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The Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon Recap 2023

The Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon graced the capital with a display of endurance and competitive spirit, set against the backdrop of an easing heatwave that left Canberra basked in perfect triathlon conditions. Athletes were greeted by the inviting waters of the lake and the neatly trimmed grass, setting the stage for what was to be an unforgettable day of racing.

The bike course stood out with its technical demands, requiring athletes to remain vigilant through the sharp half-turns and deceptive undulations. It was a true test of skill and endurance, challenging even the most seasoned cyclists. Meanwhile, the run course offered a picturesque journey around Black Mountain Peninsula. With mature trees on one side and the serene views of Canberra’s lakes on the other, it was a scene that urged racers to glance up from the pavement and embrace the beauty of their surroundings.

Celebrating athletic excellence, we proudly announce the overall winners of the event:

Male Overall Super Sprint

  1. Remy McKay
  2. Matthew Fosse
  3. Mal Collins

Female Overall Super Sprint

  1. Kari Soennichsen
  2. Chloe Hanbury
  3. Peta Bulling

Male Overall Sprint

  1. Cameron Roberts
  2. David Peedom
  3. Cody Salter

Female Overall Sprint

  1. Caitlin Sendt
  2. Lara Dawson
  3. Talia Chambers

Male Overall Sprint Aquabike

  • Luke Schofield

The determination and prowess displayed by these champions highlight the vibrant and competitive edge that defines our triathlon community.

In addition to the overall champions, the age group winners showcased their mettle across various categories:

ACT Age Group Sprint Champions


  • 16-19: Lara Dawson
  • 20-24: Caitlin Sendt
  • 25-29: Jess Munro
  • 30-34: Laura Van den Honert
  • 35-39: Jessica Monagle
  • 40-44: Karen Lake
  • 45-49: Sarah Watson
  • 50-54: Robyn Press
  • 55-59: Fiona Souden
  • 60-64: Margi Grant
  • 65-69: Adrienne Andrews
  • 70+: Jillian Wisbey


  • 12-15: Oliver Noble
  • 20-24: Cody Salter
  • 25-29: Cameron Roberts
  • 30-34: Mark Stevens
  • 35-39: Chris Allison
  • 40-44: Jamie Young
  • 45-49: David Peedom
  • 50-54: Ted Goad
  • 55-59: Darren Ingram
  • 60-64: Mark Duncanson
  • 65-69: Glen Gibson
  • 70+: David Baussmann

We extend our deepest gratitude to our season partners and volunteers, whose contributions are the cornerstone of our success:

Season Partners

  • University of Canberra
  • Sportscare
  • ACT Government

Volunteer Appreciation Our events thrive on the spirit and dedication of our volunteers. From the meticulous setup to the diligent marshalling and efficient pack-down, their work is the backbone of our triathlon. To these unsung heroes, we owe our heartfelt thanks. When you next see them on race day, take a moment to express your gratitude – it’s their commitment that enables you to race.

Congratulations once again to all participants and champions – your achievements embody the strength and community that are the hallmarks of ACT Triathlon. We look forward to seeing you at our next event, where we will continue to celebrate and nurture the passion for triathlon within our community.

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