Bitten by triathlon bug
NOW she has been bitten by the triathlon bug, there's no holding Grace McLaren back.
The 11-year-old was among dozens of competitors enjoying this year's Lennox Head Junior Triathlon.
Entrants from under-6s through to 12 years undertook races of various distances, with the emphasis on fun and fitness.
Home competitor Grace said she had enjoyed the experience of her first ever triathlon.
"I was thinking, 'It's over, thank God', but then you want to do it again," she said.
"I was nervous, but I'm glad I did it.
"It feels like I have acc
omplished something today.
"I think everyone should have a go at triathlon."
Fellow competitor Charlie Scotcher, who has been participating in triathlon for about seven years, said he enjoyed the health benefits of the sport.
"It feels really good to be fit," he said.
"I just tried to think (during the race) about when it would be over.
"I felt really chuffed with myself to finish."
Every contestant received a medal after completing the race, which was held at the village's Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre.
Jo Scotcher, who helped organise the event, said she hoped it was a memorable day for contestants.
"The aim was that everyone had fun and hopefully enjoyed themselves," she said.
"Everyone here that had a go is a winner."
Scotcher thanked sponsors, parents and everyone who assisted the triathlon.