Happy New Year to everyone.
Still not many races happening but the team find them if they are.
At the HITS, Naples, Florida there was a good representation racing. A nearby tropical storm blew up choppy conditions and a brutal bike.
Deirdre Robbins came fourth in her age group in the half distance – great job!
Husband and wife team Susan and Rick DeKeyser both competed in the Olympic distance with Rick coming in 8th position with a 2.45 and getting chicked by his missus in a 2.44 to give her a podium for third!
Kurt Taylor had to pull the plug with an injured knee but his wife Melissa Taylor got the job done. Well done and heal fast Kurt.
Down Under on the other side of the globe Craig Thwaites did the famed Lorne Pier to Pub swim – top 100 in his age group with over 5000 in this event is not too shabby! Our very own swim coach Brenton Ford came 6th overall and 5th in his category.
In New Zealand it was the Port of Tauranga Half distance which saw team members Mike Robinson and Pawel Chalacis battle it out.
Mike Robinson made the most of his run but it took him the full 21km to catch Pawel who you can see in the very left hand corner of the pic!
Times – 4.57 with seconds separating them! Mike actually got 12th in his age group and Pawel got 10th. Great job boys.
Back stateside it was the Disney Marathon with Anne Zimmerman Reed and hubby Mike taking part. Results to follow!
Great racing everyone.