Coached Ocean Swim on Sat 14th March at Mission Bay + Ironman 2015

March 9, 2015

Coached Ocean Swim on Sat 14th March at Mission Bay


On Saturday 14th March, coaches Brett Reid and Helen O'Shaughnessy will be running a coached ocean swim session at Mission Bay.


The focus will be on starting, sighting, buoy rounding and there will be some fun "speed play" drills.  This session is perfect preparation for the next Panasonic Peoples Tri race on 22nd March at Maraetai.


Meet in the first carpark at Mission Bay (beside Mecca Cafe) and be ready for briefing at 7:30am.  There is NO CHARGE for this session - thanks Brett and Helen!!


Ironman 2015


Over the weekend 15 clubbies from Black Sands competed at Ironman in Taupo.  What a day!!!!!  The conditions were favourable for the swim, but things got tough on the bike and run course with wind and rain.  We are pleased to report that all clubbies completed the race and while there were some "challenges" on the day, everyone came away a finisher!!!  Congratulations everyone on your massive achievement!!!


A special mention to Black Sands member Doug Shadbolt (pictured below on the far right) who placed third in the 70 - 74 age group - absolute LEGEND!!!













A big shout out to those members who supported on the day - feedback from everyone is that you guys rocked and that your faces were a welcome sight at the aid station on the run course.  So who's signing up for Ironman 2016?!?!?













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