Marlborough Quadrathon 2011

12 04 2011

The evergreen Ian Shapcott races in the individual category in the 2011 Quadrathon

The Quadrathon has been running for around 25 years, which probably makes it NZ’s longest running multisport event. This was the second running of the event which has it finishing with a heart stopping run over the hill from Rarangi to Whites Bay and return.

In the teams event, Cycle World were knocked off their perennial place at the top of the podium. Josh Scott put together a crack team of Moa Hunters (Richard Norton, Paul Bourgeois, Josh, John Kennedy), to take out the event in 1.55.50.

Triathlete Mark Grammer led the individuals out of the 750m swim, and despite a paddle that was over 3 min quicker than last year, couldn’t hold off Nelson multisporter Trevor Voyce, who led the pair onto the bikes at Picton. Grammer got a gap on Voyce over the Picton elevation and stretched it to about a minute by the end of the ride at Rarangi. “I knew he (Voyce) was a great mountain runner so I had to smash the bike ride”. A minute turned out be not enough, with Voyce taking the lead halfway into the first hill climb.

Results are here

More photos are here




One response

20 04 2011
Pete Halligan

It was a great day out at this years Marlborough Quadrathon. Excellent atmosphere and some fantastic racing. Wonderful to see some new blood (Team Moa Beer) coming through to take out the overall win and maybe with Matt T sharpening up his paddling skills could see his team a little more competitive for 2012.
Well done to Dave and his crew for a well run event.

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