Corporate Triathlon – March 5, 2014 at 11:24pm
Sunday the 2nd of March 2014 continued the tradition of the annual Corporate Triathlon down at Elwood Beach. A team from Beyond was put together to complete the sprint event where one team member would compete in each leg of the triathlon. Michelle Funder (Osteopath/Pilates instructor) was our gun swimmer. Josh Davis (Osteopath) was Lance Armstrong for the day and Thomas Ierardo (Myotherapist) donned the running shorts.
After coming through and catching her breath after the swim Michelle was full of praise: “ I absolutely loved competing in the triathlon for team Beyond with Josh and Tom. I felt really unfit before the race but the support of all my work colleagues gave me a great boost when I was running into the water for the swim leg. Knowing that Josh was waiting for me to complete the swim so he could cycle, gave me great determination to swim as fast as I possibly could. Thank god I have a great work place to treat me sore shoulders after the swim!
Josh said: “I definitely recommend doing this event, it was a great atmosphere made better by the support of the Beyond team and a super effort from Michelle and Tom! Thanks to the team members who forfeited a sleep in to come cheer us on!”Tom’s thoughts on the day: “It’s always good to put your fitness to the test.I love events like this because there isn’t a lot of pressure. You just come and have a go. There’s still nervous anticipation but once you get going they are super fun. Also when you are running along and your work colleagues are yelling your name you push harder”It was a perfect day for it. Not to hot and not to cold. Slight wind but it was refreshing and cooling. Each year the Corporate Triathlon is a smoothly run, fun event that has a lot of spirit and camaraderie.
The event brings together people from businesses all over Melbourne to better themselves and their companies name all in good fun. The team from Beyond shocked and surprised everyone to finish a super competitive 4th in the mixed category. All calories and good work done on the day were ruined post breakfast but it was a great event where the team looked awesome in the Beyond triathlon and Cycle gear.