A great day in Lanzarote – Coach Bella standing proudly with her TriActiv Team. Photo credit: Alsolajero.com.
It was a great race at Club La Santa’s International Duathlon on Saturday, 5km run, 20km bike, 2.5km run. Strong competition in both the men’s and women’s fields made for exciting races. With spirits high and lots of team support from Team TriActiv Lanzarote, we had a great turn out of juniors, adults and professionals.
Super action shots showcasing Coach Bella’s TriActiv Team at the Lanzarote International Duathlon this past weekend.
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Our Juniors racing, Thomas Cleminson giving the race his best shot in his first adult duathlon and Marcos Knight continuing to show what hard work does by a great strong race and taking 2 minutes off last years time.
On the podium in 3rd place we had Leon Drajer pull out a great race, showing everyone just how talented he really is,
Stephen Bayliss is getting his strength back with some good work after the disappoinment at Ironman Cozumel; in a tight race, he was just seconds from the podium, but in 6th place,
Brian Timmons who is very new to the sport had a successful and strong race. Brian is loving the sport and learning how to get fitter and faster. He had his best training weekend ever with the race on Saturday and one of his best rides yet on Sunday!
Juan Carlos Albuixech also had a strong race, now fully recovered from a knee surgery is coming back with real determination and his fitness is improving all the time.
Photo credit: Alsolajero.com.
Race Recap from Coach Brett Sutton:
Working on some early season speed – Steve Bayliss back at work. Photo credit: Alsolajero.com.
Steve had a solid training day after coming back from illness. Happy he is healthy again and will look to Lanzarote Ironman.
Race Recap from Coach Carson Christen:
In-between Ironman Western Austraila and Ironman South Africa, we have decided to use the Winter period of training to have some fun racing some local cross-country races. Combining speed and strength running into one, Rahel Bellinga came in 2nd place this weekend in Epe, Netherlands. In real cross-country conditions of snow, sand, and hills, the 7.5km run took Rahel 34min. At the start, a bit slow off the start line meant she was caught up in traffic on the narrow single-track, but she showed very good strength and endurance and once the group exited the single track, she was able to push on and catch the leaders. She put it in cruise control, slowly picking off other athletes, and crossed the line in 2nd place! Some fun getting muddy while also doing some solid preperations for Ironman South Africa, Rahel is in a good spot and we are looking forward to some warmer and drier days ahead! Congrats Rahel!
Race Recap from Coach Cali Amaral:
Ironman Púcon 2017 !! – It is considered the most beautiful ironman in the world because of the landscape. Also one of the hardest in the world.
Our Triathlete Fernando Simoneti, despite not making a podium proved to be very well trained. Less than 14 hours after the race, Fernando climbed the volcano Villa Rica, a climb that took 6 arduous hours with an altitude of 2800 meters of thin air! Excellent job Doctor Simoneti!!!
Race Recap from Coach Rafal Medak:
A 9 minute improvement by Krzysztof – Great work! Photo Credit: maratonczyk.pl
Krzysztof Machnicki raced 15k Bieg Chomiczowki this weekend. After a couple of easier training weeks over Christmas it was a big test for him but he got on with the job in hand and fought very hard from the beginning. He finished 79th male overall with a time of 58:12 beating his last year’s result by over 9 minutes.
Krzysztof complained afterwards that the race felt hard – it should as it was his longest intensity run for a while. His effort can be best summarised by the fact that he spent 55 minutes out of 58 running with a heart rate of 95% of his maximum – a real fighter, not many could sustain such a long period of pure suffering!
Congratulations on a great result, really good job! Very happy coach.
Race Recap from Coach Robbie Haywood:
Chiin raced in the DGI Sydvest Crossløbs-serie in hejnsvig Denmark. Following a recent commitment to train for the Paris Marathon, and a renewed impetus in training, she crossed the line as 1st woman by 2.5 minutes, and winning her category by almost 5 minutes! This brings Chiin to 5 out of 5 wins for the series, to take out the series title, and defend her club championship, winning that again for 2016. Well done Chiin, great start to the new year!
Race Recap from Coach Susie Langley:
Congratulations to Jane Loughnan for winning her category in a 2.5km swim race in Taupo, one of several swim distances held over the weekend at the Lake Taupo Epic Swim. She enjoyed it so much she backed up and raced again the next day in the Masters Classic. It was great to see Jane have such a solid race before she heads into a short enforced break. We wish Jane all the best and quick recovery after double hand/wrist surgery this week.
Good work also by Claire Hawkins last weekend, reeling out a hot and hard 18+ km Trail Run Race in Perth. Hopefully proving to herself she is more run fit then she gives herself credit for 😉 .
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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