22 Nov, 2017 / 0
The Hervey Bay Triathlon Club’s Hog’s Hervey Bay 100 weekend of racing is a long course mecca for triathletes. Perfectly timed as a pre-Busselton hitout, or as a stand alone event before the Christmas madness interrupts training, the Hog’s Hervey Bay 100 keeps athletes coming back year after year.
This year’s event introduced the Barge to Beach swim. Attracting over 100 athletes to the inaugural event, participants swam 2km back to shore from a barge, shadowed by a water safety team.
Saturday’s events included the School Sport Regional qualifier to select the Wide Bay team heading to the Queensland School Sport State Championships in February 2018. The senior & intermediate event was won by Bargara Triathlon Club’s Ellen Thomas and Charles Liebenberg.
Perfect weather greeted Sunday’s Hogs Hervey Bay 100 athletes- making the 2km swim, 80 km ride and 18k run, centred along the Hervey Bay foreshore much more comfortable than previous years. The water temperature even allowed for an optional wetsuit swim.
The Open race was won by Callum Millward (3:30:28) and Meredith Hill (4:00:00). Local Hervey Bay club member, Steven Schofield, was the first male Age Group TQ member across the line & Vision Triathlon Club’s Isobel Chisholm the first female Age Group athlete across the line.
Check out the coverage from WIN News here