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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Coral Coast Triathlon 2015

Philip has been training hard for this coming week of triathlon events.  Today was the Coral Coast Triathon in Port Douglas.  Philip and his team mate Tracey elected to do the 5150 Triathlon with distances of 1.5km swim, 10km run and 40km cycle.  Philip did the cycle and Tracey was to do the swim and run.  Unfortunately the weather in Port Douglas today was overcast and very windy. So windy in fact that the race director cancelled the swim leg declaring it too dangerous for swimmers and I have to say I agree with him.  The usually calm waters off Four Mile Beach had white capped waves breaking onto the beach, albeit small waves, but something very uncommon in this neck of the woods.  So the triathlon turned into a 1.5 km run, 40km ride and 10km run.
The race got under way at 7.30 am on Four Mile Beach.  With over 700 competitors spread over three different triathlon distances the runners set off in waves.  Both Tracey and Philip had a good race and were pleased with their personal best times.  It is certainly a great warm up race for the lead up to next weeks Ironman 70.3 in Cairns.  

Before the race

First lap of the course for Philip

Tracey crossing the finishing line!

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