Chia Super Sprint Triathlon, December 10, 2018

Things were looking pretty gloomy at 7am, with the raining coming down and very rough seas. By race start at 8.30am, the rain had gone away, the sun came out – and the sea stayed rough. It was a lot of fun – a bit like a duathlon with the first run leg in chest deep water – there wasn’t …

Chia Training, December 4

After a month, the Training team has grown to a core group of a dozen or so, but there’s plenty of room for more. At last night’s training session, the team raced in a duathlon relay, learned some valuable tips about transition from Pogo Macauley – including how much ground you can lose if you do it badly, then had …

Pegasus draft-legal sprint triathlon, November 26

Featured photo: Wayne Leighton won the M55-59 age group after being named Sport Tasman Masters Sportsperson of the Year the previous evening. This was the first of two qualifying races for the sprint triathlon at next September’s ITU World Championships on Australia’s Gold Coast. Eleven Nelson Tri Club members attained the top six age group placing necessary to qualify for …

Chia Teen Training Team

The team launched on Monday. A very cold overcast evening didn’t make it very appealing, but a very small group warmed themselves up with a brisk duathlon, followed by a refreshing bottle of Chia. Coaches Britta Martin and Pogo Macaulay looked after the session. Pictured: Hannah Price, photo by Janice Coyle, The sessions continue at 5.15pm every Monday, all teenagers …

Sprint Triathlon, November 12

A fantastic race, enjoyed by everyone who took part. The most common question was “where were all the competitors?” There’s no better place in New Zealand to race. The sun was out, the sea was calm – but only 36 entrants. Many enjoyed the opportunity for drafting, which made for exciting racing. Here’s the results Featured image, Hayden Squance, winner …

A night with Nathan Fa’avae

November 8, 7.30pm. As the guest speaker at this year’s AGM, Nathan has a free rein to speak about his life and his career. The AGM is in a room adjacent to A block at NMIT (see the accompanying map for venue and parking). The AGM will be the first piece of business. There will be no pressure on you …

Triathlon time

Over the coming months, the club will undertake one of its most ambitious summer programmes yet, culminating in the National Schools Triathlon Festival on February 19, 20. The festival will include the Suzuki Schools Triathlon Championships, the Aquathlon Championships and the Team Tag Championships. To ensure that school triathletes from our region are well prepared, on March 6 we’ll be reinstating the regional …

Sunny Sunday newsletter

Have you been keeping in touch with Ironman World Champs today? Both our Nelson competitors were doing well at noon, with Alan Bryson (pictured) about two thirds of the way through the 180km bike leg and Louise Corbett at halfway. The tracking is pretty sophisticated these days – easy to spend the whole day watching the race unfold. Nelson Tri …

Shoe Clinic Mountainbike Series, Race Three

The weather this season has been absolutely brilliant, although a heavy frost made it a bit chilly to start with. There was some fantastic competition at the front and a lot of satisfaction further back in the field. Here’s the results.  (Version five) Nelson Mail story, from the Stuff website. For race photos, click here