Christmas report cards – Sydney South East

The Christmas break has arrived and so have the Sydney South East Christmas report cards. Catch up on all the action so far in the South East Interclub below;

 

Club Name: Sydney Triathlon Group

Series Name: Giants

Leaderboard position: 1st

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Sydney Olympic Park Duathlon = 3rd

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon =1st

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 1st

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 2nd

 

Christmas Review

The Giants take a 7.5 point lead into the New Year. A slow start was offset by two great performances at both the Nepean and Kurnell Triathlons where they were victorious. 

 

Key Race = Kurnell #2 (January 12th)

The Giants have to keep momentum on their side. Starting 2019 with a bang at Kurnell is a must.

 

MVP Race = Cathy Verry (3.5 PTS)

 

Club Name: Coogee Triathlon Club

Series Name: Comets

Leaderboard position: 2nd

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Sydney Olympic Park Duathlon = 2nd

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon =3rd

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 2nd

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 2nd

 

Christmas Review

The Comets are 7.5 points behind the Giants as we head for the New Year. Incredibly consistent so far, the Comets have finished runner up three times out of four.

 

Key Race = Kurnell #1 (January 12th)

The Comets can’t lose any more ground to the Giants meaning that the next race will always be most important to them.

 

MVP Race = Loren Lane (4 PTS)

 

Club Name: Australian Chinese Triathlon Club

Series Name: Dragons

Leaderboard position: 3rd 

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Sydney Olympic Park Duathlon = 3rd 

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon =2nd

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 5th 

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 1st 

 

Christmas Review

The Dragons have surprised a lot of people so far this season with a string of impressive performances. Currently third and just 12.5 points off top spot, the Dragons will be wondering what 2019 holds for them.

 

Key Race = Kurnell #1 (January 12th)

Kurnell #1 was the lowest the Dragons have finished so far this season, they will not want a repeat performance come January 12th.

 

MVP Race = Nero Zhang, Jian Shi, Joy Zheng, Yanyan Jia, Xuan Cheng (0.5 PTS)

 

Club Name: Bondi Running and Triathlon Club

Series Name: BRATS

Leaderboard position: 4th  

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Sydney Olympic Park Duathlon = 5th  

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon =5th 

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 3rd  

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 1st 

 

Christmas Review

BRATS have got progressively better as the season has gone on. Back to back 5th placed finishes at the start of the season hurt their title aspirations but they have come roaring back in over the last two events to find themselves just 15.5 points behind the 1st placed Giants.

 

Key Race = Club Champs (March 16th)

With a fine Club Champs history, a BRATS victory is a distinct possibility and with double points on the line in Orange, they could yet drag themselves into the title mix.

 

MVP Race= Paul O’Doherty (4 PTS)

 

Club Name: Eastern Suburbs Triathlon Club

Series Name: Swans

Leaderboard position: 5th  

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Sydney Olympic Park Duathlon = 1st

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 4th

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 4th

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 4th

 

Christmas Review

The Swans started with a bang but cooled off as we headed for Christmas. With 6 events left, 16.5 points isn’t too big of an ask to pull back. It would be naive to count the Swans out just yet.

 

Key Race = Big Husky (February 24th)

Blessed with numerous talented long course athletes, the Swans could be jumping up the leaderboard at the conclusion of Big Husky.

 

MVP Leader = Claire Crennan (3.5 PTS)

 

Club Name: T4 Triathlon Club

Series Name: Tritans

Leaderboard position: 6th  

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Sydney Olympic Park Duathlon = 6th    

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 6th  

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 7th    

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 3rd    

 

Christmas Review

The Tritans saved their best performance of 2018 until the last event. A slow start but 2019 could see the Tritans become more competitive with several events on the calendar to their liking. Unlikely to push for title honours now but an event victory is a distinct possibility.

 

Key Race = Big Husky (February 24th)

The pink and blacks could cause an upset an Big Husky, a race they attend in good numbers historically.

 

MVP Race = Tony Golden (2 PTS)

 

Club Name: Brighton Baths Athletic Club

Series Name: Polar Bears

Leaderboard position: 7th   

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Sydney Olympic Park Duathlon = 7th     

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 7th   

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 6th     

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 4th     

 

Christmas Review

A quiet 2018 for the Polar Bears which saw them rarely feature, but when they did, they performed well. The smallest club in the region have their work cut out to jump off the bottom of the leaderboard in 2019 but they are still capable of turning in some good results. Will finished the season strong. 

 

Key Race = Kurnell #2 (January 12th)

A short trip to Kurnell could see the Polar Bears surprise a few teams early in the New Year.

 

MVP Race = David Sullivan (1.5 PTS)