We are a triathlon club consisting of members of all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels who share the common enjoyment of challenging ourselves through triathlon (including aquathlons, aquabike, duathlon and cross triathlon events). Our club is comprised of complete beginners through to Kona Finishers (Ironman championship) as well as Australian Age Group representatives (like Masters competition in other sports) including many members who solely focus on our local events. We all come together as one, to form the club that is Triathlon South. New members are always welcome and all our races are also open to non-members to participate in for a small extra fee to cover insurance (called a day license).
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We are a volunteer club that organises a wide range of events in Southern Tasmania, aiming to grow the sport of Triathlon by providing a friendly and supportive environment for competitors of all levels.
We are Tasmania’s largest triathlon club (by membership base) and offer a Summer triathlon series (three races – and we provide duathlon and aquabike options to encourage involvement to those who don’t swim and/or run), a Winter duathlon series (three or four races – no swim leg), a cross-triathlon event (off-road triathlon on mountain bike), and two aquathlon events (no bike). Through club affiliated coaches, we also offer swim and run training sessions. There is also a number of informal training groups at various levels who organise themselves outside of the Club’s main channels.
The club is not-for-profit, run by an elected Board and a general committee, with all proceeds from race events re-invested to establish a safe, challenging and fun triathlon scene in Southern Tasmania. No single individual or group of Triathlon South is paid – all work is entirely voluntary.
How do we finance our events? – membership fees (a very small portion of what you pay to Triathlon Australia comes back to the club which is why nominating us as your club is so important) – race entry fees – sponsorship – occasional grants (where eligible, and more often used for new or upgrading event infrastructure, such as two-way radios for volunteers on course, and trailer maintenance).
When thinking of Tri South the following comes to mind: Friendly faces, great races, hard working committee and volunteers, organised, helpful, and inclusive.
Senior Vice President
With our club it is all about participation, so it doesn’t matter if your first or last everybody is treated equally, if you are new & a bit nervous just let someone know & you will be looked after. Being on the Trisouth board is a real eye opener, the ideas for improving the events & the way we do things just keeps getting better.
Junior Vice President
Why triathlon? after participating in endurance events for many years, my body asked for some respite. After a third knee operation and dire warnings from my surgeon, I decided to take up triathlons as part of my recovery. I wish I had taken up the sport a lot earlier – immensely enjoyable as well as challenging.
Triathlon is a great community and I have met some awesome local, interstate & international competitors along the way.
There is a great camaraderie and inclusiveness in triathlon and while I can recall being a quiet newcomer to TriSouth a few years ago, the help, advice and role models here have helped myself, family and others along the way to enjoying many races.