Wriede becomes toast of Agnes
BEN Wriede was the toast of Agnes Water on Sunday, winning the Agnes Water Triathlon.
Wriede, 18, was in the under-21 category, and was the winner in the male section.
Belinda Cooper from Yeronga crossed the line first in the women’s category.
Wriede, who hails from Bororen, finished the event with a time under an hour, 56m.46s, while Cooper, also 18 and competing in the under-21 category completed the course in 1.09.15.
There were 67 entries, and 83 participants (individuals including team members) in the triathlon.
Competitors started out on the 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run at 7.30am. There was also a half-distance novice race and a junior Aquathon which took place on Saturday afternoon.
Agnes Water Triathlon co-ordinator Mel Robeck said the event went extremely smoothly, with the vast majority of entrants pre-registering, and they enjoyed very good conditions to race in.
“The swim was better than we expected; once they (competitors) got past the breakers it was fine,” Robeck said.
The triathlon is “fantastic for the town”, Robeck said.
“About 90 per cent of the competitors are from out of town, so they come and stay overnight, and spend money, which is good for the local economy,” she said.