New Zealand Athletes

Taane shredding up NZ downhill & enduro

Taane shredding up NZ downhill & enduro

Check out Taane Bayce-Horsley, a Racers Edge sponsored athlete, shredding up the New Zealand enduro and downhill mountain bike tracks! There are some epic mountain biking trails in and around Wanaka. Bring your own bike down to explore, or rent a mountain bike from...

Goal Completed!

Goal Completed!

Andy did it, he completed the 2.5km swim around Ruby Island! Conditions weren’t favourable with wind creating choppy white capped waves. The brave Andy continued on when others would have given up and I am very proud of him for finishing. Below is a post-race overview...

Less than 1 week to go!

Less than 1 week to go!

With less than 1 week to go until our 2.5km swim challenge ‘The Ruby’, we are tracking well towards making our goal of completing the event. Andy has been putting a lot of effort into gettinghimself into the lake as often as he can and with a variety of people. This...

Cold water shutdown

Cold water shutdown

Everyone deals with swimming in cold temperatures differently, so it seems. It depends on a number of factors, one of which is the amount of body fat a person has. Being on the leaner side my body tends to shut down when the water temperatures are low. For me this...

It’s all in the Head

It’s all in the Head

Our journey has been continuing on towards our goal of swimming The Ruby, a 2.5 km swim around Ruby island, Lake Wanaka in January 2019. Up until now Andy and I have ticked off a number of important milestones. We have discovered together just how buoyant a triathlon...

Into the Lake

Into the Lake

Written by Andy Millard Kristy had always pencilled in the start of November to introduce me to the lake. The spring weather however forgot that we were waiting for the lake to heat up a little. Although the water temperature did get up to about 15 degrees a couple of...

The Joy of Wetsuits

The Joy of Wetsuits

One of the highlights in my swimming journey so far has been the pull buoy. This handy little swimming aid acts like a comfort blanket for me, I feel relaxed when using it and can swim long (for me) distances without any real issues. I still find once I need to leave...

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