UncategorizedA Strong Start to the 2023 Triathlon Season

January 26, 2023by admin

What a start to 2023! And with the start of the year comes the thick of the 22/23 triathlon season. So much as happened this month that we’d like to share with you.

Weekend rides

Our weekend rides are gaining traction with the fantastic weather this month, with 20 people turning up for our blackrock / mordi / frankston return. With multiple turnaround points, this can be a ride for multiple fitness levels! so come on down and say G’day!

Public Holiday rides

Members had a selection of rides on the public holiday this month:
– 160km mega ride, 2500m elevation
– 115km smaller ride, 2200m elevation
– a very pleasant ride along mount pleasent

We had a couple of new members coming along for the mount pleasent ride this week, welcome to the club, and well done on your first mount plesent ride! that last hill really sneaks up on you!











2XU Triathlon Series – St Kilda

Congrations to everyone who raced in the very hilly St Kilda traithlon.  The first triathlon i’ve experience where the swim became optional due to waves, a weird concept coming from a swimmer.

well done to everyone who competed, who had an amazing turnout at this race, finishing with a room booked for HTC for brunch at a local cafe.

Special shout out to, Nickie, Courtney and louise for getting medals in their respective age groups!  I think we got a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in this race! Go HTC!

Keep an eye out for the Yellow and Green on the course during the upcoming races!

If you’re keen to get involved, don’t forget to sign up to Race 4 @ Sandringham on Feb 12th.




Hobart 70.3 = 7 x Kew Boulie

With the tassie 70.3 just around the corner, Dave and Daniel decided it would be a good idea to ride 7, yes, SEVEN laps of the kew boulie in preperation.
apparently they learnt a lot, such as to not ride with a low cadence, and the importance of staying aero even when desending.

The hobart 70.3 is shaping up to be quite the race, with a large turnout from HTC, and weather that should be very favorable for racing (mid 20’s, and sunny, at least so far!)




Brighton Swims, Portsea swims and Point Nepean Rides

There were two swimming events this month, in brighton and portsea. Congrats to all who entered, it looked like an amazing swim!

Some even dared to ride TO the swim, turning it into a ride-swim-ride Tri-aquabike?






Dazza raced the Echuca- Moama Sprint tri this months, and battled the muddy Murray River and 29 degree heat (and uncharateristic gut issues – his run splits improved remarkably after a few chunders) to place 4th in his AG and then backed it up with the 3k wharf to winery swim Sunday morning.

Swim Squad

Swim squad numbers are getting back to pre-covid numbers, really bringing back the asthmosphere!

Come on down for an awesome swim set by rachel. and maybe just maybe you might even witness the very rare site of will completing a full swim set without cramps!


Weekly Training – returned from christmas

Training is back in full swing, with all sessions back up and running after the christmas break.


Squad memberships back online
– Single entry: https://buy.stripe.com/4gw28defI7Ea7ew5kt
– Membership: https://buy.stripe.com/00geUZc7AcYu8iAeV2

These links can be found under the “Membership” tab on our shiny new website, for easy access at the pool deck (no need to scan the QR codes.  https://www.hawthorntriclub.com/


Coached velo sessions on thursday mornings and multiple weekend ride options, including beginner, no drop, rides!
All welcome, especially for coffee afterwards.


De Castella and HRG sessions have returend. Stay tuned on FB for updates for their weekly locations.

If you have any queries, please contact the club via email: hawthorntriclub@gmail.com





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