Ambassador Ryan Bailie is off to the Rio Olympics!

PROJECT Ambassador Ryan Bailie finished 4th in the Gold Coast WTS over the weekend which landed him a spot in the Australian team at the Olympics coming up this year in Rio! Ryan has been training hard and edging closer and closer to qualifying but his 4th place finish on the weekend sealed his spot in the Olympic team. To top off a great weekend, Ryan also won two awards at the Triathlon Australia awards on Sunday. We are proud to have such a talented and dedicated Ambassador in Ryan and look forward to the preparation and race day in Rio!

Keep up to date with Ryan here

Some media coverage of Ryan’s race and qualification:
Bunbury Mail
The Australian
Triathlon Australia

 

 

Luke Bell Race Report- Port Macquarie Ironman

Project Ambassador Luke Bell’s race report from his podium place effort at Ironman Port Macquarie. 

I headed up to Port Macquarie for the 30th Ironman Australia. This was a quick turn around (6 weeks) post Ironman Melbourne’s unfortunate day, and a day I knew that would have to be raced with the head and not the heart. With a depleted immune system post Ironman Melbourne it was not unexpected but still disappointing to come down with a virus (RSV virus) race week and all efforts were made to make the start line in as best a condition as I could.

The swim itself was swift with Graeme O’Grady from NZ stringing everyone out. I settled in quickly on Graeme’s feet from the gun with 2012 Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs tapping my toes. We exited the waters in high 44mins and a nice buffer on the rest of the field.

Onto the bike and Pete Jacobs set a solid steady pace for the first lap before letting it rip heading back out of town. Feeling the effects of the quick turn around it was a mental effort to stay focused and keep the pressure on all day. I kept focused on holding a strong power and staying positive.

Pete’s lead grew to 3mins however Paul Ambrose (2012 Ironman Australia Champion and course record holder) was on the move riding extremely well. Ambrose and I reeled in Pete at around the 120Km mark and then Ambrose set about building a lead heading into the run.

Heading into T2 it was Ambrose with a 7+ min lead after a cracking ride. The first lap of the 4 lap run course was a slog struggling to find a rhythm but slowly pulling small fractions of time. Into the 2nd and 3rd laps the legs came around and I went about trying to real in as much of Ambrose’s lead while I was feeling good. Taking around 3mins back in each of the 10km laps I was within striking distance obtaining splits of 35-40 seconds behind Ambrose. It was going to be a close exciting race!

To Ambrose’s credit what ever I thew at him to try and bridge the small gap he hung tough and dug deep. At 35km mark my run at him was slowing and felt like I started running on the spot. Ambrose hung on for a gutsy win and I came home for a close exciting 2nd. 

It was nice to know you can get it done and hang tough on a day that was an effort from the gun. To cross the line knowing you have given 100% of what you had on the day and get that close is satisfying.

It is time to now recover and get ready to head to some warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere.

Best

Luke”

 

*Image via First Off The Bike

Project Ambassadors Feature on ABC

It was great to see some of our PROJECT ambassadors feature on ABC Grandstand’s feature story on Jamie Turner and the Wollongong Wizards. An international mix of elite Triathletes including PROJECT ambassador Ryan Bailie, compression ambassador Gwen Jorgensen and Triathlon Canada athletes. An inspiring look at the training team and the coach behind them! Great to spot PROJECT on Jamie and the Canadians along with Ryan in his RB39 kit!

RB ABC Grandstand

PROJECT announces apparel partnership with Triathlon Canada

Official Press Release from Triathlon Canada

 

PROJECT Clothing CO. Becomes Newest Partner in Triathlon Canada’s Race to Podium

February 18, 2015

Aussie-based apparel company new official competition apparel and compression supplier to Triathlon Canada

TORONTO–It is no secret that performing at the highest level in sport is a path fraught with challenges. Having the right partners in place is essential to overcoming those challenges and reaching the podium.

With the 2015 Pan Am Games and 2016 Rio Olympic Games squarely in its sights, Triathlon Canada has enlisted a new partner in PROJECT Clothing Co. as its official competition apparel and compression supplier to assist elite athletes gain an edge when representing the nation in these two high-profile events.

In addition, PROJECT Clothing will be the official competition apparel supplier to athletes selected to represent Canada at upcoming junior, under-23, para-triathlon and age group competitions, including the 2015 and 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final.

