Matt Trautman winner at the WestWater Weekend Tri.
Short recap today with The Captain continuing his Ironman South Africa build up at the WestWater Weekend with a course record swim.
Also was very pleased to see our recent Mallorca Camper, Peter Hollins, breaking his PB in the Liverpool Half Marathon in a scorching time of 1:25. Wonderful seeing people continue to improve into their 50s (56)! Coach Annie Emmerson doing a great job.
Race Recap from Coach Cam Watt:
Shannon Proffit raced the Mooloolaba Olympic Distance this weekend in her preparation for Ironman Texas. Being a strong rider, she took herself out of her age-group category and put herself into the Open Women’s field to avoid the drafting that can occur at this race with large numbers and a relatively unchallenging bike course.
Quite a daunting experience for an age-grouper to line up next to the likes of Caroline Steffen! But she went fantastic. Coming out of the swim on the heels of the lead women and then enjoying open road, she came in off the bike a clear 2nd and only 3min down on superstar Steffen. A very commendable effort! Shannon held on for 7th after a very handy race in this heavy phase of her Ironman training.
Race Recap from Coach Mat O’Halloran:
This past Saturday, Martin Barner placed 5th overall in time of 35:22 at the Basel Waldlauf 10KM event. He executed the plan to a T by starting controlled with “nose breathing” and negative splitting. He beat his previous best time by a few minutes. However, Martin’s day was not over, as he did another run in the evening, to speed up recovery and build volume. All small steps towards his first 226 KM distance event at Challenge Roth this summer!
Race Recap from Coach Robbie Haywood:
This weekend saw Julie Derron and Kim Kilgroe line up at their first and second ITU World Cup race respectively. Both in full training at camp with Susie Langley and myself over this Australian summer, and looking to gain experience for the future. An 11:45am summer start meant a hot and humid race, and Mooloolaba delivered some good surf for the ocean swim. With a number of girls on the start line looking to solidify selections from their own national federations for Rio, with some having raced last weekend in Dubai WTS, and here for next month’s Gold Coast WTS race, the pace was always going to be electric. The race delivered exactly what we were seeking, experience for both of our girls in a field they should be happy to be have been given a start in as we look to build for the future.
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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