Tough chal­lenge a head for com­peti­tors

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

The pop­u­lar Round the Clock race is not for the faint-hearted. But that doesn’t stop a large group of adrenalin-charged com­peti­tors con­fronting the con­di­tions and tough course to take part in the an­nual event which sees them run, swim, kayak, ride horses or moun­tain­bike to con­quer the steep ter­rain and icy Manuherikia River on their way up to Alexan­dra’s iconic clock on the hill. Com­peti­tors carry a ba­ton from the Linger and Die area to the ‘‘6’’ on the clock. There are prizes for in­di­vid­u­als and teams. Last year, the men’s ti­tle was won in a time of 7 min­utes and 49 sec­onds, with the women’s win­ner home in a time of 10 min­utes and 28 sec­onds. Teams can use any mode of non-mo­torised travel they like. The race will be held this Fri­day, and com­peti­tors need to meet for a race brief­ing at 5.15pm, ready for the race start at the Linger and Die at 5.45pm.

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