I did my first half on the weekend at Challenge Melbourne which also doubled as the Asia Pacific Challenge Championships.
Melbourne weather definitely lived up to its name but I am very happy to report that I finished third pro female!
Congrats to Annabel Luxford and Laura Siddal for dominating the race, honored to be on the podium with them and excited for a solid winter of training.
See witsup.com for a race wrap up
Gatorade Triathlon Series Elite Female Series Champion
- Race 3 at Elwood – 1st
- Race 4 at Portarlington – 1st
- Race 5 at St Kilda – 1st
Sole Motive Enduro Triathlon – Elite Female Champion
Mount Martha Australia Day Open Water Swim – 6th open female
So I have my triathlon mojo back. After being placed so well at Off-road Triathlon Worlds before getting heat stroke, I gave myself the confidence boost I needed that I could be performing competitively at the elite level.
I came home motivated to refocus and get the results I knew I was capable off.
I have had a great road triathlon series taking out the last three Gatorade Elite female races and re-gaining the Elite Female Gatorade Series Champion title. I have had some other great races breaking away in the swim and staying in front for the rest of the race and taking home Yarrawonga Multisport and Sole Motive Enduro Triathlon Elite female titles.
This weekend I am doing my first half ironman at Challenge Melbourne. To make it even scarier I have to race pro too, eek.
Very honored to be named in the Australian Elite Cross Triathlon team along side some of my triathlon idols! 6 months to World Champs! #TreXTri #GetDirtyDownUnder
Breaking news at Triathlon Australia announces the 2016 ITU X-Tri World Champs Elite Team
I had high hopes for racing here at Xterra Asia Pacific Championships but sadly I came down with a sinus infection after the national champs and it crashed my immune system. So I came into this event with no prep. But I decided to take the trip also anyway as I have the leave and accom all sorted.
I decided that to dust off my mountain bike and ride the course on Thursday. Some fun sections on the course, loved the “super bowl” trail. Also felt great to be back on the bike.
I decided to give the “racing” a go, after all I’d made the long drive to Jervis Bay from Melbourne. Race morning was windy and the sea was rough, the swim was changed from two laps to one and there was a lot of sea weed on the shore break.
The bike was a mix of fire trail with number of large muddy puddles and sweet single track! The run was mostly flat. It contained some running along the beach, trail, and of course some more mud.
Even though I really wanted to have a good race here I was happy to be able to be part of the event. Its a strange feeling being in a race but not able to “race” but it was a fun even to be participating in. Final positive was I managed to finish 8th Elite Female!
Thanks for the write up from the team at Xterra.