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Kinloch to Host NZ Short Course Triathlon Champs

For immediate release from Triathlon NZ

29th January 2008

Kinloch to Host NZ Short Course Triathlon Championships

This weekend sees the latest round of the Contact Energy My Sport Series held in Taupo with Kinloch set to host some of the best athletes in the country on Sunday February 3 as round four of the series doubles as the New Zealand Sprint Triathlon Championships.

Alongside them though will be everyday Kiwis also taking part in the resurgence of Triathlon with age group races over the same sprint distance offering novice and first time athletes a chance to enjoy the thrill and challenge that triathlon offers.

Also on the programme is the Erin Baker Award race over the standard distance and while not a part of the Contact Energy My Sport Series it will form an important part of a busy days racing.

A release will follow on Wednesday or Thursday including the elite athletes taking part and highlighting those with championship credentials in elite men and women, U23 men and women and U19 men and women’s races.

The elite and age group races are all qualifying events for the 2008 World Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships.


A full media release with athlete quotes and results will be sent on Sunday afternoon and will include ‘free to use’ images.

While TV crews are encouraged to attend and are free to conduct interviews and obtain their own footage, a feed will also be made available to all networks; details will be made available later in the week.

Taupo Standard Triathlon - Erin Baker Award
Contact Energy Cup – Age Group (Non Drafting)
Contact Energy Cup – U19 (Drafting)
Contact Energy Cup – Elite/U23 (Drafting)

Start Times (all Sunday February 3):
7.00am – Men, Taupo Standard Triathlon - Erin Baker Award
7.05 am – Women, Taupo Standard Triathlon - Erin Baker Award
7.15 am – Teams, Taupo Standard Triathlon - Erin Baker Award

10.00am – Contact Energy My Sport Series, Age Group Men
10.05am – Contact Energy My Sport Series, Age Group Women.
11.30am – NZ Sprint Championships, U19 Men
11.35am – NZ Sprint Championships, U19 Women
12.30pm – NZ Sprint Championships, Elite/U23 Men
12.35pm – NZ Sprint Championships, Elite/U23 Women

2pm - Prize Giving

Course Description (course maps can be found at
Taupo Standard Triathlon - Erin Baker Award
Swim: 1500m swim (2 x 750m Lap)
Bike: 40km bike loops around the Kinloch community
Run: 10km loop run

Contact Energy Cup – All races from age group to elite
Swim: 750m swim. (1 x 750m Lap)
Bike: An Undulating 20km bike around the Kinloch community.
Run: A 5km run around the town centre.

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