In the wrap up of the 2020/21 season, two (2) Athletes from the Central Coast Academy of Sport Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific Triathlon Program managed podium positions in the Triathlon NSW Billigence Pathway Series (TBPS) . A great achievement and a testament to their hard work ethic as they travelled over NSW competing against the best triathletes in NSW.
The TBPS was compiled of seven (7) events with the objectives of safe, cost effective events that align with the race demands of National and International competition incorporating the NSW Pathway athletes and some selected and invited athletes. Local affiliated triathlon clubs that were interested in junior development hosted the events, in regional and metropolitan areas. The athletes accumulated points based on their finishing positions at each of the races, with an overall tally resulting in the overall podium.
Most of the races in the series were multiple back-to-back races over two (2) days, with short, fast and technical race formats. Some of the formats included enduro style racing, and other formats included each of the three disciplines of triathlon as a stand-alone race. The formats were varied and required the athletes to think a lot more tactically than what they would normally in a more traditional triathlon format. Athletes needed to self-manage to be able to keep performing at this level, with hydration, nutrition and recovery a major focus during these race weekends.
Robyn Low-Hart, Programs Manager and Head Coach of The Triathlon Program said ” The TBPS has provided great racing opportunities for the CCAS Triathlon Program. In a challenging time when events had been cancelled, it was great to have these races, and at such a high level of competition it has even been better than previous years where you would have to travel interstate to have these opportunities. All of the CCAS Triathlon Program athletes raced exceptionally well. Morgan Charlton and Wade Barr managed a third each in the overall series – a true testament to their training attitude and commitment to the program and their ability to recover and back up for the multiple events.”