In­au­gu­ral en­durance event a hit

Pilbara News - - Sports - Ali­cia Per­era

Lo­cal ath­letes were only too will­ing to rise to the gru­elling chal­lenge of the Wick­ham Recre­ation Precinct’s first mini triathlon on Satur­day, which had a big turnout and some com­pet­i­tive times.

Twenty teams, in­clud­ing 13 solo ath­letes and seven three­p­er­son teams, signed up for the en­durance event made up of a 5km run, 10km bike ride on sta­tion­ary spin bikes, and swim­ming 600m or 24 laps of the pool.

Tim Renton was both the over­all and solo win­ner with a time of 42min. 15sec.

In the teams di­vi­sion, Pil­bara Physio was fastest with a time of 44min. 15sec, with the Tri-Sex­u­als com­ing in sec­ond and the Pain Train third.

The Precinct fit­ness team de­vised the event to en­cour­age res­i­dents to set them­selves goals out­side their com­fort zones and boost par­tic­i­pa­tion at the club.

They plan to hold the mini triathlon as an an­nual event.

Pic­ture: Wick­ham Recre­ation Precinct

Third-placed team the Pain Train mem­bers Pam San­der­son, Sue Har­ris and Elsie Thorne.

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