Weekly Update 3rd June 2014


Hi all,

Hope you are having a great week.  It seems the year is just flying past and we are already in winter.  Not that you can call it winter!  How great is the weather.  No long pants needed yet.  Anyway onto the news.


11more sleeps.  Are you ready?  Have you entered.  Don’t forget this also forms part of the club championship races so an important race.  Or simply a great opportunity to just race alongside your friends and club mates.  Where possible enter online prior to the day so we can get all the numbering / timing organised.  You can enter on the day though if you need to.  There is short course / long course / the combination and just for the little kids – a special race just for them in the pit area.  No-one too young for this however restricted to family members of club members.   To enter go to the RTC fb page or to the RTC webpage.

We would love for all RTC members, family and friends to enter the race and also if you are on Facebook or Twitter, can you please share the event so all your friends can enter as well, thank you.


We have another brick session this Sunday as a cycle / run session to practice both for this race, the Queensland duathlon coming up, and simply for those who don’t want to get wet.  It’s on this Sunday 6.30am at the North Lakes Business Park – On Burke St (just up from the corner of Oxley St).  Bring bike, helmet, cycle shoes, running shoes and water.  All abilities welcome.

Swim / Run Monday morning.  Due to the Public Holiday NL pool isn’t open early on Monday morning.  Have no fear.  Jacko will be taking an open water swim / run session at Suttons Beach at 7am Monday morning.  Wetsuits recommended.

Well done to everyone who raced at the Doomben ½ Marathon / 10km or other events on Sunday.  Special mention to Simon and Leanda who placed in their categories and Simon finally managed to break 40mins for his 10km.  If you also placed please let us know.

Congratulations to Stan F who completed Comrades Ultramarathon on Sunday.  Great running Stan in hot conditions on a tough course.

Another few runs were held over the weekend.  Well done also to those who participated in the Colour run.  I hope you have managed to get the colour out of your hair and ears by now.  Great work also to those who did he ‘Holt Bolt’ (I think it was called).  Mud, water, obstacles.  All the great ingredients of a race.


This weekend is Cairns Ironman and 70.3 and we have a number of athletes racing.  My apologies straight away if I miss you out.  And if I do please let me know so we know who we are looking out for on the course on Sunday.  In the full Ironman we have Steve Stringer, Tony O’Neil and Mark Betts.  Good luck boys.  You can follow their progress at ironmanlive.com all day long.   In the 70.3 we have Dave Cawte, Fiona Buckland, Lowana Sampson, Shaun Horeau, Leah Gibson and Chris Hamilton.  Is there anyone else???  And very importantly, there are a few heading up purely to cheer on our athletes, I wonder what the cheer squad will be wearing??  It will be an interesting race with course changes once again.  Looking forward to seeing everyone go around once again.

JUNIOR WEEKLY UPDATE – As previously mentioned there will be changes in store for juniors over the next few months.  Please bear with us as we try to minimise the changes to the current schedule, but also offer opportunities to try some different sessions in the off season.  Just for your information – we will be spending winter working on technique and correcting the changes that need to happen, so you are ready to increase the training load coming into the racing season.  Training sessions for June

Monday 5.30am – Swim session North Lakes Pool (combined with adults)

Monday  4.30pm – Core / Run Session – John Oxley Reserve, Murrumba Downs

Tuesday 5am – Speed Ride – Torque Toyota North Lakes (you need to have both front and rear lights for this session / no lights = no ride)- combined with adults. No cost

Tuesday afternoon off – time to do school work (and sleep)

Wednesday 5.30am – Swim session North Lakes Pool (combined with adults)

Wednesday 4.30pm – Run Session – Gravel carpark on Lakeside Drive, North Lakes (opposite the boardwalk).  Allan’s Monday night group are now invited to attend this session. Need to be able to run 2km without stopping (session approx 5-6km total)

Thursday 5.45am – 7am. Swim + Stretch Session – North Lakes Pool.

Thursday 4.30pm – Cycle / Run Session – Gai’s place – Narangba

Friday AM off

Friday 4.30-6pm North Lakes Pool.  Swim / Cross training.  Details out each week.

Saturday  – 6.00am Long Ride  – Coffee Club North Lakes (remember to bring lights as starting to get dark at 6am) Remember each junior must have a spare tube with them for the ride.

Sunday 8th June 6.30am cycle / run session. Burke St NL (just up from cnr Oxley St)

Coaching Fees -Pool entry – $5 per visit. We are moving to North Lakes Pool for June, July and August, so if you multi-session card has expired, do not renew and purchase one at North Lakes Pool


Just a reminder to all RTC athletes that joined up before April 2014 that your RTC membership expires on the 30th June.  You can renew that online now at www.redcliffetriclub.com


Also as it’s the start of the month Endura orders will be going in at the end of this week.  If you want to order anything contact Simon N on 0466 619 824.  You can text through your order to him.


