Time will tell if Rob Boulding will dominate the race scene at La Santa again this year. His efforts at the Dambuster Duathlon recently suggest his winter training has been spot on as he posted a very respectable 36min 37s for the 10km run and 18min 17sec for the 5km. Well done Rob you were only beaten by two girls! Amanda 'Minky' Wilmer was the fastest of our girls placing 10th in her age group. Nice one Minky! She's one of about four or five girls in the club that could break the 40min 10km milestone this year. Congratulations to Steve Marks. I think I am right in saying that he completed his first multisport event as an individual at the Dambuster.
We have another national representative in the club too! Sarah Allen qualified for the New Zealand team to compete at the ITU Age Group World Championships later this year in Auckland, NZ. She finished 8th in her age group at the NZ National Championships in just her third race over the Olympic distance. So the girls are off to a flying start once again this year.
Good luck to those competing in the Brentwood half-marathon this weekend. Guy Holbrow and Gabriel Sayer will be going head to head for the first time this year. Both are aiming to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in October and will be doing battle again at Ironman Switzerland in July. Just stirring up a little healthy competition fellas!
This weekend at the Lido we'll be performing a little test. A broken 1500m can be used to estimate your true 1500m time. It's a great exercise in pacing so ideal for those entered in the aquathlon and a good chance to get an indication of where you are at with your swimming before we enter another phase in our training. We'll be using fins and pull buoys so don't forget to bring yours to the session.
See you Sunday. Remember to put your clocks forward Saturday night! Tim (LFTC Coach)