Enjoy. Perform. Succeed.

Merry Christmas from (in order of appearance)

Karl, Hayden (on loan from the US), Ange, Mish, Katie, Marie, Josh and Tony

Rob Solly heading out on his third run lap at Shepparton 70.3.

Jarratt Morgan smiling after a fabulous swim at Shepparton 70.3

Karl Augustin and Angelo Pagano preparing to conquer Amy's Gran Fondo.

Ruby (left) and Sienna waiting to race at Bundoora on the 22nd June.

Ruby Ali is on her way to the State Finals!

Ruby Ali wins her district cross country. Sienna West came fifth.

Thank God that's over! Jamie Morgan after finishing 48.7km of running and 155km of riding at Strongman 2013.

Jamie Morgan (third from right) after finishing Strongman 2013. (Photo: Sheena Campbell)

Steven, still smiling! Ironman Melbourne 24th March 2013.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Karl after completing the Triple Crown at Portarlington 17th March 2013.

2013 News

Sunday 29th December

RipView Swim Classic

1.4km swim

Julie King, 22:10, 6th F55-59

Saturday 28th December

2013 Benalla Triathlon

600m swim-20k ride-5k run

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-ride-run (I don't know where T1 and T2 are included) 

Rob Solly, 1:07:45, 3rd M40-49, 13:34-34:47-19:24

Thursday 19th December

Milers' Club Round 2

Matthew Goodger, 4:01.8, 11th F Grade, 1000m

Tuesday 17th December

Xmas Gift

Tom Hayes, 8:10.10, 3rd, 2400m handicap

Matthew Goodger, 46.27, 261m (400m handicap)

Sunday 8th December

Anaconda Mini

600m swim, 7km paddle, 7.7km trail run, 9km mountain bike, 1.2km beach run

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-paddle-run-MTB-run

Rob Solly, 2:16:11, 5th Veteran, 12:57-40:09-42:07-34:41-6:17

Saturday 14th December

AV Shield Round 5, Yellow Zone

Matthew Goodger, 1:25.47, 15th Div 1, 400m

Matthew Goodger, 6:47:00, 22nd Div 1, 1500m

Saturday 30th November

AV Shield Round 4, Yellow Zone

Tom Hayes, 10:52.8, 17th Div 1, 3000m

Matthew Goodger, 3:31.2, 20th Div 1, 800m

Sunday 24th November

Gatorade Race 1, Elwood

500m swim-20k ride-5k run

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run

Karl Augustin, 1:11:24, 7th M55-59, 12:21-1:59-35:04-1:26-20:32
Rob Solly, 1:06:54, 8th M40-44, 10:25-1:21-33:24-1:10-20:29 
Jacinta Ford, 1:21:02, 21st F25-29, 10:55-1:38-40:42-1:22-26:23 - not bad for her first Tri in 5 years!

Sunday 17th November

Ironman 70.3 Shepparton

1900 swim - 90k ride - 21.1k run

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run

Jarratt Morgan, 4:57:21, 41st M35-39, 28:51-4:15-2:35:45-2:26-1:46:14

Rob Solly, 5:02:56, 42nd M40-44, 32:34-2:21-2:35:33-2:04-1:50:24

Rob had a 5 minute puncture stop and having to back it off on the run to avoid cramps

Saturday 16th November

AV Shield Round 3, Yellow Zone

Tom Hayes, 4:51.50, 15th Div 1, 1500m

Matthew Goodger, 6:51.70, 20th Div 1, 1500m

Tom Hayes, 12:19.60, 5th Div 1, 3k steeple

Matthew Goodger, 1:23.86, 14th Div 1, 400m

Tom Hayes, 4.13m, 9th Div 1, long jump

Matthew Goodger, 17.4, 27th Div 1, 100m 

Sunday 20th October

Victorian Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships

1500 swim - 40k ride - 10k run

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run

Rob Solly, 2:18:13, 4th M40-44, 27:03-1:08- 1:06:13-1:23-42:23

Saturday 2nd November

AV Shield Round 2, Yellow Zone

Tom Hayes, 2:25.7, 12th Div 1, 800m

Tom Hayes, 28.82, 21st Div 1, 200m

Saturday 19th October

National Aquathlon Championships

2.5k run - 1k swim - 2.5k run

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, run1-T1-swim-T2-run2 

Rob Solly, 44:32, 2nd M40-44, 10:24-0:21-22:17-0:28-10:58

Well done!

