After a scorching couple of days, athletes and volunteers alike were glad to see temperatures settle down for the Giant Mandurah State Interclubs on Sunday. The sold out event hosted its largest field in event history, with 400 entrants, and club spirit was at an all-time high. Both Metro and Regional clubs took to the start line, vying for the Rob Pickard Award, the President’s Most Consistent, Interclub Series points and season long bragging rights.
A strong turn-out from Fremantle, Stadium and North Coast saw the three clubs jointly contribute to over 50% of the field. The Rob Pickard Trophy which is awarded to the club with the most accumulated points on the day, was claimed by Fremantle ahead of 2019 winners Stadium, and North Coast.
The Presidents Trophy is awarded to the club with the highest average score based on the average of all their competitors. To be eligible for the Presidents Trophy a club must have at least ten finishers. Mandurah Tri Club, for the first time in event history took out this award, closely followed by Fremantle and UWA rounding out the podium.
UWA Tri Club member and last seasons Triathlete of the Year, Nick Thompson claimed line honours ahead of Mandurah Tri Club local, Reece Harris and WA professional Triathlon Guy Crawford.
North Coast Tri Club saw their young female members, Aleisha Wesley and Maddi Toovey take first and second respectively with Stadium member, Catherine Rose rounding out the podium in third.
The State Interclub Championships is an integral part of the Triathlon WA Calendar. The event would not be possible if it wasn’t for the dedication of the Mandurah Tri Club Committee and members to deliver this event. We would like to thank Mandurah TC for once again putting on a spectacular race for our community to take part in, and to all the members who embrace this event year on year.