Olympic distance added
Extra layers of competition have been added to Broome’s Leading Edge Computers Cable Beach Triathlon, with children now eligible to take part.
Registrations have been opened for this year’s event in enticer, sprint and new Olympic distances for individuals and teams, with the extra option of a children’s distance to get the whole family involved at Broome Surf Lifesaving Club on Sunday, September 17.
Club president Nicole Smyth said the addition of the children’s distance would provide an excellent sea-swimming trial for children involved in the club’s TRYstars program as well as attracting high-level triathletes from all over the country for the new Olympic distance.
“We really wanted to expand the event and put it on the Australian triathlon map — adding the Olympic distance during the traditional southern triathlon off-season should encourage more participants,” she said. “Intra and interstate (participants will be) looking to escape the winter and make the most of Broome’s beautiful weather and landscape.
“At the same time, we wanted to build on the success of our recent junior TRYStars program and have included a kids’ triathlon into the mix, along with the standard enticer and sprint distances, so there really is something for everyone.”
Leading Edge Computers managing director Nicola Walters said she was delighted to be associated with the Cable Beach Triathlon for the third year in a row.
“As a regional small business owner, I’m very aware of the benefits of participating in sport . . . the introduction of the Olympic distance race will promote Broome as a superb triathlon destination on a national level,” she said.
For more information, visit broometriclub.com.au or Broome Tri Club on Facebook.
Broome TRYstars participants at Broome Aquatic and Recreation Centre.