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A great weekend of fast racing in Jersey with Nicola back in the thick of it and finishing on the Podium!
It was a big weekend for the Trisutto sutto crew, that included the amazing comeback of our Olympic Champion Nicola Spirig at the Super League. To prove again what a champion Nicola Spirig is, racing only 16 weeks after giving birth, in a format of 6 short fast races races in 24 hours. Just being able to participate is remarkable, however to be the bastion of consistency in every race and to finish on the podium at the end of the weekend speaks for itself.
Pepper took a couple of tumbles at Super League; heal quickly Barb! Photo Credit: ThatCameraman
Nicola was joined in Jersey by ‘pepper’ Riveros who unfortunately had a nasty fall in the practice round before it even started. Barb soldiered on taking part in day one, then in day two showing great courage saw her in a great position only to crash out on the bike. This was not her fault and the offending tape on the course was removed for the second and third races. We hope her injuries heal soon.
On the Sunday Andrej Vistica hit the podium again with a great third place at Ironman Italy. This is his third podium in three Ironman races in a month for Andrej, a brilliant effort.
Race Recap from Coach Mary Beth Ellis:
Winner Winner Fried Chicken Dinner for Lisa Roberts! She captured her first Iron Distance win this weekend in Challenge Madrid. She bested a tough course and all the competition with a monster race-best bike and run combination. At Trisutto, our team is confident this is the first of many long course wins to come. Congrats Lisa!
Race Recap from Coach Jo Spindler:
This weekend added 2 more age group Champions to my squad: Salim won his age group at Challenge Madrid and Victor won his age group at IRONSTAR 226 in Sotchi!
Due to the hard bike course with almost 3000 meters of climbing, my race prediction for Salim was 11:26:17 hours – which turned out to be pretty close to his 11:20:34 finishing time. Swim went well, Salim did exactly what I recommended, got into a rhythm quickly, stayed out of trouble and focused on sighting. Bike went well, despite the tough course and a longer riding time, he had a new PB normalized power for an iron bike leg. Salim finished off the race with a very strong 3:17h marathon.
Victor not only won his age group but also came 4th overall at IRONSTAR 226 in Sotchi. He had a super strong swim and bike, then struggled a bit on the run for the first 20k. But since it was a home race and his wife and many friends were supporting he had not much choice but to continue. Luckily he did, because he felt really strong again on the 2nd half of the marathon. Winning the AG was well worth the battle. Fantastic race, fantastic result!
Diana did the Artiem Half Menorca Triathlon winning the women’s race. This race fitted perfectly into her preparation for Kona. It was a intense and very tough training day with not only 1200 meters of altitude on the bike but also a hilly (but very scenic) half marathon in Fornells. Great race, great outcome! And winning gave Diana that confidence for the big game on Kona.
Race Recap from Coach Ed Rechnitzer:
I had Scott Bradley racing at the popular 70.3 Augusta (over 3,300 participants) this past Sun, toeing the line with the likes of Andy Potts and Jesse Thomas. Scott emerged from the water in 19th and hammered his way up the line into the top ten. He held strong on the run, towards the end duking it out between 9th and 11th. Scott successfully fought back to take 10th overall. In his words – “Overall I’m pleased with the day. I felt consistent and in control of myself all day. No real bad patches. I know it’s current aided, but 3.20 back from Potts out of the water is a real highlight for me! “. We’ve been working hard on his swim and it is slowly paying off. Still more work for sure but he is on the up and up. Congrats and well done Scott!
Race Recap from Coach Robbie Haywood:
Chiin-Hooi Tan raced in Powerman Denmark, a 10k run, 60k bike, 10k run format on a multi lap course. A challenging format for sure, and a 2nd in category and 4th female overall an excellent result for Chiin’s current fitness level, always finding something a little extra on race day
Steve Pressman raced in Ironman Chattanooga, and had an excellent swim, and bike combo. New race nutrition worked a treat – another convert to the chocolate on the bike during Ironman Unfortunately not such a good day on the run for Steve, ending his day at mile 17, however the good news is the progress this last year, and really now is about putting it all together on the day.
Race Recap from Coach Perry Agass:
This weekend we had Laura Fidler take on her 1st ever Ironman at the integral Ironman Italy. Not really doing any specific Ironman training as such she was coming into this race in some good form, Laura gave a great account of herself and I was very encouraged by her debut performance crossing the line 13th overall and 1st in her AG in 10hrs, This athlete is one hard grafter and this is proof that dedication pays off, always progressing to be better, well done.
Carmen Macheriotou is gearing up for her last 70.3 of 2017 so decided to pop herself into a little sprint race in Cyprus called the K1, she basically led from start to finish and postioned well amongst the Males also , good warm up well done.
