Give it a try-athlon

There were plenty of teams and individuals participating in the race.
There were plenty of teams and individuals participating in the race.

ELEVEN individuals and 11 teams competed in Clermont's inaugural 'Try-athlon' late last month.

The event was promoted as a come and try day to encourage continued physical activity in the community.

Participants were required to swim 300m, cycle 8km and run 2km.

Despite Tieri hosting a triathlon on the same morning, the event drew plenty of keen participants.

"I was very happy with the turnout," said Clermont State High School teacher Carly Bell.

Despite a hot day and a tough hill climb on the bike leg, a lot of fun and impressive performances were seen, Ms Bell said.

Those that may have been considering competing but thought they may not have been fit enough need not have worried.

The swim saw some people reduced to breaststroke and even a few walks in the shallow. The winning team won using a BMX on the cycle leg and the run was "do-able" according to many.

With such a good turnout, Ms Bell said the aim would be to make try-athlons a twice-yearly event.

With future continued support for triathlons in Clermont, competitors may form part of the ever-growing CQ Triathlon Association.



1st: Wilton Jansan 31:58:40 min

2nd: Matt Marshall 32:42:30

3rd: Cameron Brockie 33:00:50

Junior winner

4th: Lachlan Garrels 34:50:10

5th: Liam Chapple 39:13:40

6th: Blake Chapple 45:21:00

Female winner

8th: Laura Kidd 50:41:40


1st: Uber Cougar - Kallum Bailey, Connor Bailey, Clayton Reynolds 29:17:60

2nd: 3 Musketeers - Larissa Bettridge, Silas Kelly, Joel Adams 32:10:90

3rd: Team Awesome - Morgan Roberts, Jacob King, Jack Slattery 32:53:80

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