Robin Reid and Britta Martin took the top spots in race two of the Tineli co-sponsored mountainbike duathlon event at Nelson’s Rabbit Island on May 10. Both Reid and Martin are athletes of international standing, but were forced to work for their victories, both taking their leads during the bike leg of the soft, tricky course and holding on in the final run section..
The series continued to attract big fields with more than 150 turning out to race. In a short course option, children as young as nine enjoyed the conditions, with first-time duathlete Pip Dalley, 13, taking a late lead to win by four seconds from Jane Martin. Wouter De Maat, 52, showed this is an event for all ages, improving on his race one result by winning the men’s section in the short race.
Walkers Michael Harte and Rebecca Wasley consolidated their series leads in the walk section.