Clarence Valley Independent

Locals take out triathlon

The ladies swim leg. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

Lynne Mowbray |

This year’s Yamba Triathlon on Sunday has seen Clarence Valley triathletes come to the fore, with nine members of the Clarence Valley Triathlon Club ranking in the top 50 placement.

Yamba’s Lindsey Wall took out the event with a time of 01:02:42, over Harry Jones of Port Macquarie Triathlon Club 01:04:28.

Keeping it local, Alison Brown was the first women home in a time of 01:18:14, over Tina Mcevoy from Hat Head Hammerheads 01:18:27.

Organisers of this year’s event, NX Sports Engagement, event manger Kevin Pready said that this year’s event was their first as organisers.

“This year’s triathlon had 350 competitors (including the teams and kids events),” Mr Pready said.

“There were just over 50 competitors in the free 5km fun run lead-up on Saturday morning, which was held along the Yamba foreshore.

“The winner Lindsey Wall had a great race; he went really well in cycle and won by a fair margin of almost two minutes, from Harry Jones of Port Macquarie.

“It was a fantastic welcome to the community and everyone that we came across was quite friendly.
“There was a great atmosphere and great environment for the event as a whole.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to the Clarence Valley Council and our sponsors for supporting the community triathlon,” he said.

Competitors make their way through the streets of Yamba, during the bike leg of this year’s Yamba Triathlon, on Sunday. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

Clarence Valley Triathlon Club’s Alison Brown who was the first female home in this year’s Yamba triathlon on Sunday. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

2018 Yamba Triathlon winner, Lindsey Wall, of Yamba. Image: J A Hunter Photography.

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