STG WRAP-UP: 24 March 2014

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From left: Renato, Brent, Will, Nick and Ray enjoy the view with clear skies at Sublime Lookout

 

1 week to STG Club Event Malabar

2 weeks to NSW Club Champs Forster

6 weeks to Ironman Australia

11 weeks to Ironman Cairns and 70.3

Hi team,

Welcome to the Autumn Equinox 2014 edition of the wrap-up.

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Marcello “don’t ask me for nutritional advice” Mazza

Congratulations to Marcello Mazza and Nikki Scoble who both competed in and more importantly, completed Ironman Asia-Pacific in Melbourne last weekend. Conditions in Melbourne looked to be nigh-on perfect with a maximum temperature of 19 and light winds. And I’m thinking Marcello might be very pleased to learn he set a new STG club record for Ironman, his 9:42:49 just eclipsed the previous record of 9:45:58 set by Mark Timbs during the inaugural IM Melbourne race in 2012. Dare I suggest that the STG Jindabyne Training Camp in January helped Marcello to a sub 60 min swim and sub 5 hour cycle? We look forward to see what his result means for the STG Club Championship table in the next update.

Congratulations also to those who competed in the last Kurnell sprint race of the season also on Sunday. Results listed below. Cathy Verry once again took gold in her category, what a season she’s having! Nick Glozier also performed well to take 2nd place in his. Meanwhile Dean “I’m so unfit” Ormston managed 8th in the same group while Simon Hatlee placed 12th and Asha Hum had a great race finishing 14th. Great results all round.

And finally well done to those who completed the 3.8km Lake Macquarie swim on Saturday, judging from your photo’s on Facebook, conditions looked ideal for you too. In fact, looking out the window at the moment I’m quite convinced that all events over the weekend, including Sunday’s long ride crew got lucky with the weather.

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Cover shot for next CD by “Nick, Ray and the Pullbuoys”

 

STG Club Event

6:00am Saturday 29 March, Malabar Beach, Long Bay

Reminder that we hope to see many of you at our big STG club event next Saturday at Malabar Beach. Event registrations will be from 6:00am.

Events planned are as follows;

  1. Short Course Triathlon 1km swim – 21km cycle – 6km run
  2. Long Course Triathlon 2km swim – 63km cycle – 12km run
  3. Open water swim 1km
  4. Biathlon 1km swim – 3km run

Course details will be announced on Facebook early this week. STG members and their guests welcome to attend and participate (long course open to members only). Cost to non-members is just $20 and members can enter for free. The events will start from 7:00am.

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Make way for Gez and the bowling ball helmet

There will be a bbq starting around 10am and the last long course competitor is expected home around 10:30am. Bring your family and friends along for what will be a great social and training event. This is our first club event in a long while and we look forward to seeing you all there in support, if successful we will likely hold the event on a more regular basis in the future.

If you don’t want to participate in any of the activities we’d still love to see you there as supporters and volunteers to assist the smooth running of the event. Please contact Shaun@stgfitness.com.au if you or one of your guests is able to volunteer.

Clearly, owing to this event there will be no brick session or time-trial in the park on Saturday 29th March.

 

 

 

Results Challenge Batemans Bay, Sunday 16 March 2014

Finish Time

Cat

Swim

T1

Cycle

T2

Run

Nick CUNNINGHAM (248)

4:59:27

40 to 44  (13)

0:32:27

0:01:34

2:49:24

0:01:30

1:34:29

Daniel BUTTARD (54)

5:27:21

45 to 49  (13)

0:41:00

0:02:03

2:42:40

0:01:14

2:00:22

Nathan BELLGROVE (233)

0:00:00

40 to 44  (0)

0:36:14

0:01:24

2:35:32

0:03:22

  Kurnell Sprint Race 4, 23 March 2014  

Finish Time

Cat

Swim

Cycle

Run

Nick GLOZIER (188)

1:08:05

45-49  (2)

0:12:22

0:35:08

0:20:35

Simon HATLEE (659)

1:09:36

35-39  (12)

0:11:43

0:35:30

0:22:22

Dean ORMSTON (213)

1:12:53

45-49  (8)

0:13:50

0:37:25

0:21:37

Cathy VERRY (160)

1:28:54

60-64  (1)

0:17:01

0:43:47

0:28:05

Asha HUM (607)

1:30:17

35-39  (14)

0:16:55

0:48:18

0:25:03

  Ironman Asia-Pacific, 23 March 2014  

Finish Time

Cat

Swim

T1

Cycle

T2

Run

Marcello MAZZA (824)

9:42:49

3539  (49)

0:58:52

0:03:14

4:59:19

0:03:21

3:38:02

Nikki SCOBLE (1030)

15:14:35

3539  (52)

1:54:06

0:13:27

7:25:30

0:06:08

5:35:23

  Apologies to Deb Speed whom was missed out in the Huskisson Sprint results last update;

Deborah SPEED (1130)

1:26:47

30-34  (39)

0:16:36

0:02:30

0:39:55

0:01:59

0:25:45

Please note the ‘race list’ sheet in the squad program lists all the races for the season along with each member that has entered that race, when you enter a race please let me know and I can add you to the list. Nicola Ellis and I use this list to check up on your times after the race to report on results and calculate your STG club championship points. So if you’re not listed then you risk missing out on valuable club points and worse, failing to get a mention in the wrap-up!!! The squad program is sent out each week to all Premium and Squad Program level members each week, if you’re a Casual or Multisport 8 member then please email me when you enter a race and I’ll add you to the list.  

 

STG Ride Across the Alps – 13-21 September 2014

STG’s first overseas adventure. The spectacular route takes in many of the famous tour climbs in what will be the trip of a lifetime. Further details can be found on the STG website, a brochure with full itinerary is also available on request.

 

lezyne lightsProduct of the Week Lezyne zecto lights, for an investment of around $40 these USB rechargeable front and rear lights will pierce through the inkiest of darkness keeping you safer on those early morning rides. Only problem with USB rechargeable is a limited battery life, which may only affect Ironman trainers.

 

 

Sydney Training Weather According to records this is the longest warmest spell in a long while with daytime temps exceeding 25 degrees for almost 20 days in succession. Combined with high humidity this brings an increase to the chances of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and that’s exactly what we have (going on as I write) and predicted all week, I’m delighted to note that next weekend looks fine however.

Sunrise: 06:59 (first light 6:34)

Sunset: 19:04 (last light 19:29)

Bondi Water Temp: Remaining at 21 degrees, it’s also really really clear right now, I recommend you jump in after work one night while we still have light in the evening.

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