Triathletes to Eaglehawk circuit

November 4, 2022 BY

On track: Sophie Hawken racing in Flora Hill. Photo: GREG HILSON

ROUND three of Bendigo Triathlon Club’s spring-summer season will be raced this Sunday, 6 November on the Eaglehawk circuit.

Action begins in the pool at the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre, before athletes hit the roads and streets in the borough.

The long course is a 400-metre swim, 15-kilometre cycle and four-kilometre run, while the short course legs will be a 200-metre swim, seven-and-a-half-kilometre cycle and two-kilometre run.

“Front up, record a new time and then smash it,” said BTC president Gavin Hicks.

After the season opening duathlon in September was washed out, triathletes swam, cycled, and ran on Sunday, 2 October in Eaglehawk.

Honours in the long course went to Adam Fleming in 47 minutes, 31 seconds, followed by Jarrod Bateston and Markcus Brown.

In May, Brown won the Noosa Ultraman Triathlon title and was joint winner in Bendigo’s Sports Star of the Year award, with swimming champion Jenna Strauch.

Winner of the women’s short race was Naomi Hunter in one hour, one minute, and 53 seconds from long-time competitor Alison Cartner, and Melissa Wilkie.

In the men’s short course, Greg Croft charged to victory in 35 minutes, 46 seconds from Peter Walsh and Joel Crump, and in the women’s, Abbey Cartner won in 31 minutes, 30 second from Australian representative Sophie Hawken.

The club will reset handicap timing for an athlete’s first race of the 2022-23 season. Entry fees are $20 and $15 for the long and short courses, respectively.

It’s $5 to compete in the kids’ Maxi Mini for those seven and above, while under-sevens will contest the Mini event. Register and find more information at trybooking.com/CDEPJ.