WORD FROM THE COACHES
The Shepparton Half Ironman is always a great weekend on the triathlon calendar. We had 47 athletes involved in the race, plus those who helped out at the TriKids event on the Saturday and the team of athletes who made the trip up on Sunday specifically to cheer on their fellow athletes! This event is one of the only Half Ironman races put on for triathletes by triathletes and you can truly appreciate the time, effort and dedication all the volunteers from the Shepparton Tri Club and Community of volunteers put in to make this race a truly amazing event. A must do on the Long Course Calendar. Read our wrap up and results from the race here.
We also had Advanced Short Course Athlete Daniel Kelly head up to sunny and beautiful Hamilton Island Triathlon and he snared himself second place in the sprint event. Well done Dan – with determination, dedication and listening and implementing coaches advice, you are well on your way this year. Keep it up.
A new event to Melbourne in the past couple of years is the City to Sea – a fun run from the city the the ‘sea’ at StKilda. A great event and a great day put on by Melbourne. Well done to all athletes who participated.
Thanks to LIV Giant, GIANT Hampton and Witsup, a number of our female athletes got the chance to listen, chat to and ask questions with Olympian Erin Densham, U23 World Champ Charlotte McShane and new Witsup Ambassador Hanna Whiteside.
A great night listening to what it takes to make it to the top, but also learning that these girls are ‘normal’ just like the rest of us – having their ups and downs and learning how to overcome hurdles thrown at them.
Tonight the Tri Alliance Team and Run Group will be participating and supporting the Hertz Relay Run at Albert Park. The event kicks off at 6.45pm, so if you are heading to MSAC for a swim, or have the night off, pop down come and say hi and check out this great fun event!
For those short course athletes who made the drive to Shepparton, the support favour will be repaid this weekend as we head into Race 1 of the Gatorade/Active Feet Tri Series at our home ground at Elwood. Tri Alliance will have around 80 athletes racing, and if you haven’t entered yet, make sure you do! Simply sign up online here – and don’t forget to choose Tri Alliance as your Club/Squad for your discount. Online entries close on Thursday – so don’t miss out!
MEET OLYMPIAN ERIN DENSHAM!
We have invited Olympic Medalist Erin Densham to join us on Saturday so the rest of the team can meet her. She will be joining us for our pre race session 7.30am at Elwood, followed by a Q&A, tips and advice at 8.30am. Make sure you don’t miss out – doesn’t happen very often that you get a chance to meet an Australia Triathlete Olympic Medalist!
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4 WEEK EXPRESS STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAM
ONLY 2 SPOTS REMAIN!
Tri Alliance is looking at commencing a 4 week express Strength & Conditioning Program withHead Strength & Conditioning Coach Kemble Edelston. This program would be specific for those who have recently commenced their build into Ironman Melbourne and will commence Friday 22 November. Please email [email protected] if you are interested. Click here to read more
6 WEEK ADVANCED STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAM
Designed for more advanced athletes wanting to take their bodies to the next level. Ensure you stay injury free during the peak racing season, and develop explosive strength, speed and power to give you that racing edge. Ideal for top intermediate & advanced athletes, will commence early January for peak racing in the New Year.
Please email [email protected] if you are interested.
ELWOOD LIFESAVING CLUB
We had a great turn out to our BBQ and ELSC Open day a couple of weeks ago, in which we had a number of athletes already sign up to support the Club that supports us.
We are again encouraging all athletes who train from Elwood Lifesaving Club to sign up as a member (only $85 annual fee). And with some fantatsic benefits including full use of the Club at any time it is open – including our training session times. And with hot showers, clean change rooms and a dry place to leave your bags, why wouldn’t you! CLICK HERE to read more and to sign up today.
FALLS CREEK TRAINING CAMP – DATES CONFIRMED!
Give your training a mid-season boost and gain that performance edge for long course racing by training and sleeping at altitude during our long course specific altitude training camp. Ideal for those who are racing long course events during February – June including Challenge Melbourne, Geelong Half Ironman, Ironman Melbourne, Ironman New Zealand, Ironman Port Macquarie and more!
Limited places are available – Read more here and to reserve your place.
HELL WEEK CHALLENGE!
Full details coming soon – stay tuned! Read about our Hell Week Challenge last year here….. Are you prepared??? 🙂 Click here to join our Hell Week Challenge FB Group to be the first to know when details are released!
CHRISTMAS PARTY CELEBRATIONS!
TRAINING THIS WEEKEND
Short Course: Pre Race Session
Meet: Elwood Lifesaving Club
Time: 7.20am for 7.30am start
Session: Bring all swim, bike and run gear. We will be riding first, with a short run and optional OW swim and course familiarisation. Followed by a Q&A, tips and advice at 8.30am with Erin Densham. Meet at the Tri Alliance Tent.
Coach: Sarah & Ollie
Shepparton Recovery: Optional 1.5hr easy recovery ride AND/OR join us at 7.30am for an easy bike, run session with Olympian Erin Densham. Meet at ELSC. Followed by a Q&A, tips and advice at 8.30am with Erin Densham. Meet at the Tri Alliance Tent.
Busso/Canberra/LC who didn’t race: 6.30am Meet at ELSC. Follow own program for rides/distances and take your runners if your program has run off the bike.
Note: From next week, we’ll be heading to the hills (exc Busso/Canb)
Race 1 – Gatorade/Active Feet Fun Tri Series
No Coached Sessions. Long Course athletes encouraged to join us at Elwood for their Long Run and cheer on their fellow athletes during the race.