Wauchope Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club members will be swimming, paddling and running for success at Coolangatta Gold in Queensland over the weekend of October 7 and 8.
The Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold is one of the world’s toughest ironman races, starting in 1984 as an event for the making of the famous Australian movie of the same name.
The event involves the classic Aussie ironman disciplines of surf ski, paddle board, swimming and running through the spectacular backdrop from Coolangatta to Surfers Paradise and return on the Gold Coast. This race has no American import it is 100 per cent Australian.
The strong Wauchope Bonny Hills Surf Lifesaving Club will be represented by eight teams across a variety of age and gender divisions and will include, a determined defense of last year’s gold medal winning masters team.
In a first for our club, we will also be represented by a highly talented under 19 male team for which we have high hopes.
Club president Peter Smith said this is such an iconic and quintessentially Aussie event.
Mr Smith said he is so proud of all the hard work the Wauchope Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club crew has put in to be ready for the big race.
“As well as our defending gold medal team, our female masters team will be looking to go one better than last year, where they finished in second place in their division.”
“I’m also really pleased that our club will have over 60 people travelling to the Gold Coast as part of the team both competitors and supporters.
“It will be a great occasion for our club and I really need to thank all of our supporters and sponsors helping our teams”.
A full list of teams representing our club is:
Under 19 Male Short Course WBH Surf Club – First National North Haven Real Estate.
Open Female Short Course WBH Surf Club – Port Orthodontics.
140 years+ Male Short Course WBH Surf Club – Expressway Spares.
140 years + Female Short Course WBH Surf Club – The Fat Fish Bistro.
190 years + Male Short Course WBH Surf Club – Mid Coast Uniforms.
190 Years + Male Short Course WBH Surf Club – Pacific Survey.
190 years + Male Long Course WBH Surf Club – Mid Coast Uniforms.
140 years + Female Long Course WBH Surf Club – Expressway Spares.
This is the fifth consecutive year that the Wauchope Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club has had competitors in this great, truly Australian event.