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Shaun Collins

New Zealand

Member since: 17 July 2007
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Shaun Collins, along with Phil Wood run Lactic Turkey Events. Since 1996 Lactic Turkey Events have been injecting a little bit of adventure into their participants lives. Lactic Turkey is a small company run by Shaun Collins and Phil Wood, both of whom are active competitors in adventure races, orienteering and many other adventure off-road type events. Shaun and Phil have full time jobs as a Financial Controller and Builder respectively and run Lactic Turkey as a hobby to give something back to the community and sports that they enjoy themselves. Lactic Turkey organises events throughout the year with the aim of getting people into the outdoors, having a go at something that will challenge them physically and for some events mentally as well. Our events are aimed at people of all ages, fitness levels and skills and we actively coach people to improve their skills by holding evening coaching sessions relevant to upcoming events. Events currently organised by Lactic Turkey include: • Wild Moa Multisport event - Rotorua • Wild Turkey Off-Road Half Marathon & 16km – Whatipu • Moro Madness 8 Hour Run/Walk Relay – Riverhead • Hunua Classic Mountain Bike Ride – Waharau/Hunua • Rogaine Series (2 event series) - Waitakere Ranges/Hunua • Night Bush Fun Runs (3 event series) – Waitakere Ranges/Hunua/Okura Walkway • Round Lake Okataina Off-Road Run – Rotorua • Greatest Little Fun Run in the Universe (13/5km Fun run or walk at Huia) • P6 6 hour adventure race – various locations within 90 minutes of Auckland Our participants range in age from small children carried in backpacks to 70 year olds. They mainly represent the Auckland region but also participants from further afar with strong contingents from areas including New Plymouth, Whakatane, Rotorua, Taupo and some from further a field, such as Wellington and the South Island. Our events inspire a real sense of self-belief in the participants when obstacles are overcome. The common profile of a Lactic Turkey competitor is a person that wants to get into the outdoors to experience life and conquer the physical and mental challenges that inevitably arise. We as event organisers are active in outdoor pursuits and enjoy exploring new places.

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Thursday, 11 December 2008
Running 10:43AM
Largest Santa Run in the Southern Hemisphere

AUCKLAND CITY — Last night (Wednesday 10th December) around 250 people dressed up as Santa (and the odd Rudolph), ran or walked a 3km course and claimed the record for the largest Santa Run in the Southern Hemisphere.


Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Sport 2:27PM
New Zealand gets a Santa Run

A new event has been launched - The Wendy's Great New Zealand Santa Run - A 3km fun run/walk around the Viaduct Harbour .


Monday, 14 April 2008
Rogaining 11:00AM
Inaugural Eco City Challenge great success !

The inaugural Eco City Challenge was a great success with 250 people in 83 teams taking part in the navigational challenge (rogaine) around the streets of Waitakere City by foot or bus.


Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Sport 2:14PM
Mayor Bob Harvey Confirmed Starter for Eco City Challenge

WAITAKERE CITY — Mayor Bob Harvey is a confirmed starter in the Inaugural Waitakere Eco City Challenge.


Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Multisport 7:24PM
Wild Moa Multisport event this weekend

BAY OF PLENTY — The 6th annual Wild Moa multisport race will for the first time introduce a 1km swim option for those that prefer to be in the water than on top of it! They will then complete the same stunning 30km mountain bike ride and 15km trail run that has made the course a favourite amongst multisporters for the last 5 years.


Monday, 26 November 2007
Triathlon 1:13PM
New Off-Road Triathlon! - Wild Moa gets a swim option

ROTORUA — In conjuction with the well known Wild Moa Multisport Event there is now a swim option...The Wild Moa Off-Road Triathlon! In its 6th year the Wild Moa Multisport Event is Rotorua's premier multisport event.