Winter Wrap, Worlds Prep, New Faces & Ramping up for the season ahead!

The winter months have been action packed with outstanding race results from many Team Ward athletes including some impressive overall race wins, age group podiums and continued personal bests. Whilst it’s important to enjoy some down time, we believe that winter is the best time to lay the foundations for a successful race season ahead.  

In recent months the team have enjoyed challenging weekly group training sessions; including the popular annual strength and conditioning winter block with The Body Coach, hills and technique sessions, and monthly Calga Time Trial hitouts.  

Our annual Tour De Hunter weekend was a calendar highlight with the group riding from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and conquering their longest ride ever, then challenging themselves to racing in the Hunter Valley Half marathon the following day. The fun didn’t end there though with winery and brewery visits to cap off a fabulous weekend. Lock this weekend in to your calendar for 2015- it's not to be missed!

Below are some further highlights and photos of some of the crew in action. Big shout out to our 5 athletes who are fired up and ready to represent Australia and race the World Championships in Canada, in a few weeks time.  Sprint distance Worlds- Pat M. Olympic Worlds- Ray and Dave L, and Ironman 70.3 Worlds- JA and Jo S... Go the Green and Gold!!

Welcome also to many new faces who have joined Team Ward from all over Oz. We look forward to watching your growth and development.

Special congrats to Pat on his Junior Sports Star award for his achievement in qualifying for the Worlds team at just 16 years of age.

 

* July

  • Hunter Valley Running Festival- Laura H 1st Female Overall, Ryan S (6th AG), JA (3rd AG & PB), great times from Sheryl and the rest of the crew after the 200km bike challenge
  • Hervey Bay Duathlon- Bec J 1st Female Overall
  • Sydney Duathlon Champs in Penrith- David L 3rd, great races by Pat M, Nic C, Corina BRay, and Madeleyn
  • Sydney Harbour 5km race- Pat M 8th Overall and 3rd in AG.
  • Run Melbourne & SMH Half in May- Ian A PB and Pete S PB, with solid times from the rest of the boys and girls

* June 

  • Ironman Cairns 70.3- Fantastic racing by our girls! JA 3rd place & Laura H 4th. Both girls had very competitive age groups so amazing efforts.
  • Bundaberg 10km- Bec J smashed out a PB and was 2nd female overall
  • Mini Mos 5km- Nic W 2nd female overall

The Australian Tri season is just around the corner and we have a busy race schedule ahead so look forward to many more amazing achievements.

Camp News!!

Our inaugural Tour De Canberra Camp kicks off over the October Long weekend.  This camp has a bike focus with 3 rides over the 3 days each with a specific intent and on a mix of terrain in the stunning riding around Canberra. All rides have a support vehicle and High5 training nutrition provided. We will also incorporate run and swim sessions to mix things up as well as some other surprise activities! This camp is perfect for those racing Ironman WA and early season 70.3 races.  We only have a few spots remaining so please shoot us an email for further details and don't miss out!...  (Non Team Ward athletes are welcome).

Contact

Email team.ward@optusnet.com.au

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