It was a short course kind of weekend with 5 MEC athletes toeing the start line.
Sam Janssen headed over to Rottnest Island of the WA coast for the Olympic Distance event held as part of the Sufferfest series. Sam again showed her consistency in both training and racing and taking off around a minute from the last time she raced on Rotto earlier in the year. With a few new goals on the horizon for Sam its head down tail up to build into the 16/17 season.
ActiveTri Race 1
In Victoria the wild weather was a familiar sight for the season opener at the first race of the ActiveTri series. As a result the swim course was altered.
Kathy Cabreros DSantos can hold her head high choosing to still put on the wetsuit to have a go at taking on the Port Phillip Bay chop. Kathy did her first Triathlon earlier this year and keeps progressing step by step. Massive courage that not everyone would have to even try. While not getting all the way around the swim Kathy swam an altered course and then went on to complete the rest of the sprint distance event.
Angelo Bonacci also took on the sprint distance as he fine tunes for the off road worlds later this month. The consistent work in training Angelo has put in is beginning to pay off with a string of improvements and he managed to step onto the podium taking 3rd.
Naomi Wood has been going about her thing in training and used the Olympic Distance as a test event. A good test it was with a strong bike (5th fastest female of the day) and controlled run to step onto her first podium in 3rd place.
Les Toth used the Olympic Distance as his final tune up race ahead of his goal race for the year in Shepparton next weekend. With instructions of a controlled effort to dial in things for next week Les walked away a happy man and took 5th in his category.
A fantastic display of results for each of the athletes with all taking a step in the right direction of their goals.