The much anticipated return of Club Champs to its birthplace in Forster has got many clubs excited for a showdown to rival the past three years at Orange.
None more so than Central Coast Tri Club, one of the biggest clubs in NSW, which this May will bring their strongest junior contingent yet to the grand finale of the Interclub series.
“The juniors are so excited that the event is in Forster this year,” CCTri Junior Coordinator, Robyn Low-Hart, told Triathlon NSW. “It’s highlighted on the calendar and the countdown has begun!”
Low-Hart is preparing her junior squad with regular training sessions linked to the Central Coast Academy of Sport triathlon program. They also benefit from monthly CCTri races, held at the cosy venue of Summerland Point, where the challenging bike course and trail run make for excellent training conditions.
Keen to improve on the club’s 6th place result from Orange this year, the CCTri junior squad is bolstered by a number of Academy of Sport and Development Squad athletes, who have begun their racing seasons with solid performances at the Orange Super Sprint Race Weekend and who will also be competing at Runaway Bay this week.
While having her athletes in peak condition is a priority for Low-Hart, she also has a secret tactic up her sleeve. “The fact that triathlon is an individual sport, but we come together as a team, is what makes it so special.
“The juniors ae so excited and I’m really looking forward to Club Champs this season.”
With any luck, the close-knit CCTri team will upset the dominant reign of Hills Tri Club and Shellharbour Tri Club in the Junior Club Champs event in May.
For more info on the race, go to: https://www.eliteenergy.com.au/event/trinsw-club-champs/