CRNZ Blog

First Kayak Krazy race of the season

Author -  Karen Simpson

First Kayak Krazy race of the season

Karapiro 2.jpg

In the first of the CRNZ Kayak Crazy 10km events, 43 competitors from Tyros through to septuagenarian's battled it out on Lake Karapiro.

The fog lifted just before the start to reveal warm sunny conditions with a hint of breeze. After an exciting mass start, a lead group of four emerged after lap 1 containing eventual winner Ben McCallum of Waitara. By the end of lap 2 the finishing order had been established, with Ben leading from Tim Waller of Eastern BoP and Sean McCarthy and Scott Bicknell from Karapiro. Ben's time including nine 180 degree turns was a slick 47:25. 

Leading U18 women Samalulu Clifton and Hannah Baker diced it out for two laps before Clifton took the win with a lead of just under a minute with a fast 51:20 time.

Logan Ferguson was heard at the water's edge to be a reluctant starter, but lead in the Tyro's with fine technique.

The hard luck prize went to Kim Harker who did the longest warm-up but unfortunately missed the start by about a minute. Apologies to Kim from the race committee as we didn't see you were missing!

Many thanks to everyone for travelling to the race and to our time keepers, boatmen, mandarin growers, soup potager and BBQ chef.

Full results and points table can be viewed here

First Kayak Krazy race of the season

Post New Comment

Name *
Subscribe
Comment *
 

CRNZ Blog

Comments: 0

View Comments

Kayak Krazy Results - North Shore

The last of the kayak crazy 10km series races before the Champs to be held this coming weekend, was hosted by North Shore Canoe Club at the new venue of Greenhithe estuary boat ram ...

Author: Karen Simpson

Trading Post

Vajda infusion 2 XL

Date: Saturday, 14 October 2017

Author: Lee

Jantex Gamma M

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2017

Author: Chris

Vajda Infusion L

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2017

Author: Chris

 

Latest News & Features

Young kayakers race with Olympic stars

Young kayakers race with Olympic stars

Date: Monday, 16 October 2017

Olympic kayaker Aimee Fisher (left) teamed up with Sophie Brooke (Wanganui), Ryan Clough (Waitara) ...

Perfect weekend for South Island Champs

Perfect weekend for South Island Champs

Date: Monday, 2 October 2017

It really was a perfect weekend down in Twizel, surrounded by the alps and without a breath of wind ...

NZ kayakers finish Worlds on a high

NZ kayakers finish Worlds on a high

Date: Monday, 28 August 2017

The New Zealand kayaking team has celebrated its most successful world championship campaign, ...

 
 
© Copyright 2017 Canoe Racing New Zealand