In what has become a tradition in recent years, triathletes descended into Orange to compete in the NSW Super Sprint Series.
Comprising of the classic swim, cycle and run legs, 30 competitors battled it out in the weekend's premier event - Super Sprint A Final - at Gosling Creek.
Among those 30 were some familiar names around town, such as Orange Cycling and Triathlon Club's very own Tom Tudor, Rory Thornhill and Connor Whiteley.
First up was the swim, where Thornhill showed off his speed early as he emerged from the water near the front of the pack.
Finally came the run, where Tudor not only gained on his competitors, but managed to squeak in for a third place finish in the 18-19 years category, beating out Thornhill by just four seconds.
Right behind the young pair was Whiteley, who managed a sixth place finish in the 18-24 years category.
The two day event, delivered by Orange Cycling and Triathlon Club has been a welcome addition to the Central West over the past five years, with the club's vice-president, Frank Ostini, optimistic that it will be back in town next year.
"I think that shows how successful the event has been and how eager people were to get back into action. From what I've heard, the town was completely booked out as well."
Despite a hot start to proceedings on Saturday, Mr Ostini was happy to say there were no major injuries to come from the event.
"The whole weekend turned into a real success. You always think of triathlons being a coastal sport, but the Orange boys and girls performed well and did us all proud," he said.
The top female triathlete in the field was Chilean international and three-time Olympian Barbara Riveros.
In the mixed team relay, the Orange squad of Molly Dean, Tom Tudor, Jesse Tudor and Rory Thornhill finished in fifth place.