By MARK HEENAN
OCEAN Grove local Georgie Mervin said it was a nice surprise to be the first ever female winner of last month’s inaugural Barwon Heads’ triathlon.
“It was a bit of fun and bit of a surprise,” Mervin told the Voice.
“I was just there (to compete) and re-motivate and have fun.”
The mother-of-two who works as a nurse competed in the 40-49 age group, finished in a time of 53 minutes on Sunday 21 February.
Mervin, who has a strong running background, said she had worked on her swimming and bike riding legs to help achieve good results in triathlon competitions.
Former St Albans GFL footballer, Kirby Bourke won the men’s race in 43:50.
Georgie is the wife of multiple Ocean Grove Football Club senior premiership player Greg Mervin.