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Brunswick Masters collect gold

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The Brunswick Surf Life Saving Masters took out first place in the mixed team event at the Coolangatta Gold competition earlier this month.

The event combines swimming, running, board paddling and surf skiing amongst very competitive teams, according to club member Guy Knox.

Representing Brunswick SLS Club for the first leg was Scott Sewell, who paddled 14.6km from Coolangatta to Miami beach, coming in 2nd place.

He tagged with Grant Carey who ran 2.1km to Burleigh beach to take the lead. Susan McCaughtrie then powered through a 2.5km ocean swim and passed on to Paul Davis for the 6.1km paddle to Currumbin beach.

‘At that stage Bruns were coming 2nd behind Byron Bay. Grant took over for the final 7.1 km run back to ­Coolangatta where he dug deep to take the team to first place,’ Guy said.

Nippers

At the other end of the age spectrum the Bruns Nippers have also been in action for the new season on Sunday mornings.

‘Brunswick Heads is lucky enough to have the river on our doorstep, which means that no matter the ocean conditions we can still train and practise important water skills,’ the club’s Vanessa Thompson said.

‘We offer weekly training sessions on top of the regular Sunday sessions with our gold award-winning board paddler Paul Davies to keep nippers in tip-top shape.’


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