STG, Pulse and T4 are the teams to catch!
Forager Sydney Triathlon Premier League
The Sydney Tri Giants have taken the reins of the Premier League and won’t be relinquishing the lead anytime soon after a Max Out at Round 3, the Richie Walker Aquathlon.
The strong Eastern Suburbs crew picked up 6 age group wins (James, Biles, Ramsay, Douglas, Donovan & Verry) from the swim/run event on the weekend, helping to push their total points for the competition so far to 100. STG are now 20.5 points ahead of second place, the Hills Red Army, who also performed well at the RWA, with 4 age group wins (Ferris, Offord, Howle & McEwan) and 15.5 points total.
Unsurprisingly, hometown hosts the Cronulla Sharks also had a Max Out and multiple age group winners in Cooper, Hirst, Maroney, Ingram, Baigent, Fransen, Greenacre & Breen. They are now tied with Balmoral in 4th on the ladder with 61.5 points.
Concord put in an impressive performance, with an age group win from Jones the icing on the cake to their 20.5 points total from the round. This has pushed them up to 5th place on the league ladder.
North-side stalwarts the Warringah Waves only picked up 1.5 points at Cronulla, while the Balmoral Purple Thunder put a small dent in the league ladder with two age group wins (Westhuizen & Molloy) and 5.5 points.
The Penrith Panthers and Macarthur Dynamite both put in appearances and earnt themselves 2.5 and 9 points respectively. Balance Bolt did not feature on the day and have been pushed down to 6th on the ladder.
Forager Sydney Triathlon League 1
The east-side Coogee Comets ventured south for a Saturday aquathlon and came home with the Round 3 gold medal, but have yet to make a serious dent in the overall league ladder for Sydney Triathlon League 1. The Comets captured 7 points and an age group win at the RWA thanks largely to a solid Gibietis performance, making their first big move in the Interclub this season.
Meanwhile, league leaders Rozelle Pulse retain their coveted first place position despite picking up just 5 points on the weekend, owing to an age group win from Olson-Keating. The Engadine Dingoes also took home 5 points and appear to be closing the gap on Pulse, who are now only 9 points ahead in the ladder.
Coogee’s east side rivals the Bondi BRATs managed 2.5 points at the RWA, but it wasn’t enough to edge the Brighton Polar Bears from their podium position, though Brighton didn’t show on Saturday.
The ACT Dragons and Eastern Suburb swans remain at 6th and 7th on the league ladder.
Forager Sydney Triathlon League 2
The T4 North Bondi Tritans retain their first place position after winning yet another round of the Sydney Triathlon League 2. T4 took home 3.5 points from the RWA on Saturday, enough to keep the top spot in the league, with the Northern Suburbs Mighty Mites now 9.5 points behind after earning 1.5 points themselves.
LAPD, Lion Island and FilOz did not feature at the event, and remain 3rd and tied 4th in the league respectively.
There is no time to waste for the Sydney leagues now as Round 4 at the Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon is just around the corner on February 21st.