Marlborough Multisport Series 2017

3 12 2016


This summer, the Marlborough Triathlon and Multisport Club are again partnering with Transition Events  to present the Marlborough Multisport Series.  This series incorporates our three iconic events held in the Marlborough Sounds each summer.

The series is designed so that distances in each event are roughly the same and they incorporate interesting and challenging courses. In an effort to encourage new people to have a go, the paddle section of each event has been reduced to 4km, meaning that the experts can have a super fast hit out, but beginners can achieve the distance on most types of paddling craft.

You can choose either the swim tri or kayak tri option, individual or team.

Entries are open now! So what are you waiting for? Get entered, get training, have fun and we’ll see you on the start line!

Click for more info on the Marlborough Multisport series.


Marlborough Quadrathon 15 March 2015

17 02 2015

Quadrathon 2015 RESULTS

Update: Quadrathon Pre Race Briefing 2015

The Marlborough Quadrathon is on Sunday March 15th.

This long running event has been a favourite race amongst the die hard multisporters , the keen but not-so-committed mutisporters, and those who only swim, kayak, bike or run for over 30 years.

The distances of 800m swim, 8km kayak, 30 km Cycle and 8km run take the event from the start in Waikawa Bay to the finish at Whites Bay. It is an achievable event for those wanting to complete the whole thing as an individual or a really fun event for you to do with your mates or work colleagues. Or make it a competitive bragging rights event and challenge another team to a duel. Teams can be 2, 3 or 4 person.

For further info check out the entry form and if you’ve still need more info phone or email Andrea 03 5784767 or

Download an entry form:  Quadrathon 2015 entry Form

Versatile Homes and Buildings Quadrathon results

15 04 2013

See the race results on Webscorer

Jeremy McKenzie runs through Whites Bay on his way to another Quadrathon win.

Bike Fit Winter Duathlon Series Final – Results

17 09 2012

The final round of the Bike Fit Marlborough Winter Duathlon Series took place on Sunday at the Wither Hills Farm circuit. The long event virtually doubled in size and was also run as the Marlborough Triathlon and Multisport Club champs.

It consisted of a course comprising a 10 km run, 35 km bike followed by a 5 km run. Jeremy McKenzie was considered a hot favourite being unbeaten in local races and this was again to be the case. He started the race with his customary speed and after 500 m appeared to have established a lead of 100 m. He went on to run the first 10 km in 39.08 to take a lead on to the bike leg of around 4 minutes from Dave Grono and Josh Scott. By the end of the cycle leg he had maintained his 4 minute advantage but Scott had overtaken Grono to move up to second overall and this was to remain the case for the remainder of the race. On the final run leg McKenzie extended his lead to eventually finish in a time of 1.58.03, taking out both line honours and the Club Champ award for the second year in succession. Scott was just over 6 minutes behind finishing in a time of 2.04.36 while Grono finished third in 2.06.07.

In the Women’s section, the race was developing into a good contest between the young flyer Annabelle Latz and the more experienced campaigner, Almuth Waechter. Latz finished the first 10 km in a very speedy time of 50.01 making her the 6th fastest male or female on the day. But for Latz that was to be the end of the good news as gear failure brought her to a halt on the bike leg and saw Waechter pass her. As luck would have it local cyclist Jamie Kidd was watching the race and was able to loan Latz his bike. With a few alterations she was able to complete the bike leg and begin the chase of Waechter who was 4 minutes ahead. Whilst she did close the gap the lead was too much and Waechter went on to win in a time of 2.29.51 with Latz finishing just behind in a time of 2.30.37.

Had there been a Man of Steel award on offer it is highly likely it would have gone to young Fergus Greer. Previously he had only competed in medium distance races plus one longer distance event but bravely took on the championship course and finished in a highly creditable 3.25.15.

The medium duathlon was run over distances of 5 km, 17 km ride and 2.5 km run and both junior up and coming athletes won their respective classes. Will Hart finished in a time of 1.08.37. He had gone on to the bike second behind experienced campaigner Martyn Crossley but overhauled him on the cycle leg and then powered away in the last run to eventually win by just over 1 minute.

In the Women’s section Jess Barnes was never troubled and won all three legs of the race completing the course in 1.10.54. Winter racing is now concluded and from October athletes should have the option of a full triathlon. The date of the next event and course details will be advised shortly.

Full results are here.

