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 away from completing her first 70.3 late last year when she came off her bike. Showing her character she did what she could while letting her arm heal and made her way back to racing the standard distance in Mount Martha. While it was far from pretty in the water Kathy got through and will make in roads towards Port Macquarie in May for that first half 70.3. Great work Kathy.

Martin Sprong had a great day out in the standard distance. Race instructions were simple, get to the red line limit and stay there. That he did and it was good enough for 2nd overall on the day.

Travis Hill stepped in for a team at the corporate triathlon in Elwood. With the shorter distance it was all over before it began for Trav but great to be part of this iconic event.

Elwood also held the Victorian Schools Triathlon Championships over the weekend. MEC has recently started working with Huntingtower School in Mount Waverley running a triathlon program for the year 9 students. On the weekend it was time to put training into practice with many doing there first triathlon ever. It was also great to see around 850 students from schools all over Melbourne taking part.

Finally, congratulations to John Winterburn for taking 3rd place in the Great Victorian Swim Series in his age category. John has been relentless in his open water racing over the summer to help improve his swimming and gain confidence in the open water. Well done.

Dedicated coaches

Michael's dedication to building his athletes provides a significant foundation on which to achieve outstanding results.

Simon February 5, 2021