Saturday 19th October

AV Shield Round 1, Yellow Zone

Aaron Heaney, 20:25.3, 22nd MOpen, 5000m

Matthew Goodger, 1:30.55, 53rd MOpen 400m

Matthew Goodger, 6:59.7, 61st MOpen 1500

Sunday, 13th October

Medibank Melbourne Marathon

Jarratt Morgan, 3:49:30, 1274th M20-39

Michelle Currie, 3:56:03, 403rd F20-39

Congratulations to both first time marathoners!

A big weekend - ITU World Champs on Friday and Sunday and Amy's Gran Fondo on Sunday!

Sunday, 15th September

ITU Age Group World Championships

Olympic Distance 750*-40-10

Swim shortened to 750 due to cold water and air (2 degrees)

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run

Jeff Beavis, 2:12:16, 111th M45, 13:16-3:14-1:08:22-3:31-43:53

Two races only two days apart - well done!

Jeff was very happy - right close on PBs for both ride and run.

Spectacular ride course out around Buckingham palace, houses on parliament, along Thames embankment to the Tower of London then back to Hyde Park via Trafalgar Square. Even better Sunday wasn't raining on the bike, just last lap of the run. 

Sunday, 15th September 2013

Amy's Gran Fondo

110k ride 

Rob Solly, 3:51:48, 203rd M4044

Karl Augustin, 3:54:06, 62nd M5559

Angelo Pagano, 4:02:15, 178th M5054

Karl qualified for the World Chamionships in Slovenia in 2014.

Friday, 13th September 2013

ITU Age Group World Championships

Sprint Distance 750-20-5

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run

Jeff Beavis, 1:18:00, 64th M45, 12:39-3:32-38:22-3:19-20:08

Friday race was horrible conditions on bike, could not see where we were going on 1st lap and was so wet brakes barely worked. Makes for fun on a technical course! But all survived well and good and ran 4 min kms off the bike. Stoked!

Sunday, 8th September 2013

XCR 13 Round 9, Burnley Half Marathon


Aaron Heaney, 1:34:13, 161st U39 Men

10 minutes faster than last year :-)

Saturday, 24th August 2013

Kangaroo Hoppet

42km Cross country ski race 

Rob Solly, 2:49:11, 20th MU45

OK, it's not running or triathlon, but it is an endurance sport. Cross-country skiers are recognised as the fittest athletes in the world.

Saturday, 10th August 2013

XCR 13 Round 8, Lardner Park Warragul


Aaron Heaney, 36:12.3, 179th M Open

Sunday, 28th July 2013

XCR'13 Round 7, Albert Park


Aaron Heaney, 41:14.8, 201st M Open

Matt Goodger, 58:13.2, 228th M Open

Monday, 8th July 2013

Sourthern University Games

12km Cross Country

Tom Hayes, 50:02.0, 15th Men's XC

Sunday, 7th July 2013

2013 Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Asics Half Marathon

Marie Maguire, 11th F60-64, 1:57:20

Saturday, 22nd June 2013

XCR 13 Round 5, Bundoora Park Cross Country


Ruby Ali, 74th, WU14, 13:17.0

Sienna West, 86th  WU14, 13:42.3

Good work by both girls who were running in an older age group, Sienna has only just turned 12 and Ruby is still only 11 years old. 


Matthew Goodger, 383rd Open Men, 1:18:52.3.

This was Matt's first race for the season.

Saturday, 8th June 2013

XCR'13 Round 4, Brimbank Park Cross Country Race, 16km

Aaron Heaney, 1:09:12.7, 22nd M40-44, 222nd overall

Aaron's average speed over the hills at Brimbank was faster than on the road at Lake Wendouree. The come back King awakes! 

