Enjoy. Perform. Succeed.

2009 News.

Karl Augustin, Jeff Jones, James Brennan and Danny Hawksworth, AV Shield Round 1 10th October 2009

Jamie Morgan, Ironman Australia, 5th April 2009

Gatorade Series winners 2008/09

Karl Augustin, 3rd place M50-54, Gatorade Series 2008/09

(What is her left hand doing? Why is there a woman on the men's dias?)

Marie Maguire, 3rd F54-59, Gatorade Series 2008/09

Mandy Newman, Geelong 70.3, 8th February 2009

Gavin Hicks, Geelong 70.3, 8th February 2009

Josie Gioffre, Geelong 70.3, 8th February 2009

Julie King, Geelong 70.3, 8th February 2009

Kath Taylor, Portarlington Long Course, 1st February 2009

Karl Augustin, 3rd M 50-54, Portarlington, 1st February 2009

Jamie Morgan, Jarratt Morgan and Karl Augustin, Gatorade Race 3, Sandringham, 11th January, 2009

Daniel Moloney and Peter Saw, Gatorade Race 3, Sandringham, 11th January 2009

Jamie Morgan, Gatorade Race 3, Sandringhma, 11th January 2009

Michelle Le Cornu, Gatorade Race 3, Sandringham, 11th January 2009

Daniel Moloney, Gatorade Race 3, Sandringham, 11th January 2009

Karl Augustin, Gatorade Race 3, Sandringham, 11th January 2009

"The Gang" after the Macedon ride, January 2009

Sunday, 27 December 2009 RipView Classic
1.4km openwater swim

Hayden Marshall, 18:45, 15th M30-34
Julie King, 19:34, 4th F55-59
Stephen Gowers, 20:18, 65th M45-49

Julie's comments: "Water conditions were a little uneven out in the main stretch with a stiff southerly blowing head on. Otherwise a very pleasant swim with the women in a separate wave from the men for the first time. No argy-bargy this time!"

Tuesday, 15 December 2009, Milers' Club Race 2
Matt Goodger, 6:02.8, 1500, 10th Men's "E" Race

Sunday, 13 December 2009 Gatorade Race 2, Elwood
Gatorade 500-20-5

Rob Solly, 1:06:10.43, 11th M35-39, 9:30-1:27-33:06-1:24-20:44. Rob finished 87th overall and had a top 10 category and top 100 overall ride.
Trevor Harrison, 1:06:53.16, 16th M30-34, 9:36-1:45-34:23-1:36-19:34. Trevor had a top 100 overall run.
Hayden Marshall, 1:10:56.37, 45th M30-34, 8:40-1:57-37:11-1:45-21:24. Hayden had a top 10 category and top 100 overall swim.
Linda Solly, 1:13:03.91, 4th F35-39, 10:19-1:29-36:54-1:44-22:38. Linda had top 3 category times in the swim and ride and a top 10 category time in the run.
Jody Gilchrist, 1:17:47.56, 3rd F45-49, 12:13-1:37-39:03-2:26-22:29. Jody's run and ride were top 3 category results and her swim was a top 5 category result.
Daniel Moloney, 1:20:39.78, 98th M30-34, 11:00-2:23-42:30-(no T2 split)-24:47.
Phil Caligiuri, 1:20:59.79, 33rd M45-49, 14:01-(no T1 split)-39:05-1:57-25:57.
Marie Maguire, 1:33:20.25, 2nd F55-59, 12:28-2:1-48:14-2:24-28:00. Marie had the fastest swim split in her category and had the second fastest splits in the other two legs.
Katie Anderson, 1:39:10.04, 5th Athena, 11:16-3:01-45:03-2:25-37:26. Katie had the second fastest swim split, and top 5 splits for the other two legs, in her category.

Brooks 200-8-2

Sandra Buth, 42:05.07, 4th F50+, 6:00-1:38-18:16-1:12-15:00. Sandra was the first swimmer out of the water in her age group and got top 5 results in the other two legs.
Sunday, 6 December 2009 XOTriSeries Race 2 Sandringham, 6 December 2009

Summer Hall, 1:15:43, 5th F3034, 11:04-1:55-36:23-1:27-24:54

Well done, Summer, and welcome.

Saturday, 12 December 2009, AV Shield Round 9, NW Region
James Brennan, 2:24.49, 800, 10th Section 4
Matt Goodger, 2:59.63, 800, 10th Section 7
James Brennan, 20:50.9, 5000, 38th
Matt Goodger, 23:12.3, 5000, 49th 

Saturday, 5 December 2009 Ironman WA
Josie did the 180k bike leg in a time of 6 hours 20.

"Had a great race yesterday - very hot & windy all afternoon... I did the bike leg in 6:20, very pleased with that!"

