|A good mix of new and familiar faces came out to take part in the 8th biathlon of the season. Conditions were fairly nice for racing too - mild and not too humid.
The ladies dominated the evening with Marion first home in 23:30 and Evelyn 3rd outright in 24:43. Once again we had the girls leading the way in the swim with Marion (7:23) and then Evelyn (7:42) taking out overall honours in the swim leg.
In the mens section the fastest swimmers were young Jeff (7:50) and Wally (7:53).
Run split honours went to our series leader, Tony (15:40) and Wally in (15:53). Fastest of the girls was Marion (16:07) and Evelyn (17:01).
Series Results: 8 of the 14 competitors this week were HTC members, but only 5 had a previous handicap.
Marion, Wally and Danielle all scored 5 points for their first race as members, while Tony and Chris were the only members to beat their handicap time, scoring 30 and 28 points respectively.
With 2nd to 6th in the standings all not racing this week Tony's lead is now a massive 64 points over Nev.
Chris's effort has jumped him up to 5th and Gracinda is now 8th (3rd female).
But with the final month containing 3 races including the last one for double points the race for series champion is still wide open.
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 the young first timers Danielle, Friedl and Jacques.
It was also good to see the return of some familiar faces in Evelyn and Peter Giddins. Welcome to you all.
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.