Australia Day triathlon attracts a good field of athletes

Australia Day Triathlon winners Luke Caldwell (Individual Male winner) and Hannah Young (Individual Female winner) with the first finishing team, McRogers, Trudy Griffiths and Greg McKervey, at the CATS’ presentation yesterday morning.

The Cobar Athletics & Triathlon Squads’ (CATS) Australia Day Triathlon had a field of 17 athletes competing, either individually or as a team over the course of a 300m swim, 10km bike ride and 2km run.

Visitor Luke Caldwell finished well ahead of the field with a time of 35.08 minutes, including the fastest swim (4.10) and bike (20.57) legs of the day. Local Greg McKervery didn’t let Luke have the full sweep though, as he recorded the fastest run leg of the day in less than 8 minutes (7.59).

Luke had however done enough and was first to cross the line to secure the Gumnuts Gifted Male Award with Isaac Theakston (37.19) the second male crossing earning him the Red Earth Real Man award.

Hannah Young was the only individual female competing, putting in a competitive performance to finish with a time of 41.49 to win the Gumnuts Gifted Female Award.

The best team of the day was the McRogers combination of Trudy Griffiths and Greg McKervey putting on an impressive display to finish with a time of 36.53 minutes, earning them the JKM Group Fitness Fit Group Award.

Close behind were the Outback Beach Boys (Nauman Faisal, Tom Jones and Raymond Jones) who although went into the run leg first, couldn’t hold off the McRogers’ finishing pace. The Outback Beach Boys still finished with a very competitive time of 37.18, and received the Stationary Essentials Essential Team Award.