Wanda Surf Lifesaving Club was proud to host the sixth and final round of the Nutri-Grain Ironperson series on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February as well as the final of the Ocean 6 Series.
All Wanda competitors achieved some stellar results in challenging weather conditions and amongst Australia’s finest athletes.
Elyssa Pierce – debuts in the IronWoman series
Elyssa Pierce – 6th place Board
Hayden Allum – 7th place in IronMan series
Nathan Smith – 3rd place Swim
Kaimana Fittock – 4th place Run Swim Run
Britney Pierce – 6th place Run Swim Run
Britney Pierce – 9th place Board
Nathan Jay – 1st place U/17 Surf Race
Nathan Jay – 5th place Swim
Nathan Jay – 6th Run Swim Run
Jamee Smith – 3rd place Sprint
Dean Reilly – 5th place Sprint
Clayton Beranek – 6th place Sprint
Clayton Beranek – 4th place Flags
Wanda’s Ali Najem, Chloe Gentle, Lachie Crawford and Annika Durante also competed in the lung busting 2km beach run!!
Ocean6 Round 6 at Wanda was also the last opportunity for us and fans to see IronMan legend “The GOAT” Shannon Eckstein compete in a professional capacity. After 34 individual race wins across 19 series – and nine IronMan titles – Eckstein finished fifth on the day to finish 10th in his final series after announcing his retirement. What a champ!
A great team effort by all our competitors, coaches, work parties, JAG and officials for our combined efforts in making this event a great success. Our beach track was heralded “one of the best” by a carnival referee!