Gold at State Aquathon Championships

There’s nothing quite like a long weekend, and it’s the perfect chance to throw in a race (or two!) as part of your training.

We had athletes racing in the State Aquathon Championships  and State Series Sprint Triathlon in Albury, the Great Australia Day Swim in Brighton, WSTC Sprint Tri in Altona and the Mount Martha Australia Day Swim.

Victoria again threw up super warm conditions to race in, thankfully a lot of the racing was in the water! 🙂

State Aquathon Championships, Albury
Jenny Patterson – 1st, F55-59
Jenny Patterson is new to the squad and came to me with some great goals she is determined to achieve. She’s had a great start to her training this year already, and seeing

State Series Sprint Triathlon, Albury
Jenny backed it up on the Sunday to race in the State Series Sprint Tri, with her aim of collecting more points towards the series. And that she did! She now has some time to recover before continuing her build to Portarlington and then Challenge Melbourne.
Before this weekend, Jenny was sitting 2nd on the State Series Leaderboard, so is looking good as she heads into the last few races of the series.

Great Australia Day Swim, Brighton (1400m)
Trinh Thai – 3rd F30-39

A perfect chance for athletes to have a crack at an open water event against some strong competition.  Trinh found herself right up there against her competitors and just let 2nd place slip through her fingers. Some great signs though as we continue to work on her racing strategy.
Full results

Mount Martrha Australia Day Swim (1200m)
Dayna Wilkie, 13th F30-39
If you haven’t swum at Mount Martha before, you are missing out! It’s one of the amazing beaches along the Mornington Peninsula, so next time you are looking for an open water swim, it’swell worth the trip down!
Dayna had a great swim, made even better with her hubby and young daughter cheering from the beach. 🙂
Full results

WSTC Sprint Tri, Altona
Mal McLeod, 12th M40-44
Mal decided last minute to include this race to give his body a test after nursing a cricket injury. Driving all the way down to Melbourne from Echuca, Mal soon found out that not every race you can enter on the day! But luckily the great team at Western Suburbs Tri Club had some compassion and allowed him to enter last minute. A great well run event, and if you haven’t checked out their series of races before, make sure you do. Great training!
Full results

Was also great to see and hear of some awesome training being logged over the long weekend for athletes right in the thick of their training. With Race 4 of the 2XU Triathlon Series up this weekend, and long distance races fast approaching, athletes are looking in great shape!

Happy training & racing,

Coach Sarah