Marlborough Quadrathon 2012 results

18 03 2012

Race sponsor from Cycle World, Ray Dunstan, won "coolest kit" and fastest bike time.

Results are here

Photos are here

A smaller than expected, but quality field took part in this years Quadrathon event. With the wind getting up, a change of course in the kayak leg was called for, with an out and back leg, twice around. This added to some extra spectator viewing at Waikawa Bay.

First out of the swim was vet team man Martin Fletcher followed by swim guns Mark Grammer and Aaron Davis.

The kayak section ended up in a battle of Cycleworld team member Mike Pike and individual Jeremy McKenzie, with McKenzie taking a small lead onto the bike over Ray Dunstan.

However once time trial specialist Ray got going and with someone to chase down, he was always going to be hard to beat to the next transition.

A 6 minute lead was more than enough for anchorman runner Dale Smit, who held on to record a well deserved team win for team Cycleworld over a fast finishing individual McKenzie, who had narrowed the gap to a little under 2 minutes.

The women’s race proved an even closer race between Almuth Waechter and Bek Schrep, with virtually nothing separating them after the swim and kayak leg. Almuth had the jump on Bek getting onto the bike, and with only a slender 2 and half minute led going into the run section, still had plenty of work to do to hold off Bek.

The “underdone”team of Mark Grammer, Tracey Richardson, Jamie Kidd and Pavel took out the mixed division over “Undecided” with placings here only decided on the final section of the run leg.

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