In 2005 the Taupo Association of Registered Triathletes changed it name to:
The Tri-Sport Taupo club holds a variety of duathlons, triathlons and aquathlons throughout the summer, catering for all age groups and capabilities. The club has a Junior Development Squad for young athletes hoping to progress in the sport of triathlons, as well as more senior members enjoying the fitness and friendship of triathlon participation.
The club has a number of members who have excelled in the international arena of triathlons and duathlons. Such members include: Arna Taylor – 2000 Womens World Triathlon Champion and Runner Up 2001, Mike Candy – Canadian Duathlon Age Group Champion 2001, Brian Rhodes – Winner of the 2001 Malaysian Ironman, Shanelle Barrett who not only excelled as a competitor but now officiated at the international level, Bevan Docherty, 2004 World Champion, Silver Medal 2004 Olympics, bronze in 2008, and Fiona Docherty, World Junior Champion. Continuing today Kyle Smith and Nicloe Van Der Kaay are representing New Zealand at the Elite level and many members are competing in their age group at World Championships in triathlon, Duathlon, aquathon and para-tri.
The club also cherishes its ‘have a go’ and ‘first time triathlon’ members. It is wonderful to see the pleasure on the face of those completing their first event.
A number of our dedicated members have gone on to complete half and full Ironman events both in Taupo, Kona and other events around the world.
Our weekly Monday night events start in October. Included in the season are short and long distance duathlons, triathlons and aquathlons held at various locations around town including the Yacht Club, Motorsport Park, Acacia Bay, Craters of the Moon and Wharewaka Point and our iconic Erin Baker Traithlon,a standard distance triathlon, is held annually at Kinloch in early February in conjunction with the TriNZ Sprint National Championships
Becoming a member of Tri-Sport Taupo is a great way to meet new friends and training partners, as well as keep fit. So what are you waiting for? Become a Tri-Sport Member today!!!