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Thanks to everyone who came along to our Ironman BBQ and Family Day on Sunday. A huge turn out with close to 60 athletes, friends and family enjoying great food, great company and sunshine at Elwood Beach. What more can you ask for! A big thanks to those who brought some of the delicious food along, to Aussie Farmers Direct for the donation of sausages and Laurimar Bakers Delight for the bread and hot cross buns. With all your help and your hungry stomachs we raised just over $500 for our Smiling for Smiddy Campaign. An awesome effort! CLICK HERE to view some pics from the BBQ and our Ironman Weekend training.

MOOLOOLABA OLYMPIC DISTANCE
The last race of the Olympic Distance Qualifying Series is this weekend in Mooloolaba and we have a number of athletes from Victoria and a big crew from Queensland heading to the ‘sunshine coast’! The weather however has been horrendous in the Sunshine States of late and the event organisers have already move the swim from the beach ‘surf’ to the river/canal at the back so make sure you are aware of these and any other changes. Good luck to: Jill Sultan, Lisa Dominquez, Shane Buntman, Xavier Flynn, Emma Oliver, Catherine Allison and the team frmo QLD. Lets hope the nasty weather settles down! (If you are racing and not on our list, please email [email protected]i-alliance.com.au.

RACE 5 GATORADE SERIES – PORTARLINGTON
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend in Portarlington including our Short Course squad, Long Course crew and our latest group of Try the Tri’s who will be graduating this weekend with their first triathlon. Make sure you read details below regarding pre race session in Portarlington this Saturday and details for Sunday. See you all down there!
And if you haven’t seen this video from Portarlington race in 2012 make sure you check it out here. Always good for a laugh at the end! 🙂

FREE GATORADE/ACTIVE FEET RACE ENTRYGeelong
SuperSprint Events is currently looking for Event Marshals to assist at the Gatorade Triathlon Series Race 5, Sunday 17th March 2013 at Portarlington.

If you or your partner/family members of those racing are able to assist us as an Event Marshal, SuperSprint will provide a FREE entry to  Gatorade Race 6 or Active Feet Fun Series.  Should you be interested or would like more details, please contact Kay Feain – SuperSprint Marshal Coordinator by e-mail or by phone. This offer is open to family and friends – so a great chance to get them involved also! And a great way to get yourself sorted for a FREE Race Entry!

Event Time – Sunday 17th March 5.45 am – 1.30 pm (approx.)
Contact: Kay Feain
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0409 806 517

 

TRAINING TIMETABLE – MARCH
Make sure you are up to date with the changes to this months training timetable as there are quite a few changes due to the Grand Prix. Changes over this week:

  • NO Swim Friday 15 March at MSAC (closed). Come and join the crew at Northcote YMCA,180 Victoria Rd Northcote 6am start. Coach Ryan will be taking the session and a great chance to see how things are done the other side of the river. 🙂
  • No Swim Monday 18 March at MSAC (closed) Either join the team at Northcote 6am OR we will be holding an open water swim 6.30pm at Elwood.
  • Tuesday night windtrainer back at MSAC
  • Click here to view full training timetable

ARE YOU NEW TO TRI ALLIANCE THIS YEAR?
Are you new to Tri Alliance or to triathlon training in general? Want to know what happens after the last race of the season? We have heaps of things happening, including Goal Setting and race planning, April ‘Fun’ Transition Training Timetable, End of Season presentation Night, Tour de Latte Rides, family funs days plus more!
If you are wanting to chat to a Coach about what your plans are for the end of the Season Emma is manning the phones to chat you through. So make sure you give us a call anytime between 10am and 3pm Monday-Friday. We would love to hear from you!

GIANT BICYCLES – THE WINNING FORMULAGiant Bikes1
Each week we are seeing more and more athletes on our favourite bikes from GIANT and Bicycles Inc, and last week Ironman athlete Brett Archbold took possession of his new GIANT Trinity SL1 and Ariel Grana picked up his super sleek Trinity SL0. These bikes have some serious speed and look the goods too. A shipment of these go fast bikes landed in Australia recently so look out for plenty of these on the road leading into Ironman Melbourne. Contact Bicycles Inc if you want to talk shop!

IRONMAN PRE RACE DO’S and DON’TS (BIKE)Bicycles Inc Logo
On Tuesday Night the team from Bicycles Inc provided the squad with a Bike Pre Race Maintenance session, outlinging the do’s and don’t before your next big race. We’ve put together an article worth reading over to ensure you (and more importantly your bike) is prepped and ready to race next week. Click here to read…

THREE RED HOT RACE TIPSBike2
Tri Alliance Coach Ryan Bourke presents us with 3 triathlon race tips which will enable you to swim, bike and run faster. Through practicing these tips in training you will master them in your racing and improve your overall times. Click here to view

FEMALE GIANT TIME TRIAL BIKES – NOW ON SALE!
Last month the guys got a great deal on the new GIANT Composite TT Bike – now it’s the girls turn! Contact Bicycles Inc ASAP to chat about getting yourself a new bike. Limited stock available at this fantastic price – so you’ll have to be quick!

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STAY TUNED – COMING SOON!

GOAL SETTING AND RACE PLANNING 2013/2014
An important part of your season’s planning is goal setting and race planning for the coming  season. Dates locked in for this year are:
Long Course – Tuesday 2 April
Short Course – Tuesday 9 April
Full details will be out very soon – but lock these dates in your diaries!

