Thursday, May 26, 2011

NRG 2 Perform Update From Taiwan

Hualien Cup Triathlon
Great Success
The NRG2Perform team excelled at the Hualien Cup Triathlon with some superb results. Leading the way was Tanya Lee Parker and Eneko Elosegui who won the women's and men's elite titles respectively. There were an abundance of personal bests, first time finishers and happy athletes once the 1500m Swim, 45km Cycle and 11km Run was completed.
For Tanya Lee Parker it was her 3rd overall win in her two years based in Taiwan. She took the lead from superstar swimmer Ya Hsieh at the mid-point of the ride and never looked back. She ran away with the title finishing over 6 minutes quicker than 2010. She now steps it up a gear in preparation for Ironman Austria and then a move to her new home in Saudi Arabia.

Eneko bounced back in style after losing a 16 minute lead at the Taidong 113km race 3 weeks ago to win his first ever triathlon title. Eneko showed that the close work with NRG2Perform coach Craig Johns in the pool is paying off with his best ever swim performance. He then set about reducing the 3min lead Sam and Mark Hsieh set during the swim. Eneko caught Sam with 7km to go on the bike and showed his class to run away from the competition finishing 5 minutes in front of Tom Wei, who struggled on the bike. Michael D'hulst had a sub par swim, but showed determination to finish 4th and only 10seconds off the podium. Max Wu was unable to defend his 2010 title finishing in 5th. Mark had a great ride and ran well to finish 6th, two places in front of Sam who ran on empty.
Revital Golan had a breakthrough race to finish 2nd in the F40 group. Matt Wilkinson finished his last race in Taiwan with a 3rd place in M40. Also on the podium for m40 was Max Rangel finishing 8th. Cam McLean well to finish 7th in M35 group. Julian Buckeridge (6min faster than 2010) finished 7th in the M50 category with Bill Farrell finishing 13th in M50 after a 14minute faster race than 2010. Mark Hudson also in the M50 group finished 5th.
Congratulations to Anne Bonneville, Hannah Miller, Ashleigh Osmond and Elaine McMahon for finishing their first ever triathlons.

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