2016 NZ Marathon Champs

Mass start.jpeg

Conditions on Lake Pupuke were wet and wild and racing for the weekend was moved to the Waitemata Club in Te Atutu where conditions were as calm as a millpond and provided ideal racing conditions. 

Although the field was small there were some tight groups who kept together throughout the race.  On the finishing lap U18 paddlers Jordan McLarin and Quaid Thompson had a heated sprint to the finish with Thompson taking the win and repeated the scenario the following day in the K2s, this time racing in the Open division (Thompson and Zach Ferkins vs McLarin and Dan Peacocke).  

The U18 Women raced up in the U23 division due to low numbers and this made for a fairly spread race for the women with Kim Thompson taking out gold.

In the Masters 45+ division the battle between Simon McLarin and Glenn Muirhead lasted the duration with a final sprint for the finish line resulting in a close win for McLarin. 

The Open Men stayed in a fairly close bunch for much of the race with Sam Newlands breaking away gradually on the last couple of laps to finish 5 minutes clear of Matt Loveridge and the rest of the pack spread out a few minutes apart. 

2016 NZ Marathon Champs

A small field provided some tight racing

Mass start.jpeg

Conditions on Lake Pupuke were wet and wild and racing for the weekend was moved to the Waitemata Club in Te Atutu where conditions were as calm as a millpond and provided ideal racing conditions. 

Although the field was small there were some tight groups who kept together throughout the race.  On the finishing lap U18 paddlers Jordan McLarin and Quaid Thompson had a heated sprint to the finish with Thompson taking the win and repeated the scenario the following day in the K2s, this time racing in the Open division (Thompson and Zach Ferkins vs McLarin and Dan Peacocke).  

The U18 Women raced up in the U23 division due to low numbers and this made for a fairly spread race for the women with Kim Thompson taking out gold.

In the Masters 45+ division the battle between Simon McLarin and Glenn Muirhead lasted the duration with a final sprint for the finish line resulting in a close win for McLarin. 

The Open Men stayed in a fairly close bunch for much of the race with Sam Newlands breaking away gradually on the last couple of laps to finish 5 minutes clear of Matt Loveridge and the rest of the pack spread out a few minutes apart. 

2016 NZ Marathon Champs
 

Trading Post

K1 Nelo Cinco SCS XXL

Date: Thursday, 16 March 2017

Author: Dougie

Jantex Gamma Rio Small+

Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Author: Ben

K1 XLVajda

Date: Saturday, 4 March 2017

Author: Jack

 

Latest News & Features

Females fire on final day of nationals

Females fire on final day of nationals

Date: Sunday, 19 February 2017

Aimee Fisher has further cemented her place as Lisa Carrington’s heir apparent after a commanding ...

Imrie shines in men's racing

Imrie shines in men's racing

Date: Sunday, 19 February 2017

Kurtis Imrie was just 1.37secs from creating history at the New Zealand canoe racing championships ...

Fisher flexes muscles at canoe sprint champs

Fisher flexes muscles at canoe sprint champs

Date: Friday, 17 February 2017

Hawkes Bay’s Aimee Fisher won her first New Zealand K1 200m kayaking title at Lake Karapiro today, ...

 
 
© Copyright 2017 Canoe Racing New Zealand