Josh continues his outstanding racing form with another win, this time in Calgary. Photo Credit: Wattie Ink
Josh Amberger made the trip across the Atlantic this week and dropped into the Calgary 70.3 in Canada. Josh built up a lead in the swim which he went about building upon further in the bike and run to win comfortably by 10min. This was his 4th win in a row, although Josh will now take a small break from racing and is now locked into a good block of training up in North America ahead of the ITU World Long Course Champs in Pentiction Canada as we build steadily into his debut in Kona.
Hayley Stevenson got to race bucketlist event the French Nice Ironman, after a great build up in Brisbane which included trying to get used to the “un-Australian” type bike course that is hallmark of the Nice Triathlon with it’s big climbs and equally challenging descents. Proud coaching moment when Hayley hit a rough patch early on run and was able to stay strong mentally, focus on what needed to be done or adapted rather then the negatives and pulled herself through for a solid finish which she can be proud of!!
Stacey Van Muelen raced the Qld State Duathlon Championships mostly as a hit out as we build towards end of year goals, so we took a conservative approach to the race especially condsidering it starts early in morning In middle of winter (cold) and with a run…triathletes coming back from injury or looking to avoids worst nightmare!!! Stacey built into all race, brought the final 5km run home hard and won her age-group which also placed her 5th overall.
Dean Bowen raced the London Tri, having caught a cold the week of the race we were wanting to play it safe and just build into the race and only push if he felt fine after the few days off. As it turned out he started to feel ok and took out 2nd overall in the Olympic Plus 1.5/80/10km event.
Race Recap from Coach Perry Agass:
Gill Fullen also raced the Outlaw Full this weekend, she has already raced Outlaw Half where she won and came 3rd at Holkham and the aim was to have a good race for the Full and try to put yourself in the fight. Gill had a great Swim and exited the water in 1.05 which set her up nicely in 8th place overall going into the bike, slowly but sure Gill battled through the positions finding herself in 5th then making the final surge for the top 3, she came into T2 in 1st position with a good 10min lead, so just setting a good pace and holding on, crossing the line Outlaw Champ and breaking the Course record in 9.44.48 which is amazing considering Gills journey which will be covered soon so look out for that.
Matt Leeman also took on The Outlaw Full. Last year he came 4th so was looking for improvement. After winning the Castle Series The Bastion just 2 weeks ago it was going to be a tough ask to back up, but we prepared for it in the best way we could and we knew Matt was in good shape. Matt had a great swim 46.38 breaking the course record previously held by Harry Wiltshire since 2012, he exited the water over 3min ahead of 2nd place, the plan was to take the 1st 40k easy, 2nd and 3rd caught Matt and then they worked together before Matt was left working on his own. Into T2 Matt coming in 3rd but then the Marathon, Matt went through some good and bad spells through the run but held it together to post a 3.08 Mara and to cross the line 3rd in 8.54, a fantastic couple of weeks racing for Matt well done.
Kerry Hickson took on the Outlaw Full after putting in a great performance at Outlaw Holkham, this would be her 1st ever Iron distance race. Kerry exited the water in 55min and 1st female, onto the bike and she lead for around 100k before being caught by YES you guessed it Gill Fullen, Kerry held her own and battled through on the bike out of T2 onto the Mara and Kerry needed to search a little for something within which she did and pulled through crossing the line in 4th postion and 2nd in her Age Group in 10hr 31min not bad at all for your 1st Iron distance well done
Seb Garry hasn’t raced since last year’s great Double European title double in Duathlon and Triathlon, we chose to back off and A levels became the priority, some niggles along the way but it’s been a long-time coming for Seb AKA Harry Coe to get out there and have what we call fun, He stepped up to do the Castle Howard race Oly distance and in true Seb fashion he gave it everything. Swim was solid and bike was strong and he went for it, but the run was tough but he hung on for 2nd place overall, a great return to the triathlon seen well done.
Rob Osborne who’s now preparing for the Sprint Worlds this summer in his Ag Cat is progressing all the time so this weekend at the London Tri was a good chance to find out how well his coming on. Rob recorded a 9.50 swim and a 32min bike split to set him up very nice for the run which he crossed the line in 17.50 and 1st Overall in the Ag Cat Sprint race, Rob is showing great form at this stage of the season.
Davina Greenwell also took on the London triathlon but the Oly distance, Davina is still new to all this 3 sports in one stuff and she just can’t get enough, her progress at the moment just keeps rolling and it’s great to see, Davina had a solid race crossed the line in 2.18 5th female overall Age Group and 2nd in Age Cat.
Laura Fidler set out for the National Middle Distance Champs taking on the Owler, Laura had a solid race and she crossed the line in 2nd position it’s just a shame she got sent the wrong way on the bike but sometimes these things happen, still a very good result.
Race Recap from Coach Robbie Haywood:
Scott McGrath raced in Ironman Lake Placid and achieved a superb 20 minute personal best time on a tough course not known for setting records. Scott first came to me in early 2016 looking to reinvigorate his training and racing while still maintaining a busy lifetstyle. This year has been no less turbulent with relocating from NY City back to Canada, and a change of career direction. However Scott’s dedication and consistency shone through, capped off with a final training block at camp with Trisutto Coach Ed Rechnitzer at his camp in Mont Tremblant before then easing into race day. Well done Scott, now to enjoy the satisfaction that comes with knowing you did the work, and received the reward.
Gisela Reichmuth’s summer of racing continued with the Ägeriseelauf 7km road race, that was blessed with a mid race rain storm! This was another fun but hard workout, part of preparation for Zurich 5150 next weekend.
