TriathlonOz Newsletter - Issue 1

28th April 2011. This is the first issue of the TriathlonOz e-news with tips and ideas for how to get the most from your use of the site.
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Edition 1: 28th April 2011

Hi TriathlonOz Reader,

Thank you for registering on TriathlonOz.com You are one of our first registered site users and we greatly value your involvement. Through this newsletter, we'll show you how to get the most from your use of the site and we hope to encourage you to start becoming an active participant in our community areas. Read on to find out more...

The TriathlonOz Forum will provide you with access to a whole new network of people that like you, are probably juggling work and family with their training and race schedules. Many people struggle with motivation, injuries and finding time so we hope you'll find the Forum the ideal place to go for advice or to share ideas with others. Go to the Forum and click New Thread to start your own post. We've started a few already to give you some ideas.

The Classifieds is for buyers and sellers of triathlon specific gear. Featuring categories specifically for bikes, parts, wheels, shoes etc. Go to the Classifieds and click Create Ad to view the range/price of ads you can place. You can even place an ad for free if it's text only, or you can include photos and get a Display ad from just $19.95. (free to Members)

The Blogs is where you read stories and articles written by other people. If you're a Member you can write blogs. Blogs are designed for thoughtful presentation of information on a topic by the blog author when an answer from others is not necessarily required. Blogs are ideal for logging a training diary, race report, photo gallery, or reviewing an item/or an event you attended. You can batch upload hi-res photos and they'll auto-resize and layout perfectly. You can also embed YouTube or Vimeo clips. And of course, you can leave a comment in someone's blog, which is a nice acknowledgement of their contribution.

The Events Calendar is interactive meaning the public is welcome to add new events or edit existing ones. You can even export the calendar! Members will also soon be able to tag themselves to events. Go to the Events Calendar and you'll notice the default shows Events for your state. Filter the type of events from view by toggle click on/off the picture icons.

The TriathlonOz Shop is bursting with over 165 products covering a huge range of categories including many Books and DVDs not available on any other online shop in Australia. Produced and written by experts, elite athletes and trainers these resources are ideal for all Triathlon and Multisport athletes - no matter what your level of experience. Cycling, Running, Swimming and Triathlon Training titles are all here, plus you’ll find resources covering Race Tactics, Strength and Endurance Building, Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Sports Psychology and more. PLUS we also stockSports Nutrition products, Transition and Outdoor Gear. We even provide overnight delivery Australia-wide and our maximum delivery charge is just $9.95, or FREE if you order the qualifying value (over $125 for Members, over $250 for non-members).

Membership is an optional service you can purchase in addition to your free site registration. As an introductory special, if you join TriathlonOz as a Member before 31st May you'll only pay $10 for your 12 month subscription (normally $50). To join, simply click here to buy your Membership in our online shop.

Member Entitlements

  • Get your TriathlonOz Membership Card and free stickers when joining.
  • Get 5% discount in the online shop.
  • Get free overnight delivery when your order reaches $125.
  • Get free entitlement to create a Display Ad in the Classifieds worth $19.95 (1 per annual Membership or 5 per Lifetime Membership).
  • Create your Profile Page - be as discreet or as public as you like.
  • Create as many Blogs are you like. Write them online, or send by email (even from your smartphone) for instant publication. Perfect for on location race-reports!
  • Get free downloads of Garmin/Polar/GPS data for any bike/run/swim/paddle/hike route you like.
  • Suppress site advertisements.
  • Appear in the Members List by ScreenName (links to your Profile Page).
  • Find or contact other Members using Member Messaging.
  • Enjoy the enhanced Forum services, including opt-in to receive responses to your Forum posts by email, plus all your Forum activity will contain special Member tags linked to your member Profile Page, your member Blogs, and any ads you may be running in the Classifieds.

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