Welcome to the Rotorua Association of Triathletes and Multisport (RATS)

RATs is a triathlon and multisport club catering for all levels of ability and activity, from beginners to Olympic hopefuls.

Our training sessions are open to all and you can participate at your own level.

So if you’re not already a member, check out our Facebook page, try a training session or two, join up and get involved!

Winter Duathlon Series 2017

Enter here
This year’s dates are Sunday 28 May, Sunday 25 June and Sunday 23 July – mark your diaries! All events are off-road this year, due to changes around access to 8 Mile Road.

Lee-Anne has organised these events for the past two years with Karin, but needs a new sidekick to help her! These are fairly straight forward events to organise and run, but it is good to share the load amongst two people. Get in touch with RATs if you’re keen – you don’t need to be a committee member 😉
More information here.

Triathlon Fundamentals Training Series

Graham and Alan have been working with Cabin on getting the next lot of Fundamentals sessions ready for the new year. The committee want as many people as possible to come along – complete beginners through to seasoned triathletes who want to sharpen their skills. Check out the flyer. We are opening this up to non members as we would like to encourage people into our sport and club. And we would hope that non members will become members if they like what they’ve seen.

Dates and details are here

Open to everyone, however you MUST email Cabin to register.

Splash & Dash Summer Aquathon

We have 1 more race left in the series. Remember you need to race in at least 2 of the 4 to be eligible for the prizes that are up for grabs. If you have missed a few races, be sure to lock in our last race of the series – 20th March 2017. See you there.
A huge thanks to Teamline and Smiths Sport Shoes Rotorua for sponsoring our prize draws of a Huub wetsuit and two pairs of running shoes for our prize draw.

2017 RATs Kids Duathon

Fantastic day out! Results are here

Short Course Map:
Short course bike course

Long Course Map:
Long course bike course

Xterra Training with Lewis, Anton & Brendon

Starting on Saturday 25th Feb @ 9 am – and each Saturday from that point on – meet at the Blue Lake carpark. Each Saturday there will be a Long and Short course options available to all speeds and levels (must have basic bike skills as a minimum). Working towards the options of doing a run after biking in March, course reccies in both long and short will be available each week with 2x focused sessions being;
25th Feb will be building confidence on berms, roots, drops etc.
18th March will be a set session on how to go faster, finding extra speed for less effort – (pumping, braking and pedaling efficiency).

Swim Run Session

Club member David Massey ran a swim-run session for us the Monday just gone and it was a great session! We will be including these in future Monday club nights every three weeks. BHB Fitness (David) runs these on a regular basis so check his Facebook page if you’re keen to do more.

RATS Events Calendar

We have summarised upcoming events and training sessions into one handy calendar. We will keep this updated throughout the course of the year.
January-April 2017


The club is now on Instagram. Give the account a follow AND when you’re uploading your own relevant pics, use the hashtag #ratsrotorua

RATs Strava Club

We have set up a club on Strava – request to join! It is a good way to find other training partners or see where others RATs are running and riding to get some inspiration – and also we will be running a few Strava challenges for members over the off-season to keep you motivated.

Blue Lake Buoy distances

Blue Lake – Distances between buoys Updated 26/01/2016

Buoy number, starting at Ski Club end Distance between (m) Distance from beach (m), ONE WAY
Beach 0
1 50 50
2 92 142
3 108 250
4 100 350
5 90 440
6 80 520
7 110 630
8 90 720
9 130 850
10 100 950
11 80 1030
12 100 1130
13 80 1210
14 100 1310
15 60 1370
Far Beach 40 1410