A third victory for Easts as Dragons secure podium spot
The Eastern Suburbs Swans produced another fantastic team display to add the Wollongong Triathlon to their list of event victories, having already been victorious at Big Husky and the Sydney Olympic Park Duathlon earlier in the season.
Claire Crennan won her AG and confirmed her title as Sydney Swans MVP in the process. Nicholas Duell-Ferguson added a fine 3rd with Anne Massey, 5th.
A mixed season for the Swans as they finished sixth overall yet won three of the ten events on the Sydney South East Calendar. They will always be a club to watch out for and if they can add event consistency next season, they will be dangerous.
Brats continued their strong second half of the season performance to finish second in Wollongong.
Paul O’Doherty and Alexander Thorpe claiming podiums for the Bondi club as Tim Sierp, Stephen Brown, Luigi Celiento and Catherine Long added further Performance Points with top 10’s. O’Doherty was the BRAT MVP for the season after compiling a stellar campaign.
Brats finish fourth overall, just 1.5 points off the podium.
The newest club in the South East, the Australian Chinese Dragons finished third at Wollongong to finish third overall.
Club MVP, Yanyan Jia was once again in the top 10 to gain extra points for the Dragons.
A superb first season for the newest club in the region.
The Champions of the Sydney South East, the Sydney Tri Giants were fourth.
Having already wrapped up the title at Orange, STG still turned up in good numbers.
Dylan Clough producing a strong performance yet again to finish second, with Jeffrey Zwolsman 5th and Tom Bills 6th to ensure that the Giants ended their season with another good outing.
Coogee were just one point further back from the Giants in Wollongong to finish fifth.
Club President, Nicole Cox, once again leading the charge from the front with a 4th. Katie Hayes and David Barmettler supporting the Club President with top 10’s to add further Performance Points to the Comets total.
Talented and determined, the Comets battled valiantly all season to finish runners up to STG. A title won’t evade the Comets for too long.
The Brighton Polar Bears, nor the North Bondi T4 Tritans featured at Wollongong.
Brighton finished fifth overall, with T4 seventh.
With the three Sydney Interclub regions combining next season, new opportunities and challenges will present for the Clubs of the South East.
The Champions, the Sydney Tri Giants will be one of the seven Premier Club of Sydney. The bottom two clubs in the Sydney Triathlon Premier League will be relegated to Sydney Triathlon League 1 at the end of each season, the Giants will be hoping to avoid that and will have their eyes on mixing it with the likes of Hills, Cronulla and Balmoral towards the pointy end.
The Coogee Comets, the Australian Chinese Dragons, the Bondi Brats and the Brighton Polar Bears will fair off in Sydney Triathlon League 1. The division made up of seven clubs, will see the top two teams promoted to the Sydney Triathlon Premier League whilst the bottom two clubs will be relegated to Sydney Triathlon League 2.
The Eastern Suburb Swans and the North Bondi T4 Tritans will start in Sydney Triathlon League 2. Again, the top two teams will be promoted to Sydney Triathlon League 1.