Weekly Update 19th June 2014

Good Morning (or afternoon all)

So who is a bit tired today after the State of Origin last night (ugh) and then the Aussies in the soccer this morning.  I like many others came home from work this afternoon and crashed.  Jacko is still asleep (but don’t tell him I told you that).  The next game of interest to particular RTC members is Uruguay (is that how you spell it Pix) v England (pretty simply hey Stricko).  I’m not sure if it will be better to watch the game or read the fb sledging.  And then the Aussies again….

But this email is about triathlon so no more news about the soccer.  How good, NO, how GREAT was our club race last Saturday.  It was an awesome afternoon, the weather held off pretty well for us and the racing was fast and fun.  We had approx. 100 in each race and it was great to see so many there.  You would have read James email earlier this week with a wrap up of it and if anyone wants to send in a race report we would love to read it.  It was awesome to see so many RTC members racing and especially the many racing in RTC colours.  It’s such a great circuit to be able to see people and you are never alone on the course.  Especially Leighanne and Louise.

The results are up on the club website so go to www.redcliffetriclub.com if you want to see how you and your friends went.  A special mention to those who did their first race there.  Their smiles (and wobbly legs) told the story.  It was even funnier to watch the pained looks on the faces of those who just raced IM and backed up to do both the short and long course.  And they all said the short course hurt way more than the long.  Great work to you for supporting the club.

More thanks to those who came out to support but didn’t race.  Most of you were roped in to marshall and we appreciated having you out there.  Special mention to Graham and Al who were hidden in the far corner of the bike course to ensure your safety.  And many mentions to Claire S and her 2 beautiful kids who clapped and cheered everyone getting up the big hill, encouraging all of them not to stop.

We used a new timing app on Saturday (thank you Paul and Beth) and we hope we have the results correct, please let James know if your results are missing or incorrect. Also please let him know if you have any feedback on the event if you were there or if you could not make it. Feedback to president@redcliffetriclub.com

This race would never have happened without the vision and drive from el president James who did almost all of the groundwork (and paperwork) so a huge thankyou to him for all he does for the club. A lot of it goes un-noticed but we would notice it if it wasn’t done.  So thanks James (and Michele).


To those who ran the City to South Sunday morning.  We had quite a few race so well done to everyone on that tough little (well 14km) course.

Also to Jerrod D and Nic who got married on Sunday.  A great day and evening!


It’s on next Saturday 28th June.  Are you coming???  If you are and you haven’t already registered you NEED to get your tickets ASAP.  Friday is the preferred cut off but Sunday is the official deadline.    If you are already registered make sure you ask your friends if they are coming and prod and poke them until they say yes.

Full details on the fb pace, RTC website, president update and almost every email your get from us. Don’t say you didn’t know and then miss out.  We want to see you there.  The organising group has been working hard to ensure it is a great night.  Special guest speaker and 3 very important mc’s as well will round out an awesome event.

The evening will kick off at 5pm with welcome drinks and fancy snacks. At 5.45 we will start the awards and then dinner and more awards and then desert and finish off with a DJ and dancing until midnight. North Leagues Club need final numbers by Sunday June 23nd and this means if you want to attend you need to buy your tickets by this Sunday. Thanks to all your hard work packing up transition after each Bribie race, the money Phil gives us is used to subsidise the cost of the night. Tickets need to be purchased by Sunday June 22nd at:


And if you would like to see who else is going, you can see who has bought tickets at:



It’s nearly a new financial year and that means lots of memberships are due. When ever you are ready, Triathlon Australia and Redcliffe Tri Club memberships can be renewed at:


TA and RTC membership provides many benefits and it would be great if you could renew as soon as you can.  Just like this current year, mandatory TA membership of Tri club members mean that if you would like to be a member of RTC and participate in any RTC training sessions you need to be a current TA member. All the membership details can be found on our website or the TA website. There has been some changes to TA and Club family memberships which are aimed at getting more families to join TA and clubs by making it more affordable. Coaches will be checking membership status at sessions and you will not be able to participate if you are not a current member.

ADULT WEEKEND TRAINING NEWS – Weekly sessions as per calendar

SATURDAY 6AM –  Long  cycle.  Leave North Lakes Coffee Club at 6am.  Routes as mentioned later in email.

SATURDAY 3PM – Open Water Swim Spot X – Petrie Paper Mill.  Come and try out an open water session.  Meet at the gate outside the mill ready to roll in at 3pm.  Wetsuits encouraged but not mandatory.  Suitable for all.

SUNDAY 6.30AM –Cycle / Run session Lakeside (same place as our race last weekend).  Great opportunity to once again ride on a safe circuit (no traffic).  This is in conjunction with the Pine Rivers BUG which means Lakeside is open to all people to ride on.  Bring your family with you as you are all welcome.  Run part optional.  And yes you can miss the big hill if you want to (why would you I ask).

