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IM New Zealand

March Newsletter

Race Results

IM New ZealandWe had a particularly big weekend of racing with many squad members racing locally and overseas. Full results can be viewed on Facebook but we have a few special mentions from the weekend:

Tweed Coast Enduro

Chris Bailey 1st place 35-39 and 5th overall in 4:21. Chris’ family and work commitments make training extremely challenging but he works very closely with head coach Mark on a very specific program to ensure when he races he is fit. Next up is Malaysian 70.3 in an attempt to qualify for the Age Group World Champs.

Stella Foley 2nd place in 30-34 and only her second long course race in 5:01. After doing our beginner course late last year and having come from a marathon running background Stella clearly has some natural talent and is now working with Mark on getting ready for Ironman Cairns. 

Sue Meehan 2nd place in 50-54. Getting back into the long course game and also getting ready for Cairns , Sue is working with coach Brad to have her fit and firing for her third Ironman. 

Jane Saxby completed her first half IM in 7.22.  The family that plays together stays together as fiance Ian Parnell also raced. Next is their wedding. 

Thanks also to Ian for taking the tent to Tweed for squad members to use. 

Coffs Harbour
Paul DoddNew Tri Nation member, ex pro and World Age group medalist Paul was 7th overall in his first triathlon at Coffs Harbour tri yesterday since Sunshine Coast 70.3 last year. Paul is aiming for 70.3 Worlds later in the year. 

Ironman New Zealand
Christy Collis. First time Ironman finisher in the 45-49 age group. Christy balances 4 kids, working at QUT as a professor and training and did it with aplomb in 13 hours flat. Great effort and smiled the whole way.

Craig Stocks. First time Ironman finisher and in the process has lost around 12kg and did everything right to finish in 11:41. Is now looking towards Cairns Ironman as he enjoyed it so much.

Kate Wardrope. Another first timer, married to Dave and mother of 2 kids that balances everything very well. Came across in 11.56.

Sarah JonesMother of 2, wife to Brad and delivered a personal best time by over an hour to come 8th in 10.48 on the back of a 3.44 marathon. Very impressive. 

Amanda Lucas. A 30 min PB and 3rd in her age group just missing out on a Kona spot. Will only get better and executed the perfect race.

Kristin Muir. Has been struggling with a knee injury leading in but ran tough to record a 30 min plus pb and looked great all day.

Training

March is race month for many athletes in the squad and sessions will work towards fine tuning the body in those final weeks. With such a busy month of racing and the conclusion of two of our major long course events, the Saturday morning sessions will take a break in March returning after Easter. 

In April the Cairns Ironman and 70.3 athletes will be focused on their last 12 weeks of training with Saturday sessions planned out accordingly. We have also now introduced a monthly short course weekend cycle. This ride will be with Ray and the date/location for the first ride will be released shortly.

Changes to the training timetable will be in place starting the week of the 21st March. These changes allow us to offer more in our cycling program as well as allowing the week to balance out better for most members.

Six Week Beginner Triathlon Course

Obeginner tri courseur last beginner’s course for the season will start on Tuesday 29th March. The course runs for six weeks and covers all aspects of the swim, bike and run. There is no minimum fitness or ability level required and all sessions have a technique and skill base.

At the end of the six weeks course participants will take part in the Byron Bay Triathlon weekend which includes Tempta and Sprint distance options. Full details are available online (click here).

Cairns Training Camp

Due to popular request we will be running a training camp in Noosa that will target the Cairns Ironman and 70.3. The camp will run over the Anzac Day long weekend and start late afternoon on Friday 22nd April. As we only have limited accommodation booked please ensure you register as soon as possible to confirm your spot. 

We now have over 10 athletes entered in the Ironman at Cairns and many more planning on travelling up for the 70.3 event so it should be a great weekend. Full details are online (click here).

Thanks Tim!

Tim ColesUnfortunately with our new timetable changes and Tim’s commitments to his new shop and trail running group he is no longer able to continue coaching with us at Tri Nation. 

We are very sad to say goodbye to Tim in a coaching role as he has been a great asset to the team over the last 2 years. With 3 sessions left, coffee post run next Tuesday will be an extra special one as Tim’s last Tuesday run session.

