Archive for January, 2011
We know many triathletes are extremely excited at the possibility of Lance racing in Kona this October, or in fact in any major triathlon, so Paul Newsome thought he would critique the clip, highlight the strengths of how Lance swims and maybe even provide a few pointers to tweak up his stroke a little. The video was taken whilst he swam in the ocean in Kona, Hawaii, the venue for the Ironman World Championship.
Let’s face it, with our big race looming around the corner, many of us have been caught a little off guard! Like any other deadline, race day has been “ages” away for a long time now. So long in fact, that we are now left high and dry, wondering how we are actually going to pull together everything and get through the whole ordeal!
Cameron Good and Ashleigh Gentle have shown they are looking for a big 2011 after taking out the Devonport Triathlon in the ITU Elite & Under 23 category. The race had the swim leg cancelled which seems to be a common theme lately. Ashleigh’s first run leg in the race was incredibly fast and put her in a position to hold off the rest of the field. Cameron Good had a strong first run, solid bike and brought it home with a very quick last 2.5km run.
NIKE and TomTom have collaborated to create the Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom. The new running watch, unveiled at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, claims it will provide athletes with the most dynamic and motivational running experience in the world thanks to its unique functionality, beautiful design, and direct connection to Nike Plus
Training partners Emma Jackson and Sam Betten made it a clean sweep for their Brisbane based training squad with solid wins at round four of the Gatorade Queensland Tri Series at Robina this morning over the sprint distance format 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. It was the pair’s first appearance for this series and first race since Noosa Triathlon last October.
Australia’s Richie Cunningham was 4th in a race that was dominated in the bike by eventual winner Frederik van Lierde who held off a very fast finishing James Cunnama of South Africa who ran a very fast 1:14 to get within two minutes of van Lierd but just couldn’t make up the swim and bike deficit. Jodie Swallow of Great Britain won the woman’s race
By Scott Llewellyn If you told me on Thursday that the Devonport triathlon was going to be turned into a duathlon and changed from a world championship selection race to what seemed to be just a friendly hit out before Geelong, I would have been upset to say the least. On Friday this was the [...]
U23 World Champion Emma Jackson will kick start her 2011 campaign this weekend at round 4 of the Gatorade Queensland Tri Series at Robina as she prepares her for the domestic season and the first elite race of 2011 at the Seven Caloundra Enduro Tri in the next round of this series at Caloundra on February 6. The world champion finally took a well earned break after the Noosa Triathlon in November after the longest season of her young career but now back into training in preparation for the 2011 season is keen to get some racing back under her belt.
The one hour documentary captures an incredible race and follows the plights of leading professionals including Luke Bell, Pete Jacobs, Courtney Ogden, Rebekah Keat and Kate Bevilaqua, as well as feature profiles on some of the incredible age-group athletes who competed in the 2010 event. 7.30pm on Wednesday January 19. See article for full details.
With the New Year here and the first part of the season behind us, there is a break with regards to long course and ironman racing. That means a lot of us will, and perhaps should look at this period as a mid season break and go back to developing our aerobic systems. This is especially important this year with Ironman Australia and Huskisson Long Course moving back a month and Cairns still six months away!