Start of the swim leg at the Yamba Triathlon.
Start of the swim leg at the Yamba Triathlon. Debrah Novak

Yamba Triathlon Festival return was a big success

TRIATHLON: Event organisers have praised competitors in the Elite Energy TriYamba for a good day of tough, tight competition.

About 500 competitors were involved in events across the day, including 70 brave souls who competed in the Standard Solo event.

Former world number one triathlete Felicity Abram claimed the Women's Standard Solo event and said she would definitely be making a return to Yamba for next year's event.

"It was my first time in Yamba and I am glad I went," Abram said. "I had such a good weekend.

"I didn't think the Yamba Triathlon Festival was that big to be honest. I think it could be a lot bigger, it deserves to be a lot bigger.

"I know I will definitely be sharing it among the triathlon circles up at home to get more people interested to come because it is a beautiful place, and a great setting for an event."

The day was one for everyone with athletes with many different levels of skill and training competing.

Events such as the Enticer and Enforcer made it easier for new athletes to the sport to get involved.

The Enticer was at the mercy of the juniors, with local youngsters Jay Adams and Elisha Gavin taking out the event.

Junior Rachael McCarthy also almost won the women's division in the Enforcer, missing by half a second.



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