Duo sign up for city’s wacky challenge
Jumping off buildings and eating disgusting food are two things that could be on the cards for Kimberly Good and Nicholas Falconer this weekend.
The couple are competing in the Melbourne leg of the City Chase series tomorrow.
The competition sees contestants take part in 12 Amazing Race-style mental and physical challenges around the city.
They won the trip to Melbourne after entering the inaugural Auckland event, which starts and finishes at the Viaduct Harbour next Saturday.
“We’re pretty excited. We’ll get a bit of experience before we do the Auckland race. I’ve been to Melbourne for work so I know the city a little bit,” Nick says.
While they just hope to finish both races, the Mt Albert pair admit it’d be great to win. The winning team qualifies for the world championships later this year at a mystery location, which is announced just before the contestants leave.
But Kimberly admits she’d be a little nervous about the challenges they’d face if they qualified to take on the best teams from around the world.
“The tasks get more extreme at the world champs. We’ve seen pictures of people having to wearing Borat suits.”
Watching couples’ relationships fall apart on the Amazing Race has also taught them that they’ll have to keep their cool during frustrating moments.
“We’ll have to try not to argue as much as they do,” Kimberly says.
Contestants are allowed to use public transport to get to locations faster, but Kimberly and Nicholas have fitness on their side after taking part in several marathons in recent years.
City Chase founder Nick Jelinek says he’s wanted to bring the event to New Zealand for several years now, after hosting successful races throughout Canada, the United States and Asia.
“There is a heritage of adventure activity here and I’m excited to see Kiwis get out there and have a go.”
To find out more about entering the Auckland City Chase event visit www.anz citychase.co.nz.
Up for anything: Mt Albert residents Kimberly Good and Nicholas Falconer will face a number of physical and mental challenges during the City Chase event in Melbourne tomorrow and Auckland next weekend.