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THE Bass Coast Summer Series kicks off
this Sunday, January 8 with the Dune 2 Dune
Triathlons at Cape Paterson.
The forecast is for ideal racing conditions
with warm morning temperatures, light winds
and minimal swell for annual the event run by
the Bass Coast Triathlon Club.
The event at Cape Paterson Bay Beach
course will feature a long course of a 1.2km
swim, 40km cycle and 9.6km run.
Long course competitors will start at 9am.
The short course includes a 600m swim, fol-
lowed by a 20km cycle and 3.6km run, and
will start at 9.30am.
The races will start at Cape Paterson Bay,
with long course swimmers exiting the water,
running around the start flag and completing
a second lap of the swim.
On completion of the swim leg, competitors
will exit the water and run to the transition at
the boat ramp car park, which will be closed
from 6am until 1pm.
The cycling leg will start at the boat ramp,
and will turn right onto Surf Beach Road be -
fore continuing along the Inverloch/Cape Pat-
erson Coast Road to the turnaround point ap-
proximately 10km along the coast road before
the Toorak Road/Surf Parade intersection.
Cyclists will make a U-turn and return to the
transition along the same route.
Long course competitors will complete two
laps of the cycle leg.
The coast road will only be open to local traf-
fic and Surf Beach Road will be closed from
the Inverloch turn- off to the boat ramp.
Cyclists must obey road laws and organis-
ers ask drivers to be patient and supportive of
The triathlon will finish with a 3.8km run for
short course competitors and a 9.8km run for
long course competitors.
Short course competitors will complete one
lap of the course and long course competitors
will complete three laps of the course.
Bass Coast Triathlon Club organisers will
be setting up from 6.30am to make the course
safe for competitors and the public.
Organisers ask that the public is support-
ing and patient as the event will directly sup -
port the local community by supporting lo -
cal trades and donating to volunteer groups,
whilst showcasing the spectacular coast and
For further details or to register online, visit
Entry is $70 for short course and $80 for
Online entries for Dune 2 Dune will close
this Friday, January 6 so get your entry in to
avoid a $20 late fee for on the day entries.
The next event of the Bass Coast Summer
Series will be the Bass Coast Barracudas Twi-
light Triathlon, which will be held at Inverloch
on Saturday, February 25 at 4.30pm.
The race will feature a 500m swim followed
by a 25km cycle and 5km run.
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Competitors in last year’s Dune 2 Dune Triathlon set off for the annual event. This year’s
race will be held this Sunday, January 8 at the Cape Paterson Bay Beach. m520116
Dune 2 Dune this Sunday
Record breaking river
relay at Tarwin Lower
Troy Harvey waits for his turn to race while
organiser of the event, Paul Hoffman, swims
Paul Mullarvey powers home during the epic six hour endurance event at Tarwin Lower.
Volunteers from the Venus Bay Surf Life-
saving Club spent a day on the Tarwin River
for the inaugral Ironman Endurance Race on
Thursday, December 29. ms020117
FROM veteran volunteers to newly recruited
Nippers, lifesavers from the Venus Bay Lifesav-
ing Club took part in an inaugural ironman en-
durance event on the Tarwin River.
The six hour event, held on Thursday, De-
cember 29, was the first of its kind in Victoria,
and is part of the Federal ‘Respect the River’
campaign to promote water safety around riv-
ers and creeks.
Volunteers worked in teams of three, compet-
ing against one another in half hour stints to
set a record for the longest endurance ironman
The endurance event comprised of a 288m
swim, a 388m board paddle, and a 502m surf
The endurance event was the brainchild of
surf lifesaver Paul Hoffman, who in 2015 swam
from Bairnsdale to Lakes Entrance with fellow
volunteers Mike Gregory and Steve Klugman,
to help highlight the importance of swimming
between the flags.
Since then, the Venus Bay Lifesaving Club has
been awarded the Victorian Lifesaving Club of
the Year award, while trainer Kim Gee has also
won the Victorian Trainer of the Year and the
Lifesaving Australia Trainer of the Year awards.
Showing their support for the event, the
South Gippsland Shire Council got behind the
lifesaving club, with a generous $5000 grant
awarded to assist in the running of the event.
While the Venus Bay Lifesaving Club is mostly
a beach-based club, it has a strong focus on the
safety of the community, and at times in the
past its members have been called to assist at
the Tarwin River.
“Whilst this is not our normal remit, we are
committed to reducing drownings and promot-
ing water safety in all forms,” Paul said.
On average, 77 people a year drown in rivers,
creeks and streams, making these the leading
locations for drownings in Australia.
A further 27 people drown each year in lakes,
dams and lagoons.
With inland waterways, such as rivers,
creeks, and lakes proving to be a popular way
to cool off during the summer, respecting the
river is imperative to staying safe.
Senior Vice President of the Venus Bay Surf
Lifesaving Club, Simonetta Seri, said education
is the key to preventing any further drownings
“We know that the surf is dangerous, but the
river looks innocuous,” Simonetta said.
“There are submerged dangers; often people
are camping by the river, and it can be danger-
President of the lifesaving club, Craig Watson,
said that the endurance event will hopefully be
the first of many, with the goal of setting a world
endurance record in 2017.
“This is the first time we’ve had this event. It’s
creating a link between the ocean and the rivers
in terms of water safety,” Craig said.
“We really need to raise awareness around
For more information about the Respect the
River campaign, visit the website at www.royal-
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