Festival a feat for tri family
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.