Tuesday 1 December 2009, AV Shield Round 8, NW Region
James Brennan, 1:00.01, 400, 7th M Open Div 2
Matt Goodger, 6:04.60, 1500, 4th M Open Additional
Aaron Heaney, 9:58.30, 3000, 3rd M Open Div 2
James Brennan, 12:49.00, 3000, 10th M Open Div 2
Matt Goodger, 12:58.8, 3000, 1st M Open Div 3

Saturday 28 November 2009, AV Shield Round 7, NW Region
Trent Kelly, 0:25.68, 200, 1st Section 10
Damien Poynton, 0:27.63, 200, 2nd Section 10
James Brennan, 0:27.86, 200, 8th Section 4
Trent Kelly, 2:07.84, 800, 2nd Section 2
Damien Poynton, 2:31.53, 800, 8th Section 5
Matt Goodger, 2:51.63, 800, 7th Section 8
James Brennan, 13:10.50, 3000, 60th
Matt Goodger, 13:13.90, 3000, 61st 
James Brennan, 1:15.14, 400 hurdles, 3rd Section 2

Thursday 26 November 2009, Milers' Club Meeting 1
Aaron Heaney, 17:48.92, 5000, 14th "C" race

Sunday, 22 November 2009 Brooks/Gatorade Race 1
Heavy rain resulted in the swim being replaced by a run.

Brooks 0.5-7-1.5
Sandra Buth, 38:02, 4th F50+ 4:08-2:25-17:55-1:54-11:40

Gatorade 1.5-20-5
Rob Solly, 1:01:24, 20th M3539, 5:58-1:18-31:42-1:26-21:00 Rob finished strongly with the 7th fastest 5k run in his category.
Trevor Harrison, 1:02:00, 18th M3034, 5:55-1:59-32:17-1:45-20:04 Trevor's photo has made it onto the Brooks Fun Tri front page (he must've made the Gatorade distance look very easy!)
Linda Solly, 1:09:36, 8th F3539, 6:33-1:11-35:55-2:04-23:53 The new bike was worth it, Linda. Both Linda and Rob have take approx 30min off the same race last year.
Phil Caligiuri, 1:14:35, 33rd M4549, 7:18-1:44-34:56-2:19-28:18.
Daniel Moloney, 1:16:22, 100th M3034, 6:58-2:11-39:38-1:51-25:44
Katie Anderson, 1:33:31, 3rd Athena, 10:46-3:15-36:07-5:06-38:17 Katie's first Gatorade distance and she had a puncture. Good on you for sticking it out.

Well done to everyone. Hopefully you'll be able to show off your swim prowess next race.

Saturday 21 November 2009, AV Shield Round 6, NW Region
Matt Goodger, 6:14.6, 1500, 17th Section 6

Sunday, 14th and 15th November 2009 Shepparton HIM and Hexman
Hexman 633-30-7
Rob Solly, 1:31:13 10th M3039 Swim 10:25 Cat Pos 12, Cycle 51:13 Cat Pos 12, Run 29:34 Cat Pos 8
Linda Solly, 1:43:29 9th F3039 Swim 10:43 Cat Pos 8, Cycle 59:47 Cat Pos 12, Run 32:58 Cat Pos 6

Well done to the Solly family. Good to see the "Better half" was better on the day.
Half Ironman 1900-90-21.1
Gavin Hicks
Finish time 04:48:38 Cat Pos 22
Swim 0:34:54 Cat pos 37 Cycle 02:35:36 Cat Pos 32 Run 01:38:07 Cat Pos 18. Looking good for IMOZ.
Christopher O'Donnell
Finish Time 04:53:09 Pos 142 Cat Pos 27
Swim 00:32:48 Cat Pos: 25 Cycle 02:40:33 Cat Pos: 55 Run 01:39:47 Cat Pos: 29 A great effort, and a 10 minute course PB, by Chris.
Jarrat Morgan
Finish Time 05:08:39 Pos: 239 Cat Pos: 42
Swim 00:33:37 Cat Pos: 33 Cycle 02:33:13 Cat Pos: 30 Run 02:01:48 Cat Pos: 73. An excellent debut into endurance racing by Jarratt and, the rumour has it, it could be a valuable learning experience about effort distribution on the bike.
Hayden Marshall
Finish Time 5:21:44 Cat Pos 63
Swim 00:32:24 Cat Pos 22 Cycle 02:49:15 Cat Pos 70 Run 02:00:05 Cat Pos 66. Hayden took the swim easy, was blown around on the bike and went into the run with shin problems yet still managed to take 30minutes off his time from last year.
Mandy Newman
Finish Time 05:32:10 Pos: 391 Cat Pos: 6
Swim 00:33:35 Cat Pos: 2 Cycle 02:51:15 Cat Pos: 4 Run 02:07:18 Cat Pos: 10. An excellent first up effort by Mandy highlighted by an excellent swim/bike combination but that big bike effort may have told on the run - although a more moderate bike and faster run may not have changed the final result.
Jamie Morgan
Finish Time 00:00:00
Swim 00:30:24 Cycle 02:27:45 Run dnf. An excellent swim & bike but changing the bike position close to a race Jamie?

