April Time Trial Results can be found here
April Time Trial Results can be found here
Bring the kids along for some fun, running fitness during winter! The track will be lit up and sessions will include warm up, drills, technique training, track running and a game or two! Parents are welcome to watch or join the Atlas Multisports Adult Squad at the same time.
What: Kids Track Session
When: Wednesday afternoons at 5pm
Where: University of the Sunshine Coast Track
Cost: $8 casual or $70 for a 10-visit pass (parent’s 10-visit passes may be used)
What to bring: Watterbottle, jumper for afterwards, track fee’s ($2.50 paid to USC) and a smile!
His qualifications include a Bachelor of sport and industry which covers, health and science (principals of human body function and movement), event management, sports coaching, and physical education teaching.
He also has a Diploma of remedial massage that includes extensive orthopedic testing and mobilisation techniques for the whole body as identifying and treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
His long term involvement with triathlon, training and competing, gives him a more comprehensive understanding of clients, not just from the therapists perspective.
Strachan will have health rebate available very soon! Strachan is available Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday and Saturday. To book a session with Strachan please visit our massage booking page.
Congratulations A-Team on your achievements at Mooloolaba Tri 2013! A beautiful scorching day! Perfect swim/bike conditions, but a little warm on the run! It was fantastic to see you race. Check out the results below.
11th Chloe Turner (2:10:20)
4th Lauren Smith (2:44:53)
25-29yrs – Women
18th Jade McCracken (2:35:03)
25-29yrs – Men
72nd Hamish Rowley (2:35:57)
30-34yrs – Men
8th Hayden Smith (2:04:43)
11th Rohan Molineux (2:08:14)
77th Marc Cornell (2:26:48)
30-34yrs – Women
8th Michelle Singer (2:22:17)
97th Mel West (3:10:19)
105th Sophie Perry (3:13:29)
35-39yrs – Men
72nd Jason Caldlow (2:27:24)
309th Steve Carseldine (3:15:14)
Tony Cross (3:42:55)
44th Amanda Ahrens (2:54:49)
60th Vanessa Ng (3:00:21)
67th Jacintha Luermans (3:02:30)
78th Amy Ward (3:10:56)
40-44yrs – Men
5th Mark Thomasson (2:10:17)
63rd Paul Costa (2:24:47)
20th Jacqui Lees (2:38:39)
34th Gaye Ottogalli (2:46:41)
40th Paula Lusty (2:50:16)
58th Liz Morris (2:58:41)
69th Fiona Langfeldt (3:03:18)
75th Lisa Woodbury (3:08:47)
45-49yrs – Women
7th Ann Campbell (2:34:10)
35th Wendy Priestley (3:03:52)
50-54yrs – Men
27th Dean Nankivell (2:31:54)
69th Bob Vanderwal (2:44:49)
50-54yrs – Women
26th Brenda Bimrose (3:00:46)
30th Mark LaForest (2:52:51)
3rd Corinne Wessling (2:59:38)
8th Ruth D’Hennin (3:24:08)
5th (Female Masters) Atlas Angels (2:48:37)
15th (Odd Bods) Atlas Crawlers (2:41:54)
24th (Open Females) Atlas Lightening (2:50:54)
38th (Open Females) Atlas Divas (2:58:34)
After all of that hard work swimming, cycling and running or cheering enjoy the The 4th leg of Mooloolaba Tri! Whether you competed or not come along and enjoy a night of celebrations with Atlas Multisports!
When: Sunday 17th March 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: The Good Bean, Mooloolaba
Nibbles and Drinks (beer, wine, champagne, soft drink) will be provided
Once your ticket has been purchased your name will go onto the attendance list and you will receive a lucky door ticket on arrival!
Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday 13th March.
I waited by the computer patiently (or not so patiently) for entries to open for Busselton Ironman thinking “perhaps I should be more worried about finishing my first Half Ironman than signing up for a full Ironman…”. Before I knew what I was really doing, I was already entered for Busselton.
I had trained by myself for the Canberra Half Ironman, and had only done one long ride of 90kms before the event. Somehow, I managed to finish in a time of 5:45.
I thought I was really clever when I signed up for Busselton Half Ironman. In my mind, I thought I would get to see the course and feel more comfortable about the Ironman I had planned to do in less than 6 months time. After blowing up in the ride and run (and finishing in 6:27), I came away from the event knowing that I had such a long way to go before being able to finish the Ironman I had (now somewhat foolishly) signed up for
I was disillusioned with my latest race and after another month of lacklustre training, it was now June and I knew I had to start taking this seriously. It was time to have a chat with someone who had done this before, and could help me get my training back on track.
And so I called Jason, following a recommendation from a mate, to have a chat to see what it would take to finish the Ironman.
From the first meeting, I could tell I was going to be in good hands. His passion and experience in long course triathlon told me that this could be my best shot of finishing the Ironman.
This is where the real journey began…
I rocked up to my first training session – the Saturday morning ride from McDonald’s. I had never trained on hills before, and this first session went up Hunchy Road. I came home from this ride feeling like the ironman was further than I ever thought it could be.
But over the weeks of training, I got stronger and stronger in all aspects of the sport. I bettered my 1km swim time by 3 mins over the 16 weeks, picked up time on the bike, and became more efficient on the run.
