IRONMAN MELBOURNE SPECIAL EDITION
WORD FROM THE COACHES
Busy weekend gone, busy week/weekend ahead! Right at the pointy end of the season with Gatorade Race 5 and Mooloolaba Olympic Qualifier last weekend and Ironman Melbourne this weekend, triathlon fever is in the air!
We have plenty happening and a lot has already been communicated via our Facebook Page, but will outline key areas below.
Good luck to everyone racing Ironman Melbourne and a big thank you in advance for everyone’s support from our Aid Station Volunteers, athletes, friends and family out on course cheering. Makes a big difference to our athletes.
***Please stay tuned to facebook regarding any updates about tonight’s session at Elwood due to extreme winds***
PORTARLINGTON MINI / SPRINT / LONG COURSE
Portarlington is host to one of the most scenic triathlon’s in Victoria. Laid back seas side town, beautiful coastal views, friendly locals. You couldn’t pick a better location for Race 5 of the Gatorade Active Feet Series in Melbourne.
Team Tri Alliance loves having this race on the calendar – we’re sure more for the weekend away than anything! But regardless of the motivations, our athletes always turn up in force and put on a good show for the spectators.
59 Tri Alliance athletes raced in total, including 33 in Gatorade Sprint, 14 Active Feet and 12 Long Course. We finished with 10 podiums over the three distances, with a further 13 more athletes in top 10 places and loads of first timers!
Well done to everyone who raced and a big thanks to those who came down and cheered.
Click here for our race report.
IRONMAN MELBOURNE SUPPORTER INFORMATION
The day is nearly here for the biggest triathlon (Ironman) race to hit Australia – Ironman Melbourne, for the second year running. Race will kick off at 7.25am for pro’s with our Age Groupers starting at 7.40am sharp on Sunday morning. You can view the event timetable here.
This year the field limit has increased to 2,000+ competitors (up from 1500+ last year). The support our athletes have had leading into this race has been outstanding and race day again will be phenomenal for everyone involved.
If you are supporting our (or other) athletes this Sunday, make sure you read our Supporters Guide. And if you are racing, make sure you SHARE with your cheer squad. Some handy tips are including in what it takes to excel at being an Ironman Supporter! 🙂
Click here to read everything you need to know….
TRI ALLIANCE ATHLETE RACING FORM GUIDE
The eagerly awaited ‘Tri Alliance Athlete Racing Form Guide’ for Ironman Melbourne this weekend thanks to Greg ‘Zoolander’ Nugent. A colourful over-view on how our athletes are weighted for this years big race. Click here to read – ENJOY!
PICK UP YOUR IM MELB TRI ALLIANCE SUPPORT TEE – more sizes are now available!
The shop has been updated and all sizes are now back on sale. Order online before 4.30pm today and make sure you drop by Elwood tonight between 6.00-7.30pm and grab your Pre Purchased GIANT/Tri Alliance Ironman Melbourne supporter Tee.
WIN a $500 BICYCLES INC VOUCHER!!!
Join in on the fun of our Photobombing Competition and go in the running to WIN a $500 Bicycles Inc. voucher. Tees can be purchased through the online trishop and be picked up tonight at the Elwood Combo Session 6.00-7.30pm
IRONMAN / TRIATHLON ON YOUR TV!
Set the recorder or book some coach time this week – some TRI ACTION on Ten/OneHD leading into Ironman Melbourne this weekend. Click here to see whats on and when!
BREAKFAST WITH BELINDA GRANGER
Ironman (triathlon) fever this week. Get amongst it!
One the team from WITSUP are organising, get up close and personal with 46xIron-distance competitor (yes she has done 46!!) this Saturday 23 March.
Click to find and more and to book! Click here to read more and to book.
FREE COFFEE THIS SATURDAY THANKS TO GIANT!
If you’re in St Kilda for IronMan Melbourne get down to The Great Provider Ride Life Cafe Saturday morning, free coffee and treats Saturday morning from 7am – 10:30am for all cyclists!
GOOD LUCK & BEST WISHES!
This week goes to Edward (Ed) Terry who is moving to Seattle this week to continue his career as an aeronautical engineer with Boeing. Ed has grown immensely during his short time with us, and has been know as ‘the guys who can run fast!’ Not a bad way to be known! 🙂 And we want to know whether Ed and physicist Geoffrey Taylor ever caught up for a chat, as that would be one interesting conversation!
SECOND HAND ELITE MALE TRI TOP FOR SALE:
Only worn twice, is too big for the whippet who bought it.
Size medium. RRP$99 selling for $50 (bargain!) Check out the top online here.
To find out more and to grab this bargain email [email protected]
SWIM SESSION THIS FRIDAY MORNING AT MSAC
With our Ironman athletes in full taper, this Friday AM’s swim session at MSAC is being opened up to intermediate swimmers also. So if you are an intermediate swimmer in our short course squad, make sure you get along to the pool in the morning 5.45am start, outdoor pool. And if you are lucky you’ll get a sunrise like this one!
SWIM SESSIONS ON MONDAY 25 MARCH
A reminder about changes to our swim sessions this coming Monday 25 March.
- NO AM session at Northcote
- NO PM Sessions at MSAC
- 6.30PM Open Water Swim at Elwood Beach. All levels Welcome.
Click here to check out our training timetable
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!
- Mountain Biking
- Hiking including the famous 1000 Steps
- Studley Park Family Day
- Tour de Latte Rides
- Sunday ‘Fun Days’
CLICK HERE to read more
PRE SEASON TRAINING CAMP – LORNE
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.
END OF SEASON PRESENTATION NIGHT!
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! BOOKINGS WILL OPEN NEXT WEEK!
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 ono
- 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 ! Prices neg as leaving country on the 20th of march!
For more info or photos etc call 0449 200 763
TRAINING DETAILS THIS WEEKEND
SATURDAY 23 MARCH
- 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. 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.
SUNDAY 24 MARCH
IRONMAN MELBOURNE No Coached Sessions. Make sure you have read our Supporters Information Guide so you know where to cheer from!
Team Tri Alliance