Kate Ney (Secretary)
1. To provide a place for school children to
participate in the sport of triathlon
2. To give everyone a chance to be easily
involved and enjoy the sport of triathlon
3. To provide a place for our competitive
athletes to meet, train and race on a
The Eastland Triathlon & Multi Sport Club is made up of a committee of nine
members from varied sporting backgrounds.
Triathlon was very strong here in Gisborne in the 90's and operated under the
heading of the Eastland Tri Club. As with all sports, triathlon in Gisborne went
through a lull with numbers dropping until the club was disestablished early in
2000. Sadly because Gisborne did not have a triathlon club these triathletes
needed to join an outside club to be eligible for National age group contention
Multisport became the flavour of the day and Mark Sceats continued to run a
winter program of duathlons as well as the popular Coast Duathlon and the
Waimata Traverse. Then, in 2009 a group got together to resurrect the club.
Gisborne now has a number of triathletes who are competing at a high level.
We already have some young athletes who have made a mark on the triathlon
scene with Tayler Reid placing third in the U19 World Triathlon
Championships in Auckland as well as several senior club members
representing New Zealand at the Age Group World Championships, including
Shane Clapperton, Jackie Clapperton, Trish McBreen, Nan Baker, Andy
Baker, and Grace McConnochie who was unable to race due to injury.
Triathlon is the fastest growing individual sport in New Zealand and we, the
committee, want to help Gisborne be part of it as well.