Cairns Ironman always attracts a contingent of MEC athletes and this year did not disappoint with a total of 9 racing. What better place to push your body and for many the race itself is more pleasant than dealing with the cold Melbourne winter. Chris White has spent the last 2 years showing that whilst running may be his forte, he is more than capable of swimming and riding also. He made the most of his return to ironman after... Read more.
Locally in Melbourne Chris White and Adrian Polidano hit the Princess Park trail for what may be the last time in a while with this being the last official event of one of the staples of the Melbourne running calendar. Both took the overall win with Chris in the half marathon and Adrian in the 10k. A good training hit out with both gents in preparations for events coming up in the... Read more.
MEC had athletes racing in Port Macquarie across both half and full iron distances as well as in Melbourne over the weekend. With the overarching goal of completing 3x Ironmans in 2019 and the first being Port Mac things got interesting for David Lloyd when just over a month out from race day he needed to go in for surgery to clean up some cartilage in his knee. True to his character though he still wished to get the 3x... Read more.
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.
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.