Race report- Rainbow beach Triathlon
Date - 11-12th August 2018
Race – Saturday - Individual Triathlon / Sunday - Teams Event
Distance – 750/20/5
Result – 2nd 13-14 Years Male / 1st Mixed Teams
Rainbow beach triathlon, was a long hard race on the weekend. Racing on the Saturday afternoon, mixed things up a bit then normal as well as a hard run course. I had a good preparation leading up to the race thanks to the amazing products from Clif bar.
It was a choppy swim on the Saturday afternoon, over the 750m swim with a large current running from right to left, which myself and coach Toby Coote identified in the warm-up. I had a pretty solid swim coming out of the water and headingT1 about 14th overall.
It was a dead flat bike course with some extremely bumpy roads which changed things up a bit, but I managed to get through it and ended up with a pretty good ride. It is a quite slow and hilly run course which kills the legs late in the race, which is where my Clif blocks gave me a massive advantage over others, I felt good throughout the run and was happy to run into 2nd place in my category with a run split time of 19.20.
After the race was all about recovering, knowing I had to back up and compete in a team event the next day, with some fellow squad members. In the team I did the swim leg, which I was extremely happy with how I swam and ecstatic to finish 1st overall in the mixed teams event.
A massive thanks to Mizuno running, which made the pain of the hills a bit more bearable with some amazing Wave Sonics and to Vorgee with Missile Mirrored pair of goggles that didn’t fault once over the 2 swims.