Triathlon has become a passion for Kelly, taking up the sport seriously only recently, she has well and truly caught the bug. The variety and challenges involved in all forms of training here in Wanaka and competing Internationally at Age Group level have showed her that it takes a team of people to achieve your goals so supporting others participation and development in the sport is what drives her motivation for the club.
With Kelly’s family all active in the sport in some way, forming a Tri Club here in her hometown and combining her governance and business experience with her passion is a natural fit.
Triathlon has allowed me to have many great experiences, form lasting friendships, and achieve many personal goals. It has taught me so much, and helped shape me and my families life over the last 10 years. As individual sport as it is, it can also be shared with others. That’s why I’m excited to bring a like-minded community closer together in our great town, and grow the sport for all ages and abilities.
Sally Currie has lived in Wanaka for 8 years with her husband Braden Currie and their two children. During this time Sally and Braden have travelled the world with their children, in order to allow Braden to train and compete at the highest level across various racing styles; triathlon, multi-sport, adventure racing and XTERRA. In recent years Braden has put his entire focus into triathlon, with many world stage performances to his name. Sally and Braden have played a strong role in several local sporting events including the Puzzling World Junior Triathlon, the Northlake Junior Duathlon and Red Bull Defiance.
Tim Brazier is a passionate Triathlete and Coach. He spent 8 years Coaching for Triathlon New Zealand, attending the London and Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. He joined the committee as he is motivated to increase the opportunities for the community to enjoy Triathlon.
Dan has enjoyed participating in Triathalon, Multisport & Adventure Racing. He has completed various events such as Ironman, Coast to Coast & Godzone. Being a PE teacher he is keen to grow the sport of Triathlon and get people outdoors and active.
A “mature” triathlete who has come out of retirement. Excited to be part of the Tri Wanaka committee and help grow in the wider community.
‘Love people, love sport’ pretty well sums me up!
Our family have spent the past 27 years living in the beautiful Catlins, last year we decided to be brave and move permanently to Wanaka. We have had the most amazing time meeting new people and enjoying the great opportunity to get out and about with like-minded souls, swimming, running, biking or having a go at the variety of events that are on offer.
As a family we had always had hands on involvement in a variety of sports, competing, cheering from the side-line, volunteering, coaching, fundraising etc. In 2009 I competed in my first Triathlon alongside two girlfriends, Challenge Wanaka, 180km on my bike, cheered on by 50 Team Catlins supporters, we were by no means the quickest but we had some fun. That was the beginning of my introduction to the wonderful world of Triathlons.
It can be mighty daunting to start with, the thought of not only squishing myself into my wetsuit but then ensuring I could get out of it again and onto my bike was one of many passing thoughts crossing my mind as I lined up for my first as an individual but, you soon realise that no matter what level everyone is at you are amongst an awesome bunch of friendly people, willing to help out and give much needed support and advice.
When I was asked to be on the committee for the inaugural Wanaka Triathlon Club I was stoked. To be able to ensure all new members are made to feel welcome and comfortable at whatever level they are at is my number one priority.