Swim, Bike Run Sessions back at the Valley Pool
“Surround yourself with positive, like-minded individuals. You cant rely on self-motivation every day” Geoff ‘Skippy’ Huegill
Gold Coast Half Ironman:
Tyron Easterbrook, Dave Flack, James Cousins, Scott Hadden, Jim Brown, Chris Thompson, Anthony Hartley (1st C90-99), Con Dasios, Tom Mewing, Ewen Larsen, William Farry, Peter Perry, Nigel Peacock, Scott Rissman, Michael Knauf, Nicholas Cunningham, Nadine McMillian (3rd 30-34), George Walker, Brett Sweeney, Penny Carruthers, Wayne Foster, Stephen Rouhliadeff, Darryl Stratford, James Walker, Daniel Butler, Julian Bailey, Andrew Kent, Neil Cullen, Tony Applin, Andrew Cosgrave, Craig Harrison, Lancelot Wearmouth, Amanda McIntosh, Kate Fryer, Neal Johnston (1st 60-64), Vanessa Dellow, Rob Hansford, Brett Sellars, Karin Thompson, Tracey Stinson, Dean Theofanes, Geoff Bianchi, Melissa Simmons, Mark Stokes, Peta Rounsefell, Robert Bowden, Steven Anderson, Cherie Banks, Craig Banks, Michelle Davies, Andrea Nicolle
Peter Court (3rd Open), Troy O’Shea, David Sangster (3rd 35-39), Luke Clynick, Matt Breakspear, Alison Ryan (1st 30-34), Jessie Wylie, Michael Oldham (1st 50-54), Melanie Newton (2nd 35-39), John Healy, Les Kirtsanis, Daniel Friend, Stephen Spence, George Richards (2nd 50-54), Hayden Flouch, Nicole Moerig, Phil Webster, Paul Smith, Ben Purssell, Rachel Khoo, Debbie Harrison, Clare Hooke, Robyn Baguley, Russell Hanlon, Kelli Blackburn, Minette Kritzinger, Tracey Devlin, Isabella Webster
Robyn Saultry, Troy Hawthorn and Simon Nash smashed the mixed teams, well done!!!!
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: September
Congratulations to Amanda McIntosh !!!! Amanda wins the award for finishing 2nd in her age group at the Airlie Beach Triathlon and her commitment to training while juggling a busy work schedule. A big thanks to the Aqua shop, Fusion and the team at Revive Pilates and Physiotherapy for donating this months prizes.
A big thanks to Troy O’Shea and Simon Nash for looking after the tent at the Gold Coast Half Ironman.
Tyron Easterbrook will be taking the tent to Bribie on the 17th October.
It would be great to have the tent at all major races so please check out the upcoming events and let Trent know if you can help out.
SWIM BIKE RUN SESSIONS:
Swim, Bike, Run sessions are back at the Valley Pool on the following Fridays from 5:30-6:45am.
Friday 15th October
Friday 22nd October
Friday 29th October
Friday 12th November
Friday 3rd December
Friday 10th December
RTT 2ND BRITHDAY PARTY – SAVE THE DATE:
Make sure you keep Friday 5th November from 6.30pm till late free for the Reddog Triathlon Training’s 2nd Birthday party at the Queens Arms Hotel, New Farm.
MOOLOOLABA TRIATHLON 2011 ENTRIES OPEN THIS WEEK – DON’T MISS OUT!!!
Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival – 25th – 27th March 2011 – INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES OPEN WED 13TH OCT, TEAM ENTRIES OPEN FRI 15TH OCT
UPCOMING EVENTS: Remember to mark them in your calendar!
Gatorade Tri Series – Race 1 – Raby Bay – Sun 17th October
Bribie Island Triathlon Race 1 – Sun 17th October
Palm Beach Festival – Palm Beach Parklands – Sun 17th October
2010 Triathlon Queensland Aquathon Championships - Pandanus Beach Wynnum - Sat 23rd October
Burleigh Ocean Swim (2km Breaka swim or 1km Vici swim) – Sunday 24th October
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival – Wed 27th – Sun 31st October
Burleigh Swim Run Series Race 1 – Burleigh, Gold Coast – Sun 31st October
2010 Fusion Criterium - Elite, Masters, Womens, Novice and Corporate Criterium –Albert Bishop Park, Hedley Ave, Nundah - Sun 7th November
Whitehaven Beach swim - Hamilton Island - Fri 12th November
Gatorade Tri Series – Race 2 – Robina – Sun 14th November
Burleigh Swim Run Series Race 2 – Burleigh, Gold Coast – Sun 28th November
Bribie Island Triathlon Race 2 – Sun 5th December
Gatorade Tri Series – Race 3 – Raby Bay – Sun 12th December
Burleigh Swim Run Series Race 3 – Burleigh, Gold Coast – Sun 2nd January
Resolution Run – Brisbane – Sun 9th January
Gatorade Tri Series Race 4 – Robina – Sun 16th January
The Hillclimbr Tour Down Under – Jan 2011
Burleigh Swim Run Series Race 4 – Burleigh, Gold Coast – Sun 23rd January
Goondiwindi’s ‘Hell of the West’ - Sun 30th January
Gatorade Tri Series Race 5 – Caloundra – Sun 6th February
Bribie Island Triathlon Race 3 – Sun 13th February
TQ Series Sprint Distance Championships 2011 – Redcliffe – Sun 20th February
Gatorade Tri Series Race 5 – Raby Bay – Sun 27th February
Bribie Island Triathlon Race 4 – Sun 20th March
Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival – 25th – 27th March – INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES OPEN WED 13TH OCT, TEAM ENTRIES OPEN FRI 15TH OCT
A Few Rules to Run By
What you need to know about short shorts, porta-loo lines, and other unspoken principles of the runners' code. By Mark Remy
