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Eastland Duathlon 2012

Eastland Duathlon ... began... Saturday morning 3 November 2012

Scroll down for early images...

All Photos courtesy:  © SheldrakevisualART.com


East Coast Duathlon:

100km coast duathlon starting on Gladstone Road and ending at Te Puia Springs.
Now over 24yrs old this is an iconic race for all local multisport participants.

Competitiors race North along the Pacific Coast Highway - two running and one cycling section. Solo and team entries participate.

Candice Hammond & Alex Hyland - WINNERS -  early in the Eastland Duathlon 2012

Candice & Alex Hyland - the eventutal WINNERS of the Individual men and ladies titles... photographed early in the event leaving Gisborne... Hyland’s race time was 4:21.42 and Hammond’s 4:22.18 . . .

The lead group about to come onto Gladstone Road bridge, Gisborne... at the start of the Eastland Duathlon...

Part of the chase group head onto the Gladstone Road Bridge...

Candice Hammond one of the early leading ladies... who became the Individual Womens WINNER !!

Stephen Sheldrake one of the early leading men... who was forced to retire from the race ... suffering a calf injury...

Alex Hyland ... flanked by cyclists minders on Wainui Beach straight...

Alex Hyland - the eventual Mens Winner - flanked by cyclist minders passes along Wainui Beach straight amongst spectators...

Winning Team members early in the race...

Winning Vets Team… and overall Team ... "Team SANZ"  early in the race with Runner JP Vorster (of South Africa) being shadowed by his cycle team member Craig Hoskin …

Candice Hammond descending hill along the beautiful coastal route...

Candice Hammond decending the first hill on the coastal route... seems to be a lonely figure on this beautiful scenic road...