Queenscliff Preseason Camp
About Queenscliff Triathlon Camp
The third camp on our training calendar for the 2023/2024 season is our Preseason Triathlon Training Camp in Queenscliff.
Get race ready with a spike in training in Spring over three days in September (Fri 8th/Sat 9th/Sun 10th), the perfect launchpad into the new racing season.
Located along the stunning Bellarine Peninsular and situated on the waters of the heads, Queenscliff boasts terrific terrain for cycling, picturesque trails along the coast and swimming in a beach that offers a variety of surf and flat waters.
Our combo sessions will be in full swing, with the preseason camp aimed at race-specific training including transition and other triathlon fundamentals.
Groups will be split into race goals, so whether you’re short or long course, opting for Olympic, Sprint or Fun during the coming Triathlon Series, or lacing up for Busstleton – there is something for everyone.
This is a whole team camp, so all levels are encouraged to attend to gain a final training spike before jumping into our preseason preparation phase.
Please note there will be limited coached sessions in Melbourne over this weekend.
What Can I Expect?
We aim to give athletes the ultimate professional training experience, jam-packed with race-specific knowledge, feedback and improvement ahead of the racing season commencing.
In addition to training for all three disciplines of triathlon, athletes will also undergo team bonding exercises, seminars, as well as work on fundamental racing such as transition, open water training (having been in a pool all winter!) and other techniques.
Athletes will be broken into groups in accordance with race goals, allowing coaches to tailor your preseason camp to fit with your racing.
Day 1: Friday 8th September
- 12:00pm – Check in at Wyuna YMCA, Queenscliff
- 1:00pm – Easy-moderate Ride Leaving front of YMCA
- 2:30 – 3:00pm – Room Check In
- 3:30pm – Camp Briefing
- 4:00pm – Easy to moderate Run
- 6pm – 7pm – Group Dinner
- 7:15pm – Compulsory Camp Briefing
Day 2: Saturday 9th September
- 5:30 – 6am – Breakfast
- 6:10am – Bike briefing
- 6:15am – Speed endurance ride
- Post ride, run off the bike
- 11:30 – 12:00pm – Morning tea
- 11:45 – 12:30pm – Athlete Seminar and recovery session
- 1:30 – 4:30pm – Recovery ride and swim
- 6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner
- 7:15pm – Compulsory Camp Briefing
Day 3: Sunday 10th September
- 5:30 – 6:15am – Breakfast
- 6:30am – Round 1 time trial
- 9:00am – Round 2 time trial
- Post session recovery
- 12:30 – 1:30pm – Lunch and camp briefing
- Departure from Queenscliff
- Training TBA
Location and Climate is Everything!
Located along Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsular, Queenscliff is the ideal location for Tri-Alliance athletes, as the springboard into the 2023/24 racing season.
Location is a critical reason why we travel to Queenscliff. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, our preseason camp in Spring allows athletes to group as one, get away from the weekly training grind and refresh with a spike in training ahead of the season.
This three-day camp encompasses race-specific training and Queenscliff offers us the ideal setup.
Notably, beach combo sessions mixed in with great cycling routes in picturesque scenery is a great refresher for the mind and body.
With uninterrupted programs and nothing to worry about except turning up to the next session, Queenscliff preseason camp has become the ideal getaway before the hectic racing season begins.
Not only has Ollie Allan been involved in triathlon for 16+ years, he also has extensive qualifications, including Level 2 Triathlon Coach, Level 1 Cycling, Swimming, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Bachelor of Arts Recreation Management and more. Ollie’s efforts in his own training and racing have resulted in a number of outstanding performances; none better than Ironman Melbourne 2012 when he finished in 8:54.22 and fourth age grouper overall, whilst also finishing second for M 35-30 to qualify for Kona.
> Tri-Alliance Head Coach & Director
> 2x Hawaii Ironman World Championships
> IRONMAN Melbourne 2012 8:54:22 2nd place 35-39
> 70.3 Shepparton 2010 4:16:05 2nd place 35-39
> 9x IRONMAN
> 10x Half Ironman
> Olympic Distance PB 2:02:20
> Melbourne Marathon Half Marathon PB 1.24.00
> Melbourne Marathon Full Marathon PB: 2.54.39
> Coached 15 Athletes to Kona
> Coached Over 50 Athletes to Short Course PodiumsMichelle Allan
Michelle, the TA First Lady, started her triathlon journey through our very own Try The Tri program. As an athlete, she was consistent, diligent & measured in her commitment to following the program as she progressed through Sprint and Olympic distance events, picking up an array of medals and accolades along the way. This was quickly followed by half and full Ironman events all of which culminated in her achieving her ultimate goal – a silver medal at the Asia Pacific Ironman Championships in 2017, and qualifying her place at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii that same year. A teacher in her spare time, Michelle brings a font of knowledge and experience to her coaching, adapting her style to individual athletes, ensuring she always gets the best out of each and every one. Passionate about the mental strength it takes to do any distance of triathlon, Michelle mentors, motivates and supports athletes to have a growth mindset and employ positive psychology to the sport of triathlon.Gary RosengartenIn the sport of triathlon, Gary (Gaz) has completed and placed in age group category at Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 and Ironman distances. Gary is a 7-time Ironman finisher, having qualified for, and completed the Ironman World Championships at Kona Hawaii in 2018.
In the sport of cycling Gary raced as an A grade masters cyclist for several years, and is a former age group Victorian Criterium Champion. He also placed at the National Veterans Road Championships. Gary has won and placed at numerous Club, Regional and Metropolitan Championships in Criteriums, Road Races and Time Trials.
Gary has also participated in Marathons, Half Marathons, and countless other organised running events. He also has competed and placed highly in some open water swimming events. Gary draws extensive experience from all the sports of triathlon over a period of many years. He also knows what it’s like to compete as an athlete from beginner through to Championship level, giving him insight into the various needs of athletes at different levels.
CAMP EQUIPMENT & GEAR CHECKLIST
|ALL BEDDING – including sheets, pillow, doona or sleeping bag
|Towels x 2-3
|Toiletries including sunscreen, lip-balm, vaseline, body glide, sudo-cream, moisturiser, deep heat, voltaren gel, medications etc.
|Spending money – for dinners / snacks and any additional food or supplies you may need to purchase while there
|Spare power-board if you have one (in case we run out of power points!)
|Chargers for lights, Garmin watches, computers, phones and any electrical’s brought
|Clothes horse for drying your clothes
|Ear plugs and Sleeping mask – if you are a light sleeper.
|Rollers, spikey ball, massage balls (anything you want to help with you recovery!)
|Plastic bags – for wet/dirty clothing/gear
|Zip-lock bag or similar for phone/money while riding
|Bike / helmet / shoes / gloves / arm warmers / booties and all riding gear x 3+
|Wind trainer – for both combo sessions and WT session if weather is poor
|Running Gear: Joggers, socks, visor/cap, comfortable running gear
|Wet weather gear (be prepared!)
|Warm jackets / jumpers / pants / compression / beanie (a must for post training!)
|Wattle bottles x 3-4
|Tubes (x 4+) / levers / canisters (x 4+) or pump (compulsory!)
|Bento box for additional supplies on the bike
|Front and rear lights (compulsory!)
|Full length Wetsuit
|Neoprene Swim Cap OR 2 normal swim caps, swim goggles
|NUTRITION / FOOD
|Training nutrition and hydration – Gels/bars/bananas/muesli bars etc.
|Post training nutrition
|Sports drinks – pre, during and post training
Anything else you can think of and you would require for swim, bike, run and recovery for 3 days!
Be prepared to have a really, really full car!!