2012 Winter Duathlon Series - Otago Championships

A field of strong athletes turned out for the Otago Championships on a cool and clear day. Competitors in the Championship race completing 4 laps of the run course, 4 laps on the bike course and finished off with another two laps of the run course for a total race distance of 10km/40km/5km.

Rob Creasy and Chris Keogh pushed the pace from the outset, both coming in under the 2 hour mark. Katie Menzie was a class above in the womens field and pushing the top men to come in 4th overall. Anthony Rowcroft took out the Vet Males category and Lesley Stevens breaking the 3 hour mark to win Vet Women.

A hand full of athletes also raced a short course (5/20/2.5), with Bronte Tennant taking line honours.

Congratulations also to Olivia Moon and Aaron Giller who both took home $200 Frontrunner vouchers for the series draw for athletes who competed or mashaled at 4 of the 5 winter races (including the adventure race).

Thank you to everyone who has helped out during the duathlon season and to our sponsors, Browns Avanti, and the Frontrunner who have provided great spot prizes throughout the season.

Congratulations to all athletes. Bring on the warmer temperatures and summer triathlon series (dates to be confirmed)

Long Course - 10/40/5

Placing Athlete Time Section Place
1 Rob Creasy 1:56:58 OM1
2 Chris Keogh 1:57:55 OM2
3 Mitch McRae 2:05:34 OM3
4 Katie Menzies

2:08:24

OW1
5 Anthony Rowcroft 2:10:58 VM1
8 Paul Gough 2:11:34 OM4
7 Guy Carter 2:12:18 OM5
8 Andy Wilmott 2:15:50 OM6
9 ark Botting 2:17:45 OM7
10 Adam Keen 2:22:19 OM8
11 Lindsay Dey 2:23:37 VM2
12 Simon Frost 2:24:19 OM9
13 Kit Bennett 2:24:39 OM10
14 Chris Mitchell 2:26:41 OM11
15 Megan Balchin 2:29:12 OW2
16 Olivia Moon 2:32:28 OW3
17 Lesley Stevens 2:59:56 VW1
18 Christine Frost 3:01:52 VW2

Short Course - 5/20/2.5

Placing Athlete Time Section Place
1 Bronte Tennant 1:19:51 JW1
2 Fergus O'Leary 1:23:09 JM1
3 Scott Payne 1:25:26 OM1
4 Sarah Warner 1:31:53 OW1
5 Kirsti Annison 1:38:06 VW1

Posted: Mon 01 Oct 2012

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