In a first for the Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS), a team of four Female Triathletes from The CCAS Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific Triathlon Program will undertake Race 1 of The Australian Youth, Junior and U23 National Triathlon Series to be held in Runaway Bay, QLD, in December.
The CCAS team charged by Head Coach Robyn Low-Hart will compete in six events over the four days, in short, hard and fast draft legal triathlon competition. The competition will see the best that Australia has to offer in the junior ranks. The CCAS team travelling to Nationals are Sunny Starr-Carusi, Melissa Blume, Tia Hart and Stella Norris, each of these athletes have shown huge potential in the sport.
Head Coach of the Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific Triathlon Program Robyn Low-Hart said “The lead up Nationals has included a lot of skill work, in particular on the bike to make sure the girls are up to this level of competition. The bike format is draft legal, draft legal means extra skills are needed to ride fast on a technical course, close to a fellow rider. At Runaway Bay, the swim leg is in a swimming pool, so we have had to really focus on our starts and turns and being able to pull out of the deep end of the pool to exit for the bike leg. The girls are very focused and each have been working hard on their strength endurance in the Mingara One gym and at training to help them achieve their goals. I am looking forward to seeing the girls put all of their skills and training into practice at this high level event at one of the best venues on offer.”
The Triathlon squad will head to Orange to race in the Orange Supersprint Race Weekend – a skills development weekend provided by Triathlon NSW and forms a key part of Triathlon NSW’s Junior Development Pathway. Orange will feature the opportunity to race in the draft legal format – timely scheduled one week before Runaway Bay. The whole CCAS Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific Triathlon Squad will head to Orange for this event.