Gustav Coeyser takes junior boys short course at Rockingham Triathlon Club race three

Gustav Coeyser takes junior boys short course at Rockingham Triathlon Club race three

THE Rockingham Triathlon Club held its first triathlon for 2017 last Sunday with race three of the series sponsored by KD Cycles.

Gustav Coeyser finished ahead of Sean Weeks, with James Unwin third, in the junior boys short course.

In the girls division, Zoe Thompson was first ahead of Madison Ware, who was competing in her very first triathlon, followed by Ruby Woodroffe.

Lachlan Frear and Seth Hall had a tough battle in the medium distance Trystars Tri, with Frear finishing first.

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In the girls race, Claudia and Abigail Scarborough, along with Vanessa Baker and Tayissa Weeks, had a great tussle, with the girls finishing in that order.

In the men’s seniors race, several of the local big guns came out to play and what a spectacle they provided.

Leading the way out from the white wash of swimmers was Wade Adam, with Brett Johnson and Kevin Mckewan in hot pursuit, then a rush of competitors, including Dale Zabiela, Greg Manning, Matt Ware and Ben Trewben.

Adam was first on the bike leg, followed by Mckewan and Johnson.

Johnson edged ahead of Adam on the final bike lap as the pair entered the transition zone for the 3km run leg.

The pair extended their gap from the rest of the field, with Adam taking the win ahead of Johnson, with Mckewan third.

It was yet another great contest in the women’s division, with RTC club president Gloria Stewart in the mix with Bree Trewin and a determined Mikaela Byrnes.

With the finish line in sight, it was Bynes putting down the winning run to cross ahead of Trewin, with Tracey Schmidt followed by Stewart.