Tanyn chalks up best result of season in Ironmen series
LENNOX Head surf lifesaver Tanyn Lyndon had his best result of the season with fourth place in the final round of the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.
He finishes the series sixth overall, which means he has requalified for next summer.
Lyndon, 21, had to get back into the series the hard way this season after making his debut in 2011-12.
A shoulder reconstruction ruled him out the following year and he had to reclaim his spot through trials.
"I've had a dream season and especially with a fourth to finish," Lyndon said.
"It feels awesome to secure a spot in the series next year."
Shannon Eckstein walked away overall winner for the eighth time followed by Ky Hurst, Kendrick Louis, Matt Poole, Caine Eckstein and Lyndon.
Former Lennox Head resident and Byron Bay Surf Lifesaving Club member Brodie Moir also raced at Coolum on Sunday in the women's section.
She finished 13th in the final event and 14th overall in a disappointing summer.
"The conditions were tough and my swim was just not good enough," Moir said.
"To be in this sport you must have a strong swim so it is something I'll definitely work on for the trials."
Moir was the 2012 Coolangatta Gold winner and finished third in the Nutri-Grain Series last season.
She is teaching at a Gold Coast primary school.
"No celebrations for me, I will be back in the classroom teaching Year 5 at Varsity College," she said.