In triathlon circles, there’s not really a rivalry that’s nearly as fierce.
And, in their own backyard, the Mudgee Red Devils look to have gone down to the rampant Orange Piranhas in the latest leg of the Central West Triathlon Inter-club Series.
on the road to the Mudgee pool, the Piranhas turned out in force in a bid to claim as many points as possible leading into next month’s final round at Cowra.
Orange’s girls dominated the enticer race, With Jessie Tudor and Brooke Martin crossing the line together in 34 minutes, 50 seconds. Sophie Martin rounded out the podium in third.
While, after Mudgee’s Beau Rohr raced in first, Hugh and Michael Thornhill took second and third spots respectively to ensure the Piranhas still dominated the placings.
They weren’t alone either.
Estelle Dean was the first woman past the post in the enduro race, clocking an impressive time of 1.02:50.
Jessie Dean ran in third as well, while also topping her 14-19 years age group, in a time of 1.05:55.
Bathurst’s Nick North has continued his strong form of late, claiming an overall win at Mudgee to sit alongside his win his home leg in January.
North blitzed the field, clocking 50:45 to finishing nearly four minutes ahead of his nearest rival, perennial placer and Red Devils gun Matt Webster, who stopped the clock at 54:07.
Hot on Webster’s tale was Orange young-gun Jack Bilton, finishing 10 seconds after the Mudgee triathlete, while also topping his 14-19 years age group. Dave Hunter finished fifth in 57:44.