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Byron Clarkson takes out long course win in race three of Revolutions Championship Series

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Byron Clarkson took the win for the men's long course.
Camera IconByron Clarkson took the win for the men's long course. Credit: Geraldton Triathlon Club

Keen athletes from the Geraldton Triathlon Club hit the track on Sunday for the third race in the Revolutions Championship Series.

The club is back in swing for the new year and the athletes competed in cooler conditions thanks to the breeze last Sunday.

In the men’s long course, which involved a 600m swim, 27km bike ride and a 5km run, it was a tight race race between Byron Clarkson and Gerard Grant which came right down to the end.

However, Clarkson came out with the win with a total time of 1hr. 16min. 50secs., just seconds faster than Grant, while Lee Hutchins finished in third.

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The women’s long course was taken out by Mischa Westlake, who beat out the second place finisher Brooke Kimpton.

The short course, which saw athletes complete a 300m swim, 17km bike ride and 4km run, was taken out by Jordan O’Brien, the only competitor to finish under an hour with a time of 58min. 21secs., while Andrew Blackburn and Paul Luxton came second and third respectively.

The first place finisher in the women’s short course was Petrina Wakelam with her time of 1hr. 3min. 3secs., who was trailed by Deb Carlyon and Trish Sivyer.

Chris Perrault won the men’s enticer course, a 250m swim, 7km bike ride and 2km run, in 33min. 38secs., ahead of second and third place finishers Chris Perrault and Dwayne Cliff.

Melissa Buscomb won the women’s with her time of 36min. 48secs., closely followed by Tennesse Forrester and Louanne Hardy.

The Triathlon Club will have a general bye for the Australia Day long weekend.

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