Findlaters Yamaha owner Chris Evans, under the watchful eye
of Sport Clutha co-ordinator Tiny Carruthers, tests the
Bauer Express mountain bike for which athletes taking part
in the Clutha Country Summer Series will be in the draw to
win. Photo by Helena de Reus.
A summer series of sport and recreation events created to
encourage more people to get active more often begins this
weekend in Clutha.
The Clutha Country Summer Series began in 2008 and is
designed to offer a simple group of fitness events for all
The series will begin at Kaka Point on Sunday then move to
Milton on February 3 and Lawrence on February 10 before
finishing in Tapanui on February 17.
Participants can enter the run, walk, triathlon or duathlon,
with the latter two events also allowing teams of two or
three to take part.
Sport Clutha co-ordinator Tiny Carruthers said interest in
multisport was growing.
''We have really achievable distances, good for a range of
There are four age categories - primary, secondary, open and
Those entered in at least three of the four stages will be in
the draw for a Bauer Express mountain bike donated by
The winner of the bike will be announced at the final stage
in Tapanui on February 17.
Findlaters Yamaha owner Chris Evans said he was happy to
support the event, and planned to take part this weekend.
Mr Carruthers said the summer series was well supported by
Findlaters Yamaha, SouthRoads, Big River Radio and the
Community Wellness programme.
Entries must be made on the official entry form, which is
available at Sport Clutha's office at the Cross Recreation
Centre or by logging on to www.sportotago.co.nz.