HUSKISSON hosted two family events last weekend. On the Saturday it was the Kiteleys Farmers 5km, a charity jog, walk or run where proceeds were donated to Shoalhaven farmers doing it tough.
More than $8500 was raised and will be managed by Nowra Rotary for farmers in need as a result of recent drought conditions. These funds were contributed by nearly 200 participants and local businesses that got behind this local cause.
On Sunday, South Coast locals prevailed once again in the Little Huskisson Triathlon Festival where nearly 1000 participants took part across three different distance triathlons. In the males races a trifecta of local wins took place with Mitchell Cunningham (Berry) winning the standard distance for the second year running, Matt Lewis (Erowal Bay) winning the sprint distance and Brooklyn Henry (Nowra) winning the Super Sprint.
In the female races local ladies proved a force to be reckoned with this season with strong performances by Jessica Rosskelly (Vincentia) and Freya Robinson-Mills (Falls Creek) who both finished second in their respective races.
In the Sprint distance triathlon (750m swim, 40km bike and 5km run) recently turned professional Matt Lewis showed that he is in fine form leading into his key race, Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney, by chasing down Brady Goodyear (Bardon Ridge).
After exiting the swim second, Lewis took the lead on the bike and held off the fast finishing Goodyear on the run to win by 20 seconds, finishing in a time of 1 hour 1 minute and 25 seconds.
“I am in a really good headspace at the moment and have been training hard towards Western Sydney. It’s always great to race on home ground and pull out a win,” Lewis said
Event organiser and CEO of Elite Energy, Mark Emerton, said it was great to have a whole weekend of fun for the family.
“I am particularly proud of the way that the local community has really got behind the Farmers 5k. Our farmers do it really tough and I am so happy that we can do something to assist,” he said.
“Sunday’s event was also made possible by droves of volunteers who gave up their time to support a great community event and to raise funds for their local community groups and charities.
“Elite Energy donates to these community groups is in lieu of their time. It is expected that in excess of $3000 will be donated to groups who supplied 50 volunteers.”