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The Wonderful World of Triathlon

Triathlon is often considered to be an individual sport, where an  athlete swims, bikes and runs on their own, but this can’t be further from the truth. Triathlon is, and has always been, a team sport. Individuals, groups and even nations come together to celebrate a healthy and happy triathlon community. In this blog we […]


The above spreadsheet is a list of all the parking that is available around the clubrooms. The times indicate the length of stay. If there is just a time, then the parking is free. If there is the word “Tix” after the time, then it is ticketed parking. MSAC PARKING Free parking is available along […]

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Every training session and race day is a learning event for coaches and athletes alike. Here are a few key points that I have picked up over the last few weeks from watching and listening to the Davey Black crew. POWER TARGETS The targets that are set for you in training are quite specific and are met […]

The Importance of Recovery in Training

When starting out in endurance sports, it is generally accepted that you need to train for time and distance. Collectively, we want to improve how long we can maintain a certain speed. Although the recovery aspect is often mentioned by coaches, a lot of new endurance athletes do not understand the importance of a rest […]

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The Raramuri Runners

In past blogs we have discussed the true spirit of the sport of running and how we, as athletes and humans, relate to this. What drives us to wake up and face the cold winds in winter or the hot temperatures in the summer? What helps every one of us stand on the start line […]


Choosing Triathlon as a Sport

As time moves on, so do the knowledge, skill and technology required for the sport of Triathlon. Triathlon is a journey that begins in a different way for everyone. The main driver and the motivation required is also very individual. The way people approach the sport changes depending on many things, from the initial reason […]

The World Marathon Majors

The Davey Black Triathlon Club Melbourne, Coach Nestor, is a Boston marathon finisher and a huge fanatic of all things running. Today, he will take us through the World Marathon Majors which now includes a new course, right on our doorstep! In the Marathon world, there is a series of events that are considered the […]

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The Effects of High-Altitude Training

This is one of those big myths around the sport, we have seen it in different stories, news articles and stories from different athletes. It is not uncommon to see some of the best Tour de France cyclists spending a couple months riding in the high Mountains of Boyaca in Colombia some 2500 mts above […]

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What is Drafting in Triathlon?

In the world of triathlon, you will hear coaches, technical officials and staff talking about drafting. It can be confusing to know who and when you are allowed to draft, when you are forbidden to draft, and what the consequences are if you get it wrong. From beginners to veterans, there are questions, thoughts, and […]

How to Race a Sprint Duathlon

A Duathlon sprint race is one of the most intense multisport race styles around. With a short, sharp circuit, the Duathlon Sprint promises a fantastic challenge for every participant and a great showing for every spectator. As with triathlons, there are multiple distances for Duathlons ranging from entry level events for triathlon beginner course participants, […]