WORD FROM THE COACHES
Well it seems like a lifetime ago already that we were in the US experiencing some of the biggest races on the Long Course Calendar. But now, back in Melbourne the Season has really begun and that’s what we have been waiting for all winter! To see our athletes shine in their chosen races. As coaches – there is nothing more satisfying than seeing athletes cross the finish line, no matter what distance race they are competing in.
For some athletes however, races don’t always go to plan. Noosa weekend Pro Tri Alliance Athlete Renee Lane had her first hit out in the MurrayMan in SA. Her race didn’t pan out how we had trained and how we had planned, but on the positive side we took some valuable lessons from the race and will use those for the big one in Busselton.
Also at the MurrayMan, Tri Alliance had new Online Coached athlete Tim French race in the 25-29year old category and for someone who was previously self Coached, he has been able to take it up a notch under our guidance and have a pretty solid race considering the conditions. Tim knocked out a 4:44hr including a 2:25 ride. And if it wasn’t for a costly mistake on bike (not consuming enough hydration and salts) which caused severe cramping in the run, he was in for a top 5 placing. And Tim has the goods as a 1hr20min Half Marathon runner. So top work Tim, now for a small break and then back down to business as he prepares for a build into a couple more halves and his first Ironman in Port MacQuarie.
So as you embark on your first race/s of the season. Remember not to dwell on what ‘didn’t go right’ in your race, instead use it as a chance to learn and improve. As athletes – you never stop learning, even those who have been in the sport for years. (Just ask Coach Greg!) 🙂 Good luck to everyone racing in the coming weeks – and that would be just about all of you!
THE COACH IS BACK!
After a period of racing overseas, Coach Ollie is now back on deck and firing for the start of the Domestic Triathlon Season. The next 5 weeks (and weekends!) will be solely devoted to athletes as we have race after race coming up starting with Shepparton Half Ironman this Weekend then….
Gatorade Race 1 – 25 Nov
Sussans Women’s Fun Run – 2 Dec
Ironman Western Australia – 9 Dec
Canberra Half Ironman – 16 Dec
Gatorade Race 2 – 16 Dec (and TA Xmas Party!)
With Ollie back on deck this also means that RETUL Bike Fit will be back in action along with Coaching Consultations so for those who have been waiting to get their new bikes fitted for the season or wanting a one-on-one consultation with Ollie, please contact the office on 9645 2223 to book and arrange a suitable day/time.
“I’m looking forward to getting back amongst our athletes as we prepare for a huge season ahead. It’s going to be awesome!”
So make sure you are checking yourself into sessions, as you just don’t know which session Coach Ollie will turn up to next! 🙂
SHEPPARTON HALF IRONMAN – ‘The Race That Stops Shepparton’
Tri alliance is about to descend on Shepparton for this weeks 70.3 Shepparton Half Ironman event, with a field of 53 Tri Alliance athletes racing the individual event. The ‘Zoolaner’ has done a comprehensive form guide of our athletes Click here to continue reading – definitely worth the click!
SHEPPARTON RACE SESSION / BRIEF
Tuesday 13 November, following taper windtraner session at MSAC. Brieing will commence approx 7.15pm if you are coming along just for the briefing. Those athletes that have completed following questionnaire will receive further information including areas/topics that will be covered, taper outline and training session details for Shepparton.
TRI ALLIANCE ‘ENTRY LEVEL’ CLOTHING RANGE
We unveiled our ‘Elite Rocket Science’ Race Suit range in Noosa and what an impact it made! We will be doing another order very soon – so stay tuned if you missed the first order.
Unfortunately however, due to circumstances out of our control, our ‘entry level’clothing range will not be delivered until the second race of the Gatorade Series – early December. We are still confident on having the gear in time for Busselton but will confirm with these athletes as the date comes closer. We sincerely apologise for the delay but we know the wait will be worth it! (And be thankful you won’t be forced to wear what Brett did in Noosa!) 🙂
TRI ALLIANCE FLEET VEHICLES
Thanks to Major Partners GIANT Bicycles and Stratton Finance, Tri Alliance’s ever growing presence continues as our new look Stratton Financed TA Van, Nissan Dualis QLD Club Car and new QLD TA TAJ have all been unveiled in the last couple of weeks. Keep an eye out on the roads for the vehicles (not that you will be able to miss them!) and keep your eye out for more ‘new look’ Tri Alliance branded on the way….
A huge thankyou to Darren, Marty and their team at GIANT Bicycles and the Team at Stratton Finance.
TRI ALLIANCE SUPPORTS HERTZ | BRW CORPORATE RELAY RUN
As the weather heats up so does the racing! And this Wednesday night will see Corporate teams in Melbourne take each other on in a relay run for line honours and bragging rights. The Hertz | BRW Corporate Relay Run is in it’s second year and its set to be a great night, so if you are in the area, pop down and check it out and say hi in our TA Taj!
FREE RACE ENTRY
Tri Alliance has TWO entries into the race we’d love to give away TODAY!
