LOCAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

SWIM

New Plymouth Masters Swimmers (SEALS)

  • Every Sunday 8am

  • Bell Block Pool

  • Non-competitive members $20 annual fee + pool entry

  • Appropriate for: Anybody gasping at two lengths, to swimming the cook strait (20yrs +). Join for encouragement, coaching, training and friendship.

  • Contact: Michael Kaye (secretary) 0279366747 or mkaye@xtra.co.nz

Sue's Swim Squad

  • Most Sunday's 4.45pm

  • Todd Energy Aquatic Centre

  • Pool Entry required + coaching cost

  • Appropriate for: Adults looking to improve their swimming technique. These sessions are run by an experienced Ironman athlete, surf lifesaver and swim coach.

  • Contact: Sue McMaster 0274319290 

 

BIKE

Taranaki Triathlon Weekly Wind Training

  • Every Thursday 7pm-8.30pm (Winter Months Only)

  • Fitzroy SLSC

  • $2 per person (to cover hall hire)

  • Appropriate for: All abilities and ages.

  • Equipment Required: Bike trainer (available to hire for $2), bike, fluids and towel

  • Contact: Karli Haugh 0273092570

Taranaki Recreational Cycling Club

  • Most Saturday afternoons

  • Egmont Village Hall

  • $2 per race

  • Appropriate for: Anybody wanting a low key race followed by a cuppa and shared food after. Approx 35km

  • Contact: John Bowie, jmbowie21@gmail.com

Mitchell Cycles Road Cycling Group

  • Every Saturday 2.30pm

  • Leaves from outside Mitchell Cycles (477 Devon St East, NP)

  • Free

  • Appropriate for: A variety of riders aiming to cover 40-65km in 1.5-2hrs. Pace is determined by the slowest rider with larger summer groups splitting off into faster and slower bunches.

  • Contact: Blair Cox (owner) 06 758 2418

Crowded House Bunch Ride

  • Every Sunday 8am (faster group) or 8.15am (Social Group)

  • Leaves from outside Crowded House (93-99 Devon St East, NP)

  • Free

  • Appropriate for: Faster group rides for 2.5-3hrs, pace can be fast where you may get dropped. Slower group rides for 2-2.5hrs, with a no drop policy. Coffee to follow in town.

  • Contact: Peter Bennett 027 4427 569 

Cycling Taranaki Crit & Track Sessions (Daylight Saving period Only)

  • Every Thursday 5.45pm (crit), 6.15pm (track), Daylight Saving period 

  • Taranaki Cycle Park (Bell Block)

  • $30 for a calendar year to ride both events or $50 per family or $15 for Aug to Dec or $15 Jan to April or  $2 per ride for a casual rider payable on the night. 

  • Appropriate for: All abilities! Crit sessions are handicapped with 6 laps completed of the big circuit (approx 10km). Track bikes are available for hire. 

  • Contact: Glenn Demchy, demchy@xtra.co.nz

 

RUN

The Frontrunner Run Group

  • Every Monday 5.30pm

  • Leaves from The Frontrunner Shop (25 Devon St East, NP)

  • Free

  • Appropriate for: All abilities aiming for 50-60mins. Group will split into packs based on pace and numbers.

  • Contact: Kelvin or Craig at The Frontrunner 06 758 1590

Energy City Harriers Pack Runs

  • Every Tuesday 5.30pm, Saturday 8am

  • Leaves from East End SLSC (Nobbs Line, Strandon)

  • Free

  • Appropriate for: All abilities, multiple pace groups of varying abilities split before the run.Approx 60min duration.

  • Contact: Lisa McCready 759 4306

New Plymouth Joggers & Walkers Club

  • Every Wednesday 5.30pm, Every Sunday 8am

  • Leaves from Pukekura Park Main Gates (Wed) and Bellringer Pavilion- Pukekura Park (Sun)

  • Free

  • Appropriate for: All abilities both walkers and joggers. Approximately 60mins duration. Join them for a cuppa at the Tea House every Sunday post run.

  • Contact: Alison Franklin 027 254 7663

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