About Us

ABOUT US

Triathlon South is a community-based sporting club which was established almost 10 years ago to promote, organise and run triathlon and similar events in southern Tasmania.

Who we are

We are a club consisting of members of all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels who share the common enjoyment of challenging ourselves through triathlon. Comprised of beginners to Kona Finishers (Ironman championship) as well as Australian representatives, we all come together as one, to form the club that is Triathlon South.  New members and participants are always welcome.

What we do

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.

Our Philosophy

Our club philosophy is simple – it’s all about participation. We like to encourage people of all ages and fitness levels to get off the couch and come and try one (or more) of our events in a fun, safe and supportive environment. And if you can help out in some way…that is really appreciated too.

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.

We are Tasmania’s largest triathlon club (by membership base) and offer a Summer triathlon series (about six races), a Winter duathlon series (about 4 races, no swim), a cross-triathlon event (off road triathlon on mountain bike), an aquathlon event (no bike) and a multisport challenge event (paddle, mountain bike and trail run). 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.

Our club philosophy is simple – its all about participation. We like to encourage everyone – from novice triathletes to experienced endurance triathletes of all ages to make contact, try one of our many events (duathlons, triathlons, multisport and cross tri) and/or join one of our coached training sessions.

We celebrate our inclusiveness through acknowledgement of everyone’s performance on race day – whether first or last, and including our volunteer army too – by making everyone eligible for prizes through a simple random prize draw with products from our wonderful sponsors.

How do we finance our events? membership fees (a 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, and occasional grants (where eligible).

The backbone of Triathlon South is its volunteer base. Without the dedication and hard work of the Board and General Committee and other hard-working volunteers, the triathlon scene in Southern Tasmania might not exist.

This is why we encourage all Triathlon South members (and their family and friends) to make a commitment to help the club run its events throughout the year. Volunteering is easy, social and lots of fun and enables all members (even the Committee) to participate, often not possible when volunteer participation is limited.

If you want to know more, please contact us.