Bathurst Wallabies Triathlon Club is in a strong position, currently sitting second in this year’s Central West Interclub Triathlon Series, with two meetings coming up in January, 2018.
After washing out earlier this month, Cowra’s leg of the series has been moved to January 21, with Bathurst’s leg hosted five days later on January 26.
President James Kelly said the Bathurst club is seeing some strong growth.
“We’ve been pushing the community club aspect, getting more and more people involved and having some ownership of the club,” he said.
“More of the members are embracing the club. It is their club, it is a community and it’s not successful without the support of the community.”
Mudgee currently lead the way in this year’s series and while Bathurst may not be first, Kelly was impressed by the local turnout at the Mudgee leg on November 19.
“More importantly, from our club perspective, we had about 20 athletes over there competing. This is a huge increase from what we’ve done in the past,” he said.
“We’ve put a bit of an emphasis on it this year. We’re very happy with what we’ve seen in the first round and we’re encouraging more and more of our club members to travel.”
Bathurst triathlete Nick North won the Mudgee leg, which was not a surprise.
“Obviously at the pointy end of the field you’ve got Nick North, who won it quite comfortably,” Kelly said.
“We also had some younger competitors James Patterson and Will Kelly go over an score some good points.”