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Safety Beach Foreshore was the perfect setting on Sunday for the Alien Fitness ‘Sprint Distance Open and Junior’ inaugural Triathlon supported by local radio RPP FM which broadcast live on 98.7FM & 98.3FM (Frankston) from the event.

The RPP FM Locker Room program, teamed with Darren Smith and crew, covered the action from the Finishing Line as the Triathlon participants completed the course.

Then RPP FM’s colourful and charismatic couple Bob & Judy of The Late, Late Brekky Show engaged with RPP FM co-presenter of The Breakfast Scoop program, Ange Robinson who ‘roamed’ with her microphone interviewing participants and spectators.

Bob & Judy also interviewed owner of Alien Fitness and the man behind the ‘operation’ John Maisano, who was still on a high after the event. John said, “It was a great idea and at the time felt a little daunting.” He was overwhelmed by the response of participants stating that a majority were not Alien Fitness members – some made the trip from city areas.

John thanked volunteers for their tireless work, the Mornington Peninsula Shire for supporting the event and concluded by adding, “And the 12 people on the Organisers Committee who lived and breathed the event and bent over backwards to make the event work.”

Bob & Judy were in awe of John’s passion and commitment to the fitness industry who was a professional Soccer player. He has always been inspired and motivated by people who love to keep fit.

With over 100 Adults registering to compete in a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run along the beautiful shores of the Mornington Peninsula and 25 Juniors registering to compete in a 200m swim, 5km cycle and 1.5 km run these are the results:

MEN’S OPEN WINNER – Presented by Diccon Voller of Voller Builders:
1st: Scott McKenna completed the course in 1.06.13
2nd: Josh Goding
3rd: Steven Johannessen

WOMEN’S OPEN WINNER – Presented by Bek & Troy Palmer of Palmer Automotive:
1st: Millicent Coote completed the course in 1.10.39
2nd: BIzzy Butterworth
3rd: Prue Stone

JUNIOR MALE WINNER – Presented by Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Cr Antonella Celi:
1st: Jay Butterworth complete the course in 29.19 minutes
2nd: Jason Rodway
3rd: Christian Bett

JUNIOR FEMALE WINNER – Presented by Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Cr Antonella Celi:
1st: Grace Upton-Jones completed the course in 27.20 minutes
2nd: Hayley Joyce
3rd: Lily Tanaka

Congratulations to all winners and Triathlon ‘athletes’ who entered and supported this wonderful event.

With the support of major sponsors – Hockingstuart Real Estate and Voller builders and D’Alias Bakery Café, Peninsula Swimming & Aquatic Centre, Palmer Automotive and Little Rebel Coffee Roaster, Alien Fitness offered an exciting new opportunity for all ages and abilities to compete in their first triathlon.

Alien Fitness successfully brought local communities and Alien Fitness members together to enjoy an event in a fun and friendly, yet competitive environment.

Alien Fitness is an exclusive Fitness Gym in Rosebud, offering a professional and friendly solution for your health and fitness needs located at 823 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud. For more details contact John or Leanne on 5986 6550.

Alien Fitness- A Station Sponsor and NAB Business Excellence Winner – Rising Star 2012

Words Debra Mar
Photography Rab Siddhi

Pictured: Winners of the Inaugural Alien Fitness Triathlon, 1st – Scott McKenna completed the course in 1.06.13, 2nd – Josh Goding, 3rd – Steven Johannessen

Insert: Alien Fitness owner John Maisano talking with Bob & Judy on The Late, Late Brekky Show.