Pottsville prepares to sweat it out
THE perspiration will be flowing in Pottsville on Saturday when competitors in the second annual Tweed Coast Enduro sweat it out over 113 kilometres.
The long distance triathlon for competitive racers, teams and social athletes, features a main event consisting of a 1.9km swim, a 90km cycle and a half marathon in the ultimate test for endurance athletes.
Race director Mike Crawley said the enduro had proven a hit for visiting athletes as well as locals, with over 30 Tweed residents registered to test their mettle.
"The low cost of entry and the fast, flat course design in Pottsville makes for an appealing race for many athletes, both within the region and abroad," Crawley said.
He said a unique aspect which appealed to athletes, was the downhill swim through Moobal Creek which was timed to coincide with the outgoing tide.
The event has a 50-person volunteer team and is supported by local community groups. Visit www.tweedenduro.com.au