Results for Race 1 Kayak HQ Multisport Triathlon

Race 1 in our Kayak HQ Multisport Triathlon series at Rabbit Island.  There were 57, plus team, competitors and a good age mixture, from young to seniors. Congratulations to all those who competed. Click here for full race results Click here and here for photos Special thanks to all our volunteers and to our generous sponsors: Chia Sisters, Proper Crisp, …

Results Race 2- MTB Duathlon Series

A lovely sunny morning for Race 2 in our MTB Duathlon series at Rabbit Island.  There were 40, plus team, competitors and a good age mixture, from young to seniors. Congratulations to the top three overall winners: Long Course Campbell Peters 1:05:11.2 Matt Newberry 1:08:42.0 Wayne Leighton 1:09:33.9 Short Course Nia and Keshia 40:06.8 Jonathan Linyard 40.07.9 Bellan and Lilou 40.51.6 Click here …

Results Race 1- MTB Duathlon Series

Great morning to kick off the new season, with 40 competitors and a good mixture of new and familiar faces. Congratulations to the top three overall winners: Long Course Dan Busch 1:03:46.2 Campbell Peters 1:05:49.5 Britta Reid 1:08:45.6 Short Course Ed Tappenden 37:58.4 Jasmin Patel 38:45.1 Simon Patel 38:57.9 Click here for full race results Click here for race day …

Colin Wragg obituary

Swimmers and triathletes will be saddened to hear of the recent death of Colin Wragg, aged 73, pictured just two summers ago. Colin and I were of a similar age, and had many fierce triathlon battles, with neither of us giving the other much leeway, but always enjoying the encounters.. He competed in triathlon world championships on the Gold Coast …

Swimmer profiles

The Covid-19 lockdown has been just the time to write some profiles on swimmers – to help our Nelson swim community get to know each other. I’ll be trying to publish a profile each day, adding them to this page as we go – Peter Gibbs The profiles will also be available on Facebook at The Nelson Sea Swim Zone …

Banana Boat Ocean Swims. Final rankings 2019-2020

The official rankings for the Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series are out. In the end, the rankings were formulated using each swimmer’s best two swims (rather than the three that would have been the case had all swims been held). Abbey Smale (pictured) was the comfortable winner of the overall title, displacing year’s winner Sierra Thomas, who placed third in …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, final night, March 12, 2020

It came upon us so fast – the end of the season. For those still swimming around the country, there’s still three Ocean Swim Series events to go, but here in Nelson it’s the end of the line until November. Featured photo: A sight you never see. Luke Kelly with a cap – is he in fancy dress? The final …

Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series race four, The Interislander Big Tahuna

What a fantastic day and what a fantastic event. The weather was perfect and the sea was beautiful as Nelson swimmers took the first five places (Luke Kelly, Hayden Squance, Fergus Drummond, Oxford Bayley and Abbey Smale) overall in the 3k race, as well as seventh (Terry Bone), 10th (Isabella Thurlow), 12th (Hamish Neill), 15th (Sierra Thomas) and 19th (Matt …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race 18, March 5, 2020

The last competition swim for this summer. As is always the way at the end of the season, it was a beautiful night with a full tide and calm conditions and we swam the same course as last week – anticlockwise around the harbour. In the long swim of about 1700m, a lead bunch of five, Luke Kelly, Oxford Bayley, …

Clements Endurance Series, race four, The Ironman Challenge, March 1, 2020

As expected, the sea for this annual 3.8km swim was a bit lumpy, but nowhere near as rough as it might have been. It was shallow around the bottom of Haulashore Island, but wonderfully warm over the rocks. Luke Kelly, Oxford Bayley and Hayden Squance set the pace, followed by Sierra Thomas and that was the finish order for the …