Saturday 14 November 2009, AV Shield Round 5, NW Region
Aaron Heaney, 18:01.1, 5000, 14th Open Men
Matt Goodger, 24:06.1, 5000, 39th Open Men

Sunday, 8 November 2009 Anaconda Adventure Race, Augusta
13.5km run-1.9km swim-13km paddle-32km MTB-2.5km run

Mike Murray, 6:05:44, 78th Open Men, 1:28:00-43:00-1:33:58-1:59:18-21:27

In Mike's words "The race went pretty well. I did the run in 1:28 for around 15km, but there was alot of beach running and rock hopping. Then it was into the wetsuits, and the swim. The swim wasn't real strong because I started cramping up about half way through, so the second half of the swim I didn't even kick. The race was hot, but not too bad."

Sunday, 8 November 2009 XOTriSeries Race 1 Brighton
Sprint Tri 500-20-5

Hot Stuff (Michelle Currie - swim, Phil Caligiuri - bike, Karl Augustin - run) 1:08:54, 2nd team, 12:44-1:19-34:52-1:00-18:59
Trevific Chanel (Trevor Harrison - swim & ride, Chanel Ross - run) 1:11:16, 3rd team, 9:45-1:24-33:56-0:49-25:22

Well done by all.

Thursday 29 October 2009, AV Shield Round 4, NW Region
Aaron Heaney, 11:39.9 , 3k steeple, 7th Section 1 

Sunday, 11 October 2009 Melbourne Marathon
Julie King - great PB in the Half Marathon of 1:50:57 that came on top of her 5th in her age group at the recent Triathlon Championships.

Levi Hauwert - Levi was running a 21.1k triathlon simulation so his 1:21:45 was a good indicator of his form for the coming Half IM races.

Sunday, 11 October 2009 Melbourne Marathon and Half Marathon
Half Marathon 21.1km
Levi Hauwert, 1:21:46, 7th M20-24.
Angelo Pagano, 1:36:30, 54th M45-49 The first ever half marathon for Angelo.
Julie King, 1:50:59, 17th F50-54. A PB for Julie
Stephen Gowers, 2:04:20, place unknown Saturday, 10 October 2009 AV Round 1 - NW region, 10th October 2009
Karl Augustin, 19:04.7, 2nd M40+ (16th MOP), 5000m

This was over a minute faster than at the same meeting last year and is only 10seconds outside his PB. Pretty good for the first race of the season.

Saturday, 10 October 2009, AV Shield Round 1 NW Region
Ashley Humphrey, 2:09.92 , 800  16th Open Men  
Karl Augustin, 19:04.7, 5000, 16th Open Men 40+

Sunday, 4 October 2009 Gold Coast Half Ironman

Chris O'Donnell, 5:07:38, 49th M35-39, 32:33-2:52:47-1:42:17

Chris' bike time includes 10minutes lost to a flat. That's potentially sub 5 hours. Pretty good given the heat up there. Watch out Shepp!

Thursday, 1 October 2009, Australian Uni Games
Marilyn Grech, 22:07.4 , 5000  13th 

Sunday, 20 September 2009 Victorian Duathlon Championships, Brooks Duathlon race 5
Rob Solly, 1:05:45, 12th M35-39, 19:03-33:38-13:04
Linda Solly, 1:14:23, 5th F35-39, 21:00-39:02-14:21
Well done guys.

Sunday, 13 September 2009 2009 ITU Age Group Triathlon World Championships
Olympic Distance 1500-40-10

Julie King 2:32:40,5th F55-59 25:57-1:53-1:11:14-1:28-52:10

Top 5 at the World Championships! Fabulous work, Julie.

"Had an awesome swim coming in 3rd. Run got the better of me in the heat. Very happy, though."

Sprint Distance 750-20-5

Rob Raulings 1:09:23, 31st M40-44, 12:20-1:37-31:52-1:19-22:18
Jeff Beavis 1:11:00, 37th M40-44, 13:40-1:40-33:00-1:13-21:29

Rob came out of the water in 15th place but progressively clawed his way back to 11th by the end of T2. He struggled on the run.

Jeff's report: "Couldn't have gone any quicker. Exhausted but happy". It was Jeff's second best time ever and what better place to do that than the World Champs?

Well done, one and all.

Saturday, 10 September 2009
Tom Hayes, 5:06.4 , 1500  3rd in his age group, school athletics
Tom Hayes, 2:29.0 , 800  3rd in his age group, school athletics

Sunday, 30 August 2009 2009 Adelaide Marathon
Gavin Hicks, 2:55, 42.2km, 6th.

Gavin went just under 2:55 which was his aim. Top 10 and within 20 minutes of the winner. "Nice course, despite the many turns and lack of marshalls."

Well done Gavin, looking good for Port Mac!

Sunday, 6 September 2009 Brooks Duathlon, Race 4
Jarratt Morgan, 1:10:05, 5-20-3, 3rd M30-34, 19:16-35:52-14:57

Well done JJ

Sunday, 6 September 2009 XCR09 Rd 9, Advanced Freight Burnley Half Marathon
Karl Augustin, 1:24:20, 21.1.km, 7th M50-54
PB for Karl by about 4min. Well done!
Sunday, 23 August 2009 Hazelwood Pondage Winter Triathlon
Olympic Distance 1500/36/10
Julie King, 2:18:35.7, 1st F55-59, 18:39-72:28-47:27

Sprint Distance 500/24/5
Rob Raulings, 1:09:25.8, 3rd M40-44, 6:54-39:42-22:49

Saturday, 22 August 2009 Les O'Mara Memorial Handicap
Levi Hauwert, 2:39:14, 10th 98km
(started 14min off scratch and finished in the same time as the winner)
Jamie Morgan, 2:47:32, 49th 98km
(started 22min off scratch)

Jamie's race report:
"Did better this time but still got smashed. Managed to stay with my bunch, and the next one that caught us but was unable to hang on. Finished though! J Did the 96kms in about 2:41.

