Family have day out

Shannon BeattieNorth West Telegraph
Jessica Bourke, Ella Airton, and Zoe Mitchell took part in the junior division of the triathlon.
Camera IconJessica Bourke, Ella Airton, and Zoe Mitchell took part in the junior division of the triathlon. Credit: Capture This Photography

The Newman Triathlon presented by Act-Belong-Commit took place on Sunday, May 20, and there was a sea of smiling faces despite the cold weather.

Individuals and teams competed across three divisions.

The long course was open to those aged 14 and above and involved a 600m swim, 21.6km bike ride and 4.8km run.

The short course was for ages 10 and above and comprised a 200m swim, 8.1km bike ride and 1.6km run. There was also a junior course for seven to 10-year-olds.

Shire of East Pilbara president Lynne Craigie said the people of Newman had a strong commitment to sport and fitness, with the event being another example.

“The triathlon provides a platform to publicly display fitness and physical prowess, but more importantly it’s an opportunity for the entire community to come together and celebrate physical health and wellbeing,” she said.

The winners of the long course were Brandon Smith and Denise Boreham in the male and female divisions respectively.

It was a family affair for Boreham, with her son Luke Bourke winning the male short course and her daughter Jessica Bourke winning the junior girls’ competition.

Stella Wade won the female short course and Luke Keogh took first place in the junior boys.

“Well done to the winners and all the participants,” Cr Craigie said.

“The day highlighted that it’s fun to be fit and active and this helps a community to thrive.”

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