Plenty of competitors for road race

Photo Credit: Clare Toia-Bailey of Image Central Caption: The Lake Dunstan Cycle challenge was the one that got away, despite the weather raining off other events.

Around 140 riders turned out for a 96 km road race, the Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge, last weekend.

Cromwell Summer Series Race Director Bill Godsall said the race gave locals and visitors alike the opportunity to challenge themselves with a good long cycle race around Lake Dunstan.

“The weather was great and it went really very well – it was a really fast field,” he said.

Mitchel Fitzsimons was first in the male under 20 category with a time of 2:19:51; Rhylee Akeroyd of Invercargill was the first female with 2:19:59. In the 20-34 category, Myles Gibson and James Williamson were first equal with a time of 2:19:56; and Gemma Hunt was first at 2:27:06.

The 45-54 category saw Glenn Gould of Timaru first with 2:19:59. Helen Beattie was the only female placed in this age-group with a time of 2:35. In the 55-64s, Simon Kennelly was first with 2:20:04; with Jan Brosnahan in first for the females with 3:04. 

The Lake Dunstan Triathlon and Duathlon, postponed because of adverse weather conditions on January 2, is now scheduled for January 23. Details on the Cromwell web page. 

Read edition 1009 of the Wānaka Sun here.

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