March Newsletter


It’s been a big couple of weeks on the racing front with Mooloolaba and then Ironman Melbourne over the weekend. For many especially the Ironman athletes it was their major race after months of hard training.  We would like to make a special mention of all the first timers over the Olympic Distance and Ironman events.  It has been a pleasure to see them progress and achieve something special:


  • Katie Sinclair
  • Barb Thurgood
  • Victor Neep
  • Ellen Meelkop

Ironman MelbourneIronman Melbourne:

  • Pat Dall
  • Taryn Swan
  • Joey Moore
  • Brett Allen
  • Andrew Hancox

On the subject of special mentions it was fantastic to see long time member Mark Gleeson qualify for Kona in the men’s 45-49 age group. He missed out by one spot last year in the same race so to see him make it this year was a testement to all his hard work and dedication.  He now joins Chris Bailey on the plane to Kona later in the year.

Congratulations to everyone that raced at Mooloolaba and Ironman Melbourne. They are special events on the calendar and we look forward to watching many more Tri Nation athletes compete at these events in the years to come.

The times of Mooloolaba and Ironman Melbourne have been posted on the Tri Nation training FB page.

The next race is the Tweed Enduro this weekend, followed by Luke Harrop on the 12th of April which is also the third round of the ITU World Triathlon Series. There we will see the very best in the World racing so even if you are not competing we would encourage you to head down to Southport and watch the elites race.


Enoggera_Swim_area_2Each month we will endeavour to have a brick session followed by BBQ breakfast. Our last brick was at Redcliffe in February with March too full of races to find a free weekend. The Enoggera Reservoir is now open for swimming so our next sessions is scheduled at the Reservoir on Gap Creek Road on the 18th April.

Be prepared for something different with the reservoir surrounded by running trails and the ride course featuring Mt Nebo. We’ll have a BBQ breakfast after the session next to the reservoir – perhaps bring the family out to meet you for breakfast afterwards.


Later in the week we will start taking orders for the next uniform order. In this order there will be cycling gear including winter gear, run shirts and singlets and winter hoodies. As per previous orders it will be done through the online shop.

If you are in doubt as to what size to order we encourage you to visit the Scody shop and factory at 310 Montague Rd, West End.


Our good friends at Shoes Feet Gear have relocated to a new premises.  The new address is 108 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington oppositte the Coles Centre. It is a great new shop with more space and better parking options.


Save the date – Saturday 27th June at the Bulimba Sailing Club. After what has been a huge season so far this is shaping up to be a big night. One not to miss!