Acutt ready to take on 27th tri
THE FRASER Coast will be well represented at the Noosa Triathlon this year – up to 40 competitors are taking part in the event tomorrow and Hervey Bay Triathlon Club member Ron Morgan said they couldn’t wait to get started.
All up, more than 6000 people have signed up to take part in either the Noosa Triathlon or events connected to the triathlon. About 2000 of those will take part in the main event.
Urangan State High School teacher Ian Christie has been taking part in the triathlon for 18 years while Nick Downes, from Hervey Bay, was competing in the triathlon for the first time. He has previously taken part in team events.
His wife, Dawn Downes, was competing in the event for the third time.
Ron Acutt will also be taking part in the triathlon tomorrow. There is only one person that has competed at Noosa more times than Acutt, who will be competing for the 27th time tomorrow in the mens 40-45 age group.
“Only one competitor has done the triathlon more times than him,” Morgan said.
“We’re all looking forward to it,” he said, adding that the social side of the event was one of the major drawcards.