Last weekend had a mixed bag of formats for the MEC athletes.

Saturday was kicked off with the St Kilda mile swim event with Travis Hill taking on the mile (1.6k for the metric folk) and Adrian Polidano going around in the 3.8km event both having strong swims. MEC group session regular Tim Martelli also went around in the 3.8km event narrowly missing going sub 60mins which will provide some motivation for a sub 60 in the future.

David Lloyd enjoyed a day in the saddle tackling the 204km Otway Classic which winds its way along parts of the Great Ocean Road. David got through comfortably in a little over 7hrs.

Saturday also saw Adam McCarthy complete his 6th and final Iron distance event in 12 months. Adsy undertook a self-supported 3.8k swim, rode his 180km laps between Port Melbourne and Frankston and finished off his marathon around Albert Park Lake. An incredible effort from Adam and he stopped the clock just under 13hrs. Congratulations Adam on a huge achievement which has created much needed awareness around the importance of having a 5 minute chat with your doctor.

Sunday Kathy Delos Santos pinned on the race number again and took on the hilly and this year hot Brimbank park 10km run. Kathy should be acknowledged for the consistent effort she has put into her training and is reaping the rewards and getting closer to her big goal at the end of the year. Keep up the great work Kathy.

Down Bayside we had Mon Liston lining up for the sprint distance event in the final ActiveTri event for the 2016/17 season. With the wheels back turning in training and the next event on the horizon Mon got through well in the short course format coming home 4th in her age group. Mon has learnt to embrace the constant progression that is involved in sport and this is clear going over her past 4 years in the sport.

Les Toth threw his hat in the ring in the Olympic distance event and also showed that over time consistency in training pays off along with learning how to race. Les got home 9th in his age group and cracked the top 10 for his swim split. Having a strong bike will soon be backed up with swim and run with the time and effort continuing to go into being strong all around for Les.

 

Well done to all that raced. What a fantastic display of athletes with varying goals and time in the sport making progress across the board.

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Leanne February 5, 2021