Enjoy. Perform. Succeed.

2008 News.

Karl Augustin 23rd November 2008. He's happy the swim was replaced with a run.

Enjoying a post "Yoga for Athletes" repast, 14th September 2008.

Left to right: Josie (on floor), Karl, James, Anne, Julie and our guru - Mark.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 Victorian Mile Championship
Matthew Goodger, 5:41.05, 13th Div 2

Sunday, 14 December 2008 Canberra Half Ironman
172 280 Gavin HICKS 05:32:34 3034 48 Male 162
Swim = 00:39:18 213 48 192
Bike = 03:02:16 136 39 130
Run = 1:50:58 230 61 207

Sunday, 14 December 2008 Brooks/Gatorade Race 2
Due to the heavy rain in the previous 48 hours, the swim was replaced by a run. The first time in the history of the series that two races have had swims cancelled.

Gatorade 1500m run-20k bike-5k run
Jamie Morgan 1:01:32, 7th M30-34, 5:53-1:13-32:36-1:12-20:37
Jarratt Morgan 1:02:02, 8th M30-34, 5:54-1:08-32:39-1:14-21:06
Karl Augustin 1:06:04, 4th M50-54, 6:14-1:16-36:12-1:35-20:46
Jeff Beavis 1:06:42, 12th M40-44, 6:19-1:01-36:33-1:12-21:36
Trent Churchill 1:09:59, 59th M30-34, 5:58-1:24-40:17-1:27-20:53
Phil Caligiuri 1:11:35, 14th M45-49, 6:47-1:27-37:08-1:34-24:39
Pip Hodgetts 1:14:19, 3rd F15-19, 6:20-1:10-44:00-1:24-21:24
Jody Gilchrist 1:14:35, 5th F40-44, 6:40-1:20-42:10-1:47-22:37
Peter Saw 1:21:25, 48th M1st timers, 7:21-1:30-43:38-2:05-26:50
Josie Gioffre 1:22:27, 17th F35-39, 8:21-1:49-42:50-2:18-27:08
Marie Maguire 1:24:02, 2nd F55-59, 7:52-1:45-47:14-1:46-25:25
Michelle Le Cornu 1:25:16, 3rd Family & Friends, 7:50-1:15-47:38-1:31-27:01
Kath Taylor 1:25:42, 25th F30-34, 8:15-2:04-43:21-2:00-30:01

Exciting racing from the Morgan twins, with the lead changing a number of times, resulting in 35th and 36th fastest bike splits in the whole field.

Congratulations to Pip and Marie, not only for their top 3 finishes but also for having the fastest 2nd run splits in their age groups. Go girls!

Brooks 500run-8k bike-2k run
Daniel Moloney 29:39, 38th M30-39, 2:28-1:26-14:16-1:24-10:04
Kellie Whitefield 32:53, 9th F40-49, 2:48-0:47-17:11-0:51-11:15

Tuesday, 9 December 2008 AV Round 7 - NW region
Sam Wenban, 2:39.03, category place unknown, 2nd in his heat, 800m

Sunday, 7 December 2008 Ironman WA
Hayden Marshall, 12:22:17, 121st M30-34, 1:05:34-5:37-5:51:50-5:36-5:13:40

Not a bad effort for a first time with limited training due to 80 hour work weeks!

Saturday 6 December 2008 Sussan 10k Classic
Julie King, 47:30, 5th F50-59 (out of 160)
Josie Gioffre, 52:35, 63rd F35-39
Michelle Le Cornu, 53:05, 60th F30-34

Josie's dedication to her run training resulted in a time of 52:36 in the Sussan Classic and was a 6:12 improvement on her 2007 race.

Julie goes top 10: "Just reporting back on the Sussan 10K result which was a PB for me! I ... was extremely pleased with this time, especially after my slow run time for 10K in Adelaide."

Michelle Le Cornu went faster than expected.

Well done, ladies.

Saturday 6 December 2008, Zatopek 10k B,C & D divisions
Aaron Heaney, 36:54.94, 15th B & C Division
Matthew Goodger, 42:14.82, 14th C&D Division

Sunday, 30 November 2008 Challenge Series, Adelaide
Julie King, 2:36:07, 1500-40-10, 5th F50-54, 32:48-1:10:18-52:59.

Julie's comments. (Note "sharks!")
I was quite happy with my results at Glenelg on the weekend coming in 5th out of 18 competitors – I’ve never done an Australian race with that number participating in my age group before! Looks like they’re coming out of the woodwork for the World Champs at the Gold Coast!
I was 3rd on the swim which also included the time in & out of transition. The swim course was finally a rectangle after changes in options from an ‘M’ shaped course to an ‘A’ to ‘B’. The word was, they were chasing some sighted sharks off-shore on Saturday and during the swim on Sunday we had a Westpac surf rescue chopper hovering over us. On Saturday the surf was up with very strong winds but luckily the next day the water was reasonably flat but with a strong head-on current for the return leg.
The lead girl swam 29:41 and second was 32:29. As you can see from my placings, I gradually dropped back as the race progressed! I was struggling a bit with a re-infection in my upper jaw and was dosed up on Nurofen which made me feel nauseous – the timing of this painful swelling was not good!
Julie is definitely in contention for the Worlds. Go Jules!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008 AV Round 6 - NW region
Sam Wenban, 11:44.13, 1st M14 3000m
Matthew Goodger , 11:14.27, 7th MOp additional 3000m 
Lisa Ierardo , 12:26, (handtimed) 3000m 
Matthew Goodger, 2:34.68, 10th MOp3 800m

Sunday, 23 November 2008 Brooks/Gatorade Race 1
Due to the poor water quality, a 500m/2km run replaced the 150/500m swim.

