Students of St Paul’s Collegiate School can take part in triathlon and duathlon as their major sport or alongside their other sporting interests. The sport is relatively new but is currently one of the fastest growing in New Zealand.
Training focuses on the four key facets of triathlon: swimming, cycling, running and transitions. Training takes place before and after school and, where possible, students train alongside those students doing swimming, cycling or athletics/cross-country as individual sports.
- Waikato Bay of Plenty Duathlon Championships: Oliver Barris and Oliver Larcombe – silver in under-14 boys’ category, Miah McDonald and Jack Deane – silver in under-16 boys’ category, Sarah Jackson and Zahyra – bronze in under-19 girls’ category (2017)
- Waikato Bay of Plenty Teams Triathlon Championships: Gold in boys’ under-14 division – Matthew Waddell (swimmer), Oliver Larcombe (cyclist) and Isaac Reay (runner). Bronze in boys’ under-16 division – Jacob Gibbs (swimmer), Jack Deane (cyclist) and Angus Orsler (runner) (2017)
- Oliver Larcombe took away a silver medal in the under-14 category at the Waikato Schools Individual Triathlon Championships (2017)