Our Pre Season Training Camp in Anglesea was a massive hit with athletes putting in some big hours of training in the 3 days we spent in Anglesea.

Our new location of Anglesea was a big hit and with the glorious weather – we couldn’t have had a better weekend for our camp! Well done again to everyone at the camp, you should be proud of your efforts with  the level of determination you put into each session. And well done to those athletes who attended their first training camp with us – your response has been fantastic. A big well done goes to CATHERINE JANSEN who won herself a new pair of MIZUNO runners for her efforts over the weekend. Catherine is relatively new to Tri Alliance, this was her first camp and it wasn’t until afterwards that we found out it was her birthday also. Well deserved Catherine! 🙂
Click here to view pictures from the camp.

Tri Alliance Training Camp



Tri Alliance is inviting all athletes, friends and family to our Race Season Launch being held next Monday 23 September. We encourage all athletes who are new to Tri Alliance and/or the Gatorade | Active Feel Series to come along or anyone who simply wants to learn more!
Invite a friend! Do you have someone who has thought about doing a triathlon but don’t know where to start ? Why not bring them along so they can find out more!
Click here for more information and to RSVP.



This weekend we will be holding athlete group catch ups post our recovery rides on Saturday. We highly encourage ALL athletes to get along to their specific group catch up. If you can’t ride, no worries, just come along after to your meeting.
These athlete meetings will replace a full Team Meeting that we normally hold this time of the year and will cover areas including:

Team Meeting

  • Training Phase
  • Goal Review & Self assessment
  • Injuries/over training
  • Race planning & targeting
  • Summer Timetable
  • General Q&A

Prior to Saturday, we will also be releasing short online tutorials for each of the key areas of our training phases coming up including Swim, Bike, Run, general program and squad update, injuries and injury management. So make sure you keep an eye out for these and ensure you watch before coming along on Saturday. Any questions can then be directed to your Coach then.

Make sure you RSVP to the relevant group:(RSVP’S REQUIRED)

We are getting excited about our summer training timetable (starts 6 October after daylight savings) and we have some big changes happening which will offer more sessions to athletes both in the CBD/Bayside area and North/West Area. For those new to the squad, the main difference to our Summer Training Timetable is our famous Thursday Night Combo Sessions and Saturday Run and Open water Swims. Stay tuned for full details being released this month!

Elwood Training


Well done to each of our athletes in London for the Sprint and Olympic Distance Races. In what we hear was challenging conditions on Friday for the Sprint Distance, to a shortened swim in the Olympic Distance on Sunday, our athletes took this in their stride and got out there and got on with the job. So well done to each of you!
Lisa Mac & Paddy in the Sprint, Lisa Dom, Tracey & Jill in the Olympic. Well done team – we can’t wait to have you back in Melbourne so you can share your stories! Click here for full race results

 Name Swim T1 Bike   T2 Run  Overall Place
 Lisa MacFarlane   17:33 4:01 48:30 4:04 23:24  1:37:30  84th
 Paddy Fitzgerald  14:39 3:25  39:33 3:04 20:08  1:20.56  88th
Lisa Dominquez  12:36 3:04 1:06.56  3:02  42:18  2:07.55  27th and 2nd Aussie
Tracey Linquey 14:56 4:36 1:20.16 4:28 57:40 2:41.54 94th
 Jill Sultan  16:49 4:02 1:23.47 4:49 1:03.32 2:52.56 83rd



The weather leading into the inaugural Sunshine Coast Half Ironman was looking ominous, with the winds bringing up some big surf and would make for a tough ride on the highway. But race morning, the tides turned and the weather turned it on for race day. The wind did pick up during the morning and it was always going to get warm, but none the less pretty good race conditions. Well done to our team of 4 athletes who all raced in the same age group – line honours was awarded to Andy Peters who is prepping for his first Ironman in December and showed what a consistent dayd racing can do. Well done to each of you on your great results. So bigger things to come from these young athletes!

#1239 Andrew Peters 25 – 29 M 36:23 | 2:23.16 | 1:41.09 | Overall 4:45.53 17th
#1236 Charles Nathan 25 – 29 M 29:20 | 2:24.12 | 1:48.59 | Overall 4:46.33 18th
#996 Catherine Allison 25 – 29 F 35.58 | 2:45.09 | 1:32.55 | Overall 4:57.56 9th
#1032 Natalie Methven 25 – 29 F 32.13 | 2:36.09 | 1:49.16 | Overall 5:01.55 12th
Click here for full race results



Ironman Lake Tahoe
This weekend athlete Nick Sissons backs up his solid performance in Vegas 2 weeks ago to take on Ironman Lake Tahoe. This is a course with amazing scenery, but by no means is it easy. A flat lake swim gets athletes off to a good start albeit tough at altitude, but that’s when the flat finishes – the bike course heads into the hills in and around Lake Tahoe and the run finishing off in Squaw Valley – the home of the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Best of luck to Nick in the race. You can track him online:
Nicholas Sissons 30-34M #
Race Info: Click here
Mobile App Tracking: Iron Trac

Lake Tahoe

Race 4 Duathlon Series, Knox: Sunday 23 September
The weather is getting warming, so this is a great race to finish the duathlon series with. You’ve been training hard all winter and duathlons are a great chance to lift your training to the next level and test the body in race simulation conditions. Perfect winter race for all Short Course athletes. Click here for more info and to enter.

