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WHS Cycling and Triathlon End of Year Report

5 December 2015
WHS Cycling and Triathlon End of Year Report

From the mountains to the coast - Whakatane High Schools Road and Mountainbike Cycle Team concluded the 2015 year in style. Ex-student and London Olympian Karen Hanlen has been coaching and training the squad this year and the focus on yesterday’s trip to the Rotorua Redwoods and Whakatane Business House Triathlon at Ohiwa proved the perfect opportunity to put those skills into action.

Following an intense morning of mountain biking involving a 200m climb and over 5km’s of downhill descent the team packed up and travelled to Ohope to join the schools outstanding swim squad and cross country team to race the annual Whakatane Business House Triathlon involving a 400m swim, 12km road bike and 2.5km run. A strong contingent represented the school, with 3 student and 2 staff teams racing.

Congratulations to the following students for winning the Secondary School Boys Division:

-          Swimmer Jean Daniel Rosset (9TMC)

-          Road Cyclist Michael Jones (9MNB)

-          Runner Nicholas Jones (9TDM)

And congratulations to the following teachers for winning the Mens Masters Division.

-          Swimmer Mr Chris Brown (Science)

-          Road Cyclist Mr Brian Soppit (Art)

-          Runner Mr Declan Manning (Mathematics)

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