8 IM in 8 Days Around Australia

Our good friend Craig Percival is currently doing 8 IM in 8 days in 8 States to raise money for the John McLean Foundation. This Saturday he will be doing the Brisbane leg of the event starting at 6am from Healthstream. If you’re not at Mooloolaba for the Tri he would love for people to join him. It will be the 7th of his 8 IM events so no doubt he will need all the support he can get. The ride will be 6 x Riverloops and the run will be out and back from Healthstream to the Regatta along the bike path.

Beginner Triathlon Tip

Rest and recover. To get the most out of your training sessions you need to ensure you are recovering adequately. This includes not doing too much training too early, getting enough sleep and having something to eat within the first 30 minutes after a hard session. 

It is common to find people not recovering properly after they train. To see the best results, get your rest right and you’ll not only make improvements but stay in the sport for years to come.

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February Newsletter

January Training Update

Greetings of the Season

New Year resolutionsFrom everyone at Tri Nation we would like to welcome all our members back from the Christmas and New Year break as we head into another year.

We hope your festive season was filled with happiness and good times with loved ones.

The first race of 2016 is already behind us with a few of our members competing at the QTS event at Robina on Sunday which also doubled as the National Sprint Champs.

A special congratulations to Jan Avery Spoor who took out the title in her 60-64 age group. Jan shows no signs of slowing down and continues to impress with her race results.

Looking ahead on the race front we have members competing at QTS events at Caloundra and Raby Bay leading into Mooloolaba and Kingscliffe. For long course we have the Tweed Enduro and IM New Zealand in 8 weeks so there is lot’s to look forward to.

Our first beginner course of 2016 has started with 18 excited participants in training for the QTS event at Raby Bay on February 21st. And next weekend we have our first training camp for the year at Noosa over 4 days.

Training

The training calendar and session locations are set to try and suit as many people as possible as well as cater for the different abilities and events that members are training for.

Depending on those factors, further demand and lane hire space there may be slight changes to the calendar. Generally though the Monday to Friday sessions are locked in and are unlikely to change.

Weekend sessions are generally revolved around long course for those members aiming to compete in half and iron distance events. All members are welcome to attend and they are also free in that those members with 10 session passes and on social membership will be not be charged for attending.

The only squad sessions that are not free on a weekend will be sessions at Healthstream where it involves lane hire costs.

The weekend sessions are often seasonal depending on what events are coming up. For example there will be weekend sessions right through to June with IM Cairns and then after a short break they will resume leading into the next long course event the squad is focusing on. At this stage we are looking at IM Busselton as the next key focus for the squad.

Uniforms

We currently have a limited number of tri suits in stock plus new stock arriving in early February. For running and cycling kit the shop will be opening shortly for orders. Stay tuned for updates.

Fundraising 2016

As triathletes we are very fortunate to have our health and the ability to do this wonderful sport. There are many that are not so lucky who would love to be able to do what we can.  In the past we have always made an effort to support others whether it be Smile for Smiddy, the Endeavour Foundation, Epilepsy Qld, Special Olympics and local charities such as the Geebung Special School.  All up over the last few years we have raised almost $200,000 for different charities.

In 2016 we would like to support something local and are calling for suggestions from squad members.  It might be a family that requires assistance looking after a ill family member or a local organization that requires assistance with equipment.  Over the year we would like to run different fundraising activities that we facilitate as a squad and then assist someone who really needs it.

If you have any ideas or know of such people please send mark@tri-nation.com.au an e-mail. From there out intention is to form a committee to drive and facilitate the fundraising though the year.

 

November Training Update

Training Session Changes

Don’t be too alarmed, we have just made a few small changes that open up our training timetable to everyone across the board. From now on the swim sessions are categorised according to the focus of the swim set rather than ability and are as follows:

  • Monday 5:30am – speed. This is the hard swim session of the week with a speed interval focus. You will need fins and pull buoy.
  • Monday 6:00pm – technique. Focus on improving technique and swimming efficiency. You will need fins, pull buoy and kickboard.
  • Wednesday 5:30am – technique. Focus on improving technique and swimming efficiency. You will need fins, pull buoy and kickboard.
  • Thursday 5:30am – strength. Solid set using paddles and pull buoy to build strength in the water. Bring fins if you are not a confident swimmer.
  • Friday 5:30am – mixed bag. Anything goes! Bring all your swim kit and be prepared for anything.

