BTC has a new Partner Peak Altitude Training in the City, offering great benefits to our Members. Peak Altitude Training is a studio located in the heart of Sydney CBD which specialise in hypoxic (low oxygen), high altitude training. The State of the Art facility simulates optimal training levels of altitude (2500m – 4000m) aimed to stimulate and promote physiological adaptations on a cellular level.
The club's young guns have been going from strength to strength in recent years, we have a great contingent of juniors and young people in our club that are performing to really high standards in our sport and showing great dedication to our club and the triathlon community.
For this reason, we have decided to expand our Youth Scholarship for the 2016-2017 season. We will now be offering two Youth Scholarship awards, and Pace Athletic and LeSpit will be joining Energy Link & Square One Physio as supporters of this program.
Committee Member Michael Taylor (MT) shared with us his race report from the extremely challenging Inaugural Australian Alpine Ascent...... which is "designed to be the world’s most gruelling set of single day challenges held within daylight hours"
David is another one of our great BTC triathletes who will be representing us at Club Champs! Apart from fighting for BTC to win the overall trophy it seems there will also be a bit of in-club rivalry going on in the 55-59 age group to see who can get the most club points and be crowned our BTC age group champion! We talked to David about the competition and how he got involved in triathlon.
Alan is a BTC Committee Member who has helped out the club taking some of our BTC social rides and will be competing at Club Champs for us this year! He has recently taken on the 6 Foot Track Marathon and is competing in the 100km Ultra Trail Run in May. We caught up with him to see how is training is going and how what his 6 Foot Track Marathon race was like!
You might know Aileen for her famous and amazing baking talents down at the club. She is always happy to help out the club volunteering at races and her cakes definitley ensure that all of our BTC athletes are getting proper nutritional recovery after a hard session! We asked her a few questions to find out about her plans for the season ahead and what she loves about Club Champs!
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Load. Recover. Adapt. Load. Recover. Adapt.
As endurance athletes this is what we do day in and day out. The science of training and coaching is now fairly good at telling us how much load we need to apply to get the desired stimulus. The “art” of training and coaching is knowing how much recovery is required, and when it is required, to allow for the best adaptation to take place that results in the best possible performance. Under recover and fatigue will affect your performance. Over recover and you will start to lose fitness. Timing is crucial. Balance is key.
There is a couple of great offers available to Members from LeSpit Cyclery. The 2015 Cervelo P3's have a big discount, they are exactly the same bike and componentry as the 2016 model so if you are thinking about a new bike, go into LeSpit and have a chat to Matt and the team.
If you are travelling to races you need a really good bike bag, the Scicon bags are recommended by lots of our members, and a discount is available on them too.
Cervelo P3 Ultegra
Cervelo P3 Ultegra Di2
Scicon Bag Aero Comfort Triathlon
Le Spit cyclery are one of the clubs amazing supporters, so do please support them by buying local where you can.
Matt and the guys at the shop are super helpful and have been helping out at our club races for the past few years. We are also trying to convince Matt to come up to Club Champs again this year !