The event format included the following race distances:
|Age Group||1st Leg||2nd Leg||3rd Leg|
|Juniors 12, 13, 14 years||400 m Swim||10 km Cycle||3 km Run|
|Intermediates 15, 16 years||600 m Swim||15 km Cycle||4 km Run|
|Seniors 17, 18, 19 years||750 m Swim||20 km Cycle||5 km Run|
|Relay – Juniors||400 m Swim||10 km Cycle||3 km Run|
|Relay – Intermediates/Seniors||600 m Swim||15 km Cycle||4 km Run|
Day 1 saw Logan Pugsley (Year 10 – Intermediate) and Kobe Salter (Year 7 – Junior) compete in the individual event. Both boys did a tremendous job in very competitive divisions and very hot temperatures, with Logan placing 143rd (out of 230 starters) and Kobe 114th (out of 257 starters).
Day 2 and the Teams Event was attended by 1050 teams and the standard was impressive. St Edward’s College entered 10 teams from Year 7, 9 and 10. Unfortunately the Year 8 teams could not attend due to a clash with the Year 8 Camp.
The boys represented the College with pride, each team collaborated effectively, demonstrating an inclusive and supportive attitude. The intermediate team consisting of Lincoln Hey (cyclist), Tom Herbert (runner) and Jacob Curcio (swimmer) achieved the impressive result of second place overall in NSW All Schools and first place in NSWCCC with a time of 00:37:15. The boys performed well, and despite Lincoln’s impressive lead in the cycling Newington College were able to take out first place with a time of 00:36:04.
Overall a great day and a great introduction to triathlon for many teams including our three Year 7 teams. Thank you to Mr Ristuccia for the time and energy that he commits in his support of everything athletic.