BMD Northcliffe’s Harriet Brown has been ruled out of the final race of the Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series at Kingscliff, NSW tomorrow with an injury to her right foot.

Brown, was sitting fourth overall in the Series heading into today’s race, sustained the injury running into the water for the board race, the second specialist race of the day, and was unable to complete the rest of the Round five races.

“I was just running into the water on the beginning of the board leg (race 2) I felt my foot go and became really sore,”

“When I was paddling I knew that I’d done something wrong or that something had happened and when I was on that wave I thought do I get and try and run or just stop and I decided to try and run and then knew I’d done something bad.”

“I’m really disappointed, so much time and effort goes into racing and preparing for the Series, countless hours of training and I do all the little things right behind the scenes,” Brown said.

“It’s hard to believe that I won’t be finishing the series tomorrow.

“I’m really disappointed and I was feeling really good racing and today I felt really good, I was really enjoying it and excited to race and it’s just really hard to believe I won’t be racing tomorrow.”

Brown’s clubmate Lucy Derbyshire is the beneficiary of Brown’s misfortune and will line-up in the final round of the Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series tomorrow at Kingscliff.

Derbyshire, 17, was next in line for a call-up to the Series following her performance and result in the Nutri-Grain Ironwoman trial at Kingscliff in November last year.

It will be the second competition of the day for Derbyshire, who will tomorrow morning compete in the Nutri-Grain Next Gen Series. Derbyshire heads into tomorrow’s Next Gen in equal first place with Swansea-Belmont’s Bella Williams.

“If I can’t be me though, I’m so happy that someone gets an opportunity and that that someone is Lucy,” Brown said.

“I train with Lucy 2 days week everyday, and I see how much she works and how hard she trains.

“It couldn’t happen to a nicer or more deserving person.”

The overall winner of the Next Gen IronWoman Series automatically qualifies for the 2021/22 Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series – to view the reports and results from Saturday’s Round Five Ironman and Ironwoman races click here.

The final round of the Nutri-Grain Next Gen and Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series takes place tomorrow at Kingscliff, NSW.

Ali Day and Lana Rogers are in the overall Series lead heading into tomorrow’s final round that will be televised live on Channel 9 between 12-2pm nationally.

To view the recap and results from Saturday’s Round 2 of the Nutri-Grain Next Gen competition click here.

To catch up on today’s action from the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series head to 9NOW click here.

Tune into tomorrow’s final and sixth round LIVE on Channel 9 from 12pm-2pm nationally.