Winners from last year’s Motu Challenge Elina Ussher and Daniel Jones are back to defend their titles at the Opotiki multisport event on Saturday 14 October. Whilst Ussher will be back to race for an eleventh title Jones will be back to see if he can claim his second title. Ussher who lives in Nelson is hot favourite despite her veteran status. Last year Ussher beat Hannah Wells and Corrine Smit by over half an hour, having the fastest split times in all stages of the race. U
The Motu Challenge recently asked the Coast to Coast to promote the North Island's toughest Multisport event on 14 November in Opotiki. The promotion included a discounted entry and a chance to win the entry fee back. The lucky team was the 'Short and the Tall of it'. Maree Maclachan and her team mate Michael Kohnson ( we suspect that his name is Johnson - must be a typo on his entry form) will get their entry fee back. The Motu Challenge congratulates the winners and thanks
Thanks to New Zealand Seaweeds (part of New Zealand Manuka Group) one lucky person will win a $200 paragliding prize. But wait there's more! New Zealand Seaweeds are also giving away a special $260 gardening prize which includes a twenty litre container of liquid seaweed (KōFERT Bio-Base) and two 40L Bags of KōLUSH Manuka+Seaweed Garden Mulch. We think New Zealand Seaweeds are awesome. Check them out online.
It's a funny question to me but to the team at Lysaght multisport is in their DNA. Well maybe not their DNA but it's probably on the noticeboard in the office. Lysaght Consultants are sponsoring the youth categories of the Motu Challenge so I asked them why. This is their reply. At Lysaght we encourage each other to keep active bodies and minds. The company promotes and funds sporting events such as multi-sport races, local sporting events and general day to day exercise for
Comments from Race Director Marty Madsen highlight how tough the mighty Motu event is. You’ll feel like someone has taken a jack hammer to your legs! However fellow race organiser Mike van der Boom is quick to point out it’s not all about being tough. The Mighty Motu continues to challenge a wide variety of endurance athletes. The four Motu events cater for most flavours of endurance sport. The Multisport challenge now in its twenty-third year will see some great racing betwe