First duathlon held

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News - — Pernille Fletcher

What a stun­ner it proved to be out at Craters Moun­tain Bike Park for TriS­port Taupo¯’s first moun­tain­bike duathlon of the sea­son, held on Mon­day, Novem­ber 5.

The long course moun­tain bike duathlon was taken out by Alex Brack­en­bury, Ben Raven and Lo­gan Ham­mer­s­ley with Han­nah How­ell, Mered­ith Bowler and Katey Coubrough in the ladies.

Long course road bike was a new event head­ing up the steep hill to the Craters walk­way. Nathan Toma, Corey Le­cou­teur, and Oliver Bar­nett fought hard for first, sec­ond and third spots while He­lena Watts and Sue Ma­vor did jus­tice to the ladies’ road bike duathlon.

It was great to see our young­sters try­ing out the kids’ duathlon (su­per short) with young Imo­gen and Tay­lor win­ning their races.

In the short course moun­tain bike duathlon Kasper Lenoir, Joseph Brown and Toby Bowler were on the podium with So­phie Web­ber, Kaea Gage and Melissa John­son show­ing the top fe­male times.

In the teams, the long course win­ners were team 723: T and S McMa­hon with team 707 Kilmis­terHam­mer­s­ley tak­ing out the short course hon­ours.

Next week, on Novem­ber 12, our duathlon series take us to the Bruce McLaren Mo­tor­sport Park for short and long dis­tances with 5.30pm reg­is­tra­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion check our Face­book and web­site.

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TriS­port Taupo¯’s event this week was a moun­tain bike/ run duathlon at Craters Moun­tain Bike Park.

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