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Welcome to our winter Tri Camps and MSC Squad News for 2011. It has been a big year already with our February Ironman Camp becoming our biggest camp to date. One of our campers, Peter Degnian from Toowooomba has recently had his camp experience printed in Australian Triathlete magazine and can be viewed at the website camps pages. Our custom camps have also been in overdrive this year (the photo to the right of this text was from a recent stand up paddle session as part of a custom camp in Noosa) and the Challenge Cairns Camp was received well and gave all involved a great chance to see the new course in what will become a great event for that region of the country. We have recently created a Noosa Tri Camps Facebook page so you have the chance to interact with us and view camp photos and post your comments and check out upcoming events. Have a great off season and see you at the events in the coming months

Nick and Jess





Cairns turned on some magnificent autumn weather for the participants of the Challenge Cairns Pre race training camp. The camp ran for three days over the recent Labour Day long weekend, and was headed by Noosa Tri Camps head coach - former professional and now coach Nick Croft and champion age group athlete Jessica Fleming.

Half of the attendees travelled from South East Queensland, with the aim to familiarize themselves with the area and the course for race day. For three days athletes covered the bike and run sections, with emphasis on nutrition preparation in the lead up to the event as well as the race day itself. The course itself offers some great scenery but will prove tough during the second half of the bike for the Long Course athletes once the wind gets up in the run into Yorkeys Knob.

The camp was well received and the attendees now have a great final platform to launch their last weeks of preparation off to fine tune their training program to ensure they will be ready come the big day. The 2012 challenge Cairns Camp date will be released once the race date has been confirmed.





In March of this year Nick and Jess made the trip up to North Western Queensland to conduct a two day Custom Camp for the Mt Isa Rats Triathlon Club. With fifteen eager participants on hand to take in the two days of the camp program a busy few days was ensured.

As with all custom camps the participants were able to choose subject matter relevant to themselves over the course of the weekend, both practical and in the class room. As the race calendar was heading into the off season the theme of the weekend was very much about building into next season as a way of planning for the events individuals were targeting and learning about program structure, the importance of working to heart rate and ways to self-test to find lactate threshold heart rates and learn about the training zones best suited to the various phase’s in the training and how to pace in races of varying distances.

A clinic on nutrition for every day, training, recovery and racing was very well received and drove home the fact that many age group athletes still struggle with planning this important aspect of the training and racing process. A mini triathlon with transition skills and cycle skills plus open water swim clinic was a big part of the weekend as was the general group discussions answering many of the individual questions of the group. In all a great few days and great to see a number the campers participate a few weeks later at the Mooloolaba triathlon and then go onto some big personal best a few weeks later in the major race of the season for the region – The Dirt and Dust tri Festival at Julia Creek






New Kit order just arrived

A new Noosa Tri Camps and MSC Team kit has recently arrived. You can purchase directly through our website online shop or email us directly. Special Camp and MSC Squad prices are available by emailing us directly

They are as follows

Bib 115.00

Jersey 105.00

New Aero Jersey 110.00

Tri Suit 160.00


Website update.
Our website recently was updated to include a Tri Camps FAQ page to assist potential athletes dilute some of the uncertainty that may exist around attending a Noosa Tri Camp.

A latest news section has now been added on the webpage to allow us to update as needed and envisage a new post to be up at least 2 times a week every week. Just click on the Latest News on the menu at the top of the page to go directly there.

Camps for remainder of 2011

Three more camps and a One Day Noosa Tri Themed Clinic are on the program for the rest of 2011. All details and inquiries can be handled by going to the website and going to the camps pages or email directly or call on 0407 136 2315

All Women’s Noosa Tri / Olympic Distance Theme August 19-21

Noosa Tri One Day Clinic August 28

Noosa Tri / Olympic Distance Theme September 9-11

Ironman / Long Distance October 19-23

Welcome aboard Aquashop

Aquashop have come on board to become a product sponsor for the camps. Supplying swim caps for the camps and swim aids for coaching staff to use and demonstrate swim technique along with a 15% discount (online or in store) to camp attendees (past and future) and MSC Squad members. We will need to get a discount card to you but if you would like to get this card and discount code send an email and we’ll send one to you.

Jess’ Hawaii Ironman countdown / Blog. Jess will be updating this every 2 weeks or so and will be able to check out the latest as she makes the journey to Hawaii in October to do Ironman. Blog posts will be on the MSC website latest news and on our face book Noosa Tri Camps page.

Huskisson – Australian Long Course Champs March 15th 2011

First race since the Ironman in December, a little rusty as have had quite a bit of time off structured training.
Woke up to a beautiful morning in Jervis bay, the day offered similar conditions to SEQLD with temperatures above 30 degrees throughout the day. I was sipping one bottle of Pure Sport RECOVERY while setting my bike up in transition, Swimming conditions were nice and flat, but a big wave of athletes made it and quite a bit of rough out there and it took me a little while to get into a rhythm. Came out in 31m 59seconds for the 2km and nothing to write home about :-)

The bike course was fairly challenging, rolling hills but just as I like it, came off the bike in first place in my age group with the fastest bike time. My nutrition on the bike with my Aero bottle holding 1.5l of Pure Sport Workout (Lime- my favourite) was working well, I also had another bottle on my handle bar with Pure Sport Workout (Banana) to mix it up a little, the course was 3 laps and unfortunately with the amount of people on the course it became a bit of a draft fest after two laps when all the men’s categories joined the bike leg, for a strong rider this wasn’t ideal as the weaker riders get a free ride….

Coming off the bike, this is where the lack of training/running showed itself.... One girl who had been trailing me the whole way in the bike ride was obviously coming off some solid running training as she zoomed past me :-( and finished three minutes ahead of me. All in all had a good day out there, didn’t expect too much, just a really good training day. Don’t want to be really fit at this stage as long term goal is October Kona Ironman !. A second place age group and 7th woman overall (incl. Pro’s) on the day.


We spent a lovely weekend in Byron Bay for the Triathlon down there. A nice finish to many Queenslanders tri season, not that this will apply to me this year with Kona training now in full swing! I had a fairly good race in Byron, a little more speed in the legs than at Mooloolaba which was a nice feeling. It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day, and with the midday race start there was no stress and most people seemed relaxed.

As for my pre-race nutrition this one was a little more tricky as the race didn’t start until midday, so Nick and I enjoyed a brekkie at a local café’ trying not to have anything that would upset my tummy come race time. While on the bike leg I had a bit of a situation with the road surface being so bad, pot holes and generally rough surface from all the recent rain, my bottle cage came loose and I had to firstly take one last sip of drink before tossing it away then one handed, while pedalling not to lose too much time unscrewed the bottom screw, talk about a fine motor skill challenge!! Finally got it off and I raced big time back into T2. While on the run, feeling very dehydrated, I took in as much water as I could handle in the first few km. Lesson learned... Always check that everything on your bike is nice and secure!!!!

With losing some time on the bike, I yet again had a girl in my age group run past me…. So finished 2nd yet again. But all in all happy with my race, and like I said at Husky, now isn’t the time to be tip top shape, still a few months to go until the big one J
Until next time



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