2017 is well and truly underway by now and plenty has been happening in my world. I have been back based in Wollongong and into some solid work as the new season is closing in and we prepare for a big year.
My first event of 2017 was once again the Australia Day Aquathon in Wollongong where I battled it out with training partner Ryan Bailie before going on to win for the 4th year in a row. I think the local Newspaper titled it, the battle of the calves or cramps or something similar. It was the first time we had dusted off the race flats and stepped into some speed and the legs weren’t all that thrilled about it to say the least. It was once again a well organized event and once the legs settled down a good day celebrating Australia. My family was in town for a couple of days so it was nice to see them and show off the cool little apartment my girlfriend and I will call home for the next few months.
If you haven’t heard already.. there is something new coming to the world of triathlon this year. Called the Super League, bringing the best athletes from all around the world to compete over race formats we haven’t seen for years. Stage one is held in one of my favourite Australian destinations, Hamilton Island, and I can 100% guarantee that this course will be brutal. To make it worse, we have to race back to back to back over three days with the overall winner taking home plenty of bragging rights and a slice of history as the first ever Super League event winner.
“Super League Triathlon is here to bring mainstream attention to triathlon and usher the sport into the big leagues of sport entertainment,” Super League Triathlon co-founder Chris McCormack said.
Televised live, finally triathlon has the opportunity to really show the world what this sport is all about. I’m looking forward to kicking off my racing season at this event next month.
To find out all you need to know about the super league click here.
Recently in February I found myself in Canberra. As a non-natural swimmer, I am constantly thinking about what I'm doing in the water and after spending some time working with biomechanist Marc Elipot at the AIS we have a bunch of new things to work on. I am Currently back in Canberra at the AIS with the rest of the squad, trialling this environment and most importantly allowing me to reconnect with what I worked on last month with Marc and take yet another step with my swim efficiency.