My Week in Tri: 2 October

Results, 6 Bullets and Ladies vs Men

My Week in Triathlon

My triathlon thoughts and learnings over the last week. Southern hemisphere starting to edge into summer. What you rather train in 35degree heat or sub zero cold?

Super League Malibu: Full Results here

|Women: 1️⃣ 🏊️Beaugrand was the early leader but Lehair caught a wave coming in to take the lead. 1️⃣ 🚴 Lehair and Lombardi mostly rode together at the front but were eventually joined by Potter, Waugh and Coldwell with Beaugrand just a few seconds back. 1️⃣ 🏃 Potter shot through T2 with Beaugrand joining her. They ran together with Beaugrand getting a small gap to finish 1st. 2️⃣ 🏊️Beaugrand again led the swim but Rappaport and Coldwell utilized the chaos of the waves to come in ahead of her. 2️⃣ 🚴 Coldwell was on a mission and rode solo out front with Zafares chasing her with Lombardi “sitting in”. 2️⃣ 🏃 Lombardi caught Coldwell on the run to win with Zaferes and Lehair right there. Beaugrand and Potter finished 9s back . 3️⃣ 🏊️ Lombardi started first but Beaugrand made up most of her 6s deficit over the swim. Potter and Lehair were just over 10s back. 3️⃣ 🚴 Lombardi rode in front with Beaugrand only just keeping in touch through the technical turns. 3️⃣ 🏃 Beaugrand quickly established her dominance to win with Lombardi about 10s behind. Lehair outran Potter (!!) to take 3rd. | Men: 1️⃣ 🏊️Schoeman was out to prove a point and dominated the swim. 1️⃣ 🚴Schoeman led for most of the bike but was joined by team mates Sagiv and Reid and eventually Bergere. 1️⃣ 🏃 Wilde ran through the field to win with Bergere close by and Blummenfelt a few seconds back in 3rd. 2️⃣ 🏊️ Schoeman again led the charge but a late wave nudged Reid just ahead of him out the water. 2️⃣🚴 Wilde quicky rode to the front with Schoeman holding on for dear life. Bergere, Sagiv, Yee, Brownlee and Blummenfelt were all 10s back. 2️⃣🏃Wilde was in control and eventually crossed the line 2s ahead of Schoeman. 3️⃣ 🏊️ Wilde started the swim 9s ahead of Bergere and 11s ahead of Schoeman. By the first buoy Schoeman was in the lead to exit the water just ahead of Bergere and Wilde. 3️⃣🚴Schoeman rode with Wilde and Bergere but eventually dropped off after almost crashing round a wet corner. 3️⃣🏃 A decisive surge saw Wilde break away from Bergere to cross the line 3s ahead. Hauser came from behind to pass Schoeman and take 3rd.


🥇 Cassandre Beaugrand (00:48:07)

🥈 Emma Lombardi (00:48:07)

🥉 Jeanne Lehair (00:48:14)


🥇 Hayden Wilde (00:43:40)

🥈 Leo Bergere (00:43:55)

🥉 Matt Hauser (00:44:10)

Other Bullets:

  • Schoeman: Henri Schoeman came 4th but his accumulated times was 4s quicker than Hauser in 3rd.

  • Siri Lindley: Brett Sutton wrote a post about Siri Lindley on the back of the news that she is being inducted into the triathlon Hall of Fame. Post including embedded 4min video by World Triathlon here.

  • Sanders not racing: After Kona last year Lionel Sanders vowed he wouldn’t race any more Iron distances until he was ready to compete with the best. After “only” coming 3rd in Augusta last weekend he’s now vowed to not do any racing until he’s ready to compete with the best. He’s just uploaded his video here. Always entertaining 🍿 

  • Noodt rises: 23yr old Mika Noodt, on the other hand, won in Augusta and shot up a whopping 166 places to be ranked 30th…Lionel Sanders is ranked 31st.

  • Anxiety and Running Injury: Tom at Running-Physio posted a link to a study as well as a summary graphic about how being anxious can delay recovery, especially from injury. Post here.

  • Jumbo-Visma merger: The cycling franchise have had unprecedented success this year after winning the Vuelta, Tour de France and Giro de Italia. Well it turns out it’s all over because 1) Roglic is leaving, 2) The sponsors have pulled out and 3) There’s potential for the team to merge with Quick-step with Amazon coming in as a partner. The story is developing fast but here’s a summary article.


I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Super League “re-run” on Sunday morning South African time - 9pm is way too late to stay up for this triathlon geek 😬 I thought it may be interesting to compare the men and women over each discipline. I took the average per discipline of the top 3 finishers and based the ladies times against the mens (at 100%). I also pulled in the podium finishers at Pontevedra last weekend. For example, Beaugrand’s swim was 108% of Wilde’s.

What puzzled me: the across the board drop in T1 time of the ladies vs men? Any theories?

That’s it for today.

Yours in low CdA,

Aero MaccaFrodownlee

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