The two winners of the men's and women's feature event Lindsey Wall and Felicity Abram after competing in the Yamba Triathlon Festival at Whiting Beach on Saturday, 27th February, 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
The two winners of the men's and women's feature event Lindsey Wall and Felicity Abram after competing in the Yamba Triathlon Festival at Whiting Beach on Saturday, 27th February, 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

Wall, Abrams take out the standard course at TriYamba

TRIATHLON: Yamba's favourite triathlon son Lindsay Wall has added another notch to his increasing belt after claiming honours in the feature event, the standard triathlon, at yesterday's Elite Energy TriYamba.

Wall completed his home course in a touch under two hours, the only competitor on the day to break that mark, but said he took the foot off the pedal in the running discipline.

"My goal was still to win, I was never going to give it way for the sake of it," Wall said. "I went hard in the swim and went hard in the bike ride so that I could really just relax in the run and conserve some of my energy.

"I still have some in the tank for next weekend at Coffs Harbour. I have got good confidence coming out of the win last week at South West Rocks and now this win.

"I was able to really test myself - to see where I was at on the bike and in the swim and to know I could at least go five minutes quicker in the run as well."

Former ITU world number one Gold Coast's Felicity Abrams made her long awaited return to the triathlon sport at Yamba after spending the last three years sidelined with injuries.

The 2013 Oceania Championships winner showed the form that has gotten her to the Commonwealth Games in the past taking out the women's division and finishing fourth overall with a time of 2.11.20.

For Abrams the TriYamba event was her first time in the small coastal town and she expects to be back for next year's event.



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