GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS
Now that we are heading towards the back end of the season, the rewards for everyone’s hard work are starting to show in fast times and strong performances at club races.
Richard Pearson continues to dominate our club course and on the weekend put in another slick time of 0:56:41. Tenielle Stubbs is starting to show signs of the very strong triathlete she is maturing into, and was once again the fastest female in 1:09:58. The weekend’s race also showed that we should expect some impressive results next weekend at bcu Coffs Tri. So many of our members are getting stronger, fitter and faster every week. Can’t wait to see how it all pans out for us a club as we show off our prowess on home turf.
RACE REPORT - SOUTH WEST ROCKS
by Mick Dougherty
Congratulations to those members who competed at the 25th Trial Bay Triathlon over the weekend. A race record of over 450 individuals and 50 teams faced the starter in cool overcast conditions. Our club was well represented and without doubt Steel Beveridge was the standout keeping his 100% start/finish record on track, that’s 25 straight races. Awesome effort Steel!!
The weekend commenced on Saturday with the Nestle Junior Triathlon and our club was well represented with the Marle, Jacobs, Bulloch, Ylinen and Dougherty families giving their all. Congratulations to Cooper Marle and Tom Ylinen in winning their respective age groups, however as always, the highlight of the day is the Milo and Milk station where our future stars load up after (some before) their races.
About 50 people took part in the Hiawatha Half in Wooli on the weekend. Conditions were typical for Wooli – clear & smooth water for the swim, dappled shade and a mostly flat course out to Minnie Water followed by a hot run that was occasionally broken by a slight breeze. The course was set at a 2.4km swim in the Wooli River, up to 3 x 30km laps of the bike course and up to 20km of running on bitumen followed by a corrugated dirt road out to Diggers Camp.
The swim course was in clear water with a little weed on the riverbed. The oyster beds and other submerged objects were somewhat hazardous and caused a few battle wounds, but were mostly avoided and made for some interesting post-race tales. For those who caught the current, it was a swift, smooth swim to T1.
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