DYNAMICDUO: Evans Head triathlon winners yesterday, left, Clayton Fettell and Pip Taylor.
DYNAMICDUO: Evans Head triathlon winners yesterday, left, Clayton Fettell and Pip Taylor.

Pip savours sweetness of victory at Evans

By RENEE REDMOND

PIP Taylor was eager to enter the Evans Head First National Real Estate Triathlon yesterday to give her training and fitness regime a kick start.

But after winning the women's category the 25-year-old Lennox Head athlete admitted her breakfast wasn't one of champions.

"I ate a Mars bar," she said.

"I've had a couple of weeks off training so the race was a shock to the system but it was still fun," she said.

Taylor was joined by about 200 competitors from across the region who participated in the 750 metre swim, 20 kilometre bike ride and five kilometre run.

"Sometimes the shorter races hurt more because you're going faster. "Anyone can enter the local race which is great, it's all about getting the community involved," she said.

Taylor said she was now considering the selection race in October leading up to the Commonwealth Games.

Her training partner and winner of the men's category Clayton Fettell said he was happy to have improved from third place last year to first.



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