Lots of races last weekend involving ANZA cycling members
World 70.3 Half Ironman
Just a week after taking his fourth ITU World Championship, Javier Gomez (3hrs 41mins) added another world championship to his impressive resume, while Daniela Ryf (4:09) continued her season to remember with a win at the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Mont-Tremblant. The race in Quebec, Canada, was a momentous one as it marked the first time an IRONMAN world championship was taking place outside the United States. In 2016 it will be coming to Australia. A huge well done to Roger Hastie who put in an excellent performance of 4hr 32 mins.
An overcast morning out at East Coast last Sunday, together with a very busy bike course greeted 1000’s of triathlete of all ages,. Well done to our ANZA Podiumers!
Mini –Women’s Open
Nicole Rondy 3rd (38:28)
Sprint – Women’s Open
Kari Nore 2nd (1:19)
Standard OD – Men’s Open
Guillaume Rondy 2nd (2:05)
Singapore Swim Stars 4 KM Open Water Swim
At the same time as the triathlon and only a couple of Kilometres up the East Coast, the inaugural 4km Open Water Swim (as part of the Singapore Swim Stars festival) took place. Organisation wasn’t great even before the race (race kits with nothing in them??) . Donna McWilliams, Peter Bennett and myself decided to join the other 150 brave souls who ventured into the sea for a 5 lap course. Sea was very calm, virtually no chop but a strong current on the main leg of the lap made it seem a lot longer than 4k. An ‘ in the sea’ rather than beach start was most welcome and after the first 400meters there was lots of space to get into a groove. Overall winner came in at 56 mins – ANZA participants didn’t quite hit these times – but all survived!