IN NEAR “perfect” conditions, the Cape Paterson Aquathon returned to the coastal town at the weekend for more than 250 participants.
Cape Paterson Surf Lifesaving Club president Dean Manns said everyone put in their best efforts for the race, consisting of a 4.4km run and 400m swim.
Most swimmers caught a little wave in to shore too, with a bit of drizzle but not enough for any complaints.
“We weren’t expecting as many this year, so it’s great everyone’s come out to support us,” he said on Sunday.
“We had lots of online registrations too, which gives us a good indication of whose coming and helps us plan the day.
“I also just want to thank all our sponsors and everyone who came today.”
In the senior males, Nathan Buschkuehl came first in 22:05.2 minutes, followed by Luke Plant 22:15.7 and Reuben Wakefield 22:21.1.
Local residents: Luke Plant, Mark Rowe 22:40.9 and Justin Tilley 22:57.2.
In the senior females, Alice Bacquie won with 24:57.5, followed by Emma Armstrong 25:08.0 and Kara Landells 25:47.9.
Local residents: Kara Landells, Georgia Kaye-Helmot 28:00.3 and Sarina Lissenburg 31:11.4.
In the junior male race for local residents, Will Clarkson came first with 26:51.3, Max Stafford 27:32.8 and Scout Greenhalgh 28:31.4; junior female – Grace Saldinha 38:50.5.
Also in local residents’ categories, Bill Barry won the masters male with 25:57.0; Emma Moore, 29:31.0 – masters female; Robert Matthews, 36:52.3 – veteran male; and Suzie Herrington, 31:12.3 – veteran female.
Cape turns it on for aquathon