Hill-climbers get view hard to beat

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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.

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