Woodward wins Gatorade Series
CONSISTENT performances in all seven races have enabled Warwick triathlete Greg Woodward to win the Gatorade Series in the 30-34 years age group.
Woodward was in a field of 100 in the seven races and was presented with the trophy after the final round at the Gold Coast on Sunday.
Each series race has a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike ride and 5km run.
Woodward, the WIRAC dry courts co-ordinator, said the swim and run were his best triathlon legs.
“I used a new bike for the first time at the Gold Coast on Sunday and feel my bike leg is progressing,” Woodward said.
“I am doing a lot more work on the bike (than other disciplines).”
He is currently training to compete in a half-ironman at Yeppoon in August, a qualifier for the Australian team for the Asia Pacific Titles in Phuket, Thailand, in December.
There will be plenty of training in the next four months as he will go up to a 1.9km swim, 90km ride and 21.5km run at Yeppoon.
Another goal is the world titles in Nevada, United States.
Long term, there is also the possibility of competing in the toughest event in the sport, the Hawaii Ironman.
Woodward was joined in the series by fellow Warwick sportsmen John Creed and Julius Sakrewski who performed well.
All three do a lot of their big riding as a group and are heading to Yeppoon.
There will be many climbs to negotiate before the Australian team trials as well as training on the Warwick velodrome in Australiana Park.
The Gatorade Series win was the second major success for Woodward this year; he also won the Toowoomba series for 30-39 years riders. He won three of the five races to be crowned the winner three weeks ago.