Running Rules of Thumb
1. If you see a porta loo with no line, use it. Even if you don't need to.
2. If you have to ask yourself, Does this driver see me? The answer is no.
3. If you have to ask yourself, Are these shorts too short? The answer is yes.
4. 1 glazed doughnut = 2 miles
5. You rarely regret the runs you do; you almost always regret the runs you skip.
6. Not everyone who looks fast really is, and not everyone who looks slow really is.
7. Nobody has ever watched Chariots of Fire from beginning to end. Not even the people who made it.
8. You can never have too many safety pins on your gym bag.
9. Running any given route in the rain makes you feel 50 percent more hard-core than covering the same route on a sunny day.
10. If you care even a little about being called a jogger versus a runner, you're a runner.
Pass Gas, Not Judgment
Runners ingest a fair amount of healthy foods, which produce gas in the GI tract, where it cannot stay forever. Especially when that GI tract is bounced and jostled. Passing gas while running is excusable and inevitable, but... You may not mock another runner for having passed gas, unless he has previously mocked you for the same or unless he mocks himself. If a runner has taken pains to mask flatulence, pretend nothing happened. It's fun to pretend that the gas you expelled is propelling you forward, like a little booster rocket. That isn't really a guideline, though, is it?
For Pete's Sake, Stand Still at Red Lights
Sharks die when they stop moving. Runners do not. Keep this in mind next time you encounter a don't walk sign at a busy intersection. There's no need to jog in place or dance from foot to foot like you have to pee. Just chill. Wait a few moments. Note: If a non-runner waiting with you at the crosswalk is dancing from foot to foot, he or she may indeed have to pee. Give this person wide berth.
Learn and Love The Farmer's Blow
Mastering the farmer's blow (or snot rocket) is a must for any runner. Here's how to do it right: Breathe in through your mouth, like you're gasping. Lay a forefinger against one nostril and compress firmly. Purse your lips. Cock your head slightly in the direction of the open nostril and exhale forcefully through your nose. Repeat with opposite nostril, if needed.
"Lookin' good!"...and other runners' lies
Lying is not something we normally endorse. But it's perfectly acceptable to tell a runner that he is looking good at mile 19 of a marathon when, in fact, he looks like an insomniac who's trying to sneeze, and is confused because someone has switched his running shoes with replicas made of concrete. The go-to lie is "Lookin' good!" Or you could say, "If I weren't so awed by the apparent ease with which you're navigating this course, I might be angry with you for nearly knocking me unconscious with your very awesomeness!" The key is to say something. Even a zombie appreciates encouragement.
Black Toenails Are Badges of Honor
Run long enough and you'll wind up ruining a toenail or two. Whether it's because your shoes are too big or too small or because you've run a race with punishing downhills or the toenail gods happen to be in a foul mood, someday you will peel off your socks and see black where once there was pink. Congratulations! These bruised nails are tiny trophies conferred upon you for toughing it out. Just don't flash them in public.
Never Leave a Man Behind... Unless He Insists He's Okay with It
It's fine to ask once or twice if a straggler is okay or if he wants you to slow down for him. Asking three or more times, however, is more likely to annoy than to help. Take the straggler at his word and run accordingly.
Runners Do Not Shave Their Legs
Exceptions include most women; runners about to undergo some sort of leg surgery; runners who are competitive swimmers, cyclists, or triathletes; and runners who don't care what anyone thinks because they just like the way smooth legs feel, especially against cotton sheets, and anyway, what's the big deal?
A PB Is a PB Forever, But...
You may advertise a personal best (PB) time, or otherwise claim it as your own with no further explanation for two years after setting it. After two years, however, it becomes uncool to tell people, "My marathon PB is 3:12" without providing a disclaimer--e.g., "My marathon PB is 3:12, but I ran that 63 years ago."
Never Miss a Chance To Thank a Volunteer
Even if you're running the race of your life, you can still manage a bit of eye contact and a nod as you grab a cup of water from an outstretched hand. Even if it feels like your quads are quite literally on fire, you can manage to sputter a short "thanks" to the course marshal standing in the intersection. It will make the volunteer feel good. And you, too.
Before You Remove Your New Running Shoes from The Box, You Must Smell Them
Open the box. Peel back the tissue paper. Behold those pristine shoes. Then lift the box to your face and breathe deeply. Mmmm. Smells like potential. And possibly toxins. But mostly potential.
See you soon, Trent Patten