Current 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.

The hardworking volunteer committee team for 2021/2022

Auckland City Tri club Nic Sproule

Nic Sproule - President

Long standing committee member, Nicola, is chief organiser of the annual ACT Club Duathon at Pukekohe and helps co-ordinate club social events, the newsletter, membership issues and answering the club emails.  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.

Nick Bone: Treasurer

In the day you will often find Nick around SwimTastic, co-ordinating the pool. Outside of this, Nick comes from a waterpolo and open water swimming background which is where his best results are. Nick is relatively new to the sport of triathlon only beginning in 2021 and so far, it has been an exciting challenge. You will often find Nick attempting the 'swim fast and hold on' tactic. Although, we are yet to see how successful it is…. He will often say the swim should be much longer than it currently is!

Katie Gormley- Secretary

Coming from the UK, I soon realised that completing a triathlon was virtually compulsory in New Zealand. So I waded my way around a 300m swim, took my commuter bike for a 10km spin and jogged 2km in an all-women’s event and there has been no looking back. Having my first swimming lesson at 38 was maybe leaving it a bit late to make the national team, but I don’t sink anymore. The bike is for taking in the scenery and the run is the fun bit. Now with a few Ironman events under my belt I am passionately fronting a one-woman campaign to get tea recognised as an essential food group that has to be served at the end of races.

Cara Hair -Juniors' co-ordinator

Cara joins the ACT committee as a parent representative from the junior sub-committee. 
Both Cara’s children have actively participated in Triathlon over the past few years and have been involved in the junior training sessions that the club offers.
Cara assists with the liaison between the ACT Committee and the junior sub-committee, plus helps to organise various junior events and training opportunities.
Cara also participates in the odd Triathlon and Ocean Swim event herself for a bit of fun.

Scottie Taylor- Social Media Guru

More of a photographer than an athlete but Scott, aka 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

Vince Sesto

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.

Viggo Burkhardt

Nicole Coulston

I joined ACT 2 years ago as I love the sense of community this sport gives and became a committee member to further foster that feeling for others.

Love to give things a good nudge and have won a minor age group race and completed many events over the years - not the fastest but not the last-est 🤣.

Karen Russo