IRONMAN MELBOURNE SPECIAL EDITION!
WORD FROM THE COACHES
A busy weekend gone, and an even busier week/weekend ahead! We are right at the pointy end of the season with Gatorade Race 4, Mooloolaba Olympic Qualifier and Challenge Batemans Bay last weekend and Ironman Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road and Otways Ride this weekend, triathlon fever is in the air!
We have plenty happening and a lot has already been communicated via our Tri Alliance Victoria Facebook Page – so make sure you check for updates announcements and more.
Good luck and great racing to everyone racing Ironman Melbourne and a big thank you in advance for everyone’s support from our Aid Station Volunteers, athletes, friends and family out on course cheering. Makes a big difference to our athletes.
UPCOMING RACES & EVENTS
Saturday 22 March Great Ocean Road and Otways Ride
Sunday 23 March Ironman Melbourne
Sunday 30 March Race 5 Gatorade Series, StKilda
Sunday 6 April Mini, Sprint & Olympic Distance, Mordialloc
The day is nearly here for the biggest triathlon (Ironman) race to hit Australia – Ironman Melbourne, for the second year running. Race will kick off at 7.20am for pro’s with our Age Groupers starting at 7.38am on Sunday morning. You can view the event timetable here.
The support our athletes have had leading into this race has been outstanding and race day again will be phenomenal for everyone involved.
We have 50 Tri Alliance Athletes on the starters list – just one less than last year. With 9 females and a massive 41 males. Cheering from the sidelines is going to be awesome again!
The training has been completed and they are now ready to race and can’t wait to get out there. It has taken a huge commitment, dedication, some tough choices (some would say sacrifices!) and a lot of mental strength for our athletes to get to the start line in Frankston this Sunday morning and race day is the cherry on top of one very large cake. Let’s make it a day to remember! Good luck to all involved!
Team Tri Alliance
IRONMAN MELBOURNE INFORMATION GUIDE
For everything you need to know from our Full Athlete List, Aid Station details, Event Timetable, tracking athletes, Important Info for Supporters – and even more important, post race celebration details! Make sure you share this with your friends/family who are coming along to support! Click here to continue reading..
TRI ALLIANCE IRONMAN AFTER PARTY – ALL WELCOME!
Athletes, friends and family all welcome! From 7.00pm at Urban Hotel, Fitzroy Street StKilda. More info and book your tickets online here. Tickets sales close 5pm Wednesday 19 March!
PORTARLINGTON GATORADE/ACTIVE FEET RACE 4
Portarlington is host to one of the most scenic triathlon’s in Victoria. Laid back seas side town, beautiful coastal views, friendly locals. You couldn’t pick a better location for Race 4 of the Gatorade Active Feet Series in Melbourne.
Team Tri Alliance loves having this race on the calendar – we’re sure more for the weekend away than anything! But regardless of the motivations, our athletes always turn up in force and put on a good show for the spectators.
50 Tri Alliance athletes raced in total, including 44 in Gatorade Sprint and 6 in the Active Feet. We finished with 6 podiums, 3 fourth place getters, 5 fifths and and plenty of first timers to the distance.
Well done to everyone who raced and a big thanks to those who came down and cheered.
Click here for our race report.
CHALLENGE BATEMANS BAY RACE REPORT – RYAN BOURKE
Coach Ryan Bourke had a smashing race on the weekend in not only completing – but winning his first Half Distance event in the time of 4:16! Ryan shares his race experience with us….
“Challenge Batemans Bay was never in my racing plans until 6 weeks out from the event. After a disappointing DNF at Challenge Melbourne (due to a flat tire) I was adamant that I would complete my first Half Ironman distance before the seasons end. After tossing up between Geelong 70.3 and Challenge Batemans, I decided that I required a small break to recollect my thoughts and passion to race again so I turned my focus to Batemans (which was 6 weeks away).” Click here to continue reading…
SWIM SESSION THIS FRIDAY MORNING AT MSAC
With our Ironman athletes in full taper, this Friday 21 March AM’s swim session at MSAC is being opened up to intermediate swimmers also. So if you are an intermediate swimmer in our short course squad, make sure you get along to the pool in the morning 5.45am start, outdoor pool. And if you are lucky you’ll get a sunrise like this one!
SWIM SESSIONS ON MONDAY 24 MARCH
A reminder about changes to our swim sessions this coming Monday 24 March.
- NO AM session at Northcote
- NO PM Sessions at MSAC
- SESSIONS ON:
- Click here to check out our training timetable
COMPETITION TIME!! WIN 1 of 8 PRIZE PACKS!!
We also want to encourage athletes to join us, and our partners; Mizuno Running, Running Fit and Bicycles Inc., at the final race for the season on Sunday the 6th of April. This race will include the New Olympic Distance race in Mordialloc.
Tri Alliance has teamed up with Giant Bicycles, Bicycles Inc., Running Fit and Mizuno to run a big competition for this final race of the season. Win 1 of 8 prizes simply by uploading your best picture featuring either Giant or Mizuno to Facebook or Instagram, including the hashtag #Mordirace5 to be in the running. It couldn’t be easier!
Be as creative as you want. In fact, the more creative the better! We are encouraging all Tri-Alliance athletes to take part in this race, including our long course athletes – what better way to get in some active recovery after Ironman Melbourne :).
CYCLING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUE PROGRAM
Are you in need of better cycling skills and technique?
Tri-Alliance has designed a beginner – intermediate 6 week specific program that will have you feeling more confident and technically efficient on the bike. Sessions will provide coaching advice, technique and tips on bike equipment including basic servicing, signalling and road rules, group riding skills and etiquette, hill climbing and cornering technique.
For more information and to reserve a place click here.
Did you know that as a Tri Alliance Athlete you receive an automatic 15% off store wide at Prahran Health Foods with your athlete ID card (201 Commercial Rd, Prahran 3141).
Head in and see the professional and friendly team for free advice on sports nutrition, products and general health enquiries. Prahran Health Foods are also stockists of Fusion Health products and carry a large range of specialty health foods. Check out the other fantastic benefits of being a Tri Alliance Vic Athlete here.
TRAINING DETAILS THIS WEEKEND
SATURDAY 22 MARCH
- 7.30am – Short Course – Long Run and run technique. NO swim or ride. Elwood Lifesaving Club. Run Coach Emma will be taking a great session, so make sure you don’t miss out. Post training breakfast 8.45am at Jimmy Jamz, Ormond Road Elwood.
SUNDAY 23 MARCH
IRONMAN MELBOURNE No Coached Sessions. Make sure you have read our Ironman Melbourne Information Guide.
Team Tri Alliance