WA Triathlon Season wrap up

The best tri season ever!

2013/2014 achievements (all results refer to Age Group M 50-54 unless specified otherwise):

    • Podium in all 9 races in the TWA calendar
    • 2nd place at Armadale National duathlon and WA state state champion
    • 2nd place Bunbury OD 2nd (after a nasty fall).
    • 2nd place in Mandurah 70.3 , Qualified for Kona and Mt Tremblant worlds
    • 4th place in Ironman WA (9:44 finish time)
    • 1st place in Australia Day Tri at Point Walter
    • 2nd place at Mandurah Olympic distance triathlon and WA state state champion
    • 2nd places in City of Joondalup 1, City of Armadale and City of Rockingham.
    • 3rd place in Karri Valley OD+, for some time in pouring rain
    • 1st place in City of Joondalup 2 (finally beating Steve Mitchell in in a Telstra Series tri)
    • 3rd place in Busselton 70.3 , and a 6 minute PB.  (4 hr 31 min). (finally beating Francis Mahony from Queensland)

    Triathlon Western Australia state championships:

    • Duathlon, 1st
    • Sprint, 2nd
    • Olympic, 1st
    • Long Distance, 2nd
    Running:
    • 1st place in Busselton half marathon in the Super Vet 50+.
    • 2nd place in Lake Monger 10 km
    • 3rd place in the Perth Marathon (3:05:26)
    • 3rd place in 45+ Eagle and Child Perth Trail Series Half Marathon
    NCTC Aquathlon:
    • not sure about my place in handicap
    Championships:
    • qualified for Ironman World Championship Kona, Hawaii
    • qualified for 70.3 World Championship Mt Tremblant , Quebec, Canada
    • Telstra Series 2nd place
    • Obviously, can’t represent Australia because I’m not an Aussie citizen, but I would have made it to every team.

And Triathlon WA 1st place TOTY (triathlete of the year)

With Eve O'Hare (TOTY 1st place both in age groups)

With Eve O’Hare (TOTY 1st place both in age groups)

 

With all the family together

With all the family together

With Simon Beaumont the best triathlon commentator of the world!

With Simon Beaumont the best triathlon commentator of the world!

 

I’m publishing this post from Houston where I’ve moved with the family for work.

Just taking it as being too chicken to train in cold weather. It’s warm and humid now, ideal training camp for Kona Ironman !

So see all y’all in September, October and or December !

 

From Houston Texas

GILLY

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Getting ready for Busselton 70.3 – Half Ironman update

Last long ride before the half IM: Sorrento to past Two Rocks (witn brekky at Joondalup Maccas) = 117 km

http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/170073324

The half IM swim course was modified to be parallel to the beach rather than parallel to the jetty.

Weight under control, in awesome shape

Getting ready for Busselton 70.3 – Half Ironman

This time of the year, again. Working towards my goal. Race day at 67 kg, strong and without starving.

Weight loss challenge - 2

On a different note, to make things more interesting for the Busselton 70.3, there was a fatal shark attack nearby, and Busso beaches were closed several times recently. Competitors received the following note from the organizers:

“Triathlon WA Inc will ensure the provision of maximum duty of care to all participants, volunteers and spectators for the 2012 SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton. The safety of all who attend our event is our highest priority. The SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton Race Contingency Committee (RCC) shall be responsible for determining the plan of action should there be unexpected circumstances, weather conditions or race course situations that may pose a risk of harm or injury to a competitor. Participants should be confident the appropriate additional safety measures will be put in place prior to the event to mitigate any potential harm or injury to participants during the swim leg of the event. The Race Contingency Committee will remain in close dialogue with local Sea Rescue, Rangers and Water Police and Surf Life Saving to monitor and assess the risks and if required the appropriate course changes will be implemented. Should it be a requirement Participants will be informed of any changes in the 48 hours lead up to the event. Currently there are no changes to the current course.” Ought to be fun..!