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PHOTOS | Athletes line up for 20th Horsham triathlon

Swimmers ready in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Swimmers ready in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

By Colin MacGillivray
Horsham Triathlon celebrated its 20th anniversary with an uptick in the number of entrants and a good day of racing at the weekend.
More than 60 adults and 30 juniors competed individually, while several teams also entered.
After early-morning rain the weather cleared, and entrants enjoyed a pleasant but windy day of racing.
Race director Mark Pumpa said it had been a perfect way to celebrate 20 years of the Horsham Triathlon.
“Conditions were pretty good,” he said.

Eventual winner Liam Green leads Jason Carroll in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Eventual winner Liam Green leads Jason Carroll in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

“The winner didn’t set a course record, but he had a pretty good time. The kids races were really good as well.”
Melton’s Liam Green was the open men’s champion, completing his swim, cycle and run in 1.02.14 hours.
He beat Ron Thomas and last year’s winner Steve Gray, who finished with times of 1.04.28 and 1.04.59 respectively.

Women's winner Rebecca Cladingboel n the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Women’s winner Rebecca Cladingboel n the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Rebecca Cladingboel edged out multiple-time women’s champion Kelly Miller by nearly four minutes, finishing in 1.05.50 to Miller’s 1.09.30.
“It was good to see a new female champion,” Mr Pumpa said.
“She just beat Kelly Miller, but Kelly was in training for Geelong this weekend so she hung back a little bit and didn’t give it 100 percent.”
Horsham’s Ethan Jolley took out the men’s short-course triathlon in 34 minutes and 37 seconds, and Sophie Robinson was the women’s winner in 46.20. Toby Wilkins and Sarah Netherway were junior long-course triathlon male and female champions with times of 21.37 and 23.33 respectively.
Cam Belleville was the boys junior short-course champion in 13.43 and Amber Schellens won the girls section in 13.52.
Kynan Stasinowsky took out the boys mini duathlon in 12.32 and Sienna Manserra won the girls section in 15.04.
Mr Pumpa said Tri Horsham, the governing body of the Horsham Triathlon, was already looking forward to next year’s event.
“I’ve been involved with the triathlon since day one,” he said.
“Every year has been a great success. Next year for our 21st birthday we’re going to have a big celebration.”
Mr Pumpa said his favourite part of organising the triathlon was giving back to the Horsham community.
“With the money we’ve made out of it we’ve helped support Simone O’Brien get over to the United States for a marathon,” he said.
“We’ve given a few women $500 to race overseas in Ironman events.
“We’ve donated $2000 to the Blue Ribbon Foundation and we’re going to donate again to them this year.
“Our money that we make, we don’t just spend it on ourselves, we utilise it to create good things around the community.
“It’s been a good journey for 20 years and it’s still going, which is fantastic.”

Imogen Worthy competing in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Imogen Worthy competing in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Imogen Worth leads junior swimmers in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Imogen Worth leads junior swimmers in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Zack Martin in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Zack Martin in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Stella Sosteim in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Stella Sosteim in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Amber Schellens in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Amber Schellens in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Campbell Stasinowsky in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Campbell Stasinowsky in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Team Blake, Gretal Blake, Hannah Britten-Cook, Della Blake and Acacia Blake in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Team Blake, Gretal Blake, Hannah Britten-Cook, Della Blake and Acacia Blake in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Two Aussies and A Pom, Kye Rigg, Jade Wyatt and Megan Hutchinson in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Two Aussies and A Pom, Kye Rigg, Jade Wyatt and Megan Hutchinson in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Henry Walsgott in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Henry Walsgott in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

They're off in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

They’re off in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Ella Walsgott in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Ella Walsgott in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Kelly Miller in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Kelly Miller in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Simon Mentz in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Simon Mentz in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Harry Hollaway in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Harry Hollaway in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Ethan Jolley in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Ethan Jolley in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Sienna Walsgott in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Sienna Walsgott in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Peter Grace in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Peter Grace in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Ballarat City Councillor and former Warracknabeal resident Amy Johnson in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Ballarat City Councillor and former Warracknabeal resident Amy Johnson in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Darrell Burns in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Darrell Burns in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Winner Liam Green in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Winner Liam Green in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Ethan Jolley in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

Ethan Jolley in the 20th Anniversary 2019 Horsham Triathlon at Sawyer Park.

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