Category: Results

Results from sea swims

 

Sea Swim, January 4, 2018

The low tide made it difficult to get in and out, but conditions were perfect, the sea calm, no discernable current and the rain held off until we were finished.

Keep looking here over the next 24 hours for points table and news story.

Results in age group order.

Results in finish order.

Here’s the photos, by Jean Hodson and Peter Gibbs

Featured photo: tonight’s winner Hayden Squance.

Points to date

Here’s the story on Sportzhub.com

Story also on your mobile device at The Nelson App

Eyebright Mile, December 31, 2017

What a great way to wind up 2017. Conditions were near perfect. The tide hadn’t quite turned as we started, so there was the most gentle current to contend with at the start. Hayden Squance (24min 19sec) and Sierra Thomas (26.34) were the leading man and woman. Hayden’s time is the fastest recorded since the swims consistently began on the high tide a decade ago and can be regarded as the record in the modern era.

Featured photo: Hayden Squance

Results in finish order

Results in age group order.

Photos, by Janice Coyle

Here’s the Eyebright times over the years.

Stories are published now on The Nelson App (mobile devices) and Sportzhub.com

Sea Swim, Thursday December 28, 2018

High tide at 6.06pm, so plenty of water and very little current movement. The wind was something else. It made for a challenging swim but the general consensus was that it was testing – but fun.

The long swim covered just over 1000m, the short swim about 500m. Nobody had it easy, but it was achievable for most people, leaving them with a warm glow of satisfaction.

Featured photo: Luke Kelly pats himself on the head after another win, consolidating his position at the head of the points table.

Updated age group results.

Results in finish order.

Fine photos by Peter Gibbs and Jean Hodson

Here’s the points to date

Read the story on your mobile device at The Nelson App, or online at Sportzhub

Don’t forget the following swims:

9am Sunday December 31, Clements Endurance Swims Eyebright Mile (2km). Sign on at the Nelson Yacht Club from 8am and before race briefing at 8.45am.

9am Saturday January 6, Tata Swim (see www.tataswim.club)

8.30am, Sunday January 14, Clements Endurance Swims, 3.8km Ironman Challenge.

As part of our support for the Interislander Big Tahuna, we are helping out with signs advertising the event. If you live on any busy street or road in the region and have a nice front fence or lawn, would you like to volunteer a space for a few weeks leading up to the March 31 event? Email us at info@nelsontriclub.co.nz if you can help.

There are four different distances on offer at the Big Tahuna. To enter and obtain a 20% discount, go to oceanswim.co.nz and use the discount code NLESONSWIMSERIES18

Sea swim, December 21, 2017

Another perfect night – how lucky we are. The short race was over a course of about 500m, with the long swim nearly 800m.

Results in age group order

Results in finish order

Without our star photographer, everyone had a go behind the camera. It’s a mixed bag – here they are

Featured photo: In her first swim in the series, Aliesha Peacock, right, won a tight battle for first in the short event, just ahead of brother Mathew, who won the short race last week – also in his first swim in the series.

Points to date

You can read the story on your mobile device on The Nelson App, or on Sportzhub

Don’t forget the following swims:

9am Sunday December 1, Clements Endurance Swims Eyebright Mile (2km). Sign on at the Nelson Yacht Club from 8am and before race briefing at 8.45am.

9am Saturday January 6, Tata Swim (see www.tataswim.club)

8.30am, Sunday January 14, Clements Endurance Swims, 3.8km Ironman Challenge.

As part of our support for the Interislander Big Tahuna, we are helping out with signs advertising the event. If you live on any busy street or road in the region and have a nice front fence or lawn, would you like to volunteer a space for a few weeks leading up to the March 31 event? Email us at info@nelsontriclub.co.nz if you can help.

There are four different distances on offer at the Big Tahuna. To enter and obtain a 20% discount, go to oceanswim.co.nz and use the discount code NLESONSWIMSERIES18

Bay of Islands Classic, December 16, 2018

Five intrepid Nelson swimmers made the journey to Paihia for the 3.3km swim, which this year went from Paihia to Russell, the first time it’s been held in this direction.

It was a fairly comfortable swim, with a little choppiness.

Andrew Martin placed 25th of the more than 500 finishers, taking the gold medal in his M55-59 age group, while Maggy Johnston survived a pre-race bee sting to take bronze in F60-64.

Dick Bennison was unlucky not to pick up a medal, finishing fourth in M60-64

Nelson results

Andrew Martin 47.53 25th (1st M55-59)

Dick Bennison 57.21 108th (4th M60-64)

Maggy Johnston 1.03.59 (3rd F60-64)

Peter Gibbs 1.05.01 (8th M65-69)

Sandra McGregor – 1.20.31 (18th F40-44)

Sea swim, Thursday December 14, 2017

After a few computer problems overnight, normal service is resumed.

