KOBE Henderson isn’t the most seasoned triathlete – nor is best friend Logan Cuthell.
But strong form – and a barrage of triathlon events over the last year – have the pair confident of making waves in the Warrnambool Tri Club’s Blue Hole Pairs Triathlon on Sunday.
While teamwork looms as vital, the Timboon P-12 students have no concerns.
“I think we’ll be good. We played tennis together for summer sports at school and we won every game,” Henderson laughed.
“That was sort of a good start for our teamwork.
“(Our goal) is to win. I’m not sure if we will, but it’s what we’ll aim to do. We want to give it a bit of a shake.”
The pair agreed experienced athlete Adam Cashmore posed the biggest threat to their chances.
Henderson finished third behind Cashmore at the Warrnambool Tri Club’s last event, while Cuthell edged even closer in second.
They admitted the swim wouldn’t be their strongest leg, but were itching to tackle the ride and run.
“We’ll have to see how it plays out on the day. I’m not sure what will be in our favour at the moment,” Henderson said.
“We’re just trying to get out to as many as we can at the moment. We were over in Portland competing the other week.”
The duo urged teenagers to consider the sport to address the club’s age gap.
“We’d like to see more people out there, because there hasn’t been many at all. We want to see more getting into the sport,” Henderson said.