Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Scott Pitcher races triathlon champions

Scott Pitcher
Originally uploaded by garyrichardjones.

Sunday 19 February - Melbourne Commonwealth Games bound Jersey
triathlete Scott Pitcher competed in the SMF Hobart
Oceania Cup Triathlon 2006, Tasmania, Australia

Pitcher was racing against Australian Commonwealth Games team members
Peter Robertson, Brad Kahlefeldt and Greg Bennett. Robertson is the
current world champion, Bennett was 4th in Athens at the Olympic Games
and Kahlefeldt was third to Robertson at the world championship. The
field also included Bevan Docherty, the Olympic Games silver medalist
and Stuart Hayes who will be representing England in Melbourne.

Pitcher who was recovering from injury, put in a solid swim which
bodes well for Melbourne. The bike leg was extremely tough, with
eight 5km loops, including a sharp climb. After the run, Pitcher had
placed 33rd in the elite field. Pitcher said "This was my first race
of the season and was extremely similar in the way it turned out to my
first race last year at Zundert - and I went to have a great season! I
learn't a few lessons and glad I raced. I have 2 weeks before the Luke
Harrop Memorial Sprint Triathlon and then 2 weeks to the Commonwealth
Games. Time is flying. This week will be a build week and then 2 solid
weeks training before a taper week and the big day!

The race was won by Australian Commonwealth Games triathlete, Brad
Kahlefeldt. Paul Clements, who was scheduled to compete was unable to
race due to illness.

Gary Jones, Jersey Triathlon Team Manager, said 'Sunday's was
invaluable preparation for Scott. Scott has now rubbed shoulders with
the world's best, and now knows what it will be like on 18 March, when
they race against the Commonwealth's best triathletes.'

The Jersey Triathlon Club would like to thank The Royal Bank of
Scotland International for their financal support in preparing Jersey
Triathletes for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

For more information contact

Gary Jones tel 608576 (w) or 728323 (h)
email jones.gary@gmail.com


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