It was the start of the racing season beginning in Victoria with state duathlon series kicking off on Sunday and MEC had 5 racing.
Andy White had a hit out after a good week with his lead in to Kona. Andy having the 8th and 3rd fastest runs of the day he showed his run is continuing to get stronger. His level headed approach will do him well come October.
Martin Sprong starting his racing account after recently joining the squad. A well put together race and 6th place in the competitive 30-34 age group was a great way to kick things off. With some work in the water Martin will be in for a good season ahead with an already strong ride and run base as he works towards his races later in the year.
Simon Miller has been quietly chipping away over the winter and put down a strong race with two good runs and a bike that is on the improve. His attention to detail has helped him build well and keep training consistently and continually getting stronger particularly with things beginning to click in the pool. All on track for Simon later in the year.
Peter Smith is another one who has been working away over the winter and this showed with a pb 5k for the first run and strong bike run off it. Training for long doesn't mean you get slower and Pete is showing that as he builds towards his first go at the Iron distance in December this year.
Talia Goddard also ran a pb first 5k. Unfortunately for Talia another competitor crashed into her during the bike leg and she took a fall. After getting checked out by the St Johns Ambulance crew she chose to get back on her bike and finish the race with another good run. Gutsy effort T.
Hartley Wess lined up for the US Standard Distance Championships. A non wetsuit swim didn't stop him from nearing his pb at 70 years young. What's amazing is that in 70-74 age group there were 32 starters. A strong swim, bike and run from Hartley as he builds towards his goal race later this year . Keep up the great work H.