Banana Boat swim series, Race One, Swim the Shore

A dozen Nelson swimmers made the journey north for the 3.8km swim between Narrow Neck and Takapuna Beach. Abbey Smale and Oxford Bayley swam in a small group near the head of the field, with Oxford missing victory by just a narrow stretch of beach to place second, 20 seconds behind Brent Foster of Auckland. Abbey stuck with the pace, …

Clements Endurance Series, Race one, The Opening Splash

A field of 88 started in the first race of three Clements Endurance Series – 85 in the long course over 2km and three in the 600m option. Alec Swan set the race record of 21.26 in perfect conditions last year. This time round, conditions weren’t as good, with quite a choppy patch in the middle. Nevertheless, Alec set out …

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 …