Tuesday morning running will now have an option for people to meet the group at the training location for the morning’s intervals. We will still have the usual start time of 5:15am which begins with a 20-30 minute easy run and finishes at either the Botanical Gardens, Musgrave Park or back at the start in South Bank. For those that are building up their running fitness or returning from injury or illness the location for the main set is now in the calendar so you can start at the later time of 5:30am and meet the main group at the prescribed location.

If you haven’t been to a run session these are a great way to improve your running fitness. We are able to tailor the set for anyone so even if you are new to running, nervous about coming along or need more rest than others these sessions will work for you.

With the changes to the swim sessions we have returned the cycling session to Friday mornings. This will be a group ride starting from Plenty West End at 5:15am. There will be two groups divided by ability/speed so everyone is welcome. The exception to this is that the first Friday ride on the 4th December there will be only one group and will include the current beginner course participants. If you are new to cycling or a bit nervous this is a great session to get along to. Or if you have been cycling for a while, why not head along and help some people new to cycling find a love for the sport!

Beginners Course

Our latest beginner’s course is almost complete with the group graduating at the Raby Bay Triathlon on the 6th December. We will be running a new course in the New Year starting on the 12th January if you have any friends interested in getting involved. It looks like we will have a good group heading out to race at Raby Bay with Tri Nation running the Tips and Tricks clinic for this round on the Saturday at 3pm.

Christmas

The Christmas party is to be held this year at The Charming Squire in South Bank on Sunday 13th December starting at 3pm. We will be using the $2,000 won at Club Champs towards the party with tickets $15 per person. There is a minimum spend requirement for the venue – hence the $15. Food and drinks will be included with the size of the bar tab dependent on the number of people present. Partners are encouraged to attend. We will need payment prior to the event as we need to confirm numbers to the venue.

Training wise we will still have sessions over the Christmas holidays for you to come along to. There is also an Ironman Hell Week scheduled which runs from the 26th-31st December. The Hell Week has a cycling focus and anyone can come along to join in with the group. Please just ensure your TQ membership is up to date, you have a complete puncture repair kit and take your mobile phone with you as the group will not stay together for the entire ride.

Training Camp

It looks like we will have a full house at the training camp in January so if you are planning on coming make sure you register asap to avoid missing out. Instalment payments can be arranged by emailing us. Full details are online at http://tri-nation.com.au/training/brisbane/triathlon-training-camps/

Athlete Profiles

Congratulations to everyone who was fast enough to enter the Noosa Triathlon for 2016. Those that entered may have been aware that Tri Nation did not appear when you selected your Club in the entry process. We have been advised by WTC who run Noosa Triathlon in addition to Mooloolaba, Luke Harrop and all Ironman events that this is an outdated system and has been replaced with their new system of Athlete Profiles. To ensure you are a Tri Nation club member when you race any of their events you just need to fill in a once off profile at http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/registration/sign-up.aspx#axzz3rh1Z5uCQ. This then becomes your personal membership portal where you can enter any of their events as well as access your past results and other information.

The Ironman club system is still in it’s infancy in Australia but is working well in the States. As it becomes more implemented as a Club we’ll be able to earn points towards certain membership rewards – similar to your supermarket rewards programs.

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October Training Update

Beginner Courses

beginner triathlonOur first beginner course of 2015 recently finished their 6 week program at the Raby Bay QTS event on October 11th.  We had 10 lovely ladies complete the course and really bond together to form some strong friendships and overcome some new challenges.

They have already started coming to some of the squad sessions and we look forward to working with them into the future for more challenges.

Welcome to the squad Stella Foley, Sarah Flanagan, Aymee Hogbin, Cassie Matcham, Ornaith Hanna, Brittany Gardiner, Anna Carrick, Caren Biddulph, Peta Peterson and Rebecca Ward.

