Talking the Pulse on Your Training Build: A1 Summer Series Lake Dunstan Triathlon & Duathlon 2nd Jan 2016
The Lake Dunstan Triathlon has been carefully designed to accommodate most people and their sporting preferences. If you are an elite athlete you can use the Category 1 Long Course Triathlon to take the pulse on your training programme for the Wanaka Challenge or Coast to Coast. If you are a first timer you might like to try the Category 2 Short Course Triathlon. Those who don’t like to swim can do a kayak, and those who don’t like the water can stay dry by competing in the Duathlon. You can also enter each category as either an individual or a team.
The event forms part of the A1 Homes Cromwell Summer Series that includes the Cromwell Half-Marathon, Pub to Pub Bannockburn Gutbuster, Crank Cycles Bannockburn Mountain Bike Classic and Lake Dunstan Round the Lake Cycle Challenge. Bill Godsall, the event’s Race Director believes that the success of the event is based on the supportive atmosphere, “it’s not only the elite athletes that turn up on the day, there are lots of people that are out to ‘have a go’, which is what the A1 Homes Series is all about,” says Godsall.
The boat ramp adjacent to the toilets in McNulty Inlet is the central transition point for the race and registration will be from 8.30 am and the race briefing at 9.15 am. Parking, refreshments and social facilities will be available at the Lake Dunstan Boat Club at the opening of the Inlet.
The race categories are as follows:
TRIATHLON Category One: Swim 300m, road cycle 22.4km and run 5.8km.
TRIATHLON Category Two: Kayak 5.5km, road cycle 22.4km and run 5.8km.
DUATHLON: Run 3km, road cycle 22.4km, run 5.8km
Even if you aren’t going to compete, it’s worth going along to sit under a willow tree and show your support as the Lake Dunstan Triathlon competitors charge on by. For more information, go to www.cromwell.org.nz/events or to register online click here.