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New Zealand Contact Tri Series 2011-12

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Triathlon New Zealand (Tri NZ) has confirmed the 2011-12 Contact Tri Series calendar for next season. The series begins with Race 1 at the Blue Lake in Rotorua on Saturday 5 November 2011. This event is placed perfectly, two weeks out from the ITU World Cup in Auckland.

The crowd favourite Whangamata remains Race 2 after a strong turnout last season. Tri NZ is waiting to see how many people it attracts on Tuesday 3 January 2012. The typically searing hot conditions this January greeted a record field of close to 600 participants in Whangamata, with the 2011 event won by 38 year old Ironman legend Cameron Brown.

There is a change of order with Christchurch taking up Race 3 of the Contact Tri Series, as the first of two South Island events. Race 4 is Wanaka. The 2010-11 series favourite location Kinloch is staying strong as Race 5. Sitting proud as Race 6 is Takapuna. At the back of the pack in Race 7 is Wellington, the stalwart of the contenders and the final race of the series on Saturday 10 March 2012.

Contact Tri Series calendar 2011-12:

Race 1 – Rotorua – Saturday November 5, 2011
Race 2 – Whangamata – Tuesday January 3, 2012
Race 3 – Christchurch – Sunday January 15, 2012
Race 4 – Wanaka – Friday January 20, 2012
Race 5 – Kinloch – Sunday February 5, 2012
Race 6 – Takapuna – Sunday February 19, 2012
Race 7 – Wellington – Saturday March 10, 2012

Entries for the Contact Tri Series open in just over a week.

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