CareFirst Taranaki Super Challenge
Friday 22 October 2010, 8:15PM
By Kevin Mace
SUPER CHALLENGE FOR TOP ATHLETES.
Organisers of three endurance events in Taranaki will joint together in 2011 for the inaugural CareFirst Taranaki Super Challenge. All three full events must be completed and all respective event rules apply .These events are very popular fixtures in there own right and attract a huge array of competitors. Open to participants from all around the country.
The challenges are as below:
Challenge One: The Round the Mountain Cycle Ride 153km .15th January 2011.
This provides an outstanding balance of challenge and reward over one of the most unique courses in the world - a circuit of a textbook perfect volcano through prime undulating dairy country with views of some of the world's best surfing coast.
Challenge Two: The Flannagan Cup Swim 3.6km .6th February 2011.
Is an iconic event which has been on the Taranaki calendar since 1916. Set along the beautiful west coast with Mt Taranaki as a backdrop it is a favoured stop for many people on the Open Water Swim circuit. Being a Handicap event makes this race unique and great for swimmers attempting ocean swimming for the first time.
Challenge Three: The Mountain to Surf Marathon 42.2km. 5th March 2011.
A Taranaki event for over 30 years where the competitors enjoy the downhill nature of the course .Starting at the main gates at the Northern Entrance to Mount Taranaki and finishing by the sea at Marine Park, Waitara. This scenic course winds through North Taranaki's undulating countryside.
This Super Challenge has the potential to capture the imagination of the public and those who previously have completed longer multi-sport / ironman type events or aspire to do so in the future. Competitors who complete all three classic events will receive a specially designed finisher’s plaque and the not to be sniffed at bragging rights of being part of that very first Super Challenge. Participants who complete all three events will be acknowledged at the prizing giving after the Mountain to Surf Marathon.
MAKE THIS CHALLENGE REAL AND TICK ANOTHER
BOX OF ACHEIVEMENT IN YOUR SPORTING LIFE.
START TRAINING NOW.
Keep an eye on the following web sites over the next few months for entry details.