Another top turnout for Raro X Country

Friday June 29, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports
Brett Cornforth on his way to the finish line at the Rarotonga X Country series race on Wednesday. 18062816 Brett Cornforth on his way to the finish line at the Rarotonga X Country series race on Wednesday. 18062816

Following on from the highest number of competitors last week for the individual race, more than 40 runners turned out for the penultimate relay race in this year’s Rarotonga X Country series.

A total of 14 teams took on the challenge, which was shifted to Apii Rutaki.

After finishing the Raemaru event in third position, Sherid Carter, Dan Reyes and Brett Cornforth were back in the winner’s circle, alongside their newest addition Johannes Nordangard, with a time of 27 minutes and 42 seconds.

Closely following behind them were Teava Maoate and Otea Tommy, who both completed two laps as part of their kayak-training regime. Then in third place was the ever-consistent Brotherton family, finishing in a time of 31 minutes and 31 seconds.

Race organiser Thomas Henderson said the momentum the series has gained was pleasing. “After finishing Raemaru on such a high it is great to see so many newbies we picked up there continuing on with the series.”

Next Wednesday the individual race will again be run at Rutaki, with a start time of 5pm.

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