The weekend Racing was hot to trot. The #thriveteam headed over to the Goldfields for the much anticipated Trex X-Tri. The stakes were high at the State Championship with bragging rights up for grabs in the McHugh house-hold. The racing was hot from the outset with Markcus out the front with Team Thrive (Coach Jason and Sharon) trying to real him back in but to no avail with Markcus taking the chocolates. The race really heated up with 1 lap on the run to go for the McHugh Stakes. Scott holding off the fast finish of Wendy to take the win in the narrowest of margins. All in all we have 3 x 2nd place state champions and 1st team over the line.
Over at Western Sydney we had 2 athletes flying the flag. Darren, in only his 2nd attempt at the 70.3 distance, Darren has been working with Coach Chris for around 9 months now and has gone from a "Do you think I will be able to make the distance?" to a 60 min pb! and a 5 40 finish time, he had consistent start to finish 70.3 splits. Blake showed how much he has learnt in his Tri journey since joining the team with a perfectly paced race with a smoking last 3 km split to finish how you should in a endurance event, strong.
Well done to both of you we are all very proud.
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney
Blake Taverna 05:30:35 Male 30-34 Darren Mckemmish 05:41:47 Male 50-54 1 hour PB
Goldfield Cross Tri
Markcus Brown 02:31:48 2nd Male 30-39 State Champion Scott McHugh 03:25:18 2nd Male 50-54 State Champion Wendy McHugh 03:26:41 2nd Female 50-54 State Champion Team Thrive 02:36:34 1st Mixed Team
Trail Run Australia Goldfields 1/2 Marathon
Markcus Brown 01:42:33 4th Male 30-39