Standard club event.
Thanks to our very generous sponsors, Tim from The Moonee Beach Tavern and Michelle from Hair at the Promenade.
81 rolled up and responded to starters orders in Cool and overcast conditions, as I said, perfect ✅✅
A competitive field of 17 for the Enticer event saw Ed Braziers time of 35:12 enough to hold out Rod Koopmans 37:40, with Lacey Marle embracing the challenge of competing with the senior men to claim 3rd in 37:50.
Jack McLaughlin is getting back to some good form, Sheldon Koopmans also putting in a terrific race.
Alina Hill was First Lady across the line, and claimed the days 3rd fastest run split, Kath Robson was in fine form, slicing off another 2mins.
Nothing much between Mr and Mrs Shone, although, I suspect MRS Shone's rapid improvement might be cause for some dinner time banter.
Donna Edwards would be pleased with her all round effort.
Great to Dennis Houghton back on course, dead heat between Cecily McCowage and Tracey Tyas. Melissa Murano had a great run split, and terrific to see Paul Courtney racing after a very interrupted season to date.
Big well done Hanna Legge, she keeps showing great improvement with every outing, it's great to see she is enjoying herself.
Well done Michaela Pleasance on her first tri this year, a very impressive 44:04.
Awesome effort to the Enticer field.
64 lined up for the standard long course.
After a few rough months trying to shake off a pesky illness, Mel Silvester reminded everyone of her talent to grab first place in 1:09:32, with the ever consistent Shannon O'Hara claiming 2nd in 1:10:46 while newcomer Emma Packer having a very fast run split to claim 3rd In 1:14:35, in fact, Emma had the 3rd fastest run split of the LC today with a 20:32.
We say goodbye to Karen Chia who heads to the big smoke, not before she smoked her last event with a 1:26:25.
Welcome back Vicki Tillot, very fast again Alira, another PB, way to go Kezza, Fiona O'Meara looked strong in the run, Trish O'Loughlin keeps getting better.
Well done to all the ladies, 27 in total.
For a brief moment, I excitedly thought my run was getting quicker, as the men's winner 'slowly' went past me, I thought I'd stay on his heel for 50 Mts, my Garmin quickly went were it's never been, clocking me at 3:45, I said to myself , %#*slow down you'll do a gasket.
Turns out that the men's winner just wasn't at his best today , but credit to Isaiah, he pushed on and claimed another victory. His run pace today.....3:44🔥🔥
Isaiah's time of 1:01:12 just over 3mins in front of Jyii Mann , with Patrick Brennan pushed all the way to get 3rd in 1:06:47.
Great effort from Steve Thompson as he finalises preparations for HOTW, Chris Hamilton monstered the run leg, 7th fastest, while Matt Nichol stepped up to his first long course with an impressive 1:15.
Big bustling Brad Henry warmed up nicely before his massive athletics program next week, and once Cliffy stopped complaining about a wetsuit, he actually raced really well🤣🤣
Well done to all the lads today.
Thanks to our volunteers today, top notch effort . Big thanks to Mark Griffiths for rocking up at the last minute to assist.
Thanks to everyone that nominated for bcu duty this morning.
We are half way to our obligation.
You can nominate from home on the dutyman site, please add your name.
Thanks to Sarvi, for again doing the photos this morning.
A reminder, all members get a coffee keep cup, see us on race day to claim yours.
Our next club race is Feb 3.
The mercurial Mark Griffiths(his words😂😂) will be in charge.
Till then, train safe