Win proves Steven is back home
HERVEY Bay’s Steven Schofield showed no signs of jetlag at Pialba’s Seafront Oval on Sunday.
Just a week after arriving home from Hawaii, where he had contested the World Ironman Championships, Schofield raced into action and won the second triathlon of the new season in the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club series.
Schofield, who finished 91st in his age group in Hawaii out of a field of 260 and 440th overall out of 1900 competitors, completed the 1km swim, 30km bike ride and 8km run in 1hr 30min 56secs.
Former Australian triathlon representative Matt Braban, the winner of the first triathlon in the series, finished second, while youngster Declan Wharton finished third.
The win was a perfect way for Schofield to prepare for a huge race this weekend, when he and some other members of the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club will contest the prestigious Noosa Triathlon.
While Schofield was powering his way to victory in the men’s division, a former member of the club made an impressive winning return in the women’s division during a flying visit home.
Rebecca Preston, who now lives on the Sunshine Coast, won the race by more than 12 minutes.
She crossed the finishing line in a time of 1hr 41min 15secs.
Hervey Bay’s Amie Munson finished second, while Natasha Schofield finished third.
Ron Morgan and his wife Mandy won the open mixed teams’ race, while Michelle Rochfort and Amanda Delaforce were victorious in the open women’s teams’ race.
Neale Glanfield and Abby Black were the winners in the intermediate divisions.
The event included a 500m swim, 20km ride and 4km run.
Isabel Richter, Chris Price and Daniel Willis won the mixed team’s race, while Tayte Dixon, Mitchell Sutton and Matt Keen won the men’s teams’ race.