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Stroke & Stride Results

Published: Fri 24 Nov 2000 10:49 AM
Here's a race report and results for the Reesby & Company Stroke & Stride Series
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Reesby & Company Stroke & Stride Series Race #2 22 November 2000 St Heliers Bay Auckland New Zealand Race Report
The second race in this season’s Reesby & Company Stroke & Stride Series was a first for the sport with the pro field racing without wetsuits for the first time. Fortunately Auckland City laid on a beautiful afternoon with the field basking in warm sunshine as they lined up on the beach ready for the race start. The water, while still a little cool this early in the season, was also in pristine condition with hardly a ripple to be seen on the Waitemata Harbour. The pro men and pro women’s field were started at the same time and the action was fast and furious around the 750 metre triangular course. On their return to shore they were lead from the water by Olympic swimmer, Steven Ferguson in a shade under 9 minutes closely pursued by Brent Foster and then with a small break back to the chasing pack that included the likes of Paul Amey and Kieran Doe. Some of the women’s field demonstrated quite clearly just how fast they can swim as they stayed with this group with Rebecca Nesbit exiting the water in 9min 16sec accompanied by Caroline Collard and Bec Linton.
The 4 kilometre run to Mission Bay and return was as always flat and fast and today without any wind for the competitors to contend with. Last fortnight, saw Paul Amey stamp his authority on the field as he moved quickly into the lead recording the fastest run split on the day. This week he again was the fleetest of foot on his way to his second straight victory. Defending Series Champion Brent Foster couldn’t quite match Paul on the run segment but stayed close and finished just 9 seconds behind. Kieran Doe backed up his outstanding swim with an equally impressive run to finish third, his best ever result in a Stroke & Stride. Terenzo Bozzone And Malcolm McGregor trades places on the run with Terenzo holding out Malcolm by just seconds on the line.
Evelyn Williamson had a great swim and was handily placed heading out onto the run and then soon moved to the front of the women’s field. Again Evelyn was tracked by some very quick runners coming from behind but she didn’t give them a chance to challenge her as she recorded one of the fastest run splits herself and ran home for her first ever victory in a Stroke & Stride. Fiona Docherty did claim the fastest run of the night coming through for second, finishing just ahead of the winner from Race #1, Nicole Cope while Heidi Alexander just held off the fast finishing Jo Lawn to round out the top five.
The next race is Thursday, December 7, 2000.
Reesby & Company Stroke & Stride Series
Race #2 22 November 2000
St Heliers Bay Auckland New Zealand
Results
Female Swim Finish
1 Evelyn Williamson 10.22 25m30s
2 Fiona Docherty 11.42 26 05
3 Nicole Cope 11.40 26 11
4 Heidi Alexander 10.40 26 17
5 Jo Lawn 11.22 26 22
6 Caroline Collard 09.17 26 34
7 Debbie Tanner 10.14 26 40
8 Bec Linton 09.21 26 43
9 Tanya Lee-Parker 10.56 27 04
10 Nicola de Lautour 11.17 27 23
11 Sue Clark 11.56 27 38
12 Vanessa Palmer 10.56 27 53
13 Julia Cree 11.05 28 04
14 Jillian Wood 09.56 28 27
15 Anna Elvery 10.51 28 28
Male Swim Finish
1 Paul Amey 09.17 22m45s
2 Brent Foster 09.00 22 53
3 Kieran Doe 09.14 23 13
4 Terenzo Bozzone 09.58 23 52
5 Malcolm McGregor 09.50 23 55
6 Bryan Rhodes 09.42 23 59
7 Liam Scopes 10.51 24 08
8 Rodney Gordon 10.56 24 17
9 Steven Nicholls 10.15 24 48
10 Steven Ferguson 08.58 25 15
11 Stephen Peterson 09.53 25 27
12 Roy Warren 10.51 25 39
13 Stuart Blake 10.56 25 49
14 Henry Barfoot 10.58 26 06
15 Ashley Lake 10.58 26 13
Stroke & Stride Grand Prix
Points after Race #2
Female
1 Evelyn Williamson 37
2 Nicole Cope 35
3 Fiona Docherty 30
4 Jo Lawn 26
5 Heidi Alexander 22
6 Debbie Tanner 20
7 Tanya Lee-Parker 17
8 Caroline Collard 15
9 Nicola de Lautour 13
10 Vanessa Palmer 12
11 Sue Clark 11
12 Bec Linton 8
13 Yoko Hori 4
14T Julia Cree 3
14T Udi-Ann Delport 3
16T Gayle Clark 2
16T Jillian Wood 2
18T Anna Cleaver 1
18T Anna Elvery 1
Male
1 Paul Amey 40
2 Brent Foster 34
3 Terenzo Bozzone 26
4T Kieran Doe 24
4T Liam Scopes 24
6 Malcolm McGregor 21
7 Rodney Gordon 19
8T Steven Nicholls 14
8T Bryan Rhodes 14
10 Roy Warren 9
11 James Elvery 8
12 Ashley Lake 7
13T Stuart Blake 6
13T Steven Ferguson 6
15 Stephen Peterson 5
16 Henry Barfoot 4
17 Brett Piskulic 1

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