Articles Categorized: Adventure racing

Tough race has ups and downs

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NEIL Jones confirms when you go past 50 the hills are harder. The 55-year-old was part of team Purao Active, which finished 14th out of…

Hard road ahead for adventure racer

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ONE of New Zealand’s toughest races began on Saturday and two Eastern Bay adventure racers are in the thick of it. Competing at the sixth…

Pair conquer Coromandel

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TWO former Trident High School students won the Adventure Race Coromandel event on Saturday. Glen Tarboton and Sam Dobbin finished the demanding race in 14…

Triathletes hit the lake

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EASTERN Bay triathletes competed in a variety of races at the Blue Lake Multisport Festival last week. Five events were held over two days at…

Cold adds to already tough race

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SNOW featured in the brutal Red Bull Defiance adventure race in Wanaka at the weekend. Whakatane’s Daniel Jones, paired with Australian Alex Hunt, finished second…

Jones crowned king again

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Whakatane athlete Daniel Jones won the annual Mount Maunganui King of the Mountain Race on Boxing Day for what the Beacon understands is the fourth time.…

Quality field for big race

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THE field for February’s Kathmandu Coast to Coast World Championship longest day field is shaping up as the most competitive in years. In the men’s…

Cunning course includes weasel

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KNOWING the difference between a weasel and a stoat was worth points to competitors in last weekend’s Manawahe Eco Trust Six-Hour adventure race. Members of…

Adventure race back for more

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THE Manawahe Eco Trust Six Hour Adventure Race returns tomorrow. The course details are kept a secret from teams until this afternoon and the race…

Adventures popular on farmland

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LOOKING for creatures in the magical forest was part of the fun at the Waimana Wonder adventure race on Saturday. Pictured is Marie Hopkins, Jamie…