Illawarra in scorching form at Callala
The temperature wasn’t the only thing tipping the scales at Callala Triathlon Festival!
There was some hot racing from a number of our South Coast clubs, with Illawarra Cannons and Kiama Coasters both maxing out their points. Age-group wins to Arber, Blackbourn and Vickery may have secured the day for Illawarra, but it’s Kiama who remains on top of the ladder, extending their lead over reigning champions, Jervis Bay – where only 1.5 points separate the two.
By maxing out in the second round, the Coasters moves in to third – just 10 points behind the Jervis Bay Dolphins. Shellharbour again impressed, collating 22 points with four age-group wins courtesy of Heckenberg, Jones, Sunley and Spicer – keeping them firmly in the mix for the title.
Eurocoast proved they’re not to be written off, age group wins to Lachlan Brown and Daniel Lloyd Jones show promising signs for the future.
The New Year is shaping up to be a big one, with all eyes on February as we make tracks to Batemans Bay for round three and back it up for a HUGE round four at Big Husky at the end of the month. While we’re hesitant to call it too early, as it stands – we’re looking at a four horse race come Club Championships. Thanks to early season form from Illawarra and Shellharbour, pressure is building on Kiama and Jervis Bay and neither can afford a slip up moving forward.
Thanks to early season form from Illawarra and Shellharbour, pressure is building on Kiama and Jervis Bay and neither can afford a slip up moving forward. “Championships can be decided by just a few points” were our words previewing this South Coast League prior to the first round and unsurprisingly, those words are ringing as true as ever.