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2018 Bathurst Australia Day Triathlon
« on: January 26, 2018, 04:28:42 AM »
Round 3 Central West Triathlon Series: Bathurst 26th January 2018
Unofficial Results: (see Central West Triathlon FACEBOOK site for details)

Next Crop of local triathlon stars dominated the Australia Day Triathlon at Bathurst which with Connor Whiteley first overall and Emily Watts the first female.

Whiteley defeated Series Leader Matt Webster (Mudgee) and Orange team mate Jack Bilton with Rory Thornhill (Orange) James Byrne (BRATS) and Mark Windsor (Bathurst) fighting for the remaining Central West Tri Series Individual Points.

Matt Webster extending his lead in the overall standing with Mark Windsor dropping to third in the series after Jack Bilton jumped to second after his impressive 3rd in the Bathurst Round.

While Whiteley showed his class in the Bathurst race with a comfortable win carrying the burden of pre race favorite, promising junior Rory Thornhill put in a very exciting performance in his Bathurst debut at open level, given his age his 4th placing was a mighty performance and suggests he has huge potential. Sydney Triathlete James Byrne and Mark Windsor battling for 5th with Byrne extending the gap in the final stages of the run leg.

Rounding out the top 10 overall were Thomas Hanrahan, Tom Tudor, Ethan Buesnel and David Hunter with Luke Gilmer on the comeback trail next infront of Mark Delaney.   

Emily Watts showed her amazing versatility in defeating talented Triathletes Laura Wolfson and Jessie Dean in the main event as she has just finished winning a bronze medal at the Australian Road Cycling Championships and is preparing for the National Track Cycling Championships. Of Course Laura is a class Triathlete she finished on the podium in the Bathurst Australia Day race last year and then backed that up with an outright podium in the Canberra Triathlon. Jessie Deans 3rd placing at Bathurst will tighten up the Womens Outright Standing even further with only a few points between Jessie her mum Estelle and club mate Jess Richards. 

Former World Duathlon Champ Janette Martin one the women’s Enticer Event while good Bathurst Triathlete Ian Glen won the Male Enticer after focusing more on his cycling in recent times.

High Profile Bathurst Triathletes Nick North Richard Hobson and Terry Roberts won the Teams section.

Bathurst Club Officials very excited with the event which drew large fields in all events contested on the day. The large Bathurst contingent almost guaranteeing Bathurst Wallabies Triathlon Club will continue to the lead the Series’ Club Title going into the Orange Round in a couple of weeks.

See Photos and Story by the Western Advocate here -
http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/5192162/whiteley-marks-his-inter-club-return-with-success-photos/?cs=116#slide=98
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