Absolutely shattered and sore, but I guess it was good training.

I still don’t like the ups and downs in pace that occur in bike races!"

Levi's race report:
"Loved it! Finished top 10, I spent alot of time on the front driving it then tried to break away a few times but the wind was just too strong but I did make the bunch that was about 40 down to about 10. This is why I love triathlons 'cos it's not the strongest person that wins bike races its the smartest."

Saturday, 8 August 2009 Lenny Hammond Handicap
Jamie Morgan, finished place and time unknown.

This was Jamie's first road race - an 80km handicap over two laps of the Modella hills, via Heath Hill and Ripplebrook.

In Jamie's words:

"It was bloody tough. It was very windy out there which made it even harder. I was in the second group from limit. The first group went, and then we went 10 minutes later. There were bunches spaced about 4 minutes behind us after that. I didn’t like the bunch that much – the speed was up and down all the time, and I had to grab the anchors on a number of occasions. Our bunch split up after the first climb with myself and a young bloke breaking away.

From there I just tried to go hard and steady through the hills. With the wind the young fella wasn’t really doing too much work for the both of us, although he gave it a go. I passed through the first lap in first place (having passed the limit markers just after the hills) but got swallowed up eventually about 7kms later. Having worked so much into the wind almost solo I wasn’t able to stay with them and promptly got spat out the back. From then on it was just a solo effort to finish as my legs were cactus. I got passed by all the other bunches eventually, but I did finish, which could not be said for about half of the field.

It was a bloody tough training ride but it certainly makes you go hard."

Well done Jamie.

Saturday, 6 August 2009
Sam Wenban, 11:24.0 , 3000  1st in his age group, 3rd overall School sports

Sunday, 26 July 2009 Brooks Duathlon, Race 2
Sprint race, 5-20-3
Jeff Beavis, 5th M40-44, 1:12:18. 20:31-38:53-4:18

Friday, 24 July 2009 VSSSA State Cross Country Championships
Sam Wenban competed in the Boys 12 -13 3km event at Bundoora Park.
Sam looking tiny against his fellow competitors, proved size isn't everything with a time of 11:18. Sam was placed 40th. Sunday, 5 July 2009 Sri Chinmoy Como Landing 14km and Half Marathon
Helen Cheng ran the 14km event in 1:06:23 a 1:26 PB and 3rd place for female 18 - 39 years division.

Kath Taylor, 2:07:02, 19th F18-39, 21.1k. Kath ran the half as a training run "(but) Somehow managed to PB on my 10km, 14km, 15km and 18km times while I was at it! I swear it wasn't intentional!" Well done, Kath.

Saturday, 18 July 2009 Little Athletics
Sam Wenban, 7:51.8 , 2000  1st U12

Sunday, 5 July 2009 Gold Coast Airport Marathon
Josie Gioffre 4:31.59 a 15 minute PB. Josie just continues to amaze. In the last 12 months there have been many PB's including a half IM and a jump from a perfectly good aeroplane.
Rob Scapin, a 1:30-1:35hr runner, run the 21.1k race in 1:46 hr to accompany a friend.

Saturday, 4 July 2009 AV Coliban Relays
Aaron Heaney was happy with his result for Athletics Essendon, his time for 8.4km was 30:41

Saturday, 27 June 2009 Little Athletics
Sam Wenban, 7:12.86 , 2000  1st U12

Sunday, 21 June 2009 Run Melbourne
Trevor Harrison, 1:34:31, 87th M18-29, 21.1km
Peter Saw, 1:40:55, 302nd M30-39, 21.1km

Two happy men. Peter was rapt to come in under 1:45.

Saturday, 20 June 2009 XCR09 Rd 4, Lake Wendouree Road Race
Aaron Heaney, 56:49, 162nd, 15k

Saturday, 20 June 2009 Little Athletics Sunbury
Sam Wenban won his division at Sunbury. 2kXC 7:31

Saturday, 6 June 2009 Little Athletics
Sam Wenban, 7:23.98 , 2000  1st U12

Saturday, 30 May 2009 Little Athletics
Sam Wenban, 7:23.98 , 2000  1st U12

Saturday, 30 May 2009 AV Sandown cross country
Aaron Heaney ran the Sandown 10km in 36:47 finishing in 178th place which was an improvement on last year's 180th.

Sunday, 17 May 2009 Great Ocean Road
In the 23k event, Sandra Buth and Mark Travill flew the flag for EPS
Mark Travill: 1:39:53.2 5th M50-54
Sandra Buth: 3:23:57.1 33rd F45-49 In her own words: I am sure I beat last year's time and I am not in pain today!

