Exceed Newsletter March 2011
Hillarys Sprint 20th February
A surprisingly cool morning met the athletes at Hillarys – a pleasant change from the heat that has been unrelenting on us all. A great swim, bike and run course at Hillarys makes going there a treat and good viewing, with spectators being able to see the full swim, 3 laps of the bike and out and back on the run. In the swim stingers met the athletes, which is always unwanted. But after the initial few stings it was head down and go as fast as you can, then a breeze on the bike and as I said a cooler run.
Results are below
|498||Roderic ATKINSON||DNF||40-44||Due to||stingers|
Perth Criterium Series
Exceed Athletes Justin Lang, Mike Kent and Ross Pedlow joined with Chris Fisher to represent Wembley Cycles in the Perth Criterium Series. It is a 4 race cycle series held over 4 days around the streets of Northbridge, Victoria Park, Leederville and Fremantle. Justin Lang faired the best with a 3rd place at Victoria Park. He also picked up a few dollars for winning a couple of intermediate sprints. The 4 riders would like to thank all the triathletes who came out to support us, as it was hot in weather and fast in racing.
Rottnest Channel Swim
Jasmin Dillon joined an exclusive and elite list of solo swimmers by completing the Rottnest Channel Swim. A couple of minutes after 7 hours Jaz emerge from the water to complete the swim. Her number plates are ordered so expect to see them driving around Perth soon. Rod Marton was her boat skipper and while he was not swimming he deserves to be thanked for the thankless task. Thanks Rod. J
Justin Lang and Jade Turner competed in a duo and although tough completed the swim in just under 6 hours.
Luke Neuwert (swim coach) Jamie Janiki, Michelle Duffield all completed the swim in a team of 4.
This is one of the best sporting events in Australia, so if you get the chance to do it next year, take it up.
Albany Olympic Distance
A small but happy crew went down to Albany and enjoyed a good race, including a new course for the bike. Katey Gibb, who was a shoe in to win the Open women’s, came down with a stomach bug and could not start. John Hawkins who came 2nd in his age group 55-59 decided to check out the asphalt on a roundabout by lying on it. On the up side Brynt Mcswain is on the come back and is rounding the corner to some good form. Joe, Simon, Di and Merredith are getting better each race and special mention to Jeremy for finishing his first Olympic distance since a bad bike crash and Ron in doing his first Olympic distance race.
|9 open||Brynt McSwain||21:41.6||1:03:43.0||39:25.2||2:04:49.8|
|6 35-39||Simon Biddle||24:36.7||1:08:35.8||38:52.6||2:12:05.1|
|10/ 35-39||Jeremy Geikie||25:24.3||1:09:40.9||49:07.7||2:24:12.9|
|5/ 40-44||Joseph Bontempo||26:41.9||1:10:12.6||42:56.5||2:19:51.0|
|14/ 40-44||Ron Villaflor||29:06.0||1:30:43.2||1:16:16.3||3:16:05.5|
|2/ 55-59||John Hawkins||26:44.1||1:14:47.1||46:09.1||2:27:40.3|
|2/ 50-54||Dianne Scott||26:29.6||1:13:45.6||54:16.4||2:34:31.6|
|4/ 50-54||Meredith Douglas||27:22.4||1:21:03.3||1:00:31.3||2:48:57.0|
New Zealand Ironman
March 6th was the New Zealand Ironman and two (2) Exceed Athletes crossed the channel to race it. Jason Nuttman finished in 7th in the 35-39 age group with a time of 9.23 and got a slot for Hawaii, running a 3.13 marathon – freak!!
Tania Stone came in 12 hours and 5 mins, coming 8th in her age group 45 – 49. The conditions were typically New Zealand, it rained all day and was cold. I know Tania does not like the cold at all and would have been happier with plus 30 temperatures.
Jason joins Alistair and Michelle for the winter training sessions in preparation for Hawaii.
Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
Alistair Press, Jamie Cartwright and Aaron Robertson (N/C) went to Abu Dhabi to do the International Triathlon of a different distance – 1.5 km swim 100km bike and 10 km run. Humidity was high and Jamie’s hair played up but their results were great.
Aaron 2nd and Alistair 4th in the 40 -44 age group and Jamie 9th in the 35-39 age group. Out of 540 competitors they were 18th , 23rd and 36th . A great result!!
Jamie then led them to the pub which they stayed in till closing time (got kicked out about 2 am). A great trip was had by all.
As I write this newsletter I look forward to being at Hillarys Triathlon on the 10th April. Exceed was planning to have bacon and egg rolls after the race, given the expected cooler conditions, but have been informed by Trievents that we will not be allowed a BBQ to cook them on. They are allowing North Coast to have a BBQ and they will be trying to charge Exceed Members and the public $5 for a Bacon and Egg roll. Exceed would have supplied them for free. We have emailed and spoken on the phone with Trievents and they have told us they will not allow Exceed, Fremantle, Stadium or any other Club to have a BBQ at the race, with the exception of North Coast. Initially we were told this was because of City of Joondalup regulations, however the City actually promotes BBQs – we could have gone into a prize pool to win a new BBQ if we held one in the park. Reference was also made to it being a safety issue; however advice from a high level safety officer in our club revealed this to be a dubious proposition.
Obviously this is not good, but Exceed will be there providing our members with food and drinks after the race, as well as a friendly and supportive place to hang out.
This is a great race and works well for the build to Busselton Half so we hope to see you all there and enjoying the race and post race at the Exceed tent.