Ironman 70.3 Taiwan: Trisutto athletes Joey-Lynn Musselman (2nd age group), Sarah Crowley (1st professional) & Carina Brechters (2nd professional).
Sarah Crowley kicked off her 2016 racing campaign with a hard fought win at Ironman 70.3 Taiwan over the weekend. She has taken the first steps in some pretty major changes to her techniques and set-up, all while juggling her 50-hour a week job as an accountant!
It is a testament to her desire to step up her game and dedicate the next year or two to really explore how far her potential is in the long course. With a win straight off the bat, we think the potential is quite far. Not that we needed a win to tell us that 😉.
View Sarah’s race report here.
Race Recap from Coach Brett Sutton:
To be a good coach is not always easy. I had some hard words for Boo Hoo (Carina Brechters) earlier this month as worried by the expenses – she had opted not to enter the Asian races and take the ‘easier’ option of racing near her home in Europe.
It may be argued this is the logical choice, but it depends if your dream is to be a real professional or not. Without a rich family to fall back on or a great portfolio of sponsors to pay her way, it would have been easy to say ‘good decision, there is a lot to risk’. But if you want to be a real pro you have to learn to back yourself and take responsibility for your performances – and the consequences of not producing race day.
I have seen many talented people who never come up with the goods on race day.
So I was very proud of Carina, not for the breakthrough Runner’s Up placing in an Ironman, which was a great effort in itself, but for doing what it takes. Spending the money and showing that she could produce under pressure.
Success is not about winning but overcoming ones fears. Well done Boo Hoo, the journey begins with this step.
Good to see Jane Hansom competing in the Nevis Open Water Swim.
With her new open water swim stroke I think Jane finally gets why she flew at Kona – high cadence arm stroke and low cadence kick. Surprised herself with a monster win in her Age Group and 2nd overall.
Race Recap from Coach Susie Langley:
Joey-Lynn Musselman (pictured above) raced Taiwan 70.3 on Sunday and finished second in her age group. After a hard fought and eventful race, Joey finished just 50 secs behind first place; some fuel for fire to go one better at the next race! Great work Joey!
Race Recap from Coach Bella Bayliss:
Kate Bevilaqua was the 4th professional woman at 70.3 Taiwan. It is early days with Kate as I started coaching her three weeks ago, but we got straight to work in that time to give her the best opportunity in Taiwan. Kate is an experienced professional triathlete, but has come on board to help get the best from herself. We have made a good start.
At the Music Marathon here on Lanzarote our athletes took part in a well organised fun run race to test the training with plenty of distances on offer – kids races, 5km, 10km and 20km.
We had a great turn out of TriActiv members. The kids raced over 800m and 1.6km, Sienna, Harry, Jorge, Liam, Jack, Marcos, Leo, Ben all took part, enjoyed and raced their best. In the 5km I had juniors, Mia Leadbeater and Marcos Knight, Mia winning her category, Marcos 3rd overall.
Jimmy Radcliffe raced over 10km, Jimmy is 2 months into the Trisutto.com regime and is noticing huge improvements already in swim bike and run. In his first ever 10km he ran 39.42.
TriActiv members, Adrian Hernandez and Claire Leadbeater ran PB times also.
Stephen (Bayliss) recently recovering from flu came 2nd overall in the 20km in a sprint finish with Viktor Vovrusko.
Race Recap from Coach Andrew Wright:
Some good results from my team at the Le Mourne ITU in Mauritius yesterday.
Kate Rutherford was 2nd elite female and her achievement was featured in the South China Morning Post.
Oscar Coggins 9th elite male. Oscar joined us on our Canary Island camp and is only 16! He did an excellent job to swim and ride on the front pack. His typical run legs weren’t with him as he wasn’t used to all the sprinting that goes on when you’re up front in an ITU pack. He will be much better for the experience.
Also very proud that 5 out of 13 members of the HK squad selected to race Asian Championships next month are part of my squad.
Race Recap from Coach Cali Amaral:
Today my athlete Javi from Peru got first place in short distance triathlon at the Triathlon Sprint Punta Hermosa! He has been training for the 70.3 distance, but it doesn’t matter – with his fitness he adapts to the different distances. He did his best and got first place in his age group (35-39) and was top 10 overall. Great job, Javi.
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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