The event started with the swim, which from the beginning was a desperate battle for survival with close to a 100 competitors jostling for position. Kale Puata came out first from Eddies in 12th position whilst Taj Werner came out not long after. The ride saw Callum Kinnaird and Sunny McRae battling it out. It was a very competitive field with some competitors racing on bikes worth over $18 000. Callum still managed to get one of the fastest times, which is testament to the training he puts in at the velodrome each week. Sunny was also able to overtake several competitors in his 15 km sprint. Keenan White and Tom Lawton were next in the run leg which saw Keenan do his personal best time for 3 km and Tom finishing strong only seconds behind Keenan’s time. As an indication of how hard they were pushing themselves, Keenan said after the event that his heart rate got up to 217 beats per minute!
The boys finished 12th and 17th overall and 6th and 10th respectively in the CCC division. It was an amazing day out thanks to the behaviour and attitude of the students. Each student represented the College with pride both on and off the track. As the boys were getting off the bus, they were already planning for next year.