Gatorade 2/20/5:
Jamie Morgan, 1:02:06, 11th M30-34, 7:25-1:17-32:05-1:12-20:06
Jarratt Morgan, 1:05:28, 23rd M30-34, 7:26-1:24-32:49-1:59-21:49
Karl Augustin, 1:08:19, 5th M50-54, 8:00-1:11-36:23-1:38-21:06
Trevor Harrison, 1:08:46, 33rd M25-29, 7:41-1:35-36:41-1:33-21:15
Jeff Beavis, 1:10:54, 22nd M40-44, 8:17-1:11-37:59-1:33-21:53
Angelo Pagano, 1:14:13, 15th M45-49, 7:48-1:44-39:01-2:26-23:13
Pip Hodgetts, 1:18:23, 2nd F15-19, 8:02-1:16-43:52-2:19-22:53
Mandy Newman, 1:21:20, 19th F35-39, 9:41-1:29-39:59-2:32-27:38
Marie Maguire, 1:27:00, 3rd F55-59, 9:46-1:28-46:49-2:23-26:33
Chanel Ross, 1:30:15, 29th F1st timer, 10:02-1:19-44:49-2:18-31:46

Brooks 500/5/1.5:
Kellie Whitefield, 31:16, 5th F40-49, 3:02-1:56-15:58-1:07-9:12
Andrew Edbrooke, 33:38, 101st M30-39, 3:06-2:16-15:37-2:13-10:25

Saturday, 22 November 2008 Corporate Games
Julie King, 50:07, 10k, 1st F50+

"My time was not quite as good as last year - perhaps because of the rain and strong, cold winds!" Very probably - 9.5 degrees and gusts to 72kph!

Sunday, 16 November 2008 Shepparton Half Ironman
Michael Bohnke, 5:04:35, 33rd M40-44, 36:16-2:45:54-1:42:23
Had a good race on Sunday at least and no problems after my recent injury so full speed ahead for Port Macquarie now!

Phil Caligiuri, 5:56:42, 52nd M45-49, 51:20-2:59:25-2:05:55
Had a hell of a time first to find I had a flat in the bike compound, then in the swim found it very difficult to breathe and the 300 metre mark a life jacket was thrown out to me which in turn cost me a few mins, I was coming last but at the last 400 metres I saw two competitors and caught them.
My Bike leg was my best by far 2.51 on the bike computer very windy really had to work most of it.
I would of liked to of pressed the run a bit more but had a bit of pain in the lower back and feared I would not finish at times but it eased off after the first lap and I started passing more than being passed all in all I had great fun and surprisingly I only fall over when I try to walk.
By the way my blood type used to be O positive but now I sure it has changed to citrus gel negative.

A good effort by both of them given the wind was gusting to 50km/h!

Sunday, 16 November 2008 Hexman
Hayden Marshall, 1:41:09, 633-30-7, 18th M30-39, 9:35-1:00:11-31:21

Just an appetizer for Hayden. Busso's the main game.

Saturday, 15 November 2008,  AV Round 4 - NW region 
Matthew Goodger, 5:18.69, 4th MOP Additional, 1500m
Jake Byrush,  4:56.09, 4th M18, 1500m 
Aaron Heaney,  4:47.87, 9th MOp3, 1500m 

Sunday, 9 November 2008 TriSeries Challenge Race 1
Rob Raulings, 1:04:09, 500-20-5, 6th M40-44, 8:09-1:01-33:19-1:21-20:18

Pretty much a PB for me. Winner 1:00:55, Me 1:04:09, 0:03:14 behind 5.3% last seasons best was about 9%.

Katherine Taylor, 1:24:59, 500-20-5, 9th F30-34, 10:38-2:12-41:58-2:16-27:54.

I was really happy with my run - I ran faster than I usually do in training, which I wasn't expecting! It was a great introduction to season 08/09!. Paul Visentini (our club physio) was also very impressed and said "She is a great example of how we can 'change a body'! Very satisfying if we can get her through a season of racing." Well done Kath (and Paul!).

Sunday, 2 November 2008 Noosa Triathlon
1k Eyeline Ocean swim.
Janet Miller, 23:14, 1000m, 6th F50-59

Sunday, 2 November 2008 Triathlon Pink
Julie King, 31:26, 300-9-3, 1st F50-54, 4:50-17:03-10:46
Mandy Newman, 38:07, 300-9-3, 5th F35-39, 4:46-18:02-15:19
Josie Gioffre, 39:23, 300-9-3, 9th F35-39, 6:08-21:18-11:57

A fun day for the ladies.

Saturday, 1 November 2008 AV round 3 - NW region
Jake Byrush, 1:00.32, 38th MOp3, 400 
Matthew Goodger, 2:31.63, 16th MOp3, 800
Jake Byrush, 2:17.69, 4th MOp2, 800 
Matthew Goodger, 11:51.39, 5th MOp2, 3000
Karl Augustin, 11:03.65, 3rd M40+, 3000
A PB for Karl. Just goes to show that running Tony's new hill course at Studley Park in the morning should be part of everyone's race preparation! 

Saturday, 25 October 2008 AV Round 2 - NW region
Aaron Heaney, 19:25, 6th MOp2, 5000m
Karl Augustin, 20:15, 5000m, unofficial results
Karl must have been too fast for the timer! These are hand-timed results by an unbiased observer (wife & coach).

Saturday, 18 October 2008 Australian Sprint Champs
Rob Raulings 7th M40-44 750-20-5, 1:09:32: 12:52-34:31-22:07

Swim could have been long, bike 9 x 180 deg turn arounds and some nasty corners.

