McLeod shows he's getting back in form after triathlon win
FORMER Australian junior representative Brian McLeod from Rockhampton is back in racing form and looking to rebuild his competitive career after winning last weekend's Agnes Water Triathlon.
McLeod won the event as a junior in 2009 in record time, blitzing the field in well under the hour mark for the 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run.
Now a veteran of the sport not long after his 21st birthday, McLeod again raced well on Sunday as part of his comeback in tough conditions.
With choppy seas and a strong northerly headwind coming back on the bike leg his time was three or four minutes slower than 2009 on Sunday, but still a respectable 58min30sec.
He put a two-minute gap on second placegetter and fellow Aussie rep Ben Wriede (1.00.43) from Bororen.
Last year's second placegetter, veteran Steve Schofield from Hervey Bay, teamed up with Aime Munson to take out the teams' event in 1.03.59.
Cass Percival (Hervey Bay) crushed the women's field by almost four minutes in 1.08.58.
Organiser Mel Robeck said it was another great day and race, although the conditions did test competitors.
"The sea was a bit choppy and the headwind made it tough on the bike, but there were still some good times and everyone enjoyed themselves,'' she said.
"We were close to capacity (number of entries) for the race and it was pleasing to see a lot of locals in the field.