Fes­ti­val a feat for tri fam­ily

Multisport Mecca - - Noosa Tri -

IN A premier re­sort des­ti­na­tion built on events and en­vi­ron­men­tal tourism, this is the big­gest show in town and the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Fes­ti­val starts to­mor­row big­ger than ever.

Noosa will host elite ath­letes with the usual Su­per Satur­day feast of sport be­fore the spec­ta­cle of the Noosa Triathlon on Sun­day fol­lowed by one hell of an af­ter-party for all those who made it across the line, no mat­ter how fast or slow they were.

And soak­ing up the en­ergy of the thou­sands lined up along Noosa Pde for the start and fin­ish at Noosa Heads Lions Park will be one large fam­ily that triathlons to­gether.

Save a spe­cial wel­come for the Good fam­ily, whose con­nec­tion to the Noosa Triathlon might only be re­cent, but what they lack in longevity, they more than make up for in en­thu­si­asm.

The Good’s com­mit­ment to the cause will have 10 fam­ily mem­bers on Sun­day look­ing for brag­ging rights.

This sporty fam­ily’s in­volve­ment with Noosa be­gan sev­eral years ago when the pa­tri­arch and ma­tri­arch of the Good clan, Rus­sell and Ca­tri­ona, hap­pened to be on hol­i­day at the same time as the mul­ti­sport fes­ti­val was in full swing.

Clearly im­pressed, they im­me­di­ately started ral­ly­ing the troops, as their el­dest daugh­ter Eloise re­called.

“No one had ac­tu­ally done a triathlon be­fore the Noosa Tri last year,” she said.

“Mum and Dad were on a hol­i­day in Noosa around the same time the tri was on a cou­ple of years ago and they thought ‘oh my good­ness, what a great event’.

“So they signed up for it and they told my brother and sis­ter about it and they jumped on board.

“They called my cousins and said, ‘Would you like to do it too?’

“They all jumped on board. I am not as ath­letic as the rest of them, but I didn’t re­ally want to miss out, so I signed up as well.”

PUMPED: The Good fam­ily are go­ing to be out in force on the Noosa Triathlon course this Sun­day, joined by their cousins.

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