Michael Fox and Lisa Marangon win Huskisson Olympic Distance Triathlon

By Karl Hayes

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Michael Fox and Lisa Marangon have won the Huskisson Olympic distance triathlon in fine form. Lisa won after backing up from the pro series race an hour before and Michael followed on from his solid 6th against a world class field the week before at the Nepean triathlon. Lindsey Wall was 2nd in the men’s race with Robert Hurley 3rd. Laura Siddle had one of her best performances in an Olympic distance race with Lauren Fitzgerald 3rd making it a clean sweep for women’s first names beginning with L. 

Lisa Marangon
backed up to win the Olympic distance race in after only one
hour before taking out the pro series sprint triathlon. This was a great
effort and shows how much effort Lisa is putting in to the next phase
of her triathlon career.

A day after Huskisson Lisa was still pumped about the weekend. “I love racing the pro tour series. I will do as many as I can. Emo (Elite Energy) puts on some awesome events and the race weekend just ran so smoothly”.

Lisa is stepping down from Ironman and 70.3 distances and will be focusing on Olympic distance next year. This is why we are seeing her at these races. It is great to see an athlete of her calibre turning up and racing regularly. What next for Lisa? “I am currently looking for the right coach to train me for the Olympic distance racing. Next year I will trial a few ITU Continental Cup races. I am going to have to re structure everything that I have been doing and it will take a little time to adapt. With the right guidance I will get the best out of myself. I am up for changing so long as it makes me progress forwards, not backwards”.

Michael Fox2011 is going to be a huge change for Lisa athletically and personally. Sometimes you have to change old habits to move forwards and Lisa is very focused on this next phase. 

Michael Fox backed up from his solid performance at Nepean the week before to take a major win. At the Nepean triathlon Michael was able to mix it with the front runners with one of the strongest swims and bikes of the day and but lost a few minutes in the run to Mitch, Brendan Sexton and Pete Jacobs. With the swim and the bike sorted to Michael lifting his run a notch and seeing him on a major race podium in the near future. Early favourite Mitch Robins pulled out during the race due to cramps after having completed the pro series race earlier in the morning. Michael will be racing at the Wollongong round of the triseries on Dec 5.

The run times were slow across the board with very quick swim times due to a slightly short swim course. (I’ll take 20mins for an Olympic distance swim any day!).

On another note I am a big gel fan. Gels are my friend. I have tried most of them in my relatively short triathlon career. When you start triathlons at 39 with no running or swimming background you need to look for any edge you can. At the Port Macquarie Half Ironman I had a number of people telling me how great the SiS Smart 1 gels were. So I got some last week and popped one for the first time ever on Sunday in the run. I can say that this was the first time I have felt such a huge and almost instant lift from a gel. It happened after about 4-5 mins. I ran with Alex Frame for the entire run. Normally Alex out runs me but on Sunday for the first time ever I stayed with Alex until about 500 meters to go. I had to conceded to his superior running ability at that stage. But up until then the Smart gel I took at the 3km mark was what kept me in the race with Alex. Also a special mention to Peter Clark who caught me with 300 meters to go and we had a sprint for 3rd place but Husky was my day. At Forster Peter got me quite comfortably.
 

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Top Three Men

1 Michael FOX  2:00:43
2 Lindsey WALL  2:02:43
3 Robert HURLEY  2:02:48

Top Three Women

1 Lisa MARANGON  2:14:18
2 Laura SIDDALL  2:15:08
3 Lauren FITZGERALD  2:16:50

 

 

