A beer, a run and a big win

By DARRYN NUFER ? WHAT started as a social weekend away and a few beers for Rockhampton's Grant Tidbury turned into a second placing in his age group at the Mooloolaba Triathlon.

Driving home yesterday, Tidbury said he was shocked with his performance in the 25-29 years division, which incorporated a 1.5km swim, 40km ride and 10km run. "I really went down for the social aspect of the weekend and to have a few beers and a bit of fun,'' he said.

"I had no idea where I was in the run. I was thinking top 20 because I had a bad swim. I didn't get passed in the bike or run so I thought I'd either dropped a fair way back or was having a half-decent run.''

A large Central Queensland contingent competed with Gladstone's Prue Oswin winning the women's 25-26 age division, while fellow harbour city competitor Michael England came third in the men's 20-24 category.

The Yeppoon women's masters team of Jenny Borg, Trudy Dwyer and Chris Goodger were runners-up.

The news was not so good for Yeppoon's Peter O'Shaughnessy, who injured a knee in the surf on Friday before the event.

He went on to compete despite being severely hampered.

Australia's Simon Thompson captured the men's crown while Olympic silver medallist Loretta Harrop won the women's race.

Tidbury now takes a break from triathlon and plans to work on his running before his next major assignment, the Rydges Half Ironman in August.



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