A fantastic weekend away in Orange with the ATP junior squad and the Central Coast Academy of Sport Triathlon squad. The weekend started with a bike skills and course f.amiliarisation session, the course is very technical, lots of sharp turns, deceleration, acceleration and change of pace. The skills session allowed for some familiarisation and practice in a group environment.
The open water swim skills session was next, with the focus on navigating, drafting and change of pace and stroke rates.
The racing then started with an aquathlon – draft free wave followed by 2 draft legal waves. The format was swim-run-swim-run – with the focus being on transitions under pace and pressure. The distances were only short – but the athletes were all feeling the heat of the pace.