Club Duathlon Champs

8 08 2010

Ryan Lock during the 40km bike in today's Club Duathlon Champs at Rarangi

The fifth round of the Cycle World Duathlon Series was held today
in surprisingly calm and cool conditions at Rarangi.

Men’s and Women’s long course races were comfortably won by the pre-race favourites. The long course involves a 10 km run 40 km cycle
and 5 km run. In the Men’s race, New Zealand age group representative Ryan Lock lead by one minute from Roger Golding at the end of the first run. By the end of the cycle leg the lead had extended to ten minutes. He maintained the advantage to comfortably to become the new Marlborough Triathlon and Multisport Club Champion in a time of 2.07.37. Lock was using the race as part of his preparation for the World Duathlon Championship in Scotland in September. ‘I felt especially good after the first run leg and comfortable on the bike, and then just stayed steady for the last run so it was a good one to have under the belt prior to heading overseas’ said Lock. Golding was 2nd in 2.18.20, with Martin Crossley third in a time of 2.21.55.

In the women’s event, Rachel Monk also became a new Club Champion blitzing the rest of the field in a time of 2.19.07. Her focus now shifts to the New Zealand Duathlon champs in Christchurch in two weeks time. ‘With all the training I have been doing I have been feeling a bit tired so
it was good to do this race and now I am just tapering till the race in Christchurch’ said Monk.

Local veterans Leonie van den Bergh and Sharon de Castro were second and third in times of 2.51.05 and 3.13.22 respectively.

In the medium duathlon run over the longer distances of 5 km run, 20 km cycle and 2.5 km run most interest was on the duel between promising local athletes Brodie Catterick and Leatham Landon Lane. On the first five km leg Landon Lane lead Catterick by one and a half minutes. Catterick ate into this lead and by the end of the bike leg Landon Lane was only 47 seconds in front. Landon Lane was not to be bettered and steadily increased his lead on the final run leg to eventually win by almost two minutes in a time of 1.02.17. Catterick was second in
1.04.09 with Will Hart third in 1.07.28.

The next race of the series is on 19 September at the Wither Hills Farm circuit.

LONG DUATHLON – 10km run/40 km bike/5 km run
MEN
Ryan Lock 2.07.37
Roger Golding 2.18.20
Martyn Crossley 2.21.55
Steve Smith 2.31.44
WOMEN
Rachel Monk 2.19.07
Leonie van den Bergh 2.51.05
Sharon de Castro 3.13.22

MEDIUM DUATHLON – 5/20/2.5
Leathem Landon Lane 1.02.17
Brodie Catterick 1.04.09
Will Hart 1.07.28
Sam Thomas 1.18.46

Photos are here

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