can view our new program and fee structure under the Training Menu of our website, all program options are now updated and include:
- Online Training
- General Social Swim
- Social Swim
- Short Course EXL Swims
- Short Course INC Swims
- Long Course EXC Swims
- Long Course INC Swims
RACE WHEELS FOR SALE
Looking for a pair of race wheels? Grab your hands on a bargain pair of race wheels for your upcoming races.
Planet X Pro Carbon 50mm
Zipp Ultra Tyres
Done under 100kms
Selling for $450
Contact Matt on 0431 222 406
ATHLETE TEAM MEETING & SMIDDY CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
Tuesday 15 January 2012
Tri Alliance welcomes it’s athletes to our next exciting team meeting for the year, which includes the launch of the Tri Alliance Smiddy Fundraising Campaign!
Click here to RSVP your attendance
Tri Alliance is proud to join the fight against cancer by joining forces with Smiling for Smiddy – a non-profit organisation raising money for Cancer Research.
Smiling for Smiddy was set up in memory of Queensland Age Group Triathlete Adam Smiddy who passed away from an aggressive form of Melanoma Cancer in 2006 at just 26 years of age. With a number of our own athletes touched by loved ones facing the battle against cancer – including Robert Scapins’ beautiful wife Belinda who recently lost that battle, Cancer Research is often in the forefront of our minds.
Smiling for Smiddy encourages participants to raise money on the journey to their next triathlon or multi-sports goal and as an added benefit they help cover your Tri Alliance Coaching Fees! So all you have to do is focus on your training and raising money for a great cause!
Click here to continue reading…
Click here to RSVP your attendance
SWIM STROKE CORRECTION COURSE – TWO PLACES REMAIN!
Our highly sort after Swim Stroke Correction Course is back for 2013, with our first program starting THIS Saturday 12 Jan. We only have 2 places remaining – so if you want a place, make sure you email [email protected] to book.
Dates for the Course: Sat 12, Sat 19, Sat 26 Jan, Sat 2 Feb, Sat 16 Feb (2.30-3.30pm)
Click here for more information
IRONMAN MELBOURNE – SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS!
After the huge success of our ‘Aid Stations’ at Ironman Melbourne last year, we are again putting a call out for athletes, friends, family who would like to volunteer some of their time to help man a Tri Alliance Aid Station on the Run Course of Ironman Melbourne. With around 50-60 Tri Alliance athletes competing in Ironman Melbourne, it’s going to be a huge event again for Tri Alliance and so we are looking for your support!
What we need!
Around 80 athletes/friends/family who can spare 2-4 hours on Sunday 24 March (Ironman Melbourne Race Day) to assist on one of two aid stations, handing out drinks and food and generally providing support to athletes as they run past.
We are also in search of two people who would be willing to help us with the organisation of the volunteers. You don’t need any experience – just some good organisation skills! Email [email protected] if you would like to volunteer OR be an Volunteer Organiser! Thanks, Sarah
TRIATHLON TRIPLE CHALLENGE!
Are you looking for that next challenge? Are you ready to make the step to Long Course Racing? SuperSprint has introduced a new challenge for competitors this season and this could be for you!
All you have to do is race and finish in the Sprint, Olympic and Long Course events in the Gatorade Series. All competitors who finish all three races will be awarded a “ Gatorade Triathlon Triple Crown” t-shirt by 2XU on stage at the Portarlington Long Course presentations.
To be eligible competitors must enter the final race at Portarlington by Friday 15 February and finish at the following events:
- Race 3 Elwood – Sprint, 500/20/5, 13 January – Victoria’s most favoured sprint race in 2011/12.
- Race 4 Sandringham – Olympic, 1500/40/10, 3 February – Victoria’s most popular Olympic distance event.
- Race 5 Portarlington – Long Course, 2000/80/20, 17 March – One of Australia’s best triathlon courses and longest running event in Victoria.
CLICK HERE to read more
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…
PARTNER SPECIALS AND DISCOUNTS
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!
**Please note this week will be the final week before Xmas, and will be back in action in the New Year**
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
SHOTZ SPORTS NUTRITION
We are stocked up with Shotz Sports Nutrition – so make sure you aren’t caught short a gel or left without hydration on your next training ride. Order online today!
THE PERFORMANCE AND SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC
Are now conveniently located at Lakeside Stadium, 31 Aughtie Drive Albert Park. You can receive exclusive athlete discount and services. PSPC specialise in helping athletes achieve optimal and consistent performance. Make sure you contact Dane or Dan if you want to maximise your performance.
Click here to read more about their services.
TRAINING THIS WEEKEND
- 7.30am PRE RACE SESSION. Elwood Beach. Bring all swim, bike and run gear.
- 9:00am post session feed at Sails on the Bay, Elwood
- 9.30am Beginners / TRY-the-TRI’s, Elwood Beach. Bring all swim, bike and run gear.
- 10.00am TA Taj Tent Set Up
- FIRST TIME Half and Full Ironman athletes
5.55am for a 6.00am start Elwood Beach, meet near ELSC. Follow your program for distances, and full details will be provided at briefing.
120km Mount Martha return
135km Mount Martha + detour climb
- INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED Half and Full Ironman athletes (only)
Please check with Sarah or Ollie if you are suitable to attend this ride.
6.00am for a 6.15am start. Studley Park Boathouse. Follow your program for distance, and full details will be provided at the briefing
Click here for Ironman Map Route, 150km
Click here for Half Ironman Map Route, 130km
(note ride will go to Kinglake WEST, then return back the same way.)
- You MUST attend the ride briefing so you know which group you will be in and where you are riding to.
- Ensure you are adequately fueled for your ride and take money, phone and spares with you.
Short Course: Gatorade Race 3, Elwood. Meet at the TA TAJ, ensure you know when bike compound opens/closes and when your race start time is. Full details will be sent out tomorrow by SuperSprint.
7.55am for a 8.00am start Fairfield Boathouse Carpark – all Long course athletes encouraged to attend this strength endurance run. Distances ranging from 15-20km of varying levels. Please ensure you arrive no later than 7.55am for briefing. Bring $$ for a coffee/feed afterwards.
***Long Course athletes racing the Gatorade, please speak to Sarah about completing a moderate run post race.