Tri Nation November Newsletter

Tri Nation App

Tri Nation appChristmas has come early for all the amazing members of the Tri Nation Family!

We have created a Tri Nation app that you can download onto your smartphone for free. The ap allows you to connect with facebook and log your training times to build your personal results diary or see how you compare on the leader boards (if you wish to make your results public).

Another function of the app is our coaches now have the ability to take attendance at sessions. This allows us to track our members more effectively and see if anyone is having too many sleep ins 😉 Please note that this will mean that our coaches will be using their phones for a brief period of time during the session.

The app also has the timetable direct from our website making it easier to access quickly.

We welcome your feedback and are happy to answer any questions you might have about it.

If you have an iphone click this link to download the app.


If you have an Android Phone click here.


Alternatively search for Tri Nation in the app store.

New Scody order

The Scody online shop is now open for another order.


Username:         Tri Nation

Password:           Tri Nation

It will be open for 2 weeks closing COB Tuesday 9th December with the dispatch date Wednesday 11th February 2015. The AIR long course suits and running singlets are not included in the shop. Please contact us if you would like to order either of these two items as they will have a separate production cycle to ensure the suits are ready for IM Melbourne athletes.

Hawaii Ultraman World Champs

craig percivalThis weekend our head coach Mark Turner is travelling to Kona to act as support crew for Tri Nation on line coach, Craig Percival who is competing in the gruelling event.

Craig who qualified by placing third in Ultraman Canada last year is in great shape and looking forward to challenging the front runners.  His lovely wife Lindell and children Sam and Sienna will also be there to watch and give their support to Craig as he battles the Worlds best.

Mark will post regular updates on FB and twitter of Craig’s progress over the 3 days of the race.  Day 1 consists of a 10km swim and 145 ride, day 2 a 275km ride and day 3 a double marathon of 84km which is actually on the back half of the World IM Championships course from Havi back to Kona.

The race starts this Friday the 28th of November. Note that Hawaii is 20 hours behind Brisbane.

You can also follow Craig’s progress on his personal FB and twitter or on the Tri Nation FB and twitter feeds.

Race results

HB100We have had a busy month since Noosa with numerous races about South East Qld.  After Noosa was the QTS event at Kawana which had a small number of Tri Nation athletes competing.  Special congratulations to Emma Boast who competed her first QTS distance race.

Also that weekend was the Endeavour 500k Summer Challenge where the Tri Nation team placed 4th in some very challenging and hot conditions.  Go to the Tri Nation training page to see some of the photos and video put together by Dave Beaton.

And finally the weekend just gone saw members competing at both Hervey Bay 100 and Kingscliffe Tri.  At Hervey Bay Chris Bailey placed 7th overall and 2nd in his age group while Hannah Hogan was the first female age grouper and Kate Wardrope won her age group.

At Kingscliffe the Gold Coast coaches led the way with Dean Thurgood winning his age group and Adam Gordon placing 6th in the open category.

Full results can be viewed online.

Race wise coming up we have Nush Vanderwilt, Kristin Muir and Krista Page competing at IM Busselton before finishing the year off with the QTS event at Raby Bay on the same weekend.

Christmas Party

christmasThis year’s Christmas Party is set for Saturday 13th December and is our version of a pub triathlon. You can choose at what point in the day you join us and we’ll post updates on the Facebook page throughout the day so you know where to find us. No need to rsvp, just turn up at your leisure.

Official race start 2pm 
Leg 1 – Hamilton Hotel, Ascot (duration 1.5 hours)
T1 Hammo to Powerhouse via Citycat
Leg 2 – Powerhouse, New Farm (duration 1.5hrs)
T2 Powerhouse to Bavarian Beer Garden via Citycat
Leg 3 – Bavarian BG, Eagle Street


At this time of year with a couple of major events behind us it is all about maintaining where we are at or having a break after some hard training and racing.  With such a long season it is important that we have periods where the intensity levels are down and you give the mind and body a chance to freshen up for the events in the New Year.

So training sessions will certainly still have their challenging parts to them but not as many intervals or quite as hard.  For the IM Melbourne athletes we are in a strength endurance phase while everyone else is just in a holding pattern before we build again in the New Year.

Additionally this time of year is often hard to remain truly focused with XMAS parties and the like.  And we shouldn’t forget that triathlon is part of our life not or whole life so let your hair down and enjoy the festivities with family and friends.

Get Well Soon

One of our long time members Christian Seymour’s wife Brooke is currently in Prince Charles Hospital after having a life saving heat operation last week.  Brooke is now waiting for a heart transplant while Christian cares for their young son Mani.

On behalf of everyone at Tri Nation we pass on our best wishes to Christian and his family for a speedy recovery for Brooke.