As you are all aware, we have decided to resurrect the monthly competitions, which is aimed at getting the competitors racing more often and generating some ‘gees’ in the team. As with all events going forward, DS Bucks will be up for grabs for the relevant placings. We have outlined the events below to give you an idea of what they are all about.
Long Run - Traditionally this run was from blue lagoon to DS on the beach. This year however we changed it up and ran on the promenade from the club to Moyo and back. Starting and finishing at the club was a success and well received.
Short Swim – The traditional ‘round the cans’ type swim. A buoy will be put out in the centre of north beach about 200-250m out. Start on Dairy next to the pier and finish on north beach, going round the can in the process.
Long Swim – Start at Afro’s past South Beach and finish at North Beach.
Short Board – Same as the Short Swim, but with boards and a little further.
Ski – Start and finish on Dairy beach and around the nearest shark net buoy. The leader chooses the buoy.
Sprint – Normal event as per any LSA competition
Flags – Normal event as per any LSA competition
Iron Man – Short swim course, then Short Board course, then a body board leg around the pier, no ski. No ski to make it more accessible for all.
Long Board – Start at North Beach, round the pier and head south. Come in at Wedge Beach opposite the lifeguard tower and go around one of the bathing beacons. Head back out and go north back to the finish at North Beach.
Obstacle Race – A traditional favourite! Start on Dairy beach, swim round the pier to North Beach. Run to the first bathing beacon, then crawl from the first to the second on all fours. Jump up and run to the end of Bay pier. Jump off and swim to the finish at Dairy beach.
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