Celebrating Big Wins and Small Wins
With 13 triathletes in a field of over 2300 it is easy to be intimidated by the disc wheels, aero helmets and bikes that are worth more than Liberia’s GDP. But the team at BCB Multisport had a day of celebrating wins both big and small at the third race of the Gatorade Triathlon Series down at Elwood (with and without the sexy gear).
Small win #1: We noticed that the marquee was backwards BEFORE we left on Saturday afternoon, so no one was any the wiser bright and early Sunday morning.
Big Win #1: Louise swam her longest ever open water swim in the sprint distance –750m – she came out of the water smiling and ready to attack the next two legs. A huge achievement for someone who only began swimming in the ocean a couple of months ago.
Small Win #2: Adrian may not have been ‘feeling it’ on the day, but he still came in an incredible eighth place and wouldn’t have blown out a candle on the finish line (sources tell us one of his clients was in his wave… yet to be confirmed whether he let him win).
Big Win #2: Colin made the podium in his category yet again – and was first out of the water. He was also the fastest in both his transitions, so we’ve all made a note to ask him his secret…
Small Win #3: Sarah fulfilled her goal of not falling over when removing her wetsuit (though it did take her about two minutes, perhaps she needs to take a leaf out of Colin’s book).
Big Win #3: Ashleigh ran a massive 3:30 PB in her 3km run during the Active Feet Triathlon, an amazing achievement!
Small Win #4: With no rain in the week leading up to the tri the bay was blissfully poo free, making for excellent swimming conditions (and no threat of a run-ride-run)
Big Win #4: Ho Wah smashed his previous Gatorade Tri run time in the 5km sprint distance.
Great work from all #forceinthenorth
Written by Sarah Park
|Competitor||Time||Category||Cateogory Position||Gender Position||Swim||T1||Bike||T2||Run|
|Colin Davis||1:07:15.5||Sprint Male 50-54||3||49||0:10:08.7||0:02:12.0||0:32:50.4||0:01:13.3||0:20:50.1|
|Adrian Verdnik||1:08:12.3||Sprint Male 40-44||8||60||0:11:19.1||0:02:50.9||0:32:01.2||0:01:36.6||0:20:24.3|
|Jeremy Baker||1:09:54.4||Sprint Male 25-29||9||84||0:11:09.1||0:02:15.0||0:33:58.6||0:01:32.4||0:20:59.2|
|Louise Organ||1:32:06.2||Sprint Female 25-29||25||190||0:18:09.3||0:04:28.2||0:43:02.0||0:02:07.0||0:24:19.5|
|Sarah Park||1:17:21.4||Sprint Female 25-29||5||47||0:12:54.8||0:02:50.5||0:38:41.2||0:01:21.4||0:21:33.4|
|Ho Wah Ng||1:24:37.7||Sprint Male 30-34||68||456||0:16:46.8||0:03:46.8||0:37:36.1||0:01:51.8||0:24:36.0|
|Duncan Whitford||1:14:06.0||Sprint Male 35-39||20||168||0:14:14.3||0:02:50.1||0:34:00.9||0:01:30.9||0:21:29.6|
|Andrew Pappas||1:19:02.4||Sprint Male 50-54||22||301||0:13:24.5||0:03:12.5||0:38:10.1||0:01:39.6||0:22:35.4|
|Michael Dawson||1:16:16.4||Sprint Male 55-59||9||223||0:12:06.8||0:03:13.9||0:36:27.2||0:01:33.5||0:22:54.7|
|Mark Costello||1:12:44.5||Sprint Male 55-59||4||133||0:12:44.1||0:02:37.5||0:34:21.0||0:01:32.0||0:21:29.8|
|Anthony Cuzzupe||1:06:32.4||Sprint Male 40-44||5||42||0:09:56.7||0:02:35.3||0:32:07.5||0:01:16.7||0:20:36.0|
|Bien Genato||1:33:21:3||Sprint Family & Friends||20||206||0:16:52.3||0:03:52.5||0:41:07.1||0:02:32.2||0:28:56.4|
|Elyse Schweitzer||0:52:12.0||Fun Female 18-29||11||66||0:04:40.7||0:02:38.3||0:23:12.6||0:00:55.4||0:18:44.8|
|Ashleigh Whiteside||1:04:54.9||Fun Female 18-29||27||176||0:06:19.1||0:05:33.7||0:23:52.5||0:02:21.3||0:26:48.1|