Another PB for Melanie Baumann.

A short before recap as my athletes compete in ‘fun’ races ahead of the Christmas break. The squad have been focusing on shorter running events over the off-season so that they can stay motivated, while also improving their speed for the upcoming 2016 season.

Here is Melanie’s report from her recent 10km in Zurich:

The 10km run in Zurich was my last race of 2015 and I ended this year the best way I could, with yet another PB. Didn’t have the best start though, got stuck in traffic a lot on the first of 4 laps, ranking 85th overall, but starting the 2nd lap I got into a really nice rhythm and ran the remaining 3 laps at a fast and consistent pace, moving up to 36th place overall out of 3149 and 10th out of 924 in my age group! 40:14min and almost 5 minutes faster than last year! Really happy!!!

Huge thanks to Lisbeth, coaching me to a series of new PB’s from the very first to the very last race of this amazing and fun year! No reason to stop here 🙂 Merry Christmas and a happy 20PB to everyone!

Race Recap from Coach Susie Langley:

Scott and SergioScott McGrath, Sergio Silva and friends at the Ted Corbitt 15k event in Central Park New York.

With the triathlon season pretty much over in the northern hemisphere, we turn to run and duathlon races to keep us motivated over the Winter. Sergio Silva had a solid hit out in Central Park with a 15k race run by the New York Road Runners. 5k jog to the start, 15k race, 5k run home makes for a great start to the weekend!

Kim Kilgroe competed in another 5k race in LA over the weekend, once again chipping some more seconds off her PR.

Ingrid Kidd fronted up for the first round of the ABC Monikie Park Duathlon Series in Scotland. The conditions were cold and icy but the racing was fast and exciting. Ingrid crossed the line third overall for the women and after being only 15 secs off first place, she all ready has some extra fire in the belly for the next series race early in the New Year.

Race Recap from Coach Robbie Haywood:

Scott McGrath ran a fun 15km at the Ted Corbitt road race in Central Park, New York for Scott with friends and other Trisutto athlete Sergio. A fun welcome home and start to the weekend after a couple of weeks away traveling with work.

Larry & Rocket Thompson both ran the Dallas Half Marathon, with Larry finishing 5th in his category.   Marking the end of the season for Larry, in which he has overcome injury and qualified for 70.3 World’s in Mooloolaba in 2016. Rocket had a good training day as she prepares for the full marathon in Dallas in 5 weeks time.

Race Recap from Coach Brett Sutton:

Nicola_DanielaDaniela Ryf and Nicola Spirig at the Credit Suisse Awards.

No racing this weekend, but a couple of our Swiss stars attended the Credit Suisse Sportsperson of the Year Awards. It’s a big deal here in Switzerland, with members of the press and public voting for the biggest star of 2015.

For those in any doubt why Daniela and Nicola were nominated, a short list of their ‘top’ achievements in 2015: European Games Championship, European ITU Championship, World Ironman 70.3 Championship, Ironman World Championship.

Daniela was chosen Swiss Female Sportswoman of the Year, with French Open Winner, Stan ‘Stanimal’ Wawrinka winning the men’s.

Daniela Ryf and Stanislas Wawrinka are Swiss Sports people of the year. Photo: Photopress/Dominik BaurPhoto: Photopress/Dominik Baur

Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend. online triathlon coaches are available to help improve your performance here.

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