Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…read more
Over 1,600 athletes to compete in Challenge Wanaka
A record number of athletes are expected at Challenge Wanaka on New Zealand's South Island this weekend, when local heroes Simone Maier and Ben Logan will race against leading Australian athletes such as Courtney Ogden.
Positioned as 'the world's most scenic long-distance triathlon', more than 1,600 athletes are expected to tackle Challenge Wanaka and its sister event the Lake Wanaka Half this year.
The course begins with a 3.8 kilometre swim, followed by a 180 kilometre bike around Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea, before finishing with a 42.2 kilometre run along the shores of Lake Wanaka.
Challenge Wanaka is part of the Challenge Family global series of triathlons, which features 23 races in 14 countries, including Challenge Gold Coast in Australia, which was confirmed last week.Water safety advice for Challenge Wanaka event.
With athletes training in Wanaka this week, Harbourmaster Marty Black has some safety advice for swimmers training.
The advice is:Swim on the south side of Roy Bay; if you need to swim in the middle of the lake, have a safety kayak with you, or swim in a group; and be visible - wear a brightly coloured swimming cap or use a fluoro visibility device
Black said that boaties should also be aware that there would be more swimmers than usual in the lake, and keep a sharp lookout at all time, particularly in choppy conditions that could make it difficult to spot a lone swimmer.
He explained "this is a big event that brings a lot of people to Wanaka, and water safety is a major consideration."
For more information go to www.challenge-wanaka.com/
17th January 2013 - CHALLENGE WANAKA GEARS UP FOR BIGGEST RACE YET
22nd March 2012 - LAKE WANAKA VOTED WORLD’S BEST NEW ADVENTURE HUB
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…read more
About Priava's Technology - Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…read more
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…read more
Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…read more
The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!