9 Mar 1994"Winners: Marisa Pentecost and Brent Foster"

  • St Helier's Bay
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  • Swim: 1500 metre
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  • Run: 10 kilometre
Louise Soper leads Marisa Pentecost from the water Anne Buckley and Sue Clark at the finish

Race #8 in the NutraSport Stroke & Stride Series was also the 1994 New Zealand Swim/Run Championships

The final race of the NutraSport Stroke & Stride Series attracted a quality field of competitors including a large number of overseas’ athletes.  The women’s field was started 10 minutes ahead of the men and Louise Soper and Marisa Pentecost had a 2 minute lead over the other women at the start of the run.  Louise held the lead until the first turnaround at the Mission Bay turn point but then Marisa moved to the front and was never headed over the final stages to take the New Zealand Swimrun Championships title.  Sue Clark was in sixth place after the swim and then ran through for second with Anne Buckley from England also showing good leg speed to take third.  Heidi Alexander was fourth and Louise Soper held onto fifth position over the blustery 10 kilometre run.

When the men’s field got underway it was again all Brent Foster as he carved out the swim 50 seconds faster than second placed Malcolm McGregor and a further 50 seconds faster than the chasing bunch which included Paul Anderson and Darragh Walshe.  On the run Brent didn’t falter holding out a fast finishing Bruce Houghton to win by 27 seconds.  Only 5 seconds behind was Chris Andrews with Darragh Walshe holding out Paul Anderson for fourth.

Marisa and Brent’s victories in the final race allowed them to hold their lead in the Series Grand Prix giving them the overall Stroke & Stride Series Championship along with the 1994 New Zealand Swimrun Championship

Overall

Brent Foster      0:53:46                                   Marisa Pentecost      1:02:06

Bruce Houghton      0:54:13                           Sue Clark      1:03:09

Chris Andrews      0:54:18                              Anne Buckley  ENG      1:03:14

Darragh Walshe      0:54:51                           Heidi Alexander      1:03:33

Paul Anderson      0:54:59                              Louise Soper      1:03:40

under 20

William Smith      0:55:20                               Jane Beckman      1:14:19

Nick Wilson      0:55:49                                   Katja Holz  GER       1:20:21

Matthew Brook      0:57:03                             Liz Keymer      1:38:09

20-24

Malcolm McGregor      0:58:11                       Phillipa Dean      1:05:54

Shawn O’Lcary      1:00:32                             Sheryl Waite      1:18:51

Ali Methven      1:01:54                                    Christine Penney      1:35:08

25-29

Kurt Brandon      0:56:12                                 Roxane Benney       1:07:21

Grant Schofield      0:56:26                             Katja Schrichel    GER       1:07:48

Adrian Butcher      0:57:25                              Miranda Stacey      1:10:01

30-34

Bruce Odams      0:55:37                                 Catherine Syme       1:12:30

Stuart Blake      0:56:06                                   Julie Fraser      1:12:31

Martyn Reesby      0:57:07                              Sonya Whittington      1:13:29

35-39

Gavin Attwood   ENG     0:56:54                    Margie Peat      1:10:54

Brett Goodall       0:57:26                                Ruth Hughes      1:15:06

Dave Chambers      1:00:16                             Susan Reid       1:19:15

40-44

Bruce Bennett      1:08:13                                 Lorene Smith      1:05:53

Neil Brabant      1:09:06                                   Maggie Ward      1:11:08

Dieter Holz    GER        1:10:20                       Sue Gebbie      1:14:12

45-49

Neville Corbett      1:01:18                               Lynn Cameron      1:19:03

John Brodie       1:02:12                                   Tiare Lund      1:19:32

Clayton Jeffery       1:03:53

50-54

Allan Bridge       1:13:39                                   Jacky Tasker      1:20:59

Tom Peterson    GER       1:17:40                   Gaye Alexander       1:27:44

Miles Larkin      1:18:40                                    Liz Rosie      1:28:52

60-64

Keith Pearce      1:04:53                                   Judy Barfoot      1:29:37

Laurie Wesley      1:14:10

60 plus

Robin Foubisler       1:22:55

Male

1

Brent Foster

0:53:46

2

Bruce Houghton

0:54:13

3

Chris Andrews

0:54:18

4

Darragh Walshe

0:54:51

5

Paul Anderson

0:54:59

6

William Smith

0:55:20

7

Bruce Odams

0:55:37

8

Nick Wilson

0:55:49

9

Stuart Blake

0:56:06

10

Kurt Brandon

0:56:12

11

Grant Schofield

0:56:21

12

Gavin Attwood        ENG

0:56:54

13

Matthew Brook

0:57:03

14

Martyn Reesby

0:57:07

15

Adrian Butcher

0:57:25

Female

1

Marisa Pentecost

1:02:06

2

Sue Clark

1:03:09

3

Anne Buckley        ENG

1:03:14

4

Heidi Alexander

1:03:33

5

Louise Soper

1:03:40

6

Lorene Smith

1:05:53

7

Phillipa Dean

1:05:54

8

Roxane Benney

1:07:21

9

Katja Schrichel        GER

1:07:48

10

Miranda Stacey

1:10:01

11

Margie Peat

1:10:54

12

Diana Grey

1:11:06

13

Maggie Ward

1:11:08

14

Catherine Syme

1:12:30

15

Julie Fraser

1:12:31

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