Solid swim (9th) and bike (5th), average run (15th) - achilles OK but not enough core strength (and base) to run fast I think.

Not bad for a race in the middle of his preparation period.

Sunday, 12 October 2008 Melbourne Marathon Festival
Janet Miller: 49:46. 3rd F50-54 A fantastic effort by Janet (50-55) who has not actually broken 60 minutes before although her Ironman run times suggest she would have PB'ed around 56 minutes. Her attendance at the regular Wednesday run sessions has really paid off big time.
Michelle LeCornu*: 58:00. A good effort by Michelle. Looks like she needs to step up to OD triathlons this season!

Karl Augustin: 1:32:18. Not quite as fast as he'd hoped but he did trash his legs the day before on the ride back from Werribee South.
Marie Maguire: 1:49:12 4th F55-59. No wonder Marie does so well in the Gatorade series.
Julie King: 1:59:08. Julie was going to do this as a long run, but given that she negative split the second half into the head wind, the killer instinct that got her to the Worlds must've taken over!
Stephen Gowers: 2:00:16. Stephen did this as an easy run.
Josie Gioffre: 2:00:22! Another 6 minute PB. Josie says she "was very pleased with that"!
Mandy Newman: 2:01:14. Mandy was frustrated by the crowds, but enjoyed the change of scenery for her long run
Mary Psaila: 2:09:48. The half-marathon bug's well and truly bitten Mary now. Go Mary!
Sandra Buth DNF

Aaron Heaney, 3:17:28, 65th M35-39
Michael Bohnke: 3:19. Michael's prep was interrupted due to a bad back but still felt he could run a good race on the day. Given he ran 3:03 12 months ago with a good back, I reckon he did pretty good.
Rob Scapin: 4:04. Rob's marathon debut. Good on you.
Daniel Moloney: 4:28. Daniel hates running and only 6 months ago couldn't run 10k. A great effort, Daniel. Watch out Gatorade.

Saturday, 9 August 2008, AV XCR'08 Sandown Road Race
Matthew Goodger, 26:50, 6200m
Andrew Brown, 23:51, 6200m
Aaron Heaney, 22:59, 6200m

Saturday, 26 July 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths XC
Sam Wenban, 1st, Boys U11, 2000m 7:41.62

Saturday, 26 July 2008, AV XCR'08 Bundoora
Matthew Goodger, 53:31, 271st MOp7, 12k
Andrew Brown, 50:27, 232nd MOp7, 12k
Aaron Heaney, 48:36, 192nd MOp4, 12k

Sunday, 13 July 2008, Gold Coast Marathon
Andrew Brown, 3:43:00

Saturday, 12 July 2008 XCR08 Geelong
Matthew Goodger, 239th MOp1, 16000XC, 1:12:26
Aaron Heaney, 108th MOP1, 16000 XC, 1:02:07. In 2007 Aaron finished 100th in 62:18. Given that Aaron had pneumonia in the week leading up to this race, to take 11 seconds off his time from last year is a great effort!

Saturday, 12 July 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths XC
Sam Wenban, 1st, Boys U11, 2000m 7:12.98. Another win for Sam.

Saturday, 5 July 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths XC Handicap
Sam Wenban, 3rd, Boys U11/12, 2000m. Looks like the handicapper wanted someone else to win for a change. Sam's corrected time was 7:55

Saturday, 28 June 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths XC Championships
Sam Wenban, 1st, Boys U11, 2000m 7:15.04

Saturday, 28 June 2008 XCR'08, Coliban Relays
these relays are point to point from Harcourt to Bendigo and each leg is a different length and over different terrain, ranging from dead flat to steep hills
Matthew Goodger, 24:53, 5500m

Sunday, 22 June 2008 Run Melbourne
Aaron Heaney, 15th M30-39, 10000 0:38:26. 39th overall. We breed 'em tough at EPS!

Saturday, 21 June 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths XC
Sam Wenban, 1st, Boys U11, 2000m 7:05.33
Sam Wenban, 3rd Boys U11/12 Little Aths Championship, 2000m 7:55:00

Saturday, 14 June 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths XC
Sam Wenban, 1st, Boys U11, 2000m 7:21.75

Saturday, 7 June 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths Division One Open Day XC
Sam Wenban, 1st, Boys U11, 2000m 8:00.26

Saturday, 7 June 2008 World Triathlon Championships, Vancouver
Rob Raulings, 9th M40-44 750-20-5 1:19:44 See Rob's story below - top 10 finish given those circumstances!

Julie King, 22nd F50-54 1500-40-10 2:31:33. See Julie's description of the event below.

Jeff Beavis, 69th M40-44 1500-40-10 2:01:02.84. See Jeff's story below.

Julie King: Placed 22 out of 71 in her age group (and was the first Aussie in my age Group). Swim was altered 1100m and cancelled the swim after our wave due to rough conditions!
Rob Rauling's detailed account of his race was great and I can only concur with much of what he has said re: weather, organization, state of play on the course etc. Luckily I didn't experience the cold rain but got a choppy, cold swim out of it all! The space blankets & hot soup were most welcome at the finish line.

Jeff Beavis: The race degenerated into a Duathlon in what could only be described as average Melbourne water conditions. That took out what I feel in my strongest leg.
That said did 2:01:02.84 which was fairly happy with, ride about 1:08 and 2nd run around 42 high/ 43 low have found my exact splits yet. Both these times are right up there with my best times so am reasonably happy with them. That finished my 69th this year 30 places better than last year in same age group and with more people behind me so that is a real positive.

