See the attachments for all the results.
Attached are the ITT race results from Saturday 29-Sep.
We had a solid turnout of 26 riders for the 2 loop 48km ITT course from Disney – and the weather was cool although the wind was perhaps a tad stronger than estimated.
Clinton Leong retained his yellow jersey status from June’s ITT and new comer Nikki Brian took the Ladies yellow jersey from an absent defending holder Yannkai Oh.
Some solid times out there by all – well done to everyone and hope you enjoyed the gathering.
Our thanks go to Vikki for doing the timekeeping – and for those of you who did not head straight off for an additional loop, the rest of us firstly tucked into Alan’s awesome chocolate brownies (which I swear get better every time) followed by a long and lazy brekkie courtesy of Walt Disney.
Next TT race is the Team TT on 27-October, so please start organising your teams. The attached spreadsheet has the previous ITT & TTT results so you can check for the team you were in last time.
Please email me (or the club info address) as soon as you have your 4 man team organised and also what team name you’ll be racing under.
The inaugural Dragons Super Sprint kicked off this morning with 13 Dragons willing to pit themselves against the clock over a very short but nonetheless painful distance for the right to where the Dragons Green Jersey.
When the smoke cleared, previous holder of the Yellow jersey, Mark Weiss, was named the winner with the current Yellow jersey holder, Jon Adiar, a close second. David McIntoch rounded out the Top 3.
If you would like to see your result, click on the link below
The second and final TTT on the Dragons race calendar saw the return of team ‘Shake-n-Bake’ as defending champions, plus an additional 10 teams.
Unfortunately a faulty Turbo in the Shake-n-Bake engine, meant they were whipped by a massive 3:22 into second place by the all new ‘A Team’ with a winning time of 1:08:24.
Next years calendar will see the addition of 2 Super-Sprints, in the first quarter and last quarter of the year, to compliment the existing ITT’s and TTT’s. So keep dialed in to the Dragons calendar and our ‘Chat Forum’ to keep up to speed on what’s going on.
A big thanks also goes out to the lovely Vikki, who gave up her early morning so she could do the timekeeping for us. And on from all the Dragons committee members, a big thanks to all our Dragons and fellow racers who participated today, we hope you enjoyed your mornings racing.
And finally, good luck to everyone doing the Taiwan 70.3 this weekend – Go Dragons.
Well done to all those that took part. Some fast times by all. And a big thank you from the committee for helping out with timekeeping, much appreciated.
As I was not in attendance, anything I say about this would be as a distant observer but I cannot ignore the times of some of the top place-getters here.
Download and have a look for yourself.
I can see that a good day was had by all.
We had another great turnout for the penultimate race in the summer series. And once again there were a number of new faces amongst the regulars. So from the committee and all the members - welcome to the Dragons.
So with 28 lined up on the Shek-O beach as the starters horn blared to get the first heat under way. Conditions were very good, with a relatively calm sea, moderate temperature and humidity. It was obvious from the start that the race was on for first and second between Mark Weis and Nick Dargan, as they closely battled every leg of every heat. But the racing wasn't just for the first two places, as down the entire field racers were jostling with each other, as they chased hard the person in front of them, with one eye behind as a pursuer looking for that extra place was never far behind. All in all, it was a great day of competition and racing and alot of fun for everyone (although perhaps fun wasn't the word many would use when in the middle of a race).
The post race sausages, muffins and coffee were all well recieved and adds to the social element of the event which is all part and parcel of the Dragons - cos that's how we roll.
A huge thanks to our volunteer marshalls, who helped out today, guarding the roundabout at the bottom of Shek-O hill and helping with the tricky job of time keeping.
A final note. The season is far from over and we still have Dragons events and races ahead of us.
24-Sep is the Individual Time Trial (ITT) from Disney Hotel car park - aim to be there at 6am. Its free entry and the course is a 2x24km loop (48km) of good, flat and fast roads.
And of course there is the highly desirable Dragons yellow jersey up for grabs.
9-Oct is the HK Tri Association triathlon at Plover cover - The Dragons usually do very well with a Dragon (or two) in the top 3 slots in all age Groups from 30-34 upwards. Look out for the Dragons marquee when you cross the finish line, we'll have drinks, food, shade and other stuff going on.
Also on 9-Oct you will have seen the flyer for our 'Almost end of season party' - This is always a great party, and we all look forward to seeing you there - so sign up today.
And we still have the last of the summer series race to be held on 15-Oct, as well as the Team Time Trial (TTT) in late Oct, followed by the more challanging pre-Phuket event in early Nov, a must for anyone doing Phuket this year.
So, keep dialed-in to what the Dragons are doing - safe training everyone.
With the summer holidays practically over, we saw an increase in numbers with 26 athletes setting up on a clear crisp morning in Shek-O, despite the early morning heavy rains.
As always there were many of the regular faces, but it is always our pleasure to see new members turning up for their first race. So from all of the committee and club members, welcome, and we hope you enjoyed your first race with us.
With only 2 races left in the summer series, the competition was hotting up and with the back half of the year bring the best regional races, everyone was pushing their limits to get the best out of the heats and hopefully, shave a few precious seconds off their previous times.Suffice to say that everyone, whether they did one race or all 3, had a great time, and the usual friendly Dragons banter was abundant.
After the previous week's washout, Training Race 3 got under way with clear blue skies.
The mercury had already gone past 30 degrees before the start of the first race and Mike Maiers, who hasn't raced since May of last year, surprised everyone coming out of the water first. He then proceeded to storm away from the rest of the field (for all three races). No one likes him very much...
There were 18 other people who raced that day, some old hands and some newbies. The times reflect the increasing heat of the day we congratulate eveyone who competed on what wasa very hot day.
Your times are listed in the attached file so you can think about where you can improve for the next race, scheduled for 20 August.
See you all then!