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Local triathletes bag medals at Tweed Enduro

Members of the Byron Tri Club after a succesful tilt at the Tweed Enduro. Photo supplied

The Byron Tri Club collected 11 podium finishes at the booked out and heavily contested Tweed Enduro last Saturday.

Over 850 competitors came from all over Australia including: Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Sydney, as well as all the triathlon clubs along the east coast.

‘There were some outstanding results produced by the Byron Tri Club, who wiped the floor for the Sprint distance, however this shouldn’t overshadow the great achievements of the members who completed their very first long course,’ Byron Tri Club member Deb Fuller said.

In total, eleven members made the podium, claiming six first places, three second places, and two third places.

‘The windy conditions on the bike, and humidity during the run, weren’t a deterrent for these fierce competitors,’ Deb said.

The Enduro long course was race four of the North Coast Interclub series, as well as a UCI world qualifier event. 

Owing to the recent water quality issues, the swim course was shortened to a swim of 1.7km, a 90km cycle and 21km run. 

Triathlon NSW are now busy calculating the results from the Enduro, so the Byron Tri Club will soon find out if they will be staying on top of the North Coast Interclub series ladder.

The next interclub race will be on home soil at the Byron Bay Triathlon (May 9). 

Results

Sprint (750m swim, 23.5km cycle, 5km run): Duncan Andrews, first (20-24M) 1:07:55. Matt Tapping, second (16-17M) 1:14:13. Huw Jones, first (55-59M) 1:18:30. Tom Phillips, fifth (30-34M) 1:18:38. Deb Fuller, first (55-59F) 1:27:09. Daniela Costa, first (30-34F) 1:28:43. Robyn Darke, third (55-59F) 1:30:43. Sandra Killen, first (60-64F) 1:31:56. Peter Clarke, first (70-74M) 1:35:43. Nerida Clarke, second (65-69F) 1:46:27.

Enduro long course: Paivi Hanninen, fifth (35-39F) 5:07:47. Giulia Scurria, third (25-29F) 6:07:14. Claire O’Meara, fourth (55-59F) 6:42:40. Georgina Inwood, 19th (40-44F) 6:45:26. Greg O’Meara, 14th (55-59M) 6:35:30.

Aquabike (1.7km swim and 90km cycle): Jessica Schaffer, second (30-34F) 3:37:01.


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