SUNDAY 4PM – Trail run Bullocky Rest.  Meet at the top carpark ready to run at 4pm.  Run at own pace on an out n back course.  Beautiful place to chill out while running.


JUNIOR WEEKEND TRAINING NEWS – Nb all your session info is on your weekly update

Friday 20 June 4.30pm – 6pm : Swim / Cross Session – North Lakes Pool. You will need your swim gear + wear your run gear over the top OR wear your trisuit. – Simon

Saturday 21 June 6am – 8.30am : Long Ride – Coffee Club North Lakes – uncoached (if you have not been on this ride before, please contact Gai first)

Sunday 22 June 6.30am – 9am : Bike / Run Session – Burke Cres, North Lakes (carpark outside Tradelink) – Gai, Allan & Paul

We will be focusing on –

Road skills (including cornering, braking, changing gears, riding in the correct gear, riding with others, being aware of your surroundings, road safety, road rules and drinking from your water bottle)

Transition practise (including mounting, dismounting)

Bike skills (including zig-zags, u-turns, stopping quickly and riding with one hand)


Ride A: For those looking for a bit of pace. (30km/hr+) 109KM

Out through Kallangur, Petrie and Lawnton, Strathpine, through Brendale and Albany Creek. Right into Jinker Track. Right into Bunya Rd. Left into Eaton’s crossing to Samford. Splash and dash in Samford for hydration refill. Back to Dayboro, Up Mt Mee (Optional). Head toward Petrie. Left into Scouts Rd, Browns Rd, Left into Burpengary Rd Over highway to Old Dbay Rd. Onto Dbay Rd, Return via Anzac Ave. 109km (Excludes Mt Mee)

Ride B:  (28-30 km/hr)  109KM

Out through Kallangur, Petrie and Lawnton, Strathpine, through Brendale and Albany Creek. Right into Jinker Track. Right into Bunya Rd. Left into Eaton’s crossing to Samford. Splash and dash in Samford for hydration refill. Back to Dayboro, Up Mt Mee (Optional). Head toward Petrie. Left into Scouts Rd, Browns Rd, Left into Burpengary Rd Over highway to Old Dbay Rd. Onto Dbay Rd, Return via Anzac Ave. 109km (Excludes Mt Mee)

Ride C:  70KM

Out to Dayboro via Petrie. Return toward Petrie. Before Petrie turn left into Scout Rd. Follow into Browns Rd. Over Railway line and left into Burpengary Rd. On to Burpengary, over highway right into Old Dbay  Left into service rd. Back Via D’bay rd, Anzac.

Ride D 60KM:

Normal Loop. Out Anzac Ave through Kallangur/Petrie. Gympie Rd, South Pine Rd, Linkfield Rd, Telegraph Rd, Sandgate loop.

Beginners Ride: APPROX 40km with a stop half way

Exact route will be decided on Saturday morning.  Suitable pace for all beginners.  No one is left behind.  Led by Ed and Louise

EMAIL FROM EX RTC MEMBERS NOW IN NOOSA aka Pull Buoy Pete and the beautiful Carol

Morning Mary, yes i know your a very busy lady always have been always will be ah ha. Been reading the news letter after my short run! Yes even in noose we still run but always coffee after !  Well your getting this e-mail then i will have my coffee.  Sorry to hear Jacko is not well give him a big hug from me!  Peter is at swim squad now so he will be hurting too.  Also to Kevin who said poms don’t break bones!  Give him a not so big hug, don’t want to make things worse, in fact send our best to all the RTC folks we do miss you. Oh and to Jules she seems to be having too much fun!  Take care, good luck to all in the race tomorrow.

Bye for now, Love Carol&Pete x in a wet Noosa today!


21st June – Open Water Swim Spot X (Petrie Mill)

22nd June – Lakeside cycle / ride session.  Also junior cycle skills sessions North Lakes.

28th June – Presentation night

6th July – Gold Coast Marathon festival / OWS Suttons Beach

9th July – Jnr come and tri day

13th July – Brick session Suttons Beach

20th July – Jetty 2 Jetty

25th July – Darwin Show Day (in case you are interested)

27th July – Cycle / run session Lakeside – Pine River BUG ride

10th Aug – Qld Duathlon Champs (Worlds qualifier) / Moreton Bay 100 Cycle

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

24th Aug – Challenge Gold Coast

27th Aug -1st Sept – Worlds Triathlon Championship – Canada

30th-31st Aug – Straddie Salute

7th Sept – Worlds 70.3 championships

14th Sept – Sunshine Coast ½ Ironman (70.3)

Phew get ready for a busy start to the season.  Hope you have a great weekend and look forward to seeing some of you out at a training session.  As a usual reminder if you want to talk to a coach regarding your training / upcoming racing plans, either call or email me and I will put you in touch with an appropriate club coach.

Have a great day

Mary Jackson (Director of Coaching RTC)  Ph 0409 002 082 / coaching@redcliffetriclub.com