Triathlon sprint (team relay)
WMG2017 competition goal
Make sure the performance matches our training - lots of fun and not too serious.
International and representative netballer, international touch rugby representative,
sports broadcaster. Being able to move from a highly successful sporting career to a job that allows you to spend all day watching and talking sport sounds like a dream come true. A 26-cap career as a member of the Silver Ferns and the thrill of a Commonwealth Games silver medal are just some of the career highlights for Jenny-May Clarkson (nee Coffin).
The ante on Jenny-May’s extremely busy work life – ONE News sports presenter, front person for Maori Television’s highly popular CODE, presenter for TVNZ’s Whanau Living, coach of the Northern Mystics development team and development advisor for High Performance Sport New Zealand – went up a big notch in 2016 with the birth of twin boys, following her marriage to Dean Clarkson the previous year.
After considerable head scratching, Jenny-May and husband Dean decided to enter the Triathlon sprint as a relay team undertaking the swim and cycle legs respectively. The couple will be joined by Anthony (Tony) Woodcock to tackle the 5km run following a promotional search for a ‘third wheel’ to join Team Clarkson.
Over and above the event she is competing in herself, Jenny-May says masters sport is a great chance to re-connect with old friends and team mates. “World Masters Games 2017 is a unique opportunity for Auckland to host former and maybe even current Commonwealth, Olympic and World Champions along with the thousands of other athletes who simply compete because they love it,” says Jenny-May.