Athletes push hard for glory
Athletes of all ages gathered in Newman on Sunday, May 19 to run, swim and cycle their way through the Newman Triathlon.
The triathlon had three courses; a long course for men, women, and teams over 14, a short course designed for ages 10 and over, and a junior course for seven to 10-year-olds.
The long course involved a 600m swim, 21.6km bike ride followed by a 4.8km run, the short course featured a 200m swim, 8.1km bike ride, and a 1.6km run, while the junior course consisted of a 100m swim, a 3.2km bike ride and a 1.1km run.
The men’s long course was won by Kevin May with a time of 1:09:41, more than three minutes clear of second-placed Brandon Smith with 1:12:44, while Andrew Grimshaw came in third with a time of 1:14:42.
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Carly Williams won the women’s long course with 1:28:06, 43sec. clear of Louise Boshoff in second, with Danielle Van Den Bok in third.
The teams long course involved teams of three members, with each member competing in one leg of the triathlon, and was won by AC Dewatering with a time of 1:13:22, followed by K-Town Corkers with 1:36:51 and BMW came third a further three minutes behind.
Blair Townsend won the over-16 short course with a time of 35:35, Danielle Du Plessis was the winner of the female over-16 short course with 39:27, and the team over-16 winners were RMS, who finished with a time of 34:28. In the under-16 short course, Riley Monks came first with 33:37, the female winner was Keisha Murtagh with a time of 48:14 and the first-placed team was 5/6s 37:34.
The junior event was won by Xavier Marr with 21:13, Savannah Nicholsen won the female course with 21:27, and the team winner was the A-Team with 16:39
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