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Eurocoast Triathlon Club members perform well at Callala

Eurocoast Triathlon Club members again figured prominently in the results of the Callala Triathlon Festival held last weekend.

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The majority of our athletes competed in the “Club” event, consisting of a 1km swim, 30km bike leg and ending with a 7.5km run. The clubs best finisher in this race was Vic Lendzionowski, who finished the race in 1:41:41. This placed him first in his age group (50-54), an impressive 10th overall, and almost 6 minutes clear of the nearest competitor in his age group. This was Vic’s first time racing at this event, he particularly enjoyed the bike leg but was knocked around in the heat on the run.

Next best Eurocoast athlete was Lachlan Brown, who completed the course in 1:48:15, coming third in the same age group. This was the first race of the season for Lachlan, who only recently recovered from bronchitis and had missed a number of weeks of training. Adrian Connor came second in his age group (45-49) in a time of 1:48:47, and Simon Fitzgerald also placed second in his age group (55-59) in a time of 1:53:05. It was also first race of the season for Simon, whose training has been limited due to business commitments.

Club President Rod Bradley placed third behind Simon, in 2:00:07. Stephen Phipps was 4th in the same age group in 2:06:06. Claudine Bradley was second in her age group, stopping the clock in 2:08:27.

Bec Shepheard was a member of a relay team that completed the race in 1:56:19, winning their section.

In the Sprint race (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) Dan Lloyd Jones again showed his class, completing the race in 1:40:44, placing him 3rd overall and a clear winner of his age group by more than 2 minutes. Paul Searson was the only other club member in this race, with Paul coming 2nd in his age group in a time of 2:00:07.

The club’s only other racer was Maureen Searson, who won her age group of the Super Sprint race (200m swim, 8km bike, 2km run), in a time of 55:21.

At the same time, Ivo Ahlquist competed in the sprint race (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) at Moana Beach in South Australia. This was a qualifying event for the World Championships. Ivo was satisfied with his race, coming 9th in his age group.

Just 16 weeks until..... The Ultimate Capital Coast Triathlon Festival April 7th, 2018 Located just south of the old event at Batemans Bay this course could quite possibly be the fastest of all our Ultimate Festivals. At its new home in Tomakin, Ultimate Capital Coast Triathlon Festival is designed for speed. From the wind protected swim in the Tomaga River, the fast straights of George Bass Drive to the pancake flat run through Tomakin these races will be fast!

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