Race Recap from Coach Lisbeth Kristensen:
This weekend I had Gerda Maria Dumitru doing the “Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race! A 6.5 kms swim race that makes you swim from Asia to Europe in Istanbul, and with more than 1600 competitors! This is Gerda’s experience:
It was VERY hot but not as strong currents as expected. I came 5th in my age group (30-34). I gave it my best and I was only 1 min from the podium! The last half was very challenging! Overall I’m happy and proud! This race is voted the most difficult one in the world!
Yves Salzmann raced an Olympic distance in Freiburg, Germany, as a warm up for IM Switzerland next week. Yves had a great swim and also a great ride even though he lost his bottle right at the start and therefore rode the 40 kms without any nutrition! There was NO nutrition on the course! This also meant a very hard 10 kms run as Yves was very dehydrated! But Yves hung in there and raced very strong and ended up 3rd in his age group and 20th overall!
Race Recap from Coach Melanie Mitchell:
As a lead up race to the 703 World Championships coming up in Chattanooga, Laura Nedeau raced the Guam National Championships. Laura came in 2nd behind fellow Trisutto athlete Manami. Laura achieved a 15 minute PB and had the fastest overall Bike and run split of the day. An incredible improvement by Laura in the short time we have been working together. Congratulations Laura!!
Race Recap from Coach Irene Coletto:
This weekend, I had Marco Corsaro racing the Challenge Iceland – Half distance. I started working with Marco a few months ago and he’s the dedicated guy. Marco raced very well on Sunday! He had a good swim (22:27) the second in his category! 6:16:13 his time over the 1,9-90-21km triathlon, which was 15th place M 40-44.The best motivation always came from within, you’re a Viking!!
Race Recap from Coach Mateo Mercur:
Logan Cunningham recently came back on board after a year hiatus. Logi was one of my university athletes and we were able to get right down to business in preparation for the New Jersey State Triathlon Championships. Logi set a new personal best for the Olympic distance by six minutes due in large part to launching a full-scale attack on the bike. She finished fourth overall in the women’s field and won the women 20-24 category. We’ve now got three weeks to US National Championships and 8 weeks to World Championships. Logan will be on a heavy diet of running strength and speed in that time. Well done Logi, great to have you back!
Oliver Saxon achieved a lifetime goal of breaking 2:20:– in an Olympic distance triathlon in the AJ Bell London Triathlon. As far as this coach is concerned, Ollie’s performance this weekend is just the tip of the iceberg. Ollie turned himself inside out on the bike setting a massive personal best for the distance. Ollie has set a new benchmark for himself. Next goal, sub-2:15:–!!!
Lauren Vallee is the newest athlete to join the stable. A major objective for Lauren is rediscovering the fun in training and racing. Earlier this week, Lauren asked if she could make a last minute addition of the Boulder Sprint Triathlon. This was just what the doctor ordered – a low-key triathlon, right in the backyard, with a grassroots feel – perfect. A powerful bike had Lauren arrive at T2 leading the women’s race. She finished the day with a win in the women 30-34 category and fourth woman overall. Great to have you on the team Lauren, IM Los Cabos is going to be a blast.
Race Recap from Coach Mirjam Weerd:
Brent Patteeuws raced at Maredsous half triathlon last Saturday. We didnt taper for it, so it was a hard workout for Brent. Swim went really well. Coming out of the water in fourth put him right up there with the front guys. The bike of 70km was over a challenging 1400 high meters and some rough roads. Brent lost some time there but he managed to make up for a big part of it with the fastest run of the day. He ended just of the podium coming in fourth. All in all a very good training day towards the half triathlon of Eupen in two weeks time. Well done Brent!
Race Recap from Coach Edith Niederfriniger:
Stefano Matalucci raced Ironman France. Hor him it was already the second long distance race this season, as he did also IM South Africa in April. Stefano again was able to put together a solid performance on one of the toughest Im courses, good swim, excellent bike and a courageous fight through the marathon. Nice is often a very hot race, and it was the same this year. 11: 44.53 his finish time and I’m very satisfied with this. Well done Stefano, 11th IM race finished – great job!
Diego Ludovici did his one race, the first edition of Challenge Rome 753. The distances were 1753m swim, 75,31km bike and 17,53km run and were chosen to celebrate Rome’s birthday in 753 BC. Hot day also in the Italian capital city and Diego had to slow down the last few km on the run course. Before it was full gas ahead: 28:35 swim and 1:50.13 bike which means 37,5km/h average, followed by 1:15.28 for the 17km run. Excellent job Diego and we are going to back up next weekend at Arona, a well known Italian half distance race.
Martina Dogana held a little camp for women only at Madonna di Campiglio, well known as a winter skiing place in northern Italy. So participating in the final race, a triathlon sprint, together with her camp ladies was a must for Marty. It was years ago that she raced such a short distance, so 5th place only little behind the younger speedy italian racers came a bit unexpected: 1:13.33 for her and a really good workout.
Race Recap from Coach Mat O’Halloran:
Kim Kilgroe raced on Friday at the ASTC Asian Triathlon Championships, in Palembang Indonesia, the site of the 2018 Asian Games Triathlon and managed a respectable, but very improvable 9th place finish in the Elite race.
On the same day, ~500 KM away in the city of Bengkulu, also on the West Coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, top Indonesia triathlete Andy Wibowo won the inaugural Bengkulu Olympic distance triathlon, in a blazing time of 2h01, winning the race by more than 10 mins, over 2nd place.
The next day, in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Joey Lynn Musselman was in action, for her 2nd race of the season. With the simple and challenging goal to score a slot for the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in beautiful South Africa. She managed to achieve it, all the while pushing through a few aches and pains.”
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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