Triathlon club planned for Warwick

WHAT about a triathlon club in Warwick?

Gatorade series winner Greg Woodward says “why not”.

There are a large number from Warwick who compete in the Hell of the West Triathlon at Goondiwindi each year.

As a personal trainer, Woodward is keen to push the junior side of the sport.

“I want to form a triathlon club in Warwick next year and host a major event like the Hell of the West,” Woodward said.

The swim leg for the proposed long triathlon could be in Leslie or Connolly dams or in the Condamine River, but that decision is down the track.

The Hell of the West is a 2km swim in the river at Goondiwindi, 80km ride and 20km run, which is longer than the Olympic distance but shorter than an half ironman.

A sprint series is also planned if a club is formed, with a 400m swim, 15/20km bike leg and 4km/5km run in Warwick in 2011.

Woodward is hoping the club side of triathlon attracts more into the sport.

“We want to involve the mums and dads as helpers,” he said.

If the club plans proceed, there is no doubt team events will be held in Warwick, enabling a triathlete who is weak in one discipline the chance to compete in their best discipline.

Woodward can be contacted 0428 166 326.



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