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Corowa Triathlon a huge success

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January 31, 2018

Nathan Rodgers from Albury won the Triathlon with a time of 47m 55s.

Corowa’s Craig Overend competing in the swim leg of the Triathlon.

The staging of the Corowa Triathlon on Sunday, January 21 was once again a huge success.

“We had entries this year from places as far afield as Parramatta, Drummoyne, Canberra and Bendigo,” said Paul Schnelle from the Corowa Swimming Club.

“Some people were worried about the heat beforehand, but on the day we were all finished and packed up before the temperature got above 30.”

Swimming Club President Craig Compton said the Triathlon embraced electronic timing for the first time.

“This attracted a lot of interest from the competitors,” he said.

“Each competitor or team was able to obtain their times for the individual legs of the event as well as their overall time.

“There is also a video of the finishing line where they can watch themselves cross the line.”

The Corowa Triathlon was won this year by Nathan Rodgers from Albury with a time of 47m 55s.

He was only about 20 seconds behind the race record set by Jesse Featonby in 2015.

“This year we had tremendous support from lots of volunteers, especially Jim Walliss and his Search and Rescue Squad,” Mr Schnelle said.

“We were also very well supported by the Corowa Rutherglen Football Netball Club who put together several teams, including six teams of Junior Footballers.

“We would like to thank our major sponsors for the event, Uncle Tobys, Corowa RSL, Uptons Engineering, Reconnect Communications, Focus Engineering and CRFNC.

“Without their support the event is too costly to run and couldn’t go ahead.

“Hopefully next year we will still have a 50m pool and we can do it all again!”

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