Ironman NZ

Some great Nelson results from Taupo last weekend. As a result, several of our athletes will be winging their way to Nice for the world 70.3 championships later in the year, including Karen Nancarrow and Bill Revell (out with an injury now, Bill qualified in Canada a few months ago). In the Taupo 70.3 race, Alan Bryson was exceptional, finishing …

Port Nelson Sea Swims, March 7

TONIGHT’S SWIM IS CANCELLED. It’s very rough out there tonight with no predicted improvement. It would be tough for IRBs and almost impossible for kayakers and without our support services we’re not able to continue. The plan at the moment is to have the final swim next week, immediately prior to the barbecue and prizegiving, but watch this website for …

Interislander Big Tahuna, 2019

What an amazing day. When the first three men and women in the 3km race stood on the podium, five of them were from Nelson. In the men, Luke Kelly, Fergus Drummond and Alec Swan took the first three places overall, while Abbey Smale was the first woman home, taking eighth overall, one place ahead of Sierra Thomas, second woman …

Port Nelson swims, February 28, 2019

Turned out to be a rough one. Out of kindness to those swimming on Saturday, the course was shortened to 1100m, with a short version of about 450m. Results in finish order, click here Results in age group order, click here. Photos by Sandra McGregor click here. Points to date, click here

Port Nelson Swims, Thursday February 21

Interesting venue – rotten getting in and out due to the very low tide, but a nice swim. Here’s the results in age group order, click here Here’s the results in finish order, click here Here’s a lot of photos by Sandra McGregor – click here Here’s a funny little video Story now on The Nelson App on your mobile …

Clements Endurance Series, Race Four, 3.8km Ironman Challenge

The early morning start was worth it to get a nice calm sea. A beautiful day, with 70 starters in the long swim of 3.8km and 11 starters in the 1.3km swim. The finish was dramatic, with three swimmers sprinting for the line – the shelving beach making it tricky to stay upright. In the end it was Alec Swan …

Port Nelson Swims – Thursday February 14

A bit rough early on, so shorter courses. However, things died down a bit, so it became a shorter preparation for Sunday’s long swim. Results in age group order, click here Results in finish order, click here Points click here (Note that the table is now sorted on your best 12 swims – your worst results are discarded) Photos by …

Ocean Swims, Race Four, Sand to Surf, Mt Maunganui

Another good day for Nelson swimmers. The long swim of 2.6km was shortened to about 2km due to the rough conditions, with a particularly difficult section through the surf from the shore out to the first buoy. Of eleven swimmers, seven won age group medals, while Sierra Thomas added the gold medal for the first woman overall and Luke Kelly …

Port Nelson swims, February 7

It was a wonderful swim tonight, with the long swim stretching out to about 1600m, taking in the area south to Richardson St, north to a buoy off the Haulashore jetty, then back to the ramp. Age group results, click here Results in finish order, click here Photos, click here Points, click here. Story – here Friday or Saturday Following …