Ironman Australia - Port Macquarie
Wonderful to see Caroline returning to her home town race at Ironman Australia in Port Macquarie. Second out of the water, Caroline rode solo and quickly established a commanding lead. However this was whittled down in the second half of the bike, with the lead relinquished in the final segment. Caroline made up ground early in the run however a lack of calories soon caught up with her. She dug very deep for a gutsy second place finish, and a reminder of the little details come Kona in October.
ITU World Cup Madrid - Spain
Fronting up for her first triathlon of the season, Julie worked hard to make up ground on the bike after a rough and tumble swim. Finishing 15th was a reminder for her, of the ferociousness of ITU racing, leaving her champing at the bit for the next race!
Photo Credit: Viviane's Logbooklet
In the mens race, Andrea was out of the swim in the front group however struggled over the hills on the bike. With a 40th place finish, there's work to be done.
Photo Credit: ITU Media
ITU World Long Course Championships - Pontevedra, Spain
Camilla headed to Pontevedra for the ITU Long Course World Championships, keen to have another crack at the World Title, one that she had previously won in 2014. Unfortunately an injury curtailed Camilla’s run training over the past 2 weeks and after leading the swim and the bike, the run was not possible come race day, forced to withdraw at 5km. A valiant attempt.
Challenge Riccione - Italy
A road trip for the Derron Sisters, down to the Italian seaside for Challenge Riccione. Michelle and Nina were amongst the early leaders out of the swim. Both had solid rides over the hilly bike course, made even more challenging with a severe weather front moving in late on the ride. Running in the freezing rain, Nina finished a gallant 4th place with Michelle storming home with her best ever run over the distance, finishing in 7th.
Camtri Triathlon American Champsionships - Monterrrey, Mexcio
In the Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships, Gaspar was in the first chase pack out of the swim. Despite pushing hard on the bike, and the run, the gap to the leaders was not possible to close. It was a hard earned 16th place.
SOLA Stafette Relay race - Zurich
Gisela raced in the SOLA Stafette relay race, a 14 person running team over 114.18 km and a 2655m of ascent in the greater Zurich area. It was an enjoyable training day, and good to get out in nature
Elena also raced the team relay and was wrapped with a Personal Best over the run segment. Great work!