Tri-Corner 2014-03-28



Martin Reynolds – Tri Director

Melbourne Ironman results

Major congratulations to all those who took part in the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne at the weekend – cold and a bit blustery by all accounts.  Well done to the ANZA members who crossed the finishing line, including (name/time/Age group position)

Matthew Lock 10:14; 86th
Neridah Lock 13:00; 43rd
Julie Kenny 15:28; 62nd

Looking forward to reading the race reports guys!

On The pro front It was a case of last man standing, the return of a “Warrior Princess” and the farewell to a champion.

Luxembourg’s Dirk Bockel outlasted a host of Aussies to take the Asia-Pacific championship in a breakthrough performance. On the women’s front Caroline Steffen, who has undergone all manner of changes including moving to new coach Chris McCormack, returned to her winning ways. There was also the announcement by three-time IRONMAN world champion Craig Alexander that it was his final race over the full distance. In The Men’s Race Dirk Bockel took the win in an amazing time of 8:01 from Australians Paul Matthews and David Dellow, with Austria’s Michael Weiss fourth and Alexander in fifth place. In the womens race Steffen stamped her authority on the race running strongly to take the win in a blistering time of 8:57:56, four minutes clear of American Mary Beth Ellis, with another American Kim, Schwabenbauer, securing her first podium.

App of the week
Seconds Pro. The best interval training timer for iOS apparently. Fully customizable with timer wizards; integration with your itunes music so you can assign the right music to your Sufferest sets vs your yoga sets! Great for those FTP tests as well ! Thanks for the nomination Ed!

Upcoming races
Lots coming up including:

29th March – Batam Triathlon
30th March – NUS Biathlon
13th April – Metsprint triathlon
13th April Putrajaya 70.3
3rd May – Busselton 70.3
11th May – Trifactor Swim
11th May – Vertical Challenge Singapore
17th May – Bintan Triathlon
31 May – Milo Youth Triathlon

Group Ride Etiquette For Triathletes
A reminder that although its OK to bring out your tri bike on ANZA rides, though triathletes also have a key role to play on the group etiquette front, including

  • Aero bars are not to be used in the peloton as they take your hands away from ready access to your brakes and reduce your control. You may ride a TT bike or a road bike with aero bars on group rides but hands are to remain on the hoods while in the group.
  • If pacing behind a group – keep a good 10 metres distance behind so that you don’t interfere or confuse the rolling protocol. You are either in the peloton rotating with the rest of the group or 10 metres behind it

For the full guide to cycling group etiquette – see the ANZA cycling website (under About/Coming for a ride?) or click HERE!

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