Guest post from Jenny Lake, Business Development Manager at Pegasus
We have enjoyed a very busy summer season here at Pegasus this year. We’ve built a really strong reputation as a great venue for loads of different events and I’m excited to see how quickly Pegasus has grown in popularity. It makes my job so rewarding to see such a range of people out enjoying the wonderful facilities we have on offer here.
Triathlons and multisport races are common on the event calendar, with races for all ages and levels. Recent events have varied from primary school children taking part in their first triathlon, through to elite athletes racing in the Contact Tri Series and House of Travel Triathlon races. Pegasus has fast tracks on offer – smooth roads for cycling, hard running trails alongside the lake and the flat waters of Lake Pegasus. I’ve been told on many occasions, competitors love coming here to race.
Lake Pegasus has hosted a wide range of sporting groups this summer – waterpolo, paddleboarding, surf lifesaving, sailing, open water swimming course, sailing and waka ama to name a few. It really is the perfect location for competitions and fun days for everyone to enjoy.
Back in February we had the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour visit Pegasus, featuring headline acts John Butler Trio and Aloe Blacc, with support from NZ artists Annabel Fay and Tiki Taane. The concert was held on a Friday evening, and despite the wet weather an estimated 3,500 crowd turned out to enjoy the music. This was the first time a large concert had been held at Pegasus – but I hope it’s the first of many.
As well as these large scale events, our team at the Golf Course specialise in all sorts of other events – weddings, conferences, quiz nights, staff parties and family celebrations. We were lucky enough to receive some beautiful photos from Rochelle and Joe’s recent wedding. They tied the knot on one of the sandy beaches of Lake Pegasus. They found plenty of beautiful locations for photos after their ceremony – thank you for sharing them with us and congratulations to the happy couple. Photo: Kim Hamblin Photography