Brown reports on first race in 9 months


Cameron Brown reports on his first race in over 9 months at the Barfoot and Thompson Triathlon series in Maraetai


Cameron Reports

It felt pretty good to get on the start line again yesterday in the Barfoot and Thompson Triathlon series in Maraetai. Race day dawned with perfect racing conditions over the Olympic distance event, my first short course race in 18months! Not exacting my kind of distance being so short but a great way to start of the summer season of racing.

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I was 4th out of the water some 50sec's behind the leading trio and quickly made up time to be in 2nd within the first 5km but my training partner Mark Bowstead was riding well over the 40km 2 lap undulating course. By the time we reached T2 he had built his lead to 3:40. Mark is 31yrs old so he has a little more speed than my 48yr old legs, I think I was just starting to get out of 2nd gear by the time we finished the bike leg. The 3 lap run along the foreshore featured a few undulating hills and a great little trail with stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf. I managed to pick up a minute over the run course and I'm extremely happy to see my running coming back after a few injuries over the last few years.

I'm now building towards my next race on December 18th which is the Suffer Half Ironman in Rotorua which is being supported by the PTO(Professional Triathlon Organization) and will feature all of New Zealand's best athletes with the $15,000 prize purse on offer.

Results of the Barfoot and Thompson Maraetai Triathlon series, Race 1.
1st Mark Bowstead 1:52:54
2nd Cameron Brown 1:55:43
3rd Jacob Hendrickx 2:04:28


Thanks again for your support, Kind Regards Cameron Brown