Christmas calorie burner

Photo by James Beech.
Photo by James Beech.

More than 300 competitors from around the South took part in the Lake Hayes Tri in perfect summer weather conditions yesterday, watched by as many spectators.

Described as New Zealand's oldest surviving triathlon, it was first held in 1983, and tests individuals and teams in the elite 2XU Olympic Distance Triathlon, the 2XU Sprint Distance Triathlon, New World Duathlon, Lakes Leisure ''Du It'' Challenge and the Southern Sports Podiatry 5km and 10km Trail Runs, held on or near the Lake Hayes Showground.