Last weekend at Race 1 of The Gatorade Series at Elwood saw the Tribal Crew getting the job done. In some pretty crap conditions the Tribal Crew excelled with 6 Podiums and plenty of Personal Best times and great performances. Congrats to the hardy crew who toughed it out. World Champion Carl Fannon missed this race due to a week of the flu and sick family.
Great racing all round with Annie Martin and Aislinn Prendergast winning their AG. Annie Martin fresh from her Ironman race in Hawaii shows she still has the short course goods every year in fact!! Aislinn also back from a big year of study has a great race and would have pushed the Elite females with that performance.
Lachie Kerin, Steve Menzies and Colin Davis placing 2nd in their AG. Lachie having raced Shepp 70.3 the week before put in a great performance leading the swim and the bike only to be pipped in the 500m on the run. Steve Menzies showed last years podiums were well deserved – look out when Steve gets back to some consistent running. Colin Davis is always up there in his AG after swimming and riding from the front evergreen Tim Bently got him in the last 500m.
Camille Hudson had a great swim and ride to be chasing the top 2 girls ended up smashing the run leg and couldn’t quite bridge the gap placing 3rd in the Elite Female.
Terrific racing by Adam Dew who is still nursing the hammy.
Louis Raymond got off to a great start it was fast and furious even in the wet conditions as young gun Louis Raymond was taken out by a competitor on the first turn around corner on the bike course. Louis managed to race into the top 10 in his age group with a great ride and top 3 in his AG run.
Stevie Dornik raced well looking for a bit of speed in the ironman legs.
Craig Foster back in the pool and the run also found some speed on the weekend.
Torty Howard, Sally and Andrew were looking for some race practice before her big race at Canberra 70.3.
Olivia Garlepp is Mzz Consistency with great training week in week out showed her development is coming along nicely.
Tina De Young is always out there having a go whilst working and looking after two kids and hubby Simon. Also Father-in-law Phil De Young in the over 65 placed in the top 10.
Aislinn Prendergast 1st Female 20-24 AG
Annie Martin 1st Female 40-44 AG
Lachie Kerin 2nd Male Open
Stephen Mezies 2nd Male 25-29 AG
Colin Davis 2nd Male 50-54
Camille Hudson 3rd Female Elite
Olivia Garlepp 6th Female 20-24 AG
Louis Raymond 8th Male 20-24 AG
Steve Dornik 13th Male 30-34 AG
Adam Dew 29th Male 40-44 AG
Crag Foster 31st Male 30-34 AG
Torty Howard 40th Female 30-34 AG