WORD FROM THE COACHES

With the last of the Gatorade Triathlon races completed on the weekend at StKilda, 95% of our athletes have now finished racing for the season – this does however leave 5% who ARE still competing and with big races ahead, before they get to enjoy some down time.

So while the rest of us are enjoying sleeping in, relaxing and eating, we have a small group of athletes still training for races, and/or will start back their training early including:

  • Caroline Houston, Geoff Houston and Mark Skilton – Sprint Worlds
  • Catherine Allison, Emma Oliver and Hendrick Zimmet – Olympic Worlds
  • Catherine Allison – doubling up with the Half IM Worlds
  • James Ogilvie – Busso Half IM
  • Tim French and Charlie Nathan – Cairns Half IM
  • Peter Hinrichsen and Paul Raynor – Cairns IM
  • Rohan Belmore and Nick Sissons – Port Mac IM
  • Janet Miller and Steve Bridges – Challenge Roth!
  • Anne-Marie Cooke – Challenge Gold Coast

So if you see our athletes out there training, make sure you let them know you are behind them and give them a shout out. it can be tough training through winter so good luck to our team. 

GATORADE / ACTIVE FEET RACE 5 STKILDA – RACE REPORT
Leading into the last race of the Season and our athletes were pumped for a big days racing. Coming off the back of Ironman Melbourne last weekend, everyone was inspired and ready to draw strength and give their last race for the season everything. We had a number of athletes in search of another podium, aiming for a series podium, heading into their first triathlon, or simply ready to finish off the season on a great note!
Click here to continue reading our Race Report and athlete results…..

 tri Alliance Triathlon Training

MORDIALLOC SPRINT/OLYMPIC DISTANCE – THIS SUNDAY
For those are are keen for one last race, we’ll be joining our partners Bicycles Inc and Mizuno Running at the last race of the Team Up Series at Mordialloc. On offer is an enticer (mini), Sprint and Olympic distance. We already have a big crew heading along, so why not come and join us! We’ll have our small tent down there, so make sure you come and find us in the Club tent row.  Click here to read more and to enter.

APRIL TRAINING TIMETABLE
Don’t forget to check our April Training Timetable for full details on session during our Recovery and Transition Month (April).
Sessions for the remainder of this week (last week of summer timetable) are as follows:

  • WEDNESDAY: 6.30PM MSAC outdoor, 7.00pm StMichaels
  • THURSDAY: 6.00pm Combo Elwood – final combo session for the summer. Make sure you come along as we’ll have some give always! 🙂 (NO AM run)
  • FRIDAY: NO Swim Sessions
  • SATURDAY: 7.30am ride from Cafe Racer (see below for full details)
  • SUNDAY: Race Day, or day off.

GOAL SETTING – WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU???
We have two great nights planned to help you review and set your goals for the 2014/2015 season. This is a must for every athlete! Ensure you have RSVP’d for one of our two Goal setting sessions:

Unsure which session is best for you or want to speak to a Coach personally? Give us a call in the office anytime – 9645 2223. We love to chat!

APRIL 28 DAY TRI CHALLENGE
Are you ready to take on our Tri Challenge? Daily challenge given every day for the month of April. Challenge starts Monday 7 April. Click here find out more and to join the challenge….

CYCLING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUE PROGRAM
Are you in need of better cycling skills and technique?
Tri-Alliance has designed a beginner – intermediate 6 week specific program that will have you feeling more confident and technically efficient on the bike. Sessions will provide coaching advice, technique and tips on bike equipment including basic servicing, signalling and road rules, group riding skills and etiquette, hill climbing and cornering technique.
For more information and to reserve a place click here.

END OF SEASON PRESENTATION NIGHT! SAT 3 MAY!
The biggest night of the year is our End of Season Presentation Night! In what is touted as THE Social Event of the year, it’s one you won’t want to miss! Final date has been confirmed as SATURDAY 3 MAY and we have a NEW venue booked!!
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE to avoid missing out!
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PRE SEASON TRAINING CAMP – LORNE
We are excited already about this year’s Pre Season Training Camp, held every year over the Queens Birthday Weekend (6-9 June 2014) in Lorne.

