The tri-team of Videopro, consisting of Jason Sing, Leigh Grigaliunas, Ivan Poznik and Yasmin Grigaliunas travelled to Noosa to compete in their ‘first’ Olympic Distance Triathlon over the weekend. For those that don’t know, an Olympic Distance consists of a 1500m swim, followed by a 40km cycle and finishing with a 10km run.
Overall the guys achieved their goals which included finishing, staying injury free, not stopping and even not having a flat tyre in the cycle leg. Most importantly, they all went into the race wanting to achieve certain times and the results were astounding, with each of them beating their goal times by more than 10 minutes.
- Jason took the Videopro crown in a fantastic time of 2:31:21, which ranked him in the top 45% of his age group. He finished 148th out of a large group of 326 competitors.
- Leigh, who is bed ridden suffering from a severe case of tonsillitis today, finished in a time of 2:35:35, ranking him in the top 57% of his age group. Leigh finished 186th in the same category as Jason with 326 competitors. Leigh also lost his gear sac in the cycle leg, and while he stopped to reattach it, he still pulled a great time overall.
- Ivan, who tells me he gave up alcohol for the past month finished in an impressive time of 2:38:49, ranking him 169th in his category, which places him in the top 68% of his age group. Yas passed Ivan as she was going out on her run leg and commented on how strong he looked running home.
- Last, but not least, Yas finished in a time of 2:40:04, only 75 seconds behind Ivan. Coming off a severe injury which has stopped her running for the past 6 months, Yas finished an amazing 35th place in her category of 138 competitors, placing her in the top 25% of her age group. A very impressive result indeed.
Some other interesting stats from the race:
- Ivan clocked the highest speed on the Noosa hill with a whopping 85 kmph, followed by Yas (71.6 kmph) who pipped Leigh (71.1 kmph). Jason was blocked coming down the hill!
- Jason and Ivan finished with an identical cycle leg time of 1:16:30. Given Jason hired some race (speed) wheels for the event, it makes Ivan’s cycle leg very fast on his standard wheel set!
- Leigh blitzed the swim leg with a record 24:08 swim
- Yas tells me that her amazing top 25% result means she is going to finish in the top 10% next year, with a goal position of 7th place overall in her category.
- Jason’s run set him apart from the rest with a 47:24 result – very speedy indeed
- Yas is fairly excited to have beaten Leigh and Ivan in the run leg with an impressive 50:55 result, having not run a 10km distance since March, Yas was pleased to claim victory over the boys on this one.
As you can see from the results, there is not much that splits them with everyone posting some impressive stats across the three disciplines. Having never competed at Noosa before, the results are outstanding for such a gruelling event.
Well done to our Tri-team. We are looking forward to seeing some new PB’s over the coming tri season.