Our Brisbane Ironman campaign is all set to officially kick off on the 19th of October. It has been great to see some of our long course athletes back at training in the past few weeks and starting to gain some consistency prior to the start of the campaign. Whilst the overall program will focus on Ironman New Zealand we also have athletes competing at Melbourne, Port Macquarie and Cairns. The training program will be adapted for athletes focusing on these races.
Our Saturday long course sessions commence on the 24th October with a ride out to Mt Mee starting from Wilston. While there will be a coach at the session it is not always possible to keep a group together depending on the variance in abilities. For this reason please ensure you have the equipment to repair any punctures on your own and have your mobile with you. It is also compulsory that your Triathlon Queensland membership is up to date in order to attend.
Remember that our goal with all our training is to ensure that we find the right balance between family, work, training and friends. Our long course program is structured so that we can get the best out of ourselves without compromising the rest of our life. You can read more about the Ironman training program through downloading our information session powerpoint here.
Our current beginner course participants are now past halfway through their six weeks. It has been great seeing them trying new things and getting outside their comfort zone. These girls will all be racing at Raby Bay on the 11th October with several already entered into the entire Queensland Tri Series. They certainly won’t be beginners for long!
Our next course kicks off on October 27th. With plenty of interest already it should be a busy summer for the squad and triathlon. If you know of anyone interested in getting involved full details are online at http://tri-nation.com.au/training/brisbane/beginner-triathlon/beginner-course/. There is no minimum ability level required and it’s a great way to get involved.
24 Hour Triathlon
Following feedback from members and the general public the 24 Hour Triathlon has been postponed to the 2nd April 2016. This will allow teams more time to get people together and raise money for Smiling for Smiddy.
We hope everyone will look at adding the 24 Hour Tri to their event calendar for this season.
Age Group World Championships
A huge congrats to the fittest looking couple on the planet Katie and Pat Dall for their efforts at Worlds over the weekend. Katie finished in the top 50 with a PB of 2:23 and Pat had a great race after overcoming chicken pox and pneumonia only a few weeks ago to finish in 2:12.
Both worked extremely hard to be at their best for the World Champs and under the coaching guidance of Mark Turner achieved these results whilst working fulltime running their PT business and raising their daughter Khloe.
For those interested in competing in the Age Group World Champs the event will be held in Mexico in 2016, Rotterdam in 2017 and then on home soil on the Gold Coast in 2018.
500K Endeavour Relay
Help support the Tri Nation team raise money for the Endeavour Foundation through its annual 500km Team Endurance Relay fuel raffle. Every dollar raised not only helps us take our place on the starting line but more importantly helps those less fortunate in our community. With a massive first prize this year of a $1500 Caltex Fuel card, second prize is $300 of fuel and third prize is $200 of yep you guessed it fuel. At $3 a ticket how could you not buy one, hang on, don’t stop at one, get three….ahhh get a whole book. So for as little as $30 you have ten chances to win $1500 of fuel, be in it to win it.
If you are keen to help support the relay or even to run it in see the relay managers Jeremy Bridges or Jennifer Kenny at training.