Rockingham triathlete finishes second in age group at Armadale Duathlon


Rockingham Triathlon Club members Wade Adam, Shayne Dimmer, Dale Zabiela, Gloria Stewart, Steve Ware and Sandra Adam.
Rockingham Triathlon Club members Wade Adam, Shayne Dimmer, Dale Zabiela, Gloria Stewart, Steve Ware and Sandra Adam.

ROCKINGHAM triathlete Wade Adam came second in the 25-29 age group and 23rd from a field of 304 competitors at the Armadale Duathlon State and National Titles Championship held in gale-force conditions last weekend.

Adam was among five club members to record podium finishes for their age groups competing in the event comprising a 5km run, 20km bike ride and 2.5km run.

He started brilliantly, going stride for stride with the front-runners on the first of two run legs posting an outstanding overall time of 1:03.46.

Dale Zabiela came in fast and furious in 1:03.57 to finish 25th overall and third behind Adam in the 25-29 category.

One second behind was Steve Ware, in the 60-64 age category, plucking out a super 5km run time of 18.04 minutes, finishing in 1:03.58.

Shayne Dimmer (30-34) was also impressive, finishing in 1:04.32 and second for his age group.

In the female 25-29 age group, Alexandra McDougal did not hold back, stopping the clock in 1:11.37 to stand on the podium in second place.

Club president Gloria Stewart was third in her category after a very determined effort on the bike, finishing in 1:22.50.

Other members to challenge themselves at the Champion Lakes course were Sandra Adam who produced a personal best time to finish eighth in her age group, Anne Louise Sargison (50-54) fifth, Rod Russell (55-59) sixth, Chris Gibbons (50-54) seventh and David Forbes (40-44) 25th.

Tim Watson’s early season form saw him finish ninth in a very competitive 35-39 age group.

Associate member Darryl Harris competed in the 55-59 age group, finishing with a time of 1:09.34.

The event run by Triathlon WA was a qualifying race for the World Duathlon Championships in 2017 to be held in Penticion, Canada.

The next event for the Rockingham Triathlon Club is the Charity Cup fun run for members and non members with distances of 5km, 10km and 21km along the Rockingham foreshore on October 16.

The Rockingham Triathlon Club kicks of the Tri-season with its first race on Sunday, November 20.