Exceed goes in different directions to Karri Valley and Geraldton Triathlons.
Last weekend we had athletes race at Karri Valley. It was a wet day but over the 1.2 swim 60 bike and 12 run it made it better than being boiling hot. like previous years.
In the women Katey Gibb picked up 2nd place female and was crowned South West Series Champion, Tineke Hancey raced great to pick up 3rd before having a break to build for World Champs in Auckland, NZ. In their age groups Rod Atkinson 2nd, Bruce Matthew 3rd, Stu Denton fastest swim and Bryce Parry had mechanical problems. In the short course Jaz Dillion won with Scott Bailey taking 3rd in the Mens.
In Geraldton Triathon Rod Marton was 3rd overall, while the Mens team was 1st with Alistair Press and Shaun Edwards and the Mixed team was also 1st with Liz Sinclair, Natalie and Ross Pedlow.
Geraldton was a great country race with all athletes looking to go back next year for more.
Victor Harbour SA Triathlon
Tineke Hancey and Stu Denton travelled to Victor Harbour in SA 2 weeks ago to qualify for World Champs in NZ. They successfully did this with Tineke gaining 2nd in here age group and Stu 5th. A good wet winter of training is ahead of them
Exceed Meltdown and Presentation Night
On Saturday May 12th we have the Exceed Meltdown and Presentation Night. It is the biggest awards and meltdown on the triathlon calendar, purely because we are the fastest club with the biggest trophy ( check facebook).
We are booked in the Grand Room upstairs and will be dining on a sumptuous and massive meal which we all sampled last year. Exceed will be running a small bar tab.
The evening will start at 6pm with meal at 7pm.
The night will be $60 each person. Payment can be made to Rod or Ross at the pool. Please put money in an envelope.
Or in to Exceed Bank Account, PLEASE PUT NAME : BSB 016355 ACC 202695883
Friday 4th May before Busselton 70.3 will be the last day.
Presentations for the Night
There will be 6 trophies on offer for the year.
Exceed Triathlete of the Year.
Best 7 races with points given to top 5 finishes, then 1 point given for every other race finished, every championship race ( State, Australian, World), every race raced as in open.
Exceed Male and Female Fastest Athlete of the Year.
Consistently the fastest athlete of the year.
Exceed Clubman of the Year.
For services to the club.
Exceed Male and Female Triathletes Triathlete.
For Athletes that follow and show the ethos of the club in racing and training for triathlons.
“A key element of the Club’s success is its ethos that a positive team spirit is central to improving individual member performances. Team members provide encouragement and support to each other and developing athletes receive invaluable guidance from the more established members.”