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Posts Tagged ‘Coast to Coast’

Aiming for Xterra elite

For local multisport athlete Matthew Clough, the top of the Xterra world is the target, but only by taking things year-by-year. Competition has always been part of Clough’s life, starting out in competitive swimming. However, after reaching the age of 13, he knew it was time for a change and made use of his swimming skills to make the (more)

Mammoth one-day effort

Mid Canterbury competitors in this year’s Coast to Coast have been resting their tired bodies after mammoth efforts over the weekend. Mayfield dairy farmer John Verney finished 95th in the gruelling one-day event, after a disrupted preparation which included a chest infection. He finished the journey in 16 hours 56 minutes. A Mid (more)

Back into the cauldron

The preparation hasn’t gone exactly to plan, but John Verney is as ready as he can be for this weekend’s Coast to Coast. The Mayfield dairy farmer, who competed in the two-day event in 2015, will return to the cauldron this weekend as Ashburton’s sole entrant in the gruelling one-day competition, known universally as the Longest (more)

Entries pouring in

The Ashburton district will be well represented at next weekend’s Coast to Coast. Entries are flying in thick and fast for the popular multisport event and despite just one entrant in the one-day event, there will be plenty of interest in the teams events and also the Mountain Run from the region. John Verney is the sole representative (more)

Gerard stoked with second

Ashburton’s Gerard Morrison exceeded even his own expectations when he finished second in the individual two-day Coast to Coast race last weekend. Morrison left on foot from the black sands on the West Coast, running 3km inland to his waiting bike, which was lent to him by his uncle Don, before following the Taramakau River to the (more)

Back to it after long lay-off

It’s been a decade since Ashburton lawyer Tim Silva had a crack at the Coast to Coast but that didn’t stop him leading the veterans’ Mountain Race across the finish line. “It was 10 years to the day since I ran that track and it felt pretty good,” he said. Silva began working out at EA Networks Centre’s gym about six months (more)

Trio shine in Coast to Coast

Mt Hutt College students Mark Wilson, Lily Spittal and Joseph Todhunter exceeded all expectations at this year’s Coast to Coast, placing third in the schools’ section and finishing as fastest team overall in the mixed three-person teams’ category. The 2016 race started on the West Coast, at Kumara Beach on Friday, and spanned across (more)

Coast race wide open

This year’s Coast to Coast is expected to be one of the most competitive in years with Whakatane multisport athlete Sam Clark and Nelson’s Elina Ussher the leading contenders for one-day honours. Missing from the starting line of the one day world championship event will be two key names, defending champions Braden Currie and Jess (more)

Up for new challenge

Volunteer firefighter Rob Markillie is used to pushing himself to the limit, having climbed the 1103 stairs of the Sky Tower three times for charity, while carrying 25kg of equipment. But this year, the Methven man will take on a different challenge, pitting himself against the elements in the Coast to Coast two-day event. “I’ve done (more)

Trio up for gut-buster

Three Mount Hutt College students will pit themselves against the elements in the gruelling Coast to Coast race in February. Mark Wilson, Lily Spittal and Joe Todhunter have been putting in the hours to ensure that they are well prepared for what is often described as “a rite of passage” for multisport athletes. The 2016 race will (more)


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