Thursday, October 8, 2009

Training this weekend

Dear Athletes

Training this weekend looks like this:

Friday - usual 5.30, 6.30 and 9.30am sessions all in operation as well as the 4.30pm Friday afternoon session as well.

Saturday - meet at Cottesloe Beach Car Park ready to leave at 6.30am for a 1.5hr tempo ride up the coast before a quick transition to meet the crew for a swim at 8.00am. No charge for these two sessions. Squad swim at the pool is on again at 1.00pm this Saturday (usual fee applies).

Sunday - not a huge amount of local racing on this weekend, but Carl A, Mel C, Rob B and Helen B are all taking part in the Great Southern Adventure Race this weekend which we'll hear a report back from next week. Sounds exciting!

Also, we have Ron Sammut, Rob Newman, John Annear, Ben Curetin, Todd Skipworth and Matt Illingworth all racing at the Hawaiian Ironman on Saturday too - a monster event!! Let's wish them luck...6 from the squad at Kona - wow guys, you've done well!!!



P.S Great article here posted to me by TEAM CORE Ironman WA prospect and rapidly rising star of 5.30am Lane 1, Dan Timbers: - thanks Dan - great stuff!

P.P.S News just in from Mel C re. the Great Southern race:

Helen, Rob, Carl and I are heading down to Denmark to do the Mountain Designs Great Southern Adventure Race – it’s a 2 day event with 13 stages covering approx 200kms with running, mountain biking, ocean and river paddling, navigation and rope work (no swimming which explains why you haven’t seen us in the pool much over the last few months!). We’re in two separate teams – Helen and myself have joined with Janet and Keira Macfarlane (she of the there and back Rotto crossing in some crazy fast time), and Carl and Rob are joining two guys we don’t know so well called Brett and Dave from Perth’s southern suburbs. The course we’ll be following is a secret until Friday evening when we’ll receive our course maps and handbooks. There are four people in each team but only three have to do each leg so there is always someone sitting out helping our support crew (Judy Young and Sarah Kepert – names you know well). Apparently you can get updates on our progress over the weekend at And if you can keep your fingers crossed for the ocean to be calmer than the 3m+ swells they’re predicting for Sunday – we’d be most appreciative! Hopefully we’ll all return in one piece and you’ll see us back in the pool late next week (well, Helen will be in the UK but hopefully I’ll be back in the pool next Friday).

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