Clements Endurance Series, Race one, The Opening Splash

Coming up on Sunday, November 29. Start time is 9.45am. The start time is precise – that’s to bring the field up to the finish as the tide slackens off (high tide is 10.14am). Swimmers have continued to be tardy in being ready. Just because you think you’ve arrived in time to check yourself in doesn’t prevent 50 other people …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race 2, November 26, 2020

Woo hoo. It was such an exciting swim and a real test of local knowledge, awareness and having clean goggles. A stronger than expected current had swimmers spread all over the harbour. At the front, it didn’t matter. Brother and sister combo Alec and Brooke Swan won the long and short swims respectively, with Oxford Bayley and Abbey Smale taking …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race 1, November 19, 2020

Thursday November 19 Opening night is so exciting. At 5pm it was bleak – chilly wind and choppy seas, but an hour later it was near perfect. Warm too, with a balmy 18 degrees water temperature. Oxford Bayley celebrated his birthday (thanks mum) in style, holding off Hayden Squance by three seconds. Alec Swan was next, followed by Abbey Smale, …

Results for Race 2 Kayak HQ Multisport Triathlon

Race 2 in our Kayak HQ Multisport Triathlon series at Rabbit Island.  There were 43, plus teams, competitors. Congratulations to all those who competed. Click here for results Photos taken by Kate West Click here to view Special thanks to all our volunteers and to our generous sponsors: Kayak HQ, Chia Sisters, Proper Crisp, Shoe Clinic and Pics Peanut Butter! …

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 …