Thursday, 6th June 2013

School Sports Victoria, Western Metropolitan Region Cross Country

3k XC

Ruby Ali made it through to the state final (to be held in July), finishing 12th in a large field against some girls much bigger than her.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

XCR'13 Round 3, Lake Wendouree Road Race, 15km

Aaron Heaney, 1:05:13, 260th Open Men

Aaron beat his Sandown 6.2km time on the way to 15km. Watch out! 

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Sandown road relays - each lap 6.2km

Aaron Heaney fronted up for the first time since 2011 and did it in 26:50.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

We now have a second long ride each week, leaving at 7am from Essendon Cyclery. Details will be posted each Friday at https://www.facebook.com/essendoncyclery. Gareth is looking forward to see you. We may even get some Essendon cyclists joining us on a Sunday. Thanks Gareth. 

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Puffing Billy 13.2k Race
Aaron Heaney 60:11 v Train#1 55:55, Train#2 82:20.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Forrest 6 hour MTB, 6 hour enduro race. Each lap is 11.5km 
Jarratt Morgan, 23rd - Solo Men, 8 laps. Lap splits: 
8 50:27 13.64 
7 54:02 12.74 
6 54:09 12.71 
5 51:15 13.43
4 47:14 14.57 
3 45:41 15.06 
2 45:35 15.1 
1 36:52 18.67

This was 24 minutes faster than last year. Well done! 

Wednesday 1st May 2013

3k XC

Ruby Ali takes 1st and Sienna West comes fifth at the primary schools district cross country

Sunday 21st April 2013

Strongman (aka All Japan Triathlon Miyakojima)

6.5km run, 155km ride, 42.2km run (see race report for why it was a Duathlon)

Jamie Morgan,  8:35:09, 4th M35-39, 26th place overall, 4:50:36*-3:44:33

*  The first time is the amalgamation of the 6.7km run, two transitions and the 155km bike.

Congratulations Jamie!

Jamie's race report: 

As a race report, I'm no journalist, so will try not to bore you (too much)...

Swim was cancelled due to high winds and dangerous swim conditions. Every day this week has been brilliant, but it turned nasty overnight. First time this race has been a duathlon in its 29 year history. Organisers also spooked by a death last week at the Ishigaki Olympic Triathlon in the swim. Duathlon distance then of 6.5km run/155km ride/42.2km run in very windy conditions.

Japanese racers all happy about no swim, but we as a group were shattered - there went any advantage we may have had.
As expected we got smoked in the first run and had to wade through what seemed like hundreds of riders within the first 15kms.

Very tough and windy conditions for all, with a lot of headwind and crosswind making riding at times dangerous. I can now say that I have flown on my bike, as I was picked up and put down almost sideways by a gust, at 55km/hr. No idea how I stayed upright.

Onto the run, and conditions were still overcast and cool, with an initial tailwind. As an out and back course this meant the return leg was all headwind! Had a great out run, in 1:42:30 or so, but it took 2:02 to get back. Wheels fell off at about 28kms and had to drag my sorry, cramping carcass through the last third.

Saturday 20th April, 2013

Jeff Beavis has been selected for the Olympic Distance team for London 2013. Congratulations!

Sunday 7th April, 2013

XTerra Great Ocean Road

XTERRA Long Course – Ocean Swim (1km), Mountain Bike (26km), and Trail Run (10km)

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run

Rob Solly, 2:29:54, 13th M40-44, 21:38-1:09-1:16:06-0:52-50:59

Saturday 6th April, 2013

King of the Bays - North Shore (part of the NZ Ocean Swims series)


Scott Leyonhjejm, 48th M45-49, 51:18

Sunday 24th March, 2013

Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne


The swim was shortened due to rough conditons 

Steven Feher, 12:04:03, 172nd M45-49, 35:01-7:08-6:34:03-4:41-4:43:10

You are an Ironman! Again!

Saturday 23rd March, 2013

Tre-X Cross Triathlon Victorian State Championships


There are no splits available, only the total time is shown

Rob Solly, 1:59:19, 12th overall/3rd M 40-4

Rob's comments: 

The swim was a token effort around the dam twice but some of the mountain bikers seemed to even struggle with that. (Jarratt - sounds like a challenge!)

The bike was all single track and took about 80mins with a cross country run at the end. Overall it was good fun and a good warmup for X Terra.

