Challenge Roth 2016 Race Report

Di Chesmar is this months ‘Client of the Month’. Di has recently returned from Challenge Roth in Germany where she did a PB for an Iron-distance race. This is her story.

There was every chance that I might not experience this day.  Why Challenge Roth?

It was a big decision to make and yes, I was certainly happy to be on that start line.  I was excited for the day to start.  Being hosted by a family living in Roth made the entire experience go smoothly.  Probably a lot smoother than if we had been staying in a hotel.  Christoph was able to answer questions I had and if he did not know, he found out the answer. Continue reading “Challenge Roth 2016 Race Report”

Swim practice in the Main-Donau-Canal


Friday 15 July 2016

There were two opportunities for athletes to have a practice swim in the canal.  These were between 0630 and 0900 hours on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July 2016.

Note : The Main-Donau-Canal is a state owned waterway which is mainly used for boating and ships. As it is extremely hazardous, life-threatening to swim outside the above mentioned hours, participants can only do their training in the Main-Donau-Canal during the above mentioned hours on the official race course.  Athletes who do their swim training outside these hours in the Main-Donau-Canal will not be allowed to participate in the competition.  These athletes will be disqualified from the event. Continue reading “Swim practice in the Main-Donau-Canal”

Registration Day for Challenge Roth

Thursday 14 July 2016

Athletes were able to register on both the Thursday and Friday prior to the event on Sunday.  I chose to do it on the Thursday to leave time to sort anything that unexpectedly cropped up.  Wise move.

Our host, Christoph, dropped John and I along with my bike at the Challenge “village”.  I took my  bike because I noticed the power meter was not functioning on a training ride a couple of days beforehand.  I suspected it was a battery, so I was hoping to be able to buy a replacement at the village. Continue reading “Registration Day for Challenge Roth”

Why Challenge Roth?

On 20 February 2016 I was stoked to improve on my previous Challenge Wanaka result.  That’s all that mattered to me.  In doing so, I (unexpectedly) won my 60 – 69 age group.  All age group winners are offered a free slot in the next Challenge Roth event.  Those who took the offer would also be offered a home stay.  The last thing on my mind in the finishers tent at Wanaka was travelling to Roth.  The logistics were too much to take in at that time. Continue reading “Why Challenge Roth?”

Di Chesmar – 10 Years With Team Qwik Kiwi

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Di Chesmar is this months ‘Client of the Month’. She has had a massive athletic career since joining Qwik Kiwi over ten years ago. As the client of the month I arranged for a nice bunch of flowers to be delivered to her. This is her story:


My Ten Year Journey with Qwik Kiwi Endurance Sports Consultants

Flash back to 16 January 2006

Email to Raymond Boardman: I am considering entering the Scorching Bay “Try” on 2 April 2006.  I would like to participate in an open swim class (or classes) and would appreciate any information you are able to give on these.  I am a young 50 year old and competed in one triathlon last year (SHE women’s triathlon in Palmerston North) which had a pool swim of 300m. Continue reading “Di Chesmar – 10 Years With Team Qwik Kiwi”