Strong crowd of 45 competitors at Geraldton Triathlon Club event ahead of double-up race this weekend

Scott DennettGeraldton Guardian
Gerard Grant celebrates.
Camera IconGerard Grant celebrates. Credit: Supplied

Geraldton Triathlon Club had a great turnout on Sunday, with 45 competitors lining up.

The sea breeze was in early but seemed to drop slightly just before the start of the race.

It made for a choppy swim but there were some stand-out performances, particularly from Troy Gildersleeve, who had a massive lead out of the water in the long course.

Byron Clarkson and Chloe Spence made the most of the conditions and came first in the enticer event, the shortest of the three distances on offer.

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Family has been a theme so far this season and that continued in the latest round.

There was lots of competition in the enticer race, with parents and their children lining up.

On the short course, the medium-length event, the female category was won by Amy Wakelam who led from start to finish in her first effort at this slightly longer distance.

The men’s short course was hotly contested, with Gerard Grant winning, closely followed by Paul Burkinshaw and Rodney Eva.

In the long course, Lester Smith came in first with a very consistent effort in all three disciplines.

Next week is the club’s first Geraldton Bikes Double Up series race.

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