First triathlon event for 2019 and boy was it a good one! Great weather; not too windy, not too hot, not raining (!), meant that athletes could just focus on putting their plans into action and getting the job done. And St Kilda had something for everyone – Fun Tri, Sprint and Olympic distances, Aquabike and the Kids race! We had a whopping 78 athletes racing across the day, with some of our best results to date. There were PBs a plenty, new distances conquered, boxes ticked, and First-Time finish lines feels! No shortage of the Yellow and Blue Army, both on and off the course, repping the team colours, cheering, supporting and lending a hand to the Kid-letes throughout the morning #TAFamily #SmilesForMiles
Huge congratulations to all our squad members, with special shout outs going to our podium finishers: Sophie Perry, Lindsey Berne, Barry Gilbertson, Grady Walsh, Juliet Forsyth, Jasper Wijnands, Stephanie Dearaugo, Monty Cooper, Kathryn Whalley, Stephen Bond, Nichola Muser, David Holm, Stuart Muntz, Anna Butler, Anthony Cuzzupe, Sophie Britton, Stephanie Anderson and James Gardner.
We were also thrilled to take a clean sweep of the Female First Timers category with Lindsey, Stpeh and Steph sharing the podium. Full list of results can be found at: http://www.2xutriathlonseries.com.au/race-3-results/
QUICK ST KILDA STATS
- 78 athletes racing for TA
- 32 x Top 10 positions
- 18 x podiums
- 21 First Timers
- 4 First Timers on the Podium
- 3 x 1st place
- 7 x 2nd place
- 8 x 3rd place
DEGANI FUN TRI
2XU SPRINT TRI
2XU OLYMPIC TRI
The Lorne Pier to Pub is an annual, 1.2-km open water swimming race held in January at Lorne. It began in 1981, when a member of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club, the Late Paul Lacey, had the idea to have a “fun” swim from the Lorne Pier through Louttit Bay and finish by body-surfing the waves onto the Lorne beach. The race is completed on average in 22 minutes, but the quickest race time is 10 minutes, 30 seconds. The race attracts up to 4,000 competitors, and in 1998, it entered the Guinness Book of Records, with 3071 swimmers, making it the world’s largest open water swim. The race is organised by the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club with major partner [GMHBA Health Insurance], and supported by the Rotary Club of Highton.*
Well done to Simon (20:57), Kurt (17:23) and Jacinta (21:59) for joining in all the fun!
The Cadbury Marathon festival was on Sunday, 13 January 2019 in Claremont, Tasmania starting and finishing by the Cadbury Factory. There was the full marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km and a 1km event for kids under 12. The Cadbury Marathon and Cadbury Half Marathon includes the Tasmanian State Marathon and Half Marathon Championships and the Australian and Tasmanian Masters Half Marathon Championships.
Congrats to Jen Schuster (2:13:31) and Stephen Tilders (2:04:51) for their efforts. From what we hear it was “PBs and lots of chocolate!”
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Swim > Bike > Run > Celebrate! 🥳🥉Thanks for the awesome photos @2xutriathlonseries and thanks again for another great race. Two Olympic distances, two podiums… see you in Elwood next month for Race 4! ✌️ . . . . . . . . #swimbikerun #triathlon #2xutriathlon #2xutriseries #trialliance #trainingwithpurpose #tri365 #2xu #garminau #mizuno #linebreak #stkilda #melbourne #instaswimming #instarunning #runningmotivation #trilife #family #montage
* text from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pier_to_Pub