2023/2024 Auckland City Triathlon Committee

Auckland City Tri Club is a community club run by and for our members. We always welcome volunteers to help with specific projects and lending a general hand – we will post requests for help on our Facebook page and in our newsletter…it’s a team effort.

Vince Sesto - President

Vince is an IT guy by day but his main passion in life is endurance sports. So when he is out of the office he'll usually be swimming, biking and running long distances around Auckland. Vince did his first triathlon in 2014 when he was living in Melbourne and it was a bit of a life changing event. Since then, he has done his best to help out where he can in the triathlon community.

Auckland City Tri club Nic Sproule

Nicola Sproule - Treasurer

Long standing committee member and former President, Nicola, is chief organiser of  Auckland City Triathlon Club always willing to help the Cub and the Sport. She has been accused of being an event junkie, so you will see her at all distance triathlons from sprint to ironman as well as at running and cycling events, and even some swimming events.  Always keen for celebratory drinks after events to round off the day.

Karen Russo

Karen has a long history in triathlon and has recently represented NZ at the IRONMAN World Championships at Kona. Looking ahead Karen will be on the start line at the 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champs and will be aiming for a spot at the age group world championships in Townsville in 2024 too. Karen has also spent a lot of time working with out uniform partner, Tineli, where she has worked hard to make sure the club uniform is an awesome representation of the club and also looks great.

Scottie Taylor- Social Media

'ScottieT' absolutely loves the sport and is keen to help grow the sport and community in Auckland and around the country. 

Scott delivers the social media for ACTC and can be seen at many events around the country with a camera and lens www.scottiet.com

Kirsty Sesto - Secretary

Kirsty is new to the committee, also taking on the role of Club Secretary. She has a long history in endurance sports though, recently completing her first 100km trail run in Taupo and has also won the womens 2023 Samoan Marathon, and is the current women's course record holder for the race. She has already accepted a sport to race for Team New Zealand at the world age group championships, with further qualification spots being her main focus for 2024.

Sam Keats

After starting tri in 2016 with a tri-a-try, Sam has consistently progressed his training and racing distances, having recently competed at the Ironman World Champs in Nice. Sam leads the Monday night Squad at the Domain.

Pat Hales

Pat did his first Triathlon in 2008 and has since competed yearly in all distances from sprint to numerous half Ironman and 7 Ironman events. Pat joined ACTC in 2022 looking to meet other triathletes to train with to help him improve. Always willing to lend a hand where needed he felt the time was right to join the committee to help grow the sport and give back to a sport that has given him some much!