Saturday, 16 May 2009 Little Athletics
Sam Wenban, 7:42.8 , 2000  1st U12

Saturday, 9 May 2009 Little Athletics
Sam Wenban, 7:56.44 , 2000  1st U12

Saturday, 9 May 2009 XCR09 Rd 2, Lardner Park
Aaron Heaney, 6000m, 181st MOP

Sunday, 3 May 2009 Great Train Race
Aaron Heaney, 51:41, 13200, 101st

Sunday, 3 May 2009 Triathlon Internationale De Noumea
Jamie Morgan, 2:10:58, 2nd Senior 4, 26:43-1:04:48-39:27

Jamie even collected some prize money. Unfortunately, it doesn't pay off his mortgage. You'll have to go back and win it next year, Jamie.

Saturday, 2 May 2009 Little Athletics
Sam Wenban, 7:47.4 , 2000  1st U12

Saturday, 2 May 2009 Busselton Half Ironman
Trevor Harrison, 5:06:21, 69th M30-34, 31:42-3:10-2:39:48-2:07-1:49:34

This was Trevor's first HIM. Not bad for a first timer!

In Trevor's words: "Amazing experience, really glad I did it. Sore now though!"

Saturday, 18 April 2009 XCR09 Rd 1, Jells Park XC relays
Aaron Heaney, 22:30, 6000m
Younis, 27:39, 6000m

Aaron's team came 3rd in Men's Division 6.

Sunday, 5 April 2009 Challenge Series, Geelong
Jeff Beavis, 2:24:01, 30th M40-44, 25:14-0:5-1:12:48-0:35-44:30
Trevor Harrison, 2:26:09, 26th M25-29, 28:43-1:56-1:11:49-0:58-42:40
Phil Caligiuri, 2:48:40, 34th M45-49. 38:47-1:45-1:14:24-0:41-53:00
Kath Taylor, 2:55:52, 15th F30-34, 28:15-1:25-1:25:48-1:32-58:51

This was a fabulous effort by Kath who has been through some serious rehab in the last 12 months. In her words: "I got 2:55 which was better than I expected. I was expecting about 3 hours but anything under would be a bonus!...I somehow managed to run my fastest 10km in about 2 years."

Great efforts from the others, too.

Sunday, 5 April 2009 Ironman Australia
Gavin Hicks, 11:09:37, 78th M30-34, 1:04:00-6:14:29-3:51:07
In Gavin's words: "I cut 7 minutes off my swim, getting out in 1 hour and four minutes and I felt fine...I ran 3.47 for my marathon, which was a bit slower than predicted but the hills did slow me down and I also made some poor nutrition and hydration decisions on the bike...Blowing 3 tyres in one race (T1, Lake Cathie lap 1 and lap 2), is ridiculous however, although the only redeemable thought I have about that was that Mark Allen blew 5 tyres in the Hawaiian ironman in 1988 and ended up winning the next 6!

Over all (surprisingly) I finished in 11.09, which was over 30 minutes faster than last year. If I had not had my tyre pop in T1 I would have definately gone under 11 hours which was my goal, and I reckon I lost around 30 minutes on my bike leg. The rest on my legs during the tyre changes was nullified by the extra energy I had to use on the crappy road tyres they gave me."

Michael Bohnke also trained with us in the lead up to IMOZ

Michael Bohnke: 11:40:20, 71st M45-49, 1:20:12-6:00:33-4:19:34

Sunday, 22 March 2009 Gatorade Series Points 2008/09
Pip Hodgetts, 1st F15-19
Karl Augustin, 3rd M50-54
Marie Maguire, 3rd F54-59

Honourable mentions to:
Levi Hauwert, 4th M20-24
Jamie Morgan, 5th M30-34

Well done to all!

Sunday, 22 March 2009 Brooks/Gatorade Race 6, St Kilda
Ali Cusack, 55:06, 99th F18-19, 6:35-2:54-25:12-1:48-18:37
Katie Anderson, 55:43, 20th F40-49, 6:11-3:47-22:01-2:29-21:15

Well done to Katie, who was second out of the water in her category and is going to move up to Gatorade next season.

