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Why everything you thought about running is wrong

This article is not only worth reading but worth putting into practice. Great running technique takes time to perfect. It requires drill work, strength work and awareness of what good running form is. I am happy to help anyone work on their form please see this great article from the ABC https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-11/why-everything-you-thought-about-running-is-wrong/11775598

Nepean Triathlon 2019

Nepean Triathlon is definitely my favourite Sydney race and obviously a favourite of many as this is Australia’s Oldest Triathlon.

Trifocus athletes were out racing on both days and we all had a great time. Super performance by our Female team of Grace, Alyson and Chris who won the female teams event by almost 12minutes and were the 5th team home overall. Great performances over the weekend. Most notably Grace who swam a national qualifying 5k time of 1:08:51 and a pb in the morning, backed up with a swim and ride in the afternoon and then on Sunday morning blitzed the 1k team swim in 16:28 with the nearest competitor over 2minutes behind. For the Kids tri both Charlie and Ellie performed well and enjoyed their races. I can’t wait for next year.

Kids Tri Summer 2018 Wrap

The initial Kids Tri program completed in April 2018. It was great to see how far each participant had progressed over the 10 weeks both in skill and fitness. The best compliment we received was how much each kid looks forward to training each week and can it continue over winter. We do need to break over Winter but the Spring 2018 program will start on 12 September 2018. This will be a 10 week program, but there will be a break during the School Holidays.

Throughout the program it was great to see and hear about participants doing well at the school sporting events in particular making Zone and State Swimming carnivals and State Cross Country Carnivals, with participants making significant improvements on previous years placings. This is down to consistency in Training.

We did finish the season with a duathlon at training with a chance to put the skills into practice. We also attended Tri Pink at Maroubra with great results placing in the top 4 place getters or above. Our last event was the NSTC (Northern Suburbs Triathlon Club) Obstathlon event, which was more of a focus on fun and participation, but the Trifocus team did shine through putting in strong performances.

We look forward to preparing for our next training block and look forward to adding more participants to the team.

Active Kids Provider

I am pleased to advise the the Kids Tri program is now registered as an Active Kids Provider. This means that you can utilise your $100 voucher towards the cost of the Kids Tri. This is brilliant initiative as it is great to see kids being active, having fun and enjoying sport. For info on Active Kids or how to apply for your voucher click here.

Kids Tri Update

The Kids Tri training program is progressing well with participants learning and improving on many new skills. We are all getting much faster at our T1’s and T2’s, improving riding technique and skills (eg dead turns). On the running we are focussed on improving our running form and also fitness.

We have 6 weeks left of the program for term 1. We have room for more. If you want to book now for the last 6 weeks the price is $150 and entry is available now. Next training session is on Wednesday 28 Feb 2018. ENTER HERE

Kokoda Trek – Christmas Pudding Fundraiser

I will be trekking Kokoda in 2017 and raising funds for The Salvation Army. As part of my fund-raising I am selling delicious handmade Christmas puddings from The Pudding Lady Newcastle. Details of products and how to order on my Kokoda page. Over time I will update the page with further details of my Trek.

If you would also like to support by donating then donations can be made to my Everyday Hero page.

Anzac Day Challenge 100km

Hop-In-Logo-curved-words-with-Anzac-Day-challenge-logoThis Anzac day 25 April 2015 we recognise 100 years since the first landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli and the formation of the Anzacs. As part of my recognition of the Anzacs I have decided to participate in the Anzac Day Challenge as part of a team running 100km. The ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE is a timed running and trekking endurance challenge held on ANZAC Day covering 100km of spectacular and scenic northern Sydney trails through both the Ku-ring-ai and Garigal National Parks. The Challenge gives runners and trekkers the opportunity to remember and commemorate ANZAC, our diggers and their sacrifice, and 100 years of the ANZAC spirit.

As a dual Australian and New Zealander, from a young age I have always been taught to respect the Anzacs and have had the opportunity to attend many a dawn service, march in Anzac day marches in Sydney and some years ago attended Gallipoli on Anzac day. When I first heard about this event I was instantly attracted as it was a run and a chance to commemorate the Anzacs.

In addition my Grandfather served Australia in WWII in Papua New Guinea as a Padre representing The Salvation Army as what is now commonly known as a “Sallyman” and would have run a “Hop In” tent for the troops (also since entering in my research I have discovered a great Uncle who also served in WWI). So personally I have always held a very high admiration for this commitment to serve his country and fellow man. On further research I have also learnt that The Salvation Army Hop In tent commenced at Gallipoli and so I imagine it is also appropriate to recognise this 100th anniversary for this service to the Australian Armed Forces by The Salvation Army. Therefore on Saturday 25 April 2015 I will be part of a team called “Hop In” with fellow runners and Salvos Clayton and Derek we will complete this challenge and run 100k to remember and commemorate all Anzacs who have served and in particular to recognise all Sallymen who have served the Anzac forces.

Details of the event can be found here Anzac Day Challenge  official charities are Soldier On and Mates4Mates and I encourage any donations of support to be made to either of these charities.



“If you are comfortable with your training regime then you should be concerned. You can only make the big gains by being out of your comfort zone.”
- Me

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