Rob Raulings: Epic race. Very bittersweet.
Trained my arse off for this and thought I had potential to do well, just not sure how well ...
Race day fn cold again, 7C air, 11C water. Up at 5am get down to transition and put the gear in, pump the tires on the bike. Ran back to check junior female race start to make sure I had the measure of the procedure. Course starts on the beach in a line and heads pretty hard right, so pays to be in the first few through the entry check in to get possibly up to 50m advantage on the start line. Retreat to hotel room and perform a warmup to AC/DC on the iPod.
Luckily in my previous life as a cross country skiier I had plenty of experience in racing in miserable conditions - it wasn't actually sleeting so I figured it couldn't be that bad! Leave hotel at the latest possible time with race clothing of race singlet under 2 tri suites, plus wetsuit half on and jog to race start tent. Keep jogging on spot in race tent, forgo warmup swim (good decision), realise guys are entering the chute for the start procedure, shit myself and sprint to get in there. Spend 10 minutes waiting in the chute, noticing how the GB'ers seem to favour oversize swim masks that must have the drag of an anchor while racing, not to mention make them look really stoopid. Glad to be living on a large, relatively warm island, amongst a nation of swimmers.
Get through the chute - see name on screen and run down to the start line on the beach - top 6 or 8 guys at the favored end of the course. Dip hands and face into water and hope this suffices to stop shock. Try to stay calm.
Luckily I'd watched earlier waves and the lack of a hooter or horn was evident, some people had been missing the start, there were marshalls standing behind us with red flags raised for the start. Stand watching the marshall over my shoulder to make sure I get some cue to go. Hear something, take 3 steps and a racing dive and go. Swim a bit straight to find clean water and immediately have someone swim over my legs, turn a bit more right and try to ease into the swim thinking cool, calm thoughts while every pore screams murder at the sudden assault of the cold and shuts down. Someone goes out hard and I immediately respond before thinking Oops can I do this pace? Back off just a little but maintain speed. Guys start falling off left and right, 2 guys ahead, 1 to the side. Get round first bouy and find a lane rope pointing off in the direction of bouy 2. Get on it and get into a better rythym, trying to keep breathing calm and stroke strong. Fk, it's cold. Still in touch with the top 2 guys - realise I'm at the front of the swim pack at the worlds and feel pretty good about it. When will this frikking swim end? Supposed to be 750m, must seriously be over 1km (Edit: Google maps says 1.05km) Get another bouy down, still few to go, about 40m behind leader and 20m behind second. Finally hit the beach and manage to stand up - dizzy as buggery and unco as well. 3rd out of the water in 16:46, 51 sec down on the leader, and 4th right on my shoulder. 16:46 for 750m? Gotta be joking - I'd swum 10:25 last Aussi season for 750, and wasn't growing barnacles out there.
Get through transition some how with out falling over - grass is sodden and very slippery. Awesome Aussi support once people can see your race suit - even get some first name calls from a few people, can't see anyone, just keep going hard trying to get brain unfrozen. On bike and get into variable pacing strategy my coach had worked out for me. Because of the hills in the course (including 1.2 km of 4.5% uphill) it is faster to vary effort to apply more power to the hills and less on the downhills. The plan was breaking the course into 6 sections with different watts for each section ranging from a pretty easy 170w to a more nasty 270w climbing. Had painstakingly inscribed this onto the face of the Ergomo with a fine tipped permanent marker. The variable pace plan was 59 seconds faster than riding the course with constant power output, but if you go too hard and blow, well, thanks for coming.
Warm up a bit on the first climb, and get through the rough as guts sections as well. The disc is singing the sweet song of speed on the downhills, and doesn't feel that bad on the ups - I was riding one of the few discs - most people opt for deep rim or even shallow rim wheelsets - I guess the size of the climb freaked them out, even though 75% of the course was flat or downhill. Swoop down the hill passing everyone in site, and line up for lap 2 - when I hear wap, wap, wap coming from the machine. Look down, realise tape covering the valve hole had come unstuck from the wetness, and was making me look like a complete n00bie. Determined not to tarnish the team image of beer and vegemite swilling tri freaks, I wait till the top of the small climb, stop and yank the tape off. Get going again, but 15 seconds lost.
Feel a bit warmer on the second lap, and get higher power out during the climb. Descend like a madman, at over 60kmh, gaining valuable time, and starting to really enjoy proceedings. Approaching the base of the descent, legs pumping in my best Tor Hushovd impersonation to blast by some pommie when the dreaded sound every cyclist fears occurs - pssschht! God, please let it be the other guy. Keep going with the power down and everything still feels OK, maybe it was the other guy, make it round the corner and realise the front has detonated and is going down. Faark! Currently in third, 44 mins in, 6.8km to go on bike, 1:34 down on the leader, with chasers closing hard and no spare (if you have to change a spare in a Sprint race you're done anyway - even if I had a spare, my hands were so cold it would have taken a week to change it). Luckily I'd put goo in the tubby, and it wasn't totally flat, just about 40 psi. Almost have a hissy fit as I realise that something you work so hard for more than 8 months might not go the way you want. Get over that 3 seconds later and decide to go for it anyway. Get the weight off the back to lighten the pressure on the front and gingerly nurse it through several turns, no real turning ability at all. Bottom out the front rim on several bumps and begin to worry about descending. Climb the big hill for the last time, power is OK, and speed is not too bad. Hopefully not loosing too much time. Big breath time for the downhill - turns out not too bad - can roll with weight off the front and take a sweeping, slow flowing line - actually descend at about 50kmh keeping pace with a few pommies - they need to HTFU. Make it to dismount line with great relief, legs not feeling too bad either. 1st 2 laps 12:48 (cold!) and 12:10, slowing to 14:06 with the flat, 1:54 slower for nursing the bike round the last lap, but power only a tad lower.
Head into transition, try to get shoes on, actually get helmet off (which is a relief seeing junior girls couldn't) and head out on the run. Legs feel great, but arms are soooo cold. Settle in to nice pace and form and get the pain flowing. Passed by a Scot at warp speed, keep looking for Michael Pratt AUS to come storming by. Great support from Aussies and others, final turn around appears, 1.2 km to go and no-one behind that looks fast - maybe I can do well in spite of the flat. Keep the hammer down on the long downhill to the finish, manage to grab an Aussie flag before the finish chute and hold it aloft in a frozen claw, so, so happy to have made it over the line.
Run not a PB, but fast enough to hold on to 9th, 5:33 down on Aussie Richard Woods who takes the title with a +2:56 margin over Simon Gowen (GBR) and Frank Boyne (GBR) +3:58 in third. Realise that the 1:54 deficit on lap 3 on the bike would have put me +3:39 behind the winner and into third place by a comfortable 19 seconds. Aaargh. Our 4th 40-44 member, Brett Starkey finishes 16th about +8:19 down on Woods. My time of 1:19:44 is the slowest sprint race time I've posted for about 4 years, but the easily the most satisfying, under the worst conditions.

