The Cobar Triathlon & Athletics Squad (CATS) kicked off the new year in a big way with record times and record attendance at their triathlon event on January 13.
With 20 competitors (three teams and 11 individuals), it was the biggest field for the club this season which also included the largest number of competitors in the Long Course in the club’s history.
Chad Buckman finished as the Overall Handicap winner after successfully finishing his first attempt at the Long Course (500m swim/20km ride/4km run) in 1 hr 17 min 1sec.
Emma Harley, also stepping up to the Long Course, completed it in 1.15.12, which is a new club course female record. She finished second in the Overall Handicap.
Chris Freeman, another who stepped up to the Long Course, was third in the Overall Handicap with a time of 1.18.41.
Team Ring-ins (Georgia Baker, Shaun Meredith and Chris Deighton) set a new Long Course team record of 1.00.53, beating the old record of 1.07.22 set by the Last Drinks team.
Tanya Gilbert put in a big effort in the Short Course (300m swim/10km ride/2km run) to record a time of 45.31 which was just two seconds off the Short Course female record.