What a cracker of a race weekend.
We had huge numbers race over the weekend prodominetly at the last Gatorade Race in StKilda, which also doubled as the ETPA end of season BBQ. This doesn’t mean no more racing.. more just a close to the victorian season, as we all prepare for a tough winter of training.
We would first like to congratulate everyone on how they performed, but also added to what was a fantastic atmosphere amongst the ETPA community. The BBQ not only had some great post race food and drink, but also an incredible vibe as people pass around there stories from a days racing.
With such a number of athletes racing there was always going to be an abundance of standout performances and talking points. We will take you through a couple and of course let you all discuss your stories further during the training sessions ahead.
Special Mentions to….
Lucas Bell and Donald Terris showing some great form ahead of upcoming events. Big PBs from Sam Friedman and Michael Lacorcia – looking forward to even more progression next season after a big winter!
We must also mention member, Alicia Rolls, a regular at our group sets who smashed her PB by 20mins – most of which came from the bike – well done!
And last but not least, ETPA coach Jason Shields, who came away with third on Sunday, but clinching the series WIN! Jason has finished on the podium every race during the series. Well done mate
Gatorade Olympic ——
Jason Shields, 2:01 – 3rd M35-39 + 35-59 Series WIN
Brett Gunning, 2:20 – PB
Darrin Speechlea, 2:29
Andrew Grove, 2:53 – First Timer
Sharon Andronaco, 2:47 – PB
Helen Reynolds, 2:49 – 1st Athena
Peter Graham, 2.35 – PB!
Branko Jurgec, 2.32 – PB!
Lucas Bell, 2.24 – PB!
Sam Friedman, 2.28 – 7min PB!
Chris Scammell, 2.17
Robert Kostadinovic, 2.32
Lee Dorow, 2.57
Michael Lacorcia, 2.20 – 10min PB!
Donald Terris, 2.20
Amanda Wilson, 2.14 – First open female, 2nd Female overall and 3 min PB
Jamie Edwards, 2:04
Mat Tippett, 2.12 – Fastest bike time in the history of the world
Jess Baker, DNF
Lou Wotton, 2:30
Malcom Joseland, 2.12
Matt Sullivan, 2:07
Darren Franken, 2:07
Ryan Dodson, 2:20
Matt Cox, 2:32
Con Giatrakos, DNF
Daniel O’Shea, 2.26
Nick Leonard, 2.41
Mark Stewart, 2.45
Alicia Rolls, 2.05 – 20min PB!
Keith Colomb, 1.15
Sprint Gatorade ——
Maddy Kunowski, 2:32 – 2nd F20-24
Kieran O’Meara, 1.25 – PB!
Jaci Testro, 1.42
Hugh Pentland, 1.24
Sarah Holmes, 1.36
Carl Fannon, 1.10 First M40-44
Gatorade Olympic (draft legal) —–
Alexander Polizzi, 2.07 – 8th Elite
Chris James Owens, 2.00 – 3rd Elite, 6 min PB
Gatorade Sprint ——
Stefan Kot, 1.18
Gaius Robertson-Christie, 1.14 – 4th M15-19
Oscar Dart, 1.12 – First M15-29
Aqua Bike ——
Laura Smithers-ShawCorey Webster, 1.35 – 7th Overall!
WTS Gold Coast Sprint ——
Nicole Donegan, 1.33
Ruthie Kimpton, 1.20
Elite Triathlon Performance America also have huge numbers again toeing the line:
Hits Napa Sprint —-
Sharon Barclay 1:30:00 3rd AG
Darcy McCarty 1:15:42 3rd in AG
Hits Napa OD —-
Christina Liebner 2:26:17 1st OA female
Chavon Rosenthal 2:37:02 2nd OA female
Amanda Swan 2:43:09 1st in AG
Aimee Bosch 3:02:41 5th in AG
Bella Banbury 3:02:39 3rd in AG
Jake Glodowski 2:57:54
Lucy Bustos 4:19:55
Aaron Hom 2:55:05
Again well done to everyone for either getting out on course racing, cheering or simply downing a snag with the ETPA team. It has be an amazing season in Victoria, Australia and we have enjoyed seeing all the hard work pay off over the course of the season.
Don’t forget to get in-touch with your coaches to plan the season ahead and simply celebrate all you have achieved!