Southern Hemisphere athletes in great form

It’s not long now until the best triathletes in the world hit Hyde Park and unleash four years of training in one race. In the final ITU WCS race before the Olympics the Southern Hemisphere athletes proved they will be in the mix come August 4th and 7th. Richard Murray used his strong duathlon background to outrun the rest of the men’s field in Hamburg.

In the women’s race Erin Densham, one of the fastest runners in the sport, and Emma Moffat, former world champion, beat a very strong field to take first and second place for the Aussies. The Kiwis, well I am sure they were just ‘playing possum’ as we say back home, lulling their competitors into a false sense of security before the big day.

Good luck to Andrew Finn this weekend in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Andrew will be putting on the GB tri-suit for the first time this weekend when he competes in the ITU Long Distance World Triathlon Championships. The format for the race is 4km swim, 120km bike and 30km run. Give it heaps Andrew!

If you are coming along to one of our swim sessions this weekend remember to bring fins and a pull buoy. We always mix a little technique work into our sessions using these basic bits of swim kit. Saturday is our ‘long swim’ day with a focus on aerobic endurance and Sunday is our ‘technique swim’ with a focus on refining your stroke technique.

Haggerston Park to watch the opening ceremony anyone? Bring on the Games! See ya, Tim (LFTC Coach).