Archive for April, 2012

Parys Wins English Duathlon Champs – Ashbourne


Super-Parys does it again!!!

Only a week after destroying the best of Europe’s triathletes, Parys Edwards adds another gold medal to her collection by winning the English Duathlon Champs at Ashbourne. Not only winning her age group, but fastest female overall by nearly 4 mins (again!)

Congratulations Parys, you’re an absolute superstar!

and here is the link to Triathlon England race report

London Marathon 2012

Massive congratulations to Eleanor and Chris who both completed the London Marathon and achieved their respective time targets(both sub 4 hours). Both runners paced the run evenly and Chris did exceptionally well after battling a knee injury in the final lead up weeks to the race and in the race.

ETU Champs 2012

On Friday 20 April, the ITU held the European champs in Eilat Israel.

I am absolutely delighted to report that Parys competed in the Standard Distance and not only achieved her goal of Gold in her age group, but was the fastest female age grouper overall by a clear 4 minutes! no doubt this medal will sit nicely alongside her gold from the duathlon 2 years ago. Well done Parys awesome result

2012 Quarter 1

2012 so far

It is hard to believe that the year has got away from me and I have not updated my blog. Well here goes for the year to date, what I can remember for the first quarter.

Ironman, whilst no races yet, I have been working with a number of athletes and Ironman season is almost upon us. Currently working towards Port Macquarie, Lanzarote, France, Cairns. Regensburg & UK with a number of athletes

Huskisson 2012, this was another great weekend of racing with a number of improved times over last year, the most notable was Steve who improved by around 45 min and dished out a good lesson to the coach in the process.

Races that have been used to monitor progress towards ironman are Batemans Bay Ironman 70.3 Singapore and Ball Buster duathlon. All results showed that Ironman preparations are on track.

Sydney ITU, a great race in my home city which included a good number of participants from swim and run squad and NSTC. We also formed a Trifocus team entry about 36 hours from race start, with the aim of participating and having some fun. What a brilliant race and background, highly recommended to do this race.

Parys is back in fine form, with solid performances, so far results are 1st in age group Thames Turbo Sprint (2nd female), 1st Clumber Park Duathlon and an outright win in the South Devon Coastal Trail run (10k), yes that is right she beat all the males too (great work) Emma also took out 2nd place female in the half marathon at the same event.

Swim squad continues with a plenty of solid training going on, with a couple of sets focussed on maximising distance in the hour.

Run squad, commenced in January and is growing steadily. As usual regular attendees are already posting good run improvements

CanToo, Mac Uni pod has grown this year starting with 40 participants preparing for SMH half marathon, it is great to be a part of this group as they achieve key milestones building towards their goal race, it is hard to believe we only have 2 more long runs to finish our build phase.

Keep training hard and remember what doesn’t break you makes you!

“If you are comfortable with your training regime then you should be concerned. You can only make the big gains by being out of your comfort zone.”
- Me

Events Calendar

April 2012

useful links