Robbie Haywood, Nina Derron, Julie Derron and Susie Langley.
This weekend Paolo Mangilinan and Frank Mathews raced in the 2XU Sprint triathlon in Dubai. Both won their categories, and Frank had the 5th fastest time overall of the day.
Neil Scholes raced in the ‘Dursley Dozen’ cross country race, in tough, cold and muddy conditions. A ‘fun’ running event while Neil continues to focus on swim and bike training in preparation for this summers 70.3s:
It is a tough race with some extreme off road uphills, one with a rope down so you have to pull yourself up, similar down hills, some really deep ankle deep mud and puddles, but also some flat both on road, on grass and off road. I felt it was a tough year condition wise and mentally I struggled a bit as it truly is hard. Physically I picked up a few blisters that made it hard too. Although I was a couple of minutes down on previous years with a 1:37, I was much higher placed in 30th rather than 34th and 52nd.
Jason Ramdeen raced in the Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon with a 1:21 finish he secured 3rd place in his category. Jason also using this as his long run this week, while enjoying an otherwise normal training week.
Update from the Sunshine Coast
Summer is moving along at a pace here on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. Julie Derron, Nina Derron and Kim Kilgroe are working hard at our base camp, just 10 minutes from the location of the 70.3 World Champs in September this year. The local races being fun ‘hit outs’ with Julie taking a 4th place in the elite category at Caloundra last weekend, and first place in the Bribe Island Triathlon this weekend. Nina, after being the fastest female at Goondiwindi ‘Hell Of The West’ Triathlon two weeks ago, was a solid second to Julie at Bribie Island in the sprint – keeping it real across long and short course racing.
Race Recap from Coach Mat O’Halloran:
Jong Sajulga of team Tribu Caltex Delo in the Philippines scored a 3rd place overall at the Malaybalay City off road 21 KM run event. This came off the back of a solid week of training and the day after a very long/hard brick workout. He was beaten to the line by 2 elite runner of the Malaybalay runners club.
This is a solid effort for him as he continues to build his running load towards the prestigious Boston Marathon this coming April.”
Race Recap from Coach Bella Bayliss:
It was a magnificent day for Team TriActiv recently at the Playa Blanca Triathlon. The day was perfect, warm, light wind and calm sea. There were races for all, from kids aged 7 to Veterans!
The day started with the youngest and our youngest competing today was Sienna Robertson who although quite new to triathlon put her nerves to the side and got stuck right in and finished really strong. Well done Sienna.
Ben Blakemore impressed himself and everyone around him with a gutsy win in his age category, with Alejandro Muller in 3rd. It was a gripping race in the Infantile category, Jorge Wilkes was first out the water with Harry Holdaway and Ben Nicollass also right there. Over time Harry got away from Jorge Wilkes on the bike to take the win. Harry 1st , Jorge 2nd , Ben 3rd , Jauma 5th and the ever improving Alfonso Tejera Toledo 6th.
In the adults race we had Cadete category, Mia Leadbeater who had the best swim she has ever had coming out in 3rd place, Very inspiring and motivating for her continued progression. Mia came 2nd in the cadete category and 5th overall.
Marcos Knight showed his continued dedicated training finishing 2nd in his age category. Adrián Hernádez finished 10 minutes faster than last year! And Jack Wilkes finished his first sprint distance triathlon very respectably. Congratulations all. Simon Leadbeater flew around in another personal best time and 3rd overall in his age category!
Stephen lead the whole race but got beaten in a sprint finish in the last 10 metres by Spain’s Uxío Abuin, and Victor Del Corral in 3rd. And I took a very late entry and enjoyed and surprised myself with a win!!!
ThankYou to the Team at TriMakina on a great day out at Playa Blanca.
ThankYou James Mitchell Photography for the photos.
Full results can be seen here.
Race Recap from Coach Susie Langley:
It’s been a Big Weekend of racing for my athletes around the globe.
Starting in Scotland, Ingrid Kidd competed in the third and final round of the Monikie Duathlon Winter Series. Again in freezing temperatures, another strong showing saw Ingrid finish in second place, also securing an overall second in the Series. Great work Ingrid 🙂
Tracey Horne and Beth Scholes also endured cold temperatures with good hard run training races in England. Tracey taking 3rd place in the Headcorn Half Marathon and Beth slogging it out in the mud in the Dursley Dozen off road 12 miler.
Back in October last year Ferdi Rust set himself the goal to train for and compete in some Winter Triathlons. Am very happy to report now that Ferdi has successfully completed his goal, racing and completing both the ETU Winter Champs last month in Estonia, and this last weekend, he finished the ITU World Champs in Zelweg Austria. The Winter Triathlon format is run/bike/ski and all of Ferdi’s ski training preparation has been completed on Inline Skates. We’ll now move back to a more traditional triathlon program for Ferdi as he takes his early season fitness to work towards his first Half Ironman in May!
To the sunshine in the Southern Hemisphere, Jane Loughnan finish 5th in the Kinloch Sprint distance Tri in New Zealand whilst Nina Derron returned to the short course for a strong second place in the Bribie Island Triathlon in Australia.
Race Recap from Coach Brett Sutton:
After coming out of a sick bed for a week Trent Simmons did a great job to take 2nd in the Fast N’Furious Duathlon.What makes me so happy is that Trent has done this race each year and his splits have just improved massively. Read Trent’s recap here.
This year again huge improvement while not at 100%. Well done indeed.
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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