The UWA Triathlon Club proved favourites at the recent 2018 Triathlon Western Australia Triathlete of the Year Awards, picking awards in a variety of categories.
The club were awarded 2018 Club Event Series, while also coming third in the champion club category.
UWA Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry lecturer Dr Grant Landers was handed the Service to Sport award.
The high performance coach has a long term association with triathlon, having delivered coach development programs for over 20 years.
Dr Landers has been instrumental in the development of UWA triathletes, heading up the training program at the club.
UWA graduate and Duathlon World Championships gold medallist Felicity Sheedy-Ryan was awarded 2018 Female Individual Performance of the Year.
The Australian athlete is currently busy overseas, kicking off her 2018 European season, including a 30th place finish at the 2018 Antwerp ITU Triathlon World Cup.
A number of UWA Triathletes also secured awards in their age category, with Nick Thompson (Male 16-19), Channa Marsh (Female 20-24), and Tony Smith (Male 40-44) all taking out third place in their respective categories.
Meanwhile, Luke Bate was first place in the Male 16-19 category, also winning the 2018 Development Program Athlete of the Year.
First place in the 2018 State Long Course Championship Female 30-34 category went to Alexandra Meek, while club official Damien D'Antoine won the Steve Barrie Award for official of the year.
With a new season of training underway at the club it appears that the talented triathletes will only continue their successful run, with new members always welcome to get in contact at www.revolutionise.com.au/uwatriclub.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communication, and Events