2021 LIFE & SOUL F45 BROOME DA$H FOR CA$H
Over 50 runners turned out for the inaugural Life & Soul F45 Broome Dash for Cash. Big tides made for tactics coming into play, with an open beach enabling athletes to pick their line in the hard, soft or wet sand.
A strong elite field was assembled along with great support from the Broome running community. Congratulations to everyone who took part. Results can be downloaded from the Blue Chip Timing results page.
2021 GIANT BIKE BUILDING SESSION & GIVEAWAY
BK Performance in conjunction with Giant Australia and Broome Cycles conducting a bike building a maintenance session on Saturday 28th August. The session was held overlooking the magnificent Cable Beach and was free to all children in the Broome community. Blake Kappler, Guy Crawford and Kate Bevilaqua were on hand to answer questions about being a professional athlete and triathlon, then Kurt Wesley built two bikes with the children.
At the completion of the session the bikes were given away to two lucky children. The session was a great success and defiantly something that will grow next year.
2021 AIR KIMBERLEY CABLE BEACH TRIATHLON
Broome turned on a beautiful day for the 2021 Air Kimberley Cable Beach Triathlon. A clear, still morning enabled racing to start on time, with the record number of Olympic distance athletes, both Elite and Age Group starting on mass at 6:30am.
The new transition area in the Cable Beach Car Park saw athletes run up the steps from the beach and down past Zanders. Cyclists then headed out to Lulfiz drive and complete out and back laps with cheering applause from all the on course volunteers. The day warmed up and the run leg tested our southern athletes who traveled to escape Perth's wettest winter in 50 years. Much credit to the aid station volunteers who worked hard to keep up with the demand for water and ice!
The male Elite field was strong and gave the athletes a nice hit out before the southern season begins in a few weeks time. Kurt Welsey lead from start to finish, with his strong swim setting his race up perfectly. Even with some questionable drafting from the chase pack (we saw you) wasn't enough to mow him down on the bike and he ran home strongly in 32:43 to take winners honors in an overall time of 01:55:31. Credit to Jonney Sammut and Guy Crawford rounding out the podium.
The female Elite field was a battle of age verses experience. Ultraman Australia current champion and record holder Kate Bevilaqua was always going to be tough competition for up and coming athlete Aleisha Wesley and while she was first out of the water, Kate quickly took the lead on the bike leg and put on a substantial lead coming into T2. Kate ran strongly clocking 41:02 for the 10kms and finishing two minutes clear of Wesley in second with Katherine Ryan 3rd.
Results can be downloaded from the Blue Chip Timing results page.