Hawaii Ironman World ChampsSaturday 12 October
Racing: Brett Archbold, Sarah Grove, Nathan Sims, Chris Bailey (QLD) (and Tri Alliance Strength & Conditioning Coach, Kemble Edelston)
With less than 2 weeks until these athletes jet off to Hawaii, their training is almost (but not quite!) done. Ensure you offer your support to these guys when you see them around at training. Stay tuned for further updates.

Yarrawonga Multi-Sports Festival: Sunday 20 October 
This race is set as the Victorian Olympic Distance Championships and doubles as a world qualifier race for those wanting to qualify for Edmonton, Canda next year. The weekend also holds a Sprint Distance Race and the National Aquathon Championships, so there is something for everyone! Last year we had a small crew head up to the event, but this year is going to be big! The perfect lead in race for Noosa and Shepparton and those looking for an early season hit out to blow the cobwebs out. We already have around 15 athletes heading up, so make sure you enter and get yourself locked in for a great weekend in country Victoria! Click here for more on the race and to enter


We are excited to announce the launch of our new Running Squad and introduce to you the newest member of our running team Rupert Van Dongen.

There is a continual growing interest in running events in Melbourne over the past years and a lack of formal coaching options for age group runners. As such, Tri Alliance will now be providing up to 5 run sessions per week! This is a fantastic addition to the current timetable providing not only another aspect to Tri Alliance but for our existing members more options and flexibility.

  • Monday 6.30PM – The Tan – Technique (NEW!)
  • Tuesday 6.00AM – Albert Park Lake – Intervals / Fartlek
  • Wednesday 6.00AM – The Tan – Beginner/intermediate Intervals (NEW!)
  • Thursday 6.15PM – The Tan – Interval / Fartlek
  • Sunday 8.00AM – Various – Endurance

Click here for more information. And feel free to share with anyone you know who would be interested!

Introducing RupertRupert VanDongen Tri Alliance
Rupert is an Athletics Australia accredited Level 3 Distance Running Coach with 20 years experience. Based in Melbourne, he has coached athletes from complete beginners through to elite runners. He has coached elite development squads, state representative teams and a range of schools and community groups. Rupert will be coaching Wednesday morning sessions at The Tan, you can read more about him HERE.


Tri Alliance will again be heavily involved in this years Melbourne Marathon including training programs and sessions, but also we are in search for those not races to be a part!

All volunteers will receive lunch, a Show Bag, Cap and Tee not to mention good Karma for their efforts!

  • Lead & Tail Bikes 2 more Required – Must be available on event day and one other suitable time to complete a course recon, own MTB bike required however if you don’t have a bike please contact the office as we may be able to help.
  • Volunteers  to set up, serve and clean up the Lakeside drive drink station 5.45am-9.30am.
  • Volunteers 5 more Required to set up, serve and clean up the Fitzroy street drink station 7.00am-11.30am.
    Complete the following link if you want to be involved!


As new 2012 Giant Trinity Composite – ONLY $1,699 ! !

  • Immaculate Condition having raced only twice in the 2012 season.
  • This TT bike has been loved by its owner for its stiff and aerodynamic build. It handles particularly well on corners and feels stable descending.
  • Comes with full standard/factory features including Shimano Ultegra and Shimano R501 wheelset,
  • Size SMALL – suitable for a female around 160-170cm
  • Selling for $1,699! (retailed at $2,999.00 just last year)

This is a great Entry Level Time Trial Bike and at this price you cannot go wrong! Contact [email protected] or phone 0407888680 for more details.



Please ensure you have RSVP’d to the following group and know WHERE and WHEN your group leaves from – as each are different.


  • 8.00am Endurance / Recovery Run from ELWOOD LIFESAVING CLUB. Please note location change – NO run from Fairfield. Brnig your towels and warm clothes for a soak in the Beach. Coffee post run at Sails on the Bay.

Contact Tri Alliance if you are looking for group triathlon training or triathlon coaching in Melbourne, beginner triathlon programs, online triathlon training programs or you are training for an Ironman.

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