Triathlon to raise money for Make A Wish Foundation

THE continued growth of triathlon in Dubbo is pointing towards a hugely successful EMS Tri For Charity next week.

The club is preparing for it's latest round of competition tomorrow but plans are already in place for Charity event next Saturday, with all money raised going towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"One of our biggest events is the EMS Tri For Charity and we expect probably more than 100 people and we expect the standard to be incredibly high, with it ranging from the very elite to mums, dads and kids," said Dubbo Triathlon Club president Ian Crafter.

Despite it only being early in the season Crafter said there has been some extremely positive signs within the Dubbo triathlon club with competition strong locally and three of the leading local competitors also making their mark at bigger events around the state.

"It's been really, really good, there's a lot of people and there's been in increase in membership and we've only just started," he said.

"Matt Pellow is going really well and the other two standouts have been Evan Goodstat and Scott Stevenson, they're two to really watch at the moment.

"There is about six-to-eight competitors going to the Ironman Western Sydney 70.3 and that's a half Ironman event with a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run so there will be a good roll up there."

The high standard of competition locally is down to the fact more people are becoming involved and putting in the work, according to Crafter.

"There's been a lot of preparation we're regularly getting 10-20 people coming to evening training sessions during the week and now it's also very family orientated," he said.

The registration for tomorrow's event is at 7.15am with the race starting at 8am while the EMS Tri For Charity begins with registration at 11.45am on November 22 with the race starting from midday.