Sunday 17th March, 2013

Gatorade Race 5, Portarlington

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run 

Long Course 2k-80k-20k

Karl Augustin, 5:08:19, 5th M50-54, 39:36-6:01-2:38:03-2:59-1:41:38

Phil Caligiuri, 5:58:10, 21st M45-49, 48:25-4:57-2:39:44-4:07-2:20:55

Sprint 800m-26k-8k

Rob Solly, 1:33:56, 10th M40-44, 10:40-2:10-46:25-1:09-33:30 

Jeff Beavis, 1:43:39, 10th M45-49, 14:06-2:24-49:19-1:17-36:31

Michelle Currie, 2:01:47, 12th F35-39, 15:28-5:50-59:14-1:45-39:27

Rob's ride ranked 4th in his age group.

Michelle's run ranked 8th in her age group.

Sunday 17th March, 2013

The Last Marathon Challenge, 90km MTB ride at Avoca

Jarratt Morgan, 6:33:44, 22nd Solo Open Men

Jarratt says it was the hardest ride <100km he's done: "I've never pushed my bike that much! Talking to Jess Douglas (owner of mtbskills.com & super star bike handler) even she said she pushed her bike up many of the hills." He burnt 3,780 calories (=15,900 kJ) - that tells the story!

Sunday 3rd March, 2013

Warrnambool OlyFest


Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run 

Rob Solly, 2:21:44, 2nd M35-44, 24:28-0:45-1:12:17-1:17-42:57

Sunday 24th February, 2013

Seven Peaks Domestique Ride #12 - Mt Baw Baw

Jarratt Morgan finishes top 10 out of 120 people to tackle Mt Baw Baw in 3:18:57 including 54:55 for the final 12.4km from Tanjil River to the Summit - rated as HC!

Sunday 17th February, 2013

Dirty Dozen

Jarratt Morgan rides the 141.6km in 6:19:05 

Saturday, 16th February, 2013

AV Shield Final

Damien Poynton, 20.28m discus, 16th, flight one

Tom Hayes, 11:36.7, 3k steeple, 18th section 2

This was a HUGE PB for Tom - and what a time to produce it - at the Shield final. Thanks to efforts like Tom's and Damien's, Essendon finished second in the Men's Open Division 1 competition

Sunday, 10th February, 2013

Geelong Multisport Festival

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run 

Subaru Geelong Olympic Distance Triathlon: 1500-40-10

Rob Solly, 2:17:21, 9th M40-44, 24:16-1:53-1:06:40-0:54-43:38

Jeff Beavis, 2:24:49, 9th M45-49, 24:58-2:02-1:09:33-0:54-47:22

Urban Geelon Long course Triathlon: 1900-90-21.1

Steven Feher, 5:42:04, 58th M45-49, 36:00-4:10-3:02:34-4:33-1:54:47

Rob is very happy with 2 course pbs in 2 weeks. Can he make the hat-trick with the Gatorade race this weekend?

Jeff also did very well - rising from 22nd place last year, to top 10 this time.

Steven hadn't done this race before, so a PB for him, too!

Friday, 8th February, 2013 

Cycling Coach now added to EPS-Triathlon’s Palmares

Barb Augustin, head coach of EPS-Triathlon has been awarded Level 1 Road and Track Cycling Coach certification by Cycling Australia.

You are assured of the very best coaching from Barb who is also a Level 2 Triathlon Coach, Level 3 Middle and Long Distance Running Coach and a Bronze Licence Swim Coach.

Barb has also had the privilege to be mentored by the following Olympians/Coaches of Olympians/Coaches of International level athletes:

Tony Benson (Triathlon and Running), Ben Hiddlestone (Swimming), Georgine Luscombe (Swimming), John Beasley (Cycling).

You can benefit from the knowledge passed on by these world class coaches.

Sunday, 3rd February, 2013

10th Annual Bridgewater Football and Netball Club Triathlon, Bridgewater

Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-ride-run (I don't know where T1 and T2 are included)

Short course: 250-10-3

Michelle Currie, 41:43, 3rd F30, 4:26-22:03-15:14

Long course: 500-20-5

Stephen Gowers, 1:13:52, 5th M50, 7:25-40:27-26:00 Stephen forgot his timing band, so times and place are estimates.

