5KM DA$H FOR CA$H & Charity Fun Run
2023 saw the introduction of Charity category to raise money for Bowel Cancer Research which was well supported by the Broome community and traveling athletes and raised $750.
A warm evening and sand was soft meant for tough conditions on the beach. The Elite field was a three way battle between Tim Van Berkel, Guy Crawford and Sam Mileham while the female race saw Kate Bevilaqua & Aleisha Wesley. Tim took out the event just scraping under 17 minutes in a time of 16:57, with Sam finished just behind him and Guy holding off local young gun Lachlan Forster who took out the Open Category. Kate was too strong for Aleisha who is coming off injury and illness, finishing just under 20 minutes while Nicole Viens took out the open female category in a time of 23:48. The night finished with dinner and presentations at ZooKeepers by Spinifex Brewing Co. where athletes and their families enjoy a few drinks and mingling with the professional athletes.
CABLE BEACH TRIATHLON
A record number of athletes took part in the 2023 Air Kimberley Cable Beach Triathlon. A perfect Broome dry season day provided for excellent conditions. Veteran Guy Crawford made Tim Van Berkel work for the open Olympic title. Guy held Tim off until well into the run, eventually finishing two minutes head. Aleisha Wesley had a fantastic hit out, leading the female race from start to finish with a four minute buffer to second placed Kate Bevilaqua. The open race was sponsored by Allure Pearls, with winners taking home a piece of Broome for their efforts.
Results aside it was heart warming to watch mums and dads and kids on course competing both individually and as team members. Spirits were high throughout the day and the energy of the hard working volunteers was contagious. We welcomed Pete Murray on the microphone calling out athletes over the line and providing some light hearted banter and Glen Murray from Korupt Vision was everywhere snapping photos and filming. Watch this space for photos and reels to come.
The inaugural Spinifex Brewing Co Beer Mile was a great success as the last event of the day. A modified event saw teams of two race around the amphitheater, first place was taken out by Old Girls Bec Boni and Simone Eddington being too good for Tim Van Berkel and Glen Murray who took away a prize pack from Wildthing Clothing. Over $400 was raising for Bowel Cancer Australia.
The highlight of the day, the Kids Tri saw 41 children from the ages of 4-12 years old swim, ride and run along Cable Beach. With family and our pro field acting as course markers and buoys the children tore around the course with cheers of encouragement. Visitor Kohle Ward took out the race for the second year running with local Millie Trayner finishing third overall and the first female.