The chilly morning of Saturday the 6th of April saw North New Brighton become home to some very fit and enthusiastic bodies at The Icebreaker Quickie on the Beach duathlon event.
It was a small but perfectly formed gathering, who gave it heaps, producing some impressive times, but most importantly had a great time. Running in sand is a bitch and the sand dune which had to be crossed certainly was a slap in the face after each transition! But the good kind. If there is such a thing. Also, a very excited dog on the first run stage provided a bit of incentive for some faster times - ah the joys of a beach run!
Coming in first for open female was Tabitha Dickson with a great time of 01:09:20, in open male was James Hoogenboezem at 00:57:46, a right scorcher. Linda Poulsen took vet female honours with 01:11:35 and male vets division saw war horse Mike Dent bring it home for the +40s with 01:01:43, a solid result.
There were only two teams - one in the mixed category and one in male, so needless to say they did very well in their field! Mixed team Elsie and Marnus chalked up 01:23:55 after a great effort and male team consisting of Dallas Wichman and Jake Rowse steamed over the finish line on 00:51:18 - those guys are freakin fit! Really awesome to watch, well done guys.
A massive thank you to all those who entered and gave it heaps, as well as competitors who began helping me pack down without even being asked - I really appreciated it.
Keep warm and stay healthy and we'll see you at the next Quickie :)
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