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Eurocoast Triathlon Club news

Eurocoast Triathlon Club members raced in the Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney triathlon held last Sunday. This was the first “ultra” distance race of the season, and was based around the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith. This venue was used for rowing events in the Sydney Olympic Games.

The race comprised a 1.9km swim in the Penrith Lake, that was man made for the Olympics. This was followed by a 90km bike leg and finished with a 21.1km half marathon run.

Above Penrith Lake: The Sydney International Regatta Centre was purpose built for the Sydney 2000 Olympics using land and materials from the quarry.

Stand out Eurocoast performer was Claudia Bradley, who finished 2nd in the 50-54 age group. Claudia completed the swim in 36:31, the bike leg in 2:57:02, and the run in 2:15:08, for a total race time of 5:54:07. Donna Phillips, racing in the same age group, finished 5th, in a total time of 6:01:20. Donna had a slightly faster swim and run leg than Claudia, but dropped time on the bike leg.

Racing in the 40-44 age group, Debbie McCartney came 13th in her age group, out of 30 finishers. Debbie’s time was 5:55:57, with a swim leg of 41:21, bike leg of 2:48:37, and a run leg of 2:20:43.

Stephen Phipps was our only male competitor, in the 55-59 age group. Stephen placed 32nd, in a race time of 6:28:20. Stephen had a great swim leg of 36:40, a bike leg of 2:56:42, and a run leg of 2:47:16.

The next event that will attract Eurocoast competitors will be the Callala Beach festival at Jervis Bay on 8 December.


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