My name is Kiri Atkin. I am competing internationally in Continental/European cup events. I qualified for the U23 Elite Women's team for NZ for the 2016 World Triathlon Championships.
2018 season results:
-3rd Elite Women Wuustwezel ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup
-9th Elite Women Olsztyn ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup
-16th Elite Women FISU World University Triathlon Championships
-24th U23 Elite ITU World Triathlon Championships
Hi my name is Ari Graham, and I am currently 17 years old.
I am a triathlete and excited to see what the future holds for me in the sport. I am new to the sport of triathlon as I have come from a running and swimming background, and am currently the New Zealand U18 800m and 1500m track champion.
I am a member of the National Talent Squad for 2017. This season I hope to gain some more experience in triathlon and improve my knowledge of the sport.
My long term goal is to go to the Olympics and represent my country.
Hi my name is Saxon Morgan, I am 16 years old and live in Ohoka.
I am a triathlete looking to go a long way in the sport in my future years. I have been a triathlete since I was about nine, coming from swimming and running background. The first big race I won was the Canterbury Primary School Triathlon Champs when I was in Year 6. In Year 7, I was the National Champion for my age group in both Triathlon and Duathlon. My goals for this year are to make the National Talent Squad and to place in the top three in the U19 grade at the National Schools triathlon held in Wanganui in the latter stages of my season. My overall goal is to be an Olympian, aiming for 2024, and 2028 Olympics.
My name is Matthew Clough. I'm 16 and attend Ashburton College.
After winning the NZ U18 Aquathlon title, I was selected to wear the Silver Fern at the 2016 Under 19 ITU World Aquathlon Championships in Mexico where I podiumed with a Bronze Medal. This automatically qualifies me for the 2017 ITU World Aquathlon Championships in Canada August 2017.
Over the summer of 2016/17 I will be focusing my training towards the 2017 New Zealand Xterra Cross Country Triathlon in Rotorua and the Coast to Coast Mountain Run Race.
My goals for 2017 are to place in the top 3 again at the Under 19 World Aquathlon Championships in Canada and to win the Under New Zealand U19 Xterra Race. In 2018 I will compete in the 2 Day Coast to Coast Race with the goal of taking out the Under 18 title and hope to qualify for the 2018 World Cross Triathlon Championships.
Hi my name is Mya Graham and I am 15,
I am a triathlete and an athletics runner. I come from a running and swimming background. My best achievement in triathlon so far is winning NZSS tri champs in Taupo in 2015 in the U15 age group. For the next couple years i would like to focus on becoming more familiar with the sport and develop my skills to go with it. As I am still in high school i would like to focus on provence and national events. My goal for triathlon in 2017 is to make the 'on the radar' squad and to try and place in the top 5 at NZSS triathlon. My future goals and dream is to represent NZ at the commonwealth games and or olympic games in triathlon in the near future.
Hi, my name is Sola Kuwasaki and I am 17 years old in my final year at Cashmere High School as a Year 13 student.
My background to the sport of triathlon has been minimal, however, I am currently in my 4th year of training/competing in triathlons and I have loved it every single day, (though I’m not going to lie, there are definitely some character building days in winter haha).
The Canterbury Triathlon Academy has offered me many opportunities to improve as a triathlete and over the coming season and years to follow, I can’t wait to get amongst it as I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that triathlon has installed for me in the future.
Brea has competed at several International Triathlon Union events.
Roderick was part of the New Zealand team which placed first at the Australian U19 Mixed Team Relay championship in Adelaide in 2018.
The Mount Hutt College student will be attending the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic games at the age of 16.
Roderick has an ITU World Ranking of 530 (as at May 2018)
My name is Sarah McClure and I’m 15 years old. In 2017 I will be studying NCEA Level 1 at Ellesmere College. I’ve always loved running and swimming middle to long distances competitively. My passion for triathlon grew, when i discovered the excitement of being able to compete both disciplines in one race. Cycling has been my recent focus and I’m loving the challenges it’s bringing to me.
My goals for 2017 are to have a podium finish at the Canterbury Secondary School Championships, place in the top 5 at the South Island Secondary Schools Championships and top ten at the National Secondary School Championships.I feel really motivated by the challenges triathlon brings to me and excited about my future in triathlon.
My name is Reece Rush and I am 16 years old. I live in Rolleston, which is located 20minutes south of Christchurch and attend Lincoln High School.
My first taste for the sport of triathlon and multisport started back in 2014 when I watched my Dad race his first Coast to Coast (World Multisport Championship). I vividly remember running across the finish line with my Dad full of excitement feeling as if I had done the race myself. This experience then urged me to race myself and later on in 2015, I found myself signed up for my first triathlon in the famous town of Gore.
Since then my love for the sport has only grown. I have had my ups and downs during training and racing but have come along way in all three of my disciplines with the help of CTA. I really enjoy the process of becoming a better athlete and have learned to be patient.
This past year for me has been a busy one. I have raced multiple races all over New Zealand and was lucky enough to get a glimpse of what it's like the race overseas with my first two international races in Adelaide and Gold Coast, Australia. This year I have gained a lot of valuable experience and with all going well should hopefully put me in a good place for the even busier season and seasons ahead.
Hi, my name is Pixie Cockerill. I am 14 years old and in Year 10 at Christchurch Girls’ High School.
I competed in my first triathlon at age 9, and I still absolutely love the training, competing and overcoming the challenges that come with the sport.
I feel very fortunate to be training with the CTA team. Within this supportive environment of great coaches and such inspiring older athletes, my goal is to keep focused and work hard to improve all three disciplines to become a great athlete.
My short term goals are to perform well at national races, followed by international racing as I get older. I look forward to seeing where triathlon takes me and hope for a successful future!
Hi, my names Morgan Flanagan. I am 14 years old and at Cashmere High School.
I have only been doing triathlons about 2 years but absolutely loving the sport and challenges it comes with. But before that, my background sport growing up was mainly running. My goal for the coming years would be to improve in all disciplines and get more races under my belt. I really love the sport and love the training environment with all the coaches and athletes. I really look forward to seeing where triathlon takes me and for the upcoming seasons ahead!
Hi I’m Micah Hayes 17 years old. I am from Oamaru and moved to Christchurch to be part of the CTA in January in 2019.
I am new to the sport with a strong background in swimming gaining medals at national events in 400m and 1500m freestyle. This background has been useful transferring to triathlon. I have learnt heaps about the sport and have really enjoyed being part of the Canterbury Triathlon Academy. I hope to keep improving and become more competitive.
My name is Alyx Day. I’ve been doing triathlons on and off for around 4 years now. I’ve only recently in the last 16 months started to take triathlons more seriously, racing in a more competitive environment which brings more me challenges and makes me even more determined to improve.
Joining the CTA has been an awesome way for me to take my training to the next level by training with a group of likeminded people who all have similar goals and ambitions.
One of the reasons I love triathlon is the combination of three disciplines into one sport. You can’t just be good in one area, which is why it is such a challenging but even more rewarding sport. I can see myself in this sport for a long time and can’t wait for the future challenges it will bring me.
Hey, my name is Alannah McGuinness, I'm 14 years old and am currently year 10 and Cashmere High. I began swimming when I was around 5 and adored the water. As I became older, I started taking an interest in all kinds of sports including running and triathlon. After completing my first weet-bix triathlon, I fell in love with the sport. Racing to complete all three disciplines as fast as I could felt so exhilarating!! The training and level of focus that comes with the sport is definitely challenging, but bring it on! This year, I aim to improve on my cycling and place top 10 in Future Champs in December. Training and travelling with the CTA has been such an awesome experience so far and I can't wait for the journey to come!