End of Season Party

Our End of Season Party was held earlier this month at The Landing Dockside. It was great to see everyone dressed up and keen to celebrate our first season as Tri Nation. A big thanks to our coaches, sponsors and of course valued members for the past season and we look forward to kicking off the new season with the first races coming up in August.

Every year we present awards to recognise certain athletes outstanding achievements throughout the season. This year our receipients were:

  • Outstanding Male – Chris Bailey
    Chris retained his trophy from 2014 with another huge performance at Ironman New Zealand where he qualified for Kona. This was on top of podium results in the competitive 35-39 age group at Hervey Bay 100 and Geelong 70.3 where he finished in an impressive 4:15.
  • Outstanding Female – Taryn Axelsen
    Always leading from the front Taryn has had a great season culminating in her first Ironman at Melbourne in a time of 10:37. With a very strong run leg Taryn ran a 1:36 at Auckland 70.3 to finish 4th in the 35-39 and a total time of 5:05.
  • Endurance Award – Claire Lynch
    Claire is the epitome of the Endurance Award. Her dedication and consistency has seen her performances sky rocket over the past few years culminating in her Kona qualifying performance in Cairns Ironman.
  • Rookie of the Year – Jennifer Kenny
    All would agree that Jen Kenny is one to watch out for. With a super quick run it is only a matter of time before her swim and bike legs catch up to make her a podium contender for this season.
  • Most Improved – Andrew Hancox
    Those that trained with Andrew for the Melbourne Ironman campaign will know how much he improved from August 2014 up until race day in March 2015. Andrew has shown how far just digging in and getting the work done can take you completing his first Ironman in 11:21.
  • Masters Athlete – Jan Avery-Spoor
    A stalwart of short course racing in Queensland, Jan is never far from the podium. Jan finished her season off with qualifying for the World Age Group Sprint Champs.
  • Performance of the Year – 500km Relay Team
    This year’s performance went to the 500km Relay Team. All members of the team left everything on the road in a battle to complete the race in the fastest time possible.

Beginner Triathlon Course

Our beginner triathlon courses are back! Starting on the 1st September the course will run for 6 weeks and includes:

  • 3 sessions per week – swim, bike and run;
  • 2 indoor triathlons; and
  • 6 weeks Healthstream gym membership.

The course is based at Healthstream Gardens Point and will culminate in Round 2 of the Qld Tri Series at Raby Bay. If you have friends or family interested, full details are online at http://tri-nation.com.au/training/brisbane/beginner-triathlon/beginner-course/

Race Dates

The new season is about to start! If you’re looking at what races you will enter we will be at the following events for the remainder of 2015:

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

Club Champs – Moreton Bay Triathlon

This year Triathlon Queensland has changed the format of the Queensland Club Champs to one race. This race is a sprint distance event at Moreton Bay on the 5th September. We’ll have the tent out at the race with a BBQ brunch so come and help support the club by racing the event. Bring the family along for Father’s Day by the water or use the race as a good hit out before Sunshine Coast 70.3.

Training

Training will continue to have a strength focus as we head into the new season. A few items to take note of:

  • Brick session – 1st August
    Due to lane availability the brick session will start on the windtrainer at 6:00am. You may join in at any point in the session with the approximate running times 6:00-7:30am cycling, 7:30-8:30am swimming and 8:30-9:300am running.
  • Long Course rides
    There will be a few Saturday long course rides scheduled in August up until the Sunshine Coast 70.3. These rides are intended for those racing longer distance events and will be at an intermediate to advanced level. You should be an experienced group cyclist with the approximate average speed 30km/hr.
  • Sunday runs
    Following on from the success of the 12 week challenge we will continue the Sunday run sessions. These runs are a free session and a meeting point for an aerobic long run with most people completing 60-90 minutes. The runs will rotate each week between South Bank, UQ, Wilston and Mt Coot-tha.
  • Cycling Session – Friday 7th August
    This year our Noosa camp will commence with a cycling session in Brisbane at Mt Coot-tha on the Friday morning. This is open to everyone not just camp participants and will replace the usual Friday morning windtrainer session.