Hill-climbers get view hard to beat
Competitors in this month’s Capital Punishment hill- climb will experience some of the best views in the region, but as its moniker suggests there will be no gain without pain.
The 8km climb is organised by Olympic Harriers. It will start and finish at the top of Truscott Ave in Johnsonville. Runners must tackle the access road up Mt Kaukau. There is a walking section so those less fit can take part. Harrier Steve Bly hopes up to 500 people will take part.
‘‘A lot of us used to do the run anyway, but this is a way of raising money and making it a club day. It’s an awesome run and the views from the top are just mindblowing.
‘‘It is private land, which we have permission to run on, so we’re really lucky.’’
The walkers start at 8.30am and runners at 9am. Start and finish areas will be at the Olympic Harriers clubrooms, where there will also be a prizegiving at 11am.
Entry for the March 17 event is $20. To enter and to view a map of the course, visit olympicharriers. org.nz/capitalpunishment.