What a very big week last week was. In fact since New Year the anticipation and interest grew with the final week being an all out work frenzy. Every bike (and helmet) was checked and stickered by The Mechanics and invariably a service or some extra need was the result.
The shop is very proud of all our customers who tested themselves in a gruelling series of events from the kids 1:2:1 Tri introduction on Friday all the way thru to the full Ironman. Our sponsored racer Simone Maier did her self proud with a 3rd placing, cracking her self imposed 10hour benchmark. She was in 6th position after the bike leg and put in an incredibly gutsy run to move up to 3rd.
Shown here are a series of images which have also been posted on our Facebook page. They were all taken on an iPhone 4s and put thru Instagram for filters and effects. Its really incredible what you can do with a phone nowadays…
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Racers during the TriNZ Trophy race on Friday afternoon.
Dave, Hazen and James worked a shed load of hours leading up to Challenge
Fiona Hezinger, coach at the Wanaka Smim Club leads by example coming out of the lake in 1st place in the Woman’s Contact Trophy event.
Love this shot, so much going on. The little scooter in the background, and the Elite Friday night Triathletes trying to catch it. What are they thinking? Local Wanaka man Tony Dodds with the no 1 on his helmet fights hard to repeat last years win but had to settle for 3rd.
Young Campbell Russell powers to the line during the Contact Tri 3 9 3. Love this shot !
A view up Ardmore Street and the cone installation.
The 3 : 9 : 3 NZ Tri Friday afternoon racing. Incredibly it was basically kids doing this race. Only a handful of adults. Little buggers!
Lucy From Racers Edge checking bikes and helmets on the Friday. 1000 bikes and helmets were checked over. A few cracks were found here and there, with one total rebuild on a new frame occuring. First test was the race! Pressure…
Rob is a local Wanaka man. Although a very good runner, up untill 2 years ago he could hardly swim! So the fact he completed the full Iron distance in a very respectable time of 12:37, 3rd in his class, event speaks hugely of his resolution. Here he is running by his business truck, aptly named ‘Working Dogz’.
Simone Maier, Wanaka’s own hot tip for a podium in the womens individual full distance event had the town on tenterhooks moving into 3rd place practically within sight of the finish line. A gutsy ‘in the zone’ run brought her home.
This is Jack. What can be said about a chap dressed in pink from head to toe running for a female cause? Simple: Champ.
Friday night looking out the window of the Kebab shop - the athlete's rocket fuel.