• 01 Team
  • 02 Verna
  • 03 Tony
  • 04 Tony Jackson #28


Relax….  [Read more…]

THINGS Monday 25th September 17

Hello There

It has been awhile, but I am back – as guest editor while Katherine kicks her heels up in the UK.

Cornwall Park

How fabulous is Cornwall Park? It is beautiful any time of year but especially in Spring. A bunch of faithfuls turn up week after week. You too could be one of them….think about it.

Is that Benji photo bombing the bottom left? Note the holograms of our travelling friends looking on. They are wishing they were there too.


Tony Jackson Ironman Scholarship

There has been some fabulous news announced by Ironman NZ recently.

 We are delighted to announce that the Tony Jackson Scholarship is opening for a second round of applicants for 2018.

We received a number of quality applications earlier this year (including winner Jason Young), so together with Verna Cook-Jackson we have decided to award a second scholarship for the 2018 event.

Interested? Then get your application in.



O’Hagan’s Run

One athlete all too familiar with Ironman has been tearing it up around the Viaduct and the Wynyard Quarter. Check out these results.

Patti is currently 9th woman. What an awesome effort Patti. Go you.

Does this sound like you? Here’s how you can join Patti on a weekly running habit.

The O’Hagan’s Series is run on Tuesday nights starting at 6pm from O’Hagan’s Irish Bar at the Viaduct Harbour in Auckland. The course is measured out and back 5km around the Viaduct.

The entry fee is $8. Every finisher receives a free beer, wine or OJ and goes into the spot prize draw at 7pm. Register at O’Hagan’s from 5.15pm.


It’s summer. Get Moving!

Hey Guys, here are some key dates to tempt you back into the wet suit and on the bike saddle etc.


Ocean Swim Series Dates


Get your entry in now so you can plan your training.

Auckland Habour Swims

If you would prefer more low key but challenging Events, the Auckland Masters Swim Club organise a series in the Auckland Habour.



Kohi Swim Series

To prepare you for these awesome events, there is a weekly swim on Thursdays at Kohi


Kerikeri Half Marathon

A bunch of OWR folks make an annual pilgramage to Kerikeri and have a blast doing the Half Marathon. You too could join this happy throng. Just sign up.


Panasonic Tri Series

The Last Word




September sings a song of spring …  [Read more…]

THINGS: 20 August 2017

What an exciting few weeks it’s been…  [Read more…]


It is with great sadness that we share the news of the tragic and unexpected passing of Brian Farrell last Wednesday.  [Read more…]

THINGS: 23 JULY 2017

It’s been a sketchy few weeks for Things with travel and all, so grab a cuppa and a cumfy chair and settle in for the Catch-Up Issue…  [Read more…]

THINGS: 18 JUNE 2017

We go abroad to get a break from our life here and what happens? We end up meeting up with OWRs around the world!  [Read more…]

THINGS: 11 JUNE 2017

Shake off those winter blues – OWR is having a musical night out!   [Read more…]

THINGS: 5 June 2017

How can it be June?????  [Read more…]



Helen and Brett, lovingly known as the O’Reido’s, are heading to Ireland for their OE, likely for several years on 24 May.

There is a farewell bash THIS SATURDAY night, 2o May, at Frieda Margoles in the Butcher’s – it’s at 413 Richmond Road. Meeting from 4pm onward – laughing, drinking, poetry, possibly singing – there will be Irish and Welsh there so I’m just warning you it could happen – and hopefully lots of good memories to send them on their way.

More later


Clippy Chick

THINGS 11 MAY 2017

Grab a cuppa and put yer feet up – we have heaps to say this week…. [Read more…]


Thing 1A: Last Saturday’s run

Last Saturday the team returned to the winter venue at Cornwall Park. Fortunately, the weather was anything but winter-like…  [Read more…]


!THING 1:  Wednesday  Run at St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s Shopping Centre – Entrance Level 2 (at the back – entrance closest to   the MOA PUB. )  [Read more…]

THINGS: 12 April 2017

Thing 1:  King of the Bays

This classic swim is the end of the summer big swims for many. In spite of the number of registered entrants, the only one swimming under the OWR flag who actually made it to the start – let alone finish – lines was Dari.  [Read more…]

THINGS: 2 April 2017

Thing 1:  Wednesday  Runs – back to St. Luke’s

Alas the year marches on and with the end of daylight savings comes the early closing of the Park.  [Read more…]

THINGS: 19 March 2017

It’s been a busy week now the weather’s cleared. It’s a two week catch up so grab a cuppa and follow the highlights.

Thing 1: Wednesday – Picnic in the Park

The weather dried out for our picnic in the park. Pre-picnic exercise: the walkers did the usual jaunt around the park, but the runners headed out to Mount St. John’s (so we could include a stop at the Countdown to pick up condiments for the BBQ… we are a practical bunch). So we did climb a mountain! Just not the one we normally do.  [Read more…]

7 March 2017

Thing 1: Ironman

Being an Ironman is about Resilience.

Most of us don’t even make to the Start line, let alone the Finish. If it were easy, we all would have done it. And some years it is easier than others. This was not one of those years.  [Read more…]

THINGS: 1 March 2017

My apologies for missing last week’s Things – overseas travel swamped the schedule. So this week is highlights and hopefuls.  [Read more…]

Things, 12 February 2017

Welcome Summer!

Summer finally came to Auckland on Waitangi weekend. A handful of OWRs’ got together on Monday at Kohi for a paddle and a picnic…  [Read more…]

Cornwall Park On Wednesday Night

Hello Everyone

I hope you are enjoying this amazing Waitangi weekend. We couldn’t have asked for better weather.

I have news for you. There has been an OWR coup. There were handbags at dawn, coffee was spilt and the shouty friends all came.  [Read more…]

THINGS for Waitangi Weekend

 Hi Everyone

Thanks to Clippy Chick for sending through tonight’s content.  [Read more…]

Just a quickie

Hi Everyone

Some of you have been discussing where OWR will be this Wednesday. [Read more…]

Wednesday Runs & Walks in January

It’s summer – a consensus was held on the last run of the last day of the year that as the weather is going to be superb for the next month OWR Wednesday evening runs and walks should be based at [Read more…]

Holiday Things

Hi All

Another quickie just to update you.  [Read more…]

Festive Season Activities

Hey you lot

For those couple of you who are staying in town this Christmas, here is the line up of key dates:  [Read more…]