Racing was spread across regional, interstate and international events for the MEC crew over the weekend with great results.
Santa Barbara Triathlon
Hartley Wess made the step back up to the long course distance at the Santa Barabara Triathlon and did it well taking 3rd place in the 70-74 age group. Hartley is building towards his main event later this year and taking it all in his stride.
Right up to the top end of Australia, Darwin held its annual Triathlon festival where the long course event doubled as the Northern Territory Championships.
Kerri Thomas recently joined the squad and this was her first hit out with her new training under her belt. A good swim, bike and with a strong run off the bike she managed to take 2nd place in her age group. Still plenty of work ahead but a good sign for things to come for Kerri.
Alistair Thompson also joined the MEC ranks and opened his racing account over the weekend. After a busy few weeks Al should be commended on his race. While his coach had him out riding long the day before the race in preparation for next month Al managed to stepped into 2nd place in the long course event.
We all have our stories and some keep heading in a direction that once did not seem possible. David Cunningham is in the process of re-writing his story after having a rocky last few years. Many important conversations and decisions have been the catalyst for Dave to make some incredible changes to his lifestyle in a positive way.
A weekend away for many athletes involves an event and Dave took advantage of the Wonderland Run events in Victoria's west in the Grampians National Park. Dave took on 2x events for the weekend with an 8k on Saturday and 20k on Sunday. Coming out the other side of the weekend in great shape is testament to the time and effort he has put in and being patient along the way. We look forward to reading the future chapters of David's story.
Sandy Point Half Marathon
It certainly was not a glamorous day for runners in Melbourne at the Sandy Point Half Marathon. Sam Elliot put together a strong run as part of his training for events later in the year. Sam is a quick learner and has picked up the importance of smart training for long distance events. As we continue to build, his smarts will pay dividends in his results later this year.