Hervey Bay Triathlon - Col Curry at the drinks station.
Hervey Bay Triathlon - Col Curry at the drinks station. Alistair Brightman

Triathlon series to start this weekend

TRIATHLON: The region's newest triathlon series is set to start at Rainbow Beach.

The club challenge incorporates five popular events run by different Wide Bay clubs.

Rainbow Beach Triathlon Club is the first to host the new format this weekend, with the double sprint triathlon set to test the region's athletes.

The series will move to Agnes Water for the sprint distance triathlon on the weekend of September 29-30, before Hervey Bay Triathlon Club's event on October 21.

Bargara will host a sprint distance on December 2, with the series to end at Bay Break Multisport Festival in April.

The series, the winner of which will be decided by a point score , will only run provided there is enough support from athletes at each of the five multisport clubs.