(left to right) Charlotte Derbyshire, Kiana Baynes, Sam Tierney, Jess Tierney, Tamica Baynes
Glenelg is poised for an influx of Australia’s best junior triathletes who will be competing in the CSA Traffic Group Glenelg Sprint Triathlon on February 4th and 5th. This event will be run over two days, with the first day being round 3 of the National Junior and Youth Triathlon series.
The South Australian Team is poised to give everything they have on home soil. Sam Tierney (pictured) currently leads the National Series (Youth A) and is tipped to perform well. Last year’s National Champion, Charlotte Derbyshire is also tipped to perform well, showing great form in the recent Moana Triathlon taking outright first place.
Day 2 of this event is the local athletes turn, with Age Groupers racing on the same course as the Elites the day before. Race Director Steve Stubbs said “while the course was designed for the fast draft-legal racing of the Junior Series, the general public have a fantastic opportunity to race on the same course the next day. This is one you definitely don’t want to miss”.
Major infrastructure upgrades to divert storm water through the Barcoo outlet has transformed Lake Patawalonga into a venue ripe for international level Triathlon. Water quality tests continue to surpass international standards. Triathlon SA's Executive Director Jesse Mortensen said "having spent many years in the aquatics industry I'm very familiar with water tests and when the results came back for the Pat I was just astounded by how clean it is now. It's obviously had a history of not being suitable for swimming due to the previous storm water runoff infrastructure, but these results are definitely a testament to the investment the Government of South Australia has put in to redeveloping the area and the river."
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