“Triathlon is a demanding discipline, and the fabric, cut and design of race-wear are critical elements in maximizing the athletes’ competitive edge,” said Tim Wilson, CEO, Triathlon Canada. “PROJECT Clothing Co. approaches its relationships with organizations such as ours as true partnerships – an element we feel is crucial to ensure we are delivering the resources our athletes need to succeed in their quest for international podiums.”

Based in Australia, PROJECT Clothing Co. has honed its craft in creating technical clothing in consultation with athletes and their sport organizations. The company is an exclusive supplier to numerous athletes and teams across a wide range of high-performance sports around the world.

“PROJECT clothing is excited to be partnering with Triathlon Canada for the next two years. In 2015, both elite and age group athletes will have the opportunity to be racing in our new Triathlon Super suit, which has a combination of two new cutting-edge performance fabrics developed specifically for the rigors of Triathlon racing. We will also be supplying the athletes with our new V2 compression range for enhanced recovery along with training tops and run tights with added Celliant technology for increased oxygenation. This will give all Canadian triathletes an unsurpassed level of performance apparel,” said Graeme Clarke Director & CEO of PROJECT Clothing Co. “We look forward to seeing the race gear in action at the first race of the season in Abu Dhabi.”

Triathlon Canada is the governing body for triathlon in the country. Recognized as an Olympic medal sport since 2000 and Paralympic medal sport as of 2016, Triathlon Canada’s mandate is to promote, foster, organize and develop the sport of triathlon, and its related disciplines, in Canada. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us at www.triathloncanada.com on the Internet.

 

Gwen Jorgensen success at ITU World Championships

World Champion and PROJECT compression ambassador Gwen Jorgensen has taken out the ITU World Championship! Jorgensen secured her World Champion status by not only placing, but winning at the ITU Championships in Edmonton at the end of August. Jorgensen took the lead with 2.5kms to go, winning her the 5th straight World Triathlon Series event- a feat which has never been done before.

A mighty effort to be finishing the year off with not only a win but ranking as World Champion. The team at PROJECT could not be more proud of her efforts!

For a full account of her race day visit her post at her site Gwen Jorgensen

Bailie makes Commonwealth Games debut

Australian triathlete and PROJECT clothing ambassador, Ryan Bailie has finished fifth in his Commonwealth Games debut in Glasgow and anchored the Australian mixed relay team to a bronze medal!

Bailie, 24, was the first Australian across the line on Thursday 24 July 2014 in the men’s individual race around Strathclyde Park in Glasgow.

“It was epic out there. I left everything out on the course,” Bailie said afterwards. Two days later, Ryan ensured Australia’s claim to bronze in the Mixed Team triathlon race on Day 3 of Competition (Saturday 26 July 2014).

The combined team event consisted of two men and two women from each country, competing in a ‘super-sprint’ triathlon before tagging their next teammate. Bailie teamed with fellow Australians Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson and Aaron Royle in an enthralling race.

“I don’t know where I pulled it from, but I just kept pushing, and managed to do it,” Bailie said afterwards, having crossed just metres in front of Canada’s Andrew Yorke in fourth.

PROJECT clothing couldn’t be happier for Ryan ‘The Flash’ Bailie and we’re looking forward to supporting Ryan as he returns to the ITU World Series for the Grand Final in Edmonton, Canada on August 31. For a full race report on Ryan’s performance visit Sam Maxwell Sports Management.

PROJECT secures compression partnership with world number one triathlete, Gwen Jorgensen

PROJECT clothing’s recent ambassador appointment of world triathlete, Gwen Jorgensen (USA) skyrockets the label’s technical compression range to a global stage.

In less than 10 months the Australian label has shaken up the sportswear industry forming powerful alliances and key partnerships with leading sports governing bodies in Australia, international athletes and teams across triathlon, volleyball and cycling with more announcements to follow.

On Saturday the 28 June at the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series (ITU WTS) Race in Chicago, Jorgensen created history becoming the first female triathlete to have ever claimed six WTS titles, soaring her to the top of the world rankings.

American Olympian and world number one triathlete Gwen Jorgensen said, “I’m thrilled to be partnering with such a progressive and innovative team from Australia. Their technical compression range is already making a significant difference to my training and post-race recovery – plus it’s comfortable! You actually want to leave it on. I get cold very easily so the tights are my favourite”.

“When I first met the team, I knew they had something different to offer. Their forward-thinking designs and concepts along with their genuine desire to put the athlete first, is a winning combination.”