Our latest beginner program started this week with another 8 keen and excited participants. This time we have 7 ladies and one lucky guy, Brad who will have the pleasure of working with the girls for the next 6 weeks.

Noosa Triathlon

The biggest event on the Australian triathlon calendar is undoubtedly Noosa.  The location, the events on offer and then the party make it a must do each year for thousands of people.  The Tri Nation team will be there as usual getting amongst it.

As per other years we will have the Saturday morning ride and breakfast/coffee after. The ride is at 6.30am from the Tri Nation tent on Noosa Parade. It will be an easy 45 min spin to turn the legs over and then enjoy the company of good friends with breakfast and coffee afterwards. We will be heading to Café Le Monde for a 7.30am start.

The ride will be an easy ride and all abilities are welcome. There will be 2-3 groups depending on numbers. There will be a group with Suz for those members that are newer to cycling.

On Sunday afternoon from 3pm at the Reef Hotel we’ll be getting together for some post-race drinks. We’ll be giving away some Mizuno shoes and Shoes Feet Gear vouchers via a lucky door prize so it would be great to see everyone there including family and friends.

Engagement and babies

Congratulationss to Michael Zink and Alana Taylor on their recent engagement. Michael and Alana are another couple who met through the squad. We get as much joy out of people meeting and forming life long friendships and becoming partners as we do with people completing their first race.

Also a big congrats to Vina Hess and Jess O’ Sullivan who both gave birth to their first child recently. Vina had a little girl Scarlett while Jess had a little boy Hamish. Hamish is also grandson to Jan Avery-Spoor. Vina and Jess have both been long time supporters of the squad and we wish them all the best.

 2016 Training camp, Noosa

Our first training camp for 2016 will be in Noosa from Saturday January 23rd to Tuesday January 26th. We will be staying at the Sun Lagoon resort on Quamby Place, Noosa. It is located on the Noosa River and only 1km from Hastings Street.

The camp will cater for those people focusing on long course events and also for those targeting events like the Mooloolaba Tri.  All abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

These training camps are a great for getting in some quality training in the best training location in Queensland but also for getting to know many of the other squad members. We can guarantee quality training, great food and lots of laughs.

Full details are at http://tri-nation.com.au/training/brisbane/triathlon-training-camps/

Long Course Program

Our Long Course program from 2015/16 has commenced.  There will be programmed rides and runs on the weekends through the season now to help prepare athletes training for the different long course events on offer.

We had athletes compete at the recent Port Macquarie 70.3 and then in 3 weeks Hervey Bay 100 plus athletes competing at IM Western Australia, Ballarat 70.3, Hell of the West, Geelong 70.3, IM New Zealand, IM Australia and Cairns 70.3 and IM Cairns.

Additionally at sessions during the week such as Tuesday morning run and Wednesday morning WT/treadmill we will have different sets for the long course athletes

New Sponsors

We would like to announce three new sponsors to Tri Nation.  As part of our commitment to trying to provide a team of experts for our members all of these new sponsors are there to benefit our members and improve your race performances.

Gerrard Gosens Sports and Remedial massage.

Gerrard is now operating a massage service out of Healthstream at Gardens Point.  Along with being a duel para Olympian Gerrard is an accomplished athlete, public speaker and successful businessman.

He understands athletes and what they go through.  Tri Nation members will receive a discounted rate of $75 per massage. Bookings can be made by calling Gerrard on 0407 144 211.

Each month we’ll be giving away a free massage to a Tri Nation member as a prize.

In the near future you’ll also be able to book online through the Healthstream website. www.healthstreamqut.com.au

Gerrard will be joining the Tri Nation team on the upcoming 500km Road relay and acting as team masseuse.

Custom Bike Fit

Many of our members already know Michael Baker from Custom Bike Fit. Michael provides bike fitting from his studio in Maroochydore.

As part of his commitment to Tri Nation Michael will now be travelling to Brisbane on a regular basis to offer bike fitting with 10% off to our members at Healthstream. The first of those will be on Saturday December 5th.

