TT2A Athlete of the Month :: May 2012

May! This month has been an important month for ITU QF races in UK. Following up on Coach’s official confirmation that he has been selected for the Australian AG Team, and Didge’s automatic qualification after her sterling result at the Worlds last year backed up with her recent result at the ETU Championship in April, Flanners, Matty and Ian went to try their luck in a loaded field in Milton Keynes. We also saw Craig Jordan absolutely smash his marathon PB time in Edinburgh. Other team members racing included Roy, wowing his home crowd in Beirut, Ali and Amer taking part in Austria 70.3. The rest of the team has continued to flog themselves on the long rides training up to Roth and we had our second camp of the year, and certainly not one for the faint hearted the annual ‘Sweat Camp’…

So without further ado, the Committee has spoken this months AOTM is… [fanfare]

MAY 2012

TT2A ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Ian ‘The Silver Fox’ Le Pelley

Ian Le Pelley – for his performance in the QF race at the Big Cow National Sprint Championships, placing 4th in AG 35-39 securing his place in TeamAG GB. Ian has been training with the QF race in mind and has had already had some other great performances this year. Not a stranger to AOTM, Ian was nominated in February for his performance in Sri Lanka winning his AG in the 70.3. Only a minute or so behind Coach in his QF time we shall look forward to see how much Ian can improve, training with his fellow Sprint Masters in the lead up to the Worlds 🙂

Craig Jordan – Edinburgh Marathon (3:11)
Craig has been plugging away at his running taking a 25-mins PB. He has really taken on board the need to focus, plan, prepare and execute the race…. 3:11 is a top time!!! This is the closest battle for AOTM, but the triathlon result gets it. Not taking anything away from Jordo, Ian 4th placing is pretty incredible considering the talent pool in the UK.

Matt Warnock – UK National Sprint Championships
Matt, the swimmer of the team has definitely shown all round improvement in all disciplines since joining the team last year. 16th in AG 30-34 delivering an impressive 1:04:36 a PB by 0:03:52 🙂 Well done Matt.. Look forward to seeing you improve some more.

Neil Flanagan – UK National Sprint Championships
Somewhat in shock from the cold of his debut UK race to week before the Big Cow race, Neil pulled out a 10th in AG 40-44 with another PB 1:05:16 taking a whopping 0:06:10 off over such a short distance… Amazing 🙂

Amer Alaily – IM Austria 70.3
Amer had a settle to score with IM Austria 70.3, he returned to tackle the course again and showed maturity again and smashed it with control – 5:28 Awesome! 🙂

Roy Nasr – Lebanon International Triathlon
Somewhat an ambassador of the sport in his home turf, Roy returned home and won the Lebanon International Triathlon in style and being the celebrity he is, bagged a TV interview to boot 🙂 Keep up the good work Roy, we look forward to seeing you out in the paddock soon 🙂

Ali ‘The Tiger’ Tabbal – IM Austria 70.3

Another great performance from the Tiger… snook in under the radar with a great result of 5:04.. Another solid performance for Tiger 🙂