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Posts Tagged ‘Multisport’

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)

Off on a jungle adventure

Racing through the jungle might be a dream for some, but this year it’s a reality for the adventurous Hollie Woodhouse. The former Mid Cantabrian caught up with the Guardian’s Caitlin Porter earlier this week to talk about her latest multi-sport mission.   At 31-years-old Hollie Woodhouse has a slew of adventurous endeavours (more)

Kelsey’s off to Spain

Competing in ultra-marathons and half-marathons, training for the Coast to Coast, working fulltime and preparing to head off to race around Spain is all in a day’s work for Kelsey Ashworth. The 23-year-old former Mid Cantabrian is no stranger to undertaking feats of athleticism – she has played netball and basketball, run marathons and (more)

171 on a Mission

The inaugural Mission Mt Somers will begin tomorrow morning, with 171 participants pitting their fitness against the elements over a 42km marathon, a 21km half-marathon and a 10km road run. The event has had entries from far and wide, with competitors travelling from the United States, Auckland and Wellington. Mission Mt Somers is the (more)

Pressure on Currie in the USA

Braden Currie’s pursuit of the USA Xterra championship title became more of a challenge after he finished second in a Virginia qualifying event yesterday. Currie was runner-up to the 10-time Xterra USA national champion, American Josiah Middaugh, meaning he has to win both of the last two Xterra America tour events. It is a feat no New (more)

Super start for Currie

Braden Currie began his United States campaign winning the XTERRA Southeast Championship, which doubled as the USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championship race. Currie fought off a late challenge from 10-time XTERRA USA National Champion, American Josiah Middaugh, to claim victory at the Oak Mountain State Park course in Alabama. Currie was (more)

A mammoth mission

Trekking around the Sahara desert is a feat in itself, racing across it is something else entirely. But that is what 31-year-old former Mid Canterbury resident Hollie Woodhouse did, and she caught up with the Guardian’s Caitlin Porter to talk about her experience. The Marathon des Sables is dubbed the “toughest footrace on earth”. (more)

Curries eyes world title

Braden Currie dominated the Xterra Asia-Pacific Championship race to claim the biggest international victory of his career at the weekend. A week after winning the New Zealand title, Currie finished the off-road triathlon in Australia in 2:23:36 - well ahead of some of the biggest names in multisport - to cement his place as a title (more)

Spirit remains unbroken . . .

Hilary Totty’s goal was to get her team across the Godzone finish line in one piece. They did. She didn’t. It has been a week since Totty came within hours of the GodZone adventure race finish line, and she is still not 100 per cent. “A week on I’m still only just getting back to functioning,” Totty said. “It’s been (more)

Totty falls short

Methven’s Hilary Totty was unable to lead her Osprey team across the finish line of the GodZone race. Under an hour away from the finish line in Wanaka, Totty was taken out of the race to be treated for dehydration. Her remaining three teammates carried on to cross the finish line at 3.05pm on Thursday afternoon. They had to endure (more)

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