2016 race winner, Javier Gomez (Spain).

2016 race winner, Javier Gomez (Spain).

2016
17 December 2016 - click here
Weather - clear all day. Started out with about 14 degrees air temperature and got smoking hot. Water 19-21 degrees. No wind. Perfect day.

BIKE COURSE WAS LAKE ROTOMA
RUN COURSE WAS GREEN LAKE
MENS WINNER - JAVIER GOMEZ (SPAIN) 04:09:59
WOMENS WINNER - TERESEA ADAM 04:37:07

In all our years in Rotorua, the swim has always been this glassy and a toasty warm 19-21 degrees.

In all our years in Rotorua, the swim has always been this glassy and a toasty warm 19-21 degrees.

2015
19 December 2015 - click here
Weather - clear all day. Started out with about 14 degrees air temperature and got smoking hot. Water 19-21 degrees. Big winds on the bike coming home.

BIKE COURSE WAS LAKE ROTOMA
RUN COURSE WAS GREEN LAKE
MENS WINNER - GRAHAM O'GRADY 04:07:18 (COURSE RECORD)
WOMENS WINNER - CANDICE HAMMONS 04:51:36

2014
13 December 2014 - click here
Weather - perfect. Started out with about 12 degrees air temperature, Water 19-21 degrees. Still on the bike all day. Stayed overcast and a high of around 20 degrees. Back to the "old" course out to Lake Rotoma.

BIKE COURSE WAS LAKE ROTOMA
RUN COURSE WAS GREEN LAKE
MENS WINNER - BOBBY DEAN 04:27:22
WOMENS WINNER - JESSICA DEAN 04:41:22

2013  
14 December 2013 - click here
Weather was clear all day. Lake warm approx 21 degrees. Light winds all day. Baking hot on the run. Used the "Hamurana Course" due to roadworks.

BIKE COURSE WAS HAMURANA (ROADWORKS ON SH 30)
RUN COURSE WAS GREEN LAKE - PURPLE BUNNY RABBIT.
MENS WINNER - MATT PARSONAGE 04:21:23
WOMENS WINNER - WENDY NICHOLLS 05:09:07


In 2012 we changed the run course to pretty much all off-road.

In 2012 we changed the run course to pretty much all off-road.

2012
15 December 2012 click here
Weather was clear all day. Lake warm approx 21 degrees. Light winds all  day. Hot 25C and clear skies. New Bike course due to road works. First year of the "Green Lake" run course, resulted in 3% slower times than usual.

BIKE COURSE WAS HAMURANA (ROADWORKS ON SH 30)
RUN COURSE WAS GREEN LAKE - NO PURPLE RABBITS SEEN.
MENS WINNER - JOSH HARRISON 04:19:51
WOMENS WINNER - ANNA ROSS 04:39:40

2011 
17 December 2011  click here
Weather conditions - rain threatened and Lordy, did it deliver. Lake -warm 21 degrees flat as. Big tail wind out on bike. headwinds everywhere else. The Weather bomb landed just as the last bikes got in. It bucketed down from Midday.

BIKE COURSE WAS LAKE ROTOMA
RUN COURSE WAS GUN CLUB
MENS WINNER - KIERAN DOE 04:16:17 
WOMENS WINNER - WENDY NICHOLLS 05:07:24


This is a photo of Russell Rooster. He's inflicts pain on the top age-group men like no other.

This is a photo of Russell Rooster. He's inflicts pain on the top age-group men like no other.


2010
18 December 2010 click here
Weather conditions were snotty all day. Lake -warm 21 degrees flat as. Big tail wind out on bike. headwinds everywhere else. Drizzled all day.

BIKE COURSE WAS LAKE ROTOMA
RUN COURSE WAS GUN CLUB
MENS WINNER - GRAHAM O'GRADY 04:11:27
WOMENS WINNER - ANNA ROSS 04:50:14

2009
19 December 2009  click here
Weather conditions were cold as in the morning and by mid-morning we were baking. Lake -warm 21 degrees flat and lumpy in spots. Big tail wind out on bike. headwinds everywhere else. Run got stonking hot, easily 25 degrees plus, especially Gun Club.

BIKE COURSE WAS LAKE ROTOMA
RUN COURSE WAS GUN CLUB
MENS WINNER - GUY CRAWFORD 04:25:15
WOMENS WINNER - JULIA GRANT 04:42:43


This is a really bad photo of Ray Docherty. He's the "Sir Tristram" of triathlon having bred our only Triathlon World Champion - Bevan. Has been known in the very early days of triathlon to mow the lawns in green polka dot speedos. Doting grand-dad.

This is a really bad photo of Ray Docherty. He's the "Sir Tristram" of triathlon having bred our only Triathlon World Champion - Bevan. Has been known in the very early days of triathlon to mow the lawns in green polka dot speedos. Doting grand-dad.

2008
13 December 2008   click here
Weather conditions were hot and breezy. Lake - stunning, warm 21 degrees flat. Big tail wind out on bike. Breezy around lakes, head wind home on Te Ngae Rd. Run got stonking hot, easily 25 degrees plus, especially Gun Club.

BIKE COURSE WAS LAKE ROTOMA
RUN COURSE WAS GUN CLUB
MENS WINNER - JAMIE WHYTE 04:19:36
WOMENS WINNER - FIONA EAGLES 04:57:07

2007
15 December 2007 click here

Weather conditions were perfect. Little wind. Overcast skies. Water temperature was a lovely 20.5 degrees.

BIKE COURSE WAS LAKE ROTOMA
RUN COURSE WAS GUN CLUB
MENS WINNER - BRODIE MADGWICK 4:22:42
WOMENS WINNER - AMANDA WESTWOOD 4:56:31  


2006
15 December 2006 click here

Weather conditions were perfect. Little wind. Blue skies. Water temperature was a lovely 18 to 20 degrees, yes 20!!!

BIKE COURSE WAS LAKE ROTOMA
RUN COURSE WAS GUN CLUB
MENS WINNER - JEREMY BOYD 04:24:44
WOMENS WINNER - ANNIKA EDMONDSON - 05:08:36

OUR TAUPO YEARS 1999 TO 2005

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2005
Saturday, 17 December 2005
MENS WINNER - KIEREN DOE 03:56:42 
WOMENS WINNER - LOUISA DAVIS     04:53:57

2004
Saturday, 18 December 2004 
MENS WINNER - TERENZO BOZZONE (JUST 19) 03:57:03
WOMENS WINNER - VICKI JONES 05:04:12


2003
Saturday, 13 December 2003
MENS WINNER - STEVE NICHOLLS 04:09:24
WOMENS WINNER - LYNLEY ALISON 04:28:53

2002
Saturday, 14 December 2002
MENS WINNER - JEREMY BOYD 4:23:02
WOMENS WINNER - NICOLE COPE 5:02:17


2001
Saturday, 15 December 2001
MENS WINNER - STEPHEN FARRELL 3:59:34
WOMENS WINNER - SHANELLE BARRETT 4:22:37

2000
Saturday, 16 December 2000
MENS WINNER -  STEVE NICHOLLS 4:16:04
WOMENS WINNER - UDI DELPORT 4:43:08


1999
Saturday, 18 December 1999
MENS WINNER - WAYNE SHACKLETON 4:16:32
WOMENS WINNER - KAREN WILLIAMS 4:43:28