Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Superstars attend Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

Superstars attend Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


Adams and Lomu join ambassadors Mahe Drysdale and Tom Abercrombie

Weet-Bix kids are in for a treat with shot put superstar Valerie Adams and rugby legend and TRYathlon ambassador Jonah Lomu attending the St Heliers Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon on Sunday 16 February, 2014.

But that’s not all. The shot put phenomenon and two-time Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams and rugby legend Jonah Lomu will be joined by five-time world single-scull champion Mahe Drysdale and three-time NBL champion Tom Abercrombie.

The St Heliers event will be held at Vellenoweth Green on 16 February, 2014 with entries now open for children aged between 7-15-years.

Pierre van Heerden, General Manager for Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company is thrilled so many sporting stars will be at the St Heliers TRYathlon.

“The St Heliers event tends to be our largest TRYathlon of the series, and it’s fantastic so many big sporting names will be present to cheer the kids on.

“It’s a great feeling to have these four Kiwi sporting stars supporting this event”, he says.

The events, which have become a rite of passage for New Zealand children, inspire children to get active and have fun with friends. Children of all abilities can compete in the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon and everyone who participates crosses the line as a winner and receives a medal.

Every child who participates in a Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon receives a race pack, a race T-shirt, a swim cap for all swimmers, a certificate and a medal.

Breakfast is also available to all kids participating so they can fuel up on Weet-Bix before the event.

Entry numbers for the St Heliers Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon are limited, so schools and individuals who want to be involved should get in quick to secure their place. Kids can enter as individuals or in a team of two.

Registrations for this event and nominations for Weet-Bix Foundation can be completed online at or phone 09 531 5080.

The deadline for registrations is 12 February, 2014 at 11:59pm.

Locations and dates:

Manukau Wednesday 4 December 2013 Mountford Park, Manurewa

Rotorua Sunday 8 December 2013 Kuirau Park, Rotorua

Hamilton Sunday 9 February 2014 Waikato University Grounds,

Hastings Wednesday 12 February 2014 Frimley Park, Hastings

St Heliers Sunday 16 February 2014 Vellenoweth Green, St Heliers

Gisborne Wednesday 19 February 2014 Nelson Park, Gisborne

Tauranga Sunday 23 February 2014 Memorial Park, Tauranga

Dunedin Sunday 2 March 2014 Memorial Park, Mosgiel

Christchurch Sunday 9 March 2014 Jellie Park, Christchurch

Nelson Sunday 16 March 2014 Tahunanui Reserve, Nelson

Wellington Sunday 23 March 2014 Kilbirnie, Wellington

Palmerston North Wednesday 26 March Fitzherbert Park, Manawatu

New Plymouth Wednesday 2 April Ngamotu Beach Reserve, New

North Shore Sunday 6 April 2014 Narrowneck Beach, North Shore


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Arts Festival: An Evening With Richard Dawkins

In a special one-off, New Zealand event at the Michael Fowler Centre, Dawkins will reflect on his eminent career as a scientist, and expand on the themes of inspiration, influence and ideas in his recent memoir, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Worldly And Unworldly

"Being Magdalene" by Fleur Beale The situations shown in this youth novel are shocking, scary, and very moving as we experience Magdalene’s struggle to be a perfect girl as defined by the cruel and unreasonable leader of “The Children of the Faith”, as she moves reluctantly into young womanhood. More>>

Whistle Stop: Netball NZ To Implement New INF Rules

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) will implement the new Official Rules of Netball, as set down by the International Netball Federation (INF), from January 1, 2016. Key changes include the elimination of whistle following a goal, amendments to injury time and changes to setting a penalty. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Waiata Aroha

Vaughan Rapatahana on Chappy by Patricia Grace: With this eminently readable novel Patricia Grace returns to the full-length fiction stage after a hiatus of ten years. More>>

'Ithaca' At Q Theatre: Introducing NZ's World Class Cirque Troupe

NZ’s very own cirque troupe is set to become a household name with the premier of its adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey having secured a key season in Auckland. More>>

Music Awards: The Tuis Are Broody This Year

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>


Sport: Richie McCaw Retires From Rugby

Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby. The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for the second time. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news