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