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


800 Women Expected At Annual Triathlon

800 Women Expected At Annual Triathlon

Entries are flowing in for the annual Bendon Women's Triathlon, with more than last year's total already signed up.

With just over 500 entries confirmed, it is estimated around 800 women will complete the 400m swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run or walk. Fifty per cent of them will be first timers.

The event starts at 9am on Monday, January 31, from Pilot Bay. Roads from there to the end of Marine Parade will be closed for the cycle course.

Entries have come from all over the North Island with ages spanning from 13 years to women over 60.

Participants are urged to register and collect race packs at the car park behind Temptations at Mt Maunganui, on Sunday, January 30, between 1pm and 4pm, as queues are expected to be long on event day. There is a bonus of a $100 prize for those who do.

A final free training session with Triathlon Tauranga will be held tonight (Wednesday, January 26), starting at 5.30pm from Salisbury Wharf.

Anyone taking part in the Bendon may take part in the training, which will be a trial of the complete course.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

At Bats: Locke - The World Theatrical Premiere

On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan Locke receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job and soul... More>>

Howard Davis Review: Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's Rules of Engagement

From the aftermath of war through colonisation to her own personal convictions, Hall's new CD addresses current issues and social problems on multiple levels, confirming her position as a polemical and preeminent voice on the indigenous NZ music scene. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Another Time, Another Place - David Friesen Trio Live

"It has been said of David Friesen that he does for the art of bass playing what Pythagoras did for the triangle" - Patrick Hinley, Jazz Times. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>