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.
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.
“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.
“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!
750m /20km /5km
- Cahn BUTLER-CHANNELL (14 to 19): 01:00:28
- Robbie BETHUNE (30 to 39): 01:03:17
- Justin MACMASTER (20 to 29): 01:04:08
- David MEAD (40 to 49): 00:38:37
- David QUADROY (30 to 39): 00:39:37
- Anne CUNLIFFE (20 to 29): 00:42:02
750m /20km /5km
- Giant Townsville: 01:00:09
- Mads And Edward: 01:08:22
- QFES RHQ: 01:11:07
- Ethan VIVIERS (13 to 17): 00:40:17
- Rhys MEAD (13 to 17): 00:43:27
- Bailey WILCE (13 to 17): 00:45:08
- Joshua NIXON (7 to 10): 00:09:27
- Jack GALLAGHER-SMITH (11 to 12): 00:17:23
- Cadence COURTNEY (7 to 10): 00:12:57