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Taumarunui’s Kururau Krusher multisport race

Media Release - Friday 17 January 2014

Whakatane teen sets sights on Taumarunui’s Kururau Krusher multisport race

Sixteen year old Hayden Wilde from Whakatane’s Trident High School may be new to multisport but is undaunted he’s chosen one of the North Island’s most gruelling multisport events as his first full course, the 109km Kururau Krusher.

Wilde already has an impressive running resume, regularly placing in age group results and holding very respectable overall rankings across half marathons, trail runs and duathlons.

While the 2014 Kururau Krusher line-up includes a new 60km duathlon course, the novice multisporter is ready to go the full distance alone, albeit with some nerves for the grade 2 rapids on the 23km Whanganui River kayak.

“I’ve only been in the kayak a couple of months so I’m a bit shaky about the paddle”, admits Wilde.

All traces of nerves seem to stop there with the teen keen to repeat his blistering pace from the 2013 Motu Challenge and post the fastest overall run time for the Kururau Krusher also.

“Overall goal is just to finish” claims Wilde, before adding “and to get the fastest run time”.

There will be stiff competition from the popular team event which attracts a strong local field each year. Race organisers are also keen to see more individual and team multisporters from further afield discovering Taumarunui Multisport Club’s best kept secret.

“It’s always positive to see young ones coming through” says Club Chairperson Ray Wright. “Hopefully this shakes up some of the locals and we see a strong secondary school field”.

Note: The Jilesen Contractors Kururau Krusher is organised by the Taumarunui Multisport Club and is to be held Saturday 22 February 2014. Event options include the full course109km Krusher Multisport (44km Road Cycle, 16km Run, 23km Kayak, 26km MTB), 60km Krusher Duathlon (44km Road Cycle, 16km Run), single leg options and a 10km run/walk. Enter online or download an entry form at www.kururaukrusher.co.nz. Full course descriptions and past results also available online.

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