Geraldton Triathlon Club to hold two big days of action on Saturday & Sunday with junior racing set to start

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Simon Teakle put in a strong effort at last weekend’s event.
Camera IconSimon Teakle put in a strong effort at last weekend’s event. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

The Geraldton Triathlon Club has a big weekend of action approaching, with junior competition starting for the season and a senior competition running.

Junior triathlon competition starts on Saturday at Midalia Beach.

“If your child loves to run, swim or ride bikes, you must get them into triathlons,” the club said.

The competition is open for children aged seven to 16 and all swimming levels are allowed as long as the child can touch the bottom.

The club will hold the Gero Crawl open event at St Georges on Sunday.

Simon Teakle is one racer who will be hoping to go one better this week.

He was first out of the water on the long course last Sunday and put in a flying bike leg, but Scott Dennett got all the points with a lightning-fast run. Russell Browne came in third, with only seven minutes separating the three contestants over the punishing distance.

Amy Wakelam won the female long course after one of the fastest swims of the day. Lisa Keefe was second.

Petrina Wakelam and Gerard Grant took out the short course divisions.

Ben Lloyd and Alison McDonald were male and female enticer winners over the shortest distance.

The club is running the Shark Bay Triathlon this year.

The event will be on Saturday, June 4, on the long weekend.

“Last year’s event was very well received, with a calm, protected swim at the Denham foreshore,” the club said.

“This was followed by an awesome scenic bike ride meandering around the shoreline and past Little Lagoon before finishing with a run along the foreshore.”

Champion Bay Surf Lifesaving Club will be holding the RAC Monkey Mia swim on the Sunday of the same weekend.

More information is available on the clubs’ social media.

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