Welcome to triSport Taupo's new and (hopefully) improved website. This is a work in progress so bear with us while we get organised. Hopefully it is easy to find your way around and full of interesting "stuff". If you have any ideas, links, articles, comments etc please contact me (see the Contact link). The News link will have all the current information and news (surprisingly..) and then it will be transferred to a relevant page.
Huge thanks to Dale Robinson who is responsible for all the pics on the site. Dale is a talented photographer who takes fantastic photos at many of our events. Check out her facebook page - Dale Robinson Photography NZ - to see some more action shots from the past season.
Remember to let us know what you think of the site and keep sending info through to be put on it .
The weeks roll round sooo fast don't they? Just a few things about this Monday nights event....
**If you didn't race in an individual number last week please see me by the number box and I will allocate you one. If you were allocated one last week please register as usual and you will be given your personal number by the registration volunteers. All teams please register at the desk as usual.
** Our very own Kenyan, aka Martin Andrew, is willing to do a warm-up routine (I'm seeing can-can routines, plies etc but think he means some jogging) with the JUNIOR members. Please be there at 5.40PM if you are keen to join in for this. It will only be a 10 minute session so you won't get too tired! Please make sure you have registered first. If anyone is keen to do the same with the more mature athletes let me know and I will publicise it.
** We are introducing a new award this week, the Cholcolate Fish Award, for someone who demonstrates sportsmanship/a positive attitude/helpfulness etc during a Monday night event. Anyone can nominate a person and the nominee is not necessarily an athlete, it could be a volunteer or a bystander/spectator. If you want to nominate someone please see Gillian and let her know who you nominate and why.
It was great to see so many competitors last week and I hope that if you noticed a newbie you checked they knew what was going on and gave them a smile. Hopefully the queue for numbers won't be quite so long this week but it is really helpful if people arrive early and get organised so we can do briefing at 5.50PM and start at 6PM on the dot. Look forward to seeing you all there....
Check out the WWAUT page for the latest on our Ironmen.
The season kicked off last night with a great turnout of both new and old (in both senses of the word!) members. Great to see some members returning after being AWOL for a year or two. Huge number of young people rocking up which is keeping the racing for the more mature athletes interesting!! The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive but we are always looking for ways to improve so any bright ideas are more than welcome, just chew the ear of any committee member. We hope all the newbies were made to feel welcome and will be back again next week. The new race numbers looked great and it's nice to be able to see who is who with the names on them. Full results and the race report are on the results page, the web scorer results give the age grade winners and full results as per last year will be there by Wednesday night. See you next week :)
Monday nights are upon us! Please make sure you are nice and early to register at the AC Baths from 5.30 onwards. Race briefing will be at 5.50 and start time is 6PM SHARP. This week please collect a number from the Number Table BEFORE registering. We have a new timing system to trial this season and we need to have all the numbers locked and loaded before racing starts. We have an Ask Me person to answer all those questions you have - look out for the Fluor tshirt and the big sign. Please make sure your bike is roadworthy and you have a helmet. We also need a few marshals to assist on the course - either email firstname.lastname@example.org
or see the Ask Me person on the night. Entry to this first two events is FREE but bring some money anyway as if you haven't already done so you can pick your own lucky race number for $5. But wait! There's more!! We have cool new tri-sport Taupo race belts for you to purchase and keep for just $5. That's right - $5 for a race belt. You won't get one cheaper anywhere else!
Good luck to Cameron Paul, Mark Burke and Bevan Docherty, club members taking part in the Ironman World Champs tomorrow. Go hard guys!!
Lots of info on the psycho magpie page and we now have an Ironman page, we have requests from around the world for accomodation, bikes etc so check it out, you might be able to help!
I have updated the WWAUT page with the Kinloch Off Road Challenge results, quite a few of us were out there enjoying the great conditions. We should all be in training mode now for the start of the season on 13 October. Hopefully I have managed to put the calendar on the membership page, bear with me if its not there, I will get there eventually!!
GOOD LUCK to Cameron Paul who leaves on the 18th to train in the warm conditions and smooth roads of Kona. We wish him well for both the Ironman World Champs and the Xterra World Champs (some people are just GREEDY!) and having seen just how hard he has trained over winter a good result in both events is assured. Good luck also to Mark Burke (not a club member yet but he will be this season) and the ageless Neil Fleming who are also both competing at Kona.
Check out the What We Are Up To page to see the great results our athletes had over the weekend. TWO national champs no less!!
Club members Kyle Smith and Ellie Heenan raced in the Aquathon at the World Champs in Edmonton, Canada, today. In hot conditions Ellie finished 9th in her age group and Kyle WON the Elite Under 19 category (and he is only 16!!!). Awesome stuff!! The tri and para-tri are raced over the next few days so go hard Ellie, Matt Webber and Russell Watts. I will post results when they are available. Also best wishes to those racing at the Duathlon champs on Sunday. The club has a garage to store gear/hang out in so the weather won't be a problem whatever it is!!
From now on I will try and put the date I update this site and what it is I have done. That way you don't get bored looking at the same old stuff. So I have pulled over all the results from the old web page. They are in the Results page (tricky huh??) Think you might have to use the alt and arrow buttons to go back to the results page, not sure as I have been doing this all on the ipad which is a bit different to a computer......they are all there though which is the main thing. There is an update on the What We Are Up to (WWAUT) page about our star Matt. And today Matt Webber, Ellie Heenan, Russell Watts and Kyle Smith left our shores for Canada for the World Champs. Our best wishes go with them.
Remember to come out and support/help/ compete at the Duathlon champs on Sunday 31 August and remember to send me news, views, photos etc so I can keep us all informed.
Oh and the season starts with a Duathlon on 13 October at the AC Baths, distances 1.8/10/1.8 or 1/10/1. Registration at 5.30, race starts promptly at 6. See you there!
We now have a Facebook link. I'm not overly technically minded and whatever I have done isn't quite right so when you see the messge on the page click the "open in new window" bit and you will get to the page anyway. Isnt technology marvellous???!!!
Check out the new hoodies on the uniform page. Beeeeeaaaautiful!!
We have heaps of new info on the What We are Up To Page, see who has done what.
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