With the New Year and some less than Summery weather we expected a relatively small field but had another healthy one, 16 in the main field including yet another first-timer.
Dave returned for his second HTC Aquathlon and with no international pros in the field had a comfortable win taking the fastest swim and run splits along the way.
There were 3 other sub-8 minute swims and 3 other sub-17 minute runs but the only person other than Dave to do both was Emiel who took second.
John's second fastest swim split was enough to put him on the third step of the podium.
Tony and Nev did the same swim times and Tony had the slightly quicker run split to beat Nev for fourth.
Kath's first race for a month was a successful one, taking the fastest female splits and outright female victory as well as a series PB.
She wasn't the only one in good form with 9 of our 16 competitors recording series PBs.
Series Points: 10 of our 16 starters were members and 6 of them managed to beat their handicap times.
The biggest improvement for the second round in a row was Elicia following her massive 13% improvement from last round with a 4%+ improvement.
From just 3 starts she has taken maximum points and has already moved into 11th overall.
Cath and John B were the others to improve by over 2%.
Wally's absence saw him drop from the lead to 4th and Cath's good result saw her leap from 6th into the lead.
Just 1 point back on 106 points is both Tony and Nev with Wally still on 104.
Lisa (98) is still second in the female race and has jumped above both Adrian (97) and Jon (80) into 5th.
Michael and Dane remain where they were and John B has pushed Josh out of the top 10.
Full points standings and list of current handicap times is here.
Well done to everyone including the 3 kids that did the Kids Aquathlon this week and as usual a big thanks to all the volunteers.
Here are the full results.