Final Stroke N Stride for the Season
Going into the last race and Chris Blake seemed to have the series all sown up. His series lead of 39 seconds should be enough to hold off Mike Licht, who prefers the shorter swim editions anyway.
Well, Chris delivered – top 15 out of the 1k swim and never challenged on the run. Mike Hale and Lichtwark were neck and neck out to the first buoy in the swim, but Lichtwark dropped off and Hale hit the beach with a couple minutes advantage. This was fortunate because his run was a bit of a wallow. Runners flew by and Hale waited for Lichtwark to be the next to pass. However, at the turnaround it became apparent that Lichie was not going to pass today. Hot on his heels was Charles Belcher, who again impressed, beating Lichtwark out of the swim and recording a faster run split than Hale.
So the Maunagakiekie Endurance Club Swimrun Champ for 2010/2011 is Chris Blake. No longer just a fish – he showed he can back it up with some solid running too! Congratulations mate!
Chris Blake 31:30
Charles Belcher 36:46
Michael Hale 34:28
Mike Lichtwark 35:18