Age Group Resultstriseries website

Pos Name Time Cat Swim Cycle Run
53 Sarah FLETCHER  2:20:58 F20-24 0:19:02 1:11:01 0:47:31
66 Jessica SIMPSON  2:23:52 F20-24 0:19:05 1:12:43 0:48:33
172 Karlie HOGAN  2:41:37 F20-24 0:25:46 1:18:08 0:53:51
39 Lauren FITZGERALD  2:16:50 F25-29 0:19:28 1:07:07 0:47:00
50 Erin HARGRAVE  2:19:33 F25-29 0:21:40 1:11:47 0:42:37
61 Stephanie GRAVES  2:22:15 F25-29 0:20:56 1:09:56 0:48:06
115 Therese MCLAREN  2:31:55 F25-29 0:23:59 1:14:18 0:50:08
122 Carley STEPHENS  2:33:31 F25-29 0:22:23 1:19:26 0:48:07
126 Amy BENNETT  2:34:04 F25-29 0:21:17 1:15:31 0:53:34
194 Samantha PLAYFAIR  2:45:35 F25-29 0:26:25 1:20:44 0:54:31
204 Liliana GUISCARDO  2:47:41 F25-29 0:19:00 1:21:14 1:03:18
238 Elizabeth ROGERS  2:54:08 F25-29 0:25:10 1:22:15 1:02:51
265 Katie GREEN  3:13:39 F25-29 0:28:48 1:29:27 1:08:09
31 Laura SIDDALL  2:15:08 F30-34 0:19:07 1:07:33 0:45:21
78 Jennifer DALGLISH  2:26:19 F30-34 0:21:10 1:12:12 0:49:03
88 Nicola HARRISON  2:27:20 F30-34 0:22:47 1:10:25 0:50:17
91 Anna WOODROW  2:27:47 F30-34 0:19:35 1:15:17 0:49:27
188 Rita HANLEY  2:44:38 F30-34 0:25:41 1:21:34 0:53:23
196 Ariane PICKARD  2:46:03 F30-34 0:24:12 1:19:38 0:57:58
200 Madeleine SKINNER  2:47:08 F30-34 0:22:49 1:24:24 0:55:34
210 Sarah GOLDSMITH  2:48:57 F30-34 0:26:21 1:22:40 0:56:00
258 Melissa BIRD  3:02:29 F30-34 0:26:56 1:25:32 1:06:39
267 Jane BURNDRED  3:17:01 F30-34 0:29:28 1:31:05 1:10:59
268 Olivia BARRETT  3:22:02 F30-34 0:30:31 1:35:58 1:08:40
108 Estelle VON ABO  2:30:30 F35-39 0:21:01 1:14:39 0:51:33
113 Katrina SKELLERN  2:31:45 F35-39 0:20:53 1:16:36 0:50:55
118 Natasha GEREBTZOFF  2:32:22 F35-39 0:21:06 1:13:56 0:53:25
129 Sally GORDON  2:34:21 F35-39 0:22:37 1:18:00 0:51:51
136 Jade HANCOCK  2:35:07 F35-39 0:22:25 1:13:30 0:55:47
142 Kerry SEADON  2:36:13 F35-39 0:20:23 1:12:52 0:59:23
143 Melanie HEADLEY  2:36:16 F35-39 0:21:28 1:20:33 0:50:41
152 Lowana STIRK  2:37:57 F35-39 0:24:59 1:18:29 0:50:30
158 Nicole STANNERS  2:38:54 F35-39 0:22:17 1:16:25 0:56:27
168 Georgia BAMBER  2:41:03 F35-39 0:24:53 1:18:26 0:53:46
169 Nienke OOSTRA  2:41:09 F35-39 0:29:27 1:14:51 0:53:27
173 Emma BIDSTRUP  2:41:42 F35-39 0:23:54 1:19:00 0:55:11
183 Elizabeth HILL  2:43:41 F35-39 0:22:28 1:17:09 1:00:26
191 Rowena SINCLAIR-SMITH  2:44:55 F35-39 0:21:31 1:19:49 0:59:55
211 Lee MACKIE  2:49:10 F35-39 0:26:00 1:24:25 0:55:00
216 Lenell HOLLYWOOD  2:50:44 F35-39 0:25:07 1:26:25 0:54:33
220 Kylie RAMSDEN  2:51:01 F35-39 0:23:33 1:27:36 0:56:07
226 Tabitha HARTWELL  2:51:49 F35-39 0:26:59 1:22:28 0:58:20
233 Jenni WALL  2:52:43 F35-39 0:27:12 1:25:18 0:55:51
240 Nancy HANCOCK  2:54:29 F35-39 0:24:55 1:27:48 0:57:35
246 Francesca BOASE  2:56:15 F35-39 0:24:00 1:23:19 1:04:45
249 Kelli FISCHER  2:57:50 F35-39 0:28:55 1:24:06 0:58:59
257 Kirsten CARGILL  3:02:07 F35-39 0:26:27 1:26:47 1:04:56
260 Kirsty GRACE  3:04:25 F35-39 0:24:17 1:24:54 1:10:54
52 Sally TAGGART  2:20:29 F40-44 0:20:11 1:11:56 0:45:02
202 Rachel MONAHAN  2:47:10 F40-44 0:25:46 1:24:59 0:52:11
221 Susan FLYNN  2:51:10 F40-44 0:26:36 1:20:55 0:59:25
232 Lisa BEATH  2:52:40 F40-44 0:23:04 1:20:40 1:05:02
239 Francoise COURIER  2:54:24 F40-44 0:21:09 1:23:17 1:05:46
253 Rebecca STURROCK  2:59:14 F40-44 0:29:16 1:24:24 0:59:52
254 Vanessa MACBEAN  3:00:20 F40-44 0:27:48 1:27:20 1:00:30
161 Louise BIRDSALL  2:39:38 F45-49 0:26:18 1:18:58 0:50:22
164 Sarah GREEN  2:39:49 F45-49 0:28:57 1:17:08 0:50:07
170 Carol BRUCE  2:41:24 F45-49 0:23:20 1:19:39 0:54:43
228 Anne LINGAFELTER  2:51:57 F45-49 0:25:45 1:23:22 0:58:49
222 Gladys WOODS  2:51:15 F50-54 0:27:11 1:23:30 0:56:22
237 Susan NICHOLSON  2:53:52 F50-54 0:24:32 1:24:15 1:01:05
244 Deanne JOHNSON  2:55:55 F50-54 0:25:00 1:25:04 1:02:10
262 Barb BEARD  3:08:30 F50-54 0:26:55 1:23:30 1:13:37
184 Catherine TULLOH  2:44:10 F55-59 0:23:11 1:20:39 0:56:30
225 Catherine VERRY  2:51:46 F55-59 0:28:54 1:19:40 0:59:26
29 Lisa MARANGON  2:14:18 FOpen 0:17:53 1:08:03 0:45:07
18 Brad FRASER  2:11:02 M15-19 0:18:35 1:07:33 0:42:00
130 Daniel HOGG  2:34:27 M15-19 0:19:30 1:17:21 0:53:42
17 Peter ZITZELSBERGER  2:09:58 M20-24 0:19:23 1:04:52 0:42:43
25 Sam GARLING  2:13:36 M20-24

Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.