Congratulations to Room 8 and Room 27 of Westmere school who had 88% of their classes participate. Below are photos of them enjoying their pizza lunch for having the most entries in this years Bayleys Westmere Kids Try.
NZ Triathlon represented at the Bayleys Westmere Kids Try
NZ Triathlon has two representatives helping out at the Bayleys Westmere Kids Try tomorrow!
Look out for them at the start line and in the transition area.
Check out their bios below:
Born: 16 December 1994
Place of Birth Guam, USA
Lives: Epsom, Auckland
Coach: Brett Reid
School: Saint Kentigern College
How I got into Triathlon: I come from a family heavily involved in Triathlon. My Mum represented Guam in the South Pacific Games in 1999 and won silver and my Dad also competes and did his first half ironman this year. My younger brother Liam also competes. I started competing when I was 11 and haven’t looked back.
Favourite workout: Hill repeats on the Whangapoua Hill. Running in Cornwall Park.
Interests: Eating, Sleeping, Surfing, Table Tennis battles with my brothers, spending time with my girlfriend.
Responsibilities: This year I have been Triathlon Captain at Saint Kentigern College which involves assisting and mentoring the junior triathletes and providing a leadership role in the squad.
Whanagmata Contact Sprint 1st overall
Wanaka Contact Race 15th overall and 1st U19
Kinloch Elite Sprint 16th overall and 1st U19
Takapuna 8th overall and 1st U19
Devonport Oceania Champs 4th overall and 1st NZ
National Secondary Schools Triathlon 1st U19
Auckland Secondary schools Triathlon 1st U19
Auck Secondary Schools Aquathlon 1st U19
Auckland Secondary Schools 3000m 1st U19
Voted Best ‘Emerging Talent’ in Triathlon NZ annual awards, people’s choice
Member of NZ High Performance Triathlon Squad
ITU Oceania Cup race Tahiti 2nd place overall
Moreton Bay Triathlon (Queensland State Champs) 2nd overall
NZ National Secondary Schools Duathlon 1st
World Triathlon Champs Auckland Elite Junior Men 11th place
Kinloch Age group sprint race 1st
Takapuna Elite Contact race 20th overall
Auckland Secondary Schools Tri 2nd U19
Auckland Secondary Schools Aquathon 2nd U19
National Secondary Schools Triathlon 6th U19
World Champs Age Group Sprint (Beijing) 16-19 2nd
Rotorua Contact Sprint Race 2nd overall
National Secondary School 1st Under 16
Auckland Triathlon Champs 1st U16
UPCOMING EVENTS AND GOALS
January 2013 – Olympic Youth Festival.
Contact Tri Series 2013 – Whangamata, Kinloch, Takapuna, Wellington
I am now a member of the NZ High Performance Squad and I aspire to follow this into competing on the ITU circuit. My ultimate goal is to be an Olympic Triathlon Champion.
Elise Salt, 17
School: St Cuthberts College
Started tri's aged 13
No favourite part, love all three disciplines.
Advice to young triathletes: make sure its fun!
What I do
Sprint Distance Triathlon 750m swim/ 20km bike/ 5km run
Top Achievements 2012
8th Junior Women World Championships
5th Junior Oceania Championships
1st New Zealand Secondary Schools Triathlon - Senior Girls
Key events 2013
Youth Olympics, Sydney - January
Junior Oceania Championships, Wellington - March
Junior World Championships, London - September
Top 3 - Youth Olympics, Sydney 2013
Selection for the TriNZ High Performance Development Squad 2013
Junior World Championships 2013/2014
Commonwealth Games 2018
Olympic Games 2020
Check out the design of our 2012 T-Shirt!
Sarah Walker - Bike Champion
In 2007 it was announced that BMX would debut on the world Olympic stage, a dream come true for Sarah Walker. Sarah won silver at the 2012 London Olympics building on her first Olympic experience, a 4th placing at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Blair Tuke: Water Slide Champion
Blair grew up in the Far North, most of his spare time was spent on the water- whether it was fishing, diving or sailing. Sailing became his passion as a teenager and by 19 he had won 2 World Championships. This year at the London 2012 Olympics he won the Silver medal in the 49er class, which was also NZ's 100th ever Olympic Medal.
Terenzo Bozzone's Training Tips
"With triathlon being the fastest growing sport on the planet now is your chance to give it a go. There is great variety of doing all the different disciplines and training for triathlons is the best way to get fit and keep healthy. So get out there with your mates, do some training and give the Bike, Run and Slide your best shot. I know you will love it!"
- Terenzo Bozzone, World Champion Triathlete
- Get a bunch of friends and go for a run or bike. Doing it with friends can make training more fun. Try and start with 10 minutes per day and gradually work your way up.
- If you are new to running, start by alternating running and walking between lamp posts. Then you can get up to running 5 minutes and walking 1 minute and so on.
- When your running distance is picking up try and keep on softer surfaces
as much as possible. Like running around fields instead of on pavements.
- Make sure you are having fun! It is much easier to motivate yourself
when you are having fun.
- Set yourself goals. This is an important lesson to learn early in
life. For example a good goal would be "by the end of the week I want
to run non-stop around the block." Or "I want to do the whole Westmere
Try without stopping".