All­com­ers wel­come to triathlon

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The Pia-Cow Triathlon is for both in­di­vid­u­als and teams from age 6 to adult.

The event, tak­ing place at the Mor­rinsville Recre­ation Grounds on March 14, has been or­gan­ised to pro­vide ev­ery­one from across the Mata­mata-Pi­ako dis­trict a lo­cal low cost triathlon op­por­tu­nity.

It also aims to bring in busi­nesses through the Herd Men­tal­ity cat­e­gory, a team chal­lenge spon­sored by Telfer Young.

Sport Waikato MatamataPiako dis­trict co-or­di­na­tor Lou Beer said if your work place has a nor­mal mix of peo­ple, then it is very likely there have been sev­eral con­ver­sa­tions around a New Year res­o­lu­tion to get fit, and this could be the ideal mo­ti­va­tion.

Beer also en­cour­ages busi­nesses to chal­lenge each other to take part.

Whilst the triathlon was ini­tially fo­cussed on ju­niors, the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee has in­cluded an in­di­vid­ual novice adult event for Mad Cows and Rag­ing Bulls Dis­tances are a 300m pool swim, 9km road cy­cle leg and a 3.2km run to fin­ish.

En­tries are open un­til March 8 but num­bers are capped so head to www.en­teron­line.co.nz.

Fol­low­ing the triathlon, Beer has also been pre­par­ing for the 12th ECHO Walk­ing Fes­ti­val com­menc­ing on March 21. Guided walks in­clude the Tahu track to Katikati, Wairere to Te Tuhi and a Fern Fam­ily Fun Fay at the Waioron­go­mai Val­ley.

Reg­is­tra­tions for th­ese and many other walks and ac­tiv­i­ties are open at www. echowalk­fest.org.nz or pick up a pam­phlet from the i-Site.

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