Another successful day in the racing office was had by the MEC crew at the Victorian Duathlon State Championships on Sunday.
With the experience of race 1 a few weeks ago fresh in his mind Martin Sprong realised there was more in the legs last time around and went about making sure the tank was empty by the end of race two. It proved to be effective with Martin linking together a solid race to take first in his category and earn himself his first state title.
Leanne Keating's last race was in May and spanned 3 days at Ultraman Australia so it was a short affair for her this time around. A different focus in training has held her in good stead and whilst the short course racing for the Croc isn't too familiar she raced well to a second place in her age group.
Talia Goddard put the crash of race 1 behind her and was back in full swing on Sunday. A pb 5k to kick off her race followed on with a strong ride and second run had Talia put together a strong performance and take 3rd place in her age group. A former swimmer Talia has been working on her land based training to great effect and we look forward to seeing the outcome when we get to reintroduce the water to her racing in the coming months.
It was an in house battle between MEC training partners Peter Smith and Simon Miller. Leap frogging each other throughout the race as they both competed in the 35-39 age group. Simon came into T1 ahead after a great first 5k, but the lead had changed by the time the 20k ride was done with Peter leaving T2 with a gap to Simon that was on the boarder of being 'run downable'. In the end both athletes crossed the finish line with only 9sec separating them with Peter taking 8th and Simon 9th place. Great racing gents.
Athletes head north to the Queensland for the Sunshine Coast 70.3 next week and we look forward to another batch of racing from the sunshine state.