Written by Db*
Last weekend, the club unfurled its wings, stretching their influence along the east coast. The journey commenced in Hervey Bay on Saturday, with the exhilarating HB50 event - 1km swim, 40km bike and 9km run. Sunday unfolded in unison, with most members fiercely contending for North Coast Interclub Points at Kingscliff while a daring few embraced the challenge of suffering in Paradise for the HB100 - a 2km swim, 80km cycle and 18km run.
First cab off the rank was the Hervey Bay 50 Results held on Sat.
Irvin Evans 3rd M45-49 2:19:07
Christie Horsley 7th F40-44 2:26:44
Deb Fuller 2nd F60-64 2:26:50
Margreet Wiegers 11th F40-44 2:48:55
Benz unfortunately DNF
Team Knight Riders (commonly known as the Jones) 2:26:37 8th mixed team
On Sunday Kingscliff became a theatre of triumph as the 2nd North Coast Interclub race unfolded, adorning numerous podiums. Jaime Cascajares and Cara Brisbane shared the spotlight, securing a remarkable 2nd place overall among the male competitors, while the talented Cara earned her place as the FIRST female overall. The rest of the Breakers persisted in casting their brilliance - as usual 😉
Here are the results for the:
Standard Triathlon 1.5km swim - 40km cycle - 10km run
Gracie Richter 3rd 25-29 2:33:54
Beatrice Wall 2nd 35-39 2:40:01
Zvi Azimov 26th 35-39 2:46:04
Sprint Distance 750m swim - 20km cycle - 5km run
Jaime Cascajares 1st 40-44 57:54
David Mildren 2nd 45-49 1:02:28
Cara Brisbane 1st 40-44 1:07:04
Filippo Orsini 5th 30-34 1:08:36
Nick Engerer 8th 35-39 1:09:10
Caroline Hogan 3rd 40-44 1:13:26
Luke Byfield 11th 25-29 1:15:03
Aoife Gannon 8th 25-29 1:16:41
Mick Donnelly 8th 55-59 1:17:57
Claire O’Meara 3rd 60-64 1:20:21
Charlie Azzopardi 5th 60-64 1:21:59
Sandra Killen 1st 65-69 1:21:21
Joana Sponsel 19th 30-34 1:22:23
Peter Clarke 2nd 75-79 1:30:35
Nerida Clarke 2nd 70-74 1:42:09
Now, as Sunday morning unfolded for the sufferers to take centre stage we introduce Simon May, a novice navigating the uncharted waters of his inaugural long-distance triathlon. Amidst the daunting 2km swim, an 80km cycle and an 18km run awaiting him, May couldn’t escape a twinge of apprehension. Fate played its hand prematurely, as a sudden tyre blowout down the first hill at a daring 60km per hour, curtailed his journey.
Enter Larissa Whitton, a debutante in long-distances too who, despite confessing to a five-hour journey to Hervey Bay laced with tears, defied the odds. Her triumphant sprint to the finish line mirrored the finesse of this seasoned athlete.
Robyn Darke, a glutton for suffering, returned for another bout, having savoured the agony the previous year. Despite her dramatic declarations of dying on the run, she surged to the finish line, seizing a remarkable 2nd place.
Here are the results for these brave sufferers.
Larissa Whitton 6th 30-35 5:06:42
Robyn Darke 2nd 60-64 5:37:19
Simon May sadly didn’t finish the bike or run - next time Simon. Perhaps save it for the Tweed Enduro in Feb!
Congratulations to all our members for getting out there last weekend for the HB50, Kingscliff Tri & HB100. A big thanks to all the supporters, race sponsors and race organisers.
Pics to follow however here is one Elize took of Jaime storming home at Kingscliff.