January-March Update- Hello 2015! It's all about the journey

What a tremendous start it’s been to 2015 for Team Ward.  With 2 camps already under our belt, lots of racing, heaps of quality group events and sessions it’s been an action packed few months.  We welcome a few more new faces, and have observed more outstanding race results and improvements in all of our athletes. 

Key Highlights;

* March

  • March kicked off with our Annual Port Mac Ironman Oz Training Camp- We had a group of 18 athletes participate in an intensive race specific 3 day camp in beautiful Port Macquarie. Port put on some fabulous weather for us and we were honoured to have special guest speaker, Michael Baker from Custom Bike Fit come down from Noosa to participate in the camp and talk to the group about all things related to optimal bike performance. A big thank you also to our local hosts, Tim and Michelle who spoilt the group with a delicious feast on Saturday night. We look forward to witnessing some great performances in May.
  • Ironman NZ- Our fantastic four headed across the ditch to take on this challenging course. Ryan absolutely smashed out his first ever ironman in 10.32. Ian did 11.07 in his 2nd ironman and (2nd one in 4 months) and pulled off another solid result. Pete unfortunately had one of those days where things didn’t go to plan but held his head high to tough it out in 11.26- Pete is in top form so we look forward to seeing what he can do later this year in Worlds 70.3. Gen went into this race (her 3rd ever ironman and 2nd one in 4 months) with a different mindset, to enjoy the experience and had her best marathon to date. She came home in a respectable 12.42. Great work all.
  • Our Team Ward kids are doing us proud- At the BTC kids triathlon- Age group win from Jack and well done to Kya on her 2nd place at Run Forest Run!
  • Six Foot Track- Congrats to Stu in his first attempt in 5.17
  • Shark Island Swim- Justin S, 4th place and big PB




* February

  • February was a busy month of racing with some notable achievements; 
  • BTC sprint race- 17 year old Pat- 4th place overall and huge 9min PB
  • Sydney Triathlon Series- Tam in her comeback race had a blinder with her first ever podium- 3rd place. Awesome effort.
  • Elite Energy Orange- Ben 7th (20min PB), Jo 2nd
  • Elite Energy Huskisson Triathlon Festival- We had a big group this year with 5 taking on the sprint event (Bern, Jeff, Rod, Tam, Coxy) and 10 individuals plus 3 teams racing in the long course (Macca, Mike, Ben, Nic P, Jo S, Ray, Gomer, Sam H, Kristy, Willo). Well done to everyone on some super fast racing- we took home 2 podiums, 3 top 10 places, and a whole lot of personal bests, which is just fantastic!



  • We ended 2014 and kicked off the year with an epic Snowy Mountains training camp.  The week was heavily bike focussed with athletes riding 500km, but was balanced out with quality trail runs, open water and pool swims, technique and core sessions. The highlight this year was the New Year’s Eve “Team Ward Tri on a High" with a handicapped triathlon race from lake Jindabyne to the top of Oz (Mt Kosciousko) and the New Years Hawaiian themed evening to welcome in 2015. We had a great crew who endured a challenging week, with lots of social activities and laughs along the way.  We look forward to adding this camp to our annual camp agenda so stay tuned for 2015 dates.  To re-live the action and see how much fun we had check out our supercool video; https://vimeo.com/117886212
  • Race highlights- Following a quality training stint in the Snowys, JA took out an amazing Age Group win at Auckland 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship!!
  • We also celebrated Australia Day with a long trail run around beautiful Narrabeen Lake and a team BBQ in true Aussie fashion



In other news! Nic Ward has been selected to complete her Level 2 Performance Coaching qualification at the AIS in May.  We also recently lauched our new Ward Coaching Facebook Page - So don't forget to follow us for all the latest news, results, camps, events and informative articles.


Well done everyone on a smashing start to 2015.  We look forward to what the next few months bring with some more major races to finish off the Australian Tri Season. 


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