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.
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 and it was well rewarded.
Adrian Moore had his first long distance outing this year as he prepares for IM races coming up. With some load in the legs he got through in good knick and showed he is on for some great races later in the year.
David Lloyd has a busy schedule planned for 2019 which includes both travelling for work and racing. With this in mind Geelong became a 'warm up' event for 2019 to ensure he gets through this year as well or better than he has the previous 2.
Kathy Delos Santos gets a big congratulations not just for her 55min pb over the half iron distance but for the commitment she showed with not just her training and getting everything done to a T, but combined with raising a young family and working full time, she showed great strength and determination to achieve such a result.
Rottnest Channel Swim
After having a ball swimming in a duo last year, Samantha Doust took on the Rottnest Channel swim as a solo competitor this year. Covering the 19km swim in just under 6.5hrs (non wetsuit) she was all smiles and handled the marathon swim very well and swam strong the whole way. All those years of swimming in Scully Park pool as a youngster certainly paid off.
Samantha Janssen, another working Mum in the squad, headed for the hills over the weekend and made sure she got her value for travel racing on both the Saturday and Sunday while up at Lake Crackenback in the NSW Snowy Mountains. On Saturday in the sprint cross triathlon she whipped around the course taking 4th female overall and 1st in her age group. On the Sunday she backed up for the 11km trail run and took 3rd female overall and again 1st in her age group. No rest for Sam as she was quickly back home to the family and coaching budding young triathletes on Monday morning.
Melbourne Open Water swims
Lauren Gordon took part in her local club race down in Altona and got through the 6.2km swim well showing good improvements in her swimming and fitness while Adrian Polidano swam the Sandridge to Williamstown 'Big Bay Swim' crossing the shipping channel safely and comfortably.