2XU Triathlon Series Race 3, StKilda – 16 Jan 2022
A day that brought out the big guns in racing as it also doubles at the Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Championships. And how lucky are we to have them held here in our state of Victoria.
So the day had Sprint Distance (Aus Champs) and the first Olympic Distance for the 2021/2022 series, which always proves to be a great days racing.
Awesome work to each of our athletes who toed the start line whether it was eying off a podium position, aiming for a PB, utilising it is a stepping stone for long distance training, or simply a chance to learn from racing. Great work all !
Rachel Dols – 2nd F25-29, 1:23:49 and only 7sec from the top position!
After finishing 4th in her first 2 races, this was such a great result, and we still haven’t seen her best yet. Coming out of the water head to head with her fellow competitors, she had her strongest bike yet 2nd fastest in her age, and finished off a tough run for her but a bloody awesome result all round. And she can now call herself a Silver Medallist in the in Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Championships!
Ollie McNulty – 10th (clyd), 1:39:42.
Another great consistent performance by Ollie, who after recently moving to Melbourne is really starting to find his feet – and his training consistency. And the results are showing. IM is calling !
Evelyn Wilton – 14th F45-49, 1:46:09.
One of our newest athletes – although she doesn’t like to call herself that (yet!) Evelyn is relatively new to the sport but keen to learn lots and see where her commitment can take her – including to Half Distance! Good to get a race under the belt, see where she is as and where we focus our time and energy.
Robyn Bourke – 9th F35-39, 2:52:58.
A fantastic all round race from Robyn, a way to get in a good solid training day through racing. With a Half Distance coming up, this is a really good way to benefit both physically, but also mentally, plus look at any tweaks that could be made in the final build. Oh and a bonus 8+min faster than previous! Winning!
View full race results HERE