RTC Weekly Update (just a little late)

Hi all,

Sorry for the delay this week.  I’d blame it on jet lag however no excuses…. Anyway here we are – short and sweet.

This is coming soon and have you entered?  Come on all of you who have just done Ironman.  You know you have fitness so let’s see you race against your friends in duathlon format (sorry swimmers) and see who still has some speed in their legs.  This is a great opportunity for friends to race against each other in a friendly but competitive format.  You know who was fastest at Port Mac, now who is fastest at Lakeside??  To enter go to the RTC fb page or to the RTC webpage.  All the instructions are in James email earlier this week.  You know you want to….

With this in mind we will have a ‘training’ session at Lakeside this Sunday starting around 6.30am (not 6am sorry).  This is a great chance to go over the course and test it out, and for the in-experienced to learn how to ride the course, gears, lines to take etc.  All are welcome.  Lakeside is open to the public Sunday as part of the 4/52 BUG ride that MBRC put on.  That means that anyone can ride there Sunday, family, friends, kids etc.  It doesn’t matter what sort of bike you have, just come and have some fun with us.  If you haven’t been there before take Lakeside drive off Narangba Rd and go right to the very end.  Drive in the gate and park just before you get to the race track (don’t go to the left this time).

Thanks to our club’s sponsors- ASICS, The Run Inn, Avantiplus North Brisbane, Jetts Fitness, Endura, and Entire Health we will have heaps of prizes on offer and for the fast people thanks to Moreton Bay Regional Council, there is $2000 in cash to be won.  I will once again be running a race for all our children around the PITS and the two duathlons will be spaced out enough for parents to be able to compete and have time to between events to hand over the children.

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.

A MASSIVE  well done to Jerrod, Nic and Mark Bristow for awesome runs at North Face 100.  It is an incredibly tough 100km run and these 3 were amazing. Great work everyone.

Well done also to those juniors who have recently competed in the All Schools X-Country championships. Some great results and well done to everyone who raced and had a go.

As you may have heard by now, Mark T has stood down from director of the junior program to take some time off from the end of May.  After a few meetings to discuss how we want to proceed we have decided to change the structure a bit and whilst we will be continuing with a number of the weekly sessions, these will be coached by a few regular coaches, and some of the sessions will be combining with the adults over the winter months.  These in particular are the swim sessions on a Monday and Wednesday.  For full details of the new winter training schedule will be available shortly but if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Gai or myself.  We thank Tucks for the work he has put in over the past 3 years and hopefully we will see him around out on the training field.
There will also be some minor changes to the adult sessions over the winter months so make sure you check out the RTC calendar to see what is coming up.
JUNIOR WEEKLY UPDATE – Training sessions for the rest of May
Thursday 22 May 4.30pm – Cycle / Run Session – Criterium Track, Hedley Avenue, Nundah
Friday 23 May 5.30am – Swim Session – Murrumba Downs Pool
Saturday 24 May 6am – Long Ride / Short Run – 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 25 May 6.30am – Brick Session – Lakeside Raceway (with Mary)
Monday 26 May 5.30am – Swim Session – Murrumba Downs Pool
Monday 26 May 4.30pm – Core / Run Session – John Oxley Reserve, Murrumba Downs
Tuesday 27 May 5am – Speed Ride – Torque Toyota North Lakes (you need to have both front and rear lights for this session / no lights = no ride)
Tuesday 27 May 4.30pm – Swim Session – Murrumba Downs Pool
Wednesday 28 May 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) – Cost $5
Thursday 29 May 5.30am – Swim Session – Murrumba Downs Pool
Thursday 29 May 4.30pm – Cycle / Run Session – Criterium Track, Hedley Avenue, Nundah
Friday 30 May 5.30am – Swim Session – Murrumba Downs Pool
Saturday 31 May 6am – Long Ride / Short Run – 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 1 June 6.30am – Brick Session – Suttons Beach
Coaching Fees –  Mark – $5
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.
Gai / Allan  Monday and Wednesday night juniors –
Primary school – $3
High School – $5
Now that we are moving further towards winter, it is a good idea to bring a light jacket to put on after sessions to keep warm.
Also, insect repellant for running is a smart idea.  There are still alot of mozzies around.


Friday 5.30am – Swim session NL Pool
Sat 6am – Coffee Club Rides.  Routes as per weekly email
Sun –6.30am (NOT 6am) cycle / run session Lakeside.
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
Thursday 5.15am Easy cycle – M & M ride. Please mention on FB if you are intending to go.
Thurs No pm criterium track
Thurs 5.30pm Swim session NL Pool

1st June – Doomben ½ Marathon (+ other runs)
8th June – Cairns ½ and full Ironman
14th June – RTC Race Lakeside
15th June – City 2 South
22nd June – Lakeside BUG ride / Brick session TBA
6th July – Gold Coast Marathon festival
20th July – Jetty 2 Jetty
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 – full info in James’ email earlier this week. 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.

Get better soon to young Elias Gonzalez who had surgery on a broken arm yesterday.  Get better quickly Elias as Pix needs help still with all the weeding in the yard.

The post Port Macquarie IM reports and still coming through so make sure you check out fb and read them.  The latest 2 are from Scotty Dowling and Jo Banney.  Both beautiful reads and honest reports.  Great work everyone.

You may have noticed that I’ve taken off my sign off this week ‘stay upright’ as unfortunately I joined the ‘meet the bitumen’ crew today.  Doh!  Maybe I should read more closely what Jules and I write each week.  Anyway have a great week, enjoy the beautiful weather and train safe.  See you at a session very soon.

Mary  0409 002 082 / coaching@redcliffetriclub.com