Runners, riders and swimmers, or even those who just want to have some fun, will be able to test their limits in the upcoming Branyan Clinic Sprint Triathlon.
The annual event has been held for more than 10 years by the Bargara Triathlon Club and organiser Colin Stollery said it was an activity the whole family could get involved in.
“As part of this event we have a race for those new or first timers to the sport called ‘Give-it-a-Tri',” he said.
“I always think we should get started with what we have, including equipment and skills.
“Start with a mountain bike, as I did, or jog the run if that’s where your running is at, but the most important thing is to start.”
As a long-time participant himself, Colin said triathlons made for enjoyable exercise surrounded by fun, caring and supportive people.
“As a committed triathlete I enjoy the mix of sport,” he said.
“It is my belief that the variety of sport is better for body, particularly the joints such as knees and hips, which take a lot of impact from running.
“Swimming is great for improving cardio and cycling can be social.”
Colin said while the Branyan Clinic Sprint Triathlon event attracted a range of participants across all ages and abilities, everyone shared one common goal.
“Crossing the finishing line is always worth celebrating, whether you’re able to sprint to the finish or stumble over that line, there’s always encouragement and support for competitors at our Bargara Tri Club events,” he said.
The triathlon will begin this Sunday, 7 November with check in and bike setup starting from 6 am at the north end of Archie’s Beach.
The event will finish with presentations across all categories by 10 am.
A variety of race categories will be included on the day and feature:
- Hatchlings (under 7s): 50m wade/1km/150m
- Turtle (7-12years): 100m/3km/500m;
- Give It A Tri (13years and over): 375m/10km/2.5km
- Sprint (14years and over): 750m/20km/5km
Registrations for the Branyan Clinic Sprint Triathlon are now open and can be made here.
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