New Plymouth Half Ironman
Wow, what a fabulous weekend just gone, the weather was superb, and we all witnessed some amazing performances out on the track. As an event organiser it was great to have those calm conditions for the athletes. There were some great contests going on within the race, and I was very pleased to witness the effort not only of the competitors but the whole team of marshalls and helpers working tirelessly behind the scene to help the athletes deliver their best.
A big thankyou to you all athletes and helpers alike and we look forward to raising the bar for next year.What I can say is that already we have a number of changes we will introduce next year the first being an earlier prize giving. We welcome your feedback as we work to grow this event. Photos of the day will be available shortly.
We are delighted to announce the Wells Group will again be the main naming rights sponsorship for 2014. Wells are a locally based, nationwide company with a reputation for hard work and excellence. As one of New Zealand’s leading energy sector service providers, they have great core values and a guarantee on performance. We at Events Taranaki have been staging events in the province now for over 11 years and like the Wells Group we are committed to key core values and to bringing you an event of quality and excellence.
We have added a new category to entice those of you that are interested in entering a shorter distance triathlon. The event consists of a 300m swim parallel to the shore, 9km cycle, 3km run and you can enter as a Solo or in a team of 2-3 people. Cost $40 Solo and $75 team. For more details and course maps click here or Enter on line
The tee shirts for this event are a Saucony brand, lightweight, high performance garment. We have had excellent feedback from people who have purchased these tees and we are able to offer these for $10.00 each while current stocks last. You can order these with your on line entry or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As organisers we want to once again thank all the sponsors, the transition people, the marshalls, the registration people, the photographers and all the behind the scenes people that helped to make the day run so well. We could not do it with out you all. To all the participants thank you for entering the event and the great spirit in which you all competed. We look forward to seeing you again this year.
Photo's and finishing certificates are now available from Marathon photos here
In conjunction with the Wells New Plymouth Half Ironman we will be staging a Half Marathon and 7km run/walk. These events will start just after the first waves of swimmers have started. The course will be 3 laps of the half ironman course for the half marathon and one lap for the 7km event.
With the whole event being largely based at the port and the walkway, it will give wonderful opportunities for the public to support athletes in all disciplines.
Put this event in your calendar now and plan to have a fantastic weekend in Taranaki. Great merit and spot prizes.
Thanks to everyone who responded to the preferred day survey. The response was an overwhelming vote to hold the event on a Saturday, we listened and it's now a Saturday event. We are looking forward to hosting this year's event and appreciate all your feedback. Taranaki Daily News feature