Despite pre-Christmas busyness and early morning rain the Whangārei Triathlon club's Onerahi Duathlon and Triathlon event attracted a core group of enthusiastic athletes.
Their reward was a welcome break in the weather and a fast, enjoyable event along the pohutakawa-lined foreshore on December 23.
The Monaghan family cleaned up the opposition, with dad Tommy winning the Long Course race, mum Debbie coming second in the Long Course and daughter Bree wining the Short Course race.
Results from Whangarei Triathlon Club Duathlon and Triathlon at Onerahi Foreshore:
Long course (600m swim, 20k cycle, 7k run)
1. Tommy Monaghan 1.21:11
2. Debbie Monaghan 1.24:10
3. Ian Kleingold 1.29:38
4. Brian Barach 1.30:48
5. Arriane Christie 1.36:32
6. Gill Michel 1.36:42
Short Course ( 300m swim, 10k cycle, 3.5k run)
1. Bree Monaghan 44:11
2. Max Thomas 49:40
Long Swim (600m) short run & bike
Denise Limby 1.01:08
Long Swim and Long bike (20k) short run
Claire Furlong 1.17:15
Oringa Barach 1.20:50
Long swim, short bike
DJ Gillming 30:46
Duathlon (run 3.5k, bike 10k, run 3.5k)
1. Delwyn Smith 1.07:23
2. Shannon Morgan 1.10:04