TT2A Athlete of the Month :: March 2013

In March most of the team had a hit out at ADIT… one brave soul had a battle in IM Melbourne in tough, tough conditions, so bad they cut the swim in half!!! Our very own Coach triumphed in Auz finally winning outright… but will he get the acclaimed AOTM?

March 2013

TT2A Athlete of the Month

IM Melbourne  TT2A AOTM March 2013
IM Melbourne 2013

Irish Mike O’Brien

Irish Mike joined the team overweight at age 47 and had never completed a triathlon and in only 9 MONTHS of toeing the line Mike ricked up at the start line in IM Melbourne. Mike does not say too much, he leaves it out there at 3am Friday mornings, travelling hard with work and then training some more. What Mike has achieved in only 9 months is astonishing. Piers hit the nail on the head 4 weeks back when he noted Mike had  improved within T2A as much as anyone that has been around these past 2 years. Coach went a step further and said last 10 years!! It’s truly incredible and again, it all comes down to a hard work ethic and following the structure. Mike believed in his coach and following everything put in front of him…. and what a performance from Irish Mike, you can read all about it in his race report. 14 hours of suffering in gale force winds. Now, lets bring on Roth in July and get into the 13 club 🙂

Mike was selected from the following nominations:

Coach Pain raced twice in March, placing 2nd overall with a time of 0:58:45 in the sprint race in the Wollongong Triathlon Festival in NSW. Then went on to placed 1st overall in 1:02:54 in the Batemans Bay Sprint Triathlon later in the month. It should be noted our aged Coach beat the Auzzie ITU young guns which is a fantastic result. Who has a Coach who practices what he preaches??? We do 🙂

Glen ‘Chicago’ Osmond has shown some awesomeness recently, his result at ADIT sprint was truly inspiring. Completing a 750m swim, 50km bike and 5km run in 1:58:09 placing 3rd overall in the sprint category. Brilliant, all that hard relentless work is paying off. One to watch in London later in the year 🙂

Zoe Magrath strikes again with a 2:12:09 in ADIT Sprint distance race, placing 2nd overall female and 2nd in AG30-34. Pipped by 20 secs to first place on both counts. Work on your transition girl 🙂

Q is trying with a 2:14:44 in ADIT Sprint distance, 4th overall female and bagged a 1st AG35-39. A surprise for sure 🙂

Chris Sellar for breaking the CD 5km dash record, taking the crown from CD Captain Ben Walton. Which is amazing 🙂