Local team blitzes Gold Coast race
The 2009 Gold Coast Anaconda Adventure Race attracted a record 450 competitors at the weekend and several Northern Rivers locals made it to the podium.
The gruelling event includes a 1.9km ocean swim, a 13km ocean/river kayak, a 12.5km run, an 18km mountain bike ride and a 2km team beach run.
The first team across the line, in a scorching time of 3:46:26, included brothers Tony and Glen Curtis from Lismore, Tane Crosby from The Channon and Glen Lawrence from Byron Bay.
“This was their fourth year that they entered the race and they've placed every year but this is the first time they've got a win,” support crew member Marion Brownlie said. “I was getting a ride to the finish line and the gentleman driving got a little bit lost, so I actually missed them coming across the finish line, but it was still a tremendous thrill. We were all over the moon.”