Athletes from across Western Australia recently took part in a thrilling day of swimming, cycling, and running.
Around 300 competitors headed to Koombana Bay for the 2019 LGM Industries Bunbury City Classic Triathlon on Sunday, February 17.
During the event, participants raced through the CBD and along the coast.
The Standard Distance entrants each completed a 1500-metre swim, a 40-kilometre ride, and a 10km run before crossing the finish line.
Fremantle Triathlon Club member Oli Stenning finished in 01:52:58.02, ahead of second-placed Paul Mackay (02:01:22.60).
“It feels really good to win. It feels great to be back racing, after a little time off,” Stenning said.
“I would like to thank Bunbury for putting on a great event.”
Jason Rhine finished first in the 30-34 category and placed third overall.
In the women’s Open division, Norwegian triathlete/Fremantle Triathlon Club star Solveig Natvig Løvseth finished in 02:09:09.68.
“It was really good. I had an okay swim, and I tried to catch up to the other girls while I was on the bike,” Løvseth said.
“I tried to get a decent speed in the 10km run, and it all turned out really well.”
Exceed Triathlon Club’s Liv Smith (02:11:20.82) finished second, while North Coast Triathlon Club member Aleisha Wesley (02:13:15.95) placed third.
The Duathlon competition (5km run, 20km ride, and 2km run) saw Chris Kiley secure the men’s title in 01:10:09.18.
Female participant Sarah Kelly crossed in 01:27:43.13.
In the Enticer (250m swim, 10km ride, 2km run) competition, Daniel Kempson (00:30:18.15) and Francesca Cox (00:41:09.47) finished first in the men’s and women’s divisions respectively.
Bunbury Triathlon Club secretary, and Standard Distance participant, Helen Morgan said the participants and clubs all enjoyed the course.
“We got great feedback about the event, and the event itself looked really professional,” she said.
“I think Bunbury is a fantastic location for events such as the Bunbury City Classic Triathlon. It can grow every year and become even better in the coming years.
“I hope we get an even bigger crowd next year.”
Triathlon Western Australia vice president thanked the Bunbury Triathlon Club, the City of Bunbury, and all of the sponsors involved.
WA’s triathletes are now preparing for the 2019 SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon, from May 3 to 5.
Visit bunburytriclub.com/events/bunbury-classics/ for all of the results.