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

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


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

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

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 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 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

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.