Great turnout for Frogs Triathlon
YOUTH and perseverance prevailed in a strongly supported Corporate Teams Triathlon at Yeppoon's Rydges Capricorn Resort yesterday.
Run by the CQ Frenchville Frogs Triathlon Club the second annual event attracted 74 teams, 44 teams up on the inaugural race, with 51 teams hitting the long course (750m swim, 20km ride, 5km run) and 23 in the short course (375m swim, 10km ride, 2km run).
Sporting clubs, businesses and regular triathletes all hit the course.
Rockhampton CSR Readymix Brahmans rugby union coach Tom Moore only arrived back in Rockhampton at 2am yesterday morning after a trial game in Mackay, but still fronted up for his 5km run leg.
The Dwyer family ? Trudy (swim), 12-year-old Siobhan (ride) and 11-year-old Bronte (run) made it a family affair with dad Sean providing moral support by riding with Siobhan and running with Bronte.
First home in the long course was Team Emu (Chris Blanchard, Tyler Wright, Brian McLeod) in 1:07.45.
Next home was the Young Sensations duo of Clancy Auriac and Anthony Selwyn in 1:13.10 while third was Yeppoon A Clubbies (Phil Stubbs, Wade Cosgrove, James Askin) in 1:13.12.
The young team of Sam Bell, Francesca Higgins and Lochlan Hoch won the short course in 35.46 to finish ahead of Team Mod (Renee Drochmann, Bridget Mallory, Georgie Olman) in 35.59 and BBJ (Brittany Jones, Brendan Jeffrey, James Barr) in 36.40.
Frenchville Triathlon Club president Wayne Clifford said he hoped the event, in honour of former club supporter Dawn Smith who lost her battle with cancer three years ago, would raise over $1000 for the Queensland Cancer Fund.
"Obviously there were some good teams out there, but the main reason was to get everyone active,'' Clifford said.