Coolangatta Gold results
Well the Gold has been run & won and our members didn't fair too bad.
In the individual stakes Kimberley Fleming finished 2nd in her Female Masters category & Hannah Minogue finished 19th in the Open Female section.
Kimberley said, " It was the hardest event I have ever done. I used to race mountain bikes and this was harder than a 100km mountain ride in the mud & wet. I played mind games to stay on track. " Kimberley was physically sick a number of times during the event & her body showed signs of extreme wear and tear (her knees & stomach region had chaffed skin, bleeding, grazed & blistered). Hannah on the other hand was happy to finish the event, stating, " I blew up in the first 1km of the ski, then it was a matter of survival. I hadn't run for over a month with my injured ankle and it showed."
Othe members that participated in team events included Beau Wheeler (1st), Lachlan O'Grady (2nd), Penny Locke (8th), Michael Locke/Drew Cairncross (7th) & Sean White/Oscar Bradley/Mitchell Fagerstrom (8th).
Information was also got from a reliable source that prior to the event the young bulls namely Mitch/Sean/Oscar wished to place a little wager on the result in the Open Men's Team event. So the older bulls team (Michael/Drew) took up the challenge and came away with the prize just finishing in front of the younger guys.....the prize....a carton of beer & duly awarded to the older bulls at the BBQ on the Sunday.
Kiah Taylor also placed 10th in the U14 Coolangatta Gold (double normal distance of iron-person course- M shape ).
Both Mali Taylor & Coen Taylor did the Ky Hurst Ocean Swim, finishing 1st female 12yrs & under swim (300m) & 3rd male 12yrs & under swim respectively.