Another successful aquathon
THE 20th annual Cape Aquathon attracted 106 competitors from across the state for a 400m swim and 3.5km run at Cape Patterson Surf Beach on Sunday.
South Yarra’s Monty Frankish made the trip to Cape Paterson and won the men’s division with a time of 17 minutes and 59 seconds.
Proving to be a force to be reckoned with, Mr Frankish’s partner Alice Baquie won the woman’s division with a time of 19 minutes and 32 seconds.
Coordinator Nicole Cowley said overall the event was a major success.
“The whole day ran really smoothly and we received good reports from the competitors we spoke with,” she said.
“Alice ran a fantastic time and beat last year’s female division and we had a great turn out of swimmers and runners.”
The event, primarily organised by the Cape Paterson Surf Lifesaving Club and local residents, will continue to attract competitors for years to come.
“We would like to thank all of our volunteers who helped out on the day, particularly John Gilliland for coordinating the road marshals. He pulls local residents together to help out every year and always puts in a fantastic effort,” Ms Cowley said.
“Our nipper’s families, volunteers and terrific water safety group put in great work to ensure the aquathon was a success. Local businesses were also a great support and helped out with prizes too.”
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