The second weekend of the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series kicks off tomorrow Friday 26 February for the final rounds of the Series in Kingscliff, NSW. 

With half the series done, the top spot could be anyone’s with rounds four to six still left to battle it out in the surf and the series crowns on the line. 

Nutri-Grain IronWoman Georgia Miller managed to get the win over an unstoppable Lana Rogers in the third round, but it wasn’t enough to knock Rogers off the top of the ladder.

Miller and Rogers have been competing against one another since U10s, and this weekend will be a challenge to see who will rise to the occasion.  

“The rivalry has always been there, we love racing each other and it’s always really tight and the results change every single time we race,” Miller said on Rogers. 

“I had that win in the series and then she won last year and took out the overall title, it is up for grabs still, there are still three rounds and it’s going to be really tough to chase her down but it can be done and who knows stranger things have happened in surf lifesaving that’s for sure.” 

Lizzie Wellborn’s consistent performances this year have her poised in second place on the ladder, with the Ironwoman crown shaping up to be the fiercest battle on the beachone which Lizzie says she’s using everything she learnt in the opening rounds to her advantage. 

I feel like I’ve definitely learnt a lot from that first weekend and I’ll be using all the little thingthat picked up and trying to apply them,” Welborn said. 

“But for the girls everyone’s just going to be chasing Lana, she’s got the lead and everyone who puts their foot on the line has the goal of winning, so I think she knows that everyone’s going to be on her back now…she’s got the target. 

“We are only halfway through the series… so much can happen and it only takes one round for someone to gain a lot of points or lose a lot of points.” 

The big question is can anyone stop Nutri-Grain IronMan Series leader Ali Day who currently sits atop of the point score, after completing a perfect three from three in the opening rounds.   

NSW Ironman champion Jackson Borg is chasing his first Nutri-Grain Ironman title and has delivered strong results with a second and two fourth places, and currently sits third on the ladder 

“I’ve definitely love to upset him, he’s got three in row now, so someone needs to stop the streak,” Borg said of upsetting Ali Days winning streak. 

“It’s hard to focus on just one person though, everyone’s in the race for the same reason and although he’s got a lot of spotlight on him (Ali), I still think you have to look out for everyone.” 

The weekend’s racing kicks off with M Shape Enduro Surf in round four, followed by the Specialist in Round five and a Survival format for the Series final in round six on Sunday. 

Saturday and Sunday will also see round two and three of the U19 Nutri-Grain Next Gen continue with the male and female series leader at the end of round three gaining automatic qualification into the 2021/22 Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series.  

The U19 will mimic the formats of the series proper with a Specialist format in Round two on Saturday, followed by the Survival final on Sunday morning to round out the series. 

The remaining three rounds of the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series will take place across 26-28 February with round four (26 Feb) LIVE on Channel 9GO! from 12pm-2pm nationally and rounds five and six LIVE on Channel 9 from 12pm-2pm nationally. 

To see the full point score and current leader board for the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman click here. 

For further information about the Nutri-Grain Iron Series click here. 

To see the full list of male and female competitors in the Nutri-Grain Iron Series click here.