Olympic dis­tance added

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Robert Dougherty

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.

Pic­ture: Robert Dougherty

Broome TRYs­tars par­tic­i­pants at Broome Aquatic and Re­cre­ation Cen­tre.

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