As mentioned last week there are some changes in the way we will be promoting our Saturday rides.  For the next few months Paul S will be designing the routes and they will be available on the RTC website at the start of the month.  We will mention them in the weekly update however if you want to know where you are going ahead of time, then just look at the website and if you want, download the monthly calendar.  Each month will see a different person take charge at the start of the ride and for June this is Gai.  We will still be needing people in each group to take on responsibility for their group, and to allocate a back marker on each group to ensure no one gets left behind.  Looking forward to an exciting month ahead.  Thanks everyone for their contributions and if you have particular rides you want to do then let Paul know on paul.skelton@bigpond.com


Ride A: Toorbul with a twist: AnzacAve to Petrie, Right into Dayboro rd, Right into Scouts Rd, Right into Browns rd, Left down Oakey flat rd, Morayfield, Toorbul, return via D’bay Rd Ride B: Toorbul Return, via Anzac Ave, D’bay Rd, Morayfield. Ride C: Albany Creek road loop. Out to Albany Creek via Brendale, left into Albany Creek Rd,  left into Brackenridge, Linkfield road, Sandgate loop. Ride D:Sandgate loop
120km Go easy, no amber or red line! 100km Go easy, no amber or red line! 75km


Wed 5.30am Swimming at North Lakes Pool

Wed 6pm – Road Track session – Murrumba Downs (Technically Kallangur)- Cnr Russell St and Dohles Rocks Rd

Thursday 5.15am – Easy cycle Red Dog Service Station.  Cnr Anzac Ave and Narangba Rd.

Thursday 6am – Swim – Technique session NL Pool

Thursday 5.30pm – Swim session NL Pool.

Friday 5.30am – Swim session NL Pool

Sat 6am – Coffee Club Rides.  Routes as per weekly email

Sun –6.30am  Cycle / run session North Lakes.

Sun 4pm – Trail run Bullocky Rest

Mon 5.30am – Swim Session NL Pool

Mon 5pm – Track session John Oxley Reserve. Cnr Dohles Rocks Rd and Ogg Rd

Tues 5am – Speed Cycle Toyota North Lakes. Meet at Toyota on Anzac Ave.

Tues 5.15am – Speed run Bullocky Rest

Tues 6am – Swim technique session – North Lakes Pool

Tues 9am – Swim session NL Pool

Tues 5.30pm- Swim session NL Pool

Wed 5.30am Swimming at North Lakes Pool

Wed 6pm – Road Track session – Murrumba Downs- Cnr Russell St and Dohles Rocks Rd


8th June – Cairns ½ and full Ironman. Brick session (bike/run) at NL

9th June – Swim / run Suttons Beach (public holiday).  Suitable for all

14th June – Moreton Bay Grand Prix. /RTC Race Lakeside

15th June – City 2 South

22nd June – Lakeside BUG ride / Brick session TBA

28th June RTC presentation night

5-6th July – Gold Coast Marathon festival

13th July – Brick session

20th July – Jetty 2 Jetty

27th July Brick session 6.30am.  Venue tba

10th Aug – Qld Duathlon Champs (Worlds qualifier)

16/17th Aug – Rainbow Beach Triathlon 750/20/5 (each day)

24th Aug – Challenge Gold Coast

27-30th Aug – Worlds Triathlon Championship


PRESENTATION NIGHT is confirmed for Sat 28th June 2014 at Norths Leagues Club, Anzac Ave, Kallangur – so put it in your calendar! Tickets prices have been confirmed – Please click on this link to buy your tickets.  Don’t miss out.



The new RTC shirts and swim caps have finally arrived.  These will be handed out at some of the sessions so if you still need your shirt make sure you get one.  If you can’t make a session please contact Gai at secretary@redcliffetriclub.com to arrange to collect it.  Swim caps will be available at the swimming sessions so don’t forget to ask the swim coaches.


Sorry to everyone who has been attempting to buy 2XU compression gear the last few days, the RTC 2XU Compression store was taken down to add some more items. The password has been changed and is now redcliffetriclub.

You have 5 more days to buy 2XU compression gear at 30% off retail price and 10% of everything you spend goes back to the club which we can use for prizes for the MBGP, Presentation night and other things.


Paul S is looking for someone who may be interested in sharing and increasing their computer skills and learning how the club site works, how to make changes etc.  This is a perfect opportunity for someone who wants to learn a bit more and at the same time help RTC in ensuring the website remains up to date.  If interested contact him on paul.skelton@bigpond.com


We are in the off season (for most) however some still have races that occur in winter and at the end of winter that you are aiming to do. We have a number of coaches within RTC of varying levels of experience that are able to help you plan your races and what you need to be doing leading into them.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me back at coaching@redcliffetriclub.com with what / who you are looking for and I will put you in contact with the coaches.

Okay I think that is enough for this update.  Good luck once again to everyone racing in any of the Cairns events this Sunday.  I look forward to seeing your out on the course.  Train safe and stay upright.

Mary 0409 002 082 / coaching@redcliffetriclub.com