Sport

Triathlon so popular it may have reached capacity

Matt Plain has a bit of fun during the Olympic Individuals Men event of the Kingscliff Triathlon.
Matt Plain has a bit of fun during the Olympic Individuals Men event of the Kingscliff Triathlon. Veloshotz

THE Kingscliff Triathlon has grown so popular organisers are wondering if they have reached event capacity.

Over 1400 competitors and at least 3000 spectators rolled into town on Saturday and Sunday for the event, which continues to grow year after year.

"We think we have reached capacity this time," Event manager Sebastien Krantz said.

"It was the biggest ever with 1400 competitors, which was a 40% increase on last year.

"And then we had 3-4000 spectators. It was absolutely huge."

Ben Cook walked away the men's winner on the weekend, with Krantz describing his swim leg in particular as "very impressive".

Cook scored a time of 1.47.55, with a swim of 17.54, a cycle of 57.46 and a run of 32.13.

Following closely behind were Samuel Batten and Kieran Roche, in second and third place respectively.

Maddison Allen was the women's winner, with a time of 2.04.29.

Her swim timed in at 17.39, her cycle at 1.07.32 and her run at 39.17.

Krantz said he expected the event would continue its forward momentum, but was concerned the event could outgrow the coastal town of Kingscliff.

However, he agreed it was a good problem to have, with organisers searching for solutions on how to keep the popular event in the Tweed for years to come.

Topics:  kingscliff triathlon multisport



True warrior fights illness with courage

Murwillumbah boy Aiden Clarke, 5, with his mum Kayler (left), former Home and Away Star Justin Melvey and The DANII Foundation CEO Donna Meads-Barlow, takes home Australia's Little Courage Award from the country's leading support group for T1 diabetics.

Five-year-old boy with type one diabetes brings home courage award

Commercial fishers get extension, but it makes no difference

Ballina trawler harbour.

Deadline extended for NSW fishers buying back into the industry

Sex attacker slapped with strict supervision upon release

Violent sex offender's life after jail no walk in the park

Local Partners

Katie Holmes' empowering directorial debut

Katie Holmes

KATIE Holmes as made her directorial debut

Jennifer Lawrence gives keys to new partner

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar winner settling down with new partner

Rogue One star proud to lead new Star Wars film

Felicity Jones leads the new Star Wars film

Star Wars lead proud to be in front in sci-fi

What's on the small screen this week

Ernie Dingo stars in the TV series Going Places with Ernie Dingo.

ERNIE Dingo stars in a new travel series and Seven airs the AACTAs.

Mandy Moore feels like she's 60

Mandy Moore sees herself as a 60-year-old rather than a 32-year-old

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

Multi-level waterfront living in Bilambil Heights

121 Peninsula Dr, Bilambil Heights

Check out this week's feature property.

Retreat along the Rous River

701 Dulguigan Road, North Tumbulgum

Check out this week's feature property.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!