Michael’s website is www.custombikefit.com

Alderley Chiropractic

Matt from Alderley Chiropractic has also come on board to support Tri Nation members. Some of our members are already seeing Matt and getting great results including the coaching team.

Matt specialises in treating athletes and being an athlete himself he understands the demands on your body.

The first treatment is free and then afterwards is $45 per session for Tri Nation members. Bookings can be made on line by visiting the website at www.alderleychiropractic.com.au

 Tri Nation Christmas Party

christmas beachSave the date, the time to party is here. Sunday December 13th at the Charming Squire is the date for the Tri Nation Christmas Party.

The $2,000 won as part of the Club Championship will be used to put towards the expenses. Tickets are $15 per person and partners are invited.  We will start collecting the money for the tickets from the end of November.

Canapes and a bar tab are included as part of the price. It will be a great way to finish the year so please join us to celebrate.

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September Training Update

August Training Update

Club Champs

For the first year Triathlon Queensland is running a one off Club Champs event at the Moreton Bay sprint distance triathlon. In previous years the Club Champs has been held over 4 events so the change to the single race format makes it much easier to get out, race and support your club.

The race is on the 6th September with the main event a 750/20/5. All Tri Nation members will receive one point for racing (any event) or volunteering plus additional points for the top 15 place getters. That’s right! You will receive a point for volunteering so if you are unable to race you can still come along and get involved.

We’ll be making it a great day out with a BBQ for the whole family plus prizes to be won.

Entries close this Sunday so make sure you complete your entries this week at https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=17550452&locale=en_AU

Lastly as an added incentive, the medium club champs prize is $2,000. If we do manage to come away with a win we’ll use the money to throw a celebratory party. No one would want to miss that!

24 Hour Triathlon

For those that were around a few years ago you will remember the 24hour Tour de Tri. Well we’ve bought it back again this year in a different format. For 2015 the 24 hour triathlon will be held at Healthstream and will consist of relay teams of 3-8 people swimming for 8 hours, riding on spin bikes for 8 hours then running 1km laps for 8 hours. The event starts on Saturday 3rd October at 1:00pm. Full details are at www.24hourtri.com.au 

500K Endeavour Relay

500km Endeavour RelayFor the past 2 years Tri Nation has entered a team in the Endeavour 500k Relay and are looking to do so again this year. The running event starts on Friday 13th November and covers just over 500km through the Scenic Rim before finishing in Fernvale on the Sunday afternoon.  https://teamendurance.endeavour.com.au/

While the race is very hot, stinky and sweaty it is one of the most memorable events on the calendar. To enter we need a minimum of 16 runners (max 22). There is no minimum speed requirement to be in the team just that you are willing to give each leg your best effort, cheer your teammates and live on a stinky bus for 3 days.

If you are interested in running contact Jeremy the team manager at jeremyb@gmecsolutions.com.au.

Beginner Course

We have a six week beginner course starting next week on Tuesday 1st September. The course includes 3 training sessions per week based from Healthstream Gardens Point, 2 Indoor Triathlons and a 6 week gym/pool membership. Full details are online at http://tri-nation.com.au/training/brisbane/beginner-triathlon/beginner-course/. If you have friends or family interested in trying the squad or triathlons then this is the place to start.

Ironman Info Session

swim startIf you are interested in completing an Ironman event in 2016 then come along to our information session on Saturday 19th September at 9:00am at Healthstream Gardens Point.

For 2016 the club will have a focus on New Zealand Ironman but information on the long course program is still relevant for those planning on competing in an IM in the first half of the year. For any first timers this is your chance to come along and get an understanding of the training required before making your decision. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1599969870269152/

Healthstream Offer

From the 1st September Tri Nation Healthstream 12 month memberships will increase from $15.50 to $16.50 per week. You can still receive the discounted rate until the end of the month plus as an added bonus Healthstream will throw in a gym program and 3 PT sessions when you sign up for 12 months.

Ask at reception at Gardens Point to sign up.

