'Canes complete annual pre-season challenge

Last updated 05:00 24/12/2012
Hurricanes
ROSS GIBLIN/Fairfax NZ
HURRIPAINS: Callum Gibbons and Ash Dixon enjoy a well-earned refreshment.

Relevant offers

Super Rugby

Chiefs halfback Finlay Christie cops three-week ban for 'reckless' stamping on opponent's head Richie Mo'unga tests pain threshold and patience as Crusaders prepare for Cheetahs Daryl Gibson has 'got to go' after woeful Waratahs loss: ex-Wallabies coach Alan Jones Chiefs halfback among three players cited in round nine of Super Rugby Red-hot Crusaders off on safari and seeking extension of Super Rugby winning streak Super Rugby: Five things we learned from the Crusaders win over the Stormers Hurricanes and Crusaders on fire as Kiwi teams remain the kings of Super Rugby Lots of practice doesn't make perfect for Highlanders goal-kicker Marty Banks Taranaki lock Leighton Price called into the Blues Super Rugby squad Chiefs look forward to home comforts after finishing tough Super Rugby road trip in ugly fashion

A couple of Hurricanes wider training squad members upstaged some of the big boys in the franchise's annual 24km Surf to Park run-bike-run from Lyall Bay to the Mt Vic lookout.

Manawatu flanker Callum Gibbins and Hawke's Bay hooker Ash Dixon beat the 14-strong field home on Saturday morning, both going under the race record set 12 months ago by James Marshall.

Gibbins' winning time was 58mins 37sec, 33sec in front of Dixon.

Marshall's winning time was just under the hour.

The race used to be quite an event but with the All Blacks excused these days it has lost some of its lustre.

It starts with a 1km run from Lyall Bay, followed by a 21km bike ride to Hay St and finally a punishing 2km hill run to the Mt Vic lookout.

Lock Jeremy Thrush chased home the two rookies and can safely tuck into his Christmas lunch tomorrow with few fears about his fitness.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which 2015 NZ Super Rugby team looks best?

Blues

Chiefs

Crusaders

Highlanders

Hurricanes

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content