Sport

Braveheart Bec

By Riverine Herald

DESPITE a rocky start to the start of her race, Bec Cladingboel claimed the Echuca Moama Triathlon Club open women’s title.

Jeremy Walker took out the club’s open men’s title, but winning the club women’s champion title meant a bit more to Cladingboel after she fell off her bike just half an hour before the race was scheduled to begin.

The crash meant the eventual winner was left with a bruised, bleeding and battered face, a broken wheel and helmet and a scraped knee.

But before she could change her mind and pull out of the race, club members had banded together to find a new front wheel and helmet, pump up the wheel, bandage up her face and sent her on the way to the start line.

In other categories, Walker had clear daylight between his time and the runner-up in the men’s open section.

Mal McLeod was first across the line in the Clydesdale section, while first in the 50 and over section was Jackie Welch (female) and Warren Lowry (mens).

Results:

7-9 years:

First female: Lexie Howard

Runner-up: Ivy Walker

First male: George Griffiths

Runner-up: Solomon Welch

10-13 years:

First male: Riley Wilkinson

Runner-up: Harry Barlow

14-17 years:

Female: Majella McLeod

Male: Aaron Loader

Runner-up: Jake Clancy

18-29 years:

First female: Maddy Clarke

30-39 years:

Male: Sam Toulmin

40-49 years:

First female: Claire Goodman

First male: Scott Foreman

50-plus:

First female: Jackie Welch

First male: Warren Lowry

Clydesdale:

First: Mal McLeod

Open male:

First: Jeremy Walker

Open female:

First: Rebecca Cladingboel