Fantastic result for junior triathlete
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.