Here’s the results in age group order

Here’s the results in finish order

Story  on The Nelson App on your mobile device – also on Sportzhub

Here’s some photos, by Janice Coyle.

Points after six weeks

Sea Swim, December 7, 2018

A challenging swim of about 1300m. Luke Kelly put his stamp on the series with a definitive win over Hayden Squance, while Sophie Alexander edged out Leah Friend and Piper Riley in the women’s race.

Yegor Jones continued to dominate in the short race ahead of Mark Smale, Mia Langley and Brooke Swan.

Featured photo: Yegor Jones edges out Mark Smale in yet another epic battle in the short race.

Here’s the results in age group order. Version two

Results in finish order

Points to date

Here’s some photos

Check The Nelson App on your mobile device for race story.

The Opening Splash – Race One of the Clements Endurance Series

Another wonderful swim with 110 taking part – 102 doing the long swim and eight doing the short swim.

Luke Kelly raced to victory in the closing stages to win ahead of Hayden Squance. Sierra Thomas and Sophie Alexander reasserted their dominance from the Port Nelson series to take the first two places in the women’s section.

Speaking of the Port Nelson series, you can see stories on your mobile device at The Nelson App – download free. The stories are also published on sportzhub.com – for last Thursday’s swim story, click here

Here’s the results – not yet checked, so please email if you spot any errors – info@nelsontriclub.co.nz

Results in age group order

Here’s a few photos

Here’s the story on Sportzhub

Sea swims, November 30, 2017

The tide was pretty fierce at 6pm, but it slackened a little, allowing for a beautiful swim in warm seas with perfect conditions.

Luke Kelly won a ding dong battle over Xavier Anderson and Hayden Squance to record his third win from four races. Apart from that, we’ll have to wait for the results (coming soon) to see how things went.

Here’s some photos, by Janice Coyle.

Featured photo: Hamish Neill is dominating M50-59, with his fourth consecutive age group win tonight.

Hold it – here’s some preliminary results. Hasn’t been time to check them, so email if you spot errors.

Results in finish order

Results in age group order

Points to date

Don’t forget Sunday’s CLements Endurance Swim – The Opening Splash. Sign on between 9am and 9.30am at Tahunanui Beach for the 2km swim to the yacht club or the 600m swim from Richardson St Steps to the yacht club. Race briefing for all on the beach at 9.30am, race start 9.45am. Short swim start at 10 15am – right on high tide. There will be a small prizegiving after the race, with two $50 packs from the Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series and some sunscreen from Banana Boat as well as other prizes.

We’re seeking venues for signs advertising The Interislander Big Tahuna – race six of the Banana Bat Ocean Swim Series. It’s in our interests to get a big turnout and keep the swim here, so we’ve agreed to find up to ten sites around the region. So far we’ve had several offers along Rocks Rd and one at Wakefield, as well as the fixed sign venues on Bishopdale and at Miyazu Park. We could do with venues on main roads in and out of town – places like Salisbury Rd, Gladstone Rd, Waimea Rd, Tahunanui Drive, Main Rd Stoke, Atawhai Drive, or smaller streets like Brook St, Washington Rd, Grove St, Vanguard St etc. If you can help with a front lawn or garden, or a fence a sign can be attached to, please let us know at info@nelsontriclub.co.nz

Sea Swims, November 23, 2017

Climate change may be lulling us into a false sense of security. We’ve had a fantastic start to the season with perfect nights so far. Tonight was one of the best. Not only was the sun out and the sea calm, but our fantastic crew was ticking over in a seamless and perfect manner. Registration, timing, kayak and boat support, shore crew – everything was just right. We owe a vote of thanks to all those volunteers who turn out each week and seem to enjoy it – making things relatively stress free for all the competitors – all they need to do is swim.

Here’s the results

Results in finish order

(This is version two of results – it should clear up any errors, but please email with concerns. Ditto with points – the earlier you check and let us know, the better chance we have of making corrections)

Points to date

Here’s some photos, by Janice Coyle

Featured photo: Ralph Hetzel has been involved in the sea swims since the year dot. He still looks happy to be here. If you win a treasured fish at the end of the season, Ralph made it.

I got 1km on my watch for the long swim. Anyone have their gps going for the short swim? Email info@nelsontriclub.co.nz if you have a distance.

Here’s a little video of the course

Apologies for the late completion of last week’s news page. That page is now complete.

Do you fancy some extra swimming? Head to Kaiteriteri after work on Monday. Here’s a report from the opening swim of this group – all welcome.

Don’t forget your entry to the Interislander Big Tahuna swim on March 31. It’s part of the national Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series and has distances to suit all abilities. The target is 800 swimmers taking part from all over the country. You can get a 20% discount on your entry by using the code NLESONSWIMSERIES2018

You can read all about it and put in your entry at oceanswim.co.nz