Clarence Valley Tri Club member participating in the bike event on Sunday at Yamba. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
Clarence Valley Tri Club member participating in the bike event on Sunday at Yamba. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

PB times tumble at club’s triathlon meet

PERSONAL best times tumbled in Clarence Valley Triathlon Club's race meeting with friendly rivalry among 22 senior starters.

Anthony Watts took line honours in his debut race and bragging rights, at least until the December 8 race.

Kim Ryan was first female across the line but was kept out of bonus points by a bunch males looking for a gallop - Watts, David Fleming, Nathan White, Scott Acton and Jim Binden.

Fastest male went to Colton Tooth who earned a spot in the sub one-hour club posting a slick 59 minutes and 51 seconds, shaving over a minute and a half off his season best.

Tooth was fastest for the 500m swim in 7 minutes 12 seconds before burning the bitumen in the day's best bike time of 31 minutes 45 seconds. Only the speedy legs of Darren Adams and David Lovell posted faster times over the 5km run leg, Adams number one in 20 minutes and 33 seconds.

Anita Salvestro continued to improve as fastest female and like Tooth, set the pace early with the quickest swim and cycle legs for the women, only being pipped for the trifecta in the run. Kim Elvery ran the 5km in 23 minutes 16 seconds despite the added weight of two rocks in her shoes.

Newcomers this season, David Fleming and Nathan White showed the biggest improvement on personal best times. Fleming took nearly five minutes of his best ensuring he will start well into the fastest half of the field on handicap at his next club race.

The club welcomed six seniors into the season on Sunday with Scott and Misty Action, Michael Salvestro, Chris Dougherty, Tim Gooley and Anthony Watts enjoying a morning out in the sun.

Although Misty Acton's flat tyre on the first lap of the bike course and long walk back to transition is something she will be trying not to repeat.



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