Stroke & Stride poised for tight finish

Stuart Bray is in pole position to win the men’s individual segment of the Jaguar Land Rover Stroke and Stride Series, after winning the first two events, while there’s a dead heat on the women’s side.

Bray, who won the opener on 3 August, returned to the course on 10 August and continued to dominate. He finished the 600-metre swim and two mile run in 22 minutes and 49.3 seconds. Trailing him were the McCallum brothers, Iain finished second (24:13.8) and Alex was third (24:17.2). Iain improved his finish by one spot, while Alex stepped up significantly from his 13th place finish a week earlier.

Marie-Claude Poirier was the first female to finish. Her time of 25:41.4 was more than a minute better than Veronique Poirier (26:47.4), who was the first woman a week earlier. Andrea Kilam-Higgo was third in the female individual segment with a time of 27:21.2.

In the team events, Team 345 was once again ahead of the pack in the men’s division with a time of 19:56.1, followed by TRAC 2 in 25:11.7, and California Connection in 25:38.7.

Cailini and Double Trouble were the first to all-female teams to finish race two with time of 29:48.5 and 29:53.3. Splash and Dash was third in 31:50.0.

In the mixed team division, Team Swipe continued to dominate for the second consecutive week and also look poised to comfortably win their event with one race remaining. Team Swipe clocked in at 20:59.8, followed by Shake N Bake (21:58.7) and Team Ando (24:52.2).

Bray has a healthy lead in the Men’s 30-39 age group, while Alex McCullum has a slim lead over Kendall “Flash” Ebanks and Michael Ford in the Men’s 20-29 age group. Iain McCullum leads Brandon Williams by two points in the Male 15-19 category.

Jon Roney, who was the fourth fastest male finisher on 10 August, holds a one-point lead over Kevin Higgo, in the Men’s 40-49 age group. Higgo led after race one. Kim Eckart also has a razor-thin lead over Simon Palmer in the Men’s 50-59 division. 13 year-old Zachary Moore, who has been consistently one of the best performers is the only male in the 12-15 age group.

Veronique Poirier and Marie-Claude Poirier are in a dead heat for the Women’s 30-39 category, with Andrea Kilam-Higgo lurking one point back. Marie Willson has a one-point advantage over Sammy Murphy in the Women’s 40-49 category, while Kia Macfee holds a comfortable lead in the Women’s 20-29 group.

For full race 2 results, click here.

There’s one race left in this summer’s Stroke and Stride series. It takes place this Wednesday (17 August) at 5:45 p.m. For standings heading into the final race, click here.

TRAC Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover will be providing a free Park & Ride service for race participants from both St. Ignatius’ overflow car park and Bayshore Mall. Participants are encouraged to park at either of these locations to be transported to Sunset House for the races. Shuttles will run between 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. before each race, and between 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. after each race has finished.


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