Club members pleased with results
THROUGH a field of more than 5500 competitors, eight Clarence Valley Triathlon Club members emerged with enhanced reputations following last month's Olympic-distance triathlon at Mooloolaba.
While there were some experienced competitors among the group, first-timers such as Roxanne Sydenham and Paul Tarasenko would have been happy just to complete the gruelling event, which only 2567 people managed to do.
The triathlon consisted of a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run. Regan Pullen claimed 549th overall to lead the women's charge from the club, while Greg Coombes (397) and Adam Sydenham (415) also clocked in with good times.
For Pullen, the efforts of her clubmates, especially in trying conditions, left her feeling proud.
“The weather was terrible; it was blowing a gale with us all flying at great speeds to the cycle turning point only to be hit in the face with a strong headwind and heavy rain,” Pullen said.
“(But) the surf conditions were good.
“It was a great morning of racing, followed by a great afternoon of recovery.”