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Weekend Wrap up Feb 2020

The last week of February 2020 was a good week for Triathlon and congratulations to everyone has raced during the week.

Firstly during the week it was All Schools Triathlon and Grace had an absolute smashing race. This was her goal race for the season and what she had been working for. Coming out of the swim in 2nd place and on the bike a group of 5 formed (non drafting) with everyone staying in close contact. When the run started all 5 girls made their intentions clear that it was going to be a fast and hard run. It was a close finish with Grace finishing 3rd and qualifying for the Nationals which was the goal and a massive leap in race form over the last 12 months. I was also involved with a school team of racers and of the 5 races we entered we managed to achieve podium finishes in 4 races.

Over the Weekend we had the Go-Series triathlon. The kids tri team was racing with Sebastian, Harvey, Ellie and Isaac. They all had strong races including the 2 fastest times in the boys short course for Sebastian and Harvey overall. It is great to see our team confident, fast and slick in their racing and transitions.

Finally there was also Husky triathlon with a number of people racing over the weekend. Lily from the kids tri team took on the kids race and Grace fresh from racing All Schools took on the sprint allegedly with no goals or expectations. Well when you are on fire you become unstoppable! Grace took the sprint race hard and started the run in 2nd place overall roughly 40 seconds behind the race leader. Another blistering run saw her take first place by 24 seconds. Well done Grace I am sure this is only the beginning of what you will achieve.

Go Series Race #2 2019/20

Race #2 of the Go Series was held at the weekend. Due to the recent heavy rains the format was changed from a Triathlon to a Duathlon. Even though there was a change in format race numbers were still high and the kids enthusiasm was even higher. This was another great opportunity for the kids to race and also put their skills from training into practice. We can’t wait for the next race in two weeks time. Fingers crossed the water will be given the all clear for a swim and return to triathlon format.

Go Series Race 1 2019/2020

It was great to finally get to race day after preparing for our race during this terms training sessions. Go-Series always puts on a great event and today was no exception. Special congratulations to our Tri debutants, Lily, Jake and Oliver. We were all well prepared not only fitness wise but with slick and smooth transitions. Whilst the focus is on having a go and doing your best it was especially pleasing to see 3 of our team win their respective category. We are looking for to race 2 on 16 February.

Our next training block starts on Wednesday 29 January 2020. Entries will open in the New Year.

Nepean Triathlon 2019

Nepean Triathlon is definitely my favourite Sydney race and obviously a favourite of many as this is Australia’s Oldest Triathlon.

Trifocus athletes were out racing on both days and we all had a great time. Super performance by our Female team of Grace, Alyson and Chris who won the female teams event by almost 12minutes and were the 5th team home overall. Great performances over the weekend. Most notably Grace who swam a national qualifying 5k time of 1:08:51 and a pb in the morning, backed up with a swim and ride in the afternoon and then on Sunday morning blitzed the 1k team swim in 16:28 with the nearest competitor over 2minutes behind. For the Kids tri both Charlie and Ellie performed well and enjoyed their races. I can’t wait for next year.

Orientering – London

Not content with racing a Sprint and Olympic distance tri’s on the previous weekend, Barbara decided to make the most of London and enter the London Ultra Sprint and London City Races on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Please to report that in both races she won her category and being a good 3min margin in the London City Race. That is 4 good race performances in 9 days, I think it must be time for a short rest. Along with Barbara’s great results the family participated too and all achieved very good placings in their respective races.

Blackmores Running Festival 2013

Sydney put on its absolute best day yesterday for the Blackmores Running Festival conditions relished by all the runners who also gave it their best.

Over the last number of weeks a number of keen runners from Qantas have been attending early training sessions prior to work to prepare for this event. As part of their commitment to the training they have also been raising funds for Act for Kids a charity who works tirelessly to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

It was evident that all runners were fully prepared and fit for their event with a display of strong running all the way to the finish. Well done team it has been great to train with you as you prepared for your race.

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Parys and Em Vegas 70.3 World Champs

Being a world champ event this was clearly the race that both Parys and Em wanted to be in peak racing form for. Both had taken slightly different paths through the season and racing, Em had always listed this as the main race and was keen after missing out on the European tri champs earlier in the year due to illness. Parys had initially set the year as a focus on standard distance (Olympic distance) and after being crowned the European age group champ earlier in the year thought it was a good year to also target the world champs for the same distance. Due to work commitments she would be unable to attend the race and hence altered the plan and set about qualifying for Vegas.

As a coach it can be hard knowing you have 2 athletes up against each other in the same age group, you can’t have a favourite, you want them both to do as well as they possibly can.

Here is an extract of the Ful-on tri report regarding the race.

The Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas is a truly brutal race, with a hilly bike course and over 9kms of climbing on the run. On a sizzling hot day which caused many of the worlds finest athletes to melt in the heat, Parys and Em braved the brutal conditions to deliver some inspirational performances. Congratulations to Em who mixed it with best with a 15th in age group.

However, there’s no doubt that the superstar of the day was Parys Edwards. She had a great swim, then absolutely nailed the tough hilly bike leg to lead her age group into T2. Once on the run course she just ran away from the competition to win her age group, whilst beating half of the world class Pro field, finishing 18th female overall and becoming the new age group World Champion!!!

Parys has said she’s utterly delighted with her result, “I had a firm race plan in mind and I stuck to it though at times I wondered if I was pushing it too hard and might not finish”, “I had no idea how I had done until I got to my phone and oh what a great moment that was! The support from home has been amazing and I thank God for giving me this ability and for placing me at such a great club (Ful-on Tri)!”

 

I think the results speak for themselves but great effort to qualify, well done on an impressive season of results for both Parys and Em and a superb race results to top it off.

 



“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

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