Sunday, December 2, 2012

WA State Inter-Club Championships 2012

Transition at 6 am Pic by Dennis Tan
North Coast Tri Club Pic by DennisTan
Before the Race At registration .Pic by Dennis Tan
Motivating the troops Al Presidente Ross Pedlow Exceed Tri Club Pic Rod Marton
Cup Cakes at The Exceed Tent Food by Rob Parry

Presidents Trophy for the Highest average points in the Race 2012


148 John Cooke  SWIM : 15:36.

 BIKE 40:54 RUN: 23:21 TIME: 1:19:52.0

The State Inter-Club Championships were run today .The first time they were held before Ironman Busselton. It was a good hit out before the main race . I was expecting it to be cold in the morning and didn't have my jumper. Exceed had it's biggest turn out in its short history.

We won the Presidents trophy again , retaining the trophy from last year . There was the usual banter between clubs and hopefully everyone took it in the right spirit .It is the only race on the calender where we triathletes race for our club and as a fairly small sporting community in the State it is good to get together and just have a fun race despite the rivalry that exist .It is the participation that counts. Mandurah Triathlon Club put on a great event and it is heartening to see all the clubs growing and the sport becoming popular. I enjoyed the hit out .Times weren't terribly important . It was hard to compare as the bike course has changed and last year I did a 1.13 on a shorter bike course but ran a slower run. This year the swim was partly a run although I was in deep water and managed to swim the whole length. I did like the bike course and managed to keep at a pace that was slower but manageable. The run was an out and back course and was happy with my effort of 4.41 pace. Next week it Busselton Ironman 2012. Looking forward to the race and just enjoying it .
State Inter Club result