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BASS COAST SERIES RACE #1
400M SURF SWIM
Cape Paterson Surf Beach
Sunday 15 January
10am start, 8am registration
Online entry @
With thanks to our sponsors:
Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club
Gavin Slavin from the Bass Coast Barracu-
das Triathlon Club couldn’t be happier with
the conditions for the Dune2Dune race at
Cape Paterson on Sunday.
“ The water is beautiful, the roads are fully
closed so it’s nice and safe and it’s a great
running day,” he said.
“ Eighty athletes are running today. We’re
one hundred down because of other competi-
tions in Victoria but it’s still a great turn out. ”
The short race is a 600m swim, a 20km
bike ride and a 3.5km run.
The long race is a 1200m swim, a 40km
bike ride and a 10km run.
Magnus Michelson won the short course
with a consistent performance holding off
Barracuda Brett Franklin, who was the fast-
est bike of the day, by just over a minute with
Brendan Cullen in third place.
Kara Landells was the first woman across
the finish line two minutes ahead of Alice
Bacquie with Belinda Spinks in third place.
In the long course Reuben Kuah was first
out of the water but was soon passed on the
bike leg by Chris Scammell and Dennis Neal.
Chris Scammell, who was in impressive
form, continued on to win in a time of 1:55:44.
Reuben Kuah was second at eight minutes be-
hind with Dennis Neal in third place.
Christine Jell was the first woman across
the finish line in the long course ahead of
Winner of the short course event Magnus Michelson. A200217
First woman across the finish line Kara Landells. A210217
Perfect conditions for Dune2Dune 2017
THE Cape Paterson Surf Lifesaving Club’s
biggest fundraising event for the year, the
Cape Aquathon, will see competitors hitting
the sand on Sunday, January 15.
The Aquathon is one of three races in
the Bass Coast Summer Series, and a huge
event for the surf lifesaving club.
President Dean Manns said that the race
is a very important annual event for the
“The event has been running for more
than 20 years, and it’s a major event in
terms of fundraising and also for the profile
of the club, and community involvement, ”
“I t’s a really great spectator event. The
swim element of the race is a contained
swim on the surf beach. It’s nice and tight,
and it’s the only open water swim in the
summer series. ”
The race comprises of a 400m surf swim,
followed by a 4.4km run around the Cape
“Along the run, there are several great
vantage points in the car park, and in the
estate, so spectators can have a great day of
viewing, ” Dean said.
“This year there is a new running leg of the
race, and we’ve altered the route through
the estate slightly to change things up. ”
The Bass Coast Shire has generously do -
nated prize money that will be awarded for
points on the day of the Aquathon.
Dean and the lifesaving club wish to ac-
knowledge the efforts and support the club
received both from volunteer groups and
from the community as a whole.
“We receive great support from commu-
nity groups on the day of the race, helping
with food and drinks, ” Dean said.
“We recently held our tin rattle in Wonthag-
gi and Cape Paterson over New Years, and
gathered over $7500 in donations. All funds
are going to go towards our new clubhouse,
and we just wanted to thank the community
for their support and donations. ”
returns for 2017
A SMALL band of 48 athletes made the return
to the track after a Christmas break, braving
the heat to compete in the first Wonthaggi Little
Athletics meet for 2017.
Hayden Purton (Under 6 Boys) did well to
break the 300m record with a time of 1:24.65,
while Tevuro Ihomana Montgomery once again
broke the club record in the Under 12 Girls
60m hurdles with a time of 10.64 sec.
Registrations for Gippsland regionals are
open until January 30.
Register athletes online and follow the State
event program as a guide.
The following athletes recorded multiple PBs
for the morning:
5PBs: Nate Pugh, Shot Put, High Jump, 70m,
700m, 60m Hurdles; Riahn Hawthorne, 70m
700m, 60m Hurdles, discus, triple jump.
4PBs: Camryn McKenzie, Triple Jump, 60m
Hurdles, Discus, 70m; Lana Brusamarello,
60m Hurdles, discus, triple jump, 70m; Saher
Biggs, Javelin, Long Jump, 70m, 60m Hurdles.
Little aths return
The winner of last year’s Cape Aquathon,
elite triathlete Monty Frankish, crossed the
finish line in a record breaking time. The
Cape Aquathon returns to the shores of Cape
Paterson this Sunday, January 15. M690316
Chloe Hynd competing in the 800m event
for the Under 12 Girls at the Wonthaggi Lit-
tle Aths meet.
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