Team TIME Duathlon specialist Jason Loh took part in the Inaugural KM Duathlon in Singapore yesterday. Still relatively inexperienced at multisport, Jason finished on the podium in 3rd place for the tough 10krun / 40k bike /10k run race..
Team TIME sent a squad of 4 athletes to race in the 2014 Osaka ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup last weekend. The four: Irene Chong, Barry Lee, Aldrian Yeo and Riki Shinozuka faced tough competition from the large fields in Japan, where the standard of triathlon is so much higher than any other Asian nation.
Irene swam and biked well, but struggled slightly on the run following a recent injury, she finished in 1h16 mins for 31st place. Both Aldrian and Barry acquitted themselves well in the mens race, finishing in 68 minutes and 69 minutes for 64th and 66th place respectively. Unfortunately Riki was not well and had to withdraw from the race during the run.
Full results: http://www.triathlon.org/results/event/2014_osaka_astc_sprint_triathlon_asian_cup
Alongside the Asian Junior Championships in Kazakhstan, the ASTC also ran a Junior team relay race on the following day.
This event consists of 2 men and 2 women each completing a short triathlon before handing over to the next team member. It usually makes for exiting racing and the race in Burabay didn’t disappoint..
Malaysia was one of 6 nations which entered a team and all were Team TIME athletes: Jai Wen Lee, Aliah Shamsir, Riki Shinozuka and Henry Baynes. The young team raced really well, just losing out at the death to the Uzbek team – finishing last on the day (or 6th nation in Asia!).
Malaysia had four young triathletes represented their country at the recent Youth Olympic Games qualifying event in Kazakhstan.
All are members of Team TIME, they were: NURALIAH MOHD SHAMSIR, JAI WEN LEE, HENRY BAYNES and TYLER SHANE CHONG.
Despite the chilly water in Burabay, all four of them performed well. In the girls race Aliah and Jai Wen raced close to each other throughout the race, with Aliah just pipping Jai Wen at the end of the run. They finished in 16th and 17th places respectively.
For the boys, Henry came home in 17th and Tyler in 20th places.
Team TIME sent the two junior representatives from Malaysia to contest the 2014 ASIAN Junior Mens Triathlon Championships in Burabay,Kazakhstan. Riki Shinozuka had a strong race to finish 14th overall, with Edwin Thiang in 27th place.
In their first Xterra race Team members Irene Chong and Barry Lee finished 6th and 8th respectively in the ‘Pro’ division of the recent Xterra Malaysia race. A super acheivement for both, especially considering it was the first off road triathlon for both of them. A big thanks to team Sponsors SPECIALIZED MALAYSIA who provided the MTBs for Irene and Barry
15 year old Henry Baynes backed up his win in the Asia – Pacific Xterra race last week with a 3rd place finish in the mens U30 category!
Henry at Xterra NSW
Youth Team member Henry Baynes travelled to New South Wales last weekend to race in the Asia Pacific Xterra Championships.
He put in a terrific performance at aged only 15 to win the 15-19 Age Group in a time of 3h 21 mins, becoming Australian and Asia – Pacific Champion.
Team TIME really wanted to be a part of the fantastic Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya last weekend so we entered a relay team
Our team of Aldrian Yeo, (swimmer) Danny Feng (cyclist) and Jason Loh (runner) took first place in the mens relay division in 4h 21 minutes
‘Honorary’ Team TIME member Radka Vodickova took first place in the womens race after a scorching run leg (in all senses..) to overhaul an eight minute deficit at the end of the bike!!!
Radka spends a lot of her time training in Malaysia with the team
The ITU & ASTC conduct Sport Development Camps to help emerging countries develop young athletes and coaches in Asia. Through this program, coaches and athletes were exposed to talent identification, high performance training, and required techniques and skills.
This year ASTC took the Sport Development Program a step further by introducing the ASTC Development Team Program (ADTP). This is the second step in supporting the development of emerging athletes and coaches. The ADTP is a camps-based program established to provide a link between existing junior development programs and previous sport development.
11 athletes from four countries took part in the camp in mid-March. Athletes were assessed and introduced to specific training skills in order to help them achieve a higher level of performance.
Team TIME were in the fortunate position to be able to send all three of the Malaysian athletes to the recent ADTP Camp in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Attending were Jai Wen Lee, Tyler Chong, and Riki Shinozuka.
We are very pleased to announce the addition of two ‘new’ athletes to the Team TIME senior ranks.
Shimri Lim joins us as one of Malaysia’s best young athletes. Shimri represented Melaka state in swimming and was first exposed to triathlon in 2010 when he joined the National Defense University to pursue studies in Medicine. He won his first major competition in Malaysia in 2011: Kenyir Lake International Triathlon . He has represented Malaysia in several International Triathlon Championships including 2012 Asia Triathlon Championship in Japan, 2012 Subic International Triathlon in Philippines (Third placing) and 2011 Asia Triathlon Championship in Taiwan.
We are also delighted that Malaysia’s most successful triathlete to date, Kimbeley Yap has decided to make a comeback to the sport after a 4 year hiatus and joined Team TIME
Kim had this to say about her comeback: “I miss racing and training, I miss pushing myself everyday testing the limits of my body.. I had the thought of trying out for the next SEA Games since there was none contested since my reign.. I told some people about that thought and they all gave me positive feedback.. The last thing I want to do is look back at this time and regret not giving it a try, even if I don’t defend my title I would go away with a piece my mind.. So now its about taking action..
Also since starting a new life chapter 2 years ago working as a personal trainer at Fitness First I’ve learned so much about managing my body which is what gives me that drive to do this.. My family and the people I work with inspired me to get back into racing.”
A big team trip for the final big race of the season saw 15 athletes from Team TIME travel to Hong Kong for the ASTC Lantau Island Asian Cup race and elite Youth races.
The young athletes made the most of their great opportunity to travel and race abroad with all of the youth athletes finishing in the top 10 of their races.
The elite senior races also saw some strong races. Riki Shinozuka finished 23rd, Aldrian Yeo 27th, Lim Shimri 29th and Barry Lee 30th (after a puncture!)
Nice work guys
Aliah in action
Riki and Shimri
The majority of Team TIME were racing at the Cold Storage Triathlon in Singapore a few days ago in both the senior Asian cup race and associated Youth races.
Some good performances from the seniors gave the following results:
Barry Lee 14th.
Aldrian Yeo 18th
Mens Swim Exit
In the womens race Irene Chong came home in 10th position.
In the youth races Tamika Baynes and Mayumi Shinozuka were 2nd and third respectively in their category, Hendrik Faber and Saryu Onishi were 5th and 8th, and Robyn Jenkins, Aliah Shamsir, Aina Nazim and Jai Wen Lee (in her first triathlon) finished 3rd, 6th, 8th and 11th respectively