Teams of 3 each complete the 5km run course with each time totaled for a team time – and bragging rights! If you would like to join one of our teams please email [email protected] and we’ll randomly pick two teams of three! So let us know if you would like to join TEAM TRI ALLIANCE!
SAVE THE DATE – TRI ALLIANCE CHRISTAMAS PAR-TAY!
The afternoon of Sunday 16 December will be centre stage for our Christmas party this year and as we put final touches on our planning, make sure you block this afternoon out. (Afternoon of Gatorade Race 2) It will be family friendly and options to suit the drinkers and non-drinkers. An afternoon you don’t want to miss out on! 🙂
(We apologise again to those who are racing in Canberra – a clash last year also)
WELL DONE TO ATHLETES WHO RACED OVER THE WEEKEND
- Dave & Berit Barton on taking on (and conquering) a 6HOUR Enduro race yesterday.
- Athletes Viet Pham, Sarah Lausberg, Ambassador Lisa MacFarlane, Jo Stavrou and Sean Helmot (sorry if we missed anyone!) racing the Mordialloc Sprint Race yesterday also. And as an added bonus Jo won a spot prize and collected herself a brand new Rocket Science Wetsuit – not a bad get for the day!
Well done guys on a great hit out on a Sunny day – look forward to seeing you all race again in 2 weeks!
CONGRATS TO THE NEWLY WEDS!
Over the weekend two couples tied the knot.
Congratulations to Eleesha Nesci and Chris Dickson in becoming Mr and Mrs Dickson! They both are now enjoying their honeymoon on Haymond Island and have told us they took their runners!
Congrats also goes to athlete Lucas Riley and his now wife Naomi Brown on their wedding in Portsea. We’re not sure how impressed Naomi is with her ‘honeymoon’ in Shepparton this weekend though! 😉
TRI ALLIANCE SUPPORTS UP AND COMING ATHLETES
The sport of Triathlon in Victoria is growing from strength to strength especially with emerging races over the Long Course Distance including Ironman Melbourne. The great thing about Triathlon is that there is an event for people of all levels and abilities – and those starting out in the sport can progress through short course races including Fun, Sprint and Olympic Distance Races. Tri Alliance is continually looking for ways to support athletes in their chosen distance and have recently announced their support for up and coming athletes racing Short Course this year. Click here to continue reading….
GATORADE/ACTIVE FEET RACE AND SERIES DISCOUNT
With just over a week until online entries close for he Gatorade & Active Feet Series – make sure you have received your discount code and entered before entries close! And being the first race of the season, it’s always a big one, so don’t leave it too late or you may miss out! For your Tri Alliance discount code, please email [email protected] include which race or series (Gatorade/Active Feet Race X/Series) and you will be provided with a unique discount code.
TRIATHLON “TRIPLE CROWN!”
SuperSprint have launched an exciting challenge as part of this years Gatorade Series – theTriathlon Triple Crown! All you have to do is race and finish in the Sprint, Olympic and Long Course events in the Gatorade Series. All competitors who finish all three races will be awarded a “ Gatorade Triathlon Triple Crown” t-shirt by 2XU on stage at the Portarlington Long Course presentations. Races as part of the Triple Crown are:
- Race 3 Elwood – Sprint, 500/20/5, 13 January
- Race 4 Sandringham – Olympic, 1500/40/10, 3 February
- Race 5 Portarlington – Long Course, 2000/80/20, 17 March
So if you are looking for a new challenge, click here to read more and sign yourself up!
TRAINING THIS WEEKEND
* Due to the Shepparton Half Ironman this weekend, only the following sessions will be held in Melbourne:
Short Course: 7.00am swim, bike, run session at Elwood Beach. Bring all gear for your final dress rehearsal before next weekend race at StKilda.
Beginners: 9.30am swim, bike, run, skills session at Elwood Beach. Bring all gear for your final dress rehearsal before next weekend race at StKilda.
Long Course (not racing Shep): Non-coached ride, follow your program for distances
Shepparton athletes: Pre Race Session in Shepparton, communication will be sent to you directly.
NO coached sessions in Melbourne, follow own program for sessions/distances or come up to Shepparton and support! 🙂
18 Nov – Shepparton Half Ironman
9 Dec – Ironman Western Australia – Busselton
9 Dec – Taupo NZ Half Ironman
16 Dec – Canberra Half Ironman
20 Jan – Auckland Half Ironman Asia Pacific Championships
25 Nov – Gatorade Race 1, St Kilda
16 Dec – Gatorade Race 2, Elwood
TRI ALLIANCE TRADING POST
Looking for a new Time Trial Ride? Athlete Rachel Stonestreet had an unfortunate accident which required a knee reco only weeks after buying her new prized possession her Specialised Shiv. Ridden only TWICE and in perfect condition.
Purchased for $3,600, selling for $3,100 ono.
Contact Rachel if you are interested and want to find out more. [email protected]or on my mobile 0416000622