Anakiwa Triathlon race report

23 01 2011

Marlborough athlete Glen Richardson looking relaxed before the start of the Anakiwa Tri yesterday, having paddled from Picton to the start as a warm-up.

The Anakiwa Triathlon is often used as a conditioning race for local multisporters who are doing the Coast to Coast a couple of weeks later. Yesterday’s race saw a good contingent of multisporters and swim triathletes line up for the race in showery, windy conditions.

Josh Scott again took out the took out the kayak tri in 1.39.40, ahead of Nick Ross and the very talented Sophie Hart from Nelson in 3rd place overall. Scott was in a lead group of paddlers at the end of the hectic 6km flatwater paddle, and proved too strong on the ride to Cullen Point and the slippery, hilly run into Havelock.

With triathletes Mark Grammer and Jono Lee, both on the comeback trail after injury, competing together in a team, the swim tri was up for grabs. The ever improving Cory McKay made it first to Havelock ahead of Roger Golding and first woman Almuth Waechter.

Blenheim runner Ben Minehan took out the duathlon ahead of Willem Lampe and Graham Russell.

Results are here

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