Australian inspirational triathlon and fitness coach and professional triathlete, Adsy Gordon has been once again conducting a triathlon camp in Bermuda this week.
Adsy has kept up a busy schedule not only working with the camp participants with daily training sessions and advise but also working with the Tri Hedz junior programme and individual athletes who he coaches year round.
Dianna White who is attending the camp had this to say :
Awesome kick off to Adsy’s camp, he’s bringing wicked enthusiasm and great all around tips .. technique, nutrition, and heaps of team spirit! Looking forward to tomorrow’s hill repeats because who doesn’t love those;) Look out for the crew next Sunday at Tokio ,we’ll be somewhere between wrecked and lightning fast.. most importantly busting laughs and getting a sassy new level of wiggle on⚡️.
JUNIOR TRIATHLON COACHING SESSIONS – FREE
FREE Training Sessions Sponsored by Tokio Millennium Re
Dates: Sundays 16th & 23rd September
Location: National Sports Center
Open to Kids Ages: 7 – 15 years old
No registration required
Prepare yourself to take part in your next event with more confidence. Learn more about transition zones and triathlon techniques . For more information contact: Neil de ste Croix at Neil@northrock.bm
NOTE – All junior athletes taking part in 2018 Carifta are expected to attend!!
Stuart Osborne produced an excellent result in the Zell am See Ironman 70.3 in Austria where freaky weather reduced the event to a swim / run due to an unexpected snowfall. Stuart finished 2nd in the 65-69 age group in 1:48:30 for the 1.9km swim and 21km run with splits of 38:55 and 1:48:30.
RACE REPORT FROM LEA OSBORNE
Unfortunately the weather forecast for the weekend was not good, and much lower temperatures along with heavy rain were forecast. However, no one had counted on snow! The bike course has one steep 14k climb with an equally steep and dangerous decent. Two hours before the race was due to start the decision to cancel the bike leg was made which although disappointing was a great relief to most of the athletes.The start was delayed by 2 hours in keeping with the planned road closures etc and the triathlon became an Aquathon.
It was a rolling start which meant a lot of waiting in 8 degrees, but fortunately the rain had subsided by this time.
Stuart completed the 1.9k swim in 38.55 and the 21k run in 1:48:30 placing him second in his age group 2 minutes behind Austria’s Norbert Plank.
In the pro event, Michael Weiss from Austria took the men’s title and Laura Phillip of Germany won the woman’s race
Alan Potts provides interesting insights into just how injury, the elements and mechanical difficulties can conspire to make an already difficult challenge alot worse !
Alan finished 32nd in the 35-39 age group in 5 hrs 15 mins 13 seconds with splits of
Swim : 39:17 Bike 2:35:12 (puncture) Run : 1:54:23
Well done Alan !
RACE REPORT :
I entered Boulder 70.3 having recovered from injury just hoping to be able to complete the distances again. It’s been a few years since my last 70.3 in Switzerland.
I am limited to which events I can go to as they have to be in school holidays but the lure of racing in the “home of triathlon” was very appealing and I didn’t think the effects of altitude would be too bad. I was sadly mistaken on that point. Although the swim course was great, nice and simple, flat water and never having to look into the sun, I found oxygen very hard to come by. I had been out the day before so having to work for the breath on every stroke was thankfully not a surprise on race day. Next time I will need to go a bit earlier and acclimatize!
I loved the bike course, super fast, smooth tarmac, some nice scenery and long straight sections to really settle into a nice rhythm, I had plenty of people to pass and was flying until I got my first ever puncture in competition. This added 10 minutes to my time but with the aid of some very friendly and helpful locals I was back on my way without too much fuss.
The run was tough. It was hot! I thought I had got my hydration right on the bike but by the time the first aid station was coming up I was desperate for the fluids. Unfortunately I took on too much and spent the next 10 km paying for it!! It was a nice course around the Boulder reservoir, mainly on gravel paths with only gentle rises, not much shade though so nowhere to escape the heat. This took its toll and I struggled to keep a decent pace. A lack of run training over the last couple of years through injury meant I did not have the strength I wanted over this distance and had to settle for a slower time than I wanted. I will take encouragement though from the number of people that resorted to walking a lot of it, due in no small part to the heat, at least I pushed on and kept the legs turning to run!
I loved the town of Boulder, such a beautiful place to visit and a trip out into the national park and up Boulder creek the day after the race really showed off the area. It was a very well run event that I would happily recommend to anyone thinking of doing it. Just be prepared for that altitude to have an effect.
Claire de ste Croix 5.06 42.43 n/a short swim
Joanne Madeiros 11.49 29.15 12.02 short everything Maiesha Shareiff 12.10 n/a 28.17 no bike Jessie Marshall 12.34 27.16 20.44 team with Connor White Zoe Hasselkuss 12.56 38.20 8.21 long bike/ short run Lianna Madeiros 12.58 38.17 8.30 long bike/ short run
Jon Thompson 13.18 33.05 20.44 team with “Spanner” Jasmin Hasselkuss 13.32 26.00 9.18 short bike & run
Julia Hawley 14.32 37.18 n/a no run
Martin Bolton 16.19 37.30 n/a no run
Alan Gilbertson Modestly declined to publicise his time
Gerrard Boonstra Late start so silly swim time
Lara Rogers Late start so silly swim time
Despite a flare up of a long standing knee injury which noticeably affected her run, Liz Stewart finished an impressive 7th in her 45- 49 age group competing over the standard distance of 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run at the ITU Triathlon International de Montreal on 26th August.
Liz’ splits were 35:12 for the swim, 1 hr 15 min 16 secs for the bike and 1hr 10 secs for the run for an overall time of 2hr 55 min and 22 secs.
Tyler Smith and Erica Hawley completed the World University Triathlon Championships on Saturday (1st September) in Kalmar, Sweden with Erica crossing the line in 28th place and Tyler finishing 29th amongst the men.
Tyler completed the 750m swim in 8 min 50 secs, the 20km bike in 27:48 and the 5km run in 15:38 for an overall time of 53 min 41 secs. In a tightly contested race just 2 minutes separated Tyler from the winner Lars Pfeifer of Germany who finished in 51:40. Tyler was a minute outside of the top ten.
Erica finished in 1 hr and 45 secs with splits of 9:57, 30:48 and 18:22. The race was won by France’s Jeanne Lehair in 57 min 11 secs after posting the fastest run of the day of 16 min 09 secs.