Race – QTS # 4 at Raby Bay
Date - 8th December 2019
Distance – Super Sprint – 400/15/4
Result – 1st 16-19 Years Female / 2nd Female Overall / 10th Overall
My preparation into the race mostly focused on hydration and good sleep in the lead up towards Super Sprint Race Weekend. With SSRW tarting off in close to a weeks’ time, I utilised this race as a smart hit out for my upcoming National races.
I had a really good run and swim warmup using the swim chords provided by Toby Coote as a part of the Junior scholarship. As per tradition, I had a CLIF Bar (usually eat Choc Peanut but I tried Choc Almond fudge which was equally as yummy!) I ensured that I got into the water early enough to prepare for my race. Overall, I felt I executed the swim as planned and managed to get out within a few seconds of the lead swimmers.
Heading onto the bike, I had a really smooth transition where I made some ground on those who were in front of me. I ran beyond the mount line to avoid the carnage and successfully mounted my bike where I was heading onto the course of 3 x 5km laps. The technical course allowed me to practice accelerating out of corners as well as timing when to refuel my body with my favourite flavour (strawberry) CLIF Bloks.
I was really happy with my dismount as my cleats didn’t flick around like they usually do. I powered into transition with two other athletes in my age group beside me. I knew that a quick transition was crucial, hence why I used my Mizuno Duel Race shoes to allow me to efficiently execute a fast second transition and out onto the final leg- the run.
All in all, I finished off with a successful race placing 1st in the 16- 19 Age Group and 2nd overall Female. I was so happy that I could stand proud in my SCTA / Cannibal gear and Mizuno Wave Shadow shoes on the podium.
With two weeks of consistent training after my little break from graduating school and getting tonsillitis, I feel more excited than ever to head into Round # 1 of The Australia Junior Series – The Super Sprint Race weekend prepared with the help from Toby Coote, Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy, and the following sponsors.
Many thanks to The Event Crew and Queensland Triathlon Series for hosting such an amazing event. Also, a big thank you to the Sponsors of the SCTA and SCTA Junior Scholarship Program.
Next Race – Race # 1 of the National Junior Series at Runaway Bay 12th – 15th December