RACING AHEAD: Alister Scotford presents the new bike to Emma Sutton (centre) as sponsor Sarah Dale looks on. Sinclair Black
RACING AHEAD: Alister Scotford presents the new bike to Emma Sutton (centre) as sponsor Sarah Dale looks on. Sinclair Black

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COFFS triathlete Emma Sutton is winner of the bcu Coffs Tri early bird prize, taking home a brand new Felt F5 carbon-fibre road bike supplied by Ventoux Cycles for Village Sports.

Emma was one of the first to enter the event and when she received the phone call was absolutely thrilled, saying she had never won anything like this in her life.

A member of Coffs Tri Club, Emma is a regular competitor in fortnightly racing after taking up the sport five years ago.

"I love it as it's a very social sport and I love the feeling you get at the end of a race," she said.

"Now I'm looking forward to training and racing on the new bike."

With a busy family and work schedule, she fits in training when she can.

Her husband, Mark, is a champion surf ski paddler and coach so they usually take turns to train early in the mornings.

"Our little boy, Birnny, is super excited about taking part in the bcu Kids Tri again.

"He did his first triathlon earlier this year and loved the big, shiny medal he received as he crossed the line.

"Birnny thought it was so much fun getting high-fives from the crowd as he ran down the finish chute."

Ventoux Cycles owner Alister Scotford said more bikes would be won at the event.

The bcu Coffs Tri is on March 7-8 with events for children aged five and up, an enticer triathlon and the Olympic distance race, which is open to individuals and teams.

Entries are now open on the bcu Coffs Tri page at villagesports.com.au.



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