No handicap for Lisa
COFFS HARBOUR Triathlon Club conducted its fourth event of the season with the running of the Northern Rivers Ceramics Race. This attracted a smaller than usual field due to a number of factors including the overcast weather and the fact that many club members were away racing at the Noosa Triathlon or were recovering from the recent Port Macquarie Half Iron man which was run two weeks ago. Andrew Rowlings and Adrian Hawke however, backed up and posted impressive times on the day. Sunday's club race was taken out by Lisa Holly on handicap. She will no doubt have to spend many hours trying to convince her handicapper husband not to be too harsh when handicaps are worked out for the next club event. Lisa was supported on the run by one of her sons who provided the motivation to push all the way to the finish line. Second over the line on Handicap was Darren Shaw who posted an impressive 27.57 run time while third home was Ann Grundy who looked good all race and was able to hold off a fast finishing Trish Moffett in the run. Bob Wright was fourth home on handicap. The day's race was held in overcast conditions which made for a slightly chilly start on the beach but once underway all competitors enjoyed cool conditions perfect for the bike and run legs. New members Michelle Randall and Mathew Ellis faired well on the day and put in good times for their first event. Geoff McCann returned to club racing and posted a very impressive time just missing the 60 minute barrier by six seconds to be the fastest on the day and in doing so recorded both the fasted run and bike splits for the field. The fastest swim split for the day was posted by Eddie Harrod. Members are reminded to support the opening of the velodrome next Saturday and participate in a duathlon which will commence at 11am. The Coffs Harbour Triathlon Club will stage the first of two Novice Races on Sunday, November 20. This is a great opportunity to try a triathlon over a short distance around the scenic Coffs Harbour Jetty course. Budding triathletes will swim 250 metres in the enclosed waters of the Jetty, cycle 12km and run a 3km loop along the foreshores. Registration starts from 6am to 6.30am in the carpark area of the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club with the race commencing at 6.45am and there will be a BBQ provided after the event. To comply with sanctioning regulations anyone competing needs to purchase a $5 day license and complete out a Club membership form. Coffs Harbour Triathlon Club will be providing water safety, drink stations as well as plenty of advice to anyone who needs assistance. For further information you can contact the Race Director of the club, Michael Dougherty 66529 774.