Bike Fit Winter Duathlon Series Round 3 results

23 07 2012

Fergus Greer tackles the long duathlon

The third round of the BikeFit Marlborough Winter Duathlon Series took place on Sunday at the Wither Hills Farm circuit. The long race over a course of 5km run, 20 km bike and 5 km run was organised differently to previous events with competitors being randomly drawn in teams of two with each person doing the full course. The teams average speed was then used to determine final placings. 

The winner was expected to come from one of three teams – the speedy Jeremy McKenzie who was placed with the relatively inexperienced Bob Tate, accomplished athletes Dave Grono and Rachel Monk or the pairing of the vastly improved Will Hart and his triathlon coach Ray Boardman.

As expected Jeremy McKenzie ran away from the field on the run leg to complete the first 5 km in a time of 16.25 to take a lead on to the bike of just over 2 minutes from Dave Grono and Robbie Barnes.  By the end of the cycle leg McKenzie had increased his lead over Grono to 5 minutes. He comfortably took line honours in a time of 1.07.10.

The race for line honours for the Women was a much tighter affair and a good battle developed between the experienced Rachel Monk, the winner of many local races in the past, and the up and coming Jess Barnes. Barnes had lead Monk into the first transition by a matter of seconds. By the end of the cycle leg she held a 19 second advantage and was able to slightly improve on this on the last run to take the honours in a time of 1.23.25, twenty two seconds ahead of Monk.

The race proved that in triathlon and duathlon seconds do count because only 48 seconds separated the three fastest teams. Bob Tate was able to do enough in the last 200 m to secure first place for the McKenzie/Tate combination whose time of 1.19.06 proved to be the fastest average on the day. Monk and Grono’s efforts produced an average team time of 1.19.09 which was only 3 seconds off the leaders. The third fastest team was the Hart/Boardman combination in a time of 1.19.54.

Other individual performances of note included Will Hart continuing to show massive improvements and taking minutes off his personal best for the second month in succession. This time the improvement was 4 minutes meaning he has shaved 10 minutes off his best time in two months. Youngster Fergus Greer showed similar improvement in his second long course event knocking a staggering 7 minutes off his last race time while Connor Guillemot stepped up to a long race for the first time and was completely spent by the end finishing in a highly credible time of 1.41.13. 

The medium duathlon was run over distances of 2.5km run, 16 km ride and 2.5 km run. Anton Horton showed the field a clean pair of heels to finish in a time of 58.51 to record his second win in as many months while Mel Jones was the first Woman home in 1.04.18.

The short course event was a 2.5 km run followed by an 8km bike and ended with a 1 km run and Toby McKendry did enough to finish first in time of 43.18. The next event is scheduled for 12 August with course details to be advised.

Full results are here

Michael Huntley Memorial Triathlon 1 April 2012

23 03 2012

Ryan Lock strides out in the duathlon section of the Michael Huntley Memorial

The Michael Huntley Memorial Triathlon and Duathlon is taking place on 1 April at Anakiwa. The race doubles as the Marlborough Triathlon & Multisport Club Champs and will be run over Olympic level distances (other options are also available). There will be a new champ this year as last year’s overall winner, Cory Mackay, is a non-starter in 2012.

The likely favourite for the Men’s race will be Jeremy McKenzie who has proven to be unbeatable in local races and is the current National Duathlon champ in his age group. He also finished 6th in the Coast to Coast and recently qualified for the Triathlon World Champs with a 4th place finish in Wellington. In the Women’s race last year’s winner Almuth Waechter is again the favourite. She recently won the Women’s section of the Quadrathon on the back of scant training in the kayak. As a proven runner and former New Zealand representative she will be hard to beat. Long course distances are as follows: 

Triathlon: swim 1500m, bike 40k, run 10k 

Duathlon: run 5k, bike 40k, run 10k 

Other race options are shown below.


Sunday 1 April 2012.

Race options: 

Triathlon: swim 1500m, bike 40k, run 10k OR second option of swim 750m, bike 20k, run 5k; 

Duathlon: run 5k, bike 40k, run 10k OR second option of run 2.5k, bike 20k, run 5k

* All distances are approximate

Start and finish Outward Bound Jetty, Anakiwa. 

Enter on the day. Students: $ 5; adults $ 30; members Nelson Club and MT&MSC $ 25.

Registration: 9am; briefing 9.15; race start 9.30.

Course: Swim – 750m 1 lap, 1500 2 laps;  Bike – ride out to a 10k mark and then return to the jetty (repeat for the long course option); Run – on the new track till just past the Tirimoana Jetty and back which represents 5k in total (repeat for longer race option where applicable). 

You must sign the waiver. Roads not closed. You compete at your own risk. 

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.