Davina Greenwell took on The Gautlet ( at Hever Castle / part of the Castle Series in the Uk) Davina last year won the super sprint here as her first ever Tri, she came on board with me in March so hasn’t been with me long but is progressing fast. Davina works very hard, gets her head down and does the work and this w/e she was rewarded very well crossing the line 2nd overall and only 10sec behind the winner, also the fastest female bike split of the day. Only her 2nd Middle distance race in just 12 months in the sport, showing really good progress a fantastic result Davina well done
Race Recap from Coach Carson Christen:
Maxi Spahn entered a 54km MTB Marathon in Germany this past weekend. With some professional athletes lining up on the start line, it would be a great test of fitness. Maxi produced a great race, and he attacked the pros on the last climb of the race, and no one was able to respond! Unfortunately, with 5km to go, Maxi snapped his chain and was forced to run the rest of the route. During this time, a 40sec gap to 2nd place evaporated and Maxi was left to finish in 2nd place. A very frustrating end to an otherwise perfect race, but great on you Maxi for finishing the race (running with a MTB) and persevering to a podium place! Top step comes next week!
Jappas Du Preez is in the midst of a post-Ironman season break in order to recover mentally and physically for next season. But he had the urge to enter a small run race at home, and jumped into a 5k. Showing some good recovery, post- IM Wales, Jappas ran a 17:30, finishing 2nd, and setting his 2nd best time since we started working together! Awesome work, Jappas!
Race Recap from Coach Mateo Mercur:
Patricia “The Germanator” Neubauer finished her triathlon season on a high at the Carpinteria Triathlon, a classic event in the Santa Barbara triathlon community. Pat’s instructions were to blast the swim and the bike, leave nothing for the run, and then run! The Germanator followed her plan to the letter and came away with a new best time for the Olympic distance, her first category win, and an overall women’s podium position, finishing third for the day. It was a massive season for Patricia. This fall and winter will be a run focus, and next year The Germanator will take on her first Ironman!
Jamie Christie drove down the coast from Los Angeles to San Diego to compete in the 70.3 Superfrog on a stretch of beach between the Navy SEAL training grounds in Coronado and the US/Mexican border. Jamie lead the women’s race out of the water, and because of the rolling start, she got to mix it up with the men on the 2 lap surf swim. Jamie kept herself in the fight with a solid bike, and hung tough on the run which challenged competitors with a mixture of hard packed and soft sand running. Jamie came to this event on a mission to earn a start at the 2018 70.3 World Championships. Jamie finished a respectable 6th in her category and was able to secure a roll-down slot to punch her ticket to South Africa. Well done Jamie. Get ready for a big year in 2018!
Race Recap from Coach Irene Coletto:
Serena Pruzzo: raced at IRONMAN Cervia – full distance on Saturday. For her it’s was a first Ironman. Serena worked hard in all season for this dream. I’m so proud she finished the amazing race and she become an IRONMAN in 14:56:31! The way was tought with some obstacles but she never lost the willpower. Well done Serena!
Stefano Curzio: raced at IRONMAN Cervia – full distance on Saturday. We known during Trisutto Camp at Fuerteventura last winter. He had bad memories about his last IM. Bad feeling and physical difficulty. We did a specificy plan in this months where he training of quality. He arrived the days before the IM with load physical and mind. He did a perfect race, with fast swim and good bike, during the run he has suffered from adductor. He finished the race in 10:59.16 with solid performances. One hour less of his last IM! Stefano: we have achieved the objective!!! Yes!!!!
Race Recap from Coach Vassilis Krommidas:
This week was the time of Manos Kelaiditis who compeet in Berlin Marathon. Despite the last-minute flight’s mishaps and cancellations, he managed to arrive late afternoon of the previous day of the race! Manos made a nice race, following the plan we had said despite the intense hip pain that emerged from the 16th km, resulting in a PB of 28 minutes with a time of 3:46!
Race Recap from Coach Rafal Medak:
This weekend Carolina Lanza traveled to her home country, Spain, to race a middle distance triathlon. She has been training very consistently and was looking to perform and show results of her hard work in the race. Carolina did exactly that: solid swim, a very strong bike and run to win her Age Group, 3rd women overall! It was a very satisfying to see her performing with determination and having fun at the same time. Carolina has done very well in creating balance in her life – managing a very demanding job, social life and training. I’m very happy and proud to see Carolina enjoying her achievement! Great job and keep smiling! (…and yes, Carolina earned her cocktails! )
Hever Castle Triathlon was on the cards for Nicholson family this weekend. David didn’t give himself a lot of time to recover from the solid effort in tough conditions last Sunday in Ironman 70.3 Weymouth. However this Sunday was all about the family day out. Both of his sons, Remy and Raffy, were competing in triathlon too and Clare was their great supporter as always. David focused on making this race a good training day. He wasn’t feeling fresh but still put a very solid effort in all 3 disciplines and even racing tired still finished with a PB.Remy and Raffy did really well and had a lot of fun. What a nice way to spend a family weekend, sport and triathlon for everyone in a beautiful setting. As David wrote in his report, “it was very happy experience for the whole family”. It’s exactly what triathlon should be! Well done David for making this a memorable weekend for you and your loved ones!Now we focus on recovery and planning next blocks of training for what looks like a busy racing schedule for David.
Race Recap from Coach Susie Langley:
Pleased to see Tracey Horne pop herself into another local training race over the weekend with a good outcome. For Tracey it is all about learning to enjoy the process of simply swimming, biking and running again, without bogging herself down with any pressure of results! Every athlete needs to learn what works best for them! Good job Tracey
Congratulations to all athletes competing this weekend.
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