Michael Pratt DNFs on the run for some reason, and a glorious Aussie 1,2,3 is twice denied.
Sitting in the recovery tent, sipping hot soup and wrapped in a space blanket all I can think about is what might have been, the Gold Coast in 09, and how nice it will be to be warm. Game on!

Sunday, 1 June 2008, XCR '08 LaTrobe Road Race
Matthew Goodger, 1:09:16, 293rd MOp7, 15k

Saturday, 31 May 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths XC
Sam Wenban, 1st, Boys U11, 2000m 7:27.99. Great work, Sam. Keep it up.

Saturday, 24 May 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths XC
Sam Wenban, 3rd, Boys U11, 2000m 7:49.66. Well done, Sam. This is the start of a big future.

Saturday, 17 May 2008 AV Sandown 10k Road
Aaron Heaney 131st MOP4, 10000 35:28. Aaron added another PB to his 2008 list with this on the Sandown race track even though he was sick leading up to it. Good work!

Saturday, 10 May 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths XC
Sam Wenban, 5th, Boys U11, 2000m 8:28.32. A drop back in the placings but a 4 second improvement in time.

Sunday, 4 May 2008 Great Train Race
Aaron Heaney, 50:07, 47th (out of 2797). Aaron continues to improve: 2006: 50:56, 83rd; 2007: 50:44, 67th. Good work, keep it up!

Saturday, 3 May 2008 XCR08 Warragul
8km XC,
Aaron Heaney, 109th MOP 8000 30:36

Not bad for a very muddy course.

Saturday, 3 May 2008 Northern Metro Little Aths XC
Sam Wenban, 4th, Boys U11, 2000m 8:32.32

Saturday, 19 April 2008 Jells Park XC Relays
Matthew Goodger 6000m 26:15
Aaron Heaney 6000m 21:38 - 19 seconds faster than over the same course last year.

Sunday, 6 April 2008 Ironman Australia
Jamie Morgan 11:47 hrs.
We all knew Jamie would not be repeating his Busselton 9:56 hr as his body hadn't fully recovered before he was heading toward Port MacQ however severe stomach problems were not envisaged!
Gary Blake 13:35 hr
In the tough conditions on the day this was probably equal to Gary's 13:05 hr 2007 result. The good and the bad of Gary's experience was a severe asthma attack that had him coughing blood on Friday and a run that was not going well until he remembered to forget time and focus on technique which led him to drop from 8 min/km pace to 6 min pace over the last 10.2k and run into an excellent 5th place.

Thursday, 3 April 2008 Ultra run
6 hour run.
Danny Hawksworth 1st, 77.801km

This is ranked 7th in the list of Australian 6 hour runs. Great work!

Sunday, 30 March 2008 Mooloolaba Triathlon

Nerissa Stafford, 2:34:33 19th F30-34, 30:19-1:15:44-48:29

In Nerissa's own words:
"Happy with my results except for the swim as there was this stupid rip thing at the end and I went no where!! Anyway thanks Tony it was a great to get back into shape in the last 8 weeks and to do all those short races which I have never done before and to see yesterday that my heart is still with ironman."

Sunday, 30 March 2008 Run for the Kids
Results are incomplete, more to come...

Aaron Heaney 101st 53:46. Just missed out on top 100!
Julie King 6120th 1:20:04
Daniel Moloney 3934th 1:13:95

