It was no surprise to see John Winterburn on the start line of another open water swim for the season. John lined up on Saturday for the Mentone Marathon 10k swim, his first crack at 10k in a single swim. He passed with flying colours getting home in a touch over 3.5hrs full of confidence and on track with Ultraman under 8 weeks away. Kathy Delos Santos pieced together another successful week of training coming back from a bike accident... Read more.
It was the Labor Day long weekend in Victoria and it was fitting that the MEC crew racing were indeed racing long. The Ironmum made her way to the high country for what would be the test of how she is travelling and a personal challenge in competing in the Australian Alpine Ascent triathlon. A 3k swim in lake Jindabyne followed by 113k’s in the saddle with 2400m + of climbing and finishing off with a half marathon with the... Read more.
It was a short and sharp weekend of racing just gone with sprint and standard distance along with the Victorian Schools triathlon. Sarah Hardy lined up for another race as she continues to make progress back from injury. The Penguin took on the inaugural St Helens Triathlon in Launceston managing to step onto the podium as 2nd female across the line. Up in Victoria we had Kathy Delos Santos making her return from a broken arm. Kathy was only weeks... Read more.
While following on from lasts weeks big weekend of racing MEC athletes again showed their ability across the spectrum. Saturday morning was the main day this week and it was an open ocean ahead of Rottnest Channel swimmers where Samantha Doust lined up with her team mate Kelly Seagrave. It is just under 20km from the mainland to ‘Rotto’ and while conditions were far from flat, the girls had a great day out to make their first crossing of the... Read more.
It was a busy weekend for the MEC athletes around the country with the summer season in full swing. Kicking things off early on Saturday morning John Winterburn chalked up yet another open water swim competing the in the Cerburus swim at Half Moon Bay in Melbourne. Backed up with his long ride John is putting together his Ultraman preparation nicely and handling the training well. Samantha Janssen was a woman on a mission driving from Melbourne to Huskisson for... Read more.
It was another short course dominated weekend in Melbourne with the 2xu race 4 at Elwood and the calmest conditions seen in a while. Elwood saw a big contingent of athletes come to race with World Championship points on offer. Sam Janssen was one of those on the hunt for points and got what she came for with a personal best over the sprint distance and 6th in her age group. Martin Sprong has started his build into the season... Read more.
The long weekend brings with it plenty of races across the country with open water being the go to on Friday. Samantha Doust is in the finishing stages of her training for the Rottnest Island swim next month where she is competing in a duo. Sam swam the Sydney Harbour Splash at Rose Bay. She made short work of the 5k swim (which we suspect was actually 6k) finishing in just under 90mins and second in her category. Just the... Read more.
Over the last few weeks I've been fortunate enough to witness the growth and development of athletes to levels where only 4 years ago they may have dreamed of but at that time had not been able to see how it could be reality. One athlete completed a full iron distance triathlon on a Monday, solo out the back of Melbourne for training. 4 years ago it felt like a lifetime of preparation was needed to complete the distance. Another... Read more.
MEC athletes were out in force across the east coast of Australia racing in Victoria and QLD. 2XU Race 3 St Kilda With the downpour of rain over Friday and Saturday water quality was always going to be suspect in the Bay and it was no surprise the event changed to a duathlon on Sunday. Over the sprint format the swim was replaced with a 3.5k run and Shri Vasudeva made good use of her run speed getting off to... Read more.
From boxing day onwards there were races a plenty to keep athletes sane after their Christmas indulgence. We have put together a wrap of the events over the last 3 weekends. Point Leo Classic Down on the Mornington Peninsula on Boxing day we had 3 athletes line up for various events as part of the Point Leo Classic Adrian Polidano did the double racing the 4k beach run and placing second is his category then later in the day lining... Read more.