Sue Lazar first M4 lady in the Canterbury Champs road race and Sharon Prutton first in the M5. Mitchell Podmore was first U23 with Fionn Cullinane in 3rd.
In round two of the Elite series on the west coast, after winning the queen of the mountain points Sharlotte Lucas attacked a small breakaway group 300m out from the finish line to take the impressive win. Jeremy Heathfield came third in the 50+ race bunch sprint behind Andre Chappell and Yorg. In the elite men’s race Fionn Cullinane took the king of the mountains.
Held in Cambridge for the first time in a few years, the New Zealand club road championships were held May 1st – 4th. Sue Lazar and Sharon Prutton both won their Time trial and road races in their categories; Jeremy Healthfield finished 9th in the TT and 10th in the road race and Sharlotte Lucas 12th in the TT and 8th in the elite women’s road race.
In the last round of the Elite series Hanmer to Kaikoura before the winter break. Sharlotte accumulated more series points placing second in the elite women’s and Jeremy did the same also second in the 50+.
At the 47km Arrowsmith MTB race Mike Smart crossed the line 3rd place overall.
At Mt Somers the second to last MTB race of this season’s calendar Glen Currie and Sam Bell fought out a hard earned battle to finish third and fourth respectively overall.
Mike Chappell had a great race at the Tour de Wakatipu MTB race down in Arrowtown smashing his personal best time and winning his category.
At the 17km Arrowsmith mountain run Seonaigh Conchie ran in second vet home. And then a couple weeks later at one of New Zealand most popluar races, the Rotorua marathon run a 3.24 to take 3rd place.
Carey Wood came home in 8th place at the National triathlon champs held up in Auckland.
On a winning roll Sam Bell smashed the field in the Arrowsmith duathlon.
Natasha Douglas finished 4th in the women’s Ashburton duathlon.
Jo Forbes and her team mates took third place overall in the 2014 Twalk. An event that is split in to five legs, each around 15-20 kilometres long. Each leg has around 10 – 20 controls, which will be hidden on features marked on the map and described by a cryptic clue.
Keep warm over winter and good luck to those travelling overseas to compete.