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Weekend Race Reports

March 30, 2009
Stan Fetting & Mary Jackson celebrate the end of the pain in the recovery area of the Mooloolaba Triathlon

Stan Fetting & Mary Jackson celebrate the end of the pain in the recovery area of the Mooloolaba Triathlon

It was a busy weekend for a number of Striders both in running and triathlon.  Julie, Wendy and Lisa took on the Bayside 5km which is held on the last Saturday of each month at Sandgate.  This event is organised by Phil Hungerford of the Runn Inn in Enogerra, a great servant of the running and triathlon community.  For more info check out the Runn Inn website here.

Julie has been threatening to break through the 20 min barrier for the 5km and on Saturday morning she smashed it with a scorching 19:32.  Wendy is in tapering mode for her first marathon [London Marathon in April] and ran a good 21 and Lisa shook off recent injuries for an excellent 22min.

For more info on the London Marathon check out the site here.

Up at Mooloolaba a number of Striders entered the individual triathlon and we had a Striders team made up of 3 evening runners, Glenn [swim], Gabriel [bike] & Greg [run].  Steve Meharg took out bragging rights for the fastest individual tri time.  Other Striders included Stan, Joey, Emily, Fabian, Scott,  and Mary.

Weather conditions were bad with rough seas forcing the swim into the canal rather than the beach where the waves were thundering in, and driving wind hitting riders at the turnaround point of the 40km bike ride.  The rain began pelting down during the run so competitors were given a good workout. The rain did help keep things cool and that was a good bonus.

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