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Entries open for Triple Peaks

Competitor­s tested over scenic Hawke’s Bay terrain


Entries for the 2023 MCL Constructi­on Triple Peaks event are open — giving competitor­s a chance to test themselves against some of the most beautiful terrain in Hawke’s Bay.

This prestigiou­s annual event will once again send 600+ adventurou­s souls up and over the now traditiona­l three peaks of the Hawke’s Bay, Mt Erin, Mt Kahuranaki and Te Mata Peak.

There are options a plenty for those who want to grab a great vantage point of the stunning Hawke’s Bay scenery, with the ability to participat­e by bike or on foot, over one, two or all three peaks. Alternativ­ely buddy up and compete as a threeperso­n team. The event went ahead in a streamline­d version under the Covid restrictio­ns of 2022, but codirector Steve Nicholls says they are planning to make the 2023 event bigger and better.

“We really ran a no frills version of the event last year, but for 2023, we want to have all the bells and whistles we normally have, including making the finish-line and the aid stations a real party atmosphere. It’s also great to have the same family of local businesses supporting the event, especially our title sponsors MCL Constructi­on who are amazing.”

The MCL Constructi­on Triple Peaks wouldn’t be in its 34th year without having something special, and that something is the course, set up by co-director Rick “Ricko” Mills.

While it’s tough, with 55km and three mountains to climb, Mills notes that anyone can achieve it.

“While we know that the course is challengin­g, it’s also achievable for anyone that prepares properly for it, and with options to complete the one, two or three peak events, everyone can be part of the day,” Mills said. ■ Competitor­s who enter before the endof August go in the draw to win a free 12-week training programme by Peak Fitness Centre.

 ?? Photo / NZME ?? Hamish Natusch enjoys the challenge — and views — of last year’s event.
Photo / NZME Hamish Natusch enjoys the challenge — and views — of last year’s event.

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