After two years of planning and preparations on Saturday March 28th nearly 700 mountain bikers and over 800 marathon runners took part in the Dual, a spectacular race on Rangitoto and Motutapu islands. The event of such scale and ligistical complexity would not be possible without the combined effort of Total Sport, Department of Conservation, Motutapu Restoration Trust, many Sponsors and army of Volunteers. Read more on www.thedual.co.nz
Waitakere riders did very well, with Jamie Till placing 3rd in mens open, Sadie Parker 1st in womens open, Kiri Kotara 3rd in womens open, Reuben Horn 1st in juniors, and many other community members finishing high in ranks. AvantiPlus Waitakere team provided much needed mechanical and logistical support before and during the event, fixing punctures, doing speedy repairs, and even offering emergency bikes for those whose machines could not be fixed on the spot.
It was great to see so many familiar faces enjoying this awesome event. See you again in 2010!