Swimmers compete in the Outside Sports Ultimate Tri Series
at Jacks Point on Sunday. Photo supplied.
While Thijs Hubber, of Queenstown, was the first man home
after the second triathlon in the Outside Sports Ultimate Tri
Series on Saturday, it was a hard-fought battle in which the
second and third placegetters were serious contenders.
Following Hubber's time of 1 hour, 8min and 50sec was Matt
Randall with 1 hour, 9min and 24sec and Adam Wilson in third
place with 1 hour, 10min and 27sec.
The women's race was won by Delia Stammers in 1 hour, 31min
and 9sec followed by Megan Balchin in 1 hour, 36min and 46sec
and Rachel Kennedy in 1 hour, 39min and 55sec.
Organiser Adrian Bailey said despite being ''a few numbers
down'' due to the rugby sevens and the Lake Hayes A&P
Show, there was plenty of support.
''The great thing is it was a great local event and we could
not have asked for a better day.''
The next race - No 3 in a five-part series - is the Paradise
Triathlon on Saturday, February 2, which Mr Bailey said would
attract ''a few hundred''.
The multiple-lap course is among scenery which features in
the movies Narnia and Lord of the Rings and
competitors have the opportunity to camp at Paradise the
''To wake up beneath Mt Earnslaw is quite a novelty.''