Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Dalby Triathlon 4th March. HOT HOT HOT

: All children involved received a finisher’s medal, lots of smiling faces at the end of their hard slog. Well done to all the kids who participated.

The Illustrious Business House Challenge is always a hard fought tussle and this year it was taken out by LRK Walkers Team of Daniel MacPherson, Paul Blinco & Geoff Morgan with The Baker Boys 2nd.

The Open mens division was taken out by Cameron Watt. Our local Triathlon hero Sam Beck finished an extremely tidy 5th overall to be the first Dalby boy home.
With some boys training for months and some other for mere weeks we were expecting all sorts of results but these boys were awesome with a display of pure natural athleticism, they showed everyone what they are made of. Simon Doyle took out his age group as well, top stuff. Other Dalby boys who completed the hot course were Eddie Moss, Haydn Stjernqvist and Jonathon Hawkes.

The Dalby girls also proved they were not to be out done by their male counterparts with Bron, Rachele and Clare braving the tough slog. The overall winner was Amanda Richards. Bron showed her experience and natural talent by coming home in an awesome 6th place overall and taking out her 35 – 39 age group. Good Work Bronnie!! Newbies Clare and Rach showed their team spirit by getting each other through the tough event. Clare finished 3rd in her 20 – 24 year age group and Rachele 3rd in her 30 – 34 age group. These girls will be back next year to kick some serious butt and improve on their 2007 mark.

The teams event is always one of pure entertainment and this year was no different. The mens winners were off to a blistering pace, young Jerome Studdy one of the first out of the pool – this kid is FAST! This made the job all the more easier for the super time trialist Luke Rowney and speed demon Dangerous Dave – these boys were unstoppable.
Good to see another local team come in second with “Summer Bo Tangles” Todd Summerville , Nolesy and Beau McEwan – great run Beau (he is only 13)!!

Our ladies were also super fast with some super fast times for the teams event.
1st home were the Dalby Diva’s Kate Paynter, Andrea Gormley and Kate Cobb
and not far behind were Ruth Johnston, Maryanne Gibbons and Angela Doyle (awesome Ang, did the 5km run in 19 mins) That’s fast.

Our new locals Tom Roger and his girlfriend Michelle certainly know how to fit in with a sublime 2 person effort taking out the mixed teams event, Michelle lead with an excellent swim and Tom powered home in the ride and run. 2nd place was taken out by the Dalby Dazzlers. Lead by Jacqui MacMaw, David Stephenson and brought home in a blistering finish by Bec Stephenson. (girlfriend of SPEEDO KING ANTHONY WALKER).

The school teams were well presented this year with Kingaroy High taking the honours and our local super stars in the making taking 2nd place. Lucy Walton (age 12) had an excellent swim (just pipping her Mum too), with 9 year old Cormack Ebbage slogging it out in the heat on his speed machine and young Tom Morrissey (also 12) flying home in the run. Well done guys.

Congratulations to all who participated and organised and helped out on the day.


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