October-December Update- Celebrating Success! Sensational finish to 2014

"Success means having the courage, the determination and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be"... (George Sheehan)

With the Australian triathlon season in full swing, we have witnessed more solid race results; with several Age Group wins, Top 5 and Top 10 performances, Worlds qualifications, as well as consistent improvement and personal bests in all our athletes across the board. This year has seen a significant growth of the team, and as coaches it’s awesome to see the wonderful bond and friendships not only making training more fun but encouraging better performance.  To wrap up the stellar year we had lots of fun with our Sydney crew at the Team Ward Christmas BBQ over the weekend, celebrating the successes of a solid year of personal achievements.

 

Key Highlights; 

* December

  • Ironman WA- This was an incredibly successful day for our Super Six IM crew who are all relatively new to triathlon yet all executed superb races...Ian A (10.22 first ironman), Jeff W (10.44 and HUGE PB), Sheryl R (10.46, 4th in AG!!! 2nd ironman and Huge PB!), Kristin G(11.18, 15th, fastest AG run of 3.41 in her first IM and 2nd tri!), Gen K (11.21, 15th, 2nd ironman and big PB!), Laura G (13.17, First Timer and tri newbie).
  • Callalla Triathlon- Jo S (AG win), Ben T (9th) 

* November

  • Western Sydney 70.3- It was a tough day out there in Penrith with a slow non wettie swim, a hot bike and a super slog in the scorching and dry heat for the run. Despite the challenging conditions there were still many PBs and smashing performances...Ryan S (7th AG/4.36 & PB), Peter S (4.54, worlds qualification & PB), Mike R (4.54 & PB), Thomas L (5.00), Nicole P (4th in AG/5.03 PB and 25th female overall!!), Ben T (5.11 & PB), Nicole C (14th/5.33 & PB), Jo S (16th/5.47 & PB), Corina B 6.20 in her first triathlon!! and bike weapon JA did 2.26 on the bike to steal a win in the women's teams.
  • Challenge Forster- Pat M (AG win and 6th overall- sprint). Thomas L and Jeff W had PBs and proved they were on track for upcoming goal races.
  • Noosa Triathlon- JA 6th AG, Nicole C 3min PB, Jo S also with a big PB! Well done also to our tri newbies Rod S and Amani who both raced strong
  • Huskisson Olympic- Ryan D 6th & PB

 * October

  • QLD Gatorade series- Mark C (AG win!)
  • Port Macquarie 70.3- we saw some huge PBs over this course and solid efforts by those in heavy Ironman training. Port is known to be one of the hardest and slowest 70.3 races so great work all… Ryan S(10th in 4.48), Kevin M (4th in 4.50), Sheryl R (7th in 5.26), Timothy M(18th in 5.27), Sam M (14th in 5.33 & massive PB!), Laura G (27th in 6.36), Rhiannon M (15th in 6.41, First timer!!). 

In the News!

Check out another great coaching article from Nic in the latest issue of Australian Triathlete (Pink Edition issue 8) with quality sessions designed for Olympic and 70.3 distance events.  

 

It really has been a phenomenal year and we are so proud to work with such an amazing group of talented athletes and wonderful people. We look forward to what lies ahead in 2015! 

                                                    

 

 

Contact

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