New­com­ers show clean pair of heels in fi­nal Tri-Port Su­per­Sprint se­ries event for sea­son

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

FAM­I­LIES and friends gath­ered at the Ry­dges Lap Pool to sup­port the sea­son fi­nale of the Port Dou­glas Plan­ta­tion TriPort Su­per­Sprint Triathlon Se­ries last Satur­day.

Com­peti­tors of all fit­ness lev­els, ages and gen­ders gave an out­stand­ing per­for­mance in the blis­ter­ing sun in one of three dis­tanced triathlons.

Eight com­peti­tors par­tic­i­pated in the short course which con­sisted of a 200m swim, 7km ride and 2km run.

Donna Joyce was awarded first place and out­stand­ing ef­forts was won by Alyson Long tak­ing sec­ond place.

Kate Wood­house smashed six min­utes off her pre­vi­ous time and Sa­man­tha Hunt who fin­ished in a very re­spectable time of 41:30 in her very first triathlon.

In the Mid­dle Course, Natalie Smith fin­ished first in the fe­male cat­e­gory in a time of 53:00 in the 400m swim, 12km ride, 3km run with Mi­randa Cristaldi and Jess Mi­son tak­ing sec­ond and third re­spec­tively close be­hind.

Seven brave souls in­clud­ing a re­lay team of three bat­tled the heat of the day in the 600m swim, 16km ride, 4km run long.

Lucy Forbes won first place with a time of 01:01:30, Al Spence won sec­ond place in his first Tri-Port event and Kate Houla­han in the high­light of the day fin­ish­ing in a time of 01:10:10 run­ning across the fin­ish line with the course cones in each hand.

The next Tri-Port se­ries is set to take place in Jan­uary as a count down to the Chal­lenge Cairns in June which Tri-Port Or­ga­niz­ers Nick Car­ling and Chelsea Walk will par­tic­i­pate in with fel­low team mem­bers Lucy Forbes, Kate Houla­han, Alan Por­te­ous, James Long and Michelle Sant.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing the lo­cal team can con­tact Nick on 0410 094 283.

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