Short and sweet for Kyle

KYLE Ostini has taken out the Orange Cycle (OCTC) and Triathlon Club’s sprint distance triathlon, earning line honours on one of the club’s biggest days.

Ostini posted a time of one hour, six minutes and 47 seconds to edge Brian Kennelly (+24 seconds) and Jared Sullivan (+72s) at Lake Canobolas.

Run on the club’s annual junior day, this year was the first the OCTC Piranhas have run a sprint distance event.

“It’s just basically a longer swim and a longer run,” president Steve Martin said, with the sprint distance event putting triathletes through a 750 metre swim, 20 kilometre cycle and 5km run.

“It’s what most of the inter-club guys are doing now. It proved really popular too. We had 23 run the sprint distance and nine complete the long course.”

The club’s annual juniors day drew a bumper crowd of about 100 people to Lake Canobolas.

The midgets and junior races were well contested and while the midgets isn’t a timed event, Damian Chopping was the fastest junior with a time of seven minutes and 59 seconds.

Harry Buckland (9.18) and Callum Wald (9.19) wrapped up the minor placings.

Noah Whiteley won the short internal, Thomas Tudor claimed victory in the short external, Connor Whiteley was the fastest on the mid external track and Janet Martin swept the field to claim victory in the long external event. Martin said the key to the Piranhas’ continued success was juniors day, with the concept beginning five years ago and growing to be one of the OCTC’s biggest annual events.

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