Versatile Homes and Buildings 2013 Quadrathon

13 03 2013

Local multisporter Dave Hansen is the new owner of the Vestaile Homes and Buildings Marlborough franchise

CLICK HERE FOR RACE BRIEFING – You will still need to be at the start for final briefing at 9.30am

The Marlborough Quadrathon is in its 27th Year! This year the Quadrathon has a new naming sponsor. Local builder and club stalwart Dave Hansen bought the Versatile franchise late last year and is getting right in behind this event. Dave is very familiar with this event, having been the organiser for the last two events.

Click here to pre enter for this event before 10 April 2013


Sunday 14 April

8.30am Registration

9.30 am Race Briefing

10.00am Race Start (Quadrathon and Open water swim start same time)

800m SWIM commences at the Waikawa Bay Jetty. Swim around buoys out in the bay and back to Waikawa Bay jetty. Exit on the south side of the jetty. Team swimmers must tag their kayaker at the waters edge before continuing their next swim lap. (Kayakers then run to their boats)  All swimmers will exit the water and round a cone at the waters edge on each lap. (note that this year there will also be 800m and 2400m Swim options as part of the Marlborough Open Water Swim Champs – more on that to follow)

8km KAYAK starts from Waikawa Bay foreshore, paddle to Whatamango Bay keeping to the shoreline on your true right all the way there. Once you have rounded Karaka point keep going all the way to the end of the bay near the small DOC camp ground. There will be a big orange marker buoy that competitors must go around, then head back to waikawa via the same route. Competitors are urged to stay as close as practical to the shore line in the interests of safety.

33km CYCLE leg leaves Waikawa bay and heads directly towards Picton, turning just before the township onto Wellington Street which goes up hill for two hundred meters before turning right into Broadway Street. At the end of this short street competitors turn left onto State highway 1. Cyclists head to Tuamarina and turn left here onto Pembers Road carrying into Rarangi Road. The cycle transition is near the Monkey bay carpark at the northern end of Rarangi beach.

8km RUN From the transition runners run up the walking track onto Port Underwood Road, then run along the right hand road verge for approximately 500meters then back onto the track that leads to Whites bay. Once past Whites bay runners will then join onto the Black Jack track which again heads up hill in a loop before returning to Whites Bay finishing on the grass next to the Surf Life Saving club rooms.

There will be a drinks table as you pass through Whites bay. Average time for a runner is  approx 45 minutes

Fastest Times for individual legs

This year we will be awarding special awards for the fastest time in each leg.

Kwik Kiwi Coaching Fastest swim

Uncle Joes – Fastest Paddle

Cycleworld – Fastest Bike

Mitchell Sports – Fastest Run


Teams can consist of 2,3 or 4 people. Mixed Teams must include one female. Vet Team members must all be over 40 years old

Entry Fees

Quadrathon Individual $30, Quadrathon Team $45, Open Water Swim $20

Download the event poster here

This event is also supported by Kwik Kiwi coaching, Cycle World, Uncle Joes, Park Orchard and Mitchell Sports





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