This weekend saw the running of the inaugural Silver Sands Multisport Festival. The weekend-long event was held in the coastal town of Aldinga, about an hours drive from Adelaide. After having a few weeks break after Challenge Melbourne, it was time to get back into some structured training, and this event fitted in perfectly.
On paper the weekend looked fairly simple- 10km run on Saturday morning, 2km swim on Saturday afternoon and then an Olympic Distance Triathlon on Sunday. However come Sunday morning, I was definitely feeling the effects of the previous days racing and was wondering what I had got myself into! I managed to put together a good weekend of consistent racing though, finishing first place in all three events and took out the overall Festival award, jointly with the Male Open winner. The Adelaide Triathlon Club put on a great weekend of racing. The volunteers were amazing and the support out on course was great. I will definitely be back again next year!
I have been in Adelaide for 6 weeks now, and have been loving it so far. The riding is amazing...10 minutes from the front door and I'm in the heart of the Adelaide hills, 30 minutes the other direction and I'm riding along the foreshore. The running is great too...endless trails and paths to explore. I have also managed to hook up with some of the local run and bike groups, and have recently began a partnership with AvantiPlus Sailsbury. All in all, so far so good!
The trusty stead- Avanti Chrono Evo II TT
Olympic Distance Podium
Perfect weather for racing
Mason (no. 1 cousin & supporter!) and I