Perth Triathlon: Smiles, Pies, and Personal Triumphs!

The Perth Triathlon once again delivered a day filled with fun, friendly competition, and of course, pie! Team Triumph athletes brought their A-game (and their appetites) to the course, with smiles ear to ear throughout the entire event.

Birthday Challenge and First-time Triumphs:

Ann and Brenda, both celebrating their 65th birthdays, decided to mark the occasion with a triathlon challenge! Enlisting the help of Coach Klara for their swim training, Brenda (a triathlon newbie) and Ann (returning after a hiatus) conquered the course. Brenda even snagged a remarkable 3rd place finish in her age group at her first race ever! Ann's husband Claude, a seasoned athlete and Ironman finisher, also crushed his age group, taking 1st place.

Familiar Faces and Friendly Competition:

The race was a chance to catch up with old and new friends. A big shoutout goes to Courtney for tackling her first-ever Perth Triathlon! It was also a heartwarming reunion with Katie Yelle, a former "Kids of Steel" athlete coached by mw, and John Dance, Theresa Wallace's husband.

The cutest couple on the triathlon circuit, Brad and Julia Vlaming, were also spotted racing. I had the pleasure of encouraging Brad to push even harder, resulting in a well-deserved 2nd place finish in his age group.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:

The spirit of camaraderie extended beyond teammates. Coach Gabi, racing in a different heat, pushed me to pick up the pace on the run. Her impressive performance secured her 2nd place in her age group. There was a slight hiccup with Nicole Gibeau's swim time (mea culpa to Coach!), but her final results still placed her in a strong 2nd place within her age group.

A Community Celebration:

Overall, the Perth Triathlon was a fantastic event, and a huge thank you goes to Kris Plant and the Perth Pool crew for putting on this wonderful community tradition year after year!

Congratulations to all our amazing Perth Triathlon finishers!

  • Claude Pillette - 1st in AG
  • Brad Vlaming - 2nd in AG
  • Coach Gabi - 7th overall, 2nd in AG
  • Nicole Gibeau - 2nd in AG
  • John Dance - 2nd in AG
  • Brenda Blum - 3rd in AG
  • Ann Laidlaw
  • Courtney Douglas
  • Julia Vlaming
  • Coach Julia

Julia Aimers
CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist
CSEP High-Performance Specialist

Certified Triathlon, Cycling, Yoga and Swimming Coach
USA Cycling Level 2 Coach
Training Peaks Accredited Coach

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