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Go Troppo Tri swim start

Go Troppo Tri Wrap-Up

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About 150 competitors tested their fitness at Pallarenda this morning for one of Townsville Triathlon Club’s (TTC) flagship events for the year – the Go Troppo Triathlon.

With junior, teams, enticer and sprint events there was something for every ability; with Cahn Butler-Channell taking out the men’s sprint event in 1:00:28 while Chelsea Gerrard was the first female Sprint competitor over the line in 01:09:29; both winners in the 14-19 age group.

Go Troppo Sprint Winner

Sprint winner Cahn Butler-Channell

TTC’s Cassandra Webb described the conditions as “tough” in the sell-out event, with a windy morning making it more challenging for the ocean swim and the ride along Cape Pallarenda Road.

Go Troppo Tri Ride“It was tougher on the swim and cycle legs, but that breeze would have been nice on the run,” Cass said. “We had to cap this race for insurance reasons, but next year it will be even bigger and better.”

She said it was a great training event for the more serious triathlon contenders, but also offered the ideal way for newbies to dip their toes in the water.

Go Troppo Tri Juniors“Triathlon is for any ability so, if it’s something on your bucket list, get out there and give it a go,” Cass said. “Our next race is the Christmas Tri on December 13 and that will bring a mixed relay format to Townsville like the Commonwealth Games, so will be a lot of fun and very casual.”

Well done to everyone who took part today!

Go Troppo Tri finish lineRESULTS

Sprint Overall
750m /20km /5km

  1. Cahn BUTLER-CHANNELL (14 to 19): 01:00:28
  2. Robbie BETHUNE (30 to 39): 01:03:17
  3. Justin MACMASTER (20 to 29): 01:04:08


Enticer Overall

  1. David MEAD (40 to 49): 00:38:37
  2. David QUADROY (30 to 39): 00:39:37
  3. Anne CUNLIFFE (20 to 29): 00:42:02


Teams Overall
750m /20km /5km

  1. Giant Townsville: 01:00:09
  2. Mads And Edward: 01:08:22
  3. QFES RHQ: 01:11:07


Juniors Overall

  1. Ethan VIVIERS (13 to 17): 00:40:17
  2. Rhys MEAD (13 to 17): 00:43:27
  3. Bailey WILCE  (13 to 17): 00:45:08


Kids Overall

  1. Joshua NIXON (7 to 10): 00:09:27
  2. Jack GALLAGHER-SMITH (11 to 12): 00:17:23
  3. Cadence COURTNEY (7 to 10): 00:12:57

Kids FULL RESULTS Go Troppo Tri runFor more pictures see our Facebook album below and here.

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Carly Lubicz

Carly Lubicz

Carly Lubicz is combining two of her great loves — writing and getting active. Previously working as a journalist, sub-editor, and editor in newspapers and magazines; she is editor and co-founder of TheGo Townsville. She stays active with the staples of road cycling and yoga, but has recently discovered triathlon. And become addicted (apart from the swimming part). She also has a Cert III in Fitness and is passionate about improving mental health through physical activity.

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