Search:



Triathlon a $500,000 boost for Moreton Bay

Posted: 12pm 28 Sep 2020

More than 1000 competitors turned out for the first round of the Queensland Triathlon Series at Clontarf on Sunday, injecting more than $500,000 into the local economy.

Mayor Peter Flannery says the Redcliffe Peninsula provided a postcard-perfect background for the COVID Safe event, which gave a significant boost to the region’s economy.

“At a time when local businesses need it most, this event has delivered a welcome $500,000 boost to our economy and the enthusiasm from industry to hosting visitors was palpable across the weekend,” Mayor Flannery says.

“With participants ranging in age from seven to 70-plus, I’m hoping we’ll see those families make Moreton Bay their new go-to holiday destination.”

Great location

Triathlon Queensland CEO Tim Harradine says Clontarf was a great location to kick-off the eight-stage competition series.

“Council has done a fantastic job working with the organisers to make this happen and we are looking forward to the next event here in May 2021 as we return for our usual season-ending event,” Mr Harradine says.

“The Moreton Bay Region continues to deliver as a quality location for triathlon, which is why this event attracts everyone from Olympians to local competitors.”

Safety first

Race director Brendon Downey says the event looked a little different to last year to ensure everyone stayed safe.

“There were pre-screen checks, contact info collection, hand sanitiser stations, physical distancing and, while we couldn’t have a formal presentation on the day, I know everyone had a great time regardless,” he says.

Unique opportunity

Councillor Karl Winchester (Div 6) says hosting round one of the series gave residents the unique opportunity to compete at a professional level in their own backyard.

“It was fantastic to see the local Redcliffe Triathlon Club out in force with more than 50 members taking up the challenge in their backyard,” he says.

“I know the hotels, restaurants, and cafe owners along the Peninsula loved the influx of visitors over the weekend, and I’m thrilled to show off how Moreton Bay can host these kinds of events safely as we all adjust to a new normal.”

Find out more about the Queensland Triathlon Series here.

Read more local news here.

Share

Trending

$1 million design fund to fast-track projects

A dedicated $1 million project design fund will enable Moreton Bay Regional Council to accelerate priority projects.…

Keep kids safe in school zones

Ensuring children travel safely to and from school is the responsibility of the entire community, according to the Officer in Charge of the Deception Bay Road Policing Unit. It's pretty simple - as he explains…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   4-3-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Going 'berzerk' for Pickleball

Redcliffe’s Focus Tennis Academy is introducing Pickleball, one of Queensland’s fastest-growing sports, to its courts on Sunday – with a free invitation for anyone to try it.…

Local Sport   •   4-3-2021  •   Nick Crockford

World within reach for Law

Deception Bay boxer Waylon Law is determined to secure his first world ranking when he steps into the ring at Eatons Hill Hotel next week.…

Community Groups   •   25-2-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Juniors meet idols at Broncos’ clinics

The next generation of rugby league stars had the chance to meet and be coached by some of their idols during Broncos Junior Rugby League Coaching Clinics in the Moreton Bay Region this week.…

Local News   •   24-2-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Home stretch for track bid

Work on a synthetic running track at Deception Bay’s Zammit Oval could start within months with funding from the Federal and State Government’s locked in.…

Local News   •   15-2-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Fishing: what’s biting … where?

Hornibrook Bait & Tackle’s Tony Lincoln knows a thing or two about fishing. Here’s his tips for a successful outing onshore and offshore…

Local News   •   12-2-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Countdown to Nathan’s big ride

Nathan McDowell is training hard and counting down the days to his 110km ride from Noosa to Redcliffe next month. Want to support him? Here's how…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close