APRIL TRAINING TIMETABLEStand Up PaddleBoarding
Our much anticipated ‘April Training Timetable’ will be coming out VERY soon. Activities planned this year include:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking including the famous 1000 Steps
  • Studley Park Family Day
  • Tour de Latte Rides
  • Sunday ‘Fun Days’
    CLICK HERE to read more

END OF SEASON PRESENTATION NIGHT!IMG_9439compressed
The biggest night of the year is our End of Season Presentation Night and this year the date has been set for SATURDAY 11 MAY 2013. In what is touted as THE Social Event of the year, it’s one you won’t want to miss! Invite your friends, parters, family – the more the merrier. Big questions this year – Who will be this years John Cornish Scholarship holder? Who will win the ‘Zoolander Award’? Invites going out next month – so keep an eye out!

PRE SEASON TRAINING CAMP – LORNELorne-camp-coming-coon
We are excited already about this years Pre Season Training Camp. Held every year over the Queens Birthday Weekend (7-10 June 2013) in Lorne. And we have some exciting developments and additions to this years camp that we can’t wait to share with you. In the meantime make sure you lock this date in your diary and stay tuned for more details to come! CLICK HERE to read more and for early RSVP’s.

PUFFING BILLY – THE GREAT TRAIN RACE!
As part of our training timetable for April, we are encouraging athletes to join us in a FUN event – the Great Train Race on Sunday 5 May!
The race route extends 13.2 km’s through the hills and fern gullies of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. The continual popularity of this unique fun run makes the Great Train Race an event not to be missed.
Speak to anyone who has done this event and we can guarantee you will love it! So lock this date in your diary and make sure you enter ASAP as the event is popular and can sell out. We’ll make a fantastic morning of it. :)  Click here for more info and to enter!

SENDING WELL WISHES
Unfortunately we are again sending well wishes to an athlete this week. Buly Cardak who swims with our Northcote squad had a crash while riding on the weekend and walked away with a broken collar bone. Good news is no surgery needed, bad news he’ll be out of the pool and off the bike for a couple of months. All the best with the recovery Buly!

CLOTHING UPDATEGeelong2
Summer Cycling/Running Gear: Our new stock of Cycling and running gear has been dispatched and will arrive first thing next week. A lot of this has already been pre-sold and on back order, once these orders have been filled we will update the shopping cart for any further orders. They will go quick though so make sure you keep an eye out!
Rocket Science Elite Race Gear: Gear on order will be dispatched this Friday and arrive in Melbourne on Monday (Tuesday at the very latest) Sarah will contact those who have ordered and need for IM Melbourne. We will also be placing another order on 1 April. So if you are racing between June-September 2013, this is the order you want to get in. Make sure you ORDER ONLINE before 1 April to ensure your gear arrives before your next key race.
Winter Cycling/Running Gear: Is currently in sample stage and pre orders will be taken in April. So stay tuned for these new additions including Cycling Vests, Long Sleeve Jersey’s, long sleeve running tops and more!

Sale bike

TRIATHLON GEAR FOR QUICK SALE! 

I’m moving to Canada and unfortunately have to sell most of my gear (only enough room to take the TT bike!)

  • Selling a brand new roadbike Giro apollo, comes setup with pedals etc etc but hasnt been ridden at all. (paid $1599) will take $1000 onoSale wheels
  • Set of race wheels 60 front and 88 rear. Only been raced on maybe 3 times. In perfect condition. $1300 ono
  • Elite Crono fluid wind trainer. Easy to use, no wires or setup, like riding on the road, change resistance by simply changing your gears. $200 ono

Wouldn’t be selling any of it if I wasn’t moving, great gear !sale windtrainer Prices neg as leaving country on the 20th of march!

For more info or photos etc call 0449 200 763
Leonie Hubber

TRAINING DETAILS THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY 16 MARCH

  • 6.30am – Long Course Ride. Leaving Elwood Lifesaving Club. 6.25am brief for a 6.30am roll out. Coach Greg
  • 6.30am – Advanced short course ride (invite only) leaving Cafe Racer 6.00am for caffeine hit, for a 6.30am roll out. Coach Ryan.
  • 7.00am – Intermediate & Beginner Short Course – Swim/Bike/Run/Skills. 7.00am Elwood Lifesaving Club. Bring all swim, bike and run gear. Please leave your bikes in your cars to start with though. Coach Emma has a super session planned so make sure you get along. If racing Portarlington, you can either attend this session or the session in Portarlington
  • 9.00am – Pre Race Session and course familiarisation in Portarlington. Long & Short Course. Meet at the race venue 8.45am for a 9.00am start. Will ride, run then optional swim.
  • 10.30am – (approx) TA TAJ set up and rack set-up. We need all athletes to either assist with the TA Taj set up or assisting SuperSprint with putting up transition racks. Won’t take long with all hands involved.
  • 12.30pm – Tips & Tricks and Transition Walk Through. For anyone coming down to the course later, join our tips & tricks and walk through to ensure you are best prepared for your race. Meet at TA Taj at race venue.

SUNDAY 17 MARCH
No Coached Sessions. Follow own programs for training details if not racing. Or head down the road to Portarlington and support our short course crew! A small group of Long Course athletes will be down in Portarlington and will met up on Sunday for their long run. So feel free to come down and join in while supporting your fellow athletes.

HAPPY TRAINING!
Team Tri Alliance

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