Archive for March, 2011
Junior world champion Ashleigh Gentle continued her current good form with a controlled performance and dominant run leg for a convincing victory, while Mitch Robins has emerged as a new rising star to claim his first major win in just his second Olympic distance triathlon at the Northside Party Hire ITU Mooloolaba Oceania Cup this morning.
Chile’s Barbara Riveros Diaz is well known to most Australian triathletes. She has spent a lot of time here training and racing. She established herself as one of the sport’s new stars when she beat Emma Moffatt and Andrea Hewitt in the opening round of the world championship series in Sydney last year.
The 2011 Sparke Helmore NBN Newcastle Triathlon had another weather affected running. This race seems to have been character building recently. I noticed on the race website that it was the NSW Olympic Distance Champs. Considering this none of the states leading pros were racing and looking through the results many (not all) of the [...]
The dinner will be held in Sydney on the evening of Sunday 10th April 2011 at the Sydney InterContinental Hotel. This year Triathlon Australia will be featuring and celebrating our six reigning World and Olympic champions. This will finish off a big day for triathlon in Sydney with the ITU World Championship Series races taking place earlier in the day.
Reigning world champion Emma Moffatt will be joined by Olympic champion Emma Snowsill and last year’s rapidly emerging Under 23 world champion Emma Jackson in what will be an absorbing home soil battle. Rounding out a full strength Australian women’s team is the well-credentialed Annabel Luxford, Felicity Abram and Felicity Sheedy-Ryan. The Australian men’s team will again be headed by the ever-consistent Olympic duo of Brad Kahlefeldt and Courtney Atkinson. James Seear and Brendan Sexton.
The Hervey Bay triathlon is back on the calendar and this year the planned prize pool for the event will be over $25,000 including $11,800 in cash making this one of the best prize pools in regional Australia for an Olympic Distance triathlon. In addition the leading age groupers will also be in for some great prizes.
Nutritional training is basically conditioning our digestive system for what it will have to handle come race day. One key element of this to realise is that the gut is an extremely trainable organ. We can train it just like we do our muscles, lungs and heart to adapt to the stresses we place on it. During a triathlon, especially an ironman, there is a lot of stress on all of our body’s functional systems, especially our gut. Alex Price talks about how to incorporate this in to your race training program.
Energy gels do work and if used correctly can give you that ultimate energy boost to get you out of trouble and to the finish line. Energy gels are a convenient way of getting carbohydrate into the system quickly. The consistency is often very thick and quite sweet. If not enough water is taken with the gel it can be detrimental to your performance, stomach cramps, stitches and vomiting are the common complaints.
Brad Kahlefeldt has won his third Mooloolaba title and 7th ITU triathlon world cup title after winning the 2011 Mooloolaba round of the Mooloolaba Triathlon ITU World Cup. Brendan Sexton ran himself in to 2nd place for his best performance at this level with France’s David Hauss 3rd.
New Zealand’s Nicky Samuels used a daring breakaway on the bike to snap up her first career ITU Triathlon World Cup title today in Mooloolaba. Reigning World Champion Emma Moffatt of Australia came from behind and ran into second place. Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile came across for third, despite having to serve two time penalties. Full results.