A Great Result for Wes Gould

Last week­end on the Gold Coast, Mul­laloo mem­ber Wes Gould com­pet­ed in the famous Coolan­gat­ta Gold race as part of the Nutri-grain Iron­man series. Wes is one of only 3 Mul­laloo Nip­per Alum­ni who have com­pet­ed in the Coolan­gat­ta Gold, which is now part of the Nutri-grain Iron­man Series.

Wes start­ed as a nip­per at Mul­laloo more than 12 years ago and com­pet­ed as a nip­per, youth and Senior ath­lete for the Club and he was a win­ner of many Club and State Cham­pi­onships, Wes has now achieved his dream of com­pet­ing in the Nutri-grain Iron­man Series. Whilst now com­pet­ing for Kur­rawa on the east coast, he is still an active Club and patrolling mem­ber at Mul­laloo.

Wes fin­ished as the 13th indi­vid­ual Male over the line in the Coolan­gat­ta Gold and 11th in the Nutri-grain Iron­man series. It was an incred­i­ble effort and Wes said “It was a very daunt­ing and chal­leng­ing race with such an expe­ri­enced field of ath­letes I grew up idol­is­ing. It was extreme­ly spe­cial for me to line up next to those guys, which seemed a just trade-off for the many years of hard work from not just myself, but a num­ber of cru­cial peo­ple who have sup­port­ed me over many years”. Asked if he was going to com­pete in the race next year, Wes said “It was an epic race, and as hard as it was, I’m look­ing for­ward to it again”.

Over­all, Wes com­plet­ed the race in 4:20:14, just 14 min­utes behind Nutri-grain Iron­man series win­ner Matt Bevilac­qua and an amaz­ing effort for his first Coolan­gat­ta Gold race.

 

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