Roland Neururer will be hoping to defend the Ariki Adventures Raro Challenge title this morning. CITAI/22090911
Nine teams of two triathletes each will take part in the second Ariki Adventures Raro Challenge multisport event this morning.
The race will start at
8am sharp with a 5.7 kilometre Stand Up Paddle Board from Tikioki to Vaimaanga
followed by an 8.4km Cross Island Track which they will complete as a run,
scramble or walk. The final hurdle will be a 48km mountain bike race which
takes in many of the steepest parts of the island, including many off road
sections, water intakes and rugged terrain. The finish line will be at Enua
Manea Hall in Tikioki.
Roland Neururer and Jason
Moorfield set the race record last year – the inaugural year – after finishing
the events with a time of 4:44:51 hours.
Neururer is teaming up with
Matthew Wyatt for the Roll-Mat team while Jason will spearhead Te Awhitu Whanau
with his wife Tarina.
Neururer, who is the
president of the Cook Islands Triathlon Association, said the participants were
“all ready to go and have some fun”.
Bandits – Marama Denny and Richard Denny, Te
Awhitu Whanau – Tarina Moorfield and Jason Moorfield, Rolleston Bucket List –
Roly Rolleston and Maria Rolleston, Roll-Mat – Roland Neururer and Matthew Wyatt,
Gins at 3 – Helena Cook and Nick Shalders, Budgies – David Street and Andrew
Logan, A Team – Alun Dodd and Andrew Whittaker, Maanga – John Engu and Bobby
Datt and TBC – Adrian Hopwood and Chris Stansell.