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Club inducts duo into hall of fame

Posted: 12pm 29 Jun 2021

Redcliffe Triathlon Club (RTC) celebrated its 30th anniversary this month and has two new members in its hall of fame.

Past and present members gathered with families and supporters at Suttons Beach Pavilion, Redcliffe, for the club’s landmark on June 12.

On the night Ann Palmer (pictured above second right receiving her plaque from Mary Jackson) and Cheyne Murphy (second left getting his plaque from Brett Jackson) were inducted into the RTC Hall of Fame.

Jackson is still doing triathlons at the age of 78. She has been a long-time supporter of RTC and its junior program.

She has won state ands Australian titles and in 2000 carried the Olympic Torch through Redcliffe.

Murphy, who started triathlon in 2006 unable to swim 50m, recently completed a three-day, 515km Ultrathon.

He has also done 10 Ironman triathlons, had podium finishes in the Queensland Championships and three years ago turned his hand to coaching.

They join Leon Colbert, Brett Jackson, Suzie McLucas, Doug Lockie and Allan Grieve in the Hall of Fame. Nominations can only be made every five years in club anniversary years.

President Nev Sprott said, in the Tribune newsletter, the club’s longevity was thanks to foundations laid in 1990 and a vision to “promote the fun of triathlon to all levels of the community”.

“Here we are 30 years later, a highly recognisable community club on the peninsula, Moreton Bay Region and across the network of triathlon clubs in Queensland and Australia,” he said.

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