Race Report- Kawana Aquathlon incorporating Qld Aquathlon Champs
Date : 17/11/18
Distance : 300m swim / 2.5km Run
Result : State Champion U/14 Years Male
It was an extremely hot day racing in the aquathlon which I knew was going to be challenging. Talking with coach pre-race we discussed how we were going to adapt to the heat, with the solution being a shorter run warm-up, this had helped keep the body temperature down before the race with still doing a regular swim warm-up.
With a bit of glare coming off the water the tinted Mk11 were the choice of goggles which were perfect. I had a good start off the beach which was about a 20m run before I had started swimming. I was tied 1st around the first boy and had sat on his hip for most of the swim until picking the pace up heading into the beach, to come out in front.
With a quick transition I had extended the lead and was now heading out onto the run. Nobody looked threatening so I decided to run it at a comfortable, relaxed pace saving my legs for the triathlon the next day, I had extended the lead as the run went on and was extremely to take the win quite easily.
Race Report- Kawana Triathlon
Date : 18/11/18
Distance : 300m swim / 10km Cycle / 2.5km Run
Result : 1st Place U/14 Years Male / 1st Overall in Enticer
It had turned out to be a wet overcast day for the triathlon on the Sunday which was going to be it a bit more difficult. I was feeling nice and fresh knowing it was going to be a fast day of racing with a stacked field. With the roads being wet it was discussed with coach Toby Coote to be a bit more cautious cornering on quite a technical bike course.
The regular run and swim warm up were undertaken. With Minor technique changes being made in my swim stroke from yesterday in the Auathlon, identified by coach, I was feeling fast and ready to swim, proving to make a massive difference as I lead out of the water by 6 seconds and was onto the bike in front. It was a 2-lap bike course with the 2 boys being close behind me catching me on the first lap, I knew I couldn’t let them get too far in front so they were within striking distance.
Both the boys got off the bike together and had a 25 second lead on me into the run, my legs felt great and light running in the Mizuno Wave Sonics. I knew I could run them down I caught 2nd place just after the first km clocking a 3.20 1st km, by that time I had 1st in my sight. I was taking serious ground off him quite quickly and had caught him by the turn around. There was about 1km to go from there and knew I could hold on and take the victory, I had averaged 3.20’s for the run leg and was extremely happy to take the victory.
My next race will be QTS # 4 at Raby Bay then we have the first round of the Australian Junior Series with the Super Sprint Race Weekend on 13-16th December at Runaway Bay