PROJECT clothing Founder & Director, Graeme Clarke stated, “We’re excited to have Jorgensen on board as our official compression ambassador. Gwen was a natural choice for us given her hard work and desire to succeed, which has resulted in the domination of the World Triathlon Series this year. We want to continually provide support to athletes on and off the course whilst adding value to their respective sport – we are more than a clothing company and our ambassadors share this philosophy.”

“We are particularly proud of the technical features across the compression range, which is already seeing results for individuals and teams. This has been achieved through rigorous product testing amongst local and international athletes and equally valuing their feedback, whilst having a bit of fun along the way!” concluded Clarke.

Teams and clubs can now custom design technical sportswear tailored to their code without sacrificing on quality or customisation. To enquire email [email protected] or call +61(0)3 9213 8448.

Other PROJECT Athlete/team ambassadors include: Ryan Bailie Australian triathlete currently ranked 6th in the world, Australian Volleyroos (Men’s & Women’s indoor and beach volleyball Teams), NextGen All-Female Australian Cycling Team, Tri-Bal Triathlon

PROJECT triathlete, Ryan ‘The Flash’ Bailie selected for 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games!

Congratulations to PROJECT triathlete, RYAN ‘THE FLASH’ BAILIE for being selected to represent Australia at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games! We couldn’t be happier for Ryan – A dream achieved through years of hard work and commitment. We look forward to following and supporting your journey Flash! We encourage you to do the same –  Official Website, FacebookTwitter 

‘My Commonwealth Games Selection’ by Ryan Bailie
April 17 2014

Five years ago I left Bunbury in Western Australia as a young 18 year old. I was chasing a dream to become a professional Triathlete, and left with pretty much the clothes on my back, my bike and a few dollars in my bank account!

I had been given an opportunity to train under Jamie Turner in Wollongong NSW, which I grabbed with both hands, making the most of any opportunity and absorbing any bit of info like a sponge.

Times have been tough along the way and set backs have occurred. Like with any sporting career, it has been these though times that have only made me stronger in the long run, and any bit of success all that little bit sweeter.

Fast forward to 2012. After years of hard work and commitment I made my first Australian under 23 Worlds team. While it was a long time coming, I never lost sight of my goals.

A year later I was granted selection as an Elite representative and it felt like everything was paying off and heading in the right direction.

As a kid we all have dreams to go to the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, and I was no different.

I received a phone call yesterday, which confirmed my selection for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.

I’ve had little time to process what has happened and it all still feels like a dream.

It just goes to show that dreams do sometimes come true with a lot of hard work and belief.

What an honour and accomplishment it will be to wear the green and gold in Glasgow!

I can’t wait.

Cheers,
Ryan

PROJECT Clothing & Tri-Bal Announce New Performance Triathlon Camp In Paradise.

PROJECT clothing is pleased to announce a new partnership with TRI-BAL Triathlon Squad that will enable athletes (beginners to elites) the opportunity to take their training to the next level with a new performance triathlon camp like no other led by world champion coaches – including Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack, Ironman legend Jurgen Zack and 15 x Ironman Champion Belinda Granger.

This is a one-stop-shop camp including three meals per day. You will be placed into groups based on your ability, so there’s room here for everyone to perform at their best. The performance triathlon camp is great value for money including training, information seminars and wellbeing advice. Just bring your bike, your goggles, your running shoes and be prepared to put in some quality kms over the 7/10/14 days. You will make some amazing new friends who will share your dedication, commitment, drive, passion and love for triathlon.

For those wanting to ‘train up’ before the performance triathlon camp then there will be six – eight week programs provided so you’re ready to take your training to the next level. Limited spots are available so be the first to secure your position. The camp is well timed leading into the race season.

Dates: 31 August – 14 September(7, 10 and 14 day package options)
Location: Thanyapura, Phuket, Thailand
Cost: Starting from $1,400 AUD
Registration: Email Andy Sleeman, Director of TRI-BAL ([email protected]) for more information or to secure your place.

Good Fortune in Auckland for PROJECT Triathlete, Ryan Bailie

We’re proud of our PROJECT clothing triathlete Ryan Bailie for his recent performance in Auckland for the first round of the World Triathlon Series (WTS), finishing a sensational 5th place.

We know that Auckland is one of the most gruelling and testing courses on the circuit for any triathlete!

<SEE RYANS’S OFFICIAL RACE REPORT> 

Next stop is Cape Town for the second round of the World Triathlon Series April 26 – 27

We wish him all the best with his race preparation and training, we’re hoping the gear is coming in handy.

All the best Ryan from the team at PROJECT.