Badboy results

12 08 2012

After weeks of rain and dismal weather, contestants from Wellington, Christchurch and the upper South Island gathered to Race the Beavertown Badboy Kayak race on a windless, sunny day.

With a shortened course, and less boat carrying required this year, times were faster than usual, and there was some great racing among a very competitive field. In the K1 mens field, a lead group of three paddlers stayed together up to the first portage at 21 Km, and as the paddlers finished it was Steve Armstrong of Christchurch first to finish in 2hrs 16min 40 sec, with James Feathery second ( 2:18:00 ) , and Glenn Muirhead third ( 2:19:15 ) . Matt Thomson of Blenheim gained some ground on the leaders in the last part of the course to post 4th fastest time of 2:21:54.

Women’s winner was Bronwyn Adams-Hooper of Darfield in 3:34:00. First multisport boat in was Dan Busch of Nelson in 2:26:35, followed by Vet mens winner Nick Webby of Ward in 2:48:06 . 2nd Multisport Vet was John Blackmore of Blenheim in 2:52:45, and 3rd Brendon Ross of Kaiapoi in 3:00:00.

Winning the teams section were Dave Hansen and Wayne Holtham of Blenheim in 2:51:45, and doubles winners were Mark and Sam of Nelson in 2:47:15.

The bad luck story of the day went to Dan Moore of Anikiwa, who unfortunately suffered a broken rudder early in the race and was unable to continue

Results are here
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