Blustery but brilliant Aquathon
Lots of local and regular visitors make the annual Cape Aquathon at Cape Paterson part of their calendar, either as an athlete, volunteer marshal or spectator – ensuring this is a top community event enjoyed by hundreds.
Karen Marangio from CPSLSC said the event attracts a full range of athletes from Phillip Island, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and all over Victoria.
“It is the 19th year the event has been run, which acts as a major fundraiser for the CPSLSC and is incredibly important as we are in desperate need for a new clubhouse,” she said.
Jennifer Dodd from Murrumbeena and Steve Kenny from Krowera were rewarded for completing their 10th consecutive Cape Aquathon.
Jim Corbett, Zac Gilmour, Jenny Hollins, Alexander Papadopoulos, Cheryl Rule and Ryan Smith completed their fifth consecutive Cape Aquathon.
Kernot’s Mark Rowe was first male home in 19.36 minutes, winning overall, first local home and first senior in the male individual races.
Edithvale’s Grace Devesen, was the female overall winner and senior female winner in a time of 20.04 with local Chloe Butt just behind her in 20.14, taking out the first local home prize.
Mitch Diston took out the junior male section with a time of 22.56; while Zoe Bee from Cowes won the junior female with a time of 32.18.
The winner of the masters (male) section was Mack Clarkson from Blackburn in 20.17 and the masters (female) section was won by Sarah Marshall, from Cowes in 31.48.
Veterans male winner was Jim Corbett from Cape Woolamai in 25.25 and veterans female winner was Janice Stephens in the biggest ever veterans female field, with a time of 28.20.
In the teams section, the male winners were Phillip Island’s Luke Plant and Alex Durand, who blitzed the field with a very fast time of 18.13.
Female winners were Bernadette and Ashley Spinks, who won again in 27.07 and the mixed winners were Tom Beischer from Wonthaggi and Carly Heislers from Kilcunda, with a time of 22.27.
The Cape Aquathon will return next year on the third Sunday in
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