WORD FROM THE COACHESGeelong
Another week – another race! This time the Geelong Multi-Sports festival incorporating the Olympic Distance qualifier and Long Course events. Tri Alliance had 59 athletes racing in Geelong (hopefully we didn’t miss anyone!) on what was a great conditions for a race. Click here to read our Geelong Race Results and Race Report.

This week most athletes have enjoyed an easier week, ready to freshen up for their final build into Sufferfest, Portarlington, and Ironman Melbourne. Time is certainly flying – no time to be complacent now, as your races will be here and the racing season over before you know it!

And with that, our Team in the Office are already busily planning post race season – including our April Training Timetable (plenty of FUN!), goal setting workshops and the all important End of Season Presentation Night! Stay tuned as dates and details will be released shortly!

NISSAN CORPORATE TRIATHLON – THIS WEEKEND
Team Tri Alliance is making another appearance this weekend at the Nissan Corporate Triathlon at Elwood on Sunday. Ryan did scare Trent from Mizuno at the prospects of him doing the full triathlon and having to swim! 😉 So Coach Mick will fill the void and join Coach Ryan and Brenton. Goodluck boys! Tri Alliance also has another team headed up by Coach Darren with his team mates athletes Stephen Drake and Ben Sullivan. And Coach Bernadette has also been working hard with a group of 25 beginners in the sport who also will be taking on the race for their respective organisations – so good luck to you all, especially if it is your first triathlon! 🙂 Tri Alliance has also had a hand at filling numerous other athletes corporate teams – so happy racing to everyone out there on Sunday. Be safe!

MSAC SWIM SESSION – MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY
Please note that on Monday 25 February we will be changing the swims sessions slightly – for this night only! So please note the following in your diary!
6.00pm – Long Course Athletes – all levels (those still training for Half/Full IM this season)
7.20pm – Short Course Athletes – all levels
*This is due to an IM Melbourne info session we are holding post 6pm swim session, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

IRONMAN MELBOURNE & IRONMAN PORT MAC INFORMATION SESSIONS:

  • Race nutritional review & planning: Next Wednesday 20 February. An up close and personal race nutrition and hydration review and planning with Ironman Head Coach Ollie Allan and Darryl Griffiths from Shotz Sports Nutrition. If you haven’t RSVP’d, make sure you do. CLICK HERE for more details and to RSVP.
  • Ironman, the mental game: We have the pleasure in inviting you to a night with our Sports Psychologist Daniel (Dan) Dymond on chatting all things about mental preparation for Ironman. Both for your final weeks of training, pre race and during the race. It will be an informal get together to allow you to ask as many questions, throw around ideas ect. Not compulsory, but another tool for your Ironman belt.CLICK HERE for more details and to RSVP

CONGRATULATIONSDes Minton
Last week we welcomed into the Tri Alliance family another little Boy Jack David Minton born at 5:50pm 6th February weighing in at 4.7kg, (around 10lbs!) From all reports Jack is settling in well at home with proud parents Emily and Coach Des. Congratulations guys!

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST TRY-THE-TRI GROUP!TrytheTris
Coach Bernadette has her hands full again with our newest group of Try-the-Tri’s who started last week and are leading into next months Portarlington Race on Sunday 17 March. The new group of 15 newbies have already settled in well and one lucky guy in the group is sharing it with 14 other girls – now he has to be a winner already! 🙂
Keep up the great work guys and look forward to seeing you all race in Portarlington.

PORTARLINGTON ACCOMODATION
Last call out for athletes who are looking for accommodation in Portarlington. We are currently trying to source more accommodation so if you haven’t got a bed yet let us know – email sarah@tri-alliance.com.au.
And if you have a house and have any spare beds – please let us know also as we will fill them for you!

COMPETITION TIME!!
We have a competition running on our facebook page at the moment. Simply share the post about the upcoming Portarlington Race and you will go in the draw to WIN one of THREE race entries into either of the last two races of the Gatorade/Active Feet Series in Melbourne. (exc Portarlington Long Course). Competition closes next Friday 22 Feb.
CLICK HERE TO SHARE AND WIN!

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HALF / FULL IRONMAN ATHLETES:
If you are completing a Half/Full Ironman Race this season AFTER Portarlington (ie Port Mac/Cairns) can you please email sarah@tri-alliance.com.au to confirm your race plans. Athletes we currently have confirmed are:
Port MacQuarie – Tim French, Jeremy Williamson, Charlie Nathan
Cairns Full – Marina Jurjevic, Jay Mueller
Cairns Half – Brad Campbell
So ensure you let us know so we can make sure your training build is correct and you receive relevant information.

