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Adrianna storms to victory at BSP Women’s Triathlon

Monday 25 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Sports, Triathlon


Adrianna storms to victory  at BSP Women’s Triathlon
Adrianna Postrzygacz took out the BSP Women’s Triathlon title in an impressive time of 55:56 minutes on Saturday. CITAI/ 24032412

The Cook Islands Triathlon Association held the very popular BSP Women’s Triathlon on Saturday.

A beautiful afternoon drew a good number of competitors and spectators to the Triathlon site at the Enua Manea Hall in Titikaveka.

It was a sunny and glorious afternoon on the land, however, the conditions were very hot and humid, which made the day very difficult, especially for the 4-kilometre run leg.

First out of the water was seasoned competitor Maya Postrzygacz very closely followed by her mum Adrianna. Next out after a solid swim was daughter Olivia.

Onto the bike and the lead changed with first back in transition by Adrianna, with daughter Maya, hard on her heels. Adrianna also clocked the fasted cycle time of the day.

From the bike, the ladies transitioned to the 4km run which also saw some very fast times being clocked up.

Adrianna had a very impressive run and stormed home to take out the BSP Women’s Triathlon title, in an impressive time of 55:56 minutes. Second home was daughter Maya and third across the line was first-time participant Brook Ross, who also recorded the second-fastest time in the run.

In the team event, the first across the line this year was Dee Lou Did Team in a time of 1 hour 15:16 minutes.

Cook Islands Triathlon president Roland Neururer said: “It was so fantastic to see so many women taking part in hot conditions, particularly those for whom this was their first ever triathlon.”

“Giving it a go is what it’s all about and putting together a team, or having the courage to tackle the whole event individually is a big achievement for all our ladies.”

Cook Islands Triathlon thanked Bank of the South Pacific (BSP) and The Bond Store for their generous sponsorship, as well as the Raina Family for use of the land at Enua Manea Hall and to all the volunteers who happily gave their afternoon to co-ordinate, set up and marshal the race and ensure that this was, as always, a hugely enjoyable and successful afternoon.

Next big race will be the Annual Local Championship, Maori Auri Tin Man, where competitors need to swim 1200 metres, cycle 31km and run 10km. This can be done as an individual or as a team. Date of the race is April 13, 2024.