Fan­tas­tic re­sult for ju­nior triath­lete

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

TRIATHLON

WHIT­SUN­DAY triath­lete Lloyd Clode-Roberts re­cently trav­elled to the Gold Coast to com­pete in the Aus­tralian ju­nior triathlon cham­pi­onships.

He was in­vited to race as part of the triathlon Queens­land de­vel­op­ment squad which re­quires ath­letes to make cer­tain swim and run times.

The event was held over two and days con­sisted of sev­eral smaller races in­clud­ing swim­ming, run­ning, cy­cling and triathlons with ath­letes earn­ing points for each race.

Lloyd com­peted well over the whole weekend de­spite crash­ing in the cy­cling sec­tion.

He bounced back and claimed the 800m run­ning race in a fan­tas­tic time of two min­utes and two sec­onds.

The win took Lloyd from 18th to 7th be­fore the triathlon races the next day de­cided the fi­nal plac­ings.

The first triathlon saw Lloyd miss the front pack but he raced hard and run down a num­ber of ath­letes to fin­ish in 6th.

In the grand fi­nal, which con­sisted of a 300m swim, 6km bike and 1.6km run, Lloyd put ev­ery­thing on the line and fin­ished 5th putting him in 5th over­all out of 40 com­peti­tors from all over Aus­tralia.

This re­sult is very ex­cit­ing for Lloyd as he has only been train­ing and com­pet­ing in triathlon for less than a year.

He trav­els down to Pen­rith in Jan­uary to com­pete in race two of the Aus­tralian ju­nior triathlon se­ries.

BRIGHT FU­TURE: Whit­sun­day ju­nior triath­lete Lloyd Clode-Roberts (front) leads the pack at the Aus­tralian ju­nior triathlon cham­pi­onships on the Gold Coast. Lloyd fin­ished strongly in the two-day event to fin­ish fifth over­all out of 40 com­peti­tors.

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