Kona slots for Rafal Medak and Jane Hansom.
Very happy to report breakthrough races at Ironman South Africa.
Age group athletes Jane Hansom and Rafal Medak both punching their Kona ticket.
Jane overcoming some pre-race adversity with a fall and dodgy knee to devastate her age group with a 17 minute victory leading wire to wire.
Rafal also putting it together on the bike and run to take second in his age group. Alicja Medak had a solid race without it being spectacular and so very happy with such a good early season race.
Matty Trautman proved today what a threat he will be to the pro ranks in the future with continued consistency. It was not only a great effort, but a learning one. Mixing it with the big boys is a different level. He felt it the last 15km but managed to hold on for 4th, and first African home.
Emma Bilham jumped straight into the winner’s circle with a very strong performance at Portocolom. Her injury now seems a thing of the past. The next 2 days will tell.
If it’s fine we will look to training for her Ironman debut. Don’t know whether that will make her happy, but the way it is. Well done.
Finally we had Trent (Simmons) hitting personal bests in Galveston, Texas. The brighter news there is he can improve so much. When asked what was his nutrition strategy? ‘when I’m hungry I eat, when I’m thirsty I drink.’ Coach loves a challenge.
Well done to all the guys.
Race Recap from Coach Robbie Haywood:
Well done Mark Richardson, returning to Ironman racing after a nasty bike crash while training for Kona in 2015. An excellent effort from Mark, to finish 4th in his category at Ironman South Africa.
There is no stopping Chiin-Hooi Tan, finishing second female at her local Half Marathon in Bramming, Denmark. Pipping 3rd place by 2 seconds, in a good race to the line.
Race Recap from Coach Andrew Wright:
Alex Reinert was 3rd in the 35-39 at Ironman South Africa yesterday so earned his Kona slot. A very solid race in 9.27. Always impressed with this guy as his work and family schedule is so busy. He does great work with training and recovery being limited.
Race Recap from Coach Harald Fritz:
Barbara at Trisutto.com Addis Ababa camp earlier in March.
Barbara Auer (52) ran a 2:59:59 in todays Vienna City Marathon, winning her Age Group easily and placing herself at Position 20 overall (including the Pros). Barbara was one of the attendees of this years Camp in Ethiopia and had a prefect preparation for her best race ever.
Race Recap from Coach Susie Langley:
It was a super weekend of Triathlon racing down at the Gold Coast here in Australia with both the WTS Elite race and the Luke Harrop Memorial Triathlon. Was also great for me, to see Jane Loughnan finish off her Tri season with a category win! A strong showing by Jane in very hot conditions (well, hot for a Kiwi!)
Whilst Jane was finishing her season, over in the USA, Sergio Silva was just starting his with the Florida 70.3. Sergio’s commitment to training over Winter was rewarded when he finished with a PR on Sunday. Swim, Bike, Salsa; Great work Sergio! More to come….
Race Recap from Coach Edith Niederfriniger:
This weekend I had 4 athletes competing in road races:
- Emanuela Redaelli, Trail run del Curone 27km 4:01.37
- Pro athlete Martina Dogana did a brick workout to prepare the triathlon half distance race for next Sunday: 50km bike + 10km road race (2nd. place 38:20) + 20km cool-down
- Sara Platini, 10km road race Torino with a new PB 48:26
- Mauro Fiorini didi the Granfondo cycling Coppa Piacentina, short course 57km in 2:32.07.
Well done to everyone racing.
Race Recap from Coach Mateo Mercur:
This weekend the UCSB Triathlon Team hosted a grassroots swim/run with a 1.5K ocean swim and a 10K run along the campus bluffs. Mike Hill, who regularly joins the UCSB squad for swim training, won the day and set a new 10K PR for himself on the run. A few of my UCSB athletes got away from hosting the race to mix it up and turned in some of top performances having a lot of fun in the process. The race is a fundraiser for the Kendra Chiota Payne Memorial Fund in honor of our fallen teammate and in support of two scholarships that support local girls in sport and women around the world in Global Studies. Mike had a fantastic performance and took one giant leap closer to his Ironman goals!
Race Recap from Coach Dan McIntosh:
Allison Zwingenberger, Matt Tatum, Joanne Cogle, Paul Stiekema and Leigh Stiekema kicked off their 2016 race season this weekend.
Allison and Matt raced at the Hits event in Napa Valley California. Matt is in his first month with Trisutto.com and picking up on the training style very quickly on the way to earn 5th place in his AG in the Half Ironman distance. Allison is in her 2nd year with Coach Dan and PR’d the swim bike and run on her way to a 2nd place AG in the Olympic distance event. Paul is in his 2nd year with Dan and used the Rage in the Sage Duathlon in Washington as a fun local rust buster. Paul is a great runner and used that strength and book ended the bike with a 6:20 min/mile average to pick up a win in his AG and 8th overall. Leigh is just starting with Dan this season but is an experienced triathlete and used her background to put in a consistent effort throughout earning a 2nd place in her AG. Joanne Cogle is another returning athlete and coming off a long 2015 season and an even longer winter but showing great perseverance and commitment and rightly rewarded for it with a half marathon PR at her first race of the season. As with most Sutto athletes this group of athletes will roll through these early season races while maintaining consistent training volume. While its great to see so many top performances this early everyone is still set on taking on more work to ensure they reach their bigger goals. Onward and Upward!
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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