Peaks Coaching Group Elite coaches Julie McKenzie and Marianne Holt contested the first ever Southeastern Masters Regional Championship races last weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.
This was a 3-race Omnium to determine the overall Southeastern Masters Regional Champion. Up first was the crit on Saturday morning. Julie displayed her sprinting prowess by winning both sprint premes and taking 1st with Marianne a close 2nd.
Sunday started with a hilly, challenging 7-mile time trial. This time, Marianne bested Julie leaving them just 4 points apart in the overall. The afternoon road race would determine the final champion. This race was run on the same 7-mile course as the time trial which racers would cover five times.
Despite Marianne’s best efforts to soften Julie by attacking the hills and getting the jump on her in the final turn, Julie managed to nip Marianne at the line to clinch the overall.
What a great opportunity to employ race tactics and test fitness with age groups up to 60+ fielding a strong contingent of women!