Battle of local young triathletes

More than 200 students battled it out over swim, bike and run to gain points for their school and to challenge for a coveted trophy at Coyle Park, Point Chevalier on Friday 10 November.

This year the event grew to include 10 schools from across Auckland and Waiheke. Black Sands delivered a triathlon programme within each school and four familiarisation sessions before the event, so when it came to race day the students were fired up and ready to go.

The competitors were treated to perfect conditions and they really put on a show: 250 starters across eight waves.

First, a 100m swim off Point Chevalier Beach, then a run up to transition in Coyle Park. Jumping onto the bike for a 2km ride around Point Chevalier and then back into the park for a 1km run.

Point Chevalier School were defending champs and it was a very tight contest. Ponsonby and Grey Lynn took third and second but it was Westmere School who took the trophy this year with the strongest team across the four categories.