Ruth Strout was the only Riverland entry in the 24th Coomealla Triathlon Weekend recently but came home with a ‘winning double’.
On the Saturday Ruth won her age group in a 750 metre swim ‘Dash For Cash’ and then on Sunday did the same in the Sprint Distance 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run Triathlon.
It was a challenging event on Sunday with windy and warm conditions and the wind picking up considerably for the return cycle leg over an already tough undulating course.
A number of new triathlon athletes appeared as both individuals and in teams.