STG WRAP-UP: 16 December 2013

05 week to Auckland 70.3

05 weeks to Kurnell Race 2

05 weeks to Nowra OD

07 weeks to Challenge Melbourne 70.3

10 weeks to Huskisson Tri Festival

Hi team,

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Steve at Port Macquarie 70.3 in 2011

Well done to all those who raced Ironman 70.3 in Canberra this weekend, results listed below. Stevie Wonder Ellis took out quickest STG time edging in front of swim & cycle freak Will (Sky) Walker with a lightning fast run time, it was particularly cordial of Will to wait a few extra minutes in transition to ensure this would occur. Both achieved PB’s. Congratulations to Gary Maher who managed to stay on his bike this time and went on to complete an excellent run time, Cat Fleming who placed 11th in her age-group and Gareth Rydon who’s great cycle leg also lead to a PB.

Name (#)

Time

Categ (Pos)

Swim

T1

Ride

T2

Run

Steve ELLIS (833)

4:38:12

35 to 39  (13)

0:35:56

0:03:48

2:35:23

0:01:27

1:21:37

William WALKER (775)

4:41:30

30 to 34  (22)

0:29:54

0:05:08

2:24:53

0:01:49

1:39:43

Gareth RYDON (749)

4:42:11

30 to 34  (23)

0:31:00

0:03:28

2:32:05

0:01:59

1:33:37

Gary MAHER (698)

4:56:15

30 to 34  (43)

0:36:36

0:04:04

2:42:59

0:01:50

1:30:44

Andres BERNAL (410)

5:33:05

25 to 29  (65)

0:39:23

0:05:48

3:04:04

0:03:09

1:40:39

Cat FLEMING (237)

5:35:37

25 to 29  (11)

0:38:40

0:04:31

2:54:39

0:02:07

1:55:38

Michael NOBLET (534)

5:57:06

25 to 29  (83)

0:40:39

0:04:31

3:05:33

0:01:46

2:04:35

Sydney Ironman 70.3 Announced

Who would have thought, an Ironman 70.3 race within the Sydney metropolitan area! While Penrith is possibly the furthest point from us in Sydney, at least you might get to wake up in your own bed on race morning. The first race is scheduled for 30th November 2014 at the Penrith Regatta Centre with at least two more races planned for 2015 and 2016. Let’s hope this one’s a keeper unlike the greatly missed Sydney ITU. Registration will open early in 2014. For more information visit the website; www.ironmanwesternsydney.com.

STG Christmas and New Year Session Schedule

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STG welcomes back London graduate Libby Rogers, pictured here with brother and STG coach Alex.

As is customary for this time of the year, STG will be running a reduced schedule of sessions over the holiday period as follows;

Date   Session
Monday, 23 December 2013 6am Swim @ PAP
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 6am Cycle @ Centennial Park
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 No Sessions
Thursday, 26 December 2013 No Sessions
Friday, 27 December 2013 No Sessions
Saturday, 28 December 2013 6:30am Ride/Run @ Centennial Park
Sunday, 29 December 2013 6am Cycle – Destination TBA
Monday, 30 December 2013 6am Swim @ PAP
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 6am Cycle @ Centennial Park
Wednesday, 1 January 2014 No Sessions
Thursday, 2 January 2014 Normal sessions resume

ES Marks Track and Field Update

The turf is being laid and the track will return to pristine running status this week …allegedly.

Did you know …?

In the cycle leg, a competitor is not permitted to make any forward progress without the bicycle and all of it’s component parts.

TA Race Comp Rule 3.2

Sydney Training Weather

Looking fine for most of the week, temps in the mid twenties until Friday where it will go north of 30 degrees and possible end with a shower.

Sunrise: 05:38 (first light 05:09)

Sunset: 20:01 (last light 20:30)

Bondi Water Temp: Still a mild 20 degrees.

See you at training.

Jeff Sapier
Head Coach

Denise Possum

Police are seeking information related to an incident in the park where a protected species of possum was killed in a hit and run. The rider was witnessed leaving the scene on a silver Scott Foil.