It was a big weekend of racing for the team from sprints through to Ultraman.
Let’s start with Huskisson Triathlon where Jane Duffy competed in the sprint on Saturday and Luke Woods, Chris Stevens, Jeremy Fleming, Paul Beaumont and Mark McGuinness all showed up for the long course on Sunday.
Team member Tim Pickering is a regular at this race but is currently suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. He was in everyone’s thoughts at this race.
Unfortunately Luke Woods having just recovered from a broken leg, had back issues and had to pull out of the race on the bike leg – here’s hoping he will back stronger at Challenge Batemans Bay. The other team members all finished – well done to all!
Jeremy Fleming – 5.23
Paul Beaumont – 5.52
Mark McGuinness – 5.59
Chris Stevens – 5.03
Ian Graham was the only team member in action at Challenge Wanaka under his coach Sergio Borges. Ian managed to finish 4th in his AG with a 10.36
“…..bike was a big PB but broke me emotionally….started the run in bad head space and was down for the count 1st lap run but never gave up and -ive splited (I think…havent done maths) 2nd lap. Temp hit 31 deg. Was crook as a dog last night but feeling great now!”
Noelle de Guzmann was back racing at Challenge Philippines in her home country and got a 6min PB on a notoriously difficult and challenging course. She also went up a place on the podium finishing second in her age group. Great job! The Boss, Macca, also raced as part of a relay team where he did the swim and bike legs. His team came second.
Team Pros Michael Murphy and Eric Watson both raced at Philippines – well done guys it was a strong field for sure with Murph coming in 5th with a 4.33.
Roy Wallace was part of a duo in the Rottnest Channel swim in Western Australia. The 19km crossing turned into 25km with strong winds and a fierce chop. The race wasn’t without incident with a capsized support vessel, a shark siting and some emergency health issues for some racers. Great job on getting this done – that’s one crazy swim!
And finally – Randy Latza a huge congratulations to Randy and his crew for his finish at Ultraman Florida. He got it done and I watched avidly to a message feed from his crew and must confess I cried. A separate post is coming with full details of his three day race. Congrats man, that was EPIC!