Holmes Place Hilton, Warsaw, 2nd February 2013
With the triathlon season in Poland still several months away, WITC members had the opportunity to test the skills they’d been honing in the deepest days of winter at an indoor triathlon, held especially for the club at the Holmes Place gym in the Hilton Hotel, Warsaw on 2nd February.
Holmes Place is a partner of WITC which runs several fitness centres in Warsaw and is supporting triathlon by holding regular indoor triathlons at the Hilton as well as providing certified trainers. For more information see our Partners page or visit their website.
15 WITC’ers took part in the event with the competitors split into groups of 3-4. The first group had the heavyweight contenders: Luca Colombo, Karolis Merkys, Laurent Uhres and Andy Mossop. Luca dominated the field as he recorded the fastest swim and bike ride to set the only sub 1h time of the day! Luca was as gracious as ever after the race, complementing his competitors, “I am excited to have spent some healthy time with my friends, as well as inciting them through the race. There is no winner without great competitors!”
In the next group came Mark Poczman, Ewa Smiechowksa and Dominika Piasecka. The Aussie never looked back from a strong swim to finish first in his group, and was followed by Ewa and Dominika who put up their usual close fight.
Next up came the most hotly-contested group featuring Igors Berkovics, Tristan Sakura, Alan Parsons and Club President Ken Globerman. Igors, Tristan and Ken were virtually neck-and-neck all the way through and with Alan catching up after a slow swim things were getting closer and closer as the competitors reached the virtual finishing line. In the end only 2 minutes separated all four competitors and it was Tristan who stepped up with an impressive run to claim the win.
The final group saw Simona Klijewicz, Agata Borkowska, Iwo Klijewicz and Jonathan Abrahan face each other, with Iwo just about managing to win ahead of a fast-finishing Jonathan.
Special mentions go out to Ewa, who won the women’s category and got the fastest bike and run times, Simona who biltzed the swim to complete the 500m in an impressive 14.23 minutes, making her the fastest female in the pool and last but not least Agata, who successfully completed her first ever triathlon!
WITC would also like to say a big DZIEKUJE to Jakub Drożdż, Master Trainer at HP Hilton, who helped organise this fantastic event.
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