Huri Huri News
28 January 2016
Wairarapa Multisports, in conjunction with Orui Coastal Walk, held its second Town to Tide event last weekend, as part of this year’s Huri Huri Bike Festival.
Despite the blistering hot weather, a strong field of competitors took on either the biathlon option of a 44km bike from Henley Lake in Masterton and 16km run across undulating farmland along the coast to Riversdale, or the full triathlon option, which also included a 14km kayak along the Whareama River.
Gary Jarvis from Wellington gained the individual multisport title in just over 4 hours. “It was a very challenging and hot run. The course was great and the event had a real community feel. Town to Tide is a best kept secret,” he said.
Ali Hollington who had travelled down from Napier won the individual multisport women’s fastest time in 5 and half hours. “It was really worth it and good fun. We had to cycle into wind over a hilly course, the kayak paddle was into the tide and the run challenging and hot, but a great way to warm up for next month’s Coast to Coast,” explained Hollington.
Biathlon Event (bike/run)
1st male individual, Gavin Champion (2.41.43), 1st female individual Julie Millar (3.06.35),1st men team Wills Kent & Graeme Butcher (2.31.57), 1st women team Marie Jury & Kim Presow (3.44.38),1st mix team Michele McCabe & Leroy Pitt (3.32.25).
Multi Sport (bike/kayak/run)
1st male individual, Gary Jarvis (4.17.26),1st woman individual: Ali Hollington (5.31.44),1st men team Brian Faulkner, Brian Sanders, Malcolm McDonald (4.21.59),1st mix team Steve Hannam, Doug Aplin, Sue Bankier (4.18.02)