Gold for Brittany at the Youth OlympicsBrittany Dutton has won the gold medal in Triathlon at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.
In hot and humid Nanjing, Dutton made her decisive break on the fourth and final lap of the 20km bike course and quickly put 20 seconds on the rest of the field. Despite a fast finish from the USA’s Stephanie Jenks, Dutton stayed strong and held on to win the first gold medal of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
“It’s awesome, I still can’t believe it,” Dutton said. “Throughout the bike I could see maybe I might be able to get away so I tried it and I got away. On the run I just had to hold my lead and it worked.
“I have strong cycling background so I thought I would give it a go, had nothing to lose and I stayed away.”
Photos courtesy of Maddison and Courtney Dutton
Full report http://www.triathlon.org/news/article/nanjing_2014_youth_olympic_games_review
Start Times for Sunday August 10 at Nundah
Full details including start times for racing Sunday Aug 10th at Nundah are all in the calendar.
Start times are below. Please take careful note of your start time and ensure you are racing in the correct grade.
Motor Neurone Disease Fundraising
Our HPRW Nicol Jackson Women's Series is named to honour the memory of Nicol Jackson, a long time member of the club who passed away after battling Motor Neurone Disease. Nicol was a lovely lady, a long time supporter of the club and a passionate racer who is sorely missed.
We are collecting donations to support research at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital into Motor Neurone Disease. Neil Jackson is donating $1 for every entrant, and several other HPRW members are matching this donation.
If you would like to make a donation please click the image or link below. When making your donation please add the letters 'NJL' to the end of your name so a total can be tracked and then in the grey section at the bottom please select Motor Neuron Disease.
Commonwealth Games - Emma Jackson and Dan Wilson
Congratulations to our Commonweath Games triathlon competitors Emma Jackson and Dan Wilson. Emma was 5th in the women's race, and was with the leading group until just before the end, finishing just 38 seconds behind the winner. Dan gave it everything he had and was in the group chasing the Brownlee brothers and was in contention for bronze but ended up 9th. If you watched the race I'm sure you spotted Mum and Dad Wayne and Kerry in the crowd cheering on Team Oz!
Emma also competed in the relay event and in a thrilling finish the Aussies won a bronze medal.
photo credit: Emma Jackson Triathlete facebook page & Kerry Wilson
Which grade do I enter in?
In the interest of fairness and safety, visitors from other clubs should speak to a handicapper before entering to be placed in the correct grade. Riders with an open CQ grading are placed as follows unless otherwise advised:
- A grade - Elite A,Elite B, Masters A, Women A
- B grade - Masters B, Elite C, Mas C up to 45 yrs, Women B, U 17 men
- C1 grade - Masters C, Women C, U 17 Women, U 15 men, some ungraded riders
- C2 grade – Mas C older 50 yrs +, U13 Men, U15 Women, Women C & D
- D grade – Mas D, Women D, + some ungraded older women and men, juniors
- E grade – invitation only