How fantastic to see 16 local competitors line up to take on the Dubbo Triathlon Club’s annual Olympic distance race on Sunday consisting of a 1400 m swim, 40 km bike and 10.6 km run.
With near perfect conditions it was a great opportunity for many to extend their distances and for some to fine tune their preparation for longer events such as the Huskisson Long Course to be held later this month and Port Macquarie Ironman Australia in May.
Club veteran Craig May was the first to cross the line in the Olympic race followed by Evan Goodstat and Michael Ticehurst who dead heated for second.
Michelle Beattie was the first female across the line with our only other female competitor Kate Brien rightly proud as punch to have finished with a more than respectable time for her first attempt at the distance.
There were 13 competitors to complete the sprint distance and five do the short course, including three juniors. The sprint race was an opportunity for many of the members to prepare for our upcoming InterClub race to be held on 15th February with Dave Little leading the males and Heather Ticehurst the ladies. Special mentions go to Daryl Healey who smashed a PB and Karen Bashford for completing her first sprint triathlon.
Click for the full results from Sunday’s race: Race 5_1 February 2015_Race Results
Last but most certainly not least, thank you to our race volunteers and marshals, led by Race Director Ian Crafter, for their help on the day.
The next Dubbo Triathlon Club sprint race is on Sunday, February 15th, and it’s our turn to host the InterClub. With the main race at 9:30am to be preceded by a junior duathlon run at 8:45am we will need some extra hands on deck to ensure the success of the day.
If you can help out please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Club Secretary Susan Madden on 0422 003 049.