McLeod dominates Agnes Water

BRIAN McLeod has a liking for the circuit at Agnes Water, winning the long course triathlon for the second year.

The back-to-back wins by the highly talented McLeod was just one of the highlights of an event which featured a number of other local athletes.

This was not a meeting Wayne Clifford, a veteran of the sport, was able to attend, but he said he had checked with a number of the competitors about performances at the event.

Clifford was not surprised McLeod took the race in a quick time of 58 minutes for the 750 metre swim, 20 km cycle, and 5 km run, especially as he is now considered an elite athlete in his age-group.

“Brian is benefiting from racing at the higher level,” he said.

“I still marvel at how much he is developing.”

Two of the Frenchville Frogs young group, Ben Wriede and Fin Turley, followed McLeod home and Clifford said it was also a good showing from them.

Especially from Wriede, who was not exactly going into the race in a fresh condition.

Clifford said Wriede had been at Brisbane the day before competing in time trials before driving back to Agnes Water for Sunday's event.

“I'm pretty impressed with his effort,” he said.

Wriede is coached by Clifford, who said, while his protégé might have got a little closer to McLeod, had he been fresh, he thought it unlikely he would have caught the Rockhampton flier.

Scott Lawton was another to record a strong race at the meeting finishing fourth on the long course while Clifford said Jayne Moyle had impressed in the women's section.

The next race in the Tuckers Cycle Inn Triathlon series will be held at the Capricorn Resort, Yeppoon, on Sunday, October 18.



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