Alex SLSC Aussie Gold Luncheon
Alex SLSC Aussie Gold Luncheon
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Now in its fourth tour, the Run Nation Film Festival has selected the very best running films to leave your heart pounding and your mind mesmerised. Watch these inspiring stories – and if you’re running at the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon, get pumped for the best running festival in Australia!
Presented by Travelling Fit, the 2018 collection of original short films will focus on human-interest stories that use running as the medium of storytelling.
Two hours of heart-pounding of running – you won’t break a sweat, but you may wipe a tear. From the elite athletes’ experience through to the back of the pack runners, you’ll live the good, the bad and the painful. Because it’s more than just tracks and trails, roads and ultras; these are films that will inspire you to put on your sneakers and pound the pavement.
Sit back and watch real-life stories with heart, soul and passion that will leave you thinking, talking and to inspire you to reach your next level best.
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Triathlon Australia has recently amended the Race Competition Rules which will come into effect on Sunday 1 July 2018. TA will be communicating rule updates directly with members on Monday 2nd July.
Please read the complete race compeition rules which are available on the Triathlon Australia website.
We have summarised the amendments as follows:
1.1.j – The rule prohibiting the use of communication devices & headphones – this rule has been updated to align with ITU & Ironman definition, allowing athletes to use various forms of technology to track & record their race. There is now no rule that excludes the use of a mobile phone during racing – but you can not use them in a “distracting manner”) – ie no calls, texts or 2 way radio usage, no headphones or music, no photos or social media.
2.7 – Calf sleeves. This rule has been amended for clarification, but not changed. You are allowed to wear calf sleeves under a wetsuit. If it is a wetsuit optional swim and you choose not to wear a wetsuit, you can’t wear calf sleeves in the swim. You are allowed to put calf sleeves on in T1 following the swim.
5.2 – Mount line – This rule is clarifying that you must have one full foot on the ground after the mount line before you mount the bike, and one full foot on the ground before the dismount line at the end of the bike leg.
1.4 – Outside assistance. An athlete can not physically assist the forward progress of another athlete on any part of the course. Ie – you cannot provide an unfair advantage/disadvantage to another competitor.
2.8 – Swimskins. This rule clarifies that a swim skin is constructed from 100% textile material only, and that it can’t extend past the shoulders or knees. A rubber gripper is ok. You can test whether your swim skin is allowed by holding the fabric up to a light – if you can see through it, it is textile. If you can’t, it most likely contains banned materials.
6.6 – Blue card time penalties – This rule clarifies what you are permitted to do in the penalty box. You may consume food and drink that you are carrying with you. You may not do any kind of bike maintenance/adjustments, or go to the toilet while the penalty time is being served – unless the penalty clock is paused.
5.6 – Transition area conduct (new rule) – you can not mark your position in transition to make it easier to find your bike. Any items deemed to be marking a location will be removed (eg, chalk markings, flags, balloons). A bright towel on the ground would not be considered a marker, but a bright towel hanging over the bike seat may be.
5.7 Transition area conduct (new rule) – only equipment used in the race can be left in transition. I.e, you can not leave bags in transition.
If you have any questions relating to the updated Race Competition Rules, call our Technical & Sanctioning Officer, Tracey Zammit on 07 3369 9600 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Squad sessions are on winter break from Sunday 24th June – Sunday 15th July. Online programs will continue during this time.
Triathlon Australia’s membership season starts on July 1st. From June 17th, you can join as a new member, or renew your existing membership. If you are already a member, your state association will be sending you an email mid-June specific to the type of membership you have, with detailed instructions on how to renew. Triathlon Australia have compiled all information you will need to know about memberships here. Don’t forget to select Atlas Multisports as your club when you join or renew! Atlas membership packs will be mailed out in July.
We will be selling Ride for Russ wristbands at Atlas squad sessions for the next 2 weeks. Please bring your $2 coins to grab one!
Alternatively you can donate to the Ride for Russ Fundraising Page here.
Any donation big or small would be greatly appreciated for the Ride for Russ!
1. Where do you live? I’ve been in Peregian Beach for about 8 years, however I previously lived in Brisbane and briefly in Melbourne. I love living in Peregian because it is a small community where people actually talk to each other! I also like it because it allows me to train in Noosa and Mooloolaba – being not too far from either.
