Marlborough Multisport Series 2017

3 12 2016

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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.





The Portage Race goes from Strength to Strength

30 05 2016
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Matt Loveridge (L) fights a close battle with Hayden Lockie to take the win by one second after the better part of three hours racing.

Portage 2016 Results

Waka Ama Results 2016

A few years ago we had such low numbers in this event that there were more race officials than competitors, but in recent years, that has all changed.

In 2014 we gave the event a bit of push and celebrated the race’s 25th anniversary with a big field. We achieved this by promising a bit of a 25th party, reinstating the 10 km kayak event from Picton to Torea (we won’t go into the minor detail that the paddlers then have to get back from Torea!), and inviting Waka Ama paddlers to join us for a 20km or 10 km race.

And, now we have a bit of a party every year in Picton for this event. My thanks goes to all the paddlers who have kept the event the special thing that it is and also to Waka Ama paddlers who have joined us and for bringing your style and enthusiasm – I love it!

This year we had more than 120 paddlers, and they were all racing to Torea together – what a sight.

There were 10 kayakers who didn’t want to brave the portaging sections of the race and took on an unscheduled ferry, and each other in the battle for the 10km crown. Carole and Nick Webby teamed up in their double ski and used that advantage to make it to Torea first, followed closely by John Blackmore, and then Thomas Moore who was back visiting old haunts for the weekend. The 10k’ers then had some fun on the return trip to Picton checking out the dolphins, fish-eating seals, wash riding (I’m not so sure that was part of the support boat drivers’ brief!) and generally enjoying the beautiful waterways we have on our doorstep.

Meanwhile the long course “hard bastards” were away from the crowds in the Kenepuru and challenging themselves with some hilly running with some extra unwieldy weight. Matt Loveridge and last year’s winner Hadyn Lockie pretty much held hands most of the way and could well have been still doing so at the finish line with less than a second separating them. Nice racing guys.

Naomi Whitehead was our only women on the long course – and made it look easy too, which is more than I can say for some of the old timers our there!

Back in the Queen Charlotte Sound the 13 W6 Waka Ama teams were a great sight as they paddled together from Picton to their start line at Mable Island. The field spread out after the start with some racing within the race going on between many pairs of boats. The boys from Motueka (Abel Tasman Soul) cleared out from the field to lead home from the mixed crew of ATG (Against the Grain) and the women’s team Katcha Whaea.

Thanks to all the volunteer race officials and the sponsors, We look forward to seeing everyone in Picton again next year for another great day, and we’ll see if I can get the ferrys to give way to us!

 





Marlborough Multisport Series 2016

1 09 2015

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This summer, the Marlborough Triathlon and Multisport Club is 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 andreakoorey@hotmail.com

Download an entry form:  Quadrathon 2015 entry Form





Grammer takes Portage Race 2014

17 05 2014
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Tim Grammer wins the 25th Anniversary Portage Race

PORTAGE AND 1OKM AND WAKA AMA RESULTS 2014

Tim Grammer from Auckland took out the 25th edition of the Portage Kayak race today ahead of Nathan Faavae on a pristine Marlborough Sounds Day. Race report and results to follow. A highlight of the day was the edition of Waka Ama teams from around the Tasman region. What a great site seeing all the Waka Ama craft lined up on the Picton foreshore. _DSC0372 _DSC0230





Versatile Homes and Buildings 2013 Quadrathon

13 03 2013
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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

EVENT DETAILS

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

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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The Honey Company Anakiwa Triathlon Saturday 19 January 2013

2 01 2013

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Race Briefing is here (updated 14.1.13)

The Anakiwa Triathlon/Duathlon/Multisport Race is back for 2013. This is one of NZ’s longest running multisport events, and it has to be one of the most picturesque events of its kind in the world!

You can enter as an individual or put together a team (a popular option). All distances are easily achievable. You can choose either the swim tri, kayak tri or duathlon options. If you are preparing for the Coast to Coast then the kayak tri is great preparation.

Race Information

Race registration, briefing and race start are at Thompsons Bay Jetty, Anakiwa. You will need to set up your bike at the Outward Bound Jetty transition area prior to race briefing.

Registration 8.15-8-45am

Briefing 9.00am

Race Start 9.30am

Entry Fees

Individual: $25

Team: $45

Late fee if registering on the day $10 (Click here to register now)

Payment by cash or cheques payable to Marlborough Sport Development

Course notes

SWIM: Thompson Bay Jetty to Outward Bound Jetty (1km)

KAYAK: Thompson Bay Jetty to Momorangi to Outward Bound Jetty (6km)

CYCLE: Non Drafting. Anakiwa Road, left at Queen Charlotte Drive to turnaround at Momorangi, back to Cullen Point run transition. (26km)

DUATHLON FIRST RUN: Run from Thompson Bay Jetty, along Anakiwa Road. into Queen Charlotte Track for approx 1.5 km to turnaround. Back to bike transition at Outward Bound Jetty. (4km)

FINAL RUN: Cullen point tack, then follow road to Havelock. Must stay right and on footpath when possible. (8km)

Be sure to join us at the Slipp Inn Havelock Hotel in Havelock for prizegiving immediately following the finish of the last competitor.

This event is being organised by Marlborough Sport Development in association with the Marlborough Triathlon and Multisport Club.

You can see photos of the 2012 event here.

For further information contact:

Mark Grammer 021 533635

markdgrammer@gmail.com