The weeks tick by and I hardly noticed how close the race was getting. My training included the Bribie Island sprint distance where I cut my PB by over 5 mins and another PB at the Port Mac Half Ironman by 18 mins. 6 weeks out from Busselton and I’m feeling on track.
After one final hit out at Hervey Bay 100, the legs felt as ready as they were ever going to be to make the distance.
I arrive in Busselton four days before the event, and the town is buzzing with ultra fit competitors, support crews and the squillions of dollars of bikes.
The group hit the jetty swim on the Friday morning, and a short ride and run on Saturday morning. The nerves were starting to hit. I call Jason after putting my gear and bike in transition, as a wave of doubt hits me. Can I do this…or more importantly, what the hell am I doing! Jason calms me down reminding of the training that I’ve done and that I’m ready. For whatever reason, I believe him and feel comfortable once more.
It’s race day…the alarm goes off at 3:50am…I roll out of bed like I have over the last 5 months of training…but this is no ordinary day. Today is the day that I become an Ironman!
I am strangely calm and confident that I can do this. I say very little but focus on what the day has ahead. Every training session goes through my head.
I put the wetsuit on and walk down to the swim start. There is a buzz of excitement from everyone there, and the crowd is massive! I get into the water to the start line and I hear Alice in the back of my mind saying “don’t let your left hand drown”.
The hooter sounds and we are off! I hit an early rhythm whilst taking the scenery in and before I know it, I’m at the end of the jetty. I turn the buoys and head back to the beach. 200 metres out from the end of the swim, and my left calf cramps. I start to panic, thinking this isn’t a good start to the race. But I relax my body and the cramp disappears before I get to the end of the swim course – I’m back on track! I run out of the water and know I’m one leg down.
I head to my bike and head out, feeling pretty comfortable for the first two laps. Jason reminds me to keep eating every 20 minutes and I stick to this plan religiously. The vegemite sandwiches I made that morning are tasting pretty good! On the third lap, my bum becomes numb and I start to wish myself off the bike. But I know I have only an Olympic distance triathlon to go…then a sprint distance triathlon…and then I get back into town knowing I’m two legs down and only have a marathon to go.
It’s now 1pm, in 35 degree heat, and I head out on the run course and keep thinking about my cadence – as Jason always reminded me during the training sessions. The first and second lap feels good and I collect the two wrist bands marking the number of laps. Slowly, the legs start to fatigue on the second lap and I hit “Struggletown” between the 21 and 32 km mark. Despite this, Jason still tells me that I have good cadence – I laugh knowing he’s a terrible liar, but I keep on going.
To get me through the low point, I dance Gangnam style with a group of kids down the southern end of the course, laugh at the lady who is holding up a sign saying “Bet you wish you had your bike back now”, and do the YMCA with the “dancing nurses “as I head back to the jetty with only one lap to go and only one wrist band to collect!
I remind myself that this is the last time I need to do this section of the course, and before I know it, I hit the end of the southern section of the course…then the half way mark of the last lap. I get to the last turnaround point and start to feel good again with only 4kms to go. As I head towards the jetty, I start to get emotional that I’m so close to completing this race and fulfilling my dream of becoming an Ironman. I get closer and closer, and pick up the last wrist band. With 200 metres to go and adrenaline running through my body, I run like a man possessed, coming through the finish line in a time of 12:02:46.
Having thought about this, I couldn’t have finished the race without the help of Jason, Lisa, Alice and the Atlas team members, with a special mention to Michelle Singer as the best Windtrainer Coach and training partner anyone can ask for (she also competed at Busso and finished an awesome 3rd in her age group). The support was amazing from the whole group and couldn’t have done it without you guys!
Anyone thinking of doing an Ironman, Atlas Multisports is your squad!
February Time Trial Results can now be found here. Well Done everybody!
SPLASH & DASH
Come along and enjoy a morning of surf, sand and fun!
When: Sunday 3rd March 2013
Entry: On the day. Free (We ask for a donation to the Mooloolaba Beach Jupiters Summer Surf Girl)
Events: Run/Swim/Run, Relays, tug-of-war
Registration: Mooloolaba Surf Club 7am – 7:45am (sign waiver, collect random draw ticket & give donation)
Events start: 8am
Events Finish: 9am
Random Draw Presentations: 9:30am at Mooloolaba SLSC. Prizes include vouchers from Allez Sport, Augello’s, The Good Bean & Mooloolaba Ocean Swim Entry.
In the case of unsafe swimming conditions due to poor weather we will hold beach only events.
Rain, rain, go away…
Here is a wind trainer session to do tomorrow morning!
10min warm up
Single leg drills (concentrate on ‘circling’ and engaged core) cadence 80 rpm.
30sec left leg/ 30 sec both legs/ 30 sec right leg/ 1min both legs – repeat x 4
Small chain 100 cadence 1min / 30 sec 90 cadence – repeat x 4
Main set – start in big chain rec gear (A gear you could comfortably hold for 1 hr) 90 cadence
Gear down every 1 min for 4 mins (or until your cadence drops below 80) 2min rec. – repeat x 4
Small chain 100 cadence 30 sec/ 30 sec 90 cadence – repeat x 4
5min warm down.
15 min run off bike at 10km race pace.