Friday Night Biathlon Series 2007/2008 - Event 4 - December 21st

An excellent field of 16 for the main race and 8 for the kids race fronted up for the Christmas edition of the Friday Night Biathlon. With Sarah G absent Adrian was back to the top of the swim times with Sarah R the fastest female in the water. It was good to see Steve L, Michelle, and Wally and Josh Phillips race for the first time this summer series. Speaking of the Phillips', Wally put in an excellent effort to take 2nd swim split and 3rd run split to finish 3rd outright, just 10 seconds behind Adrian. Young Josh competed in the main race and was 15th out of the water but charged through the field with the 7th fastest run split to finish 11th. Well done Josh! Andrew J had the fastest run split to be the 3rd winner from 4 races this summer.

Series Results: 11 of the 16 competitors were members and therefore eligible for points and handicaps. Nev and Gracinda both smashed their handicaps by almost 2% and Frances beat hers by well over 1% also. Adrian and Tony were the others to beat their handicaps. Steve L and Michelle raced for the first time this summer so received 5 points each and a new handicap.
Adrian has extended his lead over Sarah R from one point to seven and Tony has overtaken Andrew J and grabbed a share of second with Sarah. Nev's big improvement has pushed him into fifth, with Michael sixth and Carolyn now the second female with 41 points.
Remember, no points or handicaps for non-members. Here is the points score.

Well done to everyone, especially first timer Jon Sharp. Thanks to all the volunteers for helping out with timing, marshalling and keeping everyone safe out on the run course. Here are the full results. (Kids Xmas Biathlon results will be up soon.)

  Fastest Swim Fastest Run Fastest Outright
Females Sarah R (8:34) Sarah R (18:54) Sarah R (27:28)
Males Adrian (7:48) Andrew J (15:52) Andrew J (24:27)
 
December 21st              

Competitor

Swim Time

Swim Place

Run Time

Run Place

Total Time

Place

Gender place

Andrew Jeppeson

8:35

5

15:52

1

24:27

1

1

Adrian Stark

7:48

1

17:39

5

25:27

2

2

Wally Phillips

8:09

2

17:18

3

25:37

3

3

Nev Bradshaw

9:27

8

16:46

2

26:13

4

4

Steve Lennox

8:42

6

17:55

6

26:37

5

5

Michael McGeachie

8:34

3

18:50

8

27:24

6

6

Sarah Roosink

8:34

3

18:54

9

27:28

7

1

Tony Nicklin

10:25

12

17:24

4

27:49

8

7

Phil Thomson

8:50

7

20:05

12

28:55

9

8

Jon Sharp

10:02

10

19:27

10

29:29

10

9

Josh Phillips

11:23

15

18:12

7

29:35

11

10

Gracinda Ferreira

10:01

9

20:12

13

30:13

12

2

Michelle Davern

11:13

14

20:01

11

31:14

13

3

Karla Fiserova

11:00

13

20:59

14

31:59

14

4

Carolyn Bock

10:20

11

25:51

16

36:11

15

5

Frances Brown

13:03

16

24:56

15

37:59

16

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Volunteers
Lisa Healey
Claire Hungerford
Andrew Stone
Steve Hume
Lauren Arcuri