What an amazing year for ETPA racing. The breadth of our program is now industry leading and it excites me to see where we have come from and where we are going.
The US program goes from strength to strength with the amazing Raeleigh Harris continuing her push deeper into the American market. Rae capitalized on a strong start and has subsequently moved into new coaching space with the assistance of Mitchell Reiss and Mike Davies driving the program forward.
Our Junior program has come on in leaps and bounds. Our feeder systems are continuing to deliver a high quality junior athlete into our full program mix. We are now top end heave with a true high performance junior program. Yippee!
We have also had a solid year with our high performance program. This year we have started blooding some new professional talent with some of our juniors coming of age. Amanda Wilson has come off a year of international travelling and racing where she picked up a 2nd at doubling 70.3. Oscar Dart raced his first internal ITU race and secured a top 5 in the national series.
I changed personal focus this year and started contributing back into the sport at a high performance level with Triathlon Victoria Developmental program. I am now a mentor coach, working with the best of the best junior athlete Victoria has to offer. I am also still contributing to the Triathlon Victoria coach education program. All in all its been a busy year.
Our Melbourne based swim squad has stabilised since last season and we are proud to be pushing along with the same amazing structure. We have three coaches working with over 50 athletes. Marcus Blake our head coach, Dom Scholtes our in water high performance mentor, and David Edwards our dedicated stroke development coach.
Standout results from the 17/18 summer season – including 28 podiums from across the world
International Level Results:
2nd female 40-44 years Geelong 70.3
2nd female 50-54 years Geelong 70.3
2nd female 35-39 years Geelong 70.3
4th male 50-54 years Geelong 70.3
6th female pro Geelong 70.3
7th female pro Taupo 70.3
1st female 50-54 years Asia Pacific 70.3 Championships West Sydney
1st male 40-44 years Asia Pacific 70.3 Championships West Sydney
3rd male 40-44 years Challenge Shepparton
3rd male 35-39 years Challenge Shepparton
1st male 60-64 years Challenge Shepparton
3rd female pro 70.3 dublin
5th female pro 70.3 Italy
National level Results:
1st junior female draft legal – Active Tri Vic Champs
2nd male 25/29 years - Active Tri Vic Champs
3rd junior male draft legal – Active Tri Vic Champs
2nd overall male – Active Tri Vic Champs
1st youth male draft legal – Active Tri Vic Champs
2nd male 20-24 years – Gatorade Standard Distance Vic Champs
2nd female 50-54 years – Gatorade Standard Distance Vic Champs
3rd female Athena – Gatorade Standard Distance Vic Champs
3rd male 35-39 years – Gatorade Standard Distance Vic Champs
5th Junior male national series
Male 1st in 15-19 years
2nd female 12-13 year
1st female 12-13 year
2XU Race One
Sufferfest – Safety Beach
1st male SSV Senior
2nd female SSV Senior
Challenge Shepparton Classic Event
1st female overall
3rd male overall
Three AG wins
One 2nd and one 3rd
BA (Sport. Admin); MBA
Master Practitioner NLP
Level 2 Triathlon Coach