Gary Pearce takes part in the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club meet on the weekend.
Gary Pearce takes part in the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club meet on the weekend. Valerie Horton

Wheely big victory for Schofield

THE BIKE leg of Hervey Bay Triathlon Club’s triathlon on Sunday sealed the event for Hervey Bay competitor Steven Schofield.

Schofield and fellow competitor Scott Farrell were neck and neck after the swim leg, heading into the cycling leg, and Schofield showed his class on the bike, putting a big distance between himself and his nearest competitors, Farrell and Ron Acutt.

Farrell made up some ground in the running leg that finished the triathlon, but Schofield was able to hold on for a convincing victory.

Schofield, Farrell and Acutt all finished in under an hour in the men’s open event, Schofield in a time of 56 minutes and five seconds, Farrell in a time of 56 minutes and 59 seconds and Acutt in a time of 59 minutes and 48 seconds.

In the women’s open event Cassie Percival dominated, finishing the race in one hour and 53 seconds.

Youngster Brooke Willis impressed on the day, finishing second.

Schofield’s wife, Natasha, finished strongly in third place.

Natasha recently impressed at the Noosa Triathlon, winning the Athena title at the event.

In the intermediate event, Mark Fielding finished first in the men’s event, John Street was second and Mark French was third.

In the women’s intermediate event, Kimberley Watkins was first, Sarah McNicol was second and Michelle Krome was third.

In the open men’s teams Wayne Peach, Les Holzheimer and Paul Josephson finished first in an impressive time of one hour, three minutes and 41 seconds.

Ron Morgan and Mandy Morgan finished first in the open mixed teams event in a time of one hour, fourteen minutes and nine seconds.

Hervey Bay Triathlon Club will be holding its final triathlon of the year on December 5 at Hervey Bay’s Seafront Oval.

It will include a 250m swim, 10km cycle and 2km run.



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