THE Coolangatta Gold was held last Sunday, with athletes from the Hunter again contesting the event.
The 42-kilometre ironman race from Coolangatta to North Burleigh and back attracted more than 500 athletes from around the country.
Redhead Surf Life Saving Club's team of Isaac Morgan, Isak Costello and Mark Stowe performed exceptionally well, finishing second in the open men's team.
Redhead's Mitchell Ambler combined with Swansea-Belmont's Lucas Samways and Troy Ham to finish ninth in the same division.
Luke Nolan, from Redhead, finished 39th in the open men's individual race.
Clubmate Boyd Conrick contested the event in the 30-39 category and finished third.
Newcastle's Gavin Johns finished 10th in the same division.
For the first time in the event's history, the women raced over the same distance as the men.
Bryony McDonell, from Redhead, took on the revised course and finished 15th in the open women's category.
In the open men's division, Mooloolaba's Ali Day overcame injury to secure back-to-back Coolangatta Gold crowns.
Day won the event by six minutes over Cronulla's Nathan Smith in second and clubmate Josh Minogue in third.
Former Swansea-Belmont athlete Michael Booth, who now competes for Northcliffe on the Gold Coast, finished sixth.