The famous Coast to Coast adventure race sees individuals and teams cross the width of the South Island from Kumara Beach on the West Coast to New Brighton Beach in Christchurch. This year some 615 athletes took part, including a group representing their schools. School teams and individuals entries are listed below. Strong performances were displayed by all schools that entered, particularly on the first cycle and run leg on day one.
Team THS Hensman's Warriors from Taradale High School were the first Tandem School team home and were a credible 22nd overall in the men’s two-day tandem category in a time of 15:52:53.
Team Waimeaone representing Waimea College were the first Three-Person School home and were third team home out of a starting field of 37, in a time of 13.03.27. Team Greymouth High School were sixth just back in 13.23.22.
The schools section of the Coast to Coast is growing. View the event website http://www.coasttocoast.co.nz/ for more information.
Photographer John Caswell covered the 2016 Coast to Coast and took some great shots of many of the secondary school competitors in action. See some photos below and visit his Facebook page for more https://www.facebook.com/Caswell-Images-181060428584221/?fref=ts
2016 Coast to Coast: School entries:
School 3-Person Teams
Greymouth High School: Ben Williams, Max Rubbo and George Rubbo
Waimeaone (Waimea College): Finn Mitchell, Cameron Jone, Daniel Reid
The Fantastic 3 (Dunstan High School): Chris Hill, Max Collier, Sam Portegys
Mount Hutt College: Mark Wilson, Lily Spittal, Joseph Todhunter
School Tandem Teams
THS Hensman's Warriors (Taradale High School): Zayne Jennings, Matt Durrant
THS Baino's Babes (Taradale High School): Abby Macredie, Kaya Shiomi
THS Marshal's Muppets (Taradale High School): Tom Webb, Dylan Sherwood
Kura Kaikohe Mahoe: Rodney Benan-Kitto, Henare Karepe
Taradale Babes (Taradale High School): Kayten Betts, Mikayla Mead
Kura Kaikohe Kakariki: Tumanako Pawa, Kona Ariki Hippolite
C2C Rangers 1 (Aranui College): Bryce Adamson (with Emily Miazga and Steve Gurney as mentors)
C2C Rangers 2 (Aranui College): Taitama Tukaki (with Nathan Fa'avae as mentor)
School Two-Day Individual
Wilbur Morrison (Christ's College)
School One-Day Mountain Run
Grace Faulkner (Roncalli College)
Jack Chapman (Christchurch Boys' High School)
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