Chris Powell sets new PB to claim triathlon win

The Cobar Athletics & Triathlon Squad (CATS) club held their second Triathlon event of the season on Sunday with eight athletes setting new personal best times.

With competitors facing a strong head wind after the turn around on the bike leg, it was a slow day on the bike for all and time had to be made up in the final run leg.

The first four competitors home all met the challenge and set new PBs in their run legs.

Long time CATS member Chris Powell was the first finisher on Sunday to win the handicap title.

Hot on his heels was Axel Fairfull followed by Tommy Bryan and back in 4th place was Montana Daniel.

The top four finishers all received awards sponsored by Gumnuts Gifts & Homewares.

Axel had the quickest overall time for the day after setting PBs in both his swim and run legs to finish the 300m swim, 10km ride and 2km run course in 40 minutes and 30 seconds.

Chad Buckman (with a PB in his swim leg) and Zac Broughton both finished with the same time of 41.50.

Powell, with a PB on the run leg, completed the course in the next best time of 42.21.