Our 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.
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
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
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
Save 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.