Sunshine …Snakes…Slowly dropping water levels

What a way to get the club season going. Excellent turnout with 20 solo competitors and 2 teams making the most of the sunshine in what were fantastic triathlon conditions.

While the harbor seemed to drain with every lap of the swim, competitors raced around to ensure they took advantage of the early depth to swim the majority of the course uninterrupted.

A stiffening breeze meant riders came home with the wind as they took advantage of natures supporting hand on the return leg. However, the same breeze appeared to go missing for the run and really turned up the heat on the stretch for home.

Legless locals looked on, some getting perhaps a little close for comfort as they slithered their way into the run turn but even they didn’t deter our spirited sprinters.

It was a close finish in the men’s long course with Jaxon Smeed pipping John Toomey at the post while the women’s was Dree Campbell with a fantastic performance. 

In the short course Ken Willis took the prize in a great effort particularly on the bike with Trevor Greary finishing strong in the run to very nearly catch.

Full results can be found on our results page here

A big thank you to our Sponsor, 6 Degrees, who put up a $25 spot prize for the entrants, the Campbell Clan were the lucky winners.

As the last event before the Christmas break, entrants to our December 8th event will have a chance at a special Christmas spot prize, a 10L Ridge Ryder Thermocooler car fridge, perfect for keeping the nutrition and drinks ready to go over a long event day. So Get down, Get involved and you might get an early visit from Triathlete Santa.

Try a … Aquathon?

SHORTENED SEASON OPENER A GREAT SUCCESS

A keen crowd of about 30 competitors enjoyed a modified Impulse Cycles – Albany Tri Club Swim-Run event at Emu Point this morning.

Important Western Power works on Golf Links Rd meant the bike course was out of action but this didn’t stop individuals and teams completing both short and long course swim-run events.

Things were ideal for the swim with the tide high and water calm. The run leg on the foreshore path was also enjoyable in the mild weather conditions.

Male, female and team place getters received gift vouchers from Impulse Cycles and one lucky entrant won the major prize draw of a new Garmin sports watch, again thanks to Impulse Cycles.

Our next event is in two weeks, again at Emu Point. We hope to see you there….and this time bring your bike!

Results posted on the season results page here

Try a Tri

The Try-a-Tri is here and kick’s of season 2019/20 with a bang.

If you have ever thought about dipping your toe into triathlon this is the perfect start to learn what it’s all about and start your journey in a fun and exciting atmosphere. So what are you waiting for, swim, bike and run either going for glory or simply for fun.

Last event and sausage sizzle on 12 May 2019

Join us next Sunday, 12 May 2019, at Emu Point for the last event of this 18/19 season, with a sausage sizzle to be held straight after the event.  Registration is 6.45am ready for a 7.30am start.

Join us as participant, cheer squad, or marshall.   For your info, the sausage sizzle after this event is not the end-of-season wind-up and presentations. A date for that will be advised very soon.

 

Registrations for the 2019 Albany Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon are now open.

Join us on Sunday of the long weekend in March for this event at beautiful Middleton Beach.

Please click here to register for the Triathlon. And click here to register for the Duathlon.

You will be directed to the Register Now website.

If you have any questions, please email albanytriclub@gmail.com or Darryl on 0428 366 353.  A link to the event poster is here.

Thanks in advance to our wonderful event supporters and sponsors.

PS. For those travelling to Albany, be sure to book your accommodation as soon as possible. The Amazing Albany site may be helpful.

 

Albany Sprint – 3 March – register now!