Triathlons, distance runs the order of the day in Sydenham

Written by  Wednesday, 11 July 2018 12:35
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The Kids 2k run got off to an enthusiastic start. The Kids 2k run got off to an enthusiastic start.

On Sunday, more than 250 athletes ranging in ages from little kids to 80 years old suited up for the 10th annual Somersault Series of races in Sydenham.

The series got underway at 8am to avoid the heat of the date and to accommodate many participants who travelled considerable distances, said race director Maryanne Takala. Sydenham’s Takala is no stranger to triathlon as her son, Scott, has competed in World’s.

Competitors signed up for eight events ranging from Olympic triathlon to kids’ fun runs as varying race courses dominated downtown Sydenham and The Point Park.

Here are the results for the top events:

 

Olympic Triathlon
Top Male – Michael Casista – 2:06:27
Top FM – Maia Idzikowski – 2:27:12

 

Olympic Tri Relay
Solitutes (John, Jack and Tom Glassco from Sydenham) 2:15:47

 

Sprint Triathlon
Male – Clive Morgan – 1:07:53
Female – Heather Low – 1:09:43

 

Half Marathon
Jack Kilislian – 1:54:36
Marigold Edwards – 2:28:10

 

Kids Run
Top Female and Winner of the 2 Km race –   Avery Blanch Hinch 9 years old - 10:42
Top Male and youngest runner , David Owen 5 years old – 22:15

 

5Km
Male - Cody Harding – 20:5
Female - Val Hopkins – 24:43

 

10Km
Male – Jim Townsend -  42:06
Female – Tania Storms - 52:04

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