Jamie Morgan, 1:06:28, 11th M30-34, 12:00-1:35-31:24-1:19-20:10 Not a bad effort for someone who can't swim or run due to injuries!
Levi Hauwert, 1:09:00, 5th M20-24, 12:40-2:05-32:47-0:57-20:31 Levi's first race as an EPS member. Welcome!
Jarratt Morgan, 1:09:35, 18th M30-34, splits unavailable
Chris O'Donnell, 1:11:04, 26th M35-39, 12:31-1:55-33:35-1:51-21:12
Rob Raulings, 1:11:09, 9th M40-44, 12:09-1:43-32:05-1:44-23:28
Mark Travill, 1:11:43, 4th M50-54, 13:11-1:31-33:48-1:53-21:20
Trent Churchill, 1:12:05, 28th M30-34, 13:30-1:43-34:34-1:30-20:48
Trevor Harrison, 1:14:07, 29th M25-29, 15:06-2:12-34:40-1:43-20:26
Karl Augustin, 1:15:36, 6th M50-54, 14:48-2:01-35:40-2:05-21:02
Pip Hodgetts, 1:17:53, 3rd F15-19, 12:09-1:23-40:49-1:39-21:53
Peter Saw, 1:19:44, 73rd M35-39, 12:20-1:45-38:36-1:50-25:13
Nerissa Stafford, 1:20:36, 7th F35-39, 15:33-1:20-36:38-2:22-24:43
Daniel Moloney, 1:21:38, 94th M30-34, 14:11-1:41-39:59-2:04-23:43
Jody Gilchrist, 1:22:05, 5th F40-44, 16:39-1:38-38:52-2:03-22:53
Angelo Pagano, 1:25:15, 41st M45-49, 19:27-2:27-38:18-2:09-22:54
Katherine Taylor, 1:29:18, 37th F30-34, 14:58-1:51-39:38-2:45-30:06
Chanel Ross, 1:36:00, 27th F20-24, 14:14-1:45-44:55-2:17-32:49
Marie Maguire, 1:49:43, 3rd F55-59, 18:58-2:10-49:08-3:18-36:09

Sunday, 15 March 2009 TA Selection Race, Perth
Julie King: 2:31:08, 5th F50-54, 25:51-1:19-1:10:49-0:58-52:08
5th out of 20 competitors in 2:31:08 and taking at least 6 mins off last years bike time as well as 2 mins off the swim and 2 mins off the run.
Julie says "I was part of the first wave of swimmers at 7.00 am and we headed up the river in the dark with a stiff wind blowing head on! This made sighting the buoys very difficult as the sky was cloudy and the sun was just rising. Fewer jellies but they were still there nonetheless and no wetsuit as temp was 24.3C. I scraped my leg a bit on a submerged rock in the river which was an unexpected & painful surprise."

Jeff Beavis: 2:22:15, 52nd M40-44, 25:42-1:08-1:07:42-0:43-46:57
Jeff qualified for the World Champs later in the year.

Well done to both athletes.

Sunday, 15 March 2009 Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Run
Nerissa Stafford, 1:12:08, 4th F18-49

Well done Neris

Wednesday, 11 March 2009 Super Sunset Series
Sandra Buth 32:20:75, 20th F45-49

Hardly worth raising a sweat for Sandra, who's planning on the Great Ocean Road half marathon.

Saturday, 7 March 2009 Pier to Perignon
Peter Saw, 279th Male, 51:04.1

Hardly worth getting wet for such a short swim after Rottie!

Sunday, 22 February 2009 Australian Long Course Championships, Jervis Bay
Australian Long Course Championship [2k-80k-20k]
Nerissa Stafford, 5:17:38, 18th F35-39, 42:43-1:47-2:46:06-3:09-1:43:50
Neris was pleased with her race and said the tri-suit was awesome. Thankfully, FINA is not looking into our suits.

Sunday, 22 February 2009 Victorian Sprint Championships, Sandringham
Rob Raulings, 1:08:08.44, 2nd M40-44, 11:43-1:27-31:50-1:05-22:03
Jeff Beavis, 1:09:41.21, 4th M40-44, 12:49-1:35-32:52-1:02-21:23
Karl Augustin, 1:12:54, 6th M50-54, 14:50-1:38-33:43-1:18-21:25
Phil Caligiuri, 1:23:46.76, 23rd M45-49, 18:42(est)-1:38(est)-36:18(est)-1:18(est)-25:51

Rob placed first in the swim in his age group, but copped an elbow in the face and completed the race with blood on his face and a very "Jolie"-esque lip.

Jeff Beavis missed out by one place on a podium. Given this length isn't his specialty, coming 4th in the Vic Champs is a great effort.

Saturday, 21 February 2009 Rottnest Channel Swim
19.7km swim from Cottesloe to Rottnest Island.

Peter Saw (Team Seabreeze), 7:10:59, 27th Team Mixed 100+
Janet Miller (The Team), 8:38:36, 24th Duo Female 50+

This was Janet's first ever Rottnest swim and she was blessed with tough but perfect conditions.

Peter's team did the same time as last year, but over-corrected for the wind and swam an extra 3km.

Sunday, 15 February 2009 Challenge Series, Hobart

Jeff Beavis 2:23:44, 29th M40-44, 23:34-1:15:55-44:14

Sunday, 15 February 2009 Brooks/Gatorade Race 5
Gatorade, 500-20-5

Jamie Morgan, 1:00:51, 9th M30-34, 7:51-1:19-30:42-1:25-19:34
Jarratt Morgan, 1:03:50, 14th M30-34, 8:24-1:21-31:17-1:20-21:27
Karl Augustin, 1:08:08, 5th M50-54,9:57-1:32-34:13-1:32-20:53
Trevor Harrison, 1:09:01, 29th M25-29, 10:07-2:12-34:09-1:46-20:46
Pip Hodgetts, 1:12:54, 4th F15-19, 8:11-1:31-39:50-1:52-21:29
Phil Caligiur*, 1:13:34, 23rd M45-49, 11:25-1:53-33:29-1:43-25:03
Peter Sa*, 1:14:05, 73rd M35-39, 8:57-1:30-37:22-1:44-24:32
Stephen Gowers, 49th M45-49, 9:51-2:36-37:29-2:14-28:23
Kath Taylor, 34th F30-34, 10:26-1:59-38:16-2:06-29:00
Michelle Le Cornu, 40th F30-34, 11:36-2:24-41:22-1:32-26:47
Marie Maguir*, 3rd F55-59, 12:21-2:11-46:44-2:21-34:23
Chanel Ros*, DNF, 9:07 - Chanel had mechanical problems on the bike and had to get a lift back.

