Results


Here you can find results for past races. Click the attachement to download the results file.

Below is the most recent race report and under that you can have a look at your previous race results!

 


Sorry this has been a long time coming, but hopefully it will be well worth the wait!


The good news is that our new timing system has performed very well under ‘real’ conditions. For the first time, competitors can now also clearly see their transition times (T1- swim to bike, T2 – bike to run) and their ‘raw’ bike and run times.


Numbers were a little down on our first triathlon held in November, but it was still a healthy turn out given that many members are still on holidays.
Conditions were overcast, but the rain stayed away and the relatively mild conditions were most welcome.

Full results of all the events are attached.


A. Triathlon race report (open men) – 750m swim/20k cycle/5k run

Norman Abel (12.36) and Alan Rubinstein (12.37) had a great tussle in the swim leg, and reached transition together, about a minute ahead of Michael Caminer (13.35), with a gap of more than a minute to a group of three – Maccabiah bound Mark Haber (14.48) and Alan Kaplan (14.53), and Trevor Amoils (14.54). Erez Levy (15.02) was next, followed by Joel Bloom (15.22), Robert Goldberg (15.45) and Daniel Rubinstein (16.20).

Alan’s lightning fast (28 sec) first transition - some 26 seconds faster than Norman – enabled him to end his bike leg some 21 seconds ahead of Norman, although Norman’s raw bike time (37.38) was 4 seconds faster than Alan’s. It was a good day out for the Rubinstein family – young and old (see further below) – as Alan’s younger brother Daniel had the fastest bike leg of the day (35.18), which saw him move from 10th after the swim to 4th after the bike leg, just over a minute behind the leading group which now included Alan Kaplan whose solid bike leg (35.59) put him in 3rd place, only 14 seconds behind Norman. Next to start the run – some 45 seconds behind - was Joel Bloom whose bike leg (37.08) was the third fastest of the day. Sixth into transition was Trevor Amoils (38.45), some 70 seconds behind Joel, and just ahead of Mark Haber (39.05) and Michael Caminer (39.55), both of whom gave up some ground after their strong swim legs.

The three leaders after the bike leg continued their battle into the run leg, and gave us the closest finish for some time. Alan Kaplan entered run transition some 35 seconds behind Alan Rubinstein, and 14 seconds behind Norman Abel. A super fast transition (22 seconds to his rivals’ 37 seconds) saw him knock 15 seconds off the deficit before he had even started the run, and gave Alan Kaplan the confidence – expressed through gritted teeth – that he would catch his (first name) namesake. Despite Alan Kaplan having the fastest run of the day (20.42), the older and lankier Alan Rubinstein used his long legs to full advantage by kicking away at the end to win by just 5 seconds (1.12.21 to 1.12.26). Norman Abel –with a very good run of 21.47 – was third in 1.13.32, more than a minute behind, but there was then a gap of over three minutes to Daniel Rubinstein (23.41) in fourth (1.16.48), just 9 seconds ahead of Joel Bloom (1.16.57), who put in another solid all-round performance. Mark Haber was next home in 1.18.34 after a good run leg (23.25) and looks as though he has plenty of improvement in him before the Maccabiah. Then followed Michael Caminer (1.19.26), Erez Levy (1.20.42) and Robert Goldberg (1.21.05 after the fourth fastest run leg of the day -22.35). Trevor Amoils ran out of puff on the run leg after being more prominent earlier to be next home in 1.21.32.


B. Triathlon race report (open women) – 750m swim/20k cycle/5k run

Maccabiah nominee Lynn Berson (1.35.24) had the women’s event to herself, so it was understandable that she didn’t push herself too hard. She looks to have the ability to knock at least 5 minutes off that time, particularly given her leisurely transition times.


C. Triathlon race report (intermediate) – 200m swim/8k cycle/2k run

In the boys’ race for those aged 10 and above, the by-now seasoned junior Josh Amoils (32.48) led from start to finish to beat home cousin Adam Amoils (37.56) and first-timer Leo Rubinstein (40.49). Despite his overall time, Leo looks a fine prospect particularly if can improve his cycling to match his very competitive swim and run times.

Sabrina Zulman was the only entrant in the girl’s race, and will be pleased with her massive PB (42.00) courtesy of a much-improved bike leg.

D. Triathlon race report (junior) – 200m swim/4k cycle/1k run

The fourth Rubinstein to race, Dena, was the only competitor in the under 10 race, which gave the (wider) Rubinstein family two firsts, a third and a fourth (for uncle Dan). An unconventional start to her triathlon career, she was one lap short on her bike leg, so completed the second lap after her run leg – such dedication and enthusiasm in one so young!


E. 20k Bike Time Trial

There were only 4 competitors for the 20k time trial, which was won easily by Sean Bloch in 33.54, with Marc Gorin (37.15) next followed by Leonard Gentin (38.30) and Leon Sulski (39.40).

Leonard was enjoying himself so much that he stayed on his bike for an extra 5 laps (10k) – how admirable!


Sincere thanks again to family Amoils for doing the (manual) timing. And a big thanks to Trevor Amoils and Craig Pager for organising the timing system/collating the results.


F. Adriel Young

This item deserves to be on top of this report – so hopefully all of you will have read down this far.

Maccabiah-bound Adriel Young won his age group at last weekend’s Auckland Half Ironman and came 20th overall in an amazing time of 4hr13min -
a fantastic result. Well done, Adriel!

G. Our next tri/time trial – Sunday 10 February

If you have not already done so, please note the date down in your diary.

Triathletes will have the choice of an Olympic distance event (1.5/40/10) or the usual sprint distance (750/20/5), while the bike time trial will be over 30k.

More information about these events will follow in the next fortnight.
 


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