Air­lie ath­letes shine in Bowen

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AIR­LIE Beach had a host of rep­re­sen­ta­tives at this month’s Queens­land Coun­try Health Bowen Triathlon.

Ryan Palazzi backed up his run­ner-up fin­ish at the Air­lie Beach Triathlon with another sec­ond, this time fin­ish­ing be­hind Townsville’s Sam Murphy.

Whit­sun­day ath­lete Lloyd Clode-Roberts looks to be re­turn­ing to full health, plac­ing sixth ahead of James Car­man while the Whit­sun­day Triathlon Club’s big im­prover Martin Gartrell snuck inside the top 10 with a time of 1.07.01 to fin­ish ninth in the 30-39 cat­e­gory.

Emma Ho­gan con­tin­ued her im­pres­sive de­vel­op­ment with another top 10 per­for­mance and an age­group win.

The race was won by Townsville’s Chelsea Ger­ard, fol­lowed by Saskia Jur­ri­aans, how­ever the next five places were filled by Whit­sun­day Triathlon Club mem­bers.

Ride Whit­sun­days man­ager Chris Labes rounded out the podium, fol­lowed by Naomi Land, Mel Blank, Cassie Car­man and Emma.

Ry­der Har­vey added sec­ond in the en­ticer di­vi­sion; how­ever the per­for­mance of the day was saved for Proser­pine’s Josh Dyke.

Deep in prepa­ra­tion for an ul­tra marathon, Dyke com­pleted a 50km run ses­sion on Satur­day morn­ing, in­clud­ing a jaunt through the Great Whit­sun­day Walk, be­fore back­ing up to fin­ish in just 1.07.41.

Triathlon novice Bernard Laverty con­tin­ued his im­prove­ment, fin­ish­ing in 1.16 while Whit­sun­day Christian Col­lege stu­dent Har­ri­son Palm fin­ished in 1.20, sand­wiched be­tween Hamil­ton Is­land’s Paul Fraser (1.16) and Ben Jack­son (1.23).

Whit­sun­day ju­niors also shone in the sprint and en­ticer races, with strong num­bers rep­re­sent­ing Hamil­ton Is­land, Can­non­vale, Air­lie Beach and Proser­pine.

The next event on the cal­en­dar is the Noosa Triathlon, which will see Hamil­ton Is­land’s Gra­ham Lock­ett join fel­low Whit­sun­day Triathlon Club mem­bers Brad Reynolds and James and Cassie Car­man in the south­ern hemi­sphere’s big­gest event.

In other news, the Fu­ji­film Hamil­ton Is­land Triathlon will be held on Satur­day, Novem­ber 14.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter visit www.hamil­ton­is­land.com/au/ triathlon.

Reg­is­tra­tions close on Novem­ber 10.

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