Archive for February, 2011
We’ve all heard it before – ‘eat more fruit and veg’, ‘sleep more’ etc. But as endurance athletes and mostly as age group athletes who work and have many other commitments other than training, it is often these points that are ignored for ‘more kms’ in the strive to get faster. In this article, and in following ones, Alex Price will explain to you why it is vital that you listen to these messages and why there is far more to getting ‘fit’ than just training.
Western Australia’s Kenji Nener and the Sunshine Coast’s Chloe Turner claimed their first wins of the 2010/11 Gatorade Queensland Tri Series at Raby Bay where sweltering conditions made for a tough race over the 400m swim, 15km cycle and 4km run. It was a come from behind victory for Nener who trailed slightly in the swim, made up time on the bike and showed good legs on the run to beat home Bywong’s (ACT) Dane Robinson and Series Leader, Bryce McMaster.
By Karl Hayes On a day that saw two ironman world champions racing at Kurnell we saw a great women’s race with current world ITU No.3 Lisa Norden go head to head with Lisa Marangon. The only difference between the two lead women was half a minute in the 5km run. Ben Hammond wrapped up [...]
Pete Jacobs and John Marsh have created www.born2run.com.au where you can book your place in their Sunday run technique sessions to help you improve your running, or you can read articles or watch videos to learn good technique in theory.
Former Ironman World Champion Michellie Jones and ITU World Number 3 Lisa Norden to headline Sydney Sprint Series at Kurnell
In what is arguably the hottest female field to be assembled at Kurnell in a long time former Ironman World Champion, Olympic silver medallist and two times ITU world champion Michellie Jones, current world ITU number 3 Lisa Norden, Lisa Marangon, Matilda Raynolds, Anel Stewart and up and coming age grouper Laura Siddall will be racing for overall honours on Sunday.
Raby Bay is set to play host to a full house of rising young stars at Race 6 of the Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series this Sunday. This will mark the last race before the Grand Final of the series due to be held on the Gold Coast Tri – Luke Harrop Memorial on May 1, 2011. Race 6 will be held over the super sprint distance format (400m swim, 15km cycle, 4km run) and once again the Series is proving to be increasingly popular and a great platform for unveiling new talent in our junior ranks.
Australia’s Richie Cunningham has this morning finished 4th at the Rev 3 Triathlon in Costa Rica. The event was won by local athlete Leonardo Chacon ahead of America’s Manny Huerta and Brian Fleischmann. Kate Major was second in the womans race behind America’s Kelly Williamson. Annie Warner rounded out the top three.
Olympic triathletes Emma Moffatt and Brad Kahlefeldt win Australian Sprint Triathlon Championships in Geelong
Olympic triathletes Emma Moffatt and Brad Kahlefeldt have kick-started their 2011 World Championship campaigns with victories in the Australian Sprint Triathlon Championships in Geelong. Two-time and defending world champion Moffatt who showed all her class, when she ran away on the final lap of the run to beat Canadian Kirsten Sweetland to win her second National Sprint title. Then it was boyfriend and coach Kahlefeldt’s turn to tame the 750 metre swim; 20 kilometre bike and five kilometre run course.
Due to inclement weather the schedule for the Geelong Multisport weekend has been changed with all elite races now taking place on Sunday. The starter list is a who’s who of the young guns coming through in the sport along with a few older and very experienced hands. Brad Kahlefeldt, Laurent Vidal, Emma Moffatt, Vendula Frintova and Felicity Sheedy-Ryan are amongst the hot field racing.
Beijing Olympians, reigning World Champion Emma Moffatt and 2010 bronze medallist Brad Kahlefeldt will headline this weekend’s Australian National Elite Sprint Triathlon Championships in Geelong. It will be the first race in the Triathlon Australia 2011 National Triathlon Championship Series, the start for some that will take them to this year’s World Championships and for a select few, all the way to next year’s London Olympic Games.