Kingscliff Triathlon Photo: Contributed
Kingscliff Triathlon Photo: Contributed Contributed

All pain, no gain

KINGSCLIFF will be teeming with athletes this weekend for the Kingscliff Triathlon Multi Fun event, but not everyone is happy about it.

Event director Mike Crawley, from QSM Sports, said while November's triathlon attracted well over 1000 competitors and had booked out 10 days before the event, this month's race was like the "smaller cousin", with 800-plus anticipated.

He said motorists should avoid Marine Pde from 6-11am on the weekend.

But criticism of the sporting events is mounting, with claims that some local businesses suffer due to customers being scared away, while the Brisbane-based triathlon organisers cash-in.

Tweed Mayor Gary Bagnall told a public meeting in Kingsliff on Friday that he had observed normally buzzing cafes nearly empty during a triathlon, a view supported by about half the 150 people in attendance.



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