Sunday, 3rd February, 2013

Gatorade R4, Sandringham


Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run 

Rob Solly, 2:18:43, 9th M4044, 26:33-4:40-1:03:10-1:52-42:28 Huge PB for Rob!
Karl Augustin, 2:32:21, 8th M5054, 30:37-6:16-1:10:15-2:54-42:20 Karl had a puncture at the 33km mark of the ride. He nursed it back, but at least it meant he was fresh for the run :-)  

NOTE: this year the timing mat was at the water's edge, so the long run up the hill is in T1 where it belongs. This was not the case in previous years.

Saturday, 2nd February, 2013

AV Shield Round 12, North West Region

Matt Goodger, 5k, 25:33.90, 39th Heat 2

Tom Hayes, Shot put, 6.3, 8th Group 8

Tom Hayes, 800m, 2:19.9, 3rd Heat 5 - Huge PB!

Tom Hayes, 5k, 18:54.80, 3rd Heat 2

Miesso Gisho, 800m, 2:07.40, 8th Heat 2

Damien Poynton, Shot put, 6.23, 13th Group 4

Sunday, 27th January, 2013

Australian Sprint Championships, Canberra


Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-ride-run (T1 and T2 are in the bike split)

Jeff Beavis, 1:13:30, 15th M4549, 13:59-37:26-22:05

Jeff  believes he has qualified for the Worlds. Congratulations!

Sunday, 20th January, 2013

XOSize Series, Race 3, Elwood

(Victorian qualifying race for World Sprint Distance Champs)


Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run

Jeff Beavis, 1:13:39.01, 11th M4549, 13:52.4-1:08.1-35:06.9-1:39.7-21:51.9

Saturday, 19th January, 2013

AV Shield Round 11, North West Region

Tom Hayes, 3k steeple, 12:01.10, 5th M Open

Matt Goodger, 400m, 1:17.10, 3rd Heat 26

Sunday, 13th January, 2013

Gatorade Race 3, Elwood


Results below are in the form: Name, total time, place, swim-T1-ride-T2-run

Marie Maguire, 1:42:26.2, 3rd F60-64, 13:42-2:30-51:09-2:37.2-32:28

Karl Augustin, 1:11:24.5, 5th M50-54,11:53-1:40-35:24-1:36.5-20:51

Angelo Pagano, 1:13:43.0, 14th M45-49, 14:04-1:35-34:24-2:20-21:20

Marie placed top 3 in all disciplines, Ange placed top 10 in the run and ride, Karl placed top 10 in the ride and top 5 in the run.

Well done to all!

Saturday, 12th January, 2013

GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub

1200 ocean swim

Jeff Beavis, 20:53, 226th Master Male

Phil Hinton, 23:15, 361st Master Male

Pat Buckley, 25:31, 363rd Veteran Male

Jeff's comments: 

Bit down on where normally want to finish but getting to wrong end of age group now also. Real positive to come was swam last 400 hard and finished strong with good legs up the beach.

Sunday, 6th January, 2013

RipView Classic Swim


Scott Leyonhjelm, 19:48, 46th 45-49

Rob Solly, 20:18, 32nd 40-44

Stephen Gowers, 21:37, 65th 50-54

Not what I was expecting (a bit slower than other years). Swim felt good, I felt relaxed and had no hold ups during the swim. The conditions were a bit choppy. The only difference between this year and others has been a change of wetsuit brand. From 2xu to Blue Seventy. However I enjoyed the day and will go again next year.

Saturday, 5th January 2013
Gavin Hicks is pleased to announce the arrival of his baby daughter, Mikaela, at 11:31am this morning. Mother and baby both well.

Tuesday, 1st January, 2013

Emerald Nuts Midnight run 4 mile

Sandra Buth decided to see in the New Year in style!

It was a great race, very slow start - 10,000 participants across the line, stop/start to about the 2 mile mark and hilly - but untimed. 20 minutes of overhead fireworks, spectacular.  Chilly, no snow or rain.