2. Who does your family include? I guess I’m a bit unconventional here. My immediate family includes my dad and his wife Jean and her children who are all my age. They are all in Brisbane, my brother is in FNQ and my nephew is in Tassie. I have “Cinder” my black GSD and I have friends that I consider part of my family. Then there’s my police family and of course my Atlas family!
3. What keeps you busy during the day – What keeps me far too busy during the day AND night for my liking is my job. I’m a Detective Senior Constable in the QPS – based at the Nambour Criminal Investigation Branch.
4. Your Hobbies… Trying new restaurants, Travelling, guitar, singing, Geocaching, learning languages.
5. Why do you do triathlon? I like the cross training of the three disciplines and the beautiful destinations you get to travel to for races. I also love the like minded people you meet through this sport that you may not normally get to associate with.
6. Favourite food and drink? Now that’s a hard one. If I had to pick one – I’d pick Japanese or Thai. My favourite drink changes with the time of day and company I keep!
7. If I won the lotto… I would quit work quicker than I’ve just typed this sentence… then start ticking off some bucket list races like Roth, London Marathon, Great Wall of China Marathon, Marathon du Medoc, and Escape from Alcatraz. I’d donate a portion to charity and do heaps more travel!
8. Favourite book and song? So so many. I love a book called “The Wave” by Susan Casey that examines big waves from different perspectives and all of the Game of Thrones books. Music always has been a big part of my life as I sang with a few bands in another lifetime. I’m getting back into watching live music these days and I love it.
9. Your favourite race/triathlon moment. I absolutely loved the NY Marathon and am proud of my IM finishes …. but my proudest and most favourite moment was finishing the Ride for Russ in 2016. To have an idea and see it become so much bigger than you could ever have imagined is an amazing feeling. I cried like a baby at the finish line and don’t think that any other race experience could ever come close.
10. Your advice for anyone wanting to start the sport – Don’t get caught up in what others are doing. Everyone has different goals, experiences and personal situations. Run your own race and chip away at the goals you (and your coach) have made for yourself. Mostly though … remember to factor some fun times along the way. A lot of people take this sport waaaay too seriously!
We would like to introduce Accredited Sport Dietitian, Steph Cronin, from Perform Dietetics. An athlete herself Steph has worked with many athletes over the past four years.
If you are looking for a sports dietitian on the Sunshine Coast we are recommending our athletes try Steph. She can be contacted on 0432 202 826 and email@example.com.
Enjoy these two fact sheets to help you understand the importance of your diet when training and racing:
1) Where do you live?
I’ve been on the Sunny Coast this time around for 4yrs . I was an underground coal miner for 13yrs and lived mainly on the Coast or Central Queensland. But I’m a proud New South Walshmen and you can tell because unlike Queenslanders I have all my own teeth. I love living on the Coast because it’s full of Queenslanders which means I’m smarter than most people around here .
2) Who does your family include?
My son Bj 7yrs old & Violet 4yrs old
3) What keeps you busy during the day?
I own a concrete truck
4) Your Hobbies…
My main hobby is spending time with my little tribe mainly beach we are all water babies. I also have a Harley and when I go for a ride it’s Dave time.
5) Why do you do triathlon?
After 26 years of playing rugby league I had become a rather fat midget – but still an extremely attractive one . My friend hassled me for years to have a go I knew I could swim a bit so I entered a novice tri and was hooked . Next race in 3 mths and 20kg Canberra Half Ironman and qualified for Australian Ironman at Forster (back then you had to qualify)
6) Favourite food and drink?
Thai and beer in any order
7) If I won, the lotto I would…
Get off tinder and buy a wife (with a watertight pre-nup)
8) Favourite song?
Greatest rock & roll band in the world Rolling Stones Gimme shelter .
9) Your favourite race/triathlon moment…
I always liked Forster my grandparents had a house on the beach the growing up so a lot of my childhood was spent there .
Favourite moment was finishing Ironman China in 50 degree heat , longest race time just under 15hrs but came 6th in my age group because 60% of the field dropped out. Bonus was crossing the finish line without a sh#$*t hanging out of my race kit unlike 40% of the field left .
10) Your advice for anyone wanting to start the sport…
Keep it real – remember we aren’t racing for sheep stations – have fun. Get a good coach and squad that make it fun (atlas free plug). You will make some great friends that I now have from all over the world . Waxing your legs doesn’t make you go faster but damn they look pretty. Wear Lycra because red neck Queenslanders love to see you in it. Stay safe out on the roads .