Competitors race into action at the start of the under-16 race in the aquathon, part of the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club series.
Competitors race into action at the start of the under-16 race in the aquathon, part of the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club series. Valerie Horton

Teenage duo rises to the challenge

GETTING out of bed early can be hard for many teenagers - especially on a non-school day.

The Hervey Bay duo of Christian Wilson and Brooke Willis didn't seem to struggle on Sunday.

The talented pair rose to the challenge in race 8 of the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club series, an aquathon, at Ron Beaton Park.

An early morning start didn't bother them as they ran and swam their way to winning the open divisions.

The 15-year-old Wilson, an Australian and Queensland junior triathlon representative, completed the 3km run, 800m swim and 3km run in a time of 32min 28sec.

Another youngster, Tayte Dixon, (36.07) finished second while Scott Farrell (36.53) was third.

Willis won the women's race in a time of 39min 59sec ahead of Brandi Alberts (42.04) and Amie Munson (44.12).

Brian Harrington and Jodie Norris won their respective divisions in the intermediate race.

Hervey Bay Triathlon Club official Ron Morgan, who finished third in the open mixed teams race with his granddaughter Kayla, said Wilson and Willis had once again showed their class.

"They just keep getting better and better," he said.