26.5 C
Byron Shire
February 26, 2024

Success for Byron Tri Club at Hervey Bay triathlon

Latest News

The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

Other News

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tamara Smith announces new Wollongbar preschool

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Early Learning Spokesperson, has welcomed an announcement from the NSW government to build a new public preschool adjacent to Wollongbar public school.

Housing parasites

Trying to fix the housing crisis in the Byron Shire by building more houses is like trying to put...

Natasha Lechner inquest verdict released

State Coroner Teresa O'Sullivan was in Byron Bay Courthouse on Friday afternoon to deliver her findings in the inquest into the death of Natasha Lechner, who died after taking kambo in Mullumbimby in 2019.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

Doing it for Dunkley

The eyes of Australia turn this week to the electorate of Dunkley in Victoria, historically the site of the Frankston riot and just down the road from where Harold Holt disappeared. Now it's the location of an all important federal by-election.

Robyn Knight running her way to a top finish in her category in the Hervey Bay 100. Photo supplied

A small contingent from the Byron Tri Club competed in the Hervey Bay 100 and came away with podium finishes.

The event consists of a two-kilometre swim, 80km cycle and 18km run. But these distances were just some of the obstacles the team had to overcome.

‘What an epic journey Hervey Bay turned out to be. It’s so hard to get into and usually sells out in seconds. After three failed attempts due to covid and the border closure we finally made it,’ BTC member Deborah Fuller said.

In total, 128 competitors took part and Paivi Hanninen was the pick of the locals, taking third place in the 35–39 age group as well as tenth place overall.

Robyn Knight put in a top performance to earn herself first place in the 60–64 age group, just ahead of Deborah who came in third.

Irvin Evans came in 13th in the 40–44 age group

‘I wasn’t sure if I was going to start as I had been injured, then succumbed to covid, and at the 11th hour had a mechanical failure. It was a miracle that I started, let alone finished it,’ Deborah said.

‘The event is run by a local triathlon club. Next year it is being offered as a World Qualifier for the long course. I feel that this race will be part of our calendar.’

Next weekend the Byron Tri Club heads to the Kingscliff Triathlon which is also the first race of the North Coast Interclub League.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Union joins fundraiser to feed reporters in Gaza

Photos, footage, audio and news reports from the middle east show nearly everyone in the Gaza is struggling to find food and essential medical supplies, including reporters.

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

Woman missing from Evans Head

Police are asking the public for help finding a woman reported missing from the Evans Head area but also known to frequent the Ballina area.

Teenager in Tenterfield crash dies in hospital

Police say they’re investigating a crash that killed a teenager in Tenterfield last week.