Press release: 12 June 2017
THE MARLBOROUGH WOMEN’S TRIATHLON HAS A NEW SPONSOR!
The Marlborough Women’s Triathlon has been enthusiastically picked up by a new sponsor, The Sisters, as the long-time sponsor, Jules Taylor Wines, has decided to relinquish the naming rights of the event. The Sisters is a wine brand owned by Lawson’s Dry Hills, one of the pioneers of the Marlborough wine industry.
Group Marketing Manager for Lawson’s Dry Hills, Belinda Jackson, was a first-time participant in the Women’s Tri last year. “It’s a great association for The Sisters brand”, says Jackson. “We’re about celebrating the achievement, and we know that for many women, completing the Women’s Tri is an extraordinary achievement. We can’t wait to be part of it!”
One of those to enter early this year is Pamela Pullar, last year’s recipient of the trophy for Most Senior Competitor. At 72, she’s one of five over 60’s to have entered already. At the other end of the age scale, the youngest competitor signed up so far is 16 years old. “The event attracts a very broad age and ability range”, says race organiser Mark Grammer. “But most of all, it provides another reason for women to support and encourage each other. They get together in running and walking groups over the winter, get fit, do the event, and celebrate.”
Entries opened only two weeks ago, and already over one hundred women have signed up. “That’s a record for this time of year”, says Mark Grammer. “We’ve still got six months to go!” The website address for entries is: www.marlboroughwomenstri.co.nz
Based at Stadium 2000, this year’s event will have a 5.0km run/walk, 14km cycle and 100m swim. This is much the same successful formula used since the first race in 1983.
Women can enter as an individual or in a team and can walk or run. Those not confident in swimming can choose from either of the two pools inside the Stadium to complete the triathlon challenge.
Updates about the event can be followed on Facebook www.facebook.com/MarlboroughWomensTriathlon
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