Noosa triathlon is one of the biggest and oldest triathlon event in the world. Have a read of this year’s race report.
What a great weekend was had at Noosa Triathlon! Almost 40 Southbankers had signed up for the iconic Triathlon. It was a special occasion as well for it celebrated its 40th year and given it is the largest Triathlon in Australia with approximately 13000 people signed up ready to race.
Saturday was Fair Day and Registration/Check in. Also the opportunity to stock up on swimming, cycling and running gear at the Fair at great prices which was great to see the multitude of suppliers. There was the Kids triathlon event in the morning followed by We some crit racing in the afternoon.
Sunday was the day of racing and the weather conditions were great as it wasn’t as hot as in previous years.
There was a bit of a run in the swim with a shallow start and swimmers having to the deal with choppy waters and a current back to shore.
The ride was predominantly flat but with Garmin Hill it was always going to test the riders with the ability to get to the top in the fastest time.
The run was flat and fortunately was not as hot as in previous years. It can be lonely out on the course but with the Asics DJ at the 5km pumping out tunes gave that motivation to bring it home. Once on the blue iconic carpet to get to the finish line we were rewarded with a limited edition 40th anniversary medal, a great way to celebrate and to have memories of this race.
Nothing was better than celebrating with our clubbies at the SBTC tent afterwards with a few drinks and sharing racing stories (along with our friends from Caloundra Tri Club) and then heading to Miss Moneypenny’s for some well deserved cocktails and early dinner!
Congrats to everyone who raced and special thanks to our volunteers who organised the tent, eskies, drinks and the 4th Leg!
BOG Award This is joint award that goes out to Thomas and Phil for coordinating clubbies, the tent and eskies – it was greatly appreciated! Until next year!
This race report was written by Isabella Meda.
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