Triathlon challenges prove hard work
Blood, sweat and tears summed up the sweltering OtagoSouthland Secondary School Triathlon Championships at McNulty Inlet, in Cromwell, last week.
About 300 students competed in the two events: a triathlon which included a 300m swim, 15km bike and 6km run and a multisport event that replaced the swim with a kayak option.
High temperatures challenged most competitors.
Some crossing the finishing line collapsed in tears.
Cromwell College student Regan Hucklebridge, 13, said the 300m swim was ‘‘quite hard’’.
‘‘Everyone just kicks and you get pulled under,’’ Regan said. Local Results:
Janus Stranenberg, of Mt Aspiring, first and Nick Toepher, of Mt Aspiring, second. Phobe Young, of Mt Aspiring College, first.
Mt Aspiring, second.
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Kia Wales, of Dunstan High School, first.
Sam McCulloch, Dunstan High School; Craig Murray, of Mt Aspiring, second.