Scody Uniform Shop

The Scody uniform shop will open again shortly for a full order of gear including tri suits, running kit, cycling kit and polo shirts. If you are after kit for the new season this will be the time to order with delivery a couple of weeks out from Noosa. We’ll confirm the exact opening date on the Facebook page.

 

 

July Training Update

Tri Nation June Newsletter

Cairns Ironman and 70.3

claire lynchCongratulations to all our athletes that raced at the Cairns Ironman and 70.3 last weekend. On a day where the winds at Port Douglas were blowing at 37km/hr by early afternoon it was a tough day for all competitors especially out on the bike. A big congratulations to Claire Lynch who qualified for Kona after her 3rd place in the 50-54 age group. Also Ian Parnell, Maree Rostirolla, Keith Hungerford, Michelle Hungerford and Nicola Tabram for completing their first Ironman.

Head Coach Mark Turner has put together his thoughts on the race and his training preparation which are at http://tri-nation.com.au/cairns-ironman/

Our Ironman finishers at Cairns were:

  • Amanda Lucas – 11:05
  • Claire Lynch – 13:04
  • Ian Parnell – 11:48
  • Keith Hungerford – 12:57
  • Maree Rostirolla – 11:58
  • Mark Turner – 10:10
  • Michelle Hungerford – 15:03
  • Nicola Tabram – 15:57
  • Suzanne McCarthy – 11:10
  • Tim Osborne – 11:07 
  • Vanessa Hyde – 13:49

Training

For the next 6-8 weeks we will have a strength focus at training sessions. This means hills on the run, paddles and bands in the pool and hard gear / low cadence work on the windtrainer. Our long course Saturday sessions will take a short break over winter until we get closer to starting our New Zealand Ironman campaign. For those that are interested in the NZ Ironman we will be holding an information session in September which will include what’s involved in the training, what you can expect and key dates for your diary.

Noosa Training Camp

This year our Noosa Training Camp will be held over the weekend of the 7th-9th August. The camp will focus on the Noosa Triathlon and Sunshine Coast 70.3 events. For long course athletes the weekend will be about gaining a training boost through some solid miles and training sessions in one of the best training locations in the world.

The camp for Noosa athletes will include course familiarisation, ocean swim and transition skills as well as a big weekend of training. If this will be your first Noosa Triathlon this year this camp is perfect to ease any nerves.

The camp will be held at the Sandy Beach Resort in Noosaville. Details of the camp are online at http://tri-nation.com.au/training/brisbane/triathlon-training-camps/

End of Season Party

awardsOur End of Season Party is fast approaching with the night set for Saturday 11th July. The evening will include canapes and drinks at The Landing Dockside in Kangaroo Point. For those who haven’t attended an EOSP before this is a night not to be missed where we celebrate the squads achievements, hand out awards and reflect on the success of our past year.

Tickets for the night are $60 for canapes and 3 hour drinks package or $45 for the non-drinkers. The evening starts at 7:00pm with the Landing function concluding at 11:00pm. We would love to see partners and family come to the event with full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/845872615492513/

We will need final numbers by next Friday (3rd July) so please ensure you have purchased your tickets before then.

Hoodies, Headsweats and Caps

We still have a couple of small hoodies available and a number of medium hoodies so jump in quick if you are after one for winter. The visors and caps are also still in stock and are looking great out and about at training. Head to the Tri Nation shop at  http://tri-nation.com.au/shop/ to purchase.

For Scody gear if there is enough interest we will be making another order for 2 piece and AIR tri suits for arrival before Sunshine Coast 70.3. We will then have a full order for delivery in October prior to Noosa Tri.

2015 Race Dates

If you are looking at some races for the remainder of the year we will have the Tri Nation tent at the following events:

  • Straddie Salute – 22nd August;
  • Moreton Bay Triathlon – 6th September;
  • Sunshine Coast 70.3 – 13th September;
  • Raby Bay Triathlon – 11th October;
  • Noosa Triathlon – 1st November; and
  • Raby Bay Triathlon – 6th December.

Sponsor Survey

With the season at an end we would like to provide some feedback to two of our key sponsors Mizuno and Healthstream. We have a short survey to complete online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BSCLN8S with a pair of Mizuno shoes up for grabs to one lucky respondent.

