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Posts Tagged ‘Multisport’

Salmon Run expanding

As it prepares for its third year, the Jackson Holmes Salmon Run is expanding its list of events. Organised by the Rakaia Lions and held on the Rakaia River, the event offers participants a range of walking, running and multisport options. This year, the event will also consist of a half-marathon, an addition that organisers are hoping (more)

Clough happy with silver

Ashburton multi-sport athlete Matthew Clough was one step closer to picking up that elusive gold medal at this year’s Under-19 World Aquathlon Championships. Racing in Penticton, Canada, Clough finished second, a performance he said he was really happy with. “The swim was quite choppy and I came out 45 seconds behind second place, I (more)

Run of success continues

Ashburton multisport athlete Matthew Clough has continued a year of success with a second-place finish at the 2017 ITU World Aquathlon Championships. Racing in the U19 category, Clough was looking to improve on a third-place finish in Mexico the year before. With the event starting in the water, Clough exited in sixth place and set to work (more)

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)

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