Long course duathlon placegetters, from left: Sam Stoke (second), Andrew Richardson (first) and Alphonse Carroll (third)

Series end for triathlon

by Mike Isle

The 2019 Frontrunner Lake Crichton Triathlon Series has run its course with the completion of the final leg on Friday.

Organisers estimate that more than 100 participants got on their bikes, put on their running shorts and in some cases swam the course. Overall, the three-race series attracted 321 entries. Selwyn Sports Club chief executive Michael Wilson who helped organise the marque event said the trust was delighted with the way the series had gone.

“It was fantastic having a range of experience levels, and ages represented across the series.

“It was really rewarding watching some of the less experienced and younger athletes grow in confidence as the Series went on. Friday was a perfect sign off for 2019, the weather was great; there were plenty of smiles and encouragement for all.”

Participants had the option of competing in four events: the long and short course duathlons (biking and running) and the short and long course triathlons (biking running and swimming).