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!

Geelong 70.3

Posted on February 9th, 2015

It’s never fun writing a race report when things haven’t gone to plan, however I know that for there to be good times, there also has to be a few down times. During yesterday’s Geelong 70.3 I had to make the tough decision to call it a day during the first 20km of the bike. This was my first ever withdrawal from a race, and while it was a frustrating decision to have to make, I know it was the right one. I have been suffering from a nerve impingement issue in my lower back/gluteal region for quite a few months now that I have been able to manage. However, over the past few weeks it has become progressively more debilitating and has caused a few secondary issues relating to my hips, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. After 5 years of competitive triathlon racing I know my body and I know the signs of ‘good’ pain and ‘bad’ pain. While some may say that the decision to withdraw would’ve been a really hard decision to make, it was actually fairly simple. The pain was imp...