March 15, 2018

Balmoral Purple Cobras

Sydney North
2018-2019 Interclub Series


Balmoral Triathlon Club

“We’re excited to take part in this interclub series with our friendly rivals Warringah and Northern Suburbs. I wish both clubs the best of luck, as they will definitely need it. Let’s roll out Purple Cobras!” (Murray Robertson , President)


About the Club / History

Balmoral Triathlon Club have seen World Champions, Elite Age-Groupers and weekend warriors come through the club. We have a clubhouse down at the stunning Balmoral Beach and we train all year round.

Balmoral is a club that encourages participation, having fun and overall enjoying the wonderful sport that is Triathlon. Currently they have 400 members

They pride themselves on being a family club and ensuring they are inclusive, look after their  own and support each another.

They are a strong part of the North Shore community. During the week you will see them in Mosman coffee shops frequented by Balmoral cyclists, and on weekends they flood to the beach where they attract a lot of attention during their Saturday swim sessions.


Training’s Offered

Balmoral run training sessions during the week and on the weekend in run, swim and bike to keep you fit and active year round. For more information:


Balmoral Purple Cobras Season Preview Q&A

Athlete to watch and why? Look out for Hannalore Paxton at the Gold Coast World Champs. She is their oldest club member and soon to be their newest World Champion (they hope!).

Who is their club Coach?  EnergyLink have coached the club for nearly 2 decades. They are synonymous with Balmoral and they are heavily indebted to Bruce and Chrissie Thomas, who are both former Australian Ironman Champions.

Rookie to watch? Watch out for our young female guns Jess Raupach and Laura Van Den Honert who are rocking the World Champs in their rookie years.

Club ambassador?  Although Owain Matthews is part of the coaching team, he is our most influential athlete. He has raced at Kona, won his Age Group at the 70.3 World Champs and will be racing at this years Gold Coast Worlds. He is humble, genuine and is always looking out for people within the club to offer advice, tips and gear.

Club other than your own who you think might win your Interclub Series and why?  We are worried about the Purple team from the North.

Event you are most looking forward to on the Calendar?  We love Big Husky and can’t wait to get down there again this year!


How to Connect with Balmoral Triathlon Club

Balmoral Triathlon Club Facebook – Click here
Balmoral Triathlon Club Instagram – Click here

Balmoral Purple Cobras MVP

RankAthleteTeamAge GroupPerformance Points
1Gerald RENTONBalmoral Purple Cobras70-74 Male11
2Laura VAN DEN HONERTBalmoral Purple Cobras25-29 Female6.5
3Lauren BOURKEBalmoral Purple Cobras35-39 Female5
4Quentin SCHNEIDERBalmoral Purple Cobras20-24 Male5
5Amanda DAFFASBalmoral Purple Cobras50-54 Female4.5
6Catriona CARTERBalmoral Purple Cobras55-59 Female4
7Hannelore PAXTONBalmoral Purple Cobras80-84 Female4
8Owain MATTHEWSBalmoral Purple Cobras35-39 Male4
9Merri MACKBalmoral Purple Cobras70-74 Female4
10Nicola HUTCHINSONBalmoral Purple Cobras45-49 Female4
11Cassie PRICE-MCCOYBalmoral Purple Cobras45-49 Female3
12Ken RAUPACHBalmoral Purple Cobras55-59 Male3
13Bob SMALEBalmoral Purple Cobras65-69 Male3
14Jo COWANBalmoral Purple Cobras60-64 Female3
15Jess RAUPACHBalmoral Purple Cobras20-24 Female3
16Chris CLELANDBalmoral Purple Cobras20-24 Male2.5
17Sara BURNSBalmoral Purple Cobras30-34 Female2.5
18Bel FONGBalmoral Purple Cobras35-39 Female2.5
19Juliana DAVIDSONBalmoral Purple Cobras50-54 Female2.5
20Ingrid MCPHEEBalmoral Purple Cobras50-54 Female2
21John SIMMONDSBalmoral Purple Cobras75-79 Male2
22Julia COOKBalmoral Purple Cobras25-29 Female2
23Tom HOLLANDBalmoral Purple Cobras15-19 Male2
24Paul KELLYBalmoral Purple Cobras55-59 Male2
25Jessica HENDERSONBalmoral Purple Cobras20-24 Female2
26Madeleine SKINNERBalmoral Purple Cobras40-44 Female2
27Tara WALLISBalmoral Purple Cobras12-14 Female2
28Ilse PETERSONBalmoral Purple Cobras30-34 Female2
29Jack MCPHEEBalmoral Purple Cobras20-24 Male2
30John HIRONBalmoral Purple Cobras70-74 Male2
31Nicole POLLTTBalmoral Purple Cobras45-49 Female1.5
32Kat MARIKBalmoral Purple Cobras30-34 Female1.5
33Bridget FELLBalmoral Purple Cobras55-59 Female1.5
34Ben BOYD (#2)Balmoral Purple Cobras40-44 Male1.5
35Paul MCCLARNONBalmoral Purple Cobras45-49 Male1.5
36Seamus FINGLETONBalmoral Purple Cobras40-44 Male1.5
37Lachlan STEVENSONBalmoral Purple Cobras15-19 Male1.5
38Joe SPRANGEBalmoral Purple Cobras35-39 Male1.5
39Lee BRETTBalmoral Purple Cobras40-44 Female1.5
40Kelly ATKINBalmoral Purple Cobras25-29 Female1.5
41David MORRISONBalmoral Purple Cobras35-39 Male1.5
42Graeme NYLANDBalmoral Purple Cobras65-69 Male1
43Andrew GROVERBalmoral Purple Cobras45-49 Male1
44Ben BROWNEBalmoral Purple Cobras40-44 Male1
45Angela EVESBalmoral Purple Cobras40-44 Female1
46Tony BARBAROBalmoral Purple Cobras50-54 Male1
47Steffi BREIDENBACHBalmoral Purple Cobras50-54 Female1
48Margie SNEDDONBalmoral Purple Cobras50-54 Female1
49Margaret THOMASBalmoral Purple Cobras60-64 Femmale1
50Isobel TAYLORBalmoral Purple Cobras45-49 Female1
51Victoria BRUMPTONBalmoral Purple Cobras30-34 Female1
52Guy ROBERTSONBalmoral Purple Cobras65-69 Male1
53Bruce THOMASBalmoral Purple Cobras50-54 Male1
54Danielle MATTHEWSBalmoral Purple Cobras30-34 Female1
55Laurent LACLAVERIEBalmoral Purple Cobras50-54 Male1
56Teagan BETTERIDGEBalmoral Purple Cobras25-29 Female0.5
57Michelle CHENBalmoral Purple Cobras45-49 Female0.5
58Gary AITKENHEADBalmoral Purple Cobras60-64 Male0.5
59Ben BOYDBalmoral Purple Cobras40-44 Male0.5
60Matt HUNTBalmoral Purple Cobras40-44 Male0.5
61David FELLBalmoral Purple Cobras55-59 Male0.5
62Victoria SYMESBalmoral Purple Cobras55-59 Female0.5