|An excellent post-Christmas and New Years field of 16 for the fifth race of the series.
Adrian and Sarah R both topped the swim times for the 3rd time this season, recording times 1 second slower and exactly the same as pre-xmas respectively.
Jeff Featherston returned for his second race of the season and went sub-8 minutes in the pool as usual to take second in the swim.
Andrew J improved both his swim and run times slightly to go sub-24 minutes for the first time since March last year, also becoming the second competitor to take back-to-back wins this season.
Wally Phillips improved on his excellent race last week to take over a minute of his best to take second outright. He was also the only competitor to be Top 3 in the swim, the run and outright.
Series Results: 13 of the 16 competitors this week were members and therefore eligible for points and handicaps, our biggest representation so far this season.
Cath Hume took maximum points by taking almost 2 minutes off her previous time and beating her handicap by a massive 10%.
Lisa and Michelle both took around a minute of their previous times and beat their handicaps by around 4% to take 2nd and 3rd place points respectively.
Tony beat his series PB by almost 40 seconds, beating his handicap by 3.5% to take 4th place points.
Jeff, Gracinda, Andrew J, Michael, Chris and Sarah all beat their handicaps.
Allison raced for the first time this summer so received 5 points each and a new handicap.
Tony's big improvement has seen him overtake Adrian for the series lead by 2 points.
5 points further back Cath is third with Andrew J and Sarah R tied for fourth on 69 points.
Lisa's big improvement and Michael's consistency sees them in sixth and seventh respectively.
Remember, only members score points and handicaps, so join the club to be in the running.
Here is the points score.
Well done to everyone, especially first timer Ray Johnston.
Thanks to all the volunteers for helping out with refreshments, timing, and keeping everyone safe out on the run course.
Here are the full results.