EVERGREEN Albury competitor Julie Gollan-Foard is showing no signs of slowing down.
Gollan-Foard, 42, romped to victory in the Albury-Wodonga Triathlon Club’s sprint distance event yesterday with her one hour, two minutes and 34 seconds time comparable to the one she posted in winning a decade ago at Allans Flat.
“It was nice to hear that,” she said.
“I think it was my 10th win in this race so it was good.”
Gollan-Foard dominated the women’s 500-metre swim, 20-kilometre ride and five-kilometre run in the popular event to finish ahead of Heidi Poole and Gabby Wilson.
She will now turn her attention to off-road triathlons with the Australian championships at Mount Crackenback in her sights.
“I just want a bit of change,” she said.
“I did mountain biking during the winter and really enjoyed it.”
The off-road triathlon will include a one-kilometre swim, 26-kilometre mountain bike ride and eight-kilometre trail run.
Promising youngster Nathan Rodgers clinched his first open men’s win in one hour, 16 seconds ahead of Josh Roy and Scott Melgaard.
The victory continued the year 11 Catholic College Wodonga student’s meteoric rise after he only took up the sport seriously last year following a strong swimming career.
“It felt good winning a race,” Nathan said.
“I haven’t been doing triathlons for that long and my coach Fabrizio Andreoni has helped a lot.”
Rodgers will compete in the Australian Youth Championships in Queensland next month.
Seventy athletes took part in yesterday’s triathlon with 73 in the junior and sub-junior events on Saturday night.
Siblings Tom and Alex Freire took out the junior events.
Tom edged out Caleb Therkildsen in the boys, while Alex finished ahead of Freya Veikkanen in the girls.
The club’s final event will be an Olympic distance race on March 24.