On a chilly morning on the 1st of March 2015 – 3 warriors from the staff of SMPC stepped out onto Elwood beach to take on the annual corporate triathlon (with minimal training).
The course involved:
Staggered wave starts in an open rectangular course in front of the Elwood Life Saving Club at Elwood Beach.
A flat out-and-back course from Elwood Beach, left onto Ormond Esplanade, Beaconsfield Parade, to Armstrong St and return on the south-bound, lanes closed to traffic. Full road closure for cycle course.
Transition area onto bike path to Elwood
Canal and return along foreshore paths to finish.
Luckily (for Ben) the typical Melbourne weather brought us a stormy night before and the water was deemed too dangerous and dirty to swim in. Instead, a gruelling/calf busting 400m run along the soft sand replaced the swim.
The team of Andrew Kantor, Ben Lin, and Darren Austin pulled off a stunning run to come overall 3rd in their category. The day turned out to be gorgeous as seen in the photo below. Also had a bit of fun afterwards on the smoothie making bikes!
Til nxt year..