Fierce competitors for frogs triathlon

FIERCE competitors and casual contenders will be leaping their way onto the track this Sunday with the Frenchville Frogs Triathlon, at Rydges Capricorn Resort, Yeppoon.

Athletes will be competing in either the short course of, 375m swim, 14km bike ride and two km run, or the long course which goes through a gruelling 750m swim, 24km ride and a five kilometre run.

President of the Frenchville Frogs, Wayne Clifford, said he expects between 100 and 120 competitors at the event.

“The most important thing about the club is that it gives people an avenue to keep active and have fun,” he said.

“And the triathlon is open to everyone who wants to participate.

“If you can do 35 minutes of exercise, then you will be able to do one of the triathlons.”

Clifford said in addition to the triathlons, there will also be duathlons.

“We also have short and long course duathlons, which is for those who don't want to swim,” he said.

Clifford said Ben Wreide, Fynn Turley and Scott Lawton would be the standout competitors, and would go head to head for the win.

“Ben and Scott are both strong on bike, and Fynn competes well in the swim leg.”

The triathlon event is also used by the strong competitors as a lead-up to the Noosa Triathlon.

The Noosa event is one of the biggest triathlon competitions in Australia, which attracts more than 8500 participants.

“A lot of the competitors at our triathlon will use it as a lead-up to the Noosa Triathlon, which is in a couple of weeks,” he said.

All of the Frenchville Frogs Triathlon races will start at 7am.

But the day isn't just about the adults.

The Frenchville Tadpoles will be kicking off their kids' triathlon immediately after the adult triathlon.

The Tadpoles had great success in last week's triathlon and Clifford hopes to have a similar outcome. “It doesn't matter if you're an adult or a kid it is all about having a ball with no pressure,” he said.

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