Big Day Out at Gosling this morning

Caption: Our junior racers await swim marshalls before they enter the water for their start

In gloriously mild summer weather, Gosling Creek hosted its first full triathlon morning with five events. Ed Langdon from Newcastle popped into Orange on his way to Dubbo and won the Sprint event.

Other new racers we welcomed this morn included John Lynch, Craig Smith, Brendan Rouse, John Redenback, Phil Wilkin, Alison Broughton, students from Nashdale Primary School, Alice and Sam Commins, and other juniors who stepped up to longer distances for the first time.

Great BBQ, cold drinks and super doopers at the end.

Note one of the advantages of the move to Gosling has been the bike leg for races for our under 16 juniors, and newer adult triathletes, are on a safe, tarred internal bike loop with no cars.

A big thank to Mark Hodges and his bush nippers team (backed up from their own big day at Dee Why yesterday) along with Brad Simmons, St John’s Ambulance, and all our wonderful volunteers in set up, race direction, and pack up. Greg Thornton on BBQ, Matt Dean as internal bike course marshall, Brian Sharp, Jared Sullivan, and Dave Searle who were everywhere. Plenty more volunteers I have missed and thank you.¬†Watch out for Prime News this week for their coverage of our morning.

On behalf of the committee, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and look forward to seeing those in Orange at our next event – the 2nd of our open water swim series – on Wed 10 Jan. You might also see the counter on our website for 24 March club champs. We are 103 days away, so perhaps the 02 Jan is a good time to consider the start of preps?

Dave Hunter


Here are the results: Club Race Results 10 Dec 2017 ALL


Caption: Newcastle Ed interviewed by Prime News after the Sprint event