Cobar’s Australia Day activities yesterday got off to a quick start with the senior and junior triathlon events first off the mark on this year’s Australia Day program.
Both were well attended with 33 tackling the senior course organised by the Cobar Athletics & Triathlon Squad (CATS) while there were 32 lined up for the junior event coordinated by the Cobar Athletics Club.
Mathew Low was the first home in the senior event to win the Gumnut Gifted Male prize.
He finished the 300m swim, 10km ride and 2km run in a quick time of 34min08sec.
Marginally just behind and collecting the Red Earth Real Man runner-up prize was Andy O’Donnell in 34.37.
Jonathan Simpson was third with 36.06.
The first woman home was Georgia Baker in a time of 39.45 to win the Gumnut Gifted Female prize.
In second was Amie Hill (40.14) to collect the Red Earth Real Woman runner-up prize.
Third was Steph Baker (36.06).
Winning the Stationery Essentials Essential Team first prize was the Baccies Team of Tanya Gilbert, Russell Singleton and Theresa Orr in a time of 34.43.
Second was Bill’s Apprentice (Bill Fugar and Chris Deighton) to collect the JKM Dynamic Fitness Fit Group runners-up prize.
Third was the CSA team of Debbie Schnieder, John Barnes and Kristen Camery.
In the junior event Jamie Thomas was the winner of the Individual 8-9 years category, Noah Lynch was first home in the 10-11 years age group and Chad Buckman was out in front in the 12-13 years age group.
Andrew Rorke was the first male home in the Individual 16-17 age group while Julieanna Barrett won the female 16-17 years age division.
In the junior teams categories Jaxon Burke and Jedd Budd teamed up to win the 8-9 years age division while the Aussie Babes (Neve Carter, Lucy Scott and Zahlia Graham) took out the 10-11 years age group.
The Irish Kiwis (Liam Richardson, Lauren Urquhart and Ryan Urquhart) won the 14-15 years age division.