Round four of the triseries is on this weekend in Nowra. Round four sees the Olympic distance event return. Winner of the Olympic distance race in round two at Huskisson, Michael Fox is back to defend his title. Michael raced last weekend in Melbourne after a break during the Xmas season.
On the microphone this weekend calling the race is Alex Price. Alex is usually racing in the men’s pro division in major races so it will be great to have Alex with his knowledge of the athletes and the sport calling the events on Sunday.
Many of the top pro tour guys and girls are not racing after coming back from the Triathlon NSW camp pat Runaway Bay last week. This camp was a gruelling affair and many are choosing to rest up.
Michael Fox, who won the recent triseries Huskisson Olympic distance race in NSW finished 5th overall in the Gatorade Triathlon Series in Melbourne after a decent break over Xmas. He spoke to Trizone after arriving back home. â€œI have been taking it a bit easy and keeping low key since the Wollongong round of the triseries in early December. Last year unfortunately I didn’t ease off and got sick around this time. Last weekend was my first race for 2011 and a bit of a tune up before heading down to Nowra (triseries Olympic distance and Pro Tour race)â€.
Michael is still building in to his Olympic distance triathlon career. â€I felt I raced well, it was a tough windy day.The field was smaller than last year with the VIS guys missing. Although the run was the difference, that was still may fastest 10k off the bike yet and much better than last year over the same course. So, I was happy with my raceâ€.
Michael has just had his Saucony sponsorship upgraded for 2011 and, like a lot of up and coming pro triathletes in Australia, Michael is seeking more sponsors to partner with on his road to a highly competitive. â€œHopefully 2011 will bring more opportunities for me in this area. I am now going to knuckle down after this bit of down time. My key races will be Geelong, Mooloolaba and Sydney. After which I intend racing pro overseas during our winterâ€. Look out for Michael this weekend at Nowra.
Sunday’s weather forecast is for sunshine and a possible shower. Hopefully late in the day. Temperature is expected to reach 29 degrees so could be hot on the run for the Olympic distance race.
This weekend’s schedule:
Duathlon 7-11 – Jan 16th
Junior 12-13 – Jan 16th
Intermediate 14-15 – Jan 16th
Senior 16-19 – Jan 16th
Shimano Pro Tour – Jan 16th
Enticer – Jan 16th
Sprint – Jan 16th
Olympic – Jan 16th