Welcome to the 2015/16 triathlon season, our inaugural season, and welcome to each and every one of you, our founding members. Most importantly, welcome to the journey! We are all in these proverbial swim lanes and cycle paths and running trails together as we launch a brand new club and embark on some very exciting times.
As the Brisbane Triathlon Club, we collectively strive to provide a nurturing environment for all our athletes, some friendly competition for those of all abilities, a coaching stable unmatched by any other, and access to a host of products representing the pinnacle of sporting technology. Most importantly, we are all about having some fun, not taking ourselves too seriously and having some laughs - before, during and after exercise.
I would like to officially welcome our coaching staff. Our training coordinator, Brad Dalrymple, is a Triathlon Australia Accredited Coach and brings with him over ten years of experience in competing as an Age Group athlete with dozens of race victories.
- Recommended Swim Coaches, Trent and Codie Grimsey are both former Australian Swim Team Members and National Open Water Champions. Trent holds the World Record for the fastest English Channel Crossing!
- Brendon Walsh brings with him an illustrious career in cycling at the elite level - both domestically and in France where he was based as a professional. He boasts a number of championships at all levels and inclusion in the prestigious Grenoble Six Day Race.
- Pat Carroll, a dear friend of mine, has represented Australia 18 times across a range of distances and is best known for his 2h:09m marathon PB, victory at numerous marathons including Gold Coast 4 times, and victory at the Sydney Half Marathon twice - his course record of 1h:01m in 1994 still stands as the fastest ever Half Marathon run on Australian soil!
- Troy Fidler, a 3 time Australian title holder!
But we don’t not take ourselves too seriously! Every swim, or ride or run will be aided by folk just like you and me – age group triathletes looking to stay fit, looking to have some laughs and (hopefully) to improving their Personal Best times!
The Brisbane Triathlon Club has also managed to secure sponsorship arrangements with a number of prestigious sporting brands, including Hincappie Sportswear – the most comfortable, best looking, and fastest triathlon and cycling gear a number of us have ever worn! For nutrition, we would like to thank Skratch Labs as our Official Sponsor, and for technical equipment, Stages for Power Meters and Wahoo for Cycle Trainers. Members will all have access to these wonderful products at massive discounts!
I would also like to thank the “Official Coffee Shop” of the Brisbane Triathlon Club, “Alberto’s Shot”. If you like your coffee strong and your abuse dolled out by a cantankerous Italian, then Alberto’s is the place for you!
I hope you agree: we have assembled amongst the best affiliated coaches ever put together by a club of this nature and we have secured sponsorship agreements with the best in the business.
Once again, I would like to thank you all for being here at the start, for embarking on this journey with us. On behalf of the Board, I appreciate you trusting in us as a start-up club; we all feel very special to be part of something brand new and hope you do too! Over the coming years, as we swim, cycle, run, laugh and have a few drinks together, you have my personal commitment and that of the Board that we will always be a fun place to train, a fun group of people to hang out with outside of training or competition and that we will always provide a nurturing and supportive environment for all our athletes.
Thank you Again,
President, Brisbane Triathlon Club