Madeleine Oldfield is an Australian Professional Triathlete. This site is designed to give you an insight into Madeleine's progress and keep you updated on her triathlon training and competitions. You can also view her race reports, blog, photos, media, and sponsors. Please continue to visit the site as it will be continually updated. Enjoy!

Murray Man and Ballarat 70.3 Recap

Posted on November 17th, 2014

Phew…it’s been a big few weeks of racing! Last Sunday I raced in the Murray Man Long Course Tri, followed by Ballarat 70.3 a week later. Ballarat was never part of my original race plan for 2014, however when the opportunity to race arose I knew I had to take it considering I was feeling fit and race ready. I was a bit apprehensive doing two long course races back-to-back since the last time I did this was three years ago and I swore I’d never do it again. However, I knew if I raced smart at Murray Man and did what I had to do and nothing more to make the podium, and then recover well and eat properly during the week, I would race well come Ballarat. It was a gamble…but luckily it paid off and I finished 2nd place Pro Female in both events. A quick recap of Murray Man…the long course tri (2km swim/80km cycle/20km run) was held in the Riverland district, a short 2.5hr drive from Adelaide. Dad made the trip over from Tassie to watch me race which was great, and we drove u...