Happy FriYAY Team!

Training for any race, regardless of the distance or terrain, is always a Work in Progress. We are always in the construction process to become fitter, stronger, smarter, more resilient.  

Over the weekend, we had numerous outstanding performances from our athletes on start lines. We applaud their efforts and their successes. 

However, 1 stella performance from our Crew really did stand out. To have high expectations of the outcomes, to really back yourself & your training only to have it all come unstuck on the day is hard for an level of athlete to deal with. Some athletes pull the pin & call it quits when it all gets too hard, others would spit the dummy and take the soft option for the remainder of their events, however, it is elite age group hard core athletes like our very own Kath who was 100% in struggle street with vomiting, nauseas & extreme gut pain, when her true colours shone through when the chips are down.

To have standout event doesn't always mean you have to win, do a pb or smash the records. Time and time again, standout races are those which are hard fought to the very end and there is such pride in the courage and emotion to get there. 

Kath had prepped perfectly for the Hell of the West event last weekend, not a stone was left unturned , yet come race day, the stars didn't align & she found herself having to deeper than ever before, both mentally & physically to keep it all together and continue. 

I guarantee Kath, upon reflecting, is so extremely proud of her resilience and her perseverance in pushing through extremes to make it to the finish line. And not only make it to the finish line, but to be 2nd in her category in a Qld Championship race! 

These are the races, we as individuals and a team, can take great energy & positive spirit from all Kath went through & conquered. Well all have bad days from time to time, and when we are deep inside the hurt locker, thinking how much we are suffering right here & now, use the kind of grit Kath displayed on Sunday to motivate you to keep pushing onwards. There is always somewhere deeper we can delve into if we want the outcome badly enough. 

 

Let's do This, 

Alli

The Racing Buzz

Congratulations to Marion who raced at The Hell of West and had an outstanding race against some very fierce competition. It was a hard fought battle to the finish line for Marion and she proudly walked away with 1st place. Marion is now is training for Worlds in Ibiza, Spain.

A HUGE congratulations to our competitors at the Noosa Ultra Trail weekend last Saturday. The conditions were warm, however great for running through the beautiful trails around Tewantin & Noosa. Congratulations to Justin on his 25km PB. To Alan who had a few calf issues, powered home in under 6 hours, and to Kahori who had an outstanding race coming in well under her target time in 7.26! So proud of our athletes out there last Sunday. 

This Sunday is one of the key cycling events on the yearly calendar, the Brisbane Cycle Festivals Tour de Brisbane. This is always an outstanding event with competitive racing through the closed road of Brisbane, including riding over the Storey Bridge & through the Clem Jones Tunnel....and of course, a climb up & down Mt Coot Ta! Safe riding to Liz in the 50km & in the 110km Pete, Bangers, Mashy and Coach Alli

Entries also opened for GCM on Wednesday, make sure you use the Team Name Multisport Gold and Team Pin MSGold123 to be part of our Team over the race weekend! It is going to be interesting to see who is tackling various distances this year!

Multisport Gold parkrun on tour Vol 2 # 3

CHANGE OF DATE to Saturday 29th April 2023

Multisport Gold parkrun on Tour Vol 2 # 3 will see us return to the very picturesque course at Surfers Paradise. Many of the Crew have participated on this course, a few loops around Evandale Lake, a few crossings of the new bridge, really does make it a very scenic course to run. This is a fast course, so bring out those speedy shoes!
The Port Crew will have their long runs before being back on the start line at 7.00am, details to follow.
We will finish with a swim in the Lake, saying Hello to Mr Fishy 🙂 then a stroll over the bridge for coffee & cake!
Look forward to seeing our crew at one of our favourite parkrun venues.

2022-2023 Squad Champions Series

MultisportGOLD is all about community and encouraging members to push (safely) individual limits and become stronger athletes.

This year we’re modifying the rules around the Club Championship to more fully acknowledge the commitment and effort required by all MultisportGOLD athletes in getting to the start line and completing any one of the event categories below. So it doesn't matter if your a triathlete, or a runner, this series is inclusive for us all!

Points can be earned in ALL triathlon AND run distances, so enter your favourite races and be on the start line at parkrun each week!

It is super easy to log your points. Just head to the website here. Simply fill in the tabs and you're on your way! 

Upcoming Training Schedule

This Sunday, the IM & 70.3 Group Rides are all starting at Paradise Point lagoon at 5.30am for an open water swim, rolling straight on bike for some TT efforts around Northern GC. There is a variation of destinations for our groups this week, so please check on programs where you are heading!! Coach Alli will be at the Tour de Brisbane, so please ensure you all organize yourselves & each other!!! This will NOT be a sanctioned Multisport Gold event.

Swim Squad is on Tuesday & Thursday at Coomera Anglican Aquatic Centre. Please arrive by 5.20am to go through the session and be in the water by 5.30am. 

Tuesday Track is at Griffith Uni this week again. Meeting at the Grandstand at 5.30pm for warm ups, with 6.00pm main set start. Passes are $4 and need to be purchased from the Uni Pool. 

Thursday Hills is on at Adidas Park on Reserve Road. Please arrive by 5.20pm to head out for the warm up at 5.30pm.

FriYAY KOFFEE KMs Departing Highland Reserve Roundabout at 5.15am, the M&L  Roundabout 5.20am and then Ox Lake at 5.30am. Destination is Driftwood at Paradise Point. 

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