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Latest News - April, 2012
Stadium Triathlon Club are pleased to announce that they have secured funding through the 2012/13 Regional Events Scheme for the 2013 Karri Valley Triathlon and in a timely manner for the 10 year celebration of the event. The succesfull application will add significnatly to the quality of this event and they wish to acknowledge and thank all who have assisted with the race in any capacity over the last 9 years. Since it’s inception the vision for the event was to create “A memorable weekend for competitors and spectators alike” and Stadium Tri Club believe they continue to deliver a truly unique triathlon racing experience in the South West.
Triathlon WA are extremely proud of the continued growth and progression of the event over the years and congratulate Stadium Tri Club on this great achievement. Royalties for Regions has provided regional events with a $40 million boost over four years including $1.8 million for the Regional Events Scheme. Together with funding from Eventscorp, this brings the total support for the RES to $3 million.
See here for more information on the Regional Events Scheme.
Duncraig Triathlon Academy is now open for enrollments for 2013 and interested people should contact Stuart Denton Triathlon.Duncraig.SHS@det.wa.edu.au for more information
Ryan Bailie participated in the Men’s Elite Race at the Sydney ITU race on the weekend. A great effort on his part and TWA aare very proud of him. Although Ryan and Ash are now both based in NSW and an NSWIS athlete, he is still very much supported by TWA and our members.
To read more click here.
Triathlon Australia is excited to formally announce its first ten athletes into the sport’s inaugural National Talent Academy for 2012. After extensive trials and scouring the country in its search for future champions the following athletes will form the first NTA for an accelerated pathway that may well uncover future world and Olympic champions. The squad is: Males – Jake Birtwhistle (TAS) Junior; Kenji Nener (WA) Junior; Marcel Walkington (VIC) Junior; Christian Wilson (QLD) Junior; Joel Tobin-White (VIC) Junior Females – Sarah Deuble (QLD) U23; Jaz Hedgeland (WA) Junior; Bree Jones (NSW) Junior; Grace Musgrove (NSW) U23; Natalea Smith (TAS) Junior.
The squad, apart from Kenji Nener, who was unavailable to make the trip, have just completed an induction camp in Sydney under the guidance of Triathlon Australia’s National Manager for Athlete Development Craig Redman and National Talent Coaches, Craig Walton (QLD/NT), Keiran Barry (NSW/ACT), Chris Lang (WA/SA) and Peter Robertson (VIC/TAS acting). The 10-strong squad will now return to their home programs to start preparing for the NTA Young Guns tour to Japan for the ITU Amakusa & Gamagori Asian Cup Triathlons that will take place from May 31 to June 11, under the guidance of NTA coaches Chris Lang & Peter Robertson. They will also attend the NTA National Camp on the Gold Coast from July 4-11 with a mixture of training, testing, skill assessment/development and lectures.
Redman, who has been the driving force behind the Australian Sports Commission’s funded program said the overarching theme for the camp induction was – “Success is a choice…it is your choice.” “We reinforced to the squad that there are no magical formulas for success…no secret training programs…no miracle supplements…and no short-cuts,” said Redman. “Success comes when athletes with outstanding talent choose to maximise their opportunities through consistent, committed effort and hard work over many years and we aim to provide these athletes with every opportunity to fulfill their potential and live their dreams.” “The feedback from the athletes that the presentations from former Olympians Peter Robertson & Craig Walton on the topic “winning” was one of the many highlights of the camp, including watching the ITU Sydney World Triathlon Series and spending an afternoon with the Olympic shadow team on Sydney harbour as well as a number of training sessions.”
Here is a snapshot of the first 10 inductees for Triathlon’s NTA:
Jake Birtwhistle (TAS) Junior • 17-years of age from Launceston, TAS – Has a 5000m Run PB of 14:36 and last month won the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships in Malta (Talent Transfer Athlete)
Kenji Nener (WA) Junior • 19-years of age from Perth, WA – Finished 2nd in the 2011-12 AUS Junior Series and also 2nd AUS & Oceania JNR Championships in Devonport.
Marcel Walkington (VIC) Junior • 19-years of age from Melbourne VIC – Outstanding swimmer with strong bike & running ability. Won the Super Sprint Race Weekend & AUS & Oceania JNR Champs in Devonport – won AUS JNR Series.
Christian Wilson (QLD) Junior • 16-years of age from Hervey Bay, QLD – very talented athlete in first year of ITU Junior ranks has a 5000m Run PB of 15:12 & number of AUS age running championships titles as well as a swimming background. Finished 3rd at Super Sprint Race Weekend, 2nd AUS Youth Tri Champs (Twin Waters) & 1st School Sport AUS Champs in Busselton WA
Joel Tobin-White ( VIC ) Junior • 18-years of age from Melbourne, VIC – talented athlete with a track running background. Won the Canberra Junior Series race and finished 3rd at AUS & Oceania JNR Champs in Devonport – also 3rd overall in AUS JNR Series.
Sarah Deuble (QLD) U23 • 20-years of age from Brisbane, QLD – Talented runner who has made big improvements in swimming. Finished 2nd Zatopek U20 3000m and had a breakthrough win at the ITU Mooloolaba Oceania Cup Triathlon in March (Talent Transfer Athlete)
Jaz Hedgeland (WA) Junior • 17-years of age from Perth, WA – Extremely talented athlete with a complete swim/bike/run package. Won the AUS Junior Tri Champs at Devonport & AUS JNR Series.
Bree Jones (NSW) Junior • 19-years of age from Sydney, NSW – Won the Super Sprint Race Weekend in December before breaking her wrist in a training accident in the gym. Has a 5000m run PB of 17:14.
Grace Musgrove (NSW) U23 • 20-years of age from Wollongong, NSW – Another very talented athlete who has transferred from athletics to triathlon. (Talent Transfer Athlete)
Natalea Smith (TAS) Junior • 18-years of age from Launceston, TAS – Another talented runner who has held numerous AUS junior track medals with a 5000m run PB of 17:12. Finished 4th Zatopek U20 3000m and 3rd AUS Youth Triathlon Championships
Those who participated at the SunSmart Karri Valley Triathlon on the weekend, the results are now available here
SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton – the final event on the TWA calendar and a premier event to conclude the Triathlon season. We look forward to seeing all our competitors in this magnificent event in Geograhpe Bay in May. Come and enjoy the many aspects of the SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton Festival of Triathlon. Please see link below for more event information.
The SunSmart Regional kids’ triathlon is a great opportunity for children aged 7 – 15 years to participate on part of the course that many of their parents and fellow Ironman 70.3 Triathlete will compete on, on 5th May. This is a great event and it’s all about participation. Ironman 70.3 Pro Athletes and families will welcome all participants across the finish line. For more information about the event click here
A number of course lengths to choose from at Coogee Beach. Coogee Beach Triathlon (West Australian Summer Triathlon Series #5)
S 200m : C 8km : R 2.5km ? S 400m : C 16km : R 5km ? S 1500m : C 40k : R 10km
Organised by Steve Doyle – Sports Performance & Management: