ROAD TO SUCCESS: Lachlan Blake is one focussed individual and he aims for more podium finishes in the next four days.
ROAD TO SUCCESS: Lachlan Blake is one focussed individual and he aims for more podium finishes in the next four days. Contributed GLA121218TRI

Form shows Lachlan will 'tri' even harder tomorrow

TRIATHLON: Fresh from success at recent races in the Queensland Tri Series, Lachlan Blake hopes to be a runaway success on the Gold Coast over the next four days.

He and his younger brother Brady will compete at the Super Sprint weekend in Runaway Bay.

Lachlan Blake with his silver medal.
Lachlan Blake with his silver medal. Contributed GLA121218TRI

Tomorrow kicks of with a 1500m run and Friday consists of two ultra-sprint races.

The race distances range from a 300m swim, 6km ride, 1.2 km run, 200m swim, 4km bike and 800m run.

The third day on Saturday will feature team events and the brothers' father Craig Blake said the four days will test all athletes.

"Day four will finish with finals for the individual events," he said.

"It will be four big days of racing where only the fittest and mentally tough will go the distance."

Lachlan got a second and third place in two of the first three races of the series.

"In round one at Robina, the race consisted of a 750m swim, 24km Bike and 5km run and Lachlan finished third," Blake said.

Lachlan was well-placed before a stitch hampered his finish in round three at Kawana, but he recovered last weekend to get second at Raby Bay in round four.

"In the events, Lachlan has been competing against top class athletes, including current National and World Champions," Blake said.

"Giving him great experiences and a gauge of the work he has yet to do to make it to the top."

The series will continue with three more races in January, February and March.

Lachlan's short term goal is to make the Queensland team for the State School Triathlon Championships in March.

"His long term goal is to wear the green and gold for Australia in the triathlon at the Commonwealth Games," Blake said.

"It's a long hard road ahead of many ups and down, but with his amazing work ethic something surely within his grasp."



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