WORD FROM THE COACHES
This year’s Lorne Winter Triathlon Training Camp has been described as the best Triathlon Training Camp to date by Head Coach Ollie Allan who has been running this camp for the last 15odd years. What an amazing experience for those attending their first camp and those returning from previous years.
Athletes completed between 2-4hours of riding each day and 45min-1.5hours of running, along with a fresh and fun open water swim and plenty of seminars and workshops to learn as much as they could in just 4 days. We had a great mix of athletes levels and abilities including beginners, seasoned athletes, advanced athletes and those new to the squad. What a fantastic experience for everyone to enjoy the weekend literally training, eating and sleeping triathlon.
What our athletes are saying…
- “Totally amazing, yet again, but this one was the best ever! Thanks to all the amazing coaches, the other athletes, the brilliantly beautiful Lorne and this year’s spectacular weather!” Sonia
- “Thanks for an awesome weekend. Really well polished and organised, loads of fun and bloody hard!” Tim
- “The Lorne Winter Training camp was the perfect opportunity to work as part of the TA Team, increase my training load and gain essential information from the coaches, seminars and workshops. Most importantly, the camp experience allowed me to build my self-confidence as a triathlete by encouraging me to believe in my abilities and providing me with the reassurance that my body will do what my minds tells it to do!” Michelle
Thanks to every athlete that attended and committed to the training over the weekend, big rewards over the next couple of weeks for you all! A big thank-you also to our Coaches Emma, Ryan, Dazza, Des, Sarah and Ollie for putting on a fantastic camp. Click here to enjoy just a small selection of snap shots from the weekend.
*Stay tuned for our next camps coming soon….
IRONMAN CAIRNS – RACE OF THE YEAR?!!!
Tri Alliance athlete Marina Jurjevic was in the form and shape of her Ironman racing career (this being IM #5) and we new all going to plan this was going to be a great race. Well it wasn’t just that, it was a phenomenal race!
Marina not only won her age group, she was first female age grouper across the line, 6th fastest female overall (including pro’s!), set the female age group course record and earnt a spot to Hawaii Ironman World Championships. She wont be taking her spot this year as she has a prior commitment on the same weekend, but she will be back in contention when she takes on Ironman Western Australia again in December this year.
What an amazing achievement Marina – the Coaches, athletes and all of the Tri Alliance family are extremely proud of your achievement. An absolutely amazing effort!
“Wow! What an unbelievably amazing day Ironman #5 turned out to be. Not only did I win my age group, but I finished as fastest non-professional female overall. Could not have asked for a better result. Personal bests in all disciplines for an overall time of 10:00:14. A little sad not to have broken 10 hours but given the tough conditions I’m stoked and definitely pushed as hard as I could. Got to the start line in the best shape of my life, definitely proving that hard work pays off.
So many people to thank. First and foremost to my coach Ollie Allan and Tri Alliance. You’ve been there since the beginning of my Ironman journey and I can’t thank you enough for your ongoing support and everything you’ve done. The support from fellow TA athletes is always amazing and special mention to Mark Allan Turner and the TA QLD crew for all the support out on course.
Huge thanks also to Marty and Giant bikes for hooking me up with a wicked new ride. Proof is in the pudding with a serious bike split!
I won’t be heading to Kona this year due to family commitments so Busselton 2013 watch out, I’ve got a job to get done! Race report coming soon!” Marina Jurjevic, 1st place 30-34F, Ironman Cairns 2013.
LONG SLEEVE RUNNING TEES
Our athletes attending this years Lorne Triathlon Training Camp were excited to find out they would be the first ones in our Long Sleeve Running Tees – and they look and feel awesome! We’re already distributed over 80 of these tees at the camp and pre sales, so if you want one make sure you jump online and purchase – as they will go quick!
Click here to order online today! (remember FREE shipping for the month of June!)
TRAINING TIMETABLE / SESSION UPDATES – REMINDERS!
Please note the following Timetable changes from this month. Keep up to date with our training timetable here.
- Wednesday MSAC PM swim session now starts at 7.30PM (moved from 7.15PM), indoor pool lanes 7,8&9. (Wednesday AM for top int/adv remains the same)
- Tuesday AM run and Thursday AM Ride/WT sessions will start back this week. (please note Thursday AM will have two options based on athlete level)
- Thursday PM Run sessions at The Tan and Essendon will start from 6.15pm starting this week.
- Friday Swims at both MSAC (top int & advanced) and Northcote (all levels) start back this week – both at 6.00am
Click here to view our full training timetable.
THURSDAY AM RIDE/WINDTRAINER THIS WEEK
*Please note we are still waiting on confirmation from MSAC regarding our windtrainer session at MSAC tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Please stay tuned to our TA VIC facebook page today for any further updates.
*Advanced Strength Road Ride – back this week. 6.00am from MSAC. Please ensure you check facebook in the Morning for any updates or changes. Any updates will be posted by 5.00am.
MONTHLY ATHLETE DINNERS ARE BACK!
Join us for a well earned post run feed this Thursday 13 June at Cafe Rosco – only 2kms from the start/finish line at the Tan!! Catch up with fellow athletes (or meet new ones!) over Pizza, Pasta, Steak, Chicken or Fish of the day – what more could you ask for?!
The crew at Cafe Rosco are excited to have us back again this year and as per last year, you can PRE ORDER YOUR MEALS! Thanking like finishing a training session and having your dinner waiting for you! 🙂
Click here to RSVP and to pre order your meal.