Sam Wenban 743rd, 32:20 Sam is just 11yo

Sunday, 30 March 2008 Gatorade Triathlon
St Kilda, 750-20-5km

Rob Raulings, 1:08:03 8th M35-39, 11:36-1:38-31:10-1:36-22:00 Rob had the 5th fastest swim and 4th fastest ride in his category
Mark Travill, 1:10:35 3rd M50-54, 12:19-1:16-34:05-1:42-21:10 Mark finished the season with the fastest swim in his category, a podium for race 6 and 2nd in the series. Well done!
Jarratt Morgan, 1:11:44 22nd M25-29, 12:49-1:37-33:26-1:21-22:28. This was a good result for a sick man in a strong age group.
Michael Bohnke, 1:12:27 6th M40-44, 16:03-1:23-33:24-1:22-20:13. Michael has always been a strong runner but has improved 2 places in the run leg to have the 5th fastest run after a one-on-one with Tony. Good work!
Jeff Beavis, 1:12:30 7th M40-44, 13:28-1:24-34:23-1:31-21:41. Jeff consistently placed top 10 across all legs - no wonder he's heading to Vancouver.
Christopher O'Donnell, 1:13:58 34th M35-39, 13:16-2:02-36:08-1:37-20:52
Darren Schonewille, 1:15:25 41st M30-34, 15:30-1:41-34:14-1:28-22:29
Mike Wilson (swim & ride) & Simon Watson (run), 1:16:26 4th M Teams, 15:39-1:39-38:06-1:43-19:17. This was 3rd in the swim & run and 4th in the bike.
Hayden Marshall, 1:19:47 49th M25-29, 13:37-2:33-38:58-1:34-23:02
Alison Travill, 1:20:42 4th F15-19, 12:34-1:22-40:06-2:04-24:33. Ali had the 4th fastest bike and 5th fastest swim.
Pip Hodgetts, 1:20:57 5th F15-19, 12:27-1:19-42:14-1:57-22:59. Pip was 3rd out of the water and the 2nd fastest run split.
Phil Caligiuri, 1:28:15 45th M40-44, 19:55-2:33-37:06-2:38-26:00
Katie Anderson (swim & ride) & Lisa Williams (run) 1:28:47 3rd F Teams, 15:29-2:16-43:20-2:15-25:24. Katie fought off most of the jellyfish to get 2nd in the swim and Lisa carried on the good work with a 3rd in the run.
Marie Maguire 1:32:14 2nd F55-59, 18:16-1:30-44:27-2:26-25:33. Marie had the fastest run split, placed 2nd in the race and 2nd for the season. Well done!
Kellie Whitefield* 1:36:04 27th F35-39, 19:18-2:31-45:14-1:56-27:02

Sunday, 16 March 2008 Orbea Race 4, Brighton

Rob Raulings, 1:07:31 7th M35-39, 10:56.1-1:06.8-32:00.5-1:25.6-22:02.4
Rob had the 7th fastest swim of the day even after "navigating like a duck" (his words). Apparently the big yellow buoy he was heading towards was actually a big yellow lifesaver (don't know if he was a boy).

The Ascot Vale Leisure Centre and Athletics Essendon squads got together for our annual end-of-season team event. The teams were handicapped so they should finish together. There were some great performances.

Hurricane Glover, 1:09:22.9 5th Team, 13:18.6-1:07.4-36:40.0-1:11:2-17:05.8. Danny had the 5th fastest run of the day. Great work! (Male team)
Barb's Tri Alots, 1:12:20.1 6th team, 14:16.4-1:33.8-35:43.3-1:10.7-19:36.0 (Male team)
Vedi Il Tempo Volare, 1:13:10.4, 8th Team, 14:27.3-1:15.3-38:24.6-1:04.3-17:58.9 (Male team)
Marshall Hayden, 1:13:55.8, 9th Team, 12:44.8-1:00.7-37:27.6-1:09.7-21:33.0 (Male team)
Angekell, 1:20:46.1, 10th team, 18:03.3-1:00.5-36:05.5-1:25.5-24:11.2 (Mixed team)
Five Minute Wonders, 1:26:10.6, 11th team, 20:32.1-1:11.1-42:10.2-1:18.3-20:58.9 (Female team)
Michelle Cornu, 1:26:44.5, 12th team, 17:13.1-1:53.9-45:01.2-1:24.8-21:11.5 (Mixed team)
Scorpiettes, 1:27:49.7, 13th team, 14:54.1-2:09.7-44:16.4-1:21.4-25:08.1 (Female team)

Well done everyone!

Sunday, 16 March 2008 Bribie Island Race 4

Nerissa Stafford, 1:11:57 6th F30-34, 10:57-37:27-23:31

Well done Neris! Roll on Mooloolaba!

Saturday, 1 March 2008 Cerebrus Swim Classic
1/3/08 1.2km swim

Mandy Newman, 172 overall 24:05

and I thought she was resting!

Saturday, 23 February 2008 Australian Sprint Champs
Rob Raulings 13th (out of 55) M35-39 1:08:49, 11:08-34:21-23:19
Rob had the 5th fastest swim in his age group. Must be all that butterfly! He finished 57th out of 475 and thinks he's made the Australian Sprint Team

Friday, 22 February 2008 2008 OD World Championship Team
Jeff Beavis has made the Australian OD Team to Vancouver in early June. Jeff says:
Had a great race in Hobart, water was cold and the hill got steeper with each lap but was overall very happy with 2.24. 2nd best time for an Olympic Distance and got me 10th in age group and good points.

As a result I have been offered and accepted a place for Vancouver in early June. I needed to prove that last years effort wasn’t a fluke and that I did actually deserve to be there.

As if it was a fluke! Keep up the good work.

Monday, 18 February 2008 Bribie Island Triathlons (Dec 2nd 07 & Feb 17th 08)
Nerissa Stafford: 750-28-8 - 1:44:47, 6th (out of 21) F30-34, 12:17-48:55-43:33.
Neris got the 3rd fastest bike split in her age group. The swim was reduced to 750m due to cyclonic conditions and currents!!

Nerissa Stafford: 1-28-8 - 1:51:06, 6th (out of 15) F30-34, 20:08-49:30-41:26.

Sunday, 17 February 2008 Hobart Triathlon International
Jeff Beavis: 1.5-40-10 - 2:24:56, 10th M40-44 (out of 17), the only split available is for the swim: 25:11, which was the 10th fastest. Well done Jeff. What a way to spend your birthday!