Triathlon Australia Membership

All 2014/2015 TA and Tri Nation members will have received emails from TA about automatic membership renewal for the new season. Unless you turned off the auto-renewal your membership will renew on the 1st July 2015. This will include your TA and Tri Nation membership.

If you wish to make changes to your membership details you can do so by logging into your account through the ‘Manage My Membership’ section online at http://www.triathlonqld.com.au/JoinTQ.aspx

If your membership does not automatically renew please ensure you renew your TA membership as soon as possible. All members of clubs in Queensland are required to have Triathlon Australia membership.

May Training Update

Good Luck But Not Goodbye

jannoOur much loved Coach Jan coached her last official session yesterday morning with swimming at Healthstream. You could see by the turnout at coffee afterwards and by the messages for her on her card that she will be very missed as a coach, athlete and friend. Jan is moving back down to Melbourne to be closer to family, however with a grandchild on the way in Brisbane she will no doubt be back up regularly and along to training sessions.

Thanks for everything Jan, we love you!

We would also like to welcome back Hannah Hogan to the team who will be replacing Jan and coaching the Wednesday morning swim sessions.  Hannah comes from a strong swimming background and we are excited to have her coaching.

12 Week Challenge

The 12 Week Challenge is now into it’s 3rd week and it’s been great to see the consistency in training from members. The Wednesday night core class with Chris has had rave reviews and all members are welcome to attend whether or not they are doing the Challenge.

Our leaderboard after 2 weeks has Michael Zink on top of the run challenge closely followed by Brett, Marnie, Jen, Clayton and Steve. In the swim challenge Jen and Clayton are leading the way with Jonathan just in behind. Keep up the great work!

Throughout the Challenge we have a Sunday morning run session. Whilst you need to be a Tri Nation member to attend this is a free session so does not count towards 10 session passes or those on a social membership. This weekend we are running from UQ Aquatic Centre at 6:30am so come along for a social run and breakfast at the Tennis Centre afterwards.

Tri Nation Uniforms

We still have plenty of stock of hoodies and swim caps that can be purchased online. Our TN Headsweat Visors are on their way and we’ll announce when we have these in stock.

The latest Scody gear is expected to be delivered at the end of next week – 5th June.

Our next order will be long course tri suits in time for the Sunshine Coast 70.3 and then a full order for delivery in October prior to Noosa.

Healthstream Gym and Pool Membership

With the facilities we have on offer at Healthstream many members are starting to see the benefits of incorporating some strength training and gym work into their routine. This can be especially beneficial over winter to build your strength and help create a base for the new season. For those that are using the gym and/or pool a few times a week it is worth looking at a gym/pool membership. Currently for Tri Nation members the cost is from $15.50 per week which for pool and gym is a great deal. This includes all group exercise classes on offer and covers the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove facilities.

Triathlon Australia Membership

Triathlon Australia membership is compulsory to be a member of any triathlon club in Australia. We are approaching the time of year again where memberships are renewed. Please note that unless you opted out of automatic renewal when you signed up your membership will be renewed on the 1st July 2015. You can manage your membership details online http://www.triathlon.org.au/Membership/Annual_Membership.htm

Early bird membership for the 2015/2016 is available from the 1st June 2015.

Congratulations on a HUGE Effort

We’ve had a few squad members put in some outstanding endurance efforts over the last couple of weeks. A massive congratulations to all of them, we’ve heard many squad members impressed by your commitment to your goals and tenacity to finish such big events. The members include:

  • Callan Lloyd was part of the inaugural Ultraman Australia on the 9th-11th May. Callan finished 4th over the entire event in a total time of 23 hours and 23 minutes over the 10km swim, 420km bike and 84km.
  • Tim Coles and Laura Moran completed the Northface 100 on the 16th May. Tim finished the event in 12:37 and Laura working through some ITB issues to finish in 16:15.
  • Lucy Bird joined the Smiddy crew last weekend to ride 560km in 3 days. With strong winds over the whole weekend it sounded like a very challenging weekend. Lucy also raised $7,250 for Smiling for Smiddy through the event.

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