05 June 2011

Cairns Challenge Ironman Triathlon

Sat 2.20pm Botanical Meander 8.9km 39m07   4m23
Sun 4.00pm 8 X 3min with 1min20 200m jog recovery


#1    2m58      0.95KM      3m08 K pace, 
#2    2m51      0.87KM      3m18 K pace
#3    2m55      0.85KM      3m20 K pace
#4    2m56      0.88KM      3m20 K pace
#5    2m51      0.87KM      3m16 K pace
#6    2m50      0.87KM      3m16 K pace
#7    2m50      0.87KM      3m16 K pace
#8    2m50      0.87KM      3m14 K pace


I spent most of the day watching the Cairns Challenge Ironman Triathlon and Half Ironman Triathlon. 
My upmost respect to all those who competed today in what looked like incredibly tough conditions. It got to 27 O C today and I noted even Macka Chris McCormack stopping off at the drinks stations in order to property take on board sufficient hydration, mind you he had time to spare as he was about 10mins in front of second place. He looked like an awesome machine. He must have swam 3.8km, cycled 180km and ran 42km in just over 8 hours in those conditions starting at 7.00am and finishing just after 3.00pm.
Consider those guys still out there now as I right this having slogged it out for 13hours so far! What must that do to your body? It made my intervals seem rather inadequate.
I took lots of photos but at the moment I cant download to this netbook.
In the Half Ironman you HuRTS lads will be pleased that Fast Charlie looked like he might get 3rd or 4th. 
I decided to run some intervals around a rough and rutted sports ground up at the North end on the Esplanade where the Ironmen were doing the U turn for the 3 or 4 laps of the Esplanade they were doing.


Results and link to full results here;

Elite Male
Name
State/Country
Finish
Swim
Cycle
Run
1. Chris McCormack
NSW, Australia
08:15:56
00:47:26
04:34:56
02:51:00
2.Matty White
SA, Australia
08:28:36
00:49:30
04:38:24
02:57:55
3.Tim Berkel
NSW, Australia
08:29:20
00:49:28
04:39:08
02:57:44
4.Jamie Whyte
Auckland, NZ
08:35:07
00:49:28
04:38:21
03:04:23
5.Clayton Fettell
NSW, Australia
08:36:14
00:43:48
04:38:15
03:10:59

Elite Female
Name
State/Country
Finish
Swim
Cycle
Run
QLD, Australia
09:26:31
00:52:57
05:16:34
03:14:04
NT, Australia
09:30:41
00:53:00
05:17:21
03:16:10
QLD, Australia
09:34:56
00:55:20
05:11:48
03:24:50
Cambridge, NZ
09:43:03
00:57:26
05:11:26
03:29:54
QLD, Australia
09:44:41
00:52:56
05:13:32
03:34:34
Full results available at online.

2 comments:

Tom said...

Very impressive result for Fast Charlie getting 3rd (and fastest run leg). Put well over a minute into Truscott on the run.

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