Duathlon results from 6th September 2015

Alan Kaplan at last year's duathlon final

Report of Season Ending Duathlon held 6th September 2015

by Deb Shapira

Despite forecasts of inclement weather 11 gentlemen and 2 ladies signed up to race this last duathlon event fo the year. Alan Kaplan chased Craig Pager hard to finish the first run close behind and was putting in a strong bike leg to try to shake Craig off but unfortunately Craig had a puncture and was unable to finish the event. However as he is in the midst of marathon training he paced several others to strong  finising runs including the overall winner Alan Kaplan. There were strong performaces by Mark Haber, Norman Abel (who for some reason arrived with his pull buoy), Mark Baker, Malcolm Kofsky, Barry Abkin, Michael Besser, Roy Neumann, Marty Knepsal and Steven Brown. It was a big welcome to Laura Madeisky on her maiden and successful foray into this distance. Unfortunately Deb Shapira had to withdraw 2/3 into the second run due to a back injury incurred a few days prior.

Just as we were packing up the promised rain began and some of us headed off to the Burger Centre to join the cyclists at the ZDVO breakfast. Thanks to Norman who assisted Alan and Deb with some impromptu chiropratic maneouvres.

The next event is a Triathlon on the 4th October.