Coast outriggers sprint to silver
OUTRIGGERS: The Fraser Coast definitely impressed at Kawana Lakes Sprint Championships last weekend.
Several Hervey Bay competitors from the Honus Bundaberg-Wide Bay Outriggers Club did themselves proud.
The master women’s team did themselves proud, competing in their first race since racing at the Cook Islands.
The team won a silver medal in the 500m sprint and another silver in the 1000m sprint.
Finishing second in the 500m sprint, in what was a tightly contested result, was disappointing for the team.
“It was so close,” Sonia Edwards said, “the Brisbane women beat us by .8 of a second in the 500m sprint.
“We really went into this competition with minimum training because we have been so busy getting our club up and running.
“Our results are a great indication that our team is well and truly on the right track and we will be looking for similar results this season.”
There won’t be rest any time soon for the members of the Honus.
The club will start training this week in preparation for the marathon series, which kicks off at the end of the month.
The first race will be held here in Hervey Bay on February 27.