Gold Rush

Well after 2 and half months in New Zealand — with lots of fun training :) and lots of money spent :( — I finally won a race.  This was one of the most fun multisport races I’ve ever done — a 3 day stage race of about 6 hrs each day through the spectacular scenery of Central Otago, on the South Island. The weather was a huge factor with wind-blown ridges, tough head winds, and hot sun.  For those of you thinking of traveling here to do the Coast to Coast, I’d recommend this one instead — it’s more fun :)

A full race report will come, but here come a few pics and links…

Angus Watson from Christchurch, who beat me the week before at the Mototapu race, came third. This 21-year old student is one to watch in NZ multisport … Here I am trying to chase him down on the rail trail run …

 

Here I am at the start of Day 3 where the group of individual (i.e., non-team) racers were taking it really slow … we all had tired legs !

 

Even though I had a decent lead going in to Day 3, I pushed as hard as I could — racing conservative seemed too risky for me.  It proved to be a good strategy because Brazilian Flavio Vianna was only a few minutes behind me at the finish line of Day 3 !

 

A few stories…

http://www.sportzhub.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16398&Itemid=1

http://www.odt.co.nz/sport/multisport/250787/multisport-goldrush-winner-close-pulling-out

http://www.goldrush.co.nz

Time for recovery and to catch up on work … Heading back to Sweden on 5 April. See ya all soon !

Congrats to Simone for her strong performance — she won the women’s division and came 3rd overall !!

Scott

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