Fill the signin form and go to your private zone.
BRODIE CLAIMS THAT ELUSIVE PODIUM!
Slipstream’s Brodie Moir made her goal of a podium finish in the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain ironwoman in the series final yesterday, with an outstanding
2nd place to overall Series Champion Elizabeth Pluimers.
Brodie was on fire and set the tempo in the open race in the eliminator format, which saw the girls get wittled down from 20 to the final 8 in 3
fast traditional sized ironman races. The opening leg was the ski, and Brodie was on and away fast, she had her Slipstream Surf X motoring and led
the girls to the beach and went onto qualify through to the final comfortably.
Brodie who trains out of Nth Burliegh under super coach Pat O’Keefe, and her surf ski skills and power have developed more so under the guidence
of former Australian Champion Nick Crilly.Brodie has now become one of the fastest women in the surf ski disipline in the country.
onto the final, series contender Courtney Hancock had been eliminated, but Pluimers, and Smith were still there in a battle for the overall Ironwoman Series crown.
Swim was first and Brodie new it was going to be tough, her swimming by her own admission is terrible, and she would need to pull a super swim out to
have any chance of that podium goal. She stayed in touch the swim in the flat and hot conditions of Noosa, she worked the Run legs well and was onto the back
of the pack in the board.
Brodie hit the ski leg a little behind Smith in 3rd, but never gave in, there was not going to be a wave to help her, she had to grit her teeth and give everything in the last
ski leg to reach that Podium.The endless hours of training were going to pay dividend, she reeled in the not only Smith but Second Place and wave of 3 hit the beach.
Brodie waded over the shallow bank that had shown up as the tide dropped, and out legged the others to Claim the 2nd place and that podium finish that had eluded her in all her
Brodie says ” i picked a little runner on my Slipstream Surf X ski, it took me to my first podium finish, its an unreal feeling…………. about time i get on the podium”
Brodie now turns her efforts to gain an open Womens iron title at Kurrawa, and by the way she is paddling the surf ski, she may add an open womens surf ski title to it as well.
We at Slipstream are so proud of our first female paddler in the Slipstream Team, and will be supporting her in her efforts to reach future goals.