Summer Tri/Du Series Round 3

12 12 2010

Runner turned multisporter, Jeremy McKenzie, on the fly in the final 5km run in todays long duathlon

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Warm overcast conditions helped triathletes and duathletes during race 3 of the Cycle World – Blenheim Physiotherapy summer series 2010-2011. 

Ryan Lock had line honors when he crossed the finish line in the long duathlon over 2.5k run, 20k bike, 5k run in a solid 1.05.42. “ I am not flying at the moment since I don’t know what I am going to do this coming season”, was his comment after the race. Lock competed at the recent World Duathlon Championships, were he came 10th in his age group, and hasn’t committed to participation at the NZ champs at this stage. Bruce Hollis, who manages to take a few minutes off with every race he enters, came home second ( in 1.09.03). Third place went to David Craig in 1.10.15. 

First woman finisher was Rachel Monk in 1.08.39. Monk is very keen to participate at the Worlds Duathlon in Spain 2011 and will seek selection when she participates at the selection race in Timaru next month. Sally Hale’s time of 1.10.39 (second) showed that she has great potential when she shaved  8m 12 seconds of  her debut race 2 months ago. Third place went to Colette Marfell in 1.21.40. 

The long triathlon (750 m swim, 20k bike, 5k run) was won by 20 year old French club cyclist Ludovic Benoit who lives not far from Alpe d’Huez. “The last triathlon I participated in was the secondary school championships when our school came fourth in France.  Maybe I should do this more often. I hadn’t swam in more than a year.” His winning time: 1.09.00. 

Will Hart showed  his quality when he finished second in 1.13.29. Phil Binnie was a mere 20 seconds behind (third). 

Almuth Waechter showed her class 1 week after finishing the Marlborough Marathon when she crossed the line first (competing in the women’s triathlon) in 1.14.35. Mary Lister, fresh from her long distance running outing (Lister competed at the Keppler run in Te Anau also last weekend) finished a remarkable second (1.20.38). Sharon de Castro came third in 1.36.07.

Race 4 of the Cycle World- Blenheim Physiotherapy summer series 2010-2011 will be on 16-1-11. 

Triathlon:

Long:

1 Ludovic Benoit 1.09.00

2 Will Hart 1.13.29

3 Phil Binnie 1.13.49

4 Rene de Ruiter 1.17.02

1 Almuth Waechter 1.14.35

2 Mary Lister 1.20.38

3 Sharon de Castro 1.36.07

 medium:

1 Sam Thomas 52.36

2 Logan Murphy 55.10

 short:

1 James Greer 14.50

1 Fergus Greer 14.50

1 Jacob Crossley 14.50

Duathlon:

Long:

1 Ryan Lock 1.05.42

2 Bruce Hollis 1.09.03

3 David Craig 1.10.15

4 Martyn Crossley 1.16.58

1 Rachel Monk 1.08.39

2 Sally Hale 1.10.39

3 Colette Marfell 1.21.40

4 Sharon Kent 1.25.35

 short:

1 Connor Reed 14.35

2 Georgia Reed 14.40

3 Chris Fenemor

4 Daniel Fenemor 17.09

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