We are now 14 weeks out from Noosa Triathlon so if you are racing and currently in hibernation it’s time to get out and get back to some squad sessions. The focus for the next couple of months as we start to get into the new season will be on strength endurance work which means finding some hills on the run, big gear work on the bike and paddles/pull buoy in the pool.

Please note that from Tuesday 15th August the venue for the windtrainer sessions will change to the Spring Hill Hall at 10 Love Street. The new venue is much larger than the room at Healthstream so will allow us to accommodate numbers better during the main part of the season. The hall is centrally located near Centenary Pool. There is a small carpark onsite for 12 cars and plenty of street parking. Toilets and change rooms are available, with the closest showers at the pool.

Race Results

The new season kicked off last weekend with the Springfield Duathlon. We had 11 athletes out braving the chilly morning with many using the race as a warm-up to Sunshine Coast 70.3.

Results from the weekend:
Standard Duathlon:
* Brad Jones – 2:12
* Fiona Day – 2:39
* Genevieve Smith – 2:44
* Magda Michalak – 2:53
* Lisa Griffin – 3:28

Sprint Duathlon:
* Troy Grimshaw – 1:09 (3rd 35-39)
* George Kontoleon – 1:14
* Melissa Derickx – 1:14 (1st 30-34)
* Kate Wardrope – 1:14 (2nd 35-39)
* Suki Bloom – 1:18 (2nd 25-29)
* Heidi Walker – 1:36

Next up we have a few athletes racing for World Champ qualification in Townsville in August then the Sunshine Coast 70.3 and the first race of the Qld Tri Series in September.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Next weekend we are hosting a Trivia Night to raise much needed funds for Smiling for Smiddy and Gerrard Gosens in his quest to make the World Champs in Paratriathlon.

We still need more numbers to make this a successful fundraiser so please get a group of friends together and secure your tickets now.

Snacks and a pizza dinner will be provided, with drinks available for purchase on the night. There will be some great prizes and raffles up for grabs.

Please get behind this great cause and join us for what will be an awesome evening.

Tickets available from the link below

Ironman Triathlon School

Starting on the 23rd of August we will be running a series of seminars around Ironman and 70.3 racing. The focus is on educating athletes in all aspects of training and racing so you are prepared on race day to deliver your best result.

You can sign up to the whole series or on a per seminar basis. All Tri Nation athletes that pay training fees will receive a 50% discount code 2 weeks before each seminar. The seminars on offer are:
* Training Principles with Mark Turner – 23rd August
* Nutrition with Sally Gerrard – 6th September
* Bike Setup and Maintenance with Matt Hopper and Michael Baker – 20th September
* Time Management and Program Planning with Mark Turner – 4th October
* Swimming and Wetsuit Testing with Mark Turner – 18th October
* Injury Management and Movement Analysis with David Peirce – 1st November
* Mental Approach and Race Day Logistics with Grant Giles – 15th November

These seminars are tailored towards those racing long course triathlon or planning an event in the next 12 months. You don’t need to be a Tri Nation member to attend and we welcome members of all Clubs.

Pondera Physiotherapy and Pilates

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Pondera Physiotherapy.  With Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Myotherapy / Massage staff, Pondera’s team can help you:

Prepare & Perform: with movement analysis, fitness testing (bike or treadmill) and conditioning programs using Pilates, Gym and home exercises

Rehab & Recover: Sports Physiotherapy for short or long term problems, Pilates maintenance, Myotherapy & Remedial massage post event or regular care.

All Tri Nation members receive fee reductions at Pondera. You can book in with Tara (APA Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist), Casey (Myotherapist) and Dan (Exercise Physiologist).

Athlete of the Month

This month’s AOTM goes to Genevieve Smith who receives a free bike service at Avanti and a $50 voucher to spend at SFG.

Gen joined us last season in one of our beginner courses (seen here with fellow course mates Magda and Lisa). She is currently training towards her first 70.3 at Sunshine Coast and recently completed the Springfield Duathlon and 100km Brissy to the Bay.

We have awarded Gen this month’s award for her consistency at training over winter, noticeable improvements across the swim, bike and run and her neverending smile and enthusiasm at training sessions. Congrats Gen we can’t wait to see you cross the finish line at Sunny Coast.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events that Tri Nation will be at in the next three months are:

?• Sunshine Coast 70.3 – 10th September
?• Raby Bay Triathlon – 17th September
• Robina Triathlon – 8th October