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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Fun Is Only Half Of It
The Clean Half was showered by perfect weather with a fairly calm and warm ocean, and only a few currents to deal with today in Hong Kong.
A new course record for the solo 14.5 km was broken by Trent Grimsey, who emerged from his retirement with a time of 3:14:23. The English Channel record holder eclipsed the time that Marcos Diaz from the Dominican Republic set three years ago.
In the team's event, a new course record was also set by Swimming the Wright Way with a blazing time of 3 hours 47 seconds. The women’s team race was won by The Manta Gals at 3:21:50, and the mixed team division was topped by LCR Awesome Sauce in a time of 3:06:22 while Team Ocean Recovery won the Carbon Neutral Category (swimming and paddling on an outrigger canoe) with a time of 3:25:20.
Race director Doug Woodring was very pleased with the record turnout of 58 teams this year along with 9 solo swimmers, all of whom had to swim past The Wall:
1. Swimming the Wright Way 3:00:47 Men
2. LRC (17) 3:04:02 Men
3. LRC Awesome Sauce 3:06:22 Mixed
4. HK Island Stingrays 3:08:04 Mixed
5. Trent Grimsey 3:14:23 Solo
6. LRC Foolish Hydra 3:21:12 Men
7. Fierce Femme Fatale 3:21:52 Women
8. Manta Girls 3:21:50 Women
9. Ocean Recovery 3:25:20 Mixed/Carbon Neutral
10. The A Team 3:26:27 Mixed
11. HKFC Team A 3:28:47 Mixed
12. LRC Sharkbait 3:29:00 Men
13. Ian's Weekend 3:29:15 Men
14. Austrilian Nat' School 3:33:52 Mixed
15. Belugus 3:40:47 Mixed
16. Craig Nortje 3:41:47 Solo
17. Tritons Men A 3:50:33 Men
18. LRC Nymphs 3:55:17 Mixed
19. Oz Swim 3:55:21 Mixed
20. Blood Sweat and Beers 3:56:00 Men
21. Andy Tebbut 3:59:31 Solo
22. Tritons Women A 4:00:41 Women
23. Left Laners 4:03:36 Men
24. Malcom Green 4:08:54 Solo
25. RHKYC 4:09:07 Mixed - Carbon Neutral
26. Tritons Mens B 4:11:02 Men
27. HK Mermen 4:15:41 Men
28. Team Harrow 4:15:55 Mixed
29. LRC Shellfish 4:16:50 Mixed
30. BAMF's 4:17:46 Mixed
31. Red Herrings 4:18:32 Mixed
32. LRC Sirens 4:19:10 Women
33. SG Black Team 4:19:14 Men
34. Hannah's Last Stand 4:20:01 Women
35. Jelly Fish 4:21:47 Mixed
36. Maddah Than a Hatter 4:22:10 Mixed
37. HKFC Team C 4:26:03 Mixed
38. Jeroen Nieuwkoop's Team 4:28:11 Mixed
39. HKFC Team D 4:29:02 Mixed
40. Dugongs 4:31:44 Mixed
41. Tritons Women B 4:32:33 Women
42. SG Red 4:37:57 Men
43. Endurance 4:41:00 Mixed
44. Aura 4:41:22 Mixed - Carbon Neutral
45. Tritons Mixed B 4:41:23 Mixed
46. HKFC Team B 4:41:38 Mixed
47. Bloody Marys 4:43:00 Mixed
48. LRC Clownfish 4:45:00 Mixed
49. Greg Austin 4:46:36 Mixed
50. Bus Uncle 4:48:10 Men
51. Torpedoes 4:48:20 Mixed
52. David Stains 4:49:47 Solo
53. Popeye 5:03:00 Men
54. Are We There Yet 5:03:35 Mixed
55. WT Boys 5:05:28 Men
56. Bubble Fish 5:33:45 Men
57. SG Mixed 5:34:27 Mixed
58. Janet Ho 6:04:07 Solo
59. SG Bubble (Male) 6:20:18 Men
60. Delia Kang 7:20:00 Solo
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