Hard racing on the beach in Egmond this weekend.
This weekend saw various training events taking place – all good fun and a great way to compliment our Triathlon training.
Mirjam Weerd completed a double header weekend at the beach. No, not sun and surf, but rather bike and run in cold windy conditions alongside the North Sea in The Netherlands! Saturday was the Egmond-Pier-Egmond Mountain bike, followed by a half marathon run on Sunday. Super training weekend!
A long run day with a twist, Mariana Andrade completed the Disney marathon at Disney World in Florida. Instructions were to take it steady and enjoy the atmosphere as she ran through 4 seperate Disney Parks cheered on by all the Disney characters.
Really happy to see Ingrid Kidd back racing after a nasty bout of illness over the Christmas period. Race 2 of the Monikie Park Duathlon Series in Angus, Scotland saw Ingrid back to form with a strong 3rd place finish. Onwards and upwards.
Finally, after accepting and successfully completing the challenge of 100 x 100m in the pool mid-week, Jane Loughnan put her swim form to work on the weekend with back-to-back swim races; the Epic 2.5k Taupo swim on Sat and a Masters 2.5k Event on Sunday.
Race Recap from Coach Perry Agass:
A special race for Rob and Fiona who competed at the New Year’s Sprint triathlon in Edinburgh to start the new year in style. Will let Fiona tell the story of the event and why it means so much for them!
Rob and I met at the New Year’s day sprint triathlon in Edinburgh 14 years ago so it is a bit of a tradition that we do it when we can. Our Christmas presents were Trisutto kit so this was our first outing in it. The swim is in the Commonwealth pool then out into the cold for 3 laps on the bike round the extinct volcano Arthurs Seat – it is a steep climb but very scenic. The run is then one lap of the same route. As you can imagine the weather in Scotland is unpredictable especially at this time of year but luckily no wind or rain this year just a bit icy! Rob came first in his age group and I was second. Prizes were presented by Lesley Patterson an Xterra world champ who is from Scotland. It is a great event for anyone visiting Edinburgh at Hogmanay!
Race Report from Coach Andrew Wright:
This weekend my France athlete, Gregory Berge competed at the Sovereign Tri Series in Wanaka (New Zealand) as part of a training and racing block down under. He did very well and surprised himself with the performance – particularly with a strong bike and run. Great job.
Now onto today’s race: I finished in 2 hours 19. Swim in 26. Bike in 1hr 08. Run in 43. 30th out of 116 overall and 2nd in my age-group. It’s my first podium ever so I am super happy!
Race Report from Coach Lisbeth Kristensen:
As part of her off season run work this weekend I had Melanie doing a 12.1 km run race yesterday, she was 5th in her age group 35-39 and there were some good runners in that group! The race was called the Dietiker Neujahrslauf.
Melanie’s report from yesterday’s race:
I’m just really happy about how things are going! A couple of weeks prior to the same race last year, coach Lisbeth suggested some minor adjustments in my running. Did they make me faster right away? No, not really, but it just felt right and I knew it would pay off eventually! And it is paying off, obviously: 7 minutes faster than last year on a 12km run, or 35 seconds faster per km… So, thank you Lisbeth!
Race Report from Coach Robbie Haywood:
Just a couple of smaller races for my squad this weekend. Gisela Reichmuth did a 6.5km race on snow called the Arosa Run coming in 5th female and 3rd in her category.
Chiin-Hooi Tan also competed at a local 10km even in Denmark coming in 3rd! Well done to Chiin, who also is an AWA for the third year in a row. Chiin will join the squad for a week of training in Gran Canaria this February.
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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