Renowned triathlon returns to Bunbury

Monday, 10 February 2020 

A popular event on Bunbury’s sporting calendar is back this weekend with the LGM Industries Bunbury City Classic Triathlon returning to take advantage of the City’s pristine location.

The highly regarded triathlon will see athletes from across the State, and the country, converge at Koombana Bay on Sunday, 16 February to battle it out.

The event takes advantage of the City’s unspoiled coastal location including the protected beach of Koombana Bay while the bike course travels through the City Centre and along the Back Beach coastline before returning to the Bay.

The run course winds around the picturesque Leschenault Inlet, through to the waterfront and Bunbury’s iconic lighthouse.

Home-grown local talent Ryan Bailie, who represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics and is in the mix to represent the country again in Tokyo later this year, will be among competitors this weekend.

With more than 500 competitors expected to take part, City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the triathlon provided a social and economic boost for the Bunbury Geographe region.

“Our beautiful City is the ideal location for yet another great event and the benefits will be felt across our many accommodation providers, retailers and cafes and restaurants,” Mayor Brennan said.

The City contributes $10,000 to the LGM Industries Bunbury City Classic Triathlon.

LGM Industries chief executive officer David Kaestner said it was an easy decision to sponsor the triathlon event.

“LGM Industries is proud to sponsor the highly regarded Bunbury City Classic Triathlon which embodies the four pillars of LGM – appreciation of life, community involvement, healthy lifestyle and performance through goal setting, engagement and striving to be the best we can be,” Mr Kaestner said. 

A number of road restrictions and closures will be in place on Sunday morning between 6.45am and 10am due to the event, including Koombana Drive, Clifton Street and Ocean Drive.