WARRNAMBOOL Tri Club is hoping to expand its Blue Hole Mini Triathlon event after a successful race on Saturday morning.
Twenty-one racers entered the 150 swim, seven-kilometre bike ride and two-kilometre run event around Blue Hole.
“A series of mini triathlons is something we are considering,” club secretary and the day’s race director Ian Barnes said. “It’s something that new people to the sport can get a lot out of and we plan on running more mini ones in the next year.”
Barnes said the field was a mix of experienced triathletes and fresh faces, who were building confidence at the quickfire event.
Luke Taylor, 38, was first across the line in the men’s race in 26 minutes and 36 seconds, while not far behind in second was Jade Frankel (26.55).
Thirteen-year-old Riley Ontronen stormed to third overall and first in the juniors in 27 minutes and 20 seconds, while defending World Duathlon champion Jenny Dowie, 59, was the first female in 27 minutes and 43 seconds.