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Soaking up the Sun in January!
Yay for January! As triathletes, we wait in anticipation for the summer months to arrive and what’s not to love: longer hours of daylight making training easier, warmer water for open water swimming and plenty of events to choose from. January has started with Nuna representation at most of the local events around the state:
Cape Patterson Triathlon – Sunday 4 Jan
This is a great little event, tending to attract a smaller field than the major triathlons in Melbourne, this race offers a relaxed, local atmosphere, spectacular views across Bass Strait, the usual friendly volunteers out on course, zooper dooper icy poles at the finish - all for a bargain entry price. Club members Aidan, Anna D, Anna C, Mack, Meagan, Clarkey, Mal, Richard all kick-started January off at this event and represented NTC very well with strong performances from each. Highlights included:
- Meagan – third female overall and a blistering ride
- Speedy Superman Clarkey reminding us why he has that nickname
- Aidan – suiting up the wetty more than two minutes before race start
- Mack – leading the Nuna’s and 5th overall
- Anna D – graceful bike dismount and demonstrating why practicing these things is important
- Anna C – relaxed and making it look all too easy
- Mal – fresh back from WA and Ironman Busso
- Richard – sneaking down to the swim only seconds before the start
- The zooper dooper icy-poles at the finish – they were in demand!
Lorne Pier to Pub Ocean swim – Saturday 10 Jan
A handful of Nuna swimmers visited Lorne for its busiest weekend of the year – the annual 1.2km open water Pier to Pub swim and 8km Mountain to Surf run. Attracting thousands of visitors, the town is buzzing with atmosphere and never fails to deliver a fun, energetic, good-time of a weekend.
Despite the poor weather forecast during the week, conditions ended up being only a little overcast and calm seas. Claire and Fi put in solid performances swimming 21mins and 18mins, Hanna finished 3rd in her wave group in 17mins and former NTC swim coach, Mikey highlighting once again why he has the expertise to tell us how to swim – swimming a fast 14mins. Tim's absence was duly noted on the day and despite Tim’s kind offer, Luke declined to take up his late entry on the day.
Two Bays Trail Run – Sunday 11 Jan
Over on the Mornington Peninsula a day later was the Two Bays Trail Run, with a choice of 28kms from Dromana to Cape Schanck, or for the ultra-distance, 56kms from Cape Schanck – Dromana – Cape Schanck. This is certainly an event that if you haven’t participated in it yet, it’s well and truly worth putting on the bucket list, beautiful trails, great scenery, a great bunch of people along the course and a priority start if you come dressed in Hawaiian attire.
28km Nuna representatives included: Aidan, Steve, Richard, Anna C, Captain, Ajax, Anna D, Bags, Rosi, Dave T and the Pastor while in the 56km – Postie and Greeny represented the Nuna blue.
Back by popular demand... Rosi’s top 5 moments from 2 Bays... In no particular order!
1. The peaceful serenity while running with amazing views
2. Super finishing result and time from Aidan
3. Postie getting to ring that bell and boot home an amazing 56km
4. Sharing the trail and experience with Bags and Dave T
5. Seeing all the supportive and smiling Nuna faces at the finish line!
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 by Fiona
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