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.


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.

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


Picton Half Ironman – final notes

11 12 2012

Half ironman

The forecast for Sunday 16th is 27 deg with Northwesterlies. Perfect for a fast bike ride from Havelock to the Rapuara Road/ SH1 intersection at Spring Creek. Not so much for the final 20ish km.

While we’re talking about the Spring Creek corner, there is a 4 Square store right on the LHS of the corner which would be a good place to stop and buy another drink if it’s hot. Remember you have a hilly 21km run in the heat as well.

We will have a keyboard at the carpark that you can leave your car keys on whilst you are out “enjoying” yourself. Gold coin donation to the key holder. If you make use of this service, then we will know that everybody is back off the ride.

The plan is to have a kayaker at the turn point in the swim. This point will also be marked on the shoreline. That is, there will be no bouy in the water.

Swim start at 8.30am.

I will hopefully get some Dazzle on the ground to mark the run course by Sunday.

Do not get race brain and forget the road rules. There will be no witches hats and no marshalls.

I would recommend carrying a mobile phone on the bike. If you see someone with a puncture or other mishap, please stop to check that they are sorted.

Some people will be taking the bike ride seriously. If some one passes you that looks like they are, don’t draft them, you will piss them off.

Each lap of the run goes back through transition, so you will have two opportunities to refuel.  The run is largely sheltered and could get very hot, so I’d suggest having drinks set up here for yourself.

We will have a spreadsheet at the end, where you can record your own times.

Any questions, give me a call. Mark 021 533635

See you there. Have fun.

Picton Half Ironman 2012

29 10 2012

If you are preparing for Challenge Wanaka or Taupo Ironman, or you just want a solid day out, then this is for you.

Not strictly an “organised” event, in that there is no entry form (or fee) and you participate at your own risk (of getting competely knackered).

The gun will go off  at 8.30am on December 16th.

Swim. Out and back towards Bob’s Bay from the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club. Approx 2km. Wear a wetsuit. It is cold.

Bike.  Anticlockwise course around the “Groves”, taking in Queen Charlotte Drive (Hilly, Scenic and Awesome), Havelock (Coke available at petrol station) and Rapaura Road (long, windy and boring). Distance is around 96km.

Run. 3 laps taking in the Picton-Waikawa Track (rolling off-road) and Waikawa Road back to Picton (Footpath). 3 times over the Marina Bridge. 20ish km.

Transition. You will manage this yourself from your car. Somebody will be available too look after your keys if required. Gold coin donation to the key holder.

Timing. Wear a watch. If you want splits, press the lap button at each transition.

Rules. No drafting, no walking, no complaining, no outside assistance. There will be no marshalls, so obey the road rules and know where the course goes beforehand.

Teams. If you must.

Prizes. Of course not. If you need spot prizes to be involved in this, you probably need another event. But you will have the satisfaction of completing the inaugural Picton Half.

Click here for a PDF of the course maps.

If you are keen to toe the line, give me a call or txt. Mark on 021 533 635.

Bike Fit Marlborough Winter Duathlon Series

25 04 2012

The Bike Fit Marlborough Winter Duathlon series kicks of at the Farm Park on May 6. Club events are open to people of all abilities. If you did the recent Go Marlborough mens or womens event at the Farm Park you will be familiar with the course. You are able to use any kind of bicycle.

The 6 May event will be run on a standard basis but with times recorded so the 24 June race can be done on handicap. After this stay tuned for some developments with regard to racing.

We have listened to the survey results with many liking the idea of a bit of variety so with this in mind we are planning on things such as: a pick and mix race (basically a team race with names drawn from a hat on the day as to who is in your team); a mountain bike option within a standard race; then later a mountain bike only race and so on.

Start and Finish for all races: Wither Hills Car park.

Registration: 9.30am Briefing: 9.45am Start: 10.00am.

Entry Fee: Children/ Students: $2; Adults: $15; Members MTMSC: $10

Race Distances

Run 2.5k bike 8k run 1.0k
Run 2.5k bike 16k run 2.5k
Run 5k bike 20k run 5k

Event Dates

6 May
24 June
22 July
12 August
16 September (club duathlon champs)

Duathlon Series starts Sunday 11 March

9 03 2012

The Winter Duathlon Series kicks off early this year as we have needed to change venues from the pool to the Farm Park.

Start and Finish: Wither Hills Car park. Mountain bikes welcome.

Note that this race is NOT at Paddy Barry’s but rather on the Winter race course Registration: 8.30am Briefing: 8.45am Start: 9.00am.

The usual options: Run 500m bike 2k run 1k Run 1 k bike 8k run 2.5k Run 2.5k bike 16k run 2.5k Run 5k bike 20k run 5k