NEXT STROKE CORRECTION COURSE – ONLY 2 PLACES REMAINSwim Stroke Pool
Due to popular demand, we will be running another Stroke Correction Course in March. We are currently taking expressions of interest if you can email info@tri-alliance.com.au if interested. Click here for more details.
You may also be interested in watching our new Swim Stroke Correction videos via our YouTube Channel here.

TRI ALLIANCE TRAINING TIPS – ‘TA TV’!Elwood Swim10
Tri Alliance has been developing a number of training videos to provide tips for your training. Check out our latest training video on Open water Training Tips. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up to date with new training videos being released.

FIT HEALTH INSURANCE – $150 CASH BACK!
With recent changes to the health system, you can’t afford to not have Health Insurance these days. FIT Health Insurance are offering Tri Alliance athletes $150 CASH BACK plus NO 2 or 6 month waiting periods of private and extras.  FIT Insurance Logo
CLICK HERE to read more on this exclusive offer, and click here to find our why FIT Health Insurance is fantastic for sporting people – they reward you for staying fit! Offer valid until 28 February 2013. So get in quick!


WINNING THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER……
Triathletes like to win. There is no doubt about it. They like to be the best at what they do. Whether that be a race, at work, being a good friend, training partner. You name it and we like to be the best at it. Some would call us over achievers or perfectionists, others just call us down right mad. But either way you look at it, it can only be a good thing for the world we live in! 🙂

AND SO….. When we we provided with the idea of supporting Smiling for Smiddy to help fight cancer, we thought what better way to help others AND this was another way to WIN! WIN AGAINST QUEENSLAND THAT IS! 🙂

Thanks to Brianna Scarlett and Michelle Grocock who are our biggest fundraisers so far, plus the numerous other athletes friends and family who have donated. Tri Alliance Victoria has already raised $8,089 towards our goal target of $50,000 (nearly double Tri Alliance Queensland if you were wondering!) 😉
Click here to sign up and start fundraising or click here to donate today.

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MARSHALS WANTED – NISSAN CORPORATE TRIATHLON!
The Nissan Corporate Triathlon National Series – Melbourne is this weekend and SuperSprint are still keen to get a few more Marshals for this event – the biggest triathlon in the hemisphere!IMG_5876

Event Roles / Areas: Race Kit Collection, Number Writing, Bag Compound, Transition Area, Pedestrian Crossing, Swim Course, Cycle Course, Run Course, Drink Stations, Finish Line, timing, althele show bags, spectator service plus more!

The feedback from athletes who have offered their services over the past few events say that the experience is invaluable!

Eamonn: “I really enjoyed the experience and as an athlete I will definitely be more appreciative of the great job the volunteers do. It’s a long morning and getting up so early is not an easy task!
Peter:  “It was great fun helping out! I’d definitely recommend it to any competitors!”
Charlie: “Thanks so much, I had a great time, was a pleasure helping.”

You’ll have just as much fun without the pressure of competing…..you’ll also see the race from the ‘other’ side. Email marshals@supersprint.com.au – let her know you are with Tri Alliance. 

TRAINING DETAILS THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY

SHORT COURSE – 7.00am Elwood Lifesaving Club. Bring all Swim, Bike and Run Gear and get ready for a big session with Coach Darren! We also encourage those Half IM athletes who just completed Geelong and do not have another half this season to head along. You will then have Sunday off to enjoy! 🙂

LONG COURSE –
Intermediate and First Time IM and Half IM athletes: 6.10am for a 6.15am ride roll-out  Meeting at North Point Cafe, Brighton. Portarlington and IM Melbourne athletes make sure you pack your runners for run off the bike. Coach Greg.
Advanced Ironman Melbourne athletes: 6.10am for a 6.15am ride roll-out. Meeting at Oaklands Junction Bulla. Come prepared with everything. Coach Ollie.

SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY
*Please note the Nissan Corporate Triathlon is on this Sunday 17 February. 

SHORT COURSE – day off, own easy ride or Nissan Corporate Triathlon.

LONG COURSE –
Half IM athletes or those not racing IM Melbourne: 7.50am for a 8.00am start. Meet at Melbourne Sports. Run will head towards the Tan and Yarra Trail.
Ironman Melbourne Athletes – IM Melb Course Swim & Run. Meeting 5.50am for a 6.00am carpool from Sandringham Oval to Frankston Pier. Those leaving cars and don’t have a permit you may want to park in the side streets (free). 7.00am swim at Frankston, 8.00am run from Frankston back to Sandringham. Please ensure you have read all the details online and organised your car pooling. Click here for full details and to arrange car pools with athletes

HAPPY TRAINING!
Team Tri Alliance

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