Tweed Valley Triathletes member Xane Bowen attended a Triathlon Queensland junior Skills Camp, held at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre, on September 23-24.
The camp, featuring many of the region’s best junior triathletes and led by Triathlon Queensland’s Gold Coast regional coaches, featured four skills workshops and a super sprint race afternoon.
Fundamental skills were the focus and were built into super sprint racing which involved a repetition of bike skills and transitions at high intensity.
Xane has also been proving he’s a talent, his commitment through winter earning him the skills and fitness to perform very well. Training among top athletes was an inspiration for Xane, who could see the work he is doing has purpose and potential rewards.
He did 50 to 60 mounts and dismounts over the weekend, ingraining safe technique and speed.
His highlights for the weekend included a mixed team relay, a format that will be featured in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and is now an Olympic gold medal event. Each team member completes a mini triathlon, then tags a team-mate. Xane and his three team-mates, including national representative Lachlan Jones, blitzed the field.
The next Triathlon Queensland development event will be held in November. Visit the Junior Development page on Triathlon Queensland’s website for details or contact Brendan Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org) or more information.
Triathlon Queensland is holding a junior development camp at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre on Saturday September 23-24.
Participants aged 5 to 23 are invited to register for the four-session camp to build training and racing skills.
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Children aged 7 to 12 are invited to participate in a four-day school holidays triathlon training program at the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre Murwillumbah.
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A new season of Tweed Valley Triathletes club races begins on Saturday 23 September, with a slightly extended cycle leg set to shake up the Senior Open event.
A two-lap cycle course has been adopted for this summer, adding four more kilometres for a total of 14km of riding.
Competition will begin with qualifiers for the first two Saturdays, setting competitors’ initial handicaps for the season. Pointscore races will then start on 7 October.
Juniors races will also begin on the first Saturday of October, with many juniors keen to practise the skills they have learnt during TRYstars training.
The weekly club races are based at the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre Murwillumbah each Saturday, with Seniors and Intermediate racing held from 6am – slightly earlier for a handful of longer events. Tri-mites racing starts at 7.30am.
Jeff Collier offers Cycle Fit classes on Monday and Wednesday mornings.
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For this season, all competing TVT athletes will be able to enter the pool on Saturday for $3.00.
The new fee applies for all members from Tri Mites, to Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors.
Thanks TRAC Murwillumbah.
The TVT colours were flying around the course at last Sunday’s sprint championship event by a small but very successful team. This was the Club’s first excursion as a group and we even had a team tent for the first time. As a TO on the course, it always gives me a thrill to see a familiar but sweaty face doing what we all enjoy.
We were vastly outnumbered particularly by the “cast of thousands” from the Brisbane based clubs but the team’s fantastic efforts were rewarded by these impressive results in their categories, all within or very close to a top ten finish:
- Brian Alderman second
- Julie Webster fifth
- Tracey Stinson sixth
- Tahlia Hall ninth
- Tony Hall eleventh
- Jeanette Annett fourteenth
The come and try day is this Saturday at the pool 7:00am, all welcome and Chris will be in charge – I will be in Mooloolaba at the 70.3.
Our first TryStars session for this season will see another 24 young triathletes graduate tomorrow at East School.
First qualifying event is the 19th; you must have your TA membership renewed before you participate.