Race results

Race to Train

November 12

Three of our ITU racers headed to Japan for the final World Cup of the year in Miyazaki, whilst the rest of our team further bolstered their training with some great training races over a full range of distances!

Miyazaki World Cup - Japan
A terrific race by Julie, finishing off the season with her most complete performance yet at the World Cup level. She finished in 5th position, just 5 seconds shy of the podium after a sprint finish. This rounds out an excellent 2018 season; no longer making up the numbers at World Cups, but fighting for the win. A short break now and then it's straight back to work with challenging goals ahead.

Max and Gaspar also both raced in Japan. Coming off a string of wins, Max was not able to match his red hot form, but he still gave his best. Gaspar swam and biked with the second pack, and struggled on the run. Max now heads to Australian training camp, with Gaspar joining him there soon. We continue the process with WTS goals in 2019.

Race 2 Stanford - South Africa
For the second year, Matt won The Race2Stanford half iron distance triathlon in The Western Cape of South Africa; a challenging course with strong headwinds for most of the hilly bike. The run also not fast but scenic offroad on trails. Well done Matt, an excellent training race and great prep for the next race in Bahrain.

Nevis Triathlon
There was no stopping Jane when it comes to her favourite race on the calendar, her 'home' tri in Nevis. Just one week prior Jane had a nasty bike crash, breaking her thumb in the process; however determined to be part of the action, Jane quickly put her aches and pains behind her coming home with her 5th win at Nevis in as many starts! Just the kickstart she needs; the 2019 Kona campaign has been officially started.

Athens Marathon - Greece
Yannis escaped the Autumn London weather with a trip home to Athens. Coinciding with the Athens Marathon, an opportunity too good to miss. Congratulations Yannis on an excellent long run day shared with like minded athletes back home (in the sun.) Well done.

Running Races
A local 12k run race was a great way for Flora to finish off a solid Kenyan day. Especially with a 5km held 3 hours before the 12km as warm up! Fellow competitors probably wondered why she ran it as a fartlek run - however much to her credit Flora understands the why of a leg speed workout, followed later by a tempo workout.

The Lanna Marathon in Chiang Mai co-incided with Federica's last long run before Ironman next week. Lining up in the Half Marathon and building the pace steady as she goes, it was a great way for Federica to round out her training block in Thailand, also bringing home the biccies with the win!

Jeanne, Mariana and Elena also threw themselves into some local run races in their quest to improve run speed. Jeanne came home with a win, closing in on some old fast 10k times! Mariana also landed herself on the podium whilst Elena discovered she might not totally dislike short races after all!

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