Mums’ train­ing pays off

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Three mums from Mata­mata came third in the women’s team event at the Tau­ranga Half Iron­man on Satur­day.

The Keen to Tri team made up of Kazuko Tap­per, He­lene Mor­ton and Sue Han­cock had pre­vi­ously won their first race – the women’s team event in the shorter Tin­man race in De­cem­ber – and were look­ing to do well in the longer dis­tance of a Half Iron­man against stronger com­pe­ti­tion.

In hot and windy con­di­tions, Kazuko swam the 2km swim leg, He­lene cy­cled 90km and Sue ran 21km, in a to­tal team time of 5h 2m, just seven me­tres be­hind the much younger win­ning team.

Each of the women has been train­ing hard over the sum­mer break.

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