Shane Bailey on track at the Duathlon.
Shane Bailey on track at the Duathlon.

Sprint to finish

THE crisp winter chills did little to deter runners and riders, such as Shane Bailey from the Central Highlands Triathlon Club’s first Duathlon held in Emerald recently.

Bailey’s time of 1.04 hours however was no match for Joseph Cook’s blistering 53 minutes in the 7km run and 14km ride circuit, around the northern end of Opal St.

In the women’s event, Heidi Shoecraft was edged out of first place by less than a minute. Helen Scott in a sprint finish to the line, took title honours in 56.37 minutes to Shoecraft’s 57.09.

The duathlon event, which was run over two distances in a run-bike-run format, comes on the back of a successful Emerald triathlon held earlier this year. Central Highlands committee members are preparing to formally establish the club’s presence in the region during a meeting on July 28.


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