Young Athletes Prepare For Enduro

We’re only just out of Winter, but that hasn’t stopped our junior Lennox nipper competitors from actively training for the Lennox Head Enduro, to be held at the Surf Club from 8.30am on Saturday, 30 September 2017. 

“This is our regions premier junior lifesaving endurance event, and gives our juniors the opportunity to sample the competitive world of an ironman/ironwoman in a safe and well supported community environment,” said Lennox Head Surf Sports Coordinator, Chris Bond. 

“Our Lennox Juniors have already thrown down the gauntlet and can be found paddling on Lake Ainsworth three mornings a week as they prepare for the event after their winter break, and they are looking forward to testing themselves against the competition come race day,” he said.

The event is open to competitors aged from U11 to U17, and includes swim, board and run legs, with distances increasing with age. U11 competitors swim 400m, board paddle for 1km and run for 1km; whereas U17 competitors swim 1km, board paddle for 3km, and run for 3km.

“There’s no question that this is a testing event across the age groups, but on the day it’s really inspiring to see these young people in the water and on the beach, putting in the hard yards, and witnessing their jubilation when they finish.”

There are cash prizes up for grabs for male and female first, second and third placed competitors in each age group, as well as an assortment of lucky draw prizes including a Dolphin Racing Mal. 

“We were pleased to host almost 100 competitors to the Enduro in 2016, with people coming from as far away as Newcastle and the Gold Coast, and we hope to welcome even more entrants this year,” he said. 

Competitors must be members of a surf lifesaving club to participate. Enquiries: 0419 123 773 or lennoxenduro@gmail.com.

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