Pip had a bike accident, but is OK. Her run was second fastest in her age group, she have had the fastest run split if not for the bike accident.


Daniel Moloney, 43:00, 31st M30-39, 6:19-1:13-20:07-1:20-14:00
Tony Braden, 44:52, 20th M40-49, 5:51-1:44-19:56-1:21-15:59
Kellie Whitefield, 48:49, 10th F40-49, 8:15-1:37-22:07-0:53-15:57
Katie Anderson, 54:39, 33rd F40-49, 7:01-2:10-21:46-2:04-21:37

Sunday, 8 February 2009 Geelong 70.3
1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
Jamie Morgan, 4:34:30, 33rd M35-39, 26:51-2:59-2:26:01-2:45-1:35:54
Gavin Hicks, 4:46:24, 51st M30-34, 29:12-2:26-2:32:57-2:40-1:39:09
Mark Travill, 4:47:07, 6th M50-54, 27:41-2:23-2:38:20-2:23-1:36:20
Chris O'Donnell, 4:48:45, 68th M35-39, 27:52-3:54-2:39:04-3:16-1:34:39
Michael Bohnke, 5:00:00, 34th M45-49, 35:45-2:35-2:38:31-2:22-1:40:47
Rob Scapin, 5:06:46, 39th M45-49, 34:34-3:40-2:33:32-3:36-1:51:23
Trent Churchill, 5:14:23, 93rd M30-34, 31:45-2:38-2:39:01-4:07-1:56:52
Mandy Newman, 5:17:06, 5th F40-44, 29:21-3:39-2:49:40-3:05-1:51:21
Josie Gioffre, 6:30:47, 36th F35-39, 43:58-4:30-3:21:25-3:31-2:17:23
Janet Miller, withdrawn during race, 29:21-4:03-3:02:40-3:28-WD

Les Trois Amies, 5:10:41, 13th Mixed teams
Julie King (swim) 32:01, 9th
Stan Asimopolous (ride) 2:55:51, 13th
Helen Cheng (run) 1:42:47, 14th

Fabulous results:
Josie Gioffre took 14 minutes off her 2008 time.
Mandy Newman took 33 minutes off her 2008 time.
Chris O'Donnell took 14 minutes off his 2008 time.

Saturday, 7 February 2009 Port to Park
1.1km open water swim. Port Melbourne to Albert Park

Daniel Moloney, 18:10, 15th M30-39
Katie Anderson, 20:18, 3rd F40-49

If she'd won, Katie would have received a wetsuit, but she already has one, so the lingerie was much better. Hope she doesn't swim in it, though!

Saturday, 7 February 2009 Kathmandu Adventure Race
Trevor Harrison (+ partner) 2:43:14, 9th mixed teams 0:15-0:06-0:14-0:21-0:20-0:31-0:22-0:20

The race started at 8am, but the temperature was already 30 degrees by 9am. It was so hot the bats were fainting and falling out of the trees on the kayak course!

Sunday, 1 February 2009 Gatorade Race 4, Portarlington
Gatorade 800/26/8

Jamie Morgan, 1:27:24, 9th M30-34, 12:25-1:30-41:46-1:05-30:38
Jarratt Morgan, 1:31:22, 14th M30-34, 13:26-1:34-42:13-1:01-33:08
Karl Augustin, 1:39:58, 3rd M50-54, 15:18-2:04-47:18-1:30-33:47
Trevor Harrison, 1:42:32, 38th M25-29, 16:18-2:15-48:25-1:20-34:14
Pip Hodgetts, 1:49:07, 3rd F15-19, 13:25-1:31-57:21-1:11-35:38
Phil Caligiuri, 1:49:36, 24th M45-49, 19:30-2:11-47:04-1:12-39:38
Peter Saw, 1:53:01, 78th M35-39, 13:09-2:20-54:47-1:20-41:24
Kath Taylor, 2:00:22, 20th F30-34, 15:49-2:27-54:57-1:31-45:37
Michelle Currie, 2:04:51, 30th F30-34, 19:07-2:25-51:51-9:25-42:03

Top 10 swims for Jamie, Karl, Pip, Peter and Kath.
Top 10 rides for Jamie, Jarratt, Karl, Pip and Phil.
Top 10 runs for Jamie, Karl and Pip. Karl and Pip both had the second fastest runs in their age groups.

Brooks 300/10/3
Kellie Whitefield, 48:33, 6th F40-49, 5:47-25:54-16:52
Top 10 run for Kellie.

