Martin Reynolds – Tri Director
Turning 42 in two weeks, New Zealand’s Cameron Brown became the oldest man to win an IRONMAN event at last Sunday’s Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns. Meanwhile, Britain’s Liz Blatchford was in a class of her own to successfully defend her title with a wire-to-wire win, finishing inside the top 10 professionals overall.
The men’s race came down to a test of age and wisdom over youth, with Brown (8hr 20min) using his experience in the trying, wet conditions to outlast Australians Tim van Berkel and Peter Robertson. The women’s race was always going to be a Blatchford’s (9hr 16min) to lose. The defending champion recorded the fifth-fastest swim among all professionals, male and female. She extended her lead to more than six minutes, but a four minute drafting penalty brought second placed Kiwi Melanie Burke into contention.
ANZA was represented by Trent Standen with a superb 11hr 9mins finish in his first Ironman – well done!
Athlete Lab Session
A solid training session coming this Saturday from our friends at Athlete Lab. Free to ANZA members – just show up on the day and introduce yourself to Coach Wilson.
What: 2x Mini Triathlon (Multi-‘Trick’: swim-bike-run) Training and Transition Clinic; When: Sat, 14 June, 07:30 – 09:30; Where: Tanjong Beach, Sentosa
The multi-brick formula works for swim-run and bike-run, so why not combine swim, bike, and run together for the ultimate multisport workout?
Head down to Tanjong Beach Sentosa to do 2x mini triathlons back to back. Athlete Lab coaches will make 100% sure you have a good idea of how to set up your transition area. Practice makes perfect; practising twice through in quick succession makes you even better!
Options to do 1x triathlon and follow it up with swim entry/exit practice, swim navigation practice, transition drills, and observation of fellow athletes as they do their 2nd triathlon. Learn heaps with hands-on practice, peer critique, and coaches to guide you throughout.
What we will do: – Meet at carpark near Tanjong Beach Club at 7.30am – Walk/cycle to far end of Tanjong Beach to set up practice area – Briefing for route and safety – Main set: 2x > 400m swim (in lagoon) >5km bike (to Satellite Hill & return) >2km run (to roundabout & return)
Contact: Coach Wilson (98784113)
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