Done and dusted!!
Well done to each and everyone of you who made it to the start line of the 2015 Kapiti Women's Triathlon. That was a fantastic day and each and every one of you should be very proud of your achievements!
We had an amazing day and hope you all did too.
The first set of draft results are available on the results page now.
Post event survey
We would love to know what you think! Please take 5 minutes to fill in our post event survey. The link is up on the results page and every completed survey goes into the draw to win a great goodie bag!
We have a few items of lost property left over from Sunday. If any of the following belong to you please contact us.
- A black top with orange writing "California track and field"
- Black stretch jacket with a pink trim
- Cycle helmet
- Blue towel
- Black jandals
Swim Practice #1
35 women arrived at the first swim practice, all relieved that we had done a great job ironing the sea, relieved that the sun was shining and there were others feeling the same way as them.
This session was another example of the goodwill of all who are part of the event, as the surf lifesaving had an emergency call out – luckily those who need to be rescued were rescued in a timely fashion enabling the practice to go ahead with all the required safety measures in place and the bright pink buoy’s bobbing in the sea.
It is always inspirational to be around women who are participating in this event, whether they are regulars, first timers or seasoned veterans. I was with a group of first timers who were nervous, unsure and thinking they were slightly crazy to be entering the event. It was a very different response when these same women returned bubbling with their achievement and it was some achievement as the course had been mis-measured by about 80 metres.
Just wonderful ,marvellous and very exciting. Well done to all!
Look forward to seeing you all next Tuesday, 17th, at the same time
Swim Practice #2
Another beautiful evening for our second swim practice. The A team were on duty so the sea was calm again, we made sure there were no emergency call outs this week so the Lifesavers were there to help and Di our swim expert was in great form, though I am not sure how our toilet habits and the sea warrants so much hilarity and discussion.
38 women were there tonight, some with little children who joined the march down the beach, Grandma's looked after others and proud partners looked on. This event sure brings out the best in people:)
Our Saturday (Kapiti) and Sunday (Wellington) training sessions are well underway, it's great to see so many of you getting into it! Check out the training tab above for more details on these, just $5 a session and a great way to meet new people with the same goal. We can't wait to meet you there.
WANTED - Star Award nominees
Each year we award up to eight 'Star Awards' earned by either participants or helpers in the event. We are on the lookout for someone who has shown great spirit, commitment and/or beaten the odds to participate. This could be anything from facing a fear of water, learning to ride a bike, overcoming serious injury or illness or even inspiring others. Send us an email to nominate yourself or a friend.
Well here we are 5 seasons in on the KWT Scholarship Programme and we are excited to announce out 2 new scholarship winners:
Follow their progress and give them encouragement on a weekly basis through the Scholarship Blogs section of this website. Both ladies have started their great journey with their first trip to Cityfitness to meet their personal trainer. We wish them well and support them if you see them out and about!
KWT KickStart Award
Given the close contest between all 4 of our scholarship applicants, we looked at ways of supporting the other two Scholarship finalists and put together a ‘KickStart’ package to help them get back on track with their fitness and exercise.
Please meet Fiona Foster and Liz Wells, our inaugural KickStart Award winners, who will also be blogging their triumphs and tribulations. Follow their progress by visiting the KickStart Blogs page in this website
The KickStart Award involves initial training assessment and advice sessions with KWT coach Lynely Brown, and a mentor (a KWT Trust member) linking Fiona and Liz in with existing KWT and other local training opportunities.