On Sunday 25th November we have a contingent of the team over in Phuket participating in the Laguna Classic Triathlon. A favorite race of the team, and endorsed by Coach Pain as a perfect first race for the newbies the Laguna Triathlon proves a challenging race with a 1.8km swim, 55km bike and 12km run.
TT2A racers: Colleen Byrne, brother Damien Byrne, Heather MacKenzie, Sharon Ditchburn, Lea Lehtinen, James Cresswell, Hisham Alomran and Mike O’Brien. Race hard chaps, its a fun race, the whole event is fun – especially the post race celebrations!
Race start time 6:30am (GMT +7) and there may be ‘live’ tracking for this race go to www.lagunaphukettriathlon.com
This weekend we saw the first of three races in the 2XU Triathlon Championship race series at Mamzar Park in Dubai. TT2A racers included Freddie, Cameron, Carla, Jonesee, Batman, Gazza, Sellar and Tron… results pending
Well done to long standing Tri2aspire team members Jamie ‘Tron’ Atherton and Chris Sellars who stepped on the podium to take 1st place in the Team Sprint race and young gun Frederic Jacobs who took 3rd in the Sprint race.
It’s that time of year again, and time for th 4th annual Crowie Camp here in Dubai with T2A honorary member…
Craig Alexander, known by many as Crowie, is arguably one of the greatest triathletes on the planet. Craig has won more 70.3 Ironman’s than any other athlete in the World and has won the past two Ironman World titles, a feat only 3 other athletes have accomplished.
Being one of the most respected triathletes amongst his peers and a favourite with fans across the world, Crowie hopes to add invaluable knowledge and personal touch to this very special triathlon event.
The event will include a duathlon, biking, swim and run technique Q&A. Lectures with T2A sponsors Eletewater and AeroFit along with a Wolfi workshop to round it all off, the infamous T2A handicap Triathlon against Crowie. To wrap up the weekend there will be the opportunity to chat and dine with Craig at the exquisite five star Armani Hotel which is this years camp HQ. Awesome 🙂
October has been an interesting month with a wealth of racing from the team at the very highest level. We have seen The Chief sneak off down under to race IM 70.3 Mandurah, Marshall make his pilgrimage to the triathlon mecca that is Kona to be tortured out on the course, and then of course we had the ITU big guns out this month, Coach, Flanners and Dataman. A year in preparation (in fairness, 6-weeks for Finn) to serve their country on the triathlon front line otherwise known as the ITU Sprint World Championships. The Committee had a difficult choice this month.
TT2A ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
Chris ‘Chief’ McVicars
Chris McVicars – Ironman 70.3 Mandurah, Western Australia A relative newcomer to triathlon Chief went, well he tried to go under the radar and race in his second half ironman distance event in the inaugural IM 70.3 Mandarah in Western Australia. Now some of you may remember Chief took to the swim, bike, run in Zem Al See in Austria at the end of August. We now see that was a test bed for the man, either that or it was too cold and wet as he pulled an impressive PB out of his bag of tricks in Australia. The Chief returns to the West coast to take part in Ironman Western Australia in Busselton on 9th December so we’ve not heard the last of the Chief. Well done and keep on training hard kid 🙂 Finn Zwager – ITU Sprint World Championships, New Zealand Nominated again and AOTM himself in September Finn continues his triathlon campaign adding the ITU Sprint World Championships in New Zealand to his tri repertoire. Finn grabbed the opportunity to race in his National colours and bagged 25th in a field of 80 in AG45-49 on the back of 6-weeks of Sprint specific training. Way to go Dataman 🙂 Simon Marshall – ‘Kona’ Ironman World Championships in Hawaii What do you have to do Marshie, getting to Kona just isn’t good enough to acclaim the prestigious TT2A AOTM anymore 🙂 As one of the Committee members observed your outstanding performance was the race that got you to Kona. Nevertheless, you worked very hard for your outstanding achievement and sounds like you were humbled by the Big Island this year. Simon Marshall is the prime example of someone who shows complete dedication to his training, someone who listens to his Coach and has unbridled determination and an immense strength of character. You ask Marshman what his next goal is… He just can’t stop, and why would he? Neil Flanagan – ITU Sprint World Championships, New Zealand You’ll have read Flanners’ honest race report, if not it’s here 🙂 Neil was disappointed with his result but 32nd out of a field of 80 primed world-class age group athletes is nothing to be disappointed about. Neil ranked 4th GBR AG40-44. We’re proud of you Flanners 🙂 Jason Metters – ITU Sprint World Championships, New Zealand Jason made a come back after 10 years and achieved a Silver medal in the M40-44 and placed 6th overall out of 1,500 athletes. He is also won a Bronze medal in the World Aquathon Championships 4 days prior. Worth a vote but not good enough for TT2A AOTM Coach.