Triathlon Australia


                      TIMMYS TIDBITS – 2

Race 2 is now in the books, with around 60 competitors turning up in fantastic conditions, some of them fresh off Mandurah 70.3.  Just on the latter, congratulations to those who took part in the 70.3, the conditions weren’t the easiest, so especially for the first timers it was a baptism of fire.


Back to the short stuff, the super sprint format usually throws up a few surprises, however the front pack was a case of ‘same old same old’.  Thankfully we have an elite category now!


Shayne Dimmer continued his hot streak, only a second behind our adopted pro triathlete Anja Beranack coming into T1.  Special mention to Trystar Reece Harris who came out of the water 3rd.  He may be growing gills, we are looking into it.  Dave Whitely also had a sensational swim, showing that old dogs do have new tricks. Pip Whitney’s love affair with the water also continued, coming into T1 in a handy position. Of course you will find others like Darryl Harris and Mark Dawson up the front of the group, off to a flying start.  Ben Caporn has obviously done a lot of training in the offseason as he is also continuing his good swim form.


Onto the bike and uber biker Andrew Luraschi threw down the hammer with a 3rd fastest bike split behind Shayne and Anja.  Joanne Boulton and Gill Smith had great bike legs (Jamie might agree with the latter opinion of Gill’s legs), making light work of the 15km course. Pauline Wiltshire also laughed at the local cycle course with a great bike split, obviously an aerodynamic animal.  Rachael Russel also had a fantastic ride.  For the men, Clive Stone and his tricked out Scott Plasma tri bike paired with nice Enve wheels (bike porn), showed that power and aero is king with a good bike split.  Aaron Ernst also had a blinder of a bike leg, clocking the 12th fastest bike time overall.


Onto the run, which is where this thing is won, Shayne Dimmer managed to hold out the fast finishing Brett Johnson.  Sticking with the males, Jamie Muir will be chuffed he beat Mark Dawson by a single second over the run distance, the latter claiming line honours though.  Philip Murphy had a good run split, running himself into 8th place overall.  Good to see Steve Ware on the comeback trail from injury, posting the 7th fastest run split of the day.  He will be cracking the top 5 finishers within a month! our fearless president Ian Crane must be getting some good info form his time with Anja, because he had a very good day finishing 13th overall.  For the ladies, Anja was by far the fastest female and second overall.  It was good to have a pro athlete racing with us again, but she can stop giving Craney pointers now, we don’t want him any faster thanks! Pip Whitney held on for 2nd place from a fast finishing Sammy Benn. Loved the tri get-up too Sammy, Rockstar Energy Drink wants to talk to you about sponsorship.  Julia Norris put the hammer down on the run to pass Jo Boulton and Rachael Russel, with Gill Smith not all that far behind.

Remember to enter for the 2014 Fleet cycle State Interclub Championship, which is held on the 30th of November. We are racing as a team here remember!