Tri-umph for Jimmy in Bay

IF RON Morgan ever gives you a tip it might be worth backing it.

The Hervey Bay Triathlon Club official was right on the money with his tips of who would do well in yesterday's triathlon in Pialba.

In Saturday's Chronicle, Morgan tipped Maryborough's Jimmy Trevorrow to be a real contender to win the men's race and the 18-year-old didn't let him down.

He held off the challenge from Hervey Bay's Steven Schofield to win the race, which featured a 1km swim, 30km bike ride before an 8km run to the finishing line, in a time of just over one hour and 40 minutes.

Ron Acutt, who represented Australia in the World Triathlon Championships on the Gold Coast last month, finished third.

Trevorrow, who was using the race as part of his preparation for the gruelling Noosa Triathlon, said the event had been a perfect hit-out ahead of his trip to the Sunshine Coast later this month.

“It was a tough race from start to finish,” Tevorrow said.

“Steven (Schofield) and I had a real battle all the way to the finishing line.

“I got out of the water in front of him but he mowed me down on the bike leg and I can tell you that I really had to fight tooth and nail to stay with him on that leg because he's such a good cyclist.

“The run leg was just as tight and I think it was only something like 15 seconds that proved to be the difference between us at the end.

“I'm certainly pleased to have won it.”

Morgan went close to making a winning double after his tip to be a good chance of claiming the honours in the women's race, Alison Drewer, finished second.

Natasha Schofield, Steven's wife, made a triumphant return from a seven-month layoff due to a hip injury to win the race in just over two hours.

Amanda Guadalini crossed the finishing line in third place.

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