Saturday, 31 January 2009 AV Round 9 - NW region
Matt Goodger, 12:26.0, 3000, 4th M Open Additional 

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 AV Round 8 - NW region
Matt Goodger, 5:37.85, 1500, 2nd M Open Additional
Aaron Heaney, 18:23.6, 5000m, 6th MOP2
Matt Goodger, 23:28.3, 5000, 7th M Open Additional 

This was a replacement for Round 8 which had been cancelled earlier in the season.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009 AV Round 11 - NW region
Matt Goodger, 5:42, 11th Male Open Div 3, 1500 
Lisa Ierardo, 5:52.8, 7th Female Open Div 1 
Daniel Ierardo, 6:24, 3rd M14, 1500

Saturday, 17 January 2009 AV Round 10 - NW region
Karl Augustin, 5:21.29, 1500
Lisa Ierardo, 5:49.53
Sam Wenban, 5:53.65, 1500
Daniel Ierardo, 6:12.77, 1500
Matt Goodger, 6:22.72, 1500

All times hand-timed. AV website not updated.

Saturday, 17 January 2009 Danger 1000 Ocean Swim
Julie King, 20:33, 5th, F Veterans 50-54

Julie's race report:
I enjoyed the Danger1000 ocean swim at Torquay last Saturday with fine, sunny weather and a relatively flat sea. Often there can be quite a swell and current and getting passed the breakers can be a challenge.

I finished 5th, just pipped from 4th by 1 sec with a time of 20:33.

Sunday, 11 January 2009 ACT Sprint Championships
Rob Raulings 1:09:55, 8th M40-44, 11:27-36:04-22:24
3rd out of the water, 15 seconds down
Go Robbo!

Sunday, 11 January 2009 WSTC Triathlon Series, R3
Phil Caligiuri, 1:18:01, 4th M40-49, 750-18.6-5, 20:05-35:23-22:33

A strong finish after giving away a big head start on the swim (he wanted to give them a sporting chance!)

Sunday, 11 January 2009 Brooks/Gatorade Race 3
Gatorade, Olympic Distance, 1500-40-10
Jamie Morgan, 2:08:30, 11th M30-34, 26:44-1:46-59:53-1:39-38:27
Jarratt Morgan, 2:09:47, 15th M30-34, 27:52-1:48-58:40-1:31-39:56
Karl Augustin, 2:19:23, 6th M50-54, 30:52-1:54-64:15-2:27-39:54
Chris O'Donnell, 2:19:56, 34th M35-39, 27:59-1:58-66:53-1:56-41:09
Hayden Marshall, 2:35:11, 77th M30-34, 28:43-2:35-76:25-2:03-45:24
Jody Gilchrist, 2:42:20, 9th F40-44, 36:30-2:18-77:03-1:53-44:35

The Morgan twin challenge continues with Jamie leading out of the swim, Jarratt leading off the bike (with the 3rd fastest bike split for the category) and then the lead changing again with Jamie taking it out. That's 3 out of 3 for Jamie.
Karl took 12minutes off his PB, not bad considering he had newspaper stuck inside his runners, losing him 5th place.
A great return from injury for Chris.

Gatorade, Sprint
Peter Saw, 1:19:27, 20th M35-39, 14:54-2:14-36:43-1:53-23:32
Daniel Moloney, 1:22:37, 30th M30-34, 16:55-2:25-37:06-2:04-24:06
Michelle Le Cornu, 1:29:06, 13th F30-34, 19:11-3:01-39:30-1:39-25:45
Katherine Taylor, 1:30:08, 15th F30-34, 18:20-2:43-38:08-2:26-28:30

Peter and Daniel had done the Pier to Pub the day before, so did well to back up.
Kath is on the road back from injury, planning to just finish the race and yet: "My bike split from yesterday was my best time yet. My run wasn't too bad. Swim was pretty slow. Overall, it was a 5 minute PB for the 750/20/5km distance." Go Kath!

Kellie Whitefield, 42:38, 8th F40-49, 8:30-1:56-18:23-0:55-12:53
Katie Anderson, 52:20, 20th F40-49, 8:27-2:22-20:38-2:37-18:15

Katie is another making a comeback after injury. She has had a tough time of it and it looks like she's finally come good. She also had teh third fastest swim split for her category. At Sandy this is taken at the top of the huge hill, so she may well have been 2nd or even 1st out of the water. Watch out season 09/10!

Saturday, 10 January 2009 AV Round 9 - NW region
Sam Wenban, 11:28.66, 1st M14, 3000m
Lisa Ierardo, 12:41 2nd Open Female, Div 2 (unofficial), 3000m

Daniel Ierardo makes his debut
Daniel Ierardo, 13:34, 4th M14 (unofficial), 3000m

Saturday, 10 January 2009 NIB Lorne Pier to Pub
Peter Saw, 18:17, 77th Senior Men
Daniel Moloney, 20:12, 174th Senior Men
These two then went onto race at Sandringham on the Sunday.

Pat Buckley, 25:24, 371st Veteran Men

Friday, 9 January 2009 NIB Mountain to Surf
Aaron Heaney, 29:00, 28th Open Male (should be 12th Senior Male), 8500m

He liked it so much he ran it again the next day!