Good contest for Ironman

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Athletes limbered up and sweated it out at the weekend as they returned to the triathlon season.

In the third event of the season, the Life and South F45 Triathlon had more than 20 contestants who battled it out.

Hedland Tri-Sport secretary Hannah Castledine said the day was a huge success.

“We had an excellent turn-out of people of all abilities who all enjoyed the event,” she said.

“The day was generously sponsored by Life and South F45 gym, who donated some excellent prizes.”

Star athlete Nathan Groch took time out from his rigorous training for his next Iron-man event, to join the runners, swimmers and riders and encourage them to go head-on and try to get as close to his time as they could.

The children’s category winner was Madeline Curtis with an overall time of 23min.50sec.

Unsurprisingly, the Supersprint winner was Groch and Jayden Veljacich, however Toby Wilson was only 3:07 behind with a time of 37:34.

Aquathon superstar was Ben Proudfoot with a time of 26:17, beating Josh Blair by only 41sec.

The next event will be September 23.

To get involved, contact Hedland Tri-Sport at hedlandtrisports@ or find the on Facebook by searching for Hedland Tri Sports for more information.

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