Prue trains in 174km ride



TANNUM Sands' Prue Oswin is serious about her training.

Oswin won the Central Queensland Frenchville Frogs triathlon women's long-course race, covering a 750m swim, 20km ride and 5km run, at Yeppoon's Rydges Capricorn Resort yesterday after the 28-year-old rode her bike from Tannum Sands to Yeppoon on Saturday.

That's about seven hours of pedalling over 174km.

Oswin is in training for her first shot at the Australian Ironman in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, on April 2 ? a challenge which covers a 3.8km swim, 180km ride and 42km run.

'I was trying to be creative,'' Oswin said of her different training method.

'By the end of the race I was a bit tired.'

Oswin scored a lift back to Gladstone yesterday, then rode her bike about 25km back to Tannum Sands and was planning to watch a movie before heading out for a 25km run in the afternoon.

The Tannum triathlete won yesterday's Rydges race in 1hr24min05sec from Rockhampton's Sonya Murphy (1:29.12) and Chris Galinovic (1:30.30).

In the men's long-course race Moura's Shane Vivian (1:19.40) from Gladstone young gun Matt Strike (1:22.01) and Yeppoon's Richard Goodger (1:32.50).

Triathlons continue to prove popular in Central Queensland with about 80 people lining up in this latest race.



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