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Second Chance At Hawaii Ironman For Nurse Educator

Second Chance At Hawaii Ironman For Waikato Nurse Educator

In 1988, nineteen year old, Sarah Walker was not only the youngest competitor but was the fourth female to cross the finish line at the Cape Cod Ironman in USA - a result that earned her an automatic qualification for the famous Kona World Ironman Championship held in Hawaii each year. But for one reason or another, she decided not to go.

Fast forward 20 years to January 2008. Sarah was turning 40 and asked herself: why not do it again? She decided to enter the Taupo Ironman in the women's 40-44 years age group, and finished as the second woman home (out of 47) in her age group. That earned her an entry to the Kona World Ironman Championships in Hawaii on 11 October.

Sarah is a nurse educator in Intensive Care Unit at Waikato Hospital.

In the 10 or so weeks leading up to the classic Ironman event her blog gives readers an insight into training for such an extreme event, but also helps advice anyone who wants to get a little bit fitter and healthier - such as how to keep motivated when it's cold and wet, good food options, negotiating schedules with your family, setting realistic goals.

Sarah Walker is proudly supported by the Waikato District Health Board and the HEHA (Healthy Eating, Healthy Action) programme.

Follow her blog on http://www.waikatodhb.govt.nz/events/pageid/2145840614/Sarah_Walker's_Iron man_Blog

Mary Anne Gill Director of Media and Communications Waikato District Health Board P.O. Box 934 Hamilton 3240 Ph: 07 834 3684 Fax: 07 834 3674 Mobile: 021 705 213 Email: gillm@waikatodhb.govt.nz www.waikatodhb.govt.nz _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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The Apprentice of the Year competition is being run in 10 regions this year: Northern, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Central North Island, Wellington, Upper South Island, Central South Island and Southern.

The winner of each regional competition and up to three guests will be brought to Wellington in October to take part in the national competition. The winner of the national Apprentice of the Year title will be announced at an awards evening following national judging.

Regional winners also receive a prize package which includes:

* Participation in a specialist Outward Bound Leadership Programme tailored for Apprentice of the Year winners (value up to $2500) * A scholarship towards completion of study or postgraduate study in any construction or building course (value up to $2000)

Regional place-getters receive:

* Prize packs from Carters including tools and products from Hitachi, Stanley, Irwin Industrial Tools and Wholesafe, and branded merchandise from the BCITO

All entrants in the Apprentice of the Year competition also receive an apprenticeship membership to the Registered Master Builders Federation for one year.

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