Matty White and Rebekah Keat take out Shepparton Campbell’s Half Ironman Triathlon

Matty White has delivered on his promise and won the Shepparton Cambell’s Half Ironman Triathlon in a time of 3:49:23 after a couple of runner up results. Pre race favourite Bek Keat also delivered on expectations with a commanding victory built on a dominant bike leg.

The men’s race was a tight one with Matty taking a slim 10 second lead into the run leg, and managing to hold off Josh Rix to win by just 18 seconds. Speaking with Trizone Matty said: “I was really hungry to win this race as I have come 2nd here on two occasions and the crowd support is fantastic, plus the Shep tri club put so much effort into this race each year. I felt really good all day but was pushed the whole way by Josh Rix so I couldn’t take it easy at any point of the 21km run. I am ecstatic to win this race and finally tick the box in Sheparton”. Paul Attard rounded out the top 3, a couple of minutes back, and Ollie Whistler can be satisfied with his day to grab fourth slot.

 

Ollie commented “My swim bike was exactly what I wanted and felt fantastic but my run was horrible! ” despite not feeling good on the run Ollie still put in a fast 1:19:43 and reflected “That is kind of encouraging in some ways as I have never been in so much pain and in the hurt box so badly on the run as I was today…This experience I will carry on with me and I should benefit from it later down the track”.

 

The women’s race had a less tight finish with Rebekah Keat building up a five minute lead on the bike, which she was able to extend by a further minute by the finish. Things may have been more interesting had second placed Nicole Ward not copped a 5 min penalty on the bike. Nicole commented that she was still stoked with her time as it represented a PB for her, and that “I rode and ran mad and just went all out”. Sarah Pollett rounded out the top three.

Shepparton half ironman website

Full results click here.

 

Pos Cat Pos Name Time Category Swim Cycle Run
1 1 Matty WHITE 3:49:23 Open 0:24:20 2:09:00 1:16:02
2 2 Josh RIX 3:49:42 Open 0:24:22 2:09:08 1:16:10
3 3 Paul ATTARD 3:52:35 Open 0:25:31 2:09:27 1:17:36
4 4 Ollie WHISTLER 3:53:18 Open 0:24:27 2:09:07 1:19:43
5 5 Monty FRANKISH 3:54:28 Open 0:24:25 2:10:39 1:19:23
6 6 Gavin SCOTT 3:58:13 Open 0:24:19 2:09:49 1:24:03
7 7 Luke WHITMORE 4:01:07 Open 0:26:43 2:18:21 1:16:03
8 8 Magnus MICHELSSON 4:05:15 Open 0:24:26 2:22:34 1:18:14
9 1 Sean SMEE 4:05:35 3034 0:29:34 2:18:28 1:17:32
10 9 Mitchell ANDERSON 4:06:00 Open 0:26:10 2:11:06 1:28:44
11 1 Chris JENSEN 4:06:05 2529 0:30:54 2:16:28 1:18:42
12 2 Simon BEVEGE 4:06:28 2529 0:30:10 2:17:43 1:18:33
13 1 Stephen FOSTER 4:06:41 4549 0:26:20 2:15:59 1:24:21
14 2 David GREEN 4:07:02 3034 0:29:00 2:19:02 1:18:59
15 1 Cameron SIMON 4:07:12 3539 0:28:35 3:38:36
16 3 Leigh CHIVERS 4:07:58 2529 0:27:56 2:19:39 1:20:23
17 3 Barry LYNCH 4:08:16 3034 0:27:39 2:21:59 1:18:38
18 4 Brad CAMPBELL 4:08:22 3034 0:26:29 2:17:50 1:24:03
19 5 Daniel THOMPSON 4:08:24 3034 0:28:27 2:19:45 1:20:10
20 1 Brian MILLETT 4:08:35 4044 0:27:08 2:15:11 1:26:15
Pos Cat Pos Name Time Category Swim Cycle Run
33 1 Rebekah KEAT 4:17:22 Open 0:26:35 2:23:42 1:27:04
60 2 Nicole WARD 4:23:35 Open 0:26:44 2:28:49 1:28:02
86 3 Sarah POLLETT 4:29:08 Open 0:24:30 2:30:25 1:34:11
95 1 Kristy HALLETT 4:31:16 3539 0:33:35 2:28:19 1:29:21
98 2 Natalie SHEFFIELD 4:31:45 3539 0:28:35 2:26:54 1:36:15
102 4 Elly FRANKS 4:32:21 Open 0:26:40 2:24:30 1:41:10
114 1 Kate MURPHY 4:34:12 3034 0:25:52 2:30:26 1:37:52
117 5 Madeleine OLDFIELD 4:34:21 Open 0:26:40 2:30:53 1:36:47
126 1 Sarah GROVE 4:36:10 2529 0:32:51 2:27:31 1:35:46
130 6 Renee LANE 4:36:59 Open 0:27:24 2:34:43 1:34:51
131 2 Tarryn WHITMORE 4:37:08 3034 0:28:33 2:26:03 1:42:31
142 3 Melanie ADES 4:39:04 3034 0:34:44 2:32:09 1:32:10
146 1 Sarah HUGHES 4:39:25 1824 0:30:37 2:35:55 1:32:52
154 3 Jodie BARKER 4:40:42 3539 0:34:28 2:35:39 1:30:33
157 2 Clara BROWN 4:41:11 2529 0:36:09 2:33:39 1:31:22
167 4 Georgie CAMAKARIS 4:42:33 3539 0:30:46 2:31:51 1:39:56
169 4 Emma MILLER 4:42:53 3034 0:32:01 2:36:51 1:34:00
172 1 Anne MACLEAN 4:43:41 4044 0:37:40 2:27:59 1:38:02
186 3 Harriet SMITH 4:46:19 2529 0:31:56 2:34:27 1:39:55
204 4 Rhiannon SNIPE 4:48:56 2529 0:34:30 2:44:51 1:29:35

 

 

 

Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.