Colour City Dragon paddlers managed to squeeze in their Beaches, Bridges and Bays Marathon Challenge in Tasmania on March 14 and 15.
They managed to take part in the event before coronavirus event and travel restrictions came into place and ended the dragon boat season.
Twenty Orange paddlers made the 30 plus kilometre paddle from Lindisfarne, south to Bellerive Beach, across to Constitution Dock then to Prince of Wales Bay via Cornelian Bay.
The boats turned back at Bowen Bridge as conditions became a bit choppy with the strong winds.
The Colour City Dragon Boat Club was one of seven teams, which included clubs from Bathurst, Dubbo, Bendigo and Tasmania.
Colour City Dragons coach and sweep Phil Lambert said the club lasted the distance in the marathon but may have found its niche with the 100 metre sprints.
He said the day after the marathon the teams stretched out their sore muscles for a 3.5 kilometre race where the dragons placed sixth with a competitive time.
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"They took out first place in their fun 100 metres sprints and the women let the men win tug-of-war," Mr Lambert said.
"All our training at the Lake and Carcoar Dam paid off.
"We lasted the distance in the marathon and held a good pace for the shorter race. And we finished our sprints with gas left in the tank."
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