| Over the years the various stages of the
course have been shortened or lengthened to accommodate growing field sizes,
changes in transition locations and the required emphasis on safety. Weather,
road and river conditions can greatly affect stage times on the day. As
a result fastest times are only valid for the year in which the event is
It needs to be noted that the following race records were set when the course, although of the same overall distance as today, was made up of a different mix of course sections e.g. shifting the transition from Deception Bridge to Aickens has made the mountain run 3km longer and the Kumara cycle leg 3km shorter.