GAME ON: Competitors take off from the starting line during the 2016 Yamba Triathlon.
GAME ON: Competitors take off from the starting line during the 2016 Yamba Triathlon. Elite Energy

Sullohern gunning for Ultimate glory

TRIATHLON: After taking out the fastest overall run split in this year's Hell of the West, all eyes will be on Yamba athlete Celia Sullohern as she aims for Ultimate glory.

Sullohern has been training under the guidance of Darren Adams from Swift Multisport to prepare for next Sunday's Ultimate Distance event at the Yamba Triathlon - the first time it has appeared on the Yamba schedule.

She's been in the saddle cycling up to 400km a week and making use of the great weather training tirelessly at Whiting Beach for open water experience.

"I have just completed a training camp last weekend and am in a great place leading into Ultimate Yamba," she said.

"Over summer I have been focusing on triathlon and am really looking forward to my second Long Course race."

 

Clarence Valley Triathlon Club member Celia Sullohern ran the overall fastest 20km run leg in 1 hour 14 minutes and 59 seconds at the Hell of the West which doubled as the 2017 Australian Long Course Championships in 42 degree heat at Goondiwindi on Sunday, 5th February, 2017.
Clarence Valley Triathlon Club member Celia Sullohern ran the overall fastest 20km run leg in 1 hour 14 minutes and 59 seconds at the Hell of the West which doubled as the 2017 Australian Long Course Championships in 42 degree heat at Goondiwindi on Sunday, 5th February, 2017.

The Yamba Triathlon Festival kicks off next Saturday with six different events over two days for various ages and abilities.

Registrations for this year's event are already up 10% and Elite Energy marketing manager Sebastian Gallery said it was the lure of the Ultimate event bringing in the extra athletes.

"Being the leading triathlon event operator in NSW has seen us build a substantial following of triathletes and we are excited to introduce them, as well as the locals, to what will be a fantastic weekend of racing for over 600 participants of all abilities," Gallery said.

The Yamba Triathlon festival is race 11 of the NSW Tri Series, which has athletes competing at up to 12 series destinations to accrue points in the race for the series championship.

Events include:

  • Standard distance race (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run)
  • Sprint distance (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)
  • Enforcer distance (400m swim, 15km bike, 4km run)
  • Enticer distance (200m swim, 8km bike, 2km run)
  • Ultimate distance (1.9km ocean swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run)
  • Miniman Triathlon (seven to nine years: 50m swim, 1.5km bike, 500m run and 10-12 years: 150m swim, 3km bike, 1km run)


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