THE inaugural Bay Break was a huge success for all involved on Saturday, with some of the best athletes in the region, and beyond, taking part in the new sporting event.

Hervey Bay's Tayte Dixon was first across the line in the men's 16-and-over 10km run while Kirra Seidel was first over the line in the women's event.

Proving the range of his ability, Dixon was also first in the 3km swimming event later in the day.

Chloe Baldwin was the first woman across the finishing line in the women's 3km swim event.

People of all ages and abilities took part in the Bay Break on the weekend.

Competitors were able to take part in the running events - the 10km competition, a 5km run and 2km run.

Brian Phillips from Bribie Island was believed to be the oldest competitor in the event at 75.

He took part in the 5km walk on the beach on Saturday morning, while his wife Narelle took part in the 3km swim.

Participants were also able to choose between a 5km beach walk and a 2.5km walk.

There was also 1km and 3km swimming events, giving participants a wide range of choices to suit their abilities.

Organiser David Dwyer described the day as a great success.

He said he hoped next year's outing would be a bigger and even better event, building on the great success of this year's Bay Break which attracted about 400 participants.






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