By PHILIP CHANDLER and TRACEY ROXBURGH
Meet Arrowtown School’s good sports.
For the first time a team from the primary school’s entering Queenstown’s iconic Peak to Peak — running, hopefully, on September 19, Covid-19 restrictions
The Year 8 pupils tackling the multisport race, linking The Remarkables and Coronet Peak skifields, are, from left, skier William Marshall, downhill biker Charlie Manser, kayaker Wyatt Kay, runner Harry Lightfoot and uphill bikers, in turn, Daniel Jeffery and Jack Lucas.
Jack, who’s pulled the ‘Super 6’ team of 12-year-olds together, is the son of local multisporter Tom Lucas, who’ll race alongside all the boys.
That, though, depends on the government’s decision on September 14.
Organisers of the 2020 Peak to Peak have already had to postpone the event from its original date, next Saturday, due to New Zealand being in Alert Level 2.
Media manager Margo Berryman says if Alert Level 2 restrictions are still in place on September 19, the postponement date, the event will need to be cancelled.
If that happens, ‘‘competitors will be refunded their entry fees and the event will not be
The annual event sees individuals and teams race from one ski area to the other, beginning with a 2km ski or board from Curvey Basin to The Remarks road, then a 17km downhill bike to Frankton Beach.
From there it’s a 7km kayak to Queenstown Bay, followed by a 9km run from the CBD to Arthurs Point, and a 9km uphill bike ride to the finish line at Coronet Peak.