It is a local favourite for Melbourne triathletes to close out the summer season of racing with the long course option on their doorstep. The MEC crew were out in force over the weekend and whilst all those racing were in varying stages of their respective seasons, what was most impressive is the diversity of how each athlete goes about preparing for their race showing that being adaptable to include training as part of a lifestyle doesn’t mean skimping on... Read more.
Over weekend we had a contingent of MEC athletes competing in the last race of the 2XU triathlon series at St Kilda. Three took on the Olympic distance with another two in the Sprint. Christine Seymour had a good result in the sprint race with this being the second race back after having her son. She is enjoying getting back into triathlon and has been working her training in around her little one. Ang Bonacci in the sprint distance has... Read more.
It has just ticked over 3 years for MEC being on the endurance sport scene and the last 2 weeks have indeed showed the diversity of the group of athletes. Geelong 70.3 Martin Sprong put together a fantastic race piecing together a well rounded swim/bike/run and made good use of calm conditions to get home in a personal best time just sneaking under 4hrs 27min and running the sub 90min run he was after. Martin is meticulous in his preparations... Read more.
With the festive season coming to an end we opened the racing account last weekend ahead of what is to be another busy year of competitions. Down in Melbourne in the 3rd race of the 2xu series Angelo Bonacci opened his 2019 campaign in the sprint distance event and showed all is in good order with training at the moment and the body happily cooperating to place the first stick in the sand for the year. Adrian Moore recently began... Read more.
2018 in Review It was a big year for many in the MEC squad and I very much enjoyed sitting back and looking over the results achieved an photos from 2018. This was the 3rd year for MEC which considering how short a period of time the group has been around the depth of results produced, the camaraderie between athletes by pushing each other to be better as well as picking each other up after the lows suggest a well... Read more.
With the year nearing an end it was a great turn out from the local greater Melbourne triathlon community for one of the final races of the year. It was a great sight to have many of the local Tri clubs with their respective tents up in a prominent area and many having a BBQ cook up post race for their members. MEC had its contingent of athletes out racing and from the age group perspective it was great to... Read more.
With the year winding down the racing is still coming on with plenty hitting the start line over the weekend. In Melbourne we had Kathy Delos Santos running in the Carmans 1/2 marathon. In blustery conditions she ran her way to a 2 minute best time over the half marathon distance and showing that she is now knocking on the door of that sub 2hr soon. Further down The Bay Martin Spronge lined up for the Sufferfest events in Mount... Read more.
Notorious for being up and down weather in mid November, Shepparton turned on a calm, sunny and pleasant racing conditions for athletes. Naomi Wood was keen and eager to hit the half iron distance at Shepp however following coaches orders stuck to the Olympic distance to match her current training load. Nac put down a strong race for where she is at in her training and came away with 6th female and 2nd in her age group. Now we build... Read more.
New York City Marathon I was a year ago exactly that Hartley Wess completed Ironman Florida at 70 years young. In January this year H contacted me with another event that he wanted to tick off. Hartley grew up in NYC and it was the hometown marathon that had his interest. After some downtime post Ironman last year and well into 2018 I got the message that he was ready to get going however while playing softball he had torn... Read more.
It is always good when the racing calendar take us to the country where the backdrop and vibe is always very welcoming. Martin Sprong had put in a great block of training for this race which he chose as his main race for the end of the year. While what has been executed well in the pool didn't appear on race day in the open water this is certainly not a uncommon thing particularly not coming from a swimming background.... Read more.