Several of the Barracudas have been active in 70.3 races across the country with three qualifying for the next World 70.3 championships which will take place in September in Mooloolaba . Jenny Merrick continues on her whirlwind tour of triathlon , smashing the recent Busselton 70.3 . Jenny won the 65-69 age group with a time just over 6 hours in 6:16 , with a swim of 41:52 , bike 3:07:14 , and a 2:18:38.32 half marathon – go Jen – > Jen’s results .
After taking out the Gatorade series in his age group yet again Phil Hanley has won his age group at the Port Macquarie 70.3 comprehensively in a time just over 5 hours . Swim 00:35:18 Bike 02:37:16 Run 01:45:11 Total 05:01:50.
Brett Franklin was 14th overall at Port Macquarie 70.3 , and 5th in his age group with one of the fastest bike times of the day . Swim 00:35:10 Bike 02:18:51 Run 01:24:58 Overall 04:22:39.
BE CAREFUL out there on your bike especially on the wet road during the winter . The club president was unfortunate enough to recently come down on a corner is laid up with a fractured femur . Get well soon Cam .
The Wings of Life run will take place tomorrow night on the Monash Freeway at 9 pm . It is a unique run starting in 34 locations across the world simultaneously . The finish line comes from behind in the form of a catcher car which starts at a speed of 15km/hr after the runners and gradually increases pace . The event is raising money for research into spinal cord injury . To make a donation head over to -> Rick’s Page.
The secretary and vice president ( Gav and Rick ) are breaking ranks and taking on the adventure race at Lysterfield on 15th May. The event is a team of 2 with navigational challenges and kayak, mountain bike and run segments . The exact course is kept secret until race day . Gav and Rick were seen somewhere kayaking in last Tuesday’s hurricane . The winners usually take around 3 hours – the adventure racers call this a sprint! -> Website
There will be a wrap up volunteers party for all our events at the Archies Creek Hall next Saturday with several bands playing . Funds raised will go to relay for life .-> Party and Event Info