Tim Reed, professional triathlete of Suffolk Park won his final event of the season in Forster at the weekend.
Tim Reed, professional triathlete of Suffolk Park won his final event of the season in Forster at the weekend. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Byron lifestyle means more wins for pro-triathlete Tim Reed

SUFFOLK Park professional triathlete Tim Reed has added plenty to his list of achievements since moving to the Northern Rivers last year.

He won three events in Australia as well as finishing second in Ironman 70.3 events in the United States along with a win in the New Caledonia International Triathlon.

"Since we moved here, I've had a real steady improvement in my results," Reed said.

"Here I'm out the door and I'm training straight away instead of sitting in a car for half-an-hour in Sydney.

"I get to do a lot more open water stuff too."

Reed finished the season in style with a win in the inaugural Challenge Foster event on Sunday.

The event consisted of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21.1km run.

He finished in a time of 3 hrs 44 mins.21.

The next closest competitor was David Mainwaring, who registered a time of 3hrs.52 mins.12.

"It's great to win an event at the end of the season and it has been a good year for me," Reed said.

"It was pretty trying conditions in the rain and Tim Berkel was my main competition.

"He got injured in the race and I didn't have too much trouble from there."

Reed turned professional in 2010 and has competed all over the world.

He was most thrilled to get a top-five finish in the Ironman 70.3 event at the World Championships in Las Vegas this year.

"Most of my sponsors are from the US so that's an important one for me to do well in," Reed said.

"I've reduced my workload this year and everything has turned out pretty well."

Reed has no more events this year before the Asia Pacific Championships in New Zealand in January.

He also hopes to take part in another Ironman 70.3 event at Melbourne in March.


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