Outriggers hit water for Wai Puhi

By GLEN PORTEOUSglenp@gladstoneobserver.com.au

THE hotly contested Wai Puhi series will be run at Tannum Sands Beach today.

Canoe Point Outriggers will host the series round in an exciting contest for the open water paddlers. At least 25 to 30 contestants will participate.

It will be up to locals Chris Grant, Darren Humberstone and Alison Greene to continue their good form with contestants coming from Mackay, Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

Humberstone already has the Masters wrapped up and may enter the Open category to have a serious crack at taking line honours.

This will be Humberstone's eighth trophy win overall in both the Open and Masters category.

Grant has bagged the Senior Masters category, while Greene, just back from Mackay, will put in a strong showing for the Open women.

Humberstone said training four days a week had paid off and would be good preparation for the Gold Coast relay later this year.

Today's race will begin at the Colosseum near Wild Cattle Creek at 2.30pm and finish at 4.30pm at Tannum Sands Beach.



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