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RTC snags inter-club honours

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Rockingham Triathlon Club president Wade Adam and race sponsor Ben Trewben.Picture: Supplied.
Camera IconRockingham Triathlon Club president Wade Adam and race sponsor Ben Trewben.Picture: Supplied. Credit: Supplied.

Rockingham Triathlon club have taken out the annual inter club challenge against Fremantle for the second year in a row.

The race was decided over a supermix format which consisted of a 1.5km run followed by an 8km cycle, 300m swim, then back on the bike for another 8km and a final 1.5 km dash to the finish.

The pace was fast from the gun and Rockingham’s Brett Johnson and Wade Adam covered the first 1.5km run leg quickest, followed by Josh Wood in third.

On the bike, the lead changed as Ryan Willmot came from fourth to clock an eye- watering 13:40 bike split for 8km circuit along the foreshore.

He was followed closely by Johnson and Adam as they headed to the beach for the swim.

Wade Adam pulled back time on Willmot and Johnson with the fastest swim time of the day. Johnson suffered a mechanical issue with his bike not long after starting the second cycle leg, giving Willmot and Adam a buffer in the first and second positions.

Wade Adam, who is Rockingham Triathlon Club president, clocked a speedy final 1.5km to take line honours.

Willmot was a close second, with Brett Johnson rounding out the top three podium spots, all representing Rockingham.

In the ladies’ race, Michelle Carranza from Fremantle dominated throughout, posting the fastest splits in four of the five legs to win comfortably in a time of 49:18.

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