Rhys Fischer was hoping to hang onto his one-point lead heading into the final race on the weekend, but with double points on offer, several members were still in with a chance.
Conditions turned out perfect after overnight rain and 15 eager triathletes lined up and set off on their handicap time. With 30 minutes separating the field it was hard to know who would get the chocolates. Some went out hard and looked promising, but the more experienced heads kept their cool. Jason Culton and Nick O’Brien were flying, while Tara Lennon was always a chance after a solid block of training leading into Cairns Ironman soon.
With less than a kilometre to go Kim Elvery once again looked like she would take another title. Then from nowhere the rising star of the Clarence Valley Club Rhys Fischer came powering down the home straight and took the victory in the last 100m and claimed a well-deserved championship.
In the juniors Jett Burke dominated the race from start to finish as he has done on many occasions this year and won the Revival Yamba voucher. Our inaugural Ray Hunt Trophy this year went to the ever consistent and smiling Lilly Childs from Grafton.
Several members will be competing at the Byron Bay Triathlon in a few weeks as part of the North Coast series, followed by the NSW Club Championships at Forster two weeks later where the Club will try and defend its title in Div 4.