Rewarding finishing Coast to Coast

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First-timer Hamish Elliott competed and finished third in the Kathmandu Coast to Coast two-day event at the weekend.
Elliott said he was happy to complete the event and in doing so did not discount more in the future. “I think I will do another one, as long as I can balance it around work like I have with this one,” Elliott said. Twenty-two-year-old Elliott, of Otapiri Gorge, Mandeville, said he was inspired by his sister, who completed the event last year. Elliott finished first in his section for competitors aged 18-39 with a time of 12 hours 58 minutes. There were many highlights during the race for the runner. “I got a prize for having the fastest run time over Goat Pass, which is a 30.5km leg of the event,” he said. The event started in the West Coast town of Kumara where he biked and ran on the first day, ending the day at Klondyke Corner.
On the second day, he started on the bike before switching to the kayak for the 70km leg of the race down the Waimakariri River.
After the kayak, he jumped back on to the bike for the last leg of his journey to New Brighton. Overall, he travelled 243km for the event.
“I was very happy all the commitment I put in worked out – it felt very rewarding,” he said.