November Update — Triathlon

By Su

This month is all about taking your triathlon performance to the next level!

Thanyapura Athletes Dominate Laguna Phuket Triathlon Festival

This is always a highlight on the international race calendar and definitely something to look forward to again 12 months from now.

Our athletes prepared well for this race and were rewarded by fantastic performances! Congratulations go out to our Thanyapura relay teams for their podium performances at the Laguna Phuket Triathlon. One of our regulars Jaray Jearanai won his age group and was the first Thai athlete across the finish line. The women’s podium was populated by Thanyapura athletes: Parys Edwards came in first overall female, pipping Belinda Granger who is celebrating her 12th LPT appearance. Katja Rabe rounded out the podium.

The following week saw Thanyapura host the Junior Challenge for our young and aspiring athletes, with many of the pro competitors for the next day’s Challenge Phuket cheering them on.

Last year’s LPT champion Ruedi Wild showed his best performance at the longer race this year with his first win at the half distance. Our Freddy Croneborg proved his consistency by taking the second spot.

Parys made a repeat appearance on the podium at Challenge Phuket, taking second place just behind now four-time champion Melissa Hauschildt.

Asian Beach Games in Phuket

ABGIn mid-November we witnessed triathlon at the Asian Beach Games held at Naiyang Beach. Many of the competing countries finalized their preparations for this event at Thanyapura.

In the end, Korea and Japan showed dominant performances and topped the podium.

Looking forward into December we wish the best of luck to Freddy Croneborg who will be travelling over to compete in the inaugural Challenge Bahrain triathlon.

The race has attracted the largest pro field in triathlon history, and with $500,000 in total prize money we hope Freddy gets a cut of the pie!

New! Cycling Academy, Sports Science, and Indoor Training

10GatesAlso in December we have a lot of new and exciting things happening that will help you take your triathlon performance to the next level!

Firstly, we welcome on board the Thanyapura team former Tour de France cyclist, Nick Gates, who will be looking to grow the cycling offerings from Thanyapura and impart some of his two-wheeled wisdom upon us all. Read more about Nick and the cycling academy here.

Secondly, we are celebrating the launch of our Sport Science department, headed by Tom Topham who will be conducting basic fitness assessments, lactate profiling, FTP testing, and down the line, VO2Max testing.

Lastly, we are excited to introduce to you our brand new high-performance indoor cycling studio kitted out with 8 state-of-the-art Computrainers that allow you to compete against other riders or climb the biggest mountains of Europe — all from the comfort of Thanyapura.

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