SOLOMON TRAIL RUN – STUDLEY PARK
Sunday 30 June is the first Race of the Solomon Trail Run Series. This event is scheduled as part of our training that weekend, with distances to suit all levels – 5km, 11km and 15km. We recommend all athletes put this event on their calendar and why not encourage some of your friends/family to join in our come along and watch. We will have the TA Taj at the venue and breaky afterwards.
WITSUP SCHOLARSHIP AMBASSADOR – SUPPORTED BY LIV/GIANT
One for the Ladies – Our friends at LIVGiant are again supporting the Witsup Scholarship Ambassador for the 2013/2014 Season. This is an amazing opportunity for a female to be supported in her triathlon endeavors for the upcoming season. Click to read more and get your applications in. And why wouldn’t you – it’s valued at over $18,000!! (that’s a lot of triathlon gear!)
WINTER TRY-the-TRI BEGINNER TRIATHLON PROGRAM
Starting Monday 8 July – what better way to get your friends involved in triathlon!
FREE SHIPPING ON ALL TRI ALLIANCE CLOTHING!
Make sure you finalise any of your Tri Alliance Clothing orders by this Friday 31 May as we are offering FREE Shipping on all orders (includes clothing only – excluding all other products)
CLICK HERE to browse online and order today!
NEW WINTER CYCLING RANGE!
Tri Alliance is expanding its clothing range and are now taking orders for Winter Cycling Jackets and Arm & Leg Warmers. Our Winter Jackets will be a must for riders during our cold (and wet!) winter months and arm and leg warmers are the perfect addition to your cycling gear – and look the part! (Cycling vests coming next – stay tuned!) CLICK HERE to view and order online today!
FUNDRAISING TRIVIA NIGHT – THE ULTRA LIFE
Ultra Athlete Shane Hutton is taking on the mean feat of RUNNING Around the Bay on 27/28 July raising money for the Parkinson’s Charity Shake it Up, after a good friend was recently diagnosed with Parkinsons at the age of 32. The Ultra Life are looking for as many runners to join Shane at various points as possible around the bay, for any distance. We have people joining for 1km, and others for 100km! Click here on details on how you can be involved.
To assist with the fundraising, The Ultra Life are also holding a Trivia Night on Saturday 15 June (next weekend!) So why not get a few mates together and head along for a great night out! Click here to find out more and to purchase your tickets.
UPCOMING RACES & EVENTS
Monthly Athlete Dinner: Thursday 13 June
San Fransisco Marathon: Sunday 16 June – Juliet Vermeulen
Solomon Trail Run Series Race 1: Sunday 30 June
Gold Coast Marathon: Sunday 7 July – Sean Helmot
Run Melbourne: Sunday 21 July – 10km and Half Marathon.
IN NEED OF A WINDTRAINER?? WANT TO TRAIN WITH POWER??
As sessions become busier, Tri Alliance will only have a limited number of windtrainers for hire at sessions. And we have already had sold out sessions over the past couple of weeks. So avoid the disappointment of missing out on a quality session by getting your hands on your own windtrainer. The boys from BICYCLES INC. have a great special on the quality Kurt Kinetic Road Machine. And if you are wanting to upgrade it with POWER, add the KURT INRIDE for just $200! The cheapest indoor power meter out there. Click here to learn more. So contact the Boys at BICYCLES INC. get your hands on one!
TRAINING THIS WEEKEND:
SATURDAY 15 JUNE – ROAD RIDES
We will have a few ride options this weekend. If you are unsure on where you should ride, please contact the office on 9645 2223 and chat to one of our Coaches.
RIDE 1: LIV GIANT FEMALE RIDE
Type: Flat ride for female beginner riders
Distance: 40km. If wanting to progress, start or finish with a ride to Port Melbourne and back (50km)
Meet: Cafe Racer
Post Ride Coffee: The Great Provider
RIDE 2: BEACH ROAD – INTERMEDIATE
Type: Flat endurance ride for intermediate riders
Distance/s: 70-90km (70km – Station St, 90km Frankston)
Meet: The Great Provider
Post Ride Coffee: The Great Provider
RIDE 3: DANDENONGS – SEASONED/ADVANCED ATHLETES
Type: Hill strength endurance ride
~ 3-3.5hrs Intermediate Sprint/Olympic
~ 3.5-4hrs Adv Short Course, Half Ironman
~ 4hrs IM Busselton
~ 4.5hrs Kona
Meet: Wantirna Mall Carpark. 621 Boronia Road Wantirna.
Departure: 7.15am. (briefing at 7.10am)
Details: All riders will head to 1in20 via Mountain Hwy, continue to SkyHigh, and down to Montrose. And return back up. Additional descent and climb of 1in20 based on time. Advanced riders, Busso and Kona athletes will be provided further details at their briefing. Riders to base their ride on time rather than distance and focus on strength not speed. Full details and groups will be provided at briefing.
Post Ride Coffee: King Bean Cafe, Shop 7 Wantirna Mall. Or make sure you bring post ride nutrition for your drive home.
SUNDAY 16 JUNE – BASE ENDURANCE RUN
- Meet: Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, inside main entrance.
- Time: 7.50am for briefing. Run will start immediately after briefing.
- Distance/s: Will vary based on level. Full details will be provided.
- Post Run Coffee: Albert Park Area.
- Meet: Fairfield Boathouse Carpark
- Time: 7.50am for briefing. Run will start immediately after briefing
- Distance/s: Will vary based on level. Full details will be provided.
- Post Run Coffee: Fairfield Boathouse Carpark
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