Devonport key ahead of the Games

For Charlotte McShane, Saturday’s Devonport Triathlon is about more than just the one race.

RETURNING: Charlotte McShane will make her fourth appearance at the Devonport Triathlon on Saturday with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games also on her mind.

RETURNING: Charlotte McShane will make her fourth appearance at the Devonport Triathlon on Saturday with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games also on her mind.

The 27-year-old, who admits to being a big fan of the triathlon, is using her latest visit to the state as preparation for the next big event on her busy schedule, representing Australia at April’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

“I haven’t really raced this early in the season for a few years,’’ McShane said.

“With Gold Coast in April I am looking to get in the best possible shape that I can, so I thought that this (Devonport) would be a good chance to get some early season races in in preparation for that.

“It will also allow me to practice a few things that I have been working on in the off-season so by the time I get to the Gold Coast I will be in the best possible shape.”

The elite women’s/under 23 race will be the first race on Saturday, starting at 7.30am. An elite men’s/under 23 race and Para Triathlon World Cup event  will also be held.