Offord and Redmond take Mooloolaba Oceana Cup

Matilda Offord seen winning the the Oceana Triathlon Cup Devonport. Photo: Matilda Offord Instagram.

An all-Australian field was on hand for the Oceana Triathlon Cup Mooloolaba, which saw a pair of U23 competitors take the overall title in the standard distance event – Matilda Offord took the women’s race, her second Oceana Triathlon Cup win in a row after winning in Devonport two weeks ago (picture above), while Lorcan Redmond topped the men’s field.

Natalie Van Coevorden led the women out of the water with a 19:01 swim, with Sophie Linn 16 seconds back and Charlotte McShane 42 seconds behind. Offord and Ellie Hoitink were about 70-seconds back after the swim, but managed to ride up to the lead group before the end of the bike to set up a run for the title. Offord’s 35:26 run split was enough to get her to the line first in 2:00:18, with McShane taking second in 2:00:27 and Van Couvorden rounding out the podium in 2:00:28.

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In the men’s race there was a large group that came out of the water in just over 18 minutes chasing Christopher Deegan, who scorched through the swim in 17:49. A group of nine stayed clear on the bike, setting up a 10 km road race for the men’s title. Redmond’s 30:20 run split was more than enough to get him to the line first in 1:45:53. Behind him was Luke Bate, another U23 competitor, who finished in 1:46:38, with Luke Willan rounding out the podium in 1:46:51.

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You can find results from today’s races here.