With a near clean sweep of the four events! Also competing on the weekend was Pat Mcmillan in the Iron Man event down in Port Macquarie.
The “Velo Battle On The Border” is a 4 event min tour held at Tweed Heads each year. This year, Sam went up to compete in the U15 division and won a closely fought contest against Logan City CC rider Jackson Carman. In an event that attracted over 400 riders, Sam has achieved an incredible result.
Sam was bested in the initial time trial by Jackson Carman by a scant 5 seconds. The subsequent 36km road race was won by Sam by a whisker from Carman, as was the second road race and the final criterium. In the end, with time bonuses from the wins, Sam brought home first place an aggregate 8.1 seconds over the rider from Logan City.
Excellent result Sam!
In other news…
Sadly, the Port Macquarie Iron Man event didn’t involve rich dudes in robotic suits battling it out with lasers and whatnot to a rocking AC/DC soundtrack, but tri-dorks need lovin’ too and while it’s fun to snicker at youtube videos of them failing to mount their bikes in transition, Pat has put on an impressive display. Confusingly, Iron Man is also using a “metrically challenged” description of the event (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run, so roughly 3.8km / 180km / 42km, or 500,000 hogsknuckles in total length in the measurement system of the island of Pigatonia).
The Iron Man people also can’t spell, listing Pat as “Patrick McMillian”, who I thought was Spongebob Squarepants best friend. Anyway, Patrick McMillian has recorded an 1:12:45 swim (157th in division), a 5:31:44 bike leg (58th in division) and a 4:34:40 run (77th in division) and truly earned the title “Iron Man” without having to spend half his life in rehab like Robert Downey Jr. Well done Pat, seriously!