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Tuesday 12 April 2011 | Published in Regional


This Saturday is the Triathlon Association’s 29th annual Tin Man Triathlon to be held at the Tikioki Tri Site starting at the regular time of 3pm.

This is the last big club race before the Air New Zealand International Triathlon on Saturday May 7.

The Tin Man distance is a gruelling 1200m swim, 31km (round the island) cycle and a 10km run.

There is no fee to enter and teams as well as individuals are all welcome to register and race. For those who have been training hard and building up to the ‘Big One’ on May 7, this is a great practice run, whether as an individual or in a team.

There is a long history of the Tin Man spanning 28 years, with Kelly Pick currently the female record holder with a time of 1.57.46 and the male record still stands with Bernard Wind who broke it way back in 1990 in a time of 1.49.14.

The next fastest time for someone who still resides on the island is held by Geoff Stoddart in a time of 1.53.28.

In the teams section, the record stands at 1.47.12, again achieved in 1990 with Brett Gibson, Richard Williams and Tim Martin making up the team.

So come on down and join in, or get those cheerleading voices in action for the big one as well.

CITAI would like to remind everyone that it has introduced a compulsory helmet rule and anyone entering a race must wear a helmet.

No helmet, no cycle.

And entries to the International Tri on May 7 will close this Friday April 15.

As we have electronic timing for our big event for the first time, entries cannot be accepted after April 15.

Please get your entry in to Len Edwards on no later than Friday April 15 so you don’t miss out! See you all on Saturday!