Warilla warriors prep for Ironman

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Warilla siblings Prue and Jayden Goodair are looking forward to emulating their heroes at the Wave Warriors junior challenge at Ocean Grove, Victoria on Saturday.

The brainchild of one of Australia's greatest ironmen, Zane Holmes, Wave Warriors is a national open event with under-9 to under-15 age groups.

Nine-year-old Prue and 12-year-old Jayden's father, Cy, said the event was a good way for the pair to get a taste of national competition.

"It's set up to mirror the top ironman format so they get to run up through the big start finish line and things like that," Cy said.

"Obviously we're from Warilla which is Ali Day territory so they're looking forward to the chance to mimic Ali and also [Warilla's] Hayden White as well."

For Jayden and Prue, it will be their first taste of national competition where they'll compete in board, swim and ironman events.

"Jayden's strength is the ironman because he's good at the swim and board," Cy said.

"He's just come back from representing South Coast branch at Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach so he's been going well.

"Prue's probably more of a boarder than a swimmer but you've got to be good at both.

"We've had the four rounds of the Sydney Water series down here at Shellharbour, Warilla, Thirroul and Bulli and they've been going pretty well there.

"We see Wave Warriors as a good chance for a decent hitout before the Country Championships in mid January."

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