A record number of entries registered for the 2019 Lancelin Triathlon on Sunday 17 February.
This is the third year the triathlon was held and it was strongly supported by locals and visitors alike, with a short course consisting of a 125m Swim, 6km cycle and 1.5km run as well as the more challenging Long Course consisting of the 325m swim, 14km cycle and 3km run for both teams and individuals.
Gordon Gow, whose Open Team Gingin Heroes, finished in first place, said the cycle leg was windy proving a challenge for many however the conditions overall were ideal.
First across the line in the Long Course in an impressive time of 43:25 was Ryan Baugl, placing him first in the Open division, followed by Toby Curtis and Tom Ridsdill-Smith. The first female to cross the line in the Long Course was Petra Jerejian in a time of 49:39 almost five minutes ahead of the second-placed open female, Claire Hawkins and Samantha Curtis in third.
Darren Powell placed first in the Masters division (47:04), coming second overall in the Long Course behind Ryan Baugl. Second-placed Masters entrant was John McKelvie with Lindsay Broadhurst finishing in third position. The first Masters female to finish was Marie Egan in just over an hour, with Nicola Grey coming second.
Daniel Buis finished in sixth position overall, finishing in first place in the 13-16 age group in a time of 51:03, with Joshua Fletcher in second place in a time of 53:30. The first-placed female in the 13-16 age group was Dianna Broadhurst with an impressive time of 54:11, followed by Kate Seymour in a time of 57:45.
The first open team to cross the Long Course finish line was Gingin Heroes in a time of 56:01, closely contested by Humbervich in 58:55.
The Short Course had a record 62 entrants in both team and individual entrants. Michelle Seymour was the first Open Female competitor to finish in an outstanding time of 28:20. She was followed closely in second place by 16 and under team The Downers (29:31), while Ella Arbel in the 13-16 age group placed third overall with an impressive time of 30:56. Donna Love was the first Masters female to finish in a time of 31:20 and Alistair McLean was close on Donna’s heels in 31:43 finishing first for the Masters Male Short Course.
Team Supreme placed first in the 12 and Under Team, with The Pros in second place, and Lano Girls in third. Angus McLean, for the second year in a row, won the boys 9-12 age category impressively in 33:25, followed by Declan Kabelka and Levi Yewers.