Cheal has a long association with Iron Man New Zealand on a volunteer basis and our employees, their friends and family get involved every year for the event in Taupo. It is not unheard of for the occasional employee to decide to participate as an athlete and in the past, Ian Gray (Engineer Geologist) and Tom Bland (ex Senior Planner) have both crossed the finish line. However 2013 will see Thomas Brand and Erich Lunzer (both Cheal Engineers) participating after being drawn out of a hat at the post-2012 Iron Man Volunteers Dinner. At this stage both of them still appear to be shell shocked although they have both taken their first hesitant steps on the journey to March 2013. This will be a long year for both Thomas and Erich and we aim to keep you posted with their progress.