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!

PHRAHRAN HEALTH FOODS – 15% OFF FOR ATHLETES
Did you know that as a Tri Alliance Athlete you receive an automatic 15% off store wide at Prahran Health Foods with your athlete ID card (201 Commercial Rd, Prahran 3141).

Head in and see the professional and friendly team for free advice on sports nutrition, products and general health enquiries. Prahran Health Foods are also stockists of Fusion Health products and carry a large range of specialty health foods. Check out the other fantastic benefits of being a Tri Alliance Vic Athlete here.

SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE!
I’m walking 100km in Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne, 2 – 4 May, to challenge myself and to help fight poverty around the world.

I will be completing this challenge as a team of 4 ladies coming together to be called –  3 Girls & a Princess !!

Raising just $250 for Oxfam Trailwalker is enough money to provide orphaned and vulnerable children and their families with nourishing meals for a whole month at a South African crèche.  So we are asking for your kind donation in helping us reach our overall target of $5000 – this is going to go a long way! Just $10 or $20 from some of you will be a great help!

Thank you for supporting my 100km Oxfam Trailwalker challenge and for fighting poverty  – 3 Girls & a Princess link for any donation 
Also like us on Facebook  and follow how we are progressing with our training leading up to the day. Appreciate all your support.
Regards Lidia Ursini

GRAB A BOTTLE OF WINE TO HELP CURE CANCER!
Tri Alliance Athlete Julia Hebb and Jodie Prestt are joining forces with Ride to Cure Cancer and are supporting a Wine Drive to help raise money. This is a great initiative as you get something for your donation to the cause – and what better than a bottle (or two, or three…) or a great tasting wine! CLICK HERE to view the order form and more details.


TRAINING DETAILS THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY 5 APRIL

  • 7.30am – RECOVERY / SOCIAL RIDE
    Leaving from Café Racer. If you want a pre ride coffee, head along earlier. Ride will finish at The Great Provider for breakfast/coffee. So if you have finished your racing for the season and looking for an easy ride, come and join in. ROAD BIKES ONLY – NO TT Bikes.
  • Those racing: We recommend a normal pre race session of easy bike/run with optional light swim. We will not hold a pre race session, however event organisers Start to finish having the following available:
    Time: 2.45pm Location: Peter Scullin Reserve, Mordialloc Note: The clinic will include transition set up as well as tips on putting your Race together. After the session you will be able familiarise yourself with the transitions areas as well as register for the event at the event site.

SUNDAY 6 APRIL

  • RACE DAY! MORDIALLOC SPRINT/OLYMPIC
    Meet at the Tri Alliance Tent. Ensure you have familiarised yourself with the course and transition areas. If you haven’t, allow time this morning to do so.
    Click here for more information on the race
  • POST RACE: For those who are finishing their season, post-race drinks will be at RIVA StKilda,  42b Marine Parade, Elwood (on the water behind The Great Provider. Kick off from around 3pm. Come along and join us for a nice cold drink post race!

 

TRIATHLON TRADING POST – FIND YOURSELF A BARGAIN!

ADAMO PROLOGUE SADDLEAdamo Saddle Narelle
Details available at http://www.ismseatsaustralia.com/
Came brand new with TT bike purchased in November 2013.
Used for 3 months for training but never raced on.
Australian RRP $239.95. Sale price negotiable.
More than happy for you to “try before you buy”.
Contact Narelle on 0433 304 941

BOARDMAN RACE WHEELS
Boardman branded deep rims – similar to the new Zipp Firecrest. Very fast and stable. Selling with tubular tyres and cassette. Asking $1300 for the pair.
Contact Josh Rix for more info [email protected]

Boardman Race Wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY TRAINING!
Team Tri Alliance

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