Sunday, 17 February 2008 Gatorade Race 5, Elwood

Mark Travill, 1:07:37, 2nd (out of 26) M50-54, 9:24-1:18-32:58-1:24-22:30 - Mark had the fastest swim and second fastest run in his category.
Jarratt Morgan, 1:09:00, 15th (out of 91) M25-29, 10:16-1:29-31:30-1:57-23:45 - Jarratt had a bad day - someone moved his bike then he couldn't find his runners
Michael Bohnke, 1:09:20, 7th (out of 48) M40-44, 12:02-1:23-32:24-1:24-22:05 - Michael had the 5th fastest bike and run splits for his age group.
Darren Schonewille, 1:12:59, 37th (out of 119) M30-34, 11:33-1:32-33:11-1:47-24:54. Good effort, backing up after Geelong last week.
Karl Augustin, 1:13:28, 18th (out of 62) M45-49, 12:11-1:46-33:59-1:52-23:37. PB for the run for Karl, even allowing for the run being 250m short of 6k. Turning 50 hasn't hurt him!
Pip Hodgetts, 1:19:41, 5th (out of 11) F15-19, 10:13-1:37-40:07-1:35-26:06. Pip's results are getting better and better every time. Well done!
Ali Travill, 1:22:27, 8th (out of 11) F15-19, 10:04-1:34-40:18-1:42-28:47. Ali had the 4th fastest swim split in her age group.
Stephen Gowers, 1:26:55, 49th (out of 62) M45-49, 11:41-2:44-38:54-2:10-31:24. Stephen came in a couple of minutes quicker than predicted (even allowing for the short run). Well done!
Marie Maguire, 1:28:00, 2nd (out of 4) F55-59, 14:18-1:52-41:44-2:01-28:03. Podium! Well done!
Kellie Whitefield, 1:29:58, 26th (out of 37) F35-39, 13:42-2:44-42:26-1:33-29:30. Good work Kellie.

Brooks race, 300-10-3
Katie Anderson, 54:01, 29th (out of 35) F40-49 6:49-2:19-21:36-2:34-20:40. Katie had the 5th fastest swim split in her age group.
Daniel Moloney, 40:07, 34th (out of 155) MCorp, 5:03-1:23-19:07-1:19-13:12 Daniel had the 10th fastest swim split in the category.

Saturday, 16 February 2008 Hampton Point to Point
16/2/08 1.2km swim

Rob Raulings, 57th overall 17:03

In his words: That point to point swim was bad for me - couldn't breath properly in my now old wetsuit. Would have probably swum a minute or two faster with this new rocket suit (has a propeller on the back).

Gotta get one of them thar propelly wet suits.

Sunday, 10 February 2008 Geelong HIM

Chris O'Donnell 5:02:07 52nd M35-39 33:43-2:17:43-2:10:41
Darren Schonewille 5:27:18 115th M30-34 39:16-2:06:59-2:41:03
Mandy Newman 5:50:26 18th F35-39 35:16-2:31:36-2:43:34
Gary Blake 6:04:11 5th M60-64 42:33-2:33:12-2:48:26
Janet Miller 6:07:19 2nd F50-54 34:36-2:43:34-2:49:09
Josie Gioffre 6:44:54 34th F35-39 48:42-2:40:23-3:15:49

Well done to Janet on her 2nd place.
Good job to new father Chris, with a PB.

Sunday, 3 February 2008 Gatorade Race 4, Portarlington

Jarratt Morgan 1:31:32 9th M25-29, 13:37-2:02-42:02-0:50-32:59
Mark Travill 1:32:41 4th M50-54, 12:25-1:59-45:04-0:55-32:17 - great swim - 67th overall!
Michael Bohnke 1:35:52 13th M40-44, 16:21-1:52-45:04-0:46-31:46 - blitzed the bike - 54th overall!
Jeff Beavis 1:36:18 14th M40-44, 13:16-2:01-45:58-0:45-34:16
Karl Augustin 1:39:16 15th M45-49 14:42-2:45-47:04-1:10-33:32
Alison Travill 1:46:37 5th F15-19 12:46-2:12-51:44-0:59-38:54 - great swimmer like her old man - 18th female!
Pip Hodgetts 1:53:42 7th F15-19 13:46-2:01-58:58-1:10-37:45 - 39th female in the swim - well done!
Phil Caligiuri 1:57:23 49th M40-44 20:44-2:58-50:10-1:18-42:10
Marie Maguire 2:03:08 3rd F55-59 18:44-2:33-58:57-1:45-41:06
Kellie Whitefield 2:07:01 18th F35-39 18:50-3:02-60:15-0:52-43:59

Saturday, 2 February, 2008, AV Shield NW Region Final
Matthew Goodger, 12:07.81, 3000, 2nd MOp4
Kate Byrush, 2:45.19, 800, 6th F18

Tuesday, 29 January 2008 Shield Results NW region round 8
Matthew Goodger, 5:22.19, 1500, 6th MOp1
Matthew Goodger, 11:41.59, 3000, 6th MOp3
Sam Wenban, 12:43.27, 3000, 4th M14
Jake Byrush, 10:15.60, 3000, 5th M18 (PB!)
Aaron Heaney, 10:15.85, 3000, 4th MOp2
Karl shows that track running is good for triathletes by getting a 3k PB.
Karl Augustin, 3000m 11:07.34 10th MOP2
(This was a replacement for the washed out round 8)

Tuesday, 22 January 2008, Shield Results NW region round 11
Sarah Pinto, 1:08.34, 400
Kate Byrush, 1:12.18, 400, 4th F18 (PB!)
Sarah Pinto, 5:10.74, 1500
Peter Fitzgerald, 5:59.09, 1500, 8th MOp2
Matthew Goodger, 5:22.91, 1500, 10th MOp2
Kate Byrush, 5:52.00, 1500, 3rd F18 (PB!)
Jo Rayner, 6:06:00, 1500, 5th FOp2
Jake Byrush, 4:44.59, 1500, 9th M18
Sam Wenban, 14:08.08, 3000, 1st M14
Peter Fitzgerald, 18:24.09, 5000, 7th MOp2
Matthew Goodger, 20:38, 5000, 4th MOp3
Aaron Heaney, 17:50, 5000, 9th MOp1

Sunday, 20 January 2008 Orbea Race 3, Brighton Enduro
250-10-2-250m whitewater run-10-2
Rob Raulings, 2:12.0-1:11.4-17:15.2-1:48.9-12:37.0-1:11.8-2:07.2-1:05.2:17:16.0-1:34.0-12:22.3 Total 1:10:41.1, 5th M35-39 (out of ~35)

Hell of a swim (waves breaking over the top of the big buoy!). 2nd swim was a white water run. 2nd fastest on both rides

Saturday, 19 January 2008 Portsea swim classic
Darren Shonewille, 1.2km swim, 24:25.5, 192nd M30-39 (out of 300)

Our visiting specialist swim coach Ben Hiddlestone came 15th in the same age group. Maybe Darren needs to spend some time at Berwick with Ben.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008,  Shield Results NW region round 10
Peter Fitzgerald, 2:36.64, 800, 13th MOp3 
Matthew Goodger, 2:39.26, 800, 14th MOp3
Kate Byrush, 2:43.05, 800, 1st F18
Sarah Pinto, 5:18, 1500
Peter Fitzgerald, 5:03.86, 1500, 12th MOp2 
Matthew Goodger, 5:29.12, 1500, 15th MOp3
Jake Byrush, 4:39.64, 1500, 7th M18 (PB!)

Sunday, 13 January 2008 Gatorade Race 3, Sandringham
Olympic Distance 1500m-40k-10k
Jarratt Morgan 2:15:50, 20th M25-29, 29:39-2:31-1:01:11-1:53-40:03 (top 100 cycle time)
Team JamHell 2:17:54, 1st Mixed team, 29:01-2:18-1:01:19-1:40-43:32 (Jamie did the swim and a top 100 ride and Helen exceeded expectations in the run - welcome to Triathlon, Helen)
Rob Raulings 2:22:12, 17th M35-39 (not 3rd despite the rumour, but 97th overall in the swim), 29:00-2:19-1:03:26-1:57-45:26 (top 100 cycle time)
Mark Travill 2:24:11, 6th M50-54, 29:34-2:26-1:08:49-2:06-41:12
Chris O'Donnell 2:27:38, 31st M35-39, 31:39-2:46-1:09:47-2:21-41:01
Jeff Beavis 2:28:56, 22nd M40-44, 33:24-2:09-1:08:46-2:01-42:34
Michael Bohnke 2:32:53, 30th M40-44, 42:44-2:06-1:08:02-1:41-38:18 (this run was the 84th overall, out of field of 811)
Mandy Newman 2:46:04, 5th F35-39 (while techni-jogging!), 34:48-2:54-1:12:47-2:19-53:14
Alison Travill 2:55:33, 3rd F15-19 (well done Ali!), 31:14-2:37-1:24:40-2:39-54:20
Gary Blake 3:01:31, 4th M60-64, 39:34-3:58-1:19:02-2:57-55:58

Unfortunately, Josie & Darren didn't complete the race.

Sprint Distance 750m-20k-5k
Daniel Moloney 1:29:15, 26th M30-34, 19:26-2:59-40:22-2:06-24:18
Pip Hodgetts 1:34:07, 3rd F15-19, 17:52-2:24-48:31-2:04-23:14 (great swim - 9th fastest swim by a female - all age groups)
Michelle Currie 1:41:10, 21st F30-34, 27:19-2:48-43:09-2:26-25:24 (Michelle was racing her sister-in-law and lost by 10 seconds - shouldn't have had that "pit stop")
Kellie Whitefield 1:46:12, 11th F35-39, 27:09-3:27-47:27-2:01-26:06

Brooks 250m-8k-2.5k
Katie Anderson 55:21, 12th F40-49, 10:24-3:42-19:38-2:38-18:56 (2nd out of the water in her age group - not bad for her first ever race)

Saturday, 12 January 2008 Janet is Danger-ous
Danger 1000

Janet Miller, 20:04, 7th Vet F50-54

Tuesday, 8 January 2008 AV Round 9  North West Region
Sam Wenban, 3000, 12:38, 11th MOP3
Matthew Goodger, 3000, 12:19, 10th MOp3
Sarah Pinto 3000m, 11:56, 
Karl Augustin 3000m, 11:17, 11th MOP2
Aaron Heaney 800m, 2:32.2, 11th MOP2
Kate Byrush 800m, 2:46.57, 3rd F18 (PB!)

Not bad efforts - Karl's first track race (came 5th in his heat) and Aaron after the gruelling Mountain to Surf last week.

Saturday, 5 January 2008 Pier to Pub
Jeff Beavis, 1.2km swim, 21:45, 187 Master Male (out of 718)

Well done Jeff.

Vis the Phys - Paul Visentini, 23:24, 296 Master Male (out of 718)

Friday, 4 January 2008 Mountain to Surf
Aaron Heaney, 8.5k 29:22, 26th out of 261 in Open Men.

However, we think Aaron's been robbed. Last year he competed in the Senior Men, and unless he's gotten younger, should've been in that age group this year. His time would have given him 4th in the Senior Men.

Sunday, 30 December 2007 RipView Classic
Janet Miller, 1.4km swim, 18:52 7th F50-54

Well done, Janet.