Brisbane Melbourne Race Rivals
AE Smith’s Melbourne and Brisbane offices have rekindled a rivalry begun at the 2009 Corporate Triathlon World Championships, when each office entered teams to go head to head in a good natured inter-office challenge
Melbourne came out on top that year, and at the instigation of Brisbane’s Special Projects Manager, Martin Ross, the two fitness foes will once again face off in the 2012 Nissan Corporate Triathlon Series, with each individual participant required to complete a 400m swim, 10km cycle and 4km run leg.
Three teams from Melbourne competed in the Victorian event on 4 March, while the Brisbane office took its turn on 5 May.
AE Smith Marketing Manager, Raymond Lee – also a participant – said the enthusiastic involvement of so many employees reflected the company’s recently reiterated ‘Foundations for Success’, encouraging initiative, celebrating successes and of course, reinforcing teamwork.
In congratulating the efforts of the Melbourne participants, Martin Ross said that while events of this nature are always challenging, the weather in Melbourne had made this instance particularly trying.
Days of rain in the lead up and heavy weather on the day resulted in organisers cancelling the swim leg for the safety of competitors and replacing it with a gruelling 800 metre beach run on top of the run and cycle legs.