Monday, February 11, 2013

NZ Extreme Race Series- Kaituna/Wairoa!

The New Zealand 2013 Extreme Race Series has had a cracking start with the first of the two races here in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. The Kaituna time-trial involves 2 combined timed runs down the Kaituna river. On the Saturday the fields were small but strong and with a Kaituna flow of 200's there was more flatwater sections then the previous year. In the Men's race the competition was taken out by Czech Republics Vavra Hradilek, just ahead of Kenny Mutton and Jamie Sutton. In the Women's racing it was Luuka Jones who took the win, just ahead of myself and Louise Urwin in 3rd. On the Sunday we had the Wairoa Extreme Race and this involved a timed race run from the put in to just above first waterfall. In the Mens I think it was Kenny Mutton who won ahead of Jamie (Not totally sure)... 
The Women's was taken out by myself, less than a second ahead of Luuka and Toni George in 3rd. In the Head to Head race it was Kenny Mutton that came out on top ahead of Tyler Fox and Jamie Sutton.  Louise Urwin took the trophy home for the Women's with Toni George in 2nd and Luuka Jones in 3rd!
Some really fun and good racing! I was really stoked to have some clean as lines in some of my runs. Not so stoked on my head to head run where I ended up in the toaster..but all ended well:)
So stoked for Lou Urwin taking out the win and having so many wicked chicks out at the race! It was rad having everyone out there! 
Big thanks to Tyler Fox, Louise Urwin and Brendan Bayley for organising! You guys rock and it wouldn't happen without you. Also thanks to all the sponsors of the event- Bliss-Stick, Andi Uhl (Paddle Power), Waikato Exclusive, Frig etc..
All photo's are credit of 'Dscribe Journalism'

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