Tassal Tasmanian Salmon Roches Beach X -Tri, DryX,Trail Run
Congratulations to all competitors and volunteers on making our first Summer triathlon such an enjoyable day and a huge success. Three events were run simultaneously!
The Roches Beach Cross Triathlon was a national qualifying race for the Australian team.
The dry version involved an extra run leg replacing the swim.
The trail run utilised the final run leg as its course. Challenging, yet spectacular.
Just as it takes village to raise a child, there are many to thank for “raising” this event. Our Sponsor for this race was Tassal Tasmanian Salmon. Mark Dew worked tirelessly in organisation and capably shared Race Manager duties with Sheila and Peter Barrett. Technical official duties were lead by Ivan Davies, Jason Clark and AZ. Down by the water Lewis Mitchelmore was Swim Manager and Carl Hoddie the Bike Course Manager. Thank you to the Fire Service volunteers for their traffic management role along the bike course. Michael Anderson got spray paint happy as the Run Course Manager and was grateful for our Dragon Boat volunteers who cheered and directed competitors on the course. We were again grateful to club members to pitching in before, after and/or during race. Great job Noella, Rosie, Danika. Rocky, Jools, Chuck and committee members!.
41 entries in total for our event: 30 raced in the Cross Tri as individuals and 3 teams. 6 entrants for the Dry X and 2 entrants in the Trail run.
You may have already seen the race results posted by Lewis Mitchelmore at http://rochesbeachxtri.com/ and here's a summary of the placings. Congratulations to these place getters and all competitors for their huge effort and sportsmanship!
Cross Tri Males 1st Peter Barrett, 2nd Jack Direen and 3rd Costan Magnussen.
Female 1st Brooke Fehlberg, 2nd Larissa Oates and 3rd Melissa Britt
Teams 1st Tassal - The Herd, 2nd Richard Welsh & 3rd Sarah Ford.
Thank you to The Running Edge and MyRide for the spot prizes we were able to give away, also to Karon Aiken and Stuart Hurd for the race photos.
Triathlon South action continues next year. In the meantime warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Details of next race are below - you can register now at http://www.triathlonsouth.com/enter-events/#1524049003642-35283dcd-d5da
Triathlon South (Hobart - Tasmania)
Triathlon South is a not-for-profit grass roots sporting club. The volunteer board organises and runs the race calendar. Triathlon South provides opportunities for participation in triathlon from kids through to age-groupers. We rely on the generous support of our sponsors and the triathlon community to run our events.
Many thanks to Valeria Barons for writing this report.