Support groups rewarded
PROCEEDS from the Bananacoast Credit Union Woolgoolga triathlon have been allocated to a number of community groups.
A total of $1500 was distributed with $1000 to the Rural Fire Service, each of the brigades receiving $250.
These were Woolgoolga Creek, Country Club, Sandy Beach and Sherwood Creek brigades.
Members of the brigades marshalled intersections to alert the public to bike riders on the roads, monitor the safety of riders and report back to the announcer on the progress of the leaders.
Two other pivotal groups involved were the Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club whose members kept swimmers safe in the ocean and Woolgoolga Athletic Club (members involved with the overall organisation and the run leg) who both received $250 in recognition of their contribution.
The naming rights sponsor, Bananacoast Credit Union made the generosity of the donations possible by its contribution of $800 for the men's and women's major placegetters.
Next year's triathlon may have another beneficiary in the shape of the Make a Wish Foundation as this year's race director, Steel Beveridge is stepping aside to make way for new blood in masseur Craig Bulloch.
Bulloch has impeccable credentials as he combines Hawaaian ironman triathlon experience with his former career as an accountant.