Change of pace: Triathlon Club takes a break to party
CLARENCE Valley Triathlon Club will opt for a change of pace this Sunday with its annual Christmas Party.
The last race of the year will consist of the usual sprint distance triathlon at 7.15am for the adults and at 8am the various divisions suited to juniors of all ages and abilities. Then at 2.30pm there will be a barbecue at the Yamba Community Pool and Tennis Courts.
The day will wrap up a highly successful first half of the summer season for the club, particularly among the junior ranks.
Several juniors have been producing top results at triathlon events up and down the coast, including at Kingscliff on November 22.
Jay Adams won the 10-12yr boys and Elisha Gavin the 10-12yr girls at the event.
Harriet Irving (5th in 10-12yr girls) and Elke Bowls (6th in 10-12yr girls) also achieved top ten results.
Among the seniors Dave Fleming was runner in the Sprint Distance Mens 40-44 category, Darren Adams second in Olympic Distance Mens 45-49, David Lovell third in Olympic Distance Mens 50-54 and Ray Fairweather second in the Tempta Distance Mens 51-60 event.
Other notable results included Demi Gavin (9th in Tempta U-20 Women), James Brodin (5th in Sprint 20-24 Men) and Mick Gavin (7th in Sprint 50-54 Men).
"It was a great day at Kingscliff for the Clarence Valley Triathlon Club," Clarence Valley Junior Triathlon coordinator Darren Adams said.
"Again it was the juniors who led the way with Jay and Elisha standing on top of the podium. But there were many more podiums and personal achievements on a great course with some tidal assistance."
After this weekend the Clarence Valley Triathlon Club will take a break for Christmas and will resume racing in 2016 on Sunday, January 10.
Interest is building ahead of the third annual Yamba Triathlon Festival, which will be held during the peak of triathlon season in February for the first time.
Part of the Elite Energy Series, the event will feature Sprint, Enforcer, Enticer and Miniman distances which cater for all ages and abilities, as well as 2km and 5km fun runs.
Entries are now open. For more information head to http://www.eliteenergy.com. -au/event/yamba-triath -lon-festival.