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PRO triathlete Craig Twigg started the season with big hopes of Kona qualification this year, and the Racetime-USN athlete believed he had charted a route through Ironman Melbourne (P-4000) and Ironman South Africa (P-2000) that would get him there.
Unfortunately things didn’t quite work out for Craig in Melbourne, and he came over the line in 37th – a result that was very far away from his capabilities Regardless, the pressure was now on for him to put in a big performance in East London, South Africa at a race where he had a track record of doing well at.
Unfortunately the redemptive performance never came, and Craig came across the line in 68th overall after a terrible run of bad luck on the bike that completely derailed his race. I caught up with Craig to find out what happened and what the plan now was for 2013.
Jodie Swallow soars to 2nd place
In what was a beautiful days racing in South Africa, Swiss favourite Ronnie Schildknecht would take the victory here and P-2000 with a dominating performance. In the ladies race, America’s Jessie Donavan chased down home favourite Jodie Swallow on the run to push her into 2nd place and take the title here.
Also in action was rookie PRO Nick Baldwin, Craig Twigg (who was looking for a redemptive performance after Ironman Melbourne) and Joanna Carritt who has Kona qualification aspirations.
Check out the race report here.
A big weekend of racing beckons, with Ironman South Africa headlining and ably supported by Challenge Fuerteventura and a half-iron distance race in Elche.
In action across these races are Jodie Swallow, Jo Carritt, Craig Twigg, Nick Baldwin, Joe Skipper, Eimear Mullan, Ritchie Nichols and Nico Munoz Ward, Stephen Bayliss and Bella Bayliss… phew!
Check out the weekend action here.
British pro Corinne Abraham has stunned the world of triathlon by taking the Ironman Melbourne title and with it the Asia-Pacific Championship, P-4000 and a big prize pot. Abraham was perhaps unfancied by the worlds media ahead of the race but she has certainly shown what she is capable and introduced herself at the top table of triathletes in the world. She was joined on the podium by Yvonne Van Vlerken and Caroline Steffen.
In the men’s race Eneko Llanos carried on his fine form by winning the title and was joined on the podium by Marino Vanhoenacker and Craig Alexander.
Check out the results here.
One of the biggest race weekends of the year is upon us as the Ironman machine rolls in to Melbourne for the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championships. With it comes a huge P-4000 that would be a massive boost for anyone who has Kona aspirations – don’t forget a 13th in Melbourne is worth more than winning Ironman UK and Ironman Wales…
Competing against the best in the world and the usual fierce conditions are Craig Twigg, Tom Lowe and Corinne Abraham – with all three capable of making a big dent on the final results and have Kona aspirations for 2013. They will have it tough against the likes of Craig Alexander, Marino Vanhoenaker, Meredith Kessler and Caroline Steffen, to name just a few!
Elsewhere the XTERRA series rolls into Guam and there is a packed domestic calendar (if we can avoid the snow). Check out the weekend preview.
Ironman pro, Paul Hawkins has picked up a new sponsor for the upcoming season in the form of Lazer Helmets. Lazer specialise in providing some of the most aero products on the market and will be supplying Paul with the innovative Tardis Aero model, as worn by the reigning Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs.
Here’s an update on Paul, with a look at his new sponsors, news on which bike bling he’ll be riding and a quick training update as he gears up for another season racing the Ironman circuit that will hopefully finish by winning his ‘Kona’ – his home race in Tenby.
Last year it all looked set for Craig Twigg to launch an assault on Kona. In the early Ironman South Africa race, he picked up big points by coming 7th and all looked like it might go to plan if he could follow up with a solid performance at points-heavy Ironman Regensburg – however, a persistent hammy-ouch would go on to disrupt his plans and ultimately lead to a failure in 2012′s ultimate goal.
Despite the continued issues with the hammy-knacker, the season didn’t pass without glimpses of true promise… before injury curtailed these races, Craig was at one point 4th in Regensburg and 2nd at Ironman Wales. He clearly has it in him to compete at the top.
I caught up with Craig for an interview to check on his injury status, plans of attack for Kona 2013 and how he reflected on his topsy-turvy 2012 season.
Racetime Race Team just finished their second season since forming in 2010 and you would definitely say it’s been a success. This group of talented multi-sporters have between them picked up some big results internationally and domestically, whilst the team itself has gone from strength-to-strength with some quality sponsors joining them and media coverage garnered both on this site and elsewhere.
This site, naturally, has focussed on the teams achievements at middle and longer distances but it is worth noting the hard work going on at youth, developmental level and shorter distances, not forgetting the quality triathlon races the group put on.
Here we round up the performances of the team in 2012 and we look forward to the future.