Swim, ride, and run at the inaugural Break O’Day Triathlon

Secretary Natalie Walter, treasurer Marika McGuinness, Chris Cumming, president Barry LeFevre, and Julie-Anne Hall.
Secretary Natalie Walter, treasurer Marika McGuinness, Chris Cumming, president Barry LeFevre, and Julie-Anne Hall.

A new event for the East Coast aims to get the community’s hearts pumping.

The inaugural Break O’Day Triathlon will get participants swimming in Georges Bay, riding halfway to Binalong Bay, and running along Main Road.

Triathlon committee president, and Break O’Day councillor, Barry LeFevre said the event would be a new and exciting event for the municipality.

”The course showcases the beauty of our area,” Mr LeFevre said.

Three events will take place over the course of the day.

The first is the Junior Enticer from 9am, which involves as 350-metre swim, 10-kilometre bike ride, and 2.5-kilometre run.

The Adult Enticer will start at 9.30m, and will cover the same distances.

The Sprint event will take place at 10am, and involves a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike ride, and a five-kilometre run.

“The idea behind the Enticers is to allow locals and visitors to dip their toe in the triathlon scene and see if it appeals to them,” Mr LeFevre said.

More than $7000 in prizemoney and spot prizes will be awarded on the day.

Mr LeFevre said that issues surrounding mental health had been prevalent in the Break O’Day municipality for several years.

“Our triathlon offers locals the chance to participate, volunteer or just simply turn up and watch,” he said. 

“No matter your level of involvement there is an opportunity for community members to network, enjoy themselves, and have another focus.

“Already locals are training, swimming in groups, out on the bike and running. This all helps to create added wellbeing.”

He urged the community to come to the triathlon and “be part of a wonderful day.”

“Register, volunteer or simply watch an exciting new event,” he said.

The triathlon will take place on March 4, and will begin outside the Break O’Day Council Chambers at St Helens.

To register for the event, head online to the Launceston Triathlon Group or find the Break O’Day Community Triathlon on Facebook.

  • If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, contact Lifeline on 13 14 11.