THE Bathurst Wallabies Triathlon Club snared one of the major honours at the inaugural Forbes Triathlon last year and come this Sunday, they will hunt for more glory.
The Wallabies have enjoyed a great start to the new season with good participation rates at its club events, but the Bathurst triathletes are also looking to extend their form to regional events such as the Forbes Triathlon.
Richard Blackie, president of the Bathurst Wallabies, said members of the club are keen to support the event.
“I believe we have got a dozen people going up to Forbes, including last year’s men’s winner Nick North,” Blackie said.
“The course is quite good. It’s a flat course and also features an open water swim.
“With this event, Forbes are actually trying to grow their club and potentially enter the Central West Inter Club Triathlon Series. We in Bathurst will be heading up to support the [Forbes] CROCS Club and to support the triathlon sport in the Central West area.”
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As Blackie indicated, 12 months ago it was North who took the honours inaugural Half Ironman (1.9 kilometre swim, 90km cycle and a 21km run) at Forbes.
North has been in hot form this season, having won both long course events staged by the Wallabies and the opening two rounds of Central Western Inter Club Triathlon Series.
Other options at the event include the Crocs Challange (750 metre swim, a 30km cycle and a 7km run), a Super Sprint (250m swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run) and the MiniCrocs course, designed to give children a taste.