Peak to Peak Multisport Race
JHC senior team 1st
JHC junior team 1st junior 2nd school team.
Queenstown put on a beautiful day for the JHC Jnr and Snr teams competing in the Peak to Peak challenge yesterday. Charly Faherty (w Jim Faherty) and Ben Wylie gave their teams a head start when they ran 500m to their skis and barrelled down the 2km ski course ahead of many of the adults. Liam Cruickshank (w Nathan Cruickshank) and Daniel Strang mtn biked 17kms downhill with Liam only touching his brakes when his Dad made him after seeing some horrendous crashes. Quick change of gear for Nathan Cruickshank to accompany the amazing Halle Faherty for the 7km kayak leg and try to catch Nathan Scott in the senior team, who had just learned to kayak that morning! The more experienced Halle finished on the beach and ran to handover with Brennan Rhodes. Nathan Scott meanwhile decided to have a swim rather than risk damaging the boat on the rocks getting to shore ( that's our story anyway) and stop for pie running around the scenic gardens looking to handover to Finn Rogers. Headband Finn had a hard job ahead to catch Brennan Rhodes on the 9km run. Lightning fast Brennan bolted passed everyone he could see and handed over to Ronan Shearing (w Steven John Rhodes) for the 9km road cycle up to Coronet Peak ski field. The Jnr team had too much of a lead at that stage for Conor Shearing to catch them. JHC Jnr first in Jnr Schools Division. JHC Snr second in Schools teams. Not a bad result for a first attempt from both teams. What an amazing day to watch 13y olds being able to compete in an adventure race and the 15/16y olds positive/ can do attitude. Also big thanks to the support parents sharing their skills with the kids and being there every step of the way.