Multisporters blitz Cromwell

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Queenstowners cleaned up in the second leg of the Southern Lakes Multisport Club’s races last weekend. 

Helen Seyb won the women’s duathlon, Brett Dingle took out the men’s duathlon and Aroha Hyland won the women’s triathlon. 

Seyb completed the 3km run, 20km cycle and then another 3km run in one hour, nine minutes and 52 seconds, to win by 28 seconds ahead of Queenstown-based Winter Olympian Sarah Murphy. 

Organiser Bill Godsall says Seyb was the leading female runner heading into the bike transition and put in a strong cycle on the hilly Cromwell course. 

“Murphy put in a spirited attempt to peg back Helen in the final run to the line but the challenge was in vain with Helen holding on,” Godsall says. 

Dingle won the men’s duathlon in 1:00.03 sec, to finish almost six minutes ahead of second-placed Hamish Scott. 

Hyland’s women’s triathlon win – over a 5km paddle, 20km bike and 3km run – came in 1:24.25 sec. 

Alexandra’s Glen McSkimming won the men’s swim-based triathlon, whilst Wanaka’s Dougal Allan won the kayak-based triathlon.