Pure delish are very proud to fuel Ethan Mitchell part of the New Zealand Mens Track Cycling Team, 2014 World Champions and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallists.

is part of the New Zealand men's track cycling sprint team and has competed at the recent Commonwealth and London Olympic Games. At the Commonwealth Games the team won gold medals and at the World Track Cycling Championships earlier this year in South America they returned as World Track Cycling Champions. Ethan is expected to be part of the track cycling team that will compete at the Rio Olympics, he is based in Cambridge where the cycling velodrome is located.

Sam Webster, Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins celebrate winning gold in the final of the men's team sprint race in Glasgow. The pure delish team with Ethan and his Commonwealth Games Gold Medal.

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February has been a reasonably solid month of training, with a couple of races thrown in. The first was a local race at the North Harbour club in Albany a couple of weeks ago. I just took one bike and was racing in the Senior Superclass event. I managed to make the final amongst some tough competition, and somehow came away with second place after a pretty mediocre start. We had our clubs annual meeting on the Saturday just gone. Unfortunately due to our track still being out of action we were forced to host the meeting at the Mountain Raiders club's track in Lloyd Elsmore Park. It was a fairly low key meeting, so it was back to age group racing in the 17-29 mens class, again just on the one bike. The class wasn't huge but there were a couple of quick guys there to make things interesting. I traded wins with one other rider throughout the day, but managed to get the better of him in the final to take the win.

The countdown is really on to Easter and the National Champs now, with less than five weeks to go. There aren't any more major meetings in the run in, but there are a few smaller meetings scattered over the next month, mainly in the Waikato, that I will look at entering in the build up to Easter. I am also entered in the CrossFit Open, although a niggly shoulder which doesn't affect me on the bike at all, stopped me from doing 15.1 - hopefully there are at least a couple of workouts that I can have a nudge at!

Adam Coker
Club: East City BMX Club
Age: 28


World Championships - Rotterdam, Netherlands

1st 25-29 Men 20"
1st 25-29 Men Cruiser

National Championships - Tauranga

2nd 17-29 Men 20"
2nd 17-29 Men Cruiser

North Island Titles - Pukekohe

2nd 17-29 Men 20"
1st 25-34 Men Cruiser


World Championships - Auckland

1st 25-29 Men 20"
2nd 25-29 Men Cruiser

National Championships - Cambridge

1st 25-29 Men 20"
2nd 17-29 Men Cruiser

North Island Titles - Te Awamutu

1st 17-29 Men 20"
1st 17-34 Men Cruiser

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I arrived in the Gold Coast just over a week ago, it has taken me a while to get everything sorted but I am finally settling in, the Squad I am training with TSS is based in Southport and everyone is really lovely.

Emma Robinson is one of New Zealand's top female swimmers. She specialises in long distance freestyle swimming races (400 and 800m). At the recent Commonwealth Games she raced in the 200m, 800m and 4x200m relay, where she achieved top 10 results in all events. Emma is on the prospect list for the Rio Olympics and she manages to fit all this in while studying a Bachelor of Commerce in Wellington!

Well this summer will well and truly be one of the busiest.

At the start of October I travelled to Australia to play for ACT in the domestic competition. It is my second season with them and I absolutely love it. It's a great opportunity to challenge myself against Australia's best. The facilities are amazing and it's nice to be playing in warm conditions at this time of year.

White Ferns duties start at the end of October with Sri Lanka touring for the first time and we have games in Christchurch and Nelson.

After missing the June tour to India due to work commitments I can't wait to get out on the field with the team.

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  • February has been and gone while Ive been touring with the White Ferns.
  • 2 great results saw us take out the ICC Women's Championship games 2-1 against England in Mt Maunganui. These games are important as the top four automatically qualify for the 2017 Women's World Cup in England. Overall we lost the ODI series 2-3 and the T20 series 1-2
  • I played in my 126th ODI becoming the most capped White Fern
  • Watched the NZ Women's Open at Clearwater and met Lydia Ko which was awesome
  • Looking forward to a month off now the summer has come to an end. It was a long one starting back in September touring the West Indies, games in Australia for ACT, NZ Domestic competition for Auckland Hearts and lastly a home series against England
  • Upcoming tours India away in June, Sri Lanka at home in October before another busy summer

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I have currently relocated to Auckland for the next 5 weeks in the build up to our 8 Nations tournament in April in the Hawkes Bay. This tournament is seen to be a good build up tournament in the lead up to our major which is World League 3 which is in fact one of our opportunities for Olympic Qualification for Rio 2016. We train 4 times a week on the turf and 3 times a week in the gym and each session is normally 2 hours + . I have just started my postgraduate studies in the past 2 weeks in Human Nutrition.

Olivia Merry is a member of the NZ Blacksticks Women's Hockey Team and has recently particpated at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Hockey World Cup in The Hague. She has been in the team for the past 2 years and in that time has managed to notch up 58 test caps. Olivia uses pure delish products as part of her hockey training and games nutrition, she has also just completed her degree in Food Science from Lincoln University.

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  • February has been a great month of bike racing.
  • The New Zealand Cycle Classic which was held in Manawatu concluded on the 1st of February, and after a hard fought summer I won my first UCI ranked tour.
  • Almost straight after I was boarding a plane to Brisbane to race for Avanti Racing in the Oceania Champs held in the town of Toowoomba.
  • The 40km Time Trial was not a good race for me as my body suffered from the heat and had a significant impact on my performance, however with a days rest and recover we lined up for the 147km Road race.
  • I had turned up to the race believing I could have a very strong ride, in the early stages of the race I made it in the lead break away. Not very often in the one day races a breakaway survives for the line honours at the end, but this time was different. with 7km to go I attacked my break away companions and won the Oceania Title solo across the finish line.
  • The win earned me enough ranking points to become the leader of the Oceania Tour for all the UCI ranked races in its region.
  • The final of these races was this weekend in Cambridge at "The Rev". With a bust season the fatigue has certainly started to set in and I rode in a more supportive role to one of my team mates Patrick Bevin helping him win the race. At the conclusion of the Rev I had rounded out the summer season officially becoming the Oceania Tour champion.
  • Next up is Tour of Japan in May, but the training block will be very specific and see me training all around New Zealand. First must come rest to look after the body so I can once again hopefully feel that winning feeling.

Lisa Lethbridge is competing in the Commonwealth Powerlifting champs in Canada this month, November. Currently the top junior female lifter, holding NZ junior and open deadlift records.

Bailey Rogers is a well-known Crossfit athlete, coach and NZ olympic weightlifter.

Breyton Davison is a NZ Champion midget car racer.