WORD FROM THE COACHES
Massive weekend of racing for our Short Course Athletes, with the first race of the Gatorade Sprint, Active Feet Fun Tri and Jelly Belly Tri Kids Events. We had 98 athletes race – our biggest numbers at a Gatorade race ever! We had our first group of close to 50 new athletes go through our 6 week beginners coaching course and the guidance of Coach Bette, and it was great to see them all racing their first race! Read our Race Report and Results including our podium finishers, personal bests, first timers, hard luck stories and more here. And watch our highlights video from the race here:
Also during the week, we had the Hertz Relay Run at Albert Park, and Tri Alliance athletes Xavier Flynn, Tim French and Sarah Grove managed to snare the Mixed Team honours. A great night despite Melbourne’s weather trying to put a dampener on things!
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ROCKET SCIENCE ELITE RACE GEAR
Our LAST & FINAL order for Rocket Science Elite Race Gear for this season! is being placed on Monday 1 December. So if you want to get yourself in one of our Elite Race Suits, your order must be received by Midnight this Sunday. We’ve given plenty of notice to athletes – so this is your final warning, otherwise you will miss out!
Click here to view and order online.
IRONMAN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
This week sees our 14 Ironman Western Australia Ironman Athlete hit ‘Taper Town’ and how excited they are.
We wish the following athletes well in their final preparations, they have put in a massive effort into this Ironman Build and we can’t wait to track them in in two weeks time!
- Jody Biddle
- Matthew Green
- Paul O’Dowd
- Marina Jurjevic
- Magda Urbanek – first time IM
- Juliet Vermeulen – first time IM
- Peet Vermeulen – first time IM
- Nick Sissons
- Greg Nugent
- Andy Peters – first time IM
- Geoff McDonald
- Marjorie VanRooyen (QLD)
- Johnny VanRooyen (QLD)
- Heidi Sowerby (QLD)
CHRISTMAS PARTY CELEBRATIONS!
Make sure you get yourself, your family and friends booked in to our Annual Christmas Party!
We have a great afternoon planned including a gourmet BBQ, santa, fun and games! This is one not to be missed, so make sure you come along and celebrate Christmas with those you spend so much time with during the year! CLICK HERE to book.
HELL WEEK CHALLENGE!
Full details will be posted online this week. Click here to join our Hell Week Challenge FB Group to be the first to know when details are released!
If you have friends/family who want to take part in our Hell Week Challenge, then simply join them up as an Annual Member Online and they will be join in!
KINGLAKE RIDE MARSHALS WANTED
RECEIVE A FREE RACE ENTRY IN RETURN!
The Genovese Kinglake Ride will take place this Saturday 30 November 2013. It is a recreational cycling event organised by SuperSprint Events. The event is now in its fifth year and consists of a 115km ride and a 70km ride. A total of 3,500 cyclists will participate in the event.
The event starts and finishes at Digger Hall Reserve in Whittlesea and travels through Arthurs Creek, St Andrews, Kinglake, Glenburn, Flowerdale and Kinglake West.
The event requires Event Marshals for both the course and venue and in return SuperSprint will offer a FREE entry into any of the Gatorade Triathlon or Active Feet Series races including the Olympic distance.
To put your name down to help out, please email [email protected]
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.
FALLS CREEK TRAINING CAMP – SECURE YOUR PLACE!
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.
Keep your eyes peeled on Tri Alliance Australia Facebook Page for great competitions. Tri Alliance has given away LOTS over prizes over the past 12 months, including Ironman Race Entries, Gatorade Series Entries, Mizuno Runners, Rocket Science Vouchers plus more! Next up Fusion Health Product Giveway.
XTREME FITNESS – NEW SHOWROOM OPEN! Up 40% off retail!
Xtreme Fitness Australia headed up by Rohan Belmore, have been a long time supporter of Tri Alliance and they are pleased to announce a brand new showroom open!
The showroom will be open to the public for the month of December only Monday – Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. And at wholesale prices, is up to 40% off RRP for Tri Alliance Athletes!
Xtreme Fitness’s range of fitness equipment is now huge and they cover everything from domestic exercise bikes through to full commercial pin loaded, plate loaded and cardio equipment. Xtreme normally only sells to wholesale, corporate and commercial customers. However they are offering exclusive trade and wholesale prices to all Tri Alliance members. This equates to massive savings of around 40% off normal retail! Just present your Tri Alliance Athlete ID card.
Address: 161 Grange Road Fairfield – only 1km from Northcote YMCA Leisure Centre.
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.
TRAINING THIS WEEKEND
Long Course FLAT Ride -Canberra/Busso, and beginner/new LC athletes
Meet: Elwood Lifesaving Club
Time: 6.00am start. Ride will head to Port Melbourne, then Frankston Return
Ride: Follow your program rides/distances.
Long Course HILL Ride – Intermediate Advanced
(Riders must be confident and self sufficient)
Meet: Wantirna Mall Carpark. 621 Boronia Road Wantirna.
Time: 6.25am brief, 6.30am roll out
Short Course Combo:
Meet: Elwood Lifesaving Club
Time: 7.20am for 7.30am start
*Intermediate to advanced short course athletes/runners are asked to meet for a 7.15am run start.
Session: 3 times the fun. Bring all your ride, run & swim gear. The session will commence with a run so leave your bikes in the car or bring a lock for your bike. ELSC members can put their belongings in the Club.
Long Course Open Water Swim/Run:
Meet: Elwood Lifesaving Club
Time: 7.00am for Open Water Swim (Coach Greg), 8.00am Long Run, 9.30am Half Ironman Brief.
Session: various distances, follow your program or seek advice from coaches.
Short Course Ride/Run:
Meet: Elwood Life Saving Club
Time: 6.25am for 6.30am start
Group Ride/Run: Follow Program for distances. Ride will head to Port Melbourne First.