A Far North Coast athletes compete in the final round of the Fastest Man On Sand competition at Coolangatta.
A Far North Coast athletes compete in the final round of the Fastest Man On Sand competition at Coolangatta. Contributed

Far North Coast in golden run

FAR North Coast Branch athletes' impressive string of results in the recent Fastest Man on Sand series may result in the competition running even further in 2017.

FNC beachies imposed themselves so strongly upon the competition's three legs at Kurrawa, Mooloolaba and Coolangatta, the competition may add a fourth leg south of the border next year.

FNC Branch team manager Belinda Pye said while FNC athletes from Cabarita, Cudgen, Salt, Ballina and Byron Bay SLSCs represented their individual clubs at the competition, more than 30 juniors from the region attended the third and final leg at Coolangatta, which didn't go unnoticed.

"Queensland is now looking at a fourth leg to be held in New South Wales because of our support and the success we've had,” Pye said.

"That's a credit to the FNC athletes.

"Lots of people are talking about it and lots of our athletes are excited about the opportunity.”

At Coolangatta, the region's clubs secured multiple top three results against powerhouse clubs including Currumbin, Kurrawa and Northcliffe.

Cudgen's Sienna Lee (under-12s) placed third in Sprints, Cabarita's Stirling Crawford (under-13s) finished second in Flags while Ballina's Jack Breen finished second in Sprints.

Under-14s athlete Reef Sommerville from Cabarita reached the podium twice, finishing third in Sprints and Flags, while in under-17s, Cabarita speed queen Claudia Crawford finished third in Flags and Byron Bay star Brad Hunt claimed two silvers in Sprints and Flags.

Results lifesaving.com.au /sport/carnival-results/.



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