Big efforts pay off

In the last Triathlon of the season, Cobar Athletics & Triathlon Squad (CATS) members put in a big effort which resulted in some outstanding results on Sunday.

Raymond Jones, who recently competed in the Combined High Schools Triathlon event, showed great improvement to better his previous Cobar Short Course time by five minutes.

Jones’ outstanding performance over the 300 metres swim, 10km ride and 2km run in a new personal best (PB) time of 36min 19sec, earned him first place in the handicapped event.

Anthony Wrigley tackled the Short Course for the first time and bettered Zac Broughton’s course record set last month to finish second overall in the handicapped event.

Wrigley’s time of 35.28 is now the new Short Course record to beat.

Another big improver this season, Chris Freeman was third in the handicapping after shaving nearly three minutes off his previous best time to record a new PB of 37.49 for the Short Course.

Paul Callaghan, competing in the Long Course (500m swim/20km ride/4km run), greatly improved his time to be the first home in the Long Course in 1hr 5min 52sec.

Axel Fairfull and Laura Andrew both improved on their results from last month with Fairfull completing the Short Course in 58.32 and Andrew clocked in at 46.40.

The CATS’ are planning to hold Duathlons in April and May to finish off the season.