BJ mixes it with the big boys in triathlon
ONE of Port Douglas’s little nippers BJ McLeod represented the region in the Cairns Crocs Triathlon held in Mossman last Sunday.
The 11-year-old athlete raced against five youngsters in a 200 metre swim, five kilometre bike ride and one kilometre run winning third position.
First place was awarded to Grace-Kelly Davidson followed by Nathanial Davidson who both live in Cairns.
Athletes were commended for their efforts racing in the pouring down rain and running on wet roads.
The super sprint race was won by Stephanie Ward, the sprint race by Joel Murray and the female race by Danielle Reed.
More than 60 people attended the Mossman swimming pool in the rain to compete in the triathlon which required small amendments due to the poor weather conditions.
Race director Guy Besley was overwhelmed by the amount of competitors who showed up on the day considering the poor weather conditions.
“I couldn’t believe how many people turned up, it was bucketing down rain,” he said.
“It is also very unusual for a triathlon to be held in a swimming pool however at this time of year we don’t really have an option as we can’t swim in the sea.
“The Mossman Pool was fantastic and we would like to thank them and the seven Port Douglas people assisting as volunteers on the day. “We all got drenched.” The next race will be held at Pete’s Bridge on March 20 at 7am. For more information visit the Cairns Croc Triathlon website on www.cairnscrocs.org.au .
Mighty effort: BJ McLeod finished third in his division