TriathlonOz Newsletter - Issue 15

25th July 2012. See our new Mobile web-app, get the new Garmin-Cervelo team book, read our exclusive interview with a Kona 2012 qualifier from Perth, and more!

Edition 15: 25th July 2012

Hi TriathlonOz Reader,

For most Australian age-group triathletes this is the off-season (unless you've qualified for Kona or Vegas but more about that later...). Our guess is like us, most of you have been been enjoying sitting on the couch watching the Tour de France, and in just a few days we'll all cast our attention to the Olympics.

But no doubt many of you have your own winter events to prepare for but otherwise its the ideal time to focus on strength development or shifting attention to MTB, trail running, kayaking or hiking.

In this newsletter we have tons of inspiring ideas and stories. Take a moment to read through the newsletter and visit the latest features on the TriathlonOz website.

Mobile Site

We've been busy developing our mobile site - this is just an "alpha" version but for our registered site users we're giving you the first peak at it. It's developing at a rapid pace and already contains the Forum, Shop, & Articles fully released & functional but there's more to come so get onto the mobile web app and you'll never have to resort to mindless games when you could be doing something that might help your performance! See it here

Kona 2012 Athlete Interview

Athlete Profile - Helen Vagnoni

Have you ever wondered what it takes to qualify for Kona or what it's like to train for a World Championship race?  Here, in our exclusive interview with Helen Vagnoni, you'll find out what it's really like. See Helen Vagnoni talks Kona 2012

Must-Have Winter Gear for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Camp Meals - our range includes 32 different freeze-dried or dehyrdated meal options from the leading brands such as Backpackers Pantry, Backcountry Cuisine, and Outdoor Gourmet Company and includes complete meals, vegetables & side dishes, vegetarian meals, and even luscious desserts!
JetBoil - this is the ultimate in compact outdoor, lightweight cooking gear designed for hikers. With the JetBoil teamed with some dehydrated meals from our range, you'll be warm and fed in a flash no matter where you are.

There's even a coffee press accessory to make the perfect coffee using real beans (none of that instant coffee rubbish just because your "roughing it").
Thermals - we are the exclusive public distributor for Rammite Australian-made, Australian Merino Wool thermal wear (as used by the Australian armed forces). Available in both long and short sleeve tops, and full length long johns, thermals are warm, lightweight and breathable. Highest quality 170gsm Australian merino wool.

Thermals are used by mountaineers, climbers, skiers, mountain bikers, kayakers, mariners, outdoors enthusiasts, motorcyclists and travellers (and I wear mine around the house teamed with a pair of Ugg boots).

New Releases

Inspired by the Tour de France? These brand new book titles have just been released to us from the publishers. Everything we sell on the TriathlonOz shop is listed at a minimum of 15% discount off RRP - and Members get an extra discount saving 20%.

This is the behind the scenes story of the 2011 pro-cycling team Garmin-Cervelo.

Read their most intimate personal dramas and public celebrations. More than a book about racing, "Argyle Armada" reveals the life portrait of the pro-cyclist. Hardcover, 200 pages + colour photos.
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This practical training plan requires fewer than 5 hrs a week giving aspiring triathletes the confidence and fitness to enjoy their first race

Ideal for sprint or Olympic Distance.
Awesome value from the world's best triathlon coach/writer.
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Sell your Stuff in the Classifieds

If you've come to the end of the of the season with a bunch of things you'd like to sell, then pop on over to and create an advertisement to sell your gear in the Classifieds. All correspondence between buyer and seller is done privately through our form-based system that protects your privacy. Just create the ad, and let us bring the buyers to you.

Upcoming Events

WA athletes in particular can look foward to the Avon Descent in early August, then Western Mudd Rush, the gruelling 24hr Adventure Race, and before we know it it will be September's MainPeak Multisport Challenge and November's Anaconda Adventure Race. Some of these iconic races are highlights on the National multisport calendar boasting some of the largest fields so there's lots to keep you motivated to get out on these cold chilly mornings! For details on these and other inspirating events, refer to the Events Calendar on

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