Busy weekend for Nelson triathletes

Team tri numbers for Sunday’s race are slightly down, due largely to conflicting events – Buller marathon, Coast to Coast and the national sprint tri champs in Kinloch. After day one of the two-day Coast to Coast, Flossie Van Dyke (pictured) leads the women’s field by five minutes, with the third placed woman another 43 minutes back. Elina Ussher and …

Chia Teen Triathlon Training Team

Training started again on Monday, with a small group rousing themselves from school holidays to meet coach Britta Martin at Tahunanui Beach. After a short warmup on the playing field, the team moved on to the beach for an aquathlon workout – a run, followed by a swim, then another run. As always, the session ended with some nice cold …

Tri Minus One, January 21, 2018

There was something for everyone in today’s race, with six options. A field of 76 lined up in near perfect conditions. Here’s the results Here’s the photos, by Janice Coyle Story on Sportzhub Tri Minus One was supported by The Interislander Big Tahuna, race six of the Ocean Swim Series. There are four distances in this race on March 31 …

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 …