The MEC athletes were straight into racing for 2017 kicking off last weekend.

Cape Paterson Triathlon

After a great half iron debut in Ballarat late last year, Fi Neuwirth had a good day on the coastal course and managed to take 2nd place in her age group in the long course event.

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Photo: Brad Ross

Gatorade Triathlon St Kilda

It was a balmy 28 Deg at 6am on Sunday morning in St Kilda for race 2 of the series.

Angelo Bonacci came home with a strong finish in the sprint event recording the 6th fastest run split in his age group. A great sign that his current training is paying dividends.

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Sam Janssen made use of her last weekend in Melbourne while visiting from the west coast getting around with a solid race in the sprint distance. The build begins now for races later in the season.

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Travis Hill got to the start line of where it all began for him 2 years ago. Coming off a break post his debut ironman in Western Australia last year, Trav is looking towards some new goals for 2017.

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Les Toth got around the Olympic distance well and learned that the warmer conditions do in fact make for a tough day. Smart racing meant he got through holding things together to the end.

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Kathy Delos Santos stepped up to the plate to take on her first Olympic Distance event. Kathy got through and was smiling all day. Well done on a great achievement Kathy!

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A mention also goes to Christine Seymour who took 2nd place in her category. Christine has been attending various group training sessions and it was great to see her get through so well on Sunday.

A great start to what is sure to be a fantastic year for MEC athletes racing.

Not just a triathlete coach, but also a life coach

Not only has my coach helped me to achieve what I have set out to achieve, he has taught me so much more, I actually call him my triathlete coach and life coach. He believes in me before I have believed in myself, without him I would not have achieved my 70.3 World qualifier and Ironman pb's.

Leanne February 5, 2021