Posts tagged Triathlon
Mackay Triathlon Festival - 23-24 September

The Mackay Tri Festival is always a highlight on our racing calendar. There is nothing quite like a hometown race – what a luxury to not have to travel and be able to wake up in your own bed in the morning! Race director Jenni Baily must have been chatting to the weather gods, as Mackay served up fantastic racing conditions for all competitors.


Mini Kids Triathlon

The Mini Kids Tri is a fun event for children aged between 7-12, encouraging them to be active and healthy where the focus is on completing, not competing.

Our super kids swam 100m, rode 3km and ran 500m to the finish line and their very proud parents. We had so much fun cheering them on and hope they all enjoyed the event. Congrats to all our V8 kids, you guys rock!


Queensland Country Health Corporate Triathlon

We had 9 teams participating in the Corporate Triathlon on the Saturday afternoon. 8 of those teams were comprised of our inspiring Women’s Only participants, and all competed in the non-corporate category. The distances were 400m swim / 13km run / 3.5km run.

For some of our ladies this was their first triathlon event and we couldn’t be prouder of the display of camaraderie, confidence and enthusiasm that was on show on Saturday afternoon. Congratulations to all of our V8 athletes, old and new, on your race. We are excited to watch our Women’s Only athletes grow in ability and can’t wait to see you smash your race come October 22nd.




Everyone had a great morning spectating, cheering and racing, with great results achieved by everybody across all distances.

Congratulations to the Mackay Triathlon Club on another excellent Festival. It’s so great to see this event go from strength to strength every year.


First in the water on Sunday morning were our regular V8 kids - Bella, Cam and Phoebe.  All three produced awesome results in a strong field.  Well done to our next generation of triathletes. 


We had a total of 13 athletes testing themselves in the Sprint Distance Tri. Some made their debut at the distance whilst others used it in their build towards the Noosa Triathlon in November. Some fast times were recorded and plenty of finishing line smiles. Once everyone finished their race they joined the V8 cheer squad for our Olympic Distance athletes.
A huge shout out to Melissa Counsell for completing your first sprint tri after stepping up from the enticer at Airlie Beach under 1 month ago and also Jane Young for completing her first triathlon since having daughter Maeve last year. Congratulations Robbie, Ken, Terry, Adam, Murray, Jane, Melissa, Ulrika, Jacqulyn, Kath, Carissa, Rose and Lisa on a race well done.

Olympic Distance

15 inspiring V8 tribe members raced in the Olympic Distance Tri on Sunday. The two-lap swim course produced some speedy times thanks to the calm water and great visibility. We also had a mix of debutants and old hats racing this distance, with everyone giving it their all to race home to the cheers and ringing bells of the V8 support crew.

8 of our athletes placed within the top 3 of their age groups

-          Josh Bornman – 3rd Male Overall

-          Jamie Bornman – 1st 14-19 Female

-          Calvin Franklin – 2nd 14-19 Male

-          Sarah Keogh – 3rd 20-29 Female

-          Jody Walker – 3rd 30-39 Female

-          Megan Pettitt – 3rd 40-49 Female

-          Peter Benson – 2nd 50-59 Male

-          Megan Moa – 1st 50-59 Female

Congratulations also to Kerryn McDuff, Emily Dalglish and Renee Cross for their debut into Olympic Distance.  Super strong performances by Leanne, Kristen, Dwayne and Natina. 

Mackay Tri Club Halliday Bay TRI - 24 June 2017

Halliday Bay presented picture perfect conditions for Mackay Tri Club's final Tri on their Annual Calendar.  Our recent Ironman, Linda Race Directed a safe, successful and fun triathlon for a field of 30+ competitors and a large field of Volunteers (a huge thanks to all of those that travelled out to support the Club and Linda for a successful race).

Congratulations to Josh Bornman coming in overall 1st amongst a strong field of competitors.  Josh was first out of the water, second off the bike and moved back into 1st place with a fast run - great work Josh!   Nikki Giles was first overall female making up ground with a fast bike leg and strong run! 

Tri-ActiV8 were super pumped to see so many of our athletes competing on the weekend including Bron Hartigan, Carissa Mansfield, Leanne Franklin, Janelle Steindl, Dwayne German, Justin Garwood, Calvin Franklin, Jamie Bornman, and Robbie Young.  Full support was available from our Coaches Rhi, Mini and Jacqui and every corner we were cheered by our tribe!  

A special shout out to our Tri-ActiV8'ees Lisa, Brenda and Renee for stepping up into the Sprint Distance Triathlon!  All were cheered and encouraged across the line in their quest to challenge themselves and achieve their goals!  


Lisa Chapman - First Sprint

Lisa started with us in our Women's Only program and has gone from strength to strength!  Her dedication and commitment to training has paid off with competing in last weekend's Whitehaven Beach 10km Run and backing it up with her first Sprint!  Congratulations Lisa!  

Brenda Witt - First Sprint

After competing in a number of Enticer Distances, Brenda challenged herself to achieve her first Sprint!  Brenda, a natural swimmer thrived in the water conditions, enjoyed the scenic bike course and cruised home on the run!  Well done Brenda!  

Renee Cross - First Sprint

Renee has been with us for a short time and is thriving on the tribal atmosphere!  It was great to see Renee reach her goal of achieving a Sprint Distant TRI.   Renee ran home strong leaving nothing in the tank!  Great work Renee!  

We were proud to see up and coming triathlete Tiani Mansfield - inspired by her mum, Tiani took to the field like a pro!  It has been reported that Tiani plans her training sessions similar to her mum's - what a great base for a future triathlete.   Go Tiani! 

The new season for Triathlon Australia and Mackay Tri Club commences on the 1st of July 2017.  Tri-ActiV8 are proud sponsors of Mackay Tri Club and highly recommend signing up for the new TRI year to receive the benefits of Triathlon Australia membership (including discounted race entries, entry into Club Events, vouchers, +more).  

Mackay Cycles WO Ride - 17 June 2017

Tri-ActiV8 are lucky enough to support Mackay Cycles with their encouragement of Women in Cycling.  On Saturday, 17 June our Tribe supported Mackay Cycles with three groups of ladies riding 20km, 25km and 35km through Mackay finishing at the ever popular 'My Kitchen' on Wood Street.  

It was great to see new riders and new mum's start out on the 20km/hr group with a roll out to the Harbour Break Water.  The 25km/hr riders had a combination of newbies and experienced with a very streamlined ride out to Erakala and back via the River Road.  It was great to see a few of the traditional 25km/hr group stepping up to the 27km/hr group with another streamlined group travelling out through Walkerston!  

Mackay Cycles has been hosting the ever popular WO Ride since October 2015 to connect Women in Cycling.  The rides provide women with new skills, confidence in group riding and new friendships.  The ride leaves Mackay Cycles on the second Saturday of every month with further details being available on their Face Book page.