Sharks Triathlon Club, 1 of 8 sporting clubs aligned to the Sharks Sporting Club Inc. The Tri Club was formed in 2000 initially as the Sharks Cycle and Triathlon Club though “cycling” was dropped in 2006 due to constraints imposed by CQ at the time.
On the southern bayside in Victoria Point, a part of the Redlands City which is approximately 30km south east of the Brisbane CBD.
Definitely not for profit. We operate with a committee elected by the members and the committee report to the Sharks Sporting Club. All of the funds generated by the club are turned over for the benefit of its members. The majority of the funds are raised via sponsorship and we offer a generous subsidy on uniform prices to promote the sponsors on our uniforms. We supplement our income with other fundraising activities with the support of the members.
2013/2014 FY we had just over 150 made up of primarily families. At IM Australia this year we had 29 members compete (14 first time finishers) with a further 60 attend to support and spectate.
We offer 2 mid week morning bike rides and a Sunday group ride, there are also 2 mid week run sessions, and a Saturday brick. Depending on the time of season or upcoming events we will add activities. We have 2 Level 1 coaches that provide club members with training plans and our weekly sessions are usually frame-worked around those plans. All our club run sessions are free. We also have a relationship with the Cleveland Aquatic Centre where we attend PAYG swim sessions and conduct a “swim’n’spin” during the tri season. At most races you will see (and hear) the Sharks tent and the tent is there for the benefit of the members.
With so many races on our doorstep we don’t offer any club conducted races.
We are a very family orientated club with kids attending our run sessions and parents eventually joining in and then progressing to racing. We are able to cater for ages 5 – 70 with the sessions that we offer. We have access to a very safe venue for young members to cycle and train alongside our senior members, and the Redlands offers some great training routes whether it be running along the bayside pathways, doing “the Carbrook loop” or heading out to do West Mt Cotton. There is also an annual club ride for “distance” challenges where we see people achieve a distance they haven’t previously achieved…and the best event of the year; the annual “stubby